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Luminex Brings GigaCore 10 Networking Switch to the Masses

Luminex Brings GigaCore 10 Networking Switch to the Masses

Back at ProLight+Sound 2017 in Frankfurt Germany, Luminex gave a sneak peak to their latest offering in the entertainment network product range, the GigaCore 10.  Why get excited about a networking switch?  In our industry, EVERYTHING is going to be networked. While experienced technicians may have a good handle on computer networking, Luminex has developed […]

ETC Expands Ion Offerings, Introduces Ion Xe Consoles

ETC Expands Ion Offerings, Introduces Ion Xe Consoles

ETC has added two new control surfaces to their popular Ion lineup of lighting control products, the Ion Xe Consoles.  They feature a compact footprint that work with the entire line of Eos control products.  The Ion Xe is available in two output counts; 3K, (which is the base unit) and the 12k, (The expanded […]

MA Lighting Releases grandMA2 Software Version 3.3.4.1

MA Lighting Releases grandMA2 Software Version 3.3.4.1

Happy Labor Day USA!  While North America takes a three day weekend to celebrate the unofficial end of the summer season, the Germans in Paderborn have been hard at work fixing bugs and releasing the latest software version to the industry leading lighting control system, the grandMA 2. Towards the beginning of the summer, MA Lighting […]

ETC OFFICIALLY Launches New Console: Gio @5

ETC OFFICIALLY Launches New Console: Gio @5

Face it, ETC has a strong hold on the Theatre market.  Hell, it’s in their name.  With the launch of the Gio @5 and the latest version of the Eos family software, ETC is looking to expand into other areas of the entertainment industry. At LDI2016, ETC not only introduced a new logo, but also […]

VEZÉR: A Timeline Based Software For Control & Automation

VEZÉR: A Timeline Based Software For Control & Automation

It is a scary thought, but how would you like to control EVERYTHING from a single application? Vezér enables control and synchronization of any MIDI, OSC or DMX enabled environments – realtime video softwares, lighting rigs, etc. – through the use of timeline based automation. MIDI MIDI type Tracks in Vezér allows sending of MIDI […]

Win a Trip to USITT or the Hemsley Portfolio Review

Win a Trip to USITT or the Hemsley Portfolio Review

Our good friends at 4Wall Lighting and Stage Directions Magazine have an amazing contest aimed at college students. The contest is simple, program some cues, video record it and submit it by February 26th. Of course there are some additional requirements that you can read through below. The winner has their choice of either attending […]

Philips Entertainment Set To Go CRAZY at ProLight + Sound 2014

Philips Entertainment Set To Go CRAZY at ProLight + Sound 2014

Things are getting exciting this Spring, Late WINTER. With ProLight + Sound right around the corner, the preview emails are flowing in.  One that caught my attention, this one, from Philips Strand, Vari-Lite, Showline and Selecon.  As a whole, they are launching some pretty interesting new products.  The thing that caught my attention in this […]

Need a Martin M2GO? Call Christie Lites, They have 200!

Need a Martin M2GO? Call Christie Lites, They have 200!

If you are looking to rent a Martin M2GO lighting console and wonder where you could get one. Your first call should probably be Christie Lites. The Canadian company just invested in 200 of these bad boys for their rental stock. This is ON TOP of there 50 MA Lighting grandMA onPC Wings they just […]

Vari-Lite Releases Software Update for VLX for Individual Cell Control

Vari-Lite Releases Software Update for VLX for Individual Cell Control

Have you played with the VLX3 Wash, the little brother to the original VLX Wash? In the VLX3 Wash, you are able to individual control the three LED cells. A feature that I personally like. Vari-lite is offering a free software update to the original VLX Wash that allows users the individual control of the […]

ETC to Launch New Console, Eos Titanium and v2.0 Eos Software ahead of USITT

ETC to Launch New Console, Eos Titanium and v2.0 Eos Software ahead of USITT

Ready for a bombshell? ETC is getting ready to launch their new flagship console in the Eos family, the Eos Titanium or Ti. At first glance it looks A LOT like the Gio. But it has the full fledged power and characteristic, (Plus more) that we have come to love and demand from the top […]

Martin Launches “Become a Star” 2013 Contest

Martin Launches “Become a Star” 2013 Contest

Martin Professional just launched their “Become a Star” Young Lighting Designer Contest for 2013. Martin Professional is offering budding lighting designers and technicians the chance of a lifetime via a Young Lighting Designer Contest for Prolight + Sound. The prize? A brand new Martin M2PC lighting controller! The winner of the “Become a Star- Young […]

Transparent Touch-Sensitive Displays; A Programmers Dream?

Transparent Touch-Sensitive Displays; A Programmers Dream?

Admit it, we all love toys.  The biggest adult toy trade show has to be the Consumer Electronic Show, (CES).  It is taking place this week in Las Vegas. Every year, I make plans to go and then something comes up. So next year will be the year! Since I wasn’t able to go, I […]