Current Category: #LDI2009

Robert Juliat Releases the Aledin LED Profile Into the Wild

Robert Juliat Releases the Aledin LED Profile Into the Wild

Remember that “project” Robert Juliat showed off at LDI in a back room under special invite?  Looks like the “project” has been turned into a final product and is getting ready to ship! Here is more from the Press Release: The Aledin™ is the first product of its type to achieve significant output AND superlative […]

ETC Introduces SmartBar 2

ETC Introduces SmartBar 2

Back during LDI 2009, ETC, (Electronic Theatre Controls) demonstrated their update to the SmartBar series of portable dimmers, the SmartBar 2.  I don’t know how I missed it at the show, but I did. No worries though, more from ETC on the SmartBar 2. The SmartBar 2 provides an integrated dimming and fixture-mounting solution for […]

iSquint Podcast – Episode 4 – ETC at LDI

iSquint Podcast – Episode 4 – ETC at LDI

In this, the fourth episode of the iSquint Podcast, I got a chance to sit down with Anne Valentino and David Lincecum for ETC, (Electronic Theatre Controls) at LDI in Orlando Florida. Anne and David explained how the Eos family of desks were developed and how they listened to the lighting community to design the […]

TourTek Truss Management System

TourTek Truss Management System

Back at LDI 2009, I got a chance to see some great new products, one of which is the Truss management System from TourTek.  If you have ever ran cables over truss, you know how much “fun” it can be.  Not only do you have to make sure that you fan outs are at the […]

iSquint Podcast: Episode 3 – Squintin’ at the grandMA2

iSquint Podcast: Episode 3 – Squintin’ at the grandMA2

In this, the third episode of the iSquint Podcast, I got a chance to sit down with Brian Dowd and Joe Cabera from ACT Lighting to talk about the grandMA2 lighting desk. Joe and Brian were kind enough to take time out of their very busy trade show duties to sit down and explain to […]

Published in this Months Issue of PLSN

Published in this Months Issue of PLSN

During LDI this year, I had one heck of a crazy schedule with meetings, lunches, dinners, parties, product demos and of course walking the show floor for two days straight. One of the highlights of my trip was sitting down and having a lovely dinner and chat with the Editor of PLSN, (Projection Lights & […]

Dr. DMX Develops Green Dimmers

Dr. DMX Develops Green Dimmers

Leave it to the good doctor, Doctor DMX, aka Doug Fleenor Designs, (DFD) to develop a new and interesting product for LDI this year.  We all know that Doug Fleenor Design comes out with some pretty remarkable DMX products like the DMX/RDM Coffee Pot and  the DMX-a-Sketch at past LDI’s.  This year was no let […]

ConsoleCocktails Releases Cocktail #3 – Squintin’ at the grandMA2

ConsoleCocktails Releases Cocktail #3 – Squintin’ at the grandMA2

During LDI 2009, I got a chance to visit one of the busiest rooms during the week long conference and show at the Orlando Convention Center, The grandMA2 Demo and Training room. I sat down and did an interview with Joe Joe Cabrera ][ and Brian Dowd from ACT Lighting for a future episode of […]

Jands Vista Preparing to Release Byron Into the Wild

Jands Vista Preparing to Release Byron Into the Wild

Back at PLASA 09, Jands Vista introduced their latest software upgrade to their Vista line of consoles, Byron.  Jands had demo’s of Byron running at LDI 09, but alas, I did not get a chance to see Byron running in person.  But since then, I have meet Byron and he is a pretty cool dude, […]

ESP Vision’s Early Christmas Present – Version 3.0 on Sale!

ESP Vision’s Early Christmas Present – Version 3.0 on Sale!

During LDI 2009 , I wrote about ESP Visions announcement of Version 3.0 release with the great news that the software will run nativily on a Mac. Well, I just received an email from Lighting and Sound America that ESP Vision has an early Christmas present for everyone! ESP Vision is giving you an early […]

Avolites Introduces Tiger Touch Lighting Console

Avolites Introduces Tiger Touch Lighting Console

During LDI 2009, I got a chance to stop by and take a close look at Avolites latest lighting desk, the Tiger Touch.  The Tiger Touch is a “hybrid” of the of powerful Diamond 4 functionality coupled with the friendly Pearl interface. The desk features a wide screen touch interface that provides an ever evolving […]

Lighting and Electronics Introduced the WorkLite LED

Lighting and Electronics Introduced the WorkLite LED

Lighting and Electronics out of Wappingers Falls New York introduced a new product the their WorkLite series of fixtures, the WorkLite LED at LDI this year. The WorkLite LED uses 2.5 watt, high intensity white LEDs lamps at 150 lumens per LED.  With 18 LEDs, that equals 2,700 lumens of output. The WorkLite produces 6,500 […]