Here is a list and short description of many of the new products on the market that
were displayed and / or demonstrated at the show…

Avolites Quartz
Avolites went down the “size matters’ route at this year’s PLASA unveiling a brand
new, compact console aimed at the touring market. Quartz is the newest addition to
the Titan Mobile family, complete with on-board processing and a bright, vibrant
12.1’screen’. The Quartz is positioned as the ideal companion for lighting projects
ranging from touring and festivals to clubs and one-offs. It is Avolites’ smallest
fully-featured console.
Avolites distributed by DWR Distribution:

Ayrton NandoBeam S9
The big brother of the NandoBeam S3 and NandoBeam S6 LED moving head
fixtures, offering 55 x 15 W RGBW LED and the same massive zoom range of 8° to
40° in a highly controllable, rock-solid package.

Ayrton MagicRing-R1
This hot-off-the-press addition to the Radical Series offers seven 15W LED RGBW
sources, large 67mm optics and a high intensity output of 3 200 lumens from only
130W of power. Crucially, MagicRing-R1 features the Magical speciality of Ayrton’s
unique continuous pan and tilt to make it one of the fastest, most powerful and
versatile fixtures around.
Ayrton distributed by Sound Harmonics:

Artistic Licence VersaSplit
The VersaSplit is a modular and configurable rack-mount product that promises to
redefine the DMX, Ethernet and radio distribution market. Designed with ultimate
flexibility in mind, VersaSplit can be a radio distribution system one day, and a DMX
splitter or Ethernet node the next.

Clay Paky Mythos
The Mythos is a highly advanced form of hybrid light. Firstly, it is a 470 W lamp
spotlight, which produces an outstanding large light beam, featuring a zoom that
ranges from 4˚ to 50 ˚. Light beam is sharp with perfectly defined edges, from the
first millimetres after the front lens right along its entire length. The zoom is
optimised for focusing, which is separate from that of the fixed and rotating gobos.
Its movements are smooth, fast and very quiet. Mythos also features a completely
redesigned indexed visual effect disc, which may be superimposed on all the gobos
– six rotating and 18 fixed – both in and out of focus.

Clay Paky SuperSharpy
An ACL beam-type moving head featuring a 470 W, 7 800 K lamp that is three times
brighter than the Sharpy. The SuperSharpy’s light reaches never-seen-before mid-
air distances, making it the first low-wattage beam light that can properly challenge
a searchlight. The product also provides seven rotating gobos, 18 fixed gobos, a
rotating prism, CMY, colour wheels, CTO, CTB and more.

Clay Paky Stormy
The Stormy uses the latest LED technology, but retains all the charm of a classic
strobe. The light source is a strip of powerful white LEDs, which perfectly emulate a
bright Xenon linear lamp. The flash effect is actually enhanced since the Stormy is
equipped with a parabolic reflector, like a classic strobe, and does not project the
light directly forwards like other LED strobes do. The frequency, duration and
intensity of the pulse are fully digitally controlled, and these parameters are even
independently adjustable, which is impossible with a xenon lamp strobe. The light
turns on and off instantly, creating the jerky movement illusion. It also comes with
RGBW LEDs, which are able to flash in any colour.
Clay Paky distributed by DWR Distribution:

Chauvet Iluminarc Next NXT-1
A pixel-mapping panel with 25 quad-colour RGBW LEDs, the Next NXT-1 combines
fast pan / tilt movement with a tight 6 ˚ beam angle to create brilliant in-motion
displays that will mesmerise audiences. The ultra-bright output allows its sharp
pixel-mapped images to cut through haze and washes on stage and deliver
maximum punch at long throws, when used as an LED wash. This product was
engineered to make the programming process fast and easy for users of all
technical skill levels. The panel is equipped with an incredibly versatile virtual gobo
wheel stocked with static patterns and alpha-numeric characters, allowing designers
to create text displays and eye-popping effects quickly and effortlessly.

Chauvet Epix Series Epix Tile 2.0
New to the Epix series is the Epix Tile 2.0, a user-friendly fixture that makes it easy
for lighting professionals to add high quality pixel-mapping video content to their
designs. It is designed to work seamlessly with other members of the Epix 2.0
series, and is square shaped and contains 160 tri-colour (red, green, blue) SMD
LEDs. Featuring a 25mm pixel pitch, the Epix Tile 2.0 boasts high output, excellent
colour rendering and a wide 120 ˚ viewing angle, making it ideal for creating bright,
bold, exciting motion graphics displays.

Chauvet Intimidator Spot 355Z IRC
A bright moving head with motorised focus and zoom for crisp gobo and beam
changing effects. Seven installed gobos plus the wedding six pack give you plenty of
options for creating a unique look for every event. Built-in automatic programs
along with move-in-black capability make programming with a Chauvet DMX
controller as easy as can be.

Chauvet Intimidator Wave IRC
A magnificent moving light array with five independently controlled heads that
project narrow, razor sharp beams of lights. Each moving head has a bright quad-
colour LED for infinite colour-mixing capabilities. The light can be operated with the
control panel, or the optional Chauvet IRC-6 remote control. Up to four of these
lights can be linked together as one to create stunning coordinated effects.
Chauvet Professional distributed by Audiosure:

ETC Source Four LED Series 2: Daylight HD and Tungsten HD

The Daylight HD is for variable cool light 4 000K to 6 500K, and Tungsten HD is for
adjustable warm light 2 700K to 4 500K. Suitable for on-camera use, these lights
operates flicker-free, even at high speeds. They work quietly and dim smoothly, so
they won’t disrupt the action on the set. The arrays benefit from this colour
expertise. The luminaires have tint control, so designers can tweak the colour,
warming it up or cooling it down, to perfectly illuminate individual skin tones. The
luminaires allow designers incredible control over colour quality. They can use
preset colour temperature settings that can be transferred from fixture to fixture,
and use the user interface or a console to experiment with individual control of each
LED colour in the mix.
ETC distributed by Prosound:

Green Hippo Hippotizer V4
Thanks to a new hardware platform, V4 offers a district leap in performance with
increased outputs that support resolutions to 4K and beyond. Version 4 bears the
fruit of Green Hippo’s dedication to software development including FlexRes, built in
3D visualiser, SHAPE integration, all new output management and a re-designed
user interface. Every V4 system features front panel indications of system status,
as well as removable hard drives as part of the STRATA Caddy System. Inside,
Hippotizer V4 includes all Solid State Drives as standard and the latest graphics
technology to deliver high performance.
Green Hippo distributed by Electrosonic SA:

High End Systems Road Hog 4
The Road Hog 4 has a 22-inch multi-touch display in a compact package, and with
networking and Art-Net outputs. The programming interface remains familiar with
the minutest of changes to allow for the compact chassis allowing the user to
transition across the whole range without sacrificing work flow. It features an
unlimited number of simultaneous crossfades, four encoders for an expanded
wheelset, twelve user keys, and 10 playback faders.

High End Systems Shapeshifter
Offering awesome power, incredible speed and total flexibility, Shapeshifter is the
new and innovative range from High End Systems. Seven independently controlled
modules housed in one moving fixture create a multitude of highly defined beams
coming together to form an amazing array of effects from the incredibly bold to the
ultra-subtle. All elements of the fixture are lightning fast giving the designer the
largest palette of creative options available, all from one fixture.
High End Systems distributed by Stage Audio Works:

Lab.gruppen PLM+
PLM+ is a new touring platform that offers all of the unique performance
characteristics, flexibility, and raw power of the 20000Q, but with twice the
processing power, twice the throughput and a whole host of additional features and
improvements designed to deliver real world benefits and make the life cycle of any
production easier, smoother and more efficient, from the system design stage,
operating, through to the final load out. PLM+ range offers two models – PLM20k44
and the PLM12k44 – each combining a true 4in/4out configuration for audio IO as
well as four modules of Lake Processing. The new PLM+ platform offers four analog
inputs, four AES inputs, four power outputs, four Lake Contour modules, 8×8 Dante
I/O, two port 1GB network switch, and dual redundancy. A total of up to 16 inputs
can be routed to a PLM+ device, allowing audio format conversion from one input
type to another, and then delivering these inputs to other devices in the system.
Matrixing / summing of inputs can be achieved and controlled within the Lake
environment, an environment expected by most engineers at front of house or
monitors, where using a tablet computer, they can tune, monitor and drive their
Lab.gruppen distributed by Technology Inovated Distribution:

Philips Selecon RAMA LED Fresnel
Designed for 230 v operation, the RAMA LED Fresnel combines the superior control
and light quality of a Philips Selecon Fresnel but with added LED advantages. It
provides an adjustable cone of light, has a soft edge and is easily blended with
adjacent beams to provide even illumination. A key benefit of the exciting new
luminaire is that it is no longer necessary to change lamps and as a 3 000 K LED
source, designers can use colour filters, in a similar way to a tungsten unit. It is
also the ideal tool for general stage lighting as it has a smooth dimming curve and
offers significant reductions in power consumption over traditional 1/1.2kW
Tungsten Halogen luminaires. The RAMA LED Fresnel has the advantage of requiring
only a single channel of control, just like a regular tungsten Fresnel.

Philips Showline SL BAR 510
The SL BAR 510 sees the unique quick connect system offered in the SL NITRO
range and the SL BAR 520, meaning all three ranges of luminaires can be easily
interconnected providing unlimited design possibilities. Each of the four
homogenized RGBW LED cells in the SL BAR 510 deliver flat, even, fully blended
washes of colour. The high output LED luminaire easily adapts to any production
environment as it retains a traditional light source appearance. In addition, it is
available with versions of fixed 60 and 28º beam angle, providing uniform colour
mixing and illumination for a wide variety of applications. Offering multiple cells of
control, each luminaire can provide dynamic looks and chases.

Philips Showline SL eSTRIP 10
The SL eSTRIP 10 is the latest addition to the Showline eSeries family. Ten cells of
homogenized RGBW emulate the traditional halogen strip light effect, with reduced
power consumption, lower heat output and minimal maintenance. Each cell can be
controlled individually for maximum flexibility, or in groups, as the SL eSTRIP 10
can be easily configured to suit almost any design requirement.

Philips Showline SL BEAM 100
The new SL BEAM 100 luminaire delivers a bright homogenous beam with three
independent zones of control, allowing users to create unique designs on the front
of the luminaire, and its seven RGBW 15-watt LEDs deliver over 1 500 lumens of
output and a crisp edged beam. The zoom range of 5º to 45º provides designers
with the freedom to use the SL BEAM 100 as a narrow beam light special with
defined edges, or as a wash luminaire with a flat, even field. In addition, as with
every Showline luminaire, it utilises the Harmonize Colour Calibration system. This
revolutionary process ensures colour matching not only between luminaires but also
between individual pixels.

Philips Strand Lighting NEO console<br>
This console starts with the inclusion of many timesaving features, allowing the
user to program faster and more accurately. Icons and Shutter controls are
represented graphically on the display, saving time and presenting meaningful data
to the operator. Floating Windows allow the operator to configure their views their
way, making it easier to find information. Effects are revolutionized, with “Time
Line’ features, allowing drag and drop to create that perfectly timed sequence. The
show is even secured on a “Mission Critical’ grade SQL server, ensuring no data loss
in those critical moments. Boot time is massively reduced with high speed solid
state disk drives, making the NEO lighting control console robust for everyday and
touring use.

Philips VariLite VL4000 spot
Exciting features include its high-resolution optics, which ensure remarkable centre-
to-edge focusing and an unprecedented contrast ratio, and a 5:1 zoom covering an
amazing 9 to 47 degrees without sacrificing output or clarity. The VL4000 Spot also
boasts an entirely new colour mixing system, which is ultra-smooth whether
operating in a slow fade or instant snap, as well as variable CTO colour temperature
correction and dual five-position colour wheels. The dual opposing fixed colour
wheels achieve unique colour effects, providing a multitude of combinations.
Philips distributed by DWR distribution:

Robe BMFL Spot
The Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) has a custom light source specially
designed for Robe that produces a staggeringly powerful 250 000 lux at 5 metres.
Despite its power and comprehensive feature set, it weighs just 36 Kgs and has a
compact body profile. The lamp produces light at a CRI of 92. This combined with a
refined optical system and 5 – 55 degree zoom results in a crisp, high quality fat
beam that is truly homogenised and without a hotspot. Aimed at long-throw
applications, the newly patented Robe EMS (Electronic Motion Stabiliser) technology,
enables the BMFL Spot to absorb vibrations from music and audio sources, truss
movement, sprung or suspended floors.

Robe miniPointeM
Small, agile and multi-purpose fixture specifically designed to produce sharp beam
and aerial effects. Strikingly bright 2.5° parallel beams with shimmering colours
and static gobo wheel patterns can be multiplied using the new and highly original
Dynamic Flower Effect (DFE) which produces various different flower shapes and
can dramatically change beams and aeriel looks. The fine-tuned short arc Osram
Sirius HRI 140 W RO light source together with the optimized optical system cuts
effortlessly through haze and fog. A smooth variable frost filter and any one of the
13 instantly accessible rich colours can help create fabulously even wash effects,
adding even more creative options to this compact powerful beam, wash and effects

Robe CycPix 12
This easy-to-install wash fixture offers an 8° – 67° zooming optical system and an
array of twelve powerful 15W RGBW multichip LEDs. RGBW colour mixing is
possible for the complete array of LEDs or for each individual pixel, offering an
extensive range of colours from delicate pastels to intense saturates, including a
selection of pre-set calibrated whites, variable CTO and tungsten effects. More
options include a full power strobe effect and very smooth dimming, while the
manual tilt setting allows -50° to 90° adjustment.

Robe ROBIN LEDBeam 1000
Using the latest LED technology, it can be used either as a beam or a wash light.
With flexibility to the fore, it features a unique proprietary optical system with a
zoom of 4 – 60 degrees and full beam control, giving an extremely tight and intense
beam for long throws or a nice smooth even wash. A super-fast pan / tilt is great
for creating spectacular “WOW factor’ effects.

Robe DL4S Profile
Equipped with an enhanced version of Robe’s RGBW LED module for creating
brighter saturated colours and a more powerful output. It boosts the already smooth
colour range, fading and dimming of the DLS profile, and the DL4S also features an
innovative LED driver system, producing an improved and extremely high definition
dimming curve for all R, G, B and W colours with 18 bit resolution. A system of four
fast, smooth, framing shutters has been added within the optical path design of the
proven DLX Spot format.

Robe ROBIN CycFX 4
“Small is beautiful’ has always been a winning mantra for Robe, and the highly
versatile CycFX 4 takes all the flexible parameters of the CycFX 8 and presents it in
a smaller, half size package. Truss or floor-mountable and offering four individually
controllable LEDs, an amazing 8 to 67 degree zoom and lightning-quick movement,
this is an outstanding fixture that is ideal for creating spectacular sweeps and
curtains of light and colour across a stage or an area and also for footlights or
audience “blinder’ effects.

Robe ROBIN PARFect 100
Based on the hugely popular LEDBeam 100 technology, using the same optical
system and light engine in a static housing. The PARFect uses 12 x 15W RGBW LEDs
and has a 7 degree beam angle with the option of additional diffusers to achieve 10,
20 and 45 degrees. A Powercon connector in and out allows 12 or six units (Europe
and US respectively) to be daisy-chained together, and optional accessories include
barn doors and a gel frame.
Robe distributed by DWR Distribution:

Robert Juliat Merlin followspot
The Merlin is the culmination of an ambitious project to produce a powerful, rugged
followspot for the touring market. With an output that belies its 2 500 W HMI lamp
and a massive 3°-12° beam range, Merlin covers both long and medium throw
ranges in one unit. It delivers a performance that outshines the ever-increasing
power of LED lighting and videowall backlighting, while newly designed bodywork
ensures Merlin is easy to install and maintain, tough enough for the road and
supremely tourable. Merlin has been created to reflect the specific requirements of
those working in the touring, live music and large event market – indoors and out.
Robert Juliat distributed by DWR Distribution: