|Jands Pty. Limited. has announced the appointment of AC Lighting (Canada) Ltd as exclusive North American distributor for the complete range of Jands lighting products. Speaking about the change of distribution for USA and Canada Paul Mulholland CEO of Jands said "Our products were previously distributed in the USA by ACT Lighting of Agoura Hills California. However, recently both ACT and Jands have moved in different directions and we mutually agreed to end our association."
"Jands has had a long standing relationship with AC Lighting in the UK and Europe and we look forward to being a part of their plans for expansion into Canada and the USA," Mulholland added.
Jands also announced that the company has updated the Vista lighting console shown on the AC Lighting booth at the LDI show 2003. The Vista dispenses with touch screens, keyboards and tedious number-crunching in favour of a pen and a huge colour screen. Another major innovation is the inclusion of a timeline that lets programmers see what's happening in their design in relation to time. At LDI Jands will unveil further enhancements to the Vista timeline including summary by fixture and feature views and the integration of audio tracks to aid pre-show programming.
Other features include a generic fixture model that takes the hassle out of changing fixtures, splitable fader banks and a host of user-definable buttons and assigned encoder wheels.
In addition to the large format Vista 4 shown at PLASA, the Vista 2 and Vista PC consoles were also unveiled. Other Jands consoles on display included the Event 4 and ESPII.