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Strand launches dimming solutions and extends Palette range of consoles

At LDI show 2006 Strand Lighting introduced the A21 dimmer rack and three new consoles in its Palette range which had been launche at USITT 2006.
The Classic Light Palette offers Palette OS graphical interface in a compact console. Each desk supports two standard dual playbacks and 12 submaster/playbacks. Dual video displays provide key data for programmers and a point and click graphical interface speeds production.
Building on the Classic hardware the Light Palette Live console adds 48 submasters allowing users to quickly run a live performance with lots of hands on control. Like the Classic the Live console supports 3000 control channels and moving light attributes. Expansion software allows the system to grow to up to 8000 channels and Attributes to control even the largest rigs.
The Light Palette VL offers 24 submasters and a 100 key keypad that allows the rapid selection of moving lights, control channels providing easy touch selection and programming for moving lights. The VL like the rest of the range also supports large touchscreen panels for added control and flexibility.
The next generation handheld remote for the whole Palette range provides users with more portable control than ever. Pocket Palette offers a cue sheet, remote submaster control, channel level displays plus a lamp check and focus remote functionality. Pocket Palette runs on an industrial wireless handheld platform.
The new A21 wall mount dimmer rack is the first new product from Strand that offers IGBT dimming in addition to standard SCR dimming technology. The replacement for the popular Environ series dimmer racks A21 is a modular dimming system that supports a wide range of dimmers suitable for dimming fluorescent, incandescent and low voltage loads. Convection cooled these racks provide quiet, low maintenance light control for a host of applications. The new racks are fully integrated into Strand's family of dimming and control products and support ShowNet Ethernet, Outlook, and Premiere architectural controls as well as all of Strand's entertainment control systems. A21 is available for use in 120 and 277 volt systems.
The new R21 and S21 family of powered raceway products garnered considerable attention at LDI. The S21 series are standard products that support either 6 X 1.2kW dimmers or 3 X 2.4kW dimmers. Powered Raceway is a made to order system that features IGBT dimming, integrated ShowNet networking and the ability to provide network based remote processor access. All of these systems fully integrate with C21 dimming systems and A21 dimmer racks.
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