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Lightfactor at PLASA 08

At PLASA 2008, Lightfactor Sales will major on core theatre and live performance orientated products from high profile manufacturers like SGM, LDR and Novalight from Italy; VXCO from Switzerland, SFAT from France and LightProcessor from the UK. Lightfactor is the exclusive UK distributor for all these products.
Giotto Digital 1500 by SGMOne of the highlights from SGM is the new Giotto Digital 1500 fixture which was unveiled at prolight+sound show 2008 in Frankfurt. Using a special patented application of DLP technology, the Giotto Digital 1500 combines digital effects generation with a fully-featured moving head fixture. It offers the features of a moving light with an innovative all-digital system for generating graphic effects, whilst maintaining fundamental features like fast movement, brightness, control standards and compact dimensions.
Giotto Digital 1500 can be used to create completely customizable all-digital graphic effects. It transcends the restrictions of standard gobos and offers an almost endless library of images and clips extremely quickly using BMP, JPG and AVI-MPEG4 files.
Other hot SGM products will include their PALCO 3 and 5 and PALCO 3 Mobile LED wash units, the IP65 Genio Fixed and Genio Mobile LED ‘bricks’. A separate area from the Giotto Digital will feature the full complement of SGM’s Idea range of moving lights, consisting of the Idea Spot 150 and Idea Spot and Wash 250 - compact mono-armed moving head fixtures designed for high performance at a great quality/price ratio. Joining them are the new 575 Spot and Wash units, plus the high specification Scan 250 and the new and very affordable Idea strobe 1500 DMX.
On the LDR area of the stand there will be a selection of new products, including a complete range of pole operated fresnels, built around LDR’s Nota/Tono and Soffio/Suono D fresnels, and the new pole operated Inno 1K flood. These are offered with four different lamp wattages - 1/1.2 and 2/2.5 kW halogen - 150W and 250W discharge.
There will be the first showing of the new LDR Xpress 13, 19, 25 colour scrollers which are now ready to ship. Lightfactor will also focus on LDR’s Canto range of follow spots and their various architectural luminaires.
Launched at the show will be LightProcessor's LP RCBO Paradim dimmer, offering all the features and values of the standard Paradims, with an RCBO on each channel for compliance with the new 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671). There is now also a wall mounted socketed Cee 17 Paradim which can be supplied with MCB, RCBO or Double Pole breakers.
Also highlighted is the full range of LightProcessor Location dimmers – a portable dimming solution for the film, TV and events industries including 6 x 10 and 6 x 16 Amp versions, complete with Cee 17’s fitted on the rear, plus a 3 x 25A and a 1 x 63A module.
Location dimmers come with integral mains lead, local control plus DMX and analogue inputs, plus multifunction back lit LCD display, and are designed as a complete ‘ready-to-go’, out of the box, plug-in-and-play dimming system. LightProcessor’s popular QCommander and Zip lighting desks will be demonstrated on the stand, along with the full range of LP Dimension and Paradim touring and installation dimmers.
nova-flower by NovalightAs Novalight’s UK distributor, Lightfactor has enjoyed considerable success with its high powered High-Ground and Nova-Flower range of moving lights, which will feature on the stand. The DMX-controlled Novalight High-Ground uses a 2,000W MSR light source and outputs 174,000 lumens. The moving yoke version pans 540° in 3.2 seconds and tilts 262° in 2.9 seconds, making it a very agile fixture. The unit offers five dichroic colours and white, plus shutter and strobe effects; another advantage is that there's no central black hole when the beam is opened to maximum.
The new Nova-Flower is the first full programmable ‘flower effect’ with full DMX controllable pan, tilt, colour shutter plus other standard features. Using a 1200W light source, this moving yoke fixture is a companion to the Novalight High-Ground, with CMY mixing, rotating reflector, pan/tilt and remote lamp re-strike. Nova-Flower is trolley mounted for rapid rigging onto a truss, and can also be used in stand alone mode programmed via the display buttons on it’s base. It has a weather-resistant IP 43 rating.
Lightfactor is now distributing French manufacturer SFAT’s range of modular effects generators – all of which fit on to the same power bases. Available heads include Wind, Snow, Foam, Jet Foam, Confetti, Flame, Airtube (inflatable) and Mist. Lightfactor can supply all the relevant fluids needed to go into these machines plus a full range of fog fluids.
From Swiss-based VXCO, Lightfactor highlights their PC-DMX lighting controller, the DMXCreator 1024+ and other VXCO interfaces. New for PLASA will be the latest VXCO software featuring a new, easy-to-use front end for lighting operators. The stand alone DMXCreator 1024+ unit will have a new Zone feature, allowing the control of different areas in a building from one stand alone box.
DMXCreator 1024 + is the first USB-DMX512 interface to provide 1024 output channels and 512 input channels. The 1024 output channels are on two universes and the 512 input channels on two 5-pin Neutrik XLR outputs and one 5-pin Neutrik XLR input. The DMX interface connects to the USB 1.0 or 2.0 plug-and-play port of a computer and needs no external power supply unless used in stand-alone mode. The DMXCreator1024+ additional features include the USB 2.0 interface, 2 DMX universes out (1024 channels) and 1 x DMX universe in (512 channels); integrated audio circuit for beat detection; DMX record function, USB bus and powered/external power supply. In stand alone mode, the device can store unlimited cues and different chases (over 1,000,000 scenes!) into the interface box. It has an SD card memory slot (taking up to 2Gb cards), a 9-pin DSUB for external playback of up to 8 different cues, scenes or chases plus MIDI and PS-2 Keyboard connector for outputting the chases and sequences in stand-alone mode.
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