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A.C. Entertainment Technologies Showcases Leading Innovations at PLASA

1st September 2008

PLASA 08 provides the perfect platform for A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (formerly known as A.C. Lighting Ltd.), to reinforce its new name and wide range of industry products and related services.

The company’s stand (F24) features leading brand innovations from its four specialist divisions - A.C. Lighting, A.C. Audio, A.C. Rigging and A.C. Video - as well as providing specialist knowledge on applications using these technologies.

A.C. Lighting will be showcasing a selection of innovations across its range of traditional and intelligent lighting fixtures, control, dimming and power distribution, effects, cables and connectors.

As the worldwide distributor for Chroma-Q®, the stand will feature the brand’s complete range of LED innovations for all types of entertainment and architectural lighting applications. The range includes the launch of the new Color Span™ – a configurable low profile, ultra bright LED fixture for indoor/outdoor wall wash, cove, effects and feature lighting applications in the architectural and entertainment sectors.

The Color Span gives lighting designers, specifiers and end users the flexibility to specify the fixture to meet their particular application needs, including selecting from a choice of IP rating, body length, body colour, LED colours, and optics options.

With Color Span you can specify for indoor (IP20) or outdoor (IP67) use, choose the body length, and one of 10 body colours, including stock Black, White or Silver. Next, specify the LED colours from RGBA, single colour Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Cool White, Warm White, or any colour combination. Finally, choose from narrow, medium or wide beam angle optics.

As well as benefitting from the Chroma-Q LED range’s high quality components and innovative technologies, other features include a very powerful 1500 lumens output per 1.2 meters, ultra slim design, smooth linear dimming curve, versatile angle mounting bracket and optional 4-channel RGBA (*Magic Amber) configuration for achieving a warmer colours range and superior colour rendition. The highly efficient solid state technology also enables the Color Span to wash a 21.6 meter long wall from just a single wall outlet, and features individual LEDs arranged in sets of 4 channel control circuits for greater programming flexibility. The Color Span can be controlled via DMX or a standalone mode featuring 99 pre-programmed looks and effects, and is connected via RJ45/Ethercon to a choice of power supplies for up to 6 or 18 full-length fixtures.

The recently launched Color Punch™ features a very punchy 1250 lumens output, providing super bright lighting results from a compact fixture. It's also IP65 rated for use on temporary outdoor events and features a built-in power supply and choice of stand-alone or DMX-controlled effects modes, making setup quick and easy. Other products include the Color Split™ with dual side-by-side RGBA cells, offering users a choice of bold single colour or dramatic split colour effects, and the industry proven Color Web™ and Color Block™ modular LED visual effects display systems, offering endless design possibilities.

All Chroma-Q® LED products are licensed by Color Kinetics and Nexxus Lighting. *Magic Amber is the term used for the unit’s ability to bring in Amber when mixing colours that require it. The Chroma-Q® Color Web™** is designed, manufactured and also licensed by Artistic Licence.

As the exclusive European, North American and Middle East distributor for Jands lighting products, A.C. will also be showing the latest Vista range of stand-alone, and native Mac or PC-based lighting control solutions. Featuring an intuitive visual interface, innovative timeline editing function and generic fixture control, the Vista is both fast and simple to use. The new Vista I3 is a mid-range lighting desk that provides all the revolutionary features of the full-size T4/T2 consoles in a smaller, more economical package. Featuring the software, processor and control elements of the stand-alone consoles, connect a pen-tablet, touch screen, or even a standard monitor, keyboard and mouse to the I3, and it becomes a fully operational Vista. Also on show is the new Jands WMX dimmer, a wall mounted version of the manufacturer's popular FPX portable dimmer. This range of professional touring quality, 12 x 2.4kW dimmers is designed to give everyone a cost-effective and reliable way to fade lights up and down.

A.C. Audio, now in its fifth year, has a well established reputation as being a leading distributor of many international Pro Audio brands such as KV2 Audio, Allen & Heath, Yamaha and Shure. Audio Technica will have their largest product presence at PLASA on the A.C. Audio area of the stand. Displaying a large selection of their products including the 2000 and 3000 Wireless Series and a variety of broadcast and installation products. Both A.C. Audio and Audio Technica sales staff will be readily available to fully demonstrate and discuss the equipment. The Audio division will also be showcasing KV2 Audio's VHD touring system and EX active loudspeaker series, demonstrating the versatility of their technology for different applications.

A.C. Rigging, the exclusive UK distributor of Litec products, will be showing various innovations from the range. The new Litec Arc roof systems are easy to assemble and constructed almost entirely from standard components, making maximum use of truss stock. The new Double Pitch roof systems, a professional solution for small to medium roofing requirements, are re-designed to be safer and more economical than ever before. The Litec Cube Hoist houses any CM Lodestar small frame hoist within a 50cm long 29cm square truss module - ideal for limited flying heights or installations. Other products include the award-winning Litec EXE Lodestar 650C1 BGV-C1 compliant multifunction electric chain hoist, CM Prostar 4 channel conference kit that can run off a single 16A 240V single phase power supply, and Petzl Navaho Bod Fast Fall arrest and work positioning harness.

Also launching at the show is the new Avenger Long John Silver, a wincher driven lighting support specifically designed for the film and TV market, to raise and hold loads of up to 120kg to a height of 5.7m. Developed to meet the most extreme and demanding set situations, it features innovations in every area of its design including a swift lift mechanism, three completely adjustable levelling legs, and lockable pneumatic wheels with a brake for rock steady stability.

A.C. Video, which was recently created to provide a complete turnkey solution for lighting companies looking to make their first move into video - including system design, training, installation and support - will be demonstrating the latest products and solutions from its complete range of system components. Just some of the products seen will be TV One image processing equipment, Green Hippo's Hippotizer media servers, Christie projectors, Element Labs creative LED solutions, and Showfootage.com still and moving image digital content.

Sister company, A.C. Special Projects Ltd., will also be present to discuss bespoke solutions and installations.