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A.C. Entertainment Technologies Showcases Exclusive Theatrical Innovations at ABTT 2013

5th June 2013

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. will be showcasing products at the ABTT 2013 Theatre Show from the many leading brands it distributes exclusively in the UK, including Chroma-Q®, Jands, Spotlight, PixelRange, LedGo, Green Hippo, Christie Nitro and Columbus McKinnon – on stand 113.

Other leading brands on show include High End Systems, SGM, Philips Selecon, Soundcraft, Sennheiser, Traction Sound, Litec and many more.


The AC-ET stand is lit by various models from the innovative Chroma-Q performance LED range, including the recently launched, award-winning Inspire™ LED House Light. Entered for this year's ABTT Product of the Year Award, the fixture's multi-purpose, homogenised output RGBW colour-changing capabilities provide designers with a tool to create environments that seamlessly transcend the physical barrier between the stage and audience. The feature set includes a choice of beautiful whites, soft pastels and bold saturates in a single fixture, a high CRI of 90, DMX-512 control, high energy efficiency, silent operation and theatrical-grade dimming, making the Inspire ideal for theatrical lighting applications.

The stand also showcases models from Chroma-Q's Color Force™ / Color Block™ RGBA colour-changing and Studio Force™ / Force Phosphor™ / AutoLED II™ White LED fixtures ranges, which include compact workhorse, foot-long, batten length, moving-head and modular lighting solutions featuring multi-purpose designs, exceptional light output, dimming and colour-blending capabilities perfectly suited to theatrical applications.

Other luminaire brands showcased include models from Spotlight's award-winning GreenLine range of traditional Fresnel, PC, profile, pole operated and followspot theatrical fixtures utilising the latest high-efficiency LED light sources; Philips Selecon's Acclaim Fresnel and PL1 LED Fresnel; and LED strobe & Par lighting solutions from SGM and PixelRange.

AC-ET's extensive portfolio of lighting control solutions is represented by the recently launched, award-winning Jands Stage CL - an entry level, self contained console that has been specifically “made for LEDs”, making it perfect for amateur-theatre or small venues - and the equally compact Vista S1 control surface running Jands’ innovative Vista v2 software.

Also showcased is High End System's Nano Hog 4. Coupled with Hog 4 PC, the Nano Hog 4 provides users with a single unified surface, turning a laptop or desktop into a fully fledged, powerful and intuitive lighting console.


From Soundcraft, the powerful, highly flexible and affordable Si Expression digital mixing console range will be represented. Each model is identical in its feature set, so the only choice is how many faders and local mic pre-amps are needed. Ranging from the super portable 19" rack mount Expression 1 to the mighty Si Expression 3 with its 30+2 faders and 32 mic/line inputs, there is a model to meet all theatre applications.

eRack, meanwhile, is an all-in-one, cost effective solution from Sennheiser UK that provides users with a fully assembled, ready to use, four channel evolution G3 wireless system, which includes the 19” rack, an ASA 1 antenna distribution amplifier, power supply, plus all other accessories required, and is custom prepared with four evolution wireless G3 GB systems of users' choice.

From Traction Sound, the SDS 8i 'Gobi' is a compact, full range loudspeaker featuring a low distortion, high output 8" driver and a Traction Sound proprietary SDS Horn™. In addition, the BP 12 'Cub' is a compact, bandpass sub-woofer loudspeaker featuring a low distortion, high excursion 12” driver. Featuring lightweight designs for easy transportation and setup, the models' sound quality is second to none, complemented by heavy duty birch ply construction throughout with a high impact paint finish.


The A.C. Rigging team will be showing Columbus McKinnon's Prostar, a compact 250Kg capacity chain hoist in both single and three phase options. Built for the unique rigging applications encountered at smaller venues and incorporating a dual braking system and overload protection for peace of mind.

Also on display will be Litec's range of truss and rigging systems, Out Board Electronics' motor control solutions, BroadWeigh wireless load monitoring devices and a full kit of Petzl's industry standard PPE.


Showing from LedGo's range of modular LED video panels will be their EQ HR / EQ HR Blackface 5mm pitch models - providing high resolution screens which are brilliantly engineered to deliver incredible performance at an economical price. The flagship EQ HR Blackface Line is the ideal solution for creating high contrast and visual depth.

Green Hippo’s GrassHopper media server - running the very latest Hippotizer V3.2 software - will also be on show. Models include the cost-effective, rack-mountable GrassHopper and HippoCritter models, which share the same functionality and components as their bigger brothers.

Representatives from AC-ET’s sales team will be on hand throughout the show to discuss the company’s massive portfolio of over 200 leading brands available from their specialist lighting, audio, rigging and video divisions, as well as their in-house Gel, Cable, and Lamp ‘Express' delivery services, which are primed for a fast turn-around of custom specified consumables.

AC-ET will also be running a number of ‘show-exclusive’ special offers. Drop by stand 113 to meet the team, receive a demo and find out about these fantastic special offers.

Sister company, A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (ACSP), will be on hand to discuss how they can provide bespoke theatrical lighting, audio and AV installations incorporating examples of the very latest technologies showcased on the stand.

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The information contained herein is correct at the time of printing, however as we are constantly refining our product range we reserve the right to change the specification without notice. E&OE.