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A.C. Entertainment Technologies Showcases Theatrical Innovations at ABTT 2011

25th May 2011

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) will be on Stand 138 in the Lawrence Hall at the 2011 ABTT exhibition, highlighting a selection of innovative new theatrical solutions from the many exclusive and other leading brands it distributes - including Jands, Chroma-Q®, GLP, Spotlight, Shure, Sennheiser, Prolyte, Litec, Columbus McKinnon, Green Hippo and many more.

Staff from AC-ET's specialist sales divisions will be on hand to discuss the company’s one-stop service, which includes a vast stockholding of new and used equipment encompassing over 200 quality brands, one of the industry’s largest custom colour filter and cable manufacturing facilities, product servicing and repairs, and a round the clock emergency delivery service during evenings and weekends.

As the exclusive UK supplier for Chroma-Q, AC-ET's Lighting division officially launches the new Studio Force™ V (Variable white 2,900K – 6,000K CCT) and Studio Force™ D (Daylight white 6,000K CCT) white LED fixtures.

The new models utilise the same innovative core technologies as the popular Chroma-Q Color Force™ RGBA LED range also on display, which includes 1.2m (48”) and 1.8m (72”) battens, and a 300mm (12”) multi-purpose version that is ideal for floor, wall or truss mounting. The models provide power across the spectrum, from deep cold blues to red hot lava and super soft pastel looks all from a single fixture. In addition, the Color Force units easily wash up to 8m (26ft) with smooth, theatrical grade dimming, making them ideal for Cyc and Wash applications – such as the Welsh National Opera’s current touring production of "Die Fledermaus”.

Also featured from Chroma-Q is the Color Block 2™ multi-purpose fixture, as well as a selection of colour changers, gobo rotators and other accessories from the brand’s Legacy product range.

As the exclusive UK supplier for Jands, AC-ET will showcase the power and simplicity of the newVista v2 software for the whole Jands Vista range of lighting and media controllers. Vista version 2 offers simple command line control of dimmers with basic split cue times, right up to powerful consistent control of dimmers, moving lights, multi-cell LEDs, and media servers, with timing control of every detail of every fixture in every cue. As a result, Vista v2 offers all levels of user the ability to deliver precise cues on stage quickly, regardless of the technology involved.

The stand will also feature the recently launched GLP Impression Spot One - a high power, fully featured LED spot fixture which is available exclusively from AC-ET in the UK and Ireland - as well as Robe's amazing new ROBIN 600 LEDWash moving light.

As the exclusive UK supplier for Spotlight, the AC-ET stand will feature previews of the new Midi LED Zoom RGBW 200W fixture and White LED Fresnel models. Also featured is the Midi LED Zoom RGBW 100W and the Spotlight range of pole operated fixtures, which puts venue staff in safe control of their theatrical lanterns’ pan, tilt and focusing without the need for ladders or scaffold towers. In addition, a selection of Spotlight’s theatrical range of luminaires - from 300W to 5kW – will be featured, as well as the Vedette discharge followspot and RP1280 beam light.

With the 'digital switchover' fast approaching, the A.C. Audio section of the booth is focussed on a selection of leading Channel 38 compliant wireless products from premium brands Shure and Sennheiser.

Sennheiser's very latest Channel 38 wireless mics - the 2000 series - is featured, along with their G3 Evolution in ear monitoring system, both popular solutions for stage and theatrical productions.

Shure's SLX wireless systems offer quick and easy set-up and fabulous audio quality. Supplied with a selection of accessories, the product is installation-ready out-of-the-box and can be combined with Shure microphones for a tailored solution.

With exclusive UK distribution for brands including Litec, XLNT and Kinesys, and selected distribution for many more, the A.C. Rigging division will showcase the latest technology from Columbus McKinnon Lodestar electric chain hoists, A.C. Rigging's own Pickle motor control handset range and reliable and cost-effective motor control options from Out Board and XLNT.

Manual lifting equipment like Tractel's 250 Kg mini hand chain block and manual winches from Pfaff Silberblau will be prominent, and for accurate load monitoring, the Kinesys Libra Loadcell (wired) and BroadWeigh (wireless) load monitoring systems will be shown.

The stand itself will be constructed from Litec's QX30S trussing and Prolyte's H30V trussing will be utilised in conjunction with their X-base, compact base support for truss towers. Portable staging and decking products will include Prolyte's StadeDex system and Litestructures' LiteDeck.

A full range of PPE equipment is highlighted, plus other rigging accessories like the Leica Geosystems DISTO laser Distancemeters and Crosby Theatrical black shackles.

A.C. Video will showcase the newest exciting Green Hippo media server models running the latest 3.1 software, which is available exclusively from AC-ET in the UK and Ireland. 

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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.