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As the North’s premier entertainment technology tradeshow and one of the first UK events in the industry calender, this year’s A.C. Lighting North tradeshow will be the first opportunity in the UK to see prototype or final production models of over 45 products by leading brands.


New products confirmed at time of publication for the 75 brands represented at the show include:


Lighting & Staging

Clay Paky Alpha Wash Halo halogen moving yoke washlight & Color 400 SH separate head scroller.

Robert Juliat Ginger & Alex 2/2.5K tungsten followspots.

Chroma-Q Color Block LED fixture new accessories – 30 unit power supply & angle hinge kit for connecting multiple battens together as shapes.

WYSIWYG Perform unlimited channels version.

GE Showbiz CMH150/Par 56 & SA lamps, CSR Short Double ended metal halide lamps & CSR152/SE single ended lamp.

Osram SharXS 700 watt HTI discharge lamp, and DRAGONpack & DRAGONtape LED products.

Rosco Supergel – new colours added to the range.

Spotlight Digital Media Server Video Performer XT software & Evolution high performance profile spots optical condenser.

Jands Vista console range launch software version.

Compulite Dlite console range & Vector Green console launch software/hardware version.

Zero 88 Jester console & Frog 2 console launch software version.

Anytronics Anyscene infra-red DMX scene capture unit, Anycolour infra-red memory unit, & Anylight 64

channel dimming control system along with new functional switch plates.

Tourmate Ebony Pro connectors range.

City Theatrical PDS-750 TR power/data supply for the Color Kinetics ColorBlast, ColorBurst & iColor Cove intelligent solid-state lighting fixtures.

Scene Change Dual Output Hippotizer Stage media server.


Audio & Visual

Mackie TT24 24 channel digital live desk, other Onyx analogue desks & preamps, DSA digital steerable array & AX Speaker double trapedoizal installation series cabinet.

Tannoy In Wall subwoofer, TDX-1 system controller & ARENA home cinema system.

Community WET Series loudspeakers.

Beyerdynamic XTA processor.

Marantz PMD660 portable digital recorder for meeting recording on Compact Flash media.

Denon DN-V750 network audio video player on Compact Flash format, DN-V755 network audio player with 40GB internal hard drive, DN-V200 DVD player & DN-V300 DVD player with RS232 control – all launch hardware versions.

Furman Series II PL-PRO-DE II 1u professional LED rack light, PM-PRO-DE II 1u professional power distribution unit & PS-PRO-E II 1u professional sequencing power distribution.

Midas Sienna mixing console.

Powersoft L Series digital amplifiers.


The full list of exhibitor brands confirmed at time of publication include:


Lighting & Staging - Jands, Pulsar, Clay Paky, GE, WYSIWYG, Martin Pro, Jem, ETC, Zero 88, Avolites, Chroma-Q, Vari-Lite, Anytronics, Strand, Selecon, Litec, Tourspot/Tourwash, Spotlight, Tourmate, Compulite, Lee Filters, Robert Juliat, Rainbow, Osram, Vision, ADB, City Theatrical, Manfrotto, Rosco, Le Maitre, Light Processor, Tourflex Datasafe, Scene Change, Total Fabrications, SpectraLite, MDG, Doughty, Hall Stage, Triple E, LTM, Multitex Engineering & Littlite.


Audio & Visual – Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, Allen & Heath, Audio Technica, Beyerdynamic, Mach, Tannoy, Turbosound, Martin Audio, Wharefedale, Sennheiser, Midas, Klark Teknik, Electro Voice, Powersoft, Community, Trantec, EAW, Mackie, Sanyo, NEC, Samsung, Panasonic, Smart, AKG, DBX, JBL, Crown, Lexicon, Nexo, T&M Systems, Camco, Shure, Furman, Australian Monitor, Galaxy Audio, Sabine, Symetrix, Technomad & Work.


Leading entertainment technology magazines ET Now, Lighting & Sound International, The Stage and Mondiale group (publisher of Total Production, Mondo Arc & Dr and Night titles) will also be attending the show, as well as leading industry associations ALD and PSA.


Seminars confirmed so far for day 1 (Tuesday 26th April) include a look at the process of transferring the classic film Mary Poppins to the stage by top Lighting Programmer & Designer Rob Halliday, Yamaha's Karl Christmas explores the world of digital audio consoles and presents the arguments for and against going digital in live, installation and theatre environments, and there’s a presentation from top Lighting Designer Durham Merenghi on his 20 year career of challenging designs.


Seminars confirmed so far for day 2 (Wednesday 27th April) include a summary by PLASA’s Ron Bonner on how the latest legislation concerning electrical connection colour coding affects businesses, Tim Roberts of Vertigo Rigging presents a case study on rigging West End musical We Will Rock You and A.C.’s Neil Vann provides an in-depth look at the new concept of programming lighting in a timeline.


For further information about the tradeshow and to register for your free entry tickets and free buffet lunch, please call A.C. Lighting Ltd on 0113 255 7666 or go to www.aclighting.com/tradeshow to register online.

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