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AMX Introduces SVSI N3300 Series 4K60 H.26x/Dante AV-H Encoders and Decoders

January 30, 2024

ISE 2024 (Stand #3F300) - BARCELONA — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, video and control systems, announced its new AMX SVSI N3300 Series Encoders and Decoders. The feature-rich series offers greater streaming flexibility and interoperability, and is ideal for almost any streaming application but is especially applicable for colleges and universities, casinos, courtrooms, hospitality, and government applications.

The N3300 Series delivers the highest quality 4K60 H.26x and Dante AV-H video content at the lowest bandwidth to extend the reach of SVSI 4K60 networked AV solutions to the WAN for streaming, video to desktop, digital signage, set-top boxes, or mobile device applications.

In addition to transmitting HDCP content from N3300 Encoders to Decoders, they also feature recording of video to a USB 3.0 external drive on encoders, video preview images viewable from the built-in web interface or from a touch panel, and enhanced support for high-security networks. Dante AV-H, a standard for AVoIP devices created to allow for the interoperability of multiple devices on the network is also supported. With Dante AV-H, N3300 products are compatible with Dante Studio, a suite of software tools for PC, that allows you to monitor or bring video directly into UC, recording, production, or streaming applications without the need for additional hardware.  

Available in stand-alone box and card form factors, N3300 Encoders simultaneously output both 4K60 H.26x and 1080p H.26x video streams to provide the best video quality locally and the lowest bandwidth video for remote viewing or recording when required.

“We’re really excited to introduce the N3300 Series as it gives us the ability to offer extremely high-quality 4K60 H.26x or Dante AV-H streaming as well as the ability to simultaneously output a 1080p H.26x video stream to provide the best video quality locally and the lowest bandwidth video for remote viewing,“ said Kyle Barron, Networked AV Product Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “This series also empowers new opportunities for hybrid learning and virtual collaboration, exemplifying the AMX commitment to offer more truly impactful and cost-effective possibilities for networked AV.”

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:

DANTE AV-H
N3300 models feature Video and Audio interoperability with products based on Dante AV-H technology. H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC video compression standards are both supported.

HIGH-QUALITY 4K60 H.26X
High-quality H.26x 4K60 4:4:4 streaming delivers excellent video quality for transmitting both live video and detailed content within classrooms, meeting spaces, courtrooms, bars, and other applications.

HIGH-COMPATIBILITY, LOW-BANDWIDTH 1080P SECONDARY STREAM
N3300 Encoders simultaneously output both 4K60 H.26x and 1080p H.26x video streams to provide the best video quality locally and the lowest bandwidth video for remote viewing or recording when required.

USB 3.0 RECORDING TO AN EXTERNAL DRIVE
N3300 Encoders feature full-bandwidth USB 3.0 video recording of non-HDCP content on an external USB drive. Additional features include the ability to schedule the transfer of recordings from a connected USB drive to a network storage system.

ENTERPRISE NETWORKING
Multicast support, VLAN tagging, QoS, and the latest N3300 integrated security features ease enterprise IT teams’ ability to manage network traffic effectively, which can allow SVSI AVoIP solutions to share the enterprise network with other systems.

OPEN DIRECT-CONTROL API
An open API makes it possible for any control system or application, such as Zoom Rooms, to control the device. Whether N3300 models are being included in the project as part of a larger HARMAN Professional installation, or it’s the only AMX product in an installation with many other control and audio products from various manufacturers, the open API will allow it to be integrated seamlessly.

Additional Details

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JBL Professional Debuts JBL Venue Synthesis  Acoustic Simulation Software

JBL Professional Debuts JBL Venue Synthesis Acoustic Simulation Software

January 30, 2024

ISE 2024 (Stand #3F300) - BARCELONA — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control technologies, today introduced JBL Professional’s JBL Venue Synthesis acoustic simulation software. This free desktop application lets users design and simulate acoustic coverage and prepare complete JBL sound reinforcement systems for rigging or installation in any environment, at any scale, in both 2D and 3D.

Venue Synthesis introduces the ability to run three-dimensional acoustic predictions, simulate acoustic performance for complete systems, and validate equipment for safe, secure rigging. Users can create or import 3D venue models, interact with realistic 3D models of JBL Professional loudspeakers and accessories and predict coverage on any plane for a full system of JBL products.

The new application, which replaces JBL's Line Array Calculator, has been designed from the ground up to take advantage of an improved acoustical and mechanical engine and offers ultra-realistic 2D and 3D graphics, featuring accurate renderings of physical rigging components.

With Venue Synthesis, it's never been easier to take systems from design to deployment, from making time- and cost-saving planning decisions to running precise predictions to ensuring safe, secure rigging—all in 3D. Venue Synthesis is perfect for tour sound rental companies, venue owners, acoustic consultants and live sound systems engineers who plan and design acoustic systems of any scale.

"The release of Venue Synthesis truly rounds out the toolset in our performance audio portfolio,” says George Georgallis, Director of Product Management, Performance Audio at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “3D prediction has been our most requested product for years; adding this functionality extends the value and performance of our professional PA systems.”

“Whether you're designing sound systems for small venues or large stadiums, Venue Synthesis makes it easy to plan and simulate acoustic coverage with confidence,” adds Santiago Ortiz, Principal Acoustic Engineer at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We’ve carefully modeled all the components of the signal chain, from the input signal to the amplifier output voltage, in order to model accurate sound pressure levels that relate to reality. We have also made complex venue drawing and complex sound system configuration incredibly simple and fun to use. We think it’s a game changer for the live sound industry, and we can't wait to see all of the ways this powerful, free tool helps our customers create unforgettable experiences."

Venue Synthesis features three intuitive modes of operation:

Venue Mode: Fast, Simple Modeling Tools

Venue Mode makes it easy to quickly generate venue models in 2D or 3D using industry-standard geometry formats or build venues from scratch. Import and trace 2D schematics using common file formats to quickly model venues at scale, and create common architectural and audience areas such as balconies using the Special Object Creator.

Acoustics Mode: Design Down to the Smallest Detail

Use Acoustics Mode to build and refine JBL Professional loudspeaker systems, including suspended and ground-stacked line arrays, distributed subwoofers and point-source systems. Configure equipment quantities and parameters including system size, position, angles, DSP and amplifier settings.

Users can visualize fast-rendering preliminary "Quick SPL" coverage or fully map SPL to a venue for ultra-precise coverage visualization with 1/12-octave frequency resolution—far finer than the industry standard of 1/3 octave—and high-resolution balloon data for high-frequency channels measured to 2 degrees. A 3D Full System Mapping feature precisely maps acoustic coverage on any audience plane, and can optimize off-axis response, complement off-axis response with point-source speakers and correct for acoustic shadows such as church pillars and under-balcony areas.

Use the System Groups feature to organize and link loudspeakers and arrays according to acoustic properties, and 2D System View to visualize coverage, impact points and loudspeaker angles. Delay Optimizer optimizes loudspeaker delays for the entire venue. A System Group File Export feature is fully integrated with the JBL Performance Manager application and the newly updated JBL ArrayLink mobile app, which uses a QR code system to deliver rigging information to field technicians.

Mechanics Mode: Ensure Safety and Reliability

Mechanics Mode lets users validate and refine mechanical settings—included suspended arrays—to confirm system feasibility, safety and reliability, using 2D and 3D configuration views. An Array Statistics tool confirms adherence to regulatory requirements, and a real-time warning notification system alerts users to safety and reliability issues across the system.

Additional Details

For complete details and your free download of JBL Venue Synthesis, please visit: https://jblpro.com/products/venue-synthesis.


BSS Audio Introduces Soundweb OMNI  Open Architecture Digital Signal Processors,  I/O Expansion Devices and AVX Software

BSS Audio Introduces Soundweb OMNI Open Architecture Digital Signal Processors, I/O Expansion Devices and AVX Software

January 30, 2024

ISE 2024 (Stand #3F300) - BARCELONA — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, video and control systems, announced its new BSS Soundweb OMNI Series - the next generation in open architecture digital signal processing.

Featuring the most powerful processor ever from BSS, Soundweb OMNI caters to the diverse needs of hospitality, large venues, corporate, education and government installations. The Soundweb OMNI family combines enterprise-grade processors, flexible I/O expanders, Dante/AES67 networked audio, an onboard scripting engine developed by AMX, and a vast library of processing objects, including media playback, AEC, VoIP, and more.

The platform is seamlessly managed through AVX Architect and AVX Control, an all-new software suite, built from the ground up to support the latest installed products from HARMAN Professional starting with BSS Soundweb OMNI, ushering in a new era of installed AV software at HARMAN.

Soundweb OMNI is designed to meet the specific requirements of AV system designers, integrators, and end users, while removing the pain points often found in traditional system design. It combines purpose-built hardware with intuitive software that offers the flexibility of centralized or distributed DSP, allowing system designers to choose the appropriate topology for any installation.

BSS’s commitment to supporting control system programmers is reinforced through the introduction of HControl, a human-readable, standards-based, and developer-friendly API. Soundweb OMNI also supports both 48kHz and 96kHz processing, exemplifying BSS’s commitment to audio fidelity.

Soundweb OMNI features two flagship processing devices, the 512p and 256p, which deliver exceptional DSP power and high Dante/AES67 channel counts, up to 512x512 at 96kHz. This surpasses previous generations and positions Soundweb OMNI to effortlessly meet today's complex demands while remaining future-ready for tomorrow’s AV/IT needs.

Soundweb OMNI also offers two I/O expansion devices, the 32e and 16e, which provide unparalleled I/O flexibility. Each audio I/O port is “format configurable” as either analog or stereo AES3 digital. Furthermore, certain audio I/O ports and all GPIO ports are “direction configurable” as either inputs or outputs - all easily managed through software on an individual port basis.

The AVX software suite streamlines the configuration, control, and monitoring of Soundweb OMNI systems through two user-friendly applications. AVX Architect is a desktop software app for system diagramming, device configuration, network management, and custom UI design. AVX Architect allows users to add an unlimited number of processors and expanders to a single project file, while still enjoying the simplicity of a true, single canvas for device configuration. AVX Control is a lightweight software app, which provides easy access to custom UIs for controlling and monitoring devices across a multitude of platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, and AMX Varia touch panels. These custom UIs work not only with Soundweb OMNI devices, but also Crown DCi amplifiers and previous generation Soundweb London devices, thanks to protocol-bridging technology developed by AMX.

“BSS has set the standard for signal processing innovation with legendary products that have driven some of the world’s most prestigious installations,” said Phil Scobee, Director of Installed Audio for HARMAN Professional Solutions. “As the new standard in open architecture DSP, Soundweb OMNI builds upon that legacy to advance signal processing and maximize system design potential for system designers, integrators, and end users.”

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS:

MOST POWERFUL DSP
Soundweb OMNI represents the most powerful DSP available from BSS, with processing capability that surpasses previous BSS DSP products. The all-new engineering design ensures the seamless handling of today’s most complex installations and positions Soundweb OMNI to be future-ready to meet the evolving needs of tomorrow.

CHOICE OF CENTRALIZED OR DISTRIBUTED DSP TOPOLOGIES
Centralized and distributed DSP topologies each come with distinct advantages. Instead of dictating a topology, Soundweb OMNI supports both, allowing system designers the freedom to choose the topology that best aligns with the specific requirements of each project.

ONE PROJECT, INFINITE DEVICES
System integrators can add as many Soundweb OMNI processors and expanders to a single project file as needed, while still enjoying the simplicity of a single canvas for device configuration. Regardless of DSP topology or device count, AVX Architect software provides a centralized workspace, streamlining the process of constructing, maintaining, and troubleshooting even the most complex DSP designs.

AVX SOFTWARE SUITE
Through user-friendly applications, the AVX software suite streamlines Soundweb OMNI system configuration, control, and monitoring. The AVX Architect app simplifies system diagramming, device configuration, network management, and custom UI design while the AVX Control app enables easy access to custom UIs for controlling and monitoring devices across a multitude of platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, and AMX Varia touch panels.

MODERNIZED 3RD PARTY CONTROL API
Soundweb OMNI devices leverage HARMAN's new HControl protocol, a human-readable, standards-based, developer-friendly API. This intuitive, flexible, and powerful alternative to other protocols positions it as the preferred choice for developers working at any scale.

DANTE SPOKEN HERE
Audinate’s Dante audio networking is the world’s most universally adopted networked audio technology, used extensively for commercial installations, live performances, recording and production, and more. Soundweb OMNI ships with its full Dante channel count capability, up to 512x512 to ensure immediate, seamless compatibility with the complete Dante ecosystem.

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC DANTE SUPPORT
For native-AVX devices such as Soundweb OMNI, integrators can easily create "Private" Dante streams simply by drawing wires between processing objects allocated across devices. This streamlines the device configuration process by allowing AVX Architect to build and protect Dante routes, without the need for external Dante Controller software. This also visually simplifies the layout of otherwise complex DSP designs. For interfacing non-AVX devices, the standard "Public" Dante toolset ensures full compatibility with the entire Dante ecosystem.

128-CHANNEL INTERNAL MEDIA PLAYER
Soundweb OMNI 512p and 256p processors are equipped with a robust 128-channel internal media player, facilitating the playback of pre-recorded audio files directly from an internal 1TB or 500GB SSD. This is useful for announcements, paging chimes, advertisements, background soundscapes, and more.

AEC AND VOIP EQUIPPED
Supporting up to 160 AEC channels and 64 VoIP lines, Soundweb OMNI processors provide seamless integration capability with building phone systems to ensure efficient and reliable communication.

HIGHEST QUALITY MICROPHONE PREAMP
BSS products have earned a renowned reputation for exceptional sound quality, and Soundweb OMNI I/O expansion devices showcase this legacy with the highest quality solid-state microphone preamp ever crafted by HARMAN.

MULTI O/S PLATFORMS
AVX Control software is cross-compatible with a wide variety of operating systems, including Windows, Android, iOS, and AMX Varia touch panels, offering versatile options for a diverse user base.

ONBOARD AMX MUSE TECHNOLOGY
The same technology developed by AMX for the robust MUSE Automation Platform can run natively on Soundweb OMNI devices, inheriting the same protocol bridging and scripting capabilities as AMX MUSE devices. To simplify the upgrade path for existing BSS and Crown users, this technology allows previous generation BSS Soundweb Contrio EC wall controller devices to control new Soundweb OMNI devices, while also allowing new AVX Architect and AVX Control software to integrate previous generation BSS Soundweb London DSPs and Crown DCi amplifiers into a unified custom UI, directly alongside Soundweb OMNI. This technology also provides control system programmers with a sophisticated scripting toolkit for interfacing with third-party devices and APIs.

Additional Details
For complete product details and specifications, please visit: bssaudio.com/product_families/soundweb-omni.


AMX Introduces New HydraPort® Architectural  Connectivity Modules for USB-C to HDMI Retractable  Cable Connections and USB-C Charging

AMX Introduces New HydraPort® Architectural Connectivity Modules for USB-C to HDMI Retractable Cable Connections and USB-C Charging

January 30, 2024

ISE 2024 (Stand #3F300) - BARCELONA — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, video and control systems, announced three new AMX HydraPort USB-C modules to ensure that modern conference spaces and users have all the connectivity options needed to empower impactful meeting space collaboration. A new USB-C to HDMI Module with Retractable Cable provides a dedicated video connection for outputting content from laptops and mobile devices to in-room video networks. Additionally, two new USB-C charging modules are available – with or without an included power supply.

No matter what type of A/V, power, or networking connection you need to support today’s meeting space collaboration needs, the industry-leading and award-winning AMX HydraPort Architectural Connectivity System most likely supports it with a variety of chassis sizes, finishes, and over 50 global-friendly modules to choose from.

The new USB-C to HDMI Module with Retractable Cable delivers digital video in resolutions up to 4K@60Hz. With a retractable USB-C cable on top of the table and an HDMI output underneath it, this solution simplifies connecting modern laptops and mobile devices to your video network. The compact, easy-to-install solution organizes and hides cables in virtually any type of conference table, including narrow tables and those with glass inlay.

The two new USB-C charging modules provide both USB-C and USB-A connections with charging capability to the HydraPort chassis. The power symbol on the modules makes it easy for users to identify that power is available. The HPX-USBC-US65 includes a two-port power supply with US-style, Type A plug, capable of providing up to 65W over USB-C, and up to 30W over USB-A. The HPX-USBC-100 provides all the functionality of the HPX-USBC-US65 but does not include a power supply and can be combined with a user-supplied power supply, compatible with any global power plug standard.

“These new AMX HydraPort USB-C modules make charging and outputting video from laptops and mobile devices a breeze to ensure any meeting space is equipped to support the needs of any visiting user,” said Rob Norton, Product Manager, User Interfaces, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “This is exactly what we hoped to achieve with the HydraPort system. As technology evolves, you have a product that is continually capable of supporting users, the market, and just about any connection or format.”

Additional Details
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HARMAN Professional Solutions Appoints Magnelusa As Pro Audio Distribution Partners in Portugal

HARMAN Professional Solutions Appoints Magnelusa As Pro Audio Distribution Partners in Portugal

January 22, 2024

LONDON—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, and video and control, today announced a new partnership with Magnelusa Electronica, SA for audio distribution in Portugal. Magnelusa Electronica will take responsibility for JBL Professional, Crown, Soundcraft, BSS, Lexicon and dbx branded products.

Effective April 1, 2024, Magnelusa Electronica will take over the sales and services of all HARMAN Professional Solutions audio brands in Portugal from Midwich Portugal. Located in Sintra, Magnelusa Electronica is well-equipped to provide Portuguese customers and integrators with premium service and high-level expertise on HARMAN Professional audio products. This partnership represents a major step forward in HARMAN’s mission to reach more customers and provide best-in-class audio solutions throughout Europe.

“I am delighted to see the development of this partnership in Portugal,” said Mark Bailey, Director of Audio, EMEA, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Leveraging Magnelusa’s current presence in the Portuguese market with our HARMAN consumer lifestyle brands and combining this with the strength of the Harman Pro portfolio, provides a unique opportunity across retail, installation and touring.”

Midwich Portugal will continue to supply HARMAN Professional products through March 30, 2024. HARMAN Professional thanks Midwich Portugal for many years of hard work and dedication to its brands in Portugal. This change will not affect ongoing business in the Spanish market.

HARMAN Professional Solutions looks forward to continuing, strengthening and building its partnership with Midwich Iberia (EAR Pro) in Spain and will collaborate with both partners to further develop the Spanish and Portuguese markets in 2024.


ABOUT HARMAN PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS
HARMAN Professional Solutions engineers and manufactures audio, lighting, and video & control products for entertainment and enterprise markets, including live performance, audio production, large venue, cinema, retail, corporate, education, government, hospitality, broadcast and more. With leading brands including JBL Professional®, AKG®, Martin®, AMX®, Soundcraft®, BSS Audio®, Crown®, dbx Professional®, and Lexicon Pro®, HARMAN Professional delivers powerful, innovative and reliable solutions that are designed for world-class performance. HARMAN Professional Solutions is a Strategic Business Unit of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. For more information, visit http://pro.harman.com/.

 

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Completes Acquisition of FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

HARMAN Professional Solutions Completes Acquisition of FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

December 11, 2023

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, and video and control technologies, announced today it has completed the previously announced acquisition of FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (“FLUX::”). The purchase includes FLUX::’s immersive, processing, and analysis solutions across live production, installation sound, content creation, and post-production.

The acquisition broadens HARMAN Professional’s offerings across multiple applications with world-class immersive technology, in addition to establishing a foundation for future innovation by bringing together FLUX::’s team with the hardware and software engineers of HARMAN Professional..

“With the growing demand from our customers for immersive audio solutions, we are thrilled to welcome the FLUX:: team to the HARMAN family,” said Brian Divine, President, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The FLUX:: team is made up of a very passionate group of people who have dedicated their careers to creating exceptional audio experiences. We are excited to work together to create new products that push technological boundaries and create culturally significant experiences.”.

“We are extremely honored to join the HARMAN brand portfolio, and work alongside the teams from some of the most legendary brands in the audio industry,” said Gaël Martinet, Founder and CEO of FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. “We look forward to continuing our work developing immersive audio solutions with the significant investment, infrastructure and support that HARMAN will provide.” .

France-based FLUX:: was founded in 2006 by then seasoned sound recording engineer and current CEO, Gaël Martinet, for the purpose of creating intuitive and innovative audio software tools. Now, the portfolio of nearly 20 products is used globally by talented professionals across many applications..

  • FLUX:: SPAT Revolution is a powerful object-based and perceptual immersive mixing solution providing artists, sound-designers, and sound-engineers the tools to design, create, and mix outstanding real-time immersive experiences.
  • FLUX:: Analyzer is a modular RTA-system providing an extensive range of analyzer options for any audio analysis and measurement application.
  • FLUX:: Processing includes a comprehensive suite of plugins including channel strips, EQs, dynamics processing, and more.

For more information on FLUX::, visit flux.audio.


Martin Professional Introduces Versatile Exterior Wash Pro Family: Creativity Uncompromised by Harsh Conditions

Martin Professional Introduces Versatile Exterior Wash Pro Family: Creativity Uncompromised by Harsh Conditions

December 01, 2023

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, and video and control technologies, today announced the launch of the Exterior Wash Pro Family, skillfully engineered to meet demanding and harsh environments yet offer extraordinary creative possibilities with intelligent features to elevate a wide range of lighting designs. These fixtures build on the success of the Exterior Linear Pro family and represent a new era in color performance for architectural lighting.

The Exterior Wash Pro family is user-friendly and versatile, available in QUAD and CTC variants, with four sizes in each. These fixtures offer easy installation and configurable beam control, making them ideal for various applications, including long throw applications.

The QUAD variants are distinguished by their unparalleled color performance. Renowned Martin factory color calibration ensures superior color consistency and provides a dedicated color temperature control channel spanning from 1,000K to 12,500K, precisely following the black-body curve. Integrated color boost technology, encompassing smart ratio between LED capacity and PSU capacity, emits saturated and mixed colors up to three times brighter than previous models.

The CTC variants offer an extended color temperature range, ranging from 2,400K to 6,500K. This includes warm (2,400K), Medium (4,000K), and Cold (6,500K) LEDs for dedicated color temperature control with improved white light quality.

The Exterior Wash Pro family makes easy configuration a key aspect of performance, with externally mounted micro lenses and optional baffle snoot. The in-built stand-alone programming functionality simplifies installation and works seamlessly across other product families like Martin's Exterior Linear Pro family, allowing easy programming of product families within the same installation.

The Exterior Wash Pro family sets new standards in outdoor lighting. With a more compact design, these fixtures seamlessly integrate into many environments, perfect for lighting specifiers supporting fixed outdoor installations. These include stadiums, arenas, theme parks, resorts, hotels, casinos, bridges, cruise ships, shopping complexes, houses of worship, and similar applications. Durability and sustainability are paramount. Backed by a 5-year warranty, these fixtures meet strict environmental standards and ship in eco-friendly packaging.

"The Exterior Wash Pro family is not just about lighting; it's about creating experiences. We've designed these fixtures with precision and passion, offering endless possibilities for lighting designers and specifiers, delivering unmatched performance, versatility, and ease of use," said Robert Svensson, Product Manager, Martin Architectural Lighting Professional Solutions Division, Martin Professional.

HIGHLIGHTS:

Appealing Design Within a Cohesive Product Line
Choose from four sizes and lumen output packages that accommodate various installations and budgets. Enjoy a compact, lightweight design with integrated baffle snoot option for added versatility.

Precise Beam Control
Achieve precise light control and high intensity, while minimizing stray light in long-range applications, thanks to a narrow beam angle.

Unparalleled Color Performance
Aesthetically pleasing appearance with seamless color mixing and color boost for up to 3 times brighter saturated and mixed colors.

Sophisticated Color Control
Includes a dedicated control channel with a user-selectable default color temperature from a warm 1,000K up to a cold 12,500 Kelvin temperature, which follows the black body curve.

Smart Control
An integrated magnetic sensor empowers easy local diagnostics and focusing. Stand-alone programming is available through the Martin Companion configuration tool.

Variants / Finishes / Sizes

  • QUAD: EU (Grey & White) / US (Grey)
    • Exterior Wash Pro S QUAD
    • Exterior Wash Pro M QUAD
    • Exterior Wash Pro L QUAD
    • Exterior Wash Pro XL QUAD
  • CTC: EU (Grey) / US (Grey)
    • Exterior Wash Pro S CTC
    • Exterior Wash Pro M CTC
    • Exterior Wash Pro L CTC
    • Exterior Wash Pro XL CTC

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
For complete details and specifications, please visit: martin.com/product_families/exterior-wash.


Martin Professional Introduces MAC One Creative BeamWash Moving Head with Fresnel Lens

Martin Professional Introduces MAC One Creative BeamWash Moving Head with Fresnel Lens

November 28, 2023

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the launch of the Martin MAC One, its revolutionary new Beam, Wash and Eye-Candy fixture, featuring a captivating Fresnel lens that transforms any stage or event into an extraordinary visual spectacle.

MAC One excels in three powerful feature areas. First, its narrow, high-intensity beam packs the same punch as larger, heavier fixtures to enable robust and vibrant aerial effects. Its stunning Fresnel lens creates a soft wash with a wide 4 to 27-degree zoom range, delivering seamless transitions and engaging visual effects. Rounding out the robust feature-set is an innovative backlight system with 24 RGB effect LEDs within the lens to guarantee memorable and show-stopping visual experiences.

With an impressive output of 2,400 lm and a narrow beam intensity of 300,000 cd, MAC One's performance is unparalleled in its category. Powered by a custom-developed 120 W RGBL (Red, Green, Blue, Lime) LED engine, it ensures higher light quality (CRI, TM-30, TLCI) than traditional RGBW fixtures, appealing to discerning lighting designers.

MAC One stands out against competing fixtures by delivering an innovative combination of features in an incredibly compact and low-weight form-factor. The fixture is easy to handle and manage, opening up a world of creative possibilities for lighting designers and users. More fixtures can be used in a show without compromising weight or space limitations, resulting in lower transport costs and a significant return on investment for rental companies.

Whether you are a lighting designer, rental company, or event organizer, MAC One is the answer for creating big looks with many fixtures, utilizing a compact fixture for tight spaces or enthralling the stage with captivating eye-candy effects. Transcend expectations, empower creative expression and revolutionize the stage with MAC One.

"We can’t wait for LDs and users to experience MAC One for themselves. To say it’s like nothing else out there, really is an understatement as it packs so much creative potential into such a compact package,” said Wouter Verlinden, Martin Product Manager, Creative LED, Lighting, and Control. “Our goal was to combine a nice punchy beam with that classic throwback Fresnel lens and then once we added the RGB effect LEDs, it really has become a fixture that can do so many things in so many different applications. We look forward to everyone getting to experience it in person.”

HIGHLIGHTS:

A Punch Above + Well Defined Intensity
With 2,400 lm output from a form factor just above 4kg, MAC One features great output to size ratio, delivering impressive light output from a compact and lightweight fixture. Additionally, MAC One’s narrow beam intensity of 300,000 cd ensures a well-defined, tight, fast, and responsive mid-air beam.

High Quality Light Output + Beaming Brilliance
Martin’s custom-designed 120 W RGBL (Red, Green, Blue, Lime) LED engine with higher CRI / TM-30 / TLCI offers better rendering of people and costumes for demanding broadcast and theater applications. With a 4 to 27 degree zoom, MAC One can deliver a tight, fast, and well-defined beam, but also a soft-edged wash with its championed Fresnel lens, often loved by lighting designers.

Beautiful to Look At, Beautiful to Light Up
MAC One offers precision control for the most demanding applications in broadcast and theatre and the ability to remove unwanted flicker in broadcast applications. It also offers beautiful eye-candy, empowering it to decorate the stage when the fixture is not being used as a beam or wash.

Extremely Compact Size
Weighing just 4.4 kg / 9.7 lbs, MAC One is easy to deploy in large quantities and reduces shipping costs and environmental impact. It’s also perfect for venues with load-bearing limits or space-constraints.

Accessory Adaptations
With the optional fourbar accessory, MAC One fixtures can be transported, rigged, unrigged, and cabled in blocks of four, saving time when deploying several fixtures. An optional grid mount adapter enables the fixtures to be rigged in (self-supported) lines and matrices for creation of a “wall of light” without needing a custom rigging structure. Lines and matrices can contain a mix of MAC One and VDO Atomic Bold and Dot fixtures.

Connection is Key
Control the fixtures with a mix of Video and DMX using DMX, Art-Net, sACN and P3 connections. With P3 Control you can easily reduce the needed DMX channels / console parameters and make the most of the easy setup, mapping and addressing via the Martin P3 System Controller. Video can be mapped onto Beam, Aura or both.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
For complete details and specifications, please visit: martin.com/products/mac-one.


Martin Professional Introduces ERA 700 Performance IP Moving Head for Permanent Outdoor Entertainment

Martin Professional Introduces ERA 700 Performance IP Moving Head for Permanent Outdoor Entertainment

November 21, 2023

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, video and control systems, today announced its Martin ERA 700 Performance IP, a state-of-the-art LED-based profile fixture, designed for permanent outdoor entertainment use, to complete Martin’s ERA family of fixtures. With its robust construction and innovative features, the ERA 700 Performance IP offers lighting designers and system integrators a comprehensive toolkit for creating immersive and visually stunning lightshows in even the most challenging environments.

The ERA 700 Performance IP is engineered to withstand extreme environmental conditions, making it the perfect choice for larger outdoor shows, rental applications, and architainment installations. With an impressive 26,000 lumens, this fixture delivers the ideal output for captivating outdoor lighting displays. Despite its power, the ERA 700 Performance IP stands at a compact height of only 759mm and weighs below 40kg, providing a lightweight and reliable solution for various outdoor projects.

Designed with durability in mind, the ERA 700 Performance IP can flawlessly operate in a wide range of temperatures and boasts C5M marine-grade salinity protection which shields the fixture against harsh elements, ensuring its longevity and consistent performance. Its IP65+ rating and advanced gasket design provide superior protection against dust and water ingress, eliminating the need for protection domes commonly used in outdoor installations.

In addition to its exceptional performance, the ERA 700 Performance IP prioritizes security and ease of integration with an incorporated anti-tamper box, preventing unauthorized access to power and data, making it an ideal choice for installations in public spaces.

With its compact size, impressive performance, and extensive feature set, the ERA 700 Performance IP is set to revolutionize outdoor lighting. Its durability, serviceability, and innovative technologies make it the preferred choice for professionals seeking high-performance lighting solutions. The fixture is now available for order and is available in black and white finishes to support various outdoor installation needs, including theme parks and cruise ships.

"The ERA 700 Performance IP represents a significant milestone in outdoor lighting technology," said Mark Mercer-Buss, Martin Lighting Product Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. "We've listened to the needs of our customers and developed a fixture that combines reliability, versatility, and security. Its robust design and advanced features make it an exceptional choice for both rental and installation markets, offering lighting professionals an outstanding solution for their outdoor projects."

HIGHLIGHTS:

Comprehensive Toolkit and New Gobo Designs
CMYC color mixing, dual gobo wheels, dual prisms, dual frost, new gobos, animation and a full curtain framing system offer the lighting designer a full toolkit to turn heads in any application. New gobo designs ensure that theatrical and architainment applications are all capably supported.

Anti-Tamper Box for Security and Added Outdoor Protection
Prevents someone from removing power/data from the fixture in more public environments while also enhancing environmental protection around power/data connectors and increasing the ingress protection rating to IP66.

All-Weather and C5M Environmental Protection Plus Active Humidity Control
With an IP65+ outdoor rating, this fixture can be used outdoors and can withstand extreme environmental conditions including rain, snow, heat, and dust over long periods of time. C5M marine-grade salinity protection ensures protection in increased saline environments. The active humidity and heating control system monitors humidity levels inside the fixture to ensure the optical system is working optimally and protected from moisture and condensation.

Ease of Service and Easy Access
A clever gasket design and innovations borrowed from Martin Exterior products enable easy access to gobo changes and serviceable items without the use of specialized tools and without damaging the IP protection.

Networking with Fail-Safe Bypass
New for the ERA family, support for Art-Net and sACN capability enables seamless integration into lighting systems with fail-safe bypass technology, ensuring uninterrupted operation and data passthrough, even in the event of a fixture failure to ensure non-interruption of the network stream.

Ideal Weight and Size Plus Seamless Aesthetics
Rental/touring and installation applications require IP66 fixtures to be lighter and more compact, and the ERA 700 Performance IP comes in below 40kg and measures just 759mm in height. Available in white and black, the ERA 700 Performance IP blends seamlessly in many outdoor installations, including theme parks and cruise ships.

Additional Details: For complete details and specifications, please visit: martin.com/products/era-700-performance-ip as well as exploring the full range of Martin ERA fixtures:


HARMAN Professional Solutions To Acquire  FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

HARMAN Professional Solutions To Acquire FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

November 09, 2023

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, lighting, and video and control technologies, announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (“FLUX::”), pioneers in immersive audio production, audio processing plug-in design, and audio analysis.

The acquisition will broaden HARMAN Professional’s offerings across multiple applications with world-class immersive technology, in addition to establishing a foundation for future innovation by bringing together FLUX::’s team with the hardware and software engineers of HARMAN Professional. When closed, the purchase will include FLUX::’s immersive, processing, and analysis solutions across live production, installation sound, content creation, and post-production.

“The FLUX:: acquisition is part of a technology investment HARMAN Professional is making to bring outstanding immersive experiences for live and recorded productions,” said Brian Divine, President, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “From creation to real-time immersive delivery, we aim to empower artists, designers, and engineers with a comprehensive product offering across the entire system. The foundational technology developed by the talented FLUX:: team opens many opportunities for future integration with our portfolio of brands.”

France-based FLUX:: was founded in 2006 by then seasoned sound recording engineer and current CEO, Gaël Martinet, for the purpose of creating intuitive and innovative audio software tools. Now, the portfolio of nearly 20 products is used globally by talented professionals across many applications.

FLUX:: SPAT Revolution is a powerful object-based and perceptual immersive mixing solution providing artists, sound-designers, and sound-engineers the tools to design, create, and mix outstanding real-time immersive experiences.

FLUX:: Analyzer is a modular RTA-system providing an extensive range of analyzer options for any audio analysis and measurement application.

FLUX:: Processing includes a comprehensive suite of plugins including channel strips, EQs, dynamics processing, and more.

“The future integration of our software technology with HARMAN’s industry leading brands make for exciting opportunities not only for touring applications, but for installed audio where spatial audio will play an increasingly important role,” said Gaël Martinet, Founder and CEO of FLUX SOFTWARE ENGINEERING. “We’ve been pioneering and engineering immersive audio solutions for many years and to be among these HARMAN brands, namely JBL, which developed some of the earliest loudspeakers, is very compelling for our team and for customers.”

Closing of the acquisition is anticipated before the end of 2023. For more information on FLUX::, visit flux.audio.

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HARMAN Professional Solutions Opens New Factory to Accommodate Growth and Reduce Carbon Emissions

HARMAN Professional Solutions Opens New Factory to Accommodate Growth and Reduce Carbon Emissions

November 01, 2023

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control technologies, today officially opened its new Pécs, Hungary, manufacturing plant to accommodate growth in production for its Martin brand that provides lighting fixtures for the entertainment and architectural lighting industries, and certain loudspeaker products.

 HARMAN retrofitted the more than 107,000 sq ft manufacturing facility to enable HARMAN to heat and cool the facility with geothermal energy by using a water-to-water heat pump. Furthermore, electricity for the entire facility will be sourced by onsite solar PV panels in 2024. The activities to lower the manufacturing environmental impact in Pécs are guided by HARMAN’s bold target to be carbon neutral by 2040. This includes waste reduction efforts in manufacturing operations, 100% of HARMAN’s manufacturing electricity to be sourced from renewable energy sources, and an overall reduction of electricity consumption in operations by 15%.    

 “Over the past six years, the Martin brand put into production more than 20 major LED lighting product SKUs with more new products being announced soon, and it is imperative that we not only create more space to meet demand but do so responsibly and in line with our corporate goals,” said Brian Divine, President, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The completion of this project is another proof point to our customers that we produce reliable products in technologically advanced facilities while doing so with reduced impact to our environment.”

 Prior to the move, HARMAN Professional shared factory space with HARMAN Automotive in Pécs. The growth of the two businesses units led to the decision to retrofit a three-story standalone facility for HARMAN Professional that includes production, warehouse, technical services, and a new contemporary office environment - all contained in one building.

 “This was an ambitious project because we set out to design, renovate and move facilities in eight months while conforming to HARMAN’s high construction and sustainability standards without interruption to production,” said Wolfgang Heitmann, Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations, HARMAN. “The combined contributions of people throughout company and the 300 HARMAN employees in the new building led to the success of this project which is a model for future builds that will lead us to achieving our carbon neutrality goals over the next decade. We’re very proud of the example we’re setting for the industry.”

 To learn more about HARMAN’s Sound Purpose: Driving Cause with Impact program, visit the latest Sustainability Report at https://www.harman.com/sustainability.

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HARMAN Professional Solutions engineers and manufactures audio, lighting, and video & control products for entertainment and enterprise markets, including live performance, audio production, large venue, cinema, retail, corporate, education, government, hospitality, broadcast and more. With leading brands including JBL Professional®, AKG®, Martin®, AMX®, Soundcraft®, BSS Audio®, Crown®, dbx Professional®, and Lexicon Pro®, HARMAN Professional delivers powerful, innovative and reliable solutions that are designed for world-class performance. HARMAN Professional Solutions is a Strategic Business Unit of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. For more information, visit http://pro.harman.com/.

 

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