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HARMAN Professional Solutions Alleviates NW Group with Trailblazing Lighting Fixtures

November 18, 2018

With the combined power of MAC Aura XB and MAC Quantum Profiles by Martin, NW Group is all set to illuminate stages across Australasia

AUSTRALIA — To rev up their lighting catalog, NW Group recently secured the state-of-the-art Martin Professional MAC Quantum Profiles and MAC Aura XB Washes from HARMAN Professional Solutions.

NW Group delivers exceptional Technical Production by supplying the highest standard of audio, video, and lighting solutions across Australasia. NW Group is represented by Norwest and Haycom in Australia with Oceania and Spyglass our brands in New Zealand. Recognizing that each brand is a specialist across the disciplines of Audio, Video, and Lighting, NW Group renders quality service to their clients. With expert teams, world-leading technology, and unrivaled inventories across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, and Wellington, they have the capability and resources required to meet a diverse set of events anywhere.

Having already used Martin's light fixtures in the past, NW group decided to heighten their inventory with more industry-leading products from Martin. They wanted light fixtures that could provide rapid movements and quality color mixing during performances on stage. To help them choose the ideal products, they reached out to Show Technology.

"Following our substantial purchases in 2016 of MAC Quantum Wash and Profiles, MAC Aura, MAC Vipers and MA consoles, it was a natural decision for us to continue along that product line for our Brisbane and Melbourne offices," said Graeme Whitehouse, General Manager of NW Group. "Both locations purchased MAC Quantum Profiles, and we stepped up to the Aura XB this time around. It's a logical choice to span our client base, ranging from very corporate, to Arts and Entertainment."

Apart from being a light-weight, compact LED wash light, the MAC Aura XB integrates several new features. It offers additional brightness, a new superior color mixing system, and an optimized lens design which emits tighter beams and more even washes. Martin's unique and patented Eye-candy Aura Effect makes it a wholesome, appealing package. It features an extremely bright single-lens wash with fully pre-mixed color and a broad color palette that includes RGBW color mixing. Its eye-candy Aura Effect makes it a huge hit on the stage, elevating performances to the next level.

The MAC Quantum Profiles, on the other hand, combines top-quality white light with a fast, smooth CMY color mixing system and crisp gobo projection on surfaces as well as mid-air. With all these incredible features and Martin’s trademark new Animotion™ FX system that allows extraordinary beam animations, the market is now finally seeing the first real 700/800 W discharge lamp replacement in a profile fixture that effectively harnesses cutting-edge LED technology.

"NW Group was looking for contemporary light fixtures that would provide high-quality wash and help them create incredible beam effects on the stage. Quantum Profile and Aura XB are perfectly suited for this kind of stage effect. Powered by HARMAN Professional Solutions, the combination of these two outstanding products from Martin is sure to create wonders on the stage," said a spokesperson at Show Technology.

NW Group used the MAC Quantum profiles to achieve a mixture of break up gobos, aerial and beam looks. The speed of the unit, the smooth CMY color mixing, and dimming curve, positively impressed them. They liked that their new Martin products were highly reliable, easy to rig and configure, and could perform exceptionally well under harsh country conditions.

"They are a very impressive, extremely bright LED fixture," said James Dee, NW Group's Account Manager. "The Quantum's Animotion effect added an extra layer of beam animations to our plotted looks. The MAC Aura XB's were used as the main wash light on the stage. They are a compact, lightweight unit that delivers a great punch through a single lens unit. The Aura XB also has a very impressive zoom and lens design and can deliver in its own right some really tight beam looks."

"We thank NW Group for their continued patronage and are pleased to offer intelligent lighting solutions, technologically enhancing the quality of performance," said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. "We would also like to extend our appreciation to Show Technology for delivering fitting solutions and providing exceptional customer service, right to the last detail."