Monet joins Elation lineup
Monet joins Elation lineup
Artiste Monet houses a full blackout, four-blade framing system
Artiste Monet is the latest addition to Elation’s Artiste range. It is a 45,000-lumen LED profile fixture that incorporates the manufacturer’s SpectraColor engine, which uses traditional CMY colours but adds variable RGB flags for colours that were ‘previously impossible to achieve’, from theatrical pastels to pure reds, blues and greens. The Monet houses a full blackout, four-blade framing system with unlimited indexing and continuous rotation control that allows shapes to rotate while morphing and transforming for transitions, projections and aerial effects. The package includes seven rotating and seven fixed glass gobos, a full animation wheel, dual prisms, dual frost and a high-speed iris. With a 6–50° zoom and a 160mm front lens, Monet also incorporates a 950W white LED engine.
Providing up to 45,000 lumens from a 950W LED engine, Proteus Profile is an IP65-rated LED profile that includes six rotating and seven fixed glass gobos, a full animation wheel, dual prisms, dual frost and a high-speed iris. The indexable framing system provides full blackout shutter cuts. Like Artiste Monet, Proteus Profile has a zoom range of 6–50° and a 160mm front lens.
Smarty MaX is a beam/spot/wash hybrid moving head featuring the new Philips MSD Platinum Flex 400 lamp. Rated at 480W with 4,000 hours of lamp life, Smarty MaX combines CMY and variable CTO and is reportedly the first hybrid to incorporate a full iris for dynamic beam effects. Features include a 160mm front aperture lens, four prisms on two planes, dual frosts and dual gobo wheels.
Elation has also released DiGidot C4 Live and DiGidot C4 Extended. DiGidot C4 Live can output to a maximum of 6,144 individual LEDs and 2,000 RGB LEDs. The LEDs are spread over four outputs, where each can have three universes. Lights can be directly connected to the LED driver and digital outputs can all have various settings. DiGidot C4 Extended combines all the capabilities of the DiGidot C4 Live and adds recording and triggering functions to make the DiGidot C4 a standalone show controller.
Meanwhile, Elation subsidiary Obsidian Control Systems has launched Onyx, a lighting control platform that is backwards compatible with all M-Series lighting control products. The platform has been designed for both hardware consoles and PC systems and can control up to 128 universes of DMX, Art-Net or sACN. The first two products under the Onyx platform are NX 2 and NX Wing. NX 2 provides high brightness, full HD multi-touchscreen, eight assignable parameter encoders, an assistive mini touchscreen, a full keypad and command section, a dedicated grand master and 10 full playbacks with four freely assignable buttons. It also includes an Intel Hexa-Core processor, a high-speed NVMe SSD drive and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. NX Wing is based on the NX 2 console and uses the same design and components with an identical footprint and layout.