AYRTON LDI 2015 Preview
Six new products announced by Ayrton at this year LDI.
Ayrton will be bringing six new products to LDI 2015, all which have been launched this year, and will be presented on the stand of Ayrton’s exclusive US distributor, Morpheus lights.
MagicDot-R and CosmoPix-R are part of the Creative Solutions line, into which Ayrton has incorporated totally new technology. The first 94mm diameter narrow beam angle collimator combined with the latest generation high-power (40W or 60W) Osram multichip LED that create tighter beams with an unrivalled centre beam intensity. MagicDot-R has proved an unbelievable hit from the moment it was released and is currently appearing on the Foo Fighters international tour. The latest member of the RADICAL series, MagicDot-R is the first professional moving head LED luminaire with a single optical collimator. The new high-efficiency 94mm diameter optical system uses a brand new 60W RGBW multichip LED with a light-emitting surface of 8mm that delivers an intense 4.5 degree beam with a central beam intensity of 180,000 candelas. Lightning fast and exhibiting the Creative Solutions’ continuous pan and tilt rotation, MagicDot-R’s totally round head fits within the diameter of its cylindrical base in all positions to allow bold new configurations with barely a centimetre of space between two luminaires. The entire unit weighs in at only 5.3kg.
CosmoPix-R has sparked the imagination from dance halls to television shows. CosmoPix-R is an entirely new luminaire based on the concept of the famous PAR36 double-rotation spheres that date back to the early ‘80s. Using the latest technology, Ayrton has revamped this legendary product design, and endowed it with a continuous combination of potential effects. This little powerhouse takes 12 of the highly efficient new 94mm optics and generates 12 shafts of coloured light that can be separately controlled in all directions and driven in continuous pan and tilt rotation to create exhilarating, original effects. CosmoPix-R has extended series connectivity and can be controlled by DMX-RDM, Art-Net or with a wireless DMX-RDM link via a new generation TiMo module by Ayrton partner, LumenRadio.
VersaPix-RS, the third new member of the Creative solutions line, puts Ayrton’s new 94mm diameter optics in combination with a 4mm 40W RGBW multichip to produce five 3.5 degree beams (the narrowest in Ayrton’s portfolio) with a record-breaking central beam intensity of 200 candela per lumen. This makes the new VersaPix-RS three times more powerful than the original VersaPix, with a central beam intensity six times greater than before. Truly spectacular 3D volumetric effects can be achieved with this Ultra Radical development. The cooling system for the three new products is also a impressive with a new copper circuit board on the heat pipe along with a one-piece aluminium heat sink allows better, more efficient thermal conduction.
DreamPanel-Shift is a 384 by 384mm video panel which are two exciting new moving head fixtures developed from the inspiration behind Ayrton’s original innovative DreamPanel Series. Using 4,096 RGB LEDs on a pitch black background to provide prodigious contrast and definition. Mounted on a moving head, DreamPanel-Shift defines the magic blend of two technologies: the continuous pan-tilt rotation of Ayrton’s MagicPanel with the new control system from the HDMI DreamPanel HD-Box. An innovative 48-circuit rotating connector enables the smooth, undisturbed transmission of video signals through pan and tilt rotation. DreamPanel-Twin is a unique hybrid luminaire displaying an optimised MagicPanel on one side and the DreamPanel Shift on the other. Incorporated into a motorised head capable of continuous double rotation on the pan and tilt axes, the DreamPanel-Twin can alternate between displaying high-definition video images and 3D volumetric lighting effects. The DreamPanel-Shift side has 4,096 RGB LEDs on a pitch black background that provides extreme contrast for video rendering while the MagicPanel-R side has an improved resolution of 64 emitters (arranged in an eight by eight matrix) to produce finer detailed volumetric mapping effects. The 6mm pitch of the video side offers the perfect balance between the definition required to display video media on stage, the optimum screen size to enable full HD, and the greatest overall system brightness. DreamPanel-Twin’s two sides are controlled completely separately - the video side through Ayrton’s new HDMI DreamPanel HD-Box control system, and the MagicPanel by Art-Net or sACN through an Ethernet link.
DreamPanel HD-Box control system has been specially developed to drive the video panels in HDMI. The controller manages the image, the positioning of the panels,and the rotation between the media server layer, which generates the signal, and the display layer. It also resizes and positions the media in real-time in a matrix of video panels regardless of their orientation. DreamPanel HD-Box ensures each DreamPanel-Shift tile receives the entire HDMI 1080P image but displays only its allotted portion of the image. It is used with the DreamPanel Manager, a PC-compatible software that lets the user configure a matrix, orientate the tiles individually with 1 degree accuracy, and adjust brightness.
WildSun-K25 which will be shown for the first time in the US at LDI 2015. Designed as a replacement for conventional 4000W HMI Fresnel projectors, WildSun-K25 is a new-generation moving head luminaire with no equal on the market. Working in collaboration with cinematographers and operators specialised in video production for major sporting events, Ayrton dedicated over two years to the development and perfection of this marvel of technology, innovation, and light. WildSun-K25 is the only LED luminaire capable of measuring up to the classic 4000W HMI Fresnel in terms of pure output, yet consumes only 2600W of power. With an output in excess of 100,000 lumens, a 10 to 50 degree zoom and individually controlled rings to modulate the emission surface according to ceiling height, WildSun-K25 is perfectly created for sporting events in stadiums and large arenas.
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