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HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Beam – High Intensity Beam with Zoom!

AARHUS, Denmark — HARMAN’s Martin new MAC Viper Beam is a unique beam fixture with linear zoom system that projects a very narrow pencil beam of high-intensity light. The final fixture in the award-winning MAC Viper Family, it is available as an easy-to-install front lens replacement kit for any standard MAC Viper AirFX.

Ideal for high-impact, big beam effects and longer throws, it houses the same high-quality feature set as Martin’s MAC Viper AirFX, including a vibrant color mixing system and stunning aerial effects. It has also inherited the same compact form, impressive speed and superior light quality using the same 1000 W source as the other Viper Family luminaires.

Tighter beam – higher intensity

With 80 percent greater intensity than the MAC Viper AirFX, the MAC Viper Beam can cut through all forms of ambient lighting. Its linear zoom – a unique feature for a beam luminaire – creates a tighter beam and the auto-linked focus means that hard-edge effects hold their focus throughout the entire zoom range and at varying throws. Beam gobos can adjust along the entire zoom range and unlike other fixtures, light output is constant with no visible beam jump from tight to wide.

The MAC Viper Beam houses a selection of all-new aerial effects on two gobo wheels – a rotating gobo wheel with five replaceable designs and a fixed gobo wheel with seven designs. The CMY color mixing system offers a superior palette including true reds, rich ambers, primary green and deep blues with added color choice from a 7-slot color wheel. A linear CTO provides daylight to tungsten CCT control and expansion of the CMY palette.

Beams can be manipulated using a combined dimmer/shutter with intensity effects for instant blackout or smooth fades all the way to blackout. Additional effects are possible from a fast and tight iris with adjustable dynamic effects, as well as a frost that can snap or fade in for beautiful hard-edge or narrow-angle wash effects. Various strobe effects are also possible.

The MAC Viper Beam is available as an easy-to-install front lens replacement kit for any standard MAC Viper AirFX. The lens kit installs (and uninstalls) in only a few minutes with no need to change internal parts. For the lighting designer this means another great lighting tool while the rental house benefits from added flexibility and enhanced value for their MAC Viper AirFX portfolio.

For a video of the MAC Viper Beam, please click here.

Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. Martin lighting solutions are industry standard on top tours and events, grace prestigious theatres, energize nightclubs and decorate major television studios around the globe. Other important areas of application are indoor and outdoor architecture and commercial applications where Martin products are increasingly being used to transform spaces with dynamic light. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Martin Professional joined the HARMAN families of category-leading technology and lifestyle brands in March 2013.

HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio, lighting and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson®, and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 14,300 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

High Resolution Engineering Adds Lightware FR33L Routers to Rental Inventory

High Resolution Engineering (HRE) has completed the upgrade of its Lightware rental inventory with the addition of FR33L modular Lightware routers with HDCP boards. The complement of FR33Ls marks the culmination of the rental upgrade, which has seen the previous inventory of DVI routers replaced by Lightware 8×8, 17×17, 80×80 and now 33×33 modular frames. At the same time, the rental inventory has been upgraded with five Vista Spyder X20 image processors with kit options.

“Lightware’s FR33L is the number-one most requested router by AV technicians,” reports HRE’s Mike Taylor. “It’s by far the best router on the market. With the addition of the very powerful FR33Ls our entire inventory of Lightware routers is now cutting edge. Our rental inventory can take care of all of our customers’ needs.”

Equipped with HDCP Input/Output cards, the complete rental inventory of Lightware routers is fully compatible with up to 4K HDMI. The routers still offer DVI and HD-SDI compatibility for the maximum in format flexibility.

Multiple I/O cards offer fiber optic, CAT5 and 6 and HDBaseT connectivity. Pixel-accurate reclocking on inputs ensures signals that had been lost in the past can now be recovered.

A frame detector (waveform monitor) is built in on every input and output so users can see the signal in the router software. “That’s a powerful diagnostic tool that only Lightware offers,” says Taylor. “All of these features are available across our Lightware rental inventory.”

HRE’s five Spyder X20 image processors now boast kit options, which include routers, controllers, EDID Managers, DA2s and CAT6 send and receive units. “It’s a powerful ‘show-in-a-box’ solution that meets all customer requirements,” Taylor says. The kit components comprise three Pelican cases for easy transport.

About High Resolution Engineering
High Resolution Engineering, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers is a company with a strong systems engineering and applications background. Its founders have decades of experience in the audio visual rental and staging industry, broadcast applications, A/V installations and system design. This combined experience allows them to provide the highest possible quality solutions to its customers in the most efficient manner. For more information, visit www.highresolution.tv.

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