Prolight + Sound 2013: Half dozen introductions for Robe11 April 2013
Czech Republic-based moving light manufacturer Robe lighting will launch six new products at the 2013 Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt.
The Pointe, MiniMe, MMX Blade, CycFX and Cyclone will arrive as new additions to Robe’s ROBIN range, while the DigitalSpot 7100DT will be introduced as part of Robe’s DigitalSpot series.
The Pointe features 5 – 20º zoom with full focus control, variable frost, two separate prism effects, a rotating and a static gobo wheel and inbuilt colour wheel. The 280W Osram discharge lamp makes this lightsource suitable for large and small-scale applications.
Designed for bar, club and retail lighting applications, MiniMe is an effects lighting luminaire with the addition of full video output. The small, fast moving fixture is LED driven with 20,000-hour lifetime source. Colours, Gobos and beam shapes are all digitally generated by the on-board micro media server. What’s more, custom artwork, still photographs and video can also be simply uploaded for projection, whilst live video can be streamed through the HDMI input.
The third new addition to the ROBIN series is the MMX Blade – a 1200-series equivalent lightsource utilising its popular MMX optical technology. It features a framing shutter system of four fast ‘blades’ which can be individually positioned and angled plus or minus 45º, with the whole Blade module capable of plus / minus 90º rotation. This allows precise shaping and fine-spotting of specific areas on a stage, set or performer. This is said to be a crucial feature for all types of theatre and television productions.
ROBIN CycFX is a one metre linear strip that can be tilted 270º featuring an array of high-powered RGBW LEDs for smooth colour mixing, with a zoom option that opens the spread out from 8 to a remarkable 53º. The ultra-fast, motorised tilt movement allows the creation of spectacular ‘wave’ effects along a line of fixtures. Individual control of each LED makes the fixture map-able, and enables multiple CycFXs to be built in to a variety of matrix designs. Wireless control is an optional accessory.
Meanwhile, the ROBIN Cyclone is an innovative effects moving head product, which has an integrated fan in the centre of the head surrounded by a ring of 24 x high powered RGBW multichip LEDs. Zoom is 8 to 63º on the LEDs .. and a strong central airflow that can be combined with fog and haze to assist with creating the best quality atmospheric effects.