Showway, the first international trade fair dedicated to show business professionals held in Bergamo (Italy) from 24 to 26 February, obtained very large participation and considerable success among the operators, offering itself for the future as the only Italian appointment dedicated exclusively to professionals in the sector.
The event was promoted by APIAS (Italian Association for Manufacturers and Importers of Technologies for the Show Business), which, as its fair site, chose Bergamo, a city in the heart of the Italian manufacturing area and easily reached from all over the world thanks to the numerous motorway and airport connections.
THE CLAY PAKY STAND AND EVENTS
Clay Paky took part in Showway with a very large stand, containing a demo area and bar service, where it was possible to welcome operators in the sector and those responsible for worldwide sales networks in an optimal context – very silent and professional.
As a corollary to the fair event, Clay Paky organized an international convention, also open to the press, which was followed by the Gala Dinner at the prestigious “Il Pianone” Restaurant in Bergamo Alta.
Sunday night was characterized by the Clay Paky Party Night, at the XX Secolo Discotheque in Seriate where guests, operators and friends of Clay Paky met in a climate of happy friendliness. The supper and party were accompanied by the music groups Gabriele Comeglio Jazz Group and Settesotto, as well as the exhibition of world micromagic champion Aurelio Paviato.
THE NEW LITTLE, GREAT “ALPHA 300s”
Clay Paky presented a complete range of projectors, from 300W to 1200W, specifically focusing attention on the last-born, the Alpha 300 models. These latter exceed every competitor in the same power category in brightness, graphic variety, optical system and performance and represent the extreme synthesis between compactness and the great professional characteristics of the whole ALPHA Range.
These characteristics were summarized in the picture proposed by Clay Paky at Showway 2008, with a baby that PUNCHES ABOVE ITS WEIGHT.
As already at LDI 2007, where they were welcomed with great interest, to the extent of inducing Clay Paky to reinforce its production departments to meet the numerous market requests, at Showway, too, the Alpha 300s were the absolute leading actors on stage.
THE ALPHA BEAM 300
An important “moving beam light”, already the reference point for the sector.
ALPHA BEAM 300 is an innovative alternative to a Par 64 ACL in a compact and powerful moving light beam. Exclusively presented, it produces a superconcentrated near parallel light beam, for a use very similar to that of a Par 64 ACL, always present in all the big Rock’n’Roll shows, but with superior and innovative features.
The new, special Clay Paky optical group, with a low power 300 W lamp produces three times the brightness as that of an ordinary 1200 W wash projector, generating a “tube of light” with a natural beam of 8°. The aperture and graphics of the “tube of light” can be decided at will by using the 8 fixed gobos available, while a linear frost can be used to pass from a narrow hard beam to a more or less soft one.
CMY color mixing and a color wheel (8+1) allow the light beam to be collared at will. A Dimmer on a dedicated channel, stop/strobe and high speed Pan/Tilt complete the Alpha Beam 300 configuration.
Innovative and complete, compact, service friendly and easy to install and use, Alpha Beam 300 is the ideal Moving Light Beam for “live” professional use especially “long throw” to cut through the brightness of stage washes or LED backgrounds, with Aircraft Landing effects never seen before.
ALPHA SPOT HPE 300 | SPOT 300 | WASH 300
The Alpha 300 line also comprises two effects projectors and a washlight:
Alpha Spot HPE 300: Compact, light, very silent, easy to install and extremely bright, with superior graphic and optical performances, it is the most complete “spot” in its category. 15°- 40° Zoom, CMY, 8+1 Color wheel, 15 Gobos (8 fixed and 7 rotating), Morphing Effect, Rotating Prism, Frost, 0-100% Dimmer on dedicated channel, iris and stop/strobe.
Alpha Spot 300: With the same optical, lighting engineering and constructional qualities as the Alpha Spot HPE 300, it is ideal for the most essential applications with contained investment levels. It is ?tted with two 8+1 color wheels combinable together, 15 Gobos (8 ?xed and 7 rotating), Morphing Effect, Rotating Prism, 0-100% Dimmer on dedicated channel and stop/strobe.
Alpha Wash 300: Alpha Wash 300 is a compact, light and very silent washlight that is easy to install and extremely bright. The CMY system and 8+1 color wheel can provide any required tonality and an unrivalled color quality. 2 levels of frost on dedicated channels provide diffusion of the colour in a linear and uniform way, even from short distances, permitting its universal use in the most demanding professional sectors.