PL&S 2017 – Chauvet Professional debuts Mavericks

Chauvet Professional has announced the introduction of new fixtures at this year’s Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, including the Maverick MK3 Wash, the Maverick MK1 Spot, ÉPIX Strip IP and Ovation B1965-FC.

Building on the success of the Maverick MK2 Wash, the Maverick MK3 Wash answers calls for a more powerful wash fixture, with a much larger pixel array containing 27 x 40W Osram LEDs, an impressive 1,080W output, 7-45⁰ zoom, 16-bit dimming, and a built in virtual gobo wheel with background colour control, for intense visual effects.

The new 350 W Maverick MK1 Spot offers lighting designers all the main benefits of the larger MK2 Spot in compact housing, with rapid 7-33° zoom, a 7-29° beam angle, CMY colour mixing, a flat field of projection, colour consistency, 3-facet prism and frost, and crisp gobo projections from two gobo wheels – one rotating, and one static.

Also debuting at Prolight+Sound is the 1m ÉPIX Strip IP LED strip, featuring 100 RGB LEDs, twice the number found in current ÉPIX Tour products. The LEDs have Alternate Personalities, making them easy to control with DMX only (no media server, or Pixel mapper, or Kling-Net required). This fixture comes with three lens covers: Square (installed), Dome, and Black. Thanks to its IP grade housing, it is suitable for outdoor use, and its brightness makes it ideal for daylight applications as well. Control of up to 20 units can be achieved via Art-Net, Kling-Net, or sACN (streaming ACN) and DMX via the IP rated ÉPIX Drive 2000.

Chauvet Professional will also introduce a batten-style LED fixture with the standard length favoured in European theatrical settings, the Ovation B1965-FC. It boasts advanced features such as RGBA-Lime colour mixing and responds to RDM, Art-Net and sACN plus standard DMX for programming and networking. It features 16-bit dimming and multiple control personalities for both simple and complex programming schemes.

This year’s show will also celebrate Chauvet Professional’s foray into the German market with established industry specialist Fischer GmbH, which now supplies and services Chauvet Professional fixtures in Germany.

“We are looking forward to this year’s Pro Light + Sound,” said Chauvet CEO Albert Chauvet. “Our new products fill some important niches, and we are eager to work with Fischer GmbH to serve the German market. It should be exciting.”


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