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City Theatrical Launches QolorFLEX 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape

City Theatrical is expanding its line of QolorFLEX® LED Tape and Accessories with a new QolorFLEX 5- in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape, which brings its best-selling QolorFLEX 5-in-1 and HiQ High CRI LED Tape for film and video technologies together in a single LED Tape. QolorFLEX 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape is an interior grade 5-in-1 24V LED Tape with a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 95 and is 25% brighter than other 5-in-1 LED tapes, making it an ideal high CRI LED tape for the camera needs of film and video projects, while providing lighting professionals with ultimate color control.

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2022 Press Releases


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City Theatrical at ABTT Theatre Show 2022

City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand B48 at ABTT Theatre Show at the Alexandra Palace in London, United Kingdom from 22 – 23 June 2022. Live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include the RadioScan® Spectrum Analyser for building better Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM broadcasts on the 2.4GHz band, dimming control with miniature QolorFLEX® Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Dimmers, bright and flexible LED linear lighting with QolorFLEX NuNeon® and various QolorFLEX LED Tapes, and troubleshooting with the multi award-winning DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, among other City Theatrical unique lighting accessories.

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City Theatrical at Cine Gear Los Angeles Expo 2022

City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology for the film industry in West Hall Booth 673 at Cine Gear Los Angeles Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center at LA Live from June 9, 2022 through June 12, 2022. City Theatrical demonstrations at Cine Gear LA Expo will include award-winning Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM technology for film & video projects. Multiverse marks the fifth generation of City Theatrical's engineering development for wireless DMX technology. The Multiverse system can deliver more data while reducing the amount of radio energy required for wireless DMX by as much as 90%, enabling scalability never possible before in the film industry.

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City Theatrical at PLASA Focus Leeds 2022

City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand N-C04 at PLASA Focus Leeds 2022 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, United Kingdom from 10 – 11 May. Live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include the revolutionary Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM 2.4GHz system, including PLASA Award for Innovation winner Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz, the Multiverse Studio Kit for film and video, RadioScan® Spectrum Analyser, and DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, as well as QolorFLEX® 5-in-1 and HiQ High CRI LED Tape, QolorFLEX Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Dimmers, and other City Theatrical unique lighting accessories. In addition to its special commendation in the 2019 PLASA Awards for Innovation, the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system was recognised as the winner of the Live Design Award for Best Debuting Product at the 2018 and 2019 LDI Shows in the USA, for the ability of the Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz to broadcast up to 10 universes of DMX data while using less radio energy than other single universe wireless DMX transmitters.

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City Theatrical Launches Beam Control and QolorFLEX LED Tape Accessories

City Theatrical has launched 30 new lighting accessories for 2022 to broaden its line of lighting accessories to best meet the needs of lighting professionals. These additions are now part of the company’s US and European Product Catalogues, reinforcing City Theatrical’s status as having the world’s most extensive catalogue of unique lighting accessories for entertainment and architectural lighting. City Theatrical added Electrical/Electronic products to its catalogue for 2022, including a standard “Stubby” Dual Band Omni Antenna, 900Hz/2.4GHz, 1.8dBi/3.8dBi, which is an optional antenna for all Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM products when space constraints are a concern. City Theatrical is also introducing a number of QolorFLEX® LED Tape Accessories, and beam control accessories that were designed to fit the Standard, EDLT, and XDLT Lenses for ETC’s Source Four LED Series 3 lighting fixtures.

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2021 Press Releases


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City Theatrical Welcomes Al Crawford As General Manager

City Theatrical is proud to welcome NYC-based lighting professional Al Crawford to its leadership team as General Manager starting on January 1, 2022. Mr. Crawford has worked globally in a broad variety of genres, with vast experience in the fields of dance, touring, live events, film, video, and theatrical consultation. He has been an entrepreneur and manager of teams that support the creation and implementation of new lighting and scenic projects worldwide. Mr. Crawford will use his keen problem-solving skills, people and project management techniques, and vast understanding of the unique needs of lighting professions and the entertainment industry as a whole to lead City Theatrical in this new role.

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City Theatrical celebrated its 35th year anniversary in 2021
City Theatrical Celebrates 35 Years in Business

City Theatrical is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. Many very talented people have put a lot of their lives into growing City Theatrical, and it has been quite an adventure for all of us. We have always been a company of makers, and our culture has been about how we invent, manufacturer, and customise unique lighting accessories. Thanks to all of our friends, customers, and colleagues around the world who have shared our journey and helped us over the years.

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QolorFLEX® NuNeon and QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers at the Duke Dumont Show at the Shrine Auditorium
City Theatrical's QolorFLEX NuNeon Debuts in the Duke Dumont Tour

City Theatrical’s QolorFLEX® NuNeon, RGB was recently used for British Electronic Artist Duke Dumont’s new tour at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 2021 and September 11, 2021 to create an asymmetrical, central set piece that will travel with the artist to various venues around the world as the tour continues into 2022. A total of 48 reels of QolorFLEX NuNeon were used to adorn the artist’s performance area with a complex system of loose, colour-changing cables, as well as outline the performance area. QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers are being used to provide dimming control for the QolorFLEX NuNeon.

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City Theatrical Retires the AutoYoke®

City Theatrical has retired the iconic AutoYoke® after 22 years of production. City Theatrical brought the AutoYoke to market in 1999 by marrying the ETC Source Four ellipsoidal with a precision pan/tilt yoke, and it was the first hard edge incandescent automated lighting solution designed especially for theatrical use. Most hard edge moving lights of the 1990s utilised arc source lamps which produced skin tones that many theatrical designers did not like. Broadway lighting designer Brian MacDevitt asked City Theatrical to produce a remotely refocusable Source Four so his moving lights would match the colour temperature of his conventional units. Since City Theatrical was founded to serve the needs of professional lighting designers and technicians by creating these unique lighting accessories.

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City Theatrical Launches Three Beam Control Accessories for Martin MAC Aura PXL

City Theatrical now offers three standard beam control accessories designed to fit the Martin MAC Aura PXL lighting fixture: the MAC Aura PXL Top Hat, Hexcel Louver, and Concentric Ring. These three beam control accessories were developed based on City Theatrical’s understanding of the unique accessory needs of lighting professionals, and the high demand for this moving light fixture in the market. Each new MAC Aura PXL beam control product offers control of stray beams and light spill. City Theatrical’s engineers and craftspeople design and create beam shaping lighting accessories, like the new MAC Aura PXL Top Hat (P/N 2786), from their New Jersey-based factory.

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City Theatrical Hosts Tenth Webinar on Using Test Tools to Improve Wireless DMX

The Webinar 10: Using City Theatrical Test Tools to Improve Wireless DMX is a 30-minute live webinar that provides a general overview of how you can use City Theatrical test tools independently or in combination to improve your wireless DMX setup, and will help you plan for and/or troubleshoot your next wireless DMX installation. The webinar will be hosted by City Theatrical’s Harrison Hohnholt.

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City Theatrical’s Multiverse® Studio Wireless DMX/RDM at the CBS original television series, The Unicorn

City Theatrical’s Multiverse® Studio Kit, a wireless DMX solution for film & video projects, was recently used to provide wireless DMX/RDM for Season II of the CBS original television series The Unicorn. Long battery life, dual band operation, contactless charging, and rating for outdoor use are among the features of this new wireless DMX technology that were used during shooting. Chief Lighting Technician Justin Stroh first became aware of Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology in 2019, from a demonstration at Cine Gear Expo, a film trade show on the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles. With prior experience using existing wireless DMX technologies for television and film projects, Justin and his team were looking for wireless DMX solutions that offered reliable functionality with greater usability, making products easier to deal with and use on set. Upon testing this new technology, they decided to use it on The Unicorn, and first began using Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology during the first season of shooting. For Season II, they implemented the new battery powered Multiverse Studio Kit with contactless charging, which includes six Multiverse Studio Receivers.

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City Theatrical Launches Multiverse Vero Transceiver Products For Outdoor Wireless DMX Installations

City Theatrical’s Multiverse Vero Transceiver 900MHz/2.4GHz (P/N 7400-5902) brings the advanced features of the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to outdoor installations for architecture and entertainment. The Multiverse Vero Transceiver 900MHz/2.4GHz contains two radios, 2.4GHz (for worldwide use) and 900MHz (for use in the Americas only), which allows the user to select which radio band to use via the Multiverse SHoW ID. The Multiverse Vero Transceiver is housed in a NEMA 4 / IP66-rated package that provides protection from the outdoor elements. Its internal backlit LCD display simplifies setup and gives feedback on system performance. Each unit comes with a dual band 2.5dBi Outdoor Omni-directional Antenna. This product is available through City Theatrical dealers in North America.

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