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Pangolin Technologies Dominate the 2014 Prolight+Sound Exhibition
Nearly all laser companies exhibiting at the 2014 Prolight+Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany utilized products manufactured by Pangolin.
By: Justin Perry, Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc.
Pangolin Laser Systems, an award-winning manufacturing of laser control software and hardware was proud to take part in the exhibition this year, as technologies manufactured by the company appeared to dominate the show in all areas. In many regards you could not turn a corner without seeing a laser entertainment system utilizing one of their technologies. Nearly all exhibiting laser companies were incorporating Pangolin products, from their laser control software, to their patented laser safety products, and also their all-new lineup of galvanometer-
At the Pangolin booth, a variety of new technologies from the company were on display. Demonstrations were given on new features inside of their BEYOND laser control software, such as the advanced multimedia timeline which allows you to easily combine laser effects together with video, for true multimedia shows. Pangolin also had a variety of laser safety products on display, including the Safety Scan lenses which help make laser shows safer and more enjoyable to watch, and also their PASS system (Professional Audience Safety System)
While there were lot of interesting new technologies shown at the Pangolin booth, perhaps the most exciting was their all-new galvanometer-
Optical scanners are used inside of almost all entertainment laser projectors. Scanners are essentially two small motors, that move a beam on an X/Y axis, and allow the projector to create various laser effects, including atmospheric effects as well as laser graphics.
For many years, show producers in the laser industry have faced challenges with optical scanners made in a conventional way. Present scanning solutions can not perform at speeds fast enough to create the types of effects desired, and they are not reliable enough to withstand the rigorous applications laser show operators use them in.
Pangolin formed a new company division of the company called ScannerMAX, which has been developing galvanometer-
During the show, Pangolin displayed two separate scanning systems. The first, which they call the “Compact-506”
Pangolin integrated the Saturn 1 into one of their laser projectors, and projected three graphical laser shows (which are known to be very hard on optical scanners), all from one laser projector, all at the same time, and at a 30° scan angle, running at 90kpps. This is something the laser show industry has never witnessed before, and the market response to Pangolin’s new development was overwhelming.
In a recent interview taken during the Prolight+Sound Frankfurt exhibition, William R. Benner Jr., Pangolin’s President and CTO was quoted saying... “Innovation is the driving force behind everything we do here at Pangolin. Our goal is to create products that help benefit the laser and entertainment industries as a whole, so our colleagues in the field can create events which leave people in awe. It is such an amazing feeling to know that a product you’ve worked to develop has helped contribute to another person’s joy. When you create products for an industry you love, it’s not work... It’s fun, and we wouldn’t want it any other way.”
A video showcasing many of these new technologies from Pangolin and their partners can be found online here:
About Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.
Since 1986, Pangolin has amassed over 40,000 clients in 63 countries firmly positioning themselves as the world leader; providing software and hardware solutions, as well as laser safety and related products to the laser show and entertainment industry. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 20 awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 390 Artistic Awards for its users.
Pangolin has products being used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, Maroon 5, Kanye West and Jay-Z, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others.
For more information on Pangolin and their award winning line of products, visit their website at http://www.Pangolin.com and http://www.scannermax.com.
You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/
Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc.