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LDI gets “Lased Out” With Nearly All Laser Companies Powered by Pangolin
The laser entertainment industry had a huge presence at the 2014 LDI Conference, with more laser equipment manufacturers and show companies exhibiting than ever before and nearly all laser booths at LDI were using Pangolin Laser Systems
By: Justin Perry - Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc.
For a long time, lasers have been looked at only as a special effect, rather than a mainstream lighting element. But, with new technological advancements being made by companies like Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. we’re now seeing lasers everywhere... From festivals and tours, sporting events, nightclubs and bars, live television events, corporate events and even in display advertising and marketing.
In speaking with Justin Perry, Chief Operating Officer at Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc., he explains the growth of the laser industry, from an artistic standpoint... “When you think about lasers as an artistic tool - A paintbrush for example, you soon begin to realize that when using laser as a lighting medium you have a much greater and wider degree of flexibility in your artistic expression... Simply put, lasers are a better paintbrush when compared to traditional lighting sources such as LEDs”.
Perry goes on to discuss how Pangolin has had a leading role in the continued growth of the laser industry...
“Here at Pangolin, we’re committed to growing the laser industry as a whole, by developing laser control and safety products that make the technology easier and more accessible to the lighting community...
“Some of these new technologies include our BEYOND software, which puts full artistic control of lasers into the hands of the lighting designer or laser technician. BEYOND gives operators the ability to create stunning “live” laser performances (with control via DMX, MIDI, OSC, and ArtNet) as well as entirely pre-programmed timeline based laser shows. BEYOND also has profiles for today’s leading lighting consoles, such as the GrandMA. Our goal with BEYOND, is to give lighting designerS and laser technicians control over lasers, the way they envision it.
On the consumer side of things, our QuickShow software has changed the game in terms of laser control, allowing newcomers to lasers, mobile DJs and the like, to have an easy-to-use laser control software right out of the box. With QuickShow, client’s can start creating beautiful laser light shows with just a few mouse clicks. Through the QuickShow product, we’re helping to create an entirely new generation of laser operators and technicians, who can then grow into our more professional level BEYOND software.
Another area where we’re pushing the envelope, is laser safety. Pangolin developed the world’s first safety platform (called PASS), to get approval from the US CDRH and FDA, allowing companies to perform what is called “audience scanning” (whereby you intentionally project laser effects, into an audience area, or onto a performer).
To compliment PASS, we also create our patented Safety Scan Lenses, which further ensure that laser effects projected into an audience area, are safe for public viewing. And on the software side of things, we incorporate a feature called a “Beam Attenuation Map” whereby a lighting designer or laser technician, can purposely reduce laser output, in a specified area. These technologies combined together, have helped make laser effects much safer for public audiences.
In a recent studies done by Laser Focus World and Electro Optics Magazine (two world-leading industrial laser publications)
In simply looking at the number of laser companies exhibiting at LDI, from 2012 to 2014, as well as taking into account the number of people attending the exhibition to learn about lasers, it becomes very clear that lasers are no longer the “small lights” on the block, and that they are becoming a mainstream lighting fixture, in today’s entertainment scene.
You can also watch a video, showing all new and exicitng laser technologies presented at the 2014 LDI show, using this link: https://www.youtube.com/
About Pangolin Laser Systems
Since 1986, Pangolin has amassed over 50,000 clients in 70 countries, firmly positioning themselves as the world leader; providing software and hardware solutions to the laser show and entertainment industries. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 22 artistic awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 400 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, Qlimax, Electronic Daisy Carnival (EDC), Ultra, Tomorrow Land, Tomorrow World; 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, Tiesto, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, and many others.
For more information on Pangolin and their award winning line of products, visit their website at http://www.Pangolin.com.
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