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Brightline - New VC Fixture Easy on Eyes - FEBRUARY 19, 2009

New VC Fixture Easy on Eyes, Budget
Sleek, Unobtrusive, Effective: Stealth-T Raises the Quality Ceiling
BRIDGEVILLE, PA—More than ever during these trying economic times, entities from corporations to government bureaus to educational institutions are turning to various modes of videoconferencing to replace the need for physical travel. Besides obvious time and cost benefits, this trend can reduce an organization’s carbon footprint and related environmental impacts, enhance employee productivity, and broaden access to distant resources. Brightline’s role in this transformative technology has been to provide high-performance, broadcast-quality lighting products in response to the growing market realization that, without correct lighting, even the most sophisticated conferencing systems will fail to produce a suitable image.


Initially developed for the distance-learning and telepresence sectors, Brightline’s latest offering is an innovative videoconference fixture line that will serve as the perfect complement to the company’s classic in-ceiling, directional T-Series fixtures. Like the T-Series, the new energy-efficient Stealth-T is designed for easy installation in any ceiling with standard 2- x 2-ft (600- x 600-mm) T-bar panels. The name “Stealth” was chosen for the product line to emphasize several of its more compelling features, among them:
•An unobtrusive profile that requires only 5 inches of clearance above a room’s T-bar structure and descends a mere ¼ inch below the ceiling plane. Whereas the T-Series achieves directional illumination via patented articulating carriages that break the ceiling plane, Stealth-T fixtures incorporate a system of specially engineered aluminum louvers to direct the light at angles of 45°, bi-directional 45°, or 90° (vertical). Louver options are interchangeable and ensure accurate coverage of all potential on-camera positions in addition to fulfilling the requirements of general room task lighting.
• Broadcast-quality illumination that can be entirely glare-free. A range of frosted diffusion filters modulate the light and can be selected to totally eliminate glare for unprecedented visual comfort in the classroom or conference room.
• An extremely competitive price point that will fly under the radar of previous VC lighting budgets. Positioned as Brightline’s least expensive fixture, Stealth-T represents the ideal choice for those seeking a technologically advanced yet cost-effective conferencing environment.
In other words, architects and designers won’t see the fixtures in the room, users won’t feel the light in their eyes, and purchasers won’t be faced with as big a number on their lighting invoice. Brightline has also aimed to make setup as easy as possible by offering an optional installation kit (also available for T-Series) comprising a system of plug-in power/dimming connectors that makes it simple for AV integrators or electrical contractors to finalize any Special-T installation. Maintenance is similarly straightforward, with all fixture components—including ballasts—accessible from below through a spring-loaded louver frame. As do other Brightline products, the Stealth-T turns out very little heat; consumes up to 90% less electricity than comparable incandescent fixtures; employs recyclable, custom-phosphor 55-W lamps with lamp life in excess of 8,000 hours; and produces a spectral emission calibrated to harmonize with the widest range of digital cameras, including the latest HD models.


Although Stealth-T units are intended for a variety of videoconferencing applications, the fixtures’ unique combination of features makes them particularly well-suited for certain domains of today’s burgeoning VC market. For educational institutions facing budgetary constraints and concerns for student visual comfort, the Stealth-T’s price, versatility, and glare-free operation will be especially attractive as more schools and universities turn to on-campus conferencing and distance learning. The product’s minimal profile and lack of glare are also major advantages in the relatively close confines of telepresence suites, where participants must be carefully lit to ensure optimal appearance of extensive and sometimes irregularly shaped displays.


Created for today’s needs, the Stealth-T is the latest incarnation of Brightline’s design ingenuity, engineering expertise, and unparalleled experience in the field. Additional information about this dynamic new addition to the company’s videoconference fixture portfolio can be found at http://www.brightlines.com/StealthT/index.htm.


For more than a decade, Brightline advanced fluorescent lighting products have been recognized worldwide as the choice for superior performance across the entire spectrum of broadcast and videoconference applications. Product lines include SeriesONE studio fixtures, T-Series and Stealth-T fixtures for in-ceiling applications, and Studio CycSeries and SeriesTWO RGB color-changing fixtures for studio-cyclorama and architectural lighting.

 

Brightline – 580 Mayer Street, Building #7 – Bridgeville, PA 15017 – 412-206-0106 - www.brightlines.com

Prism - Projection Awarded Best Debuting Product for Lighting at LDI - NOVEMBER 21, 2009

Prism Projection Awarded Best Debuting Product for Lighting at LDI

Prism Projection Inc.'s RevEAL Color Wash lighting fixture was awarded Best Debuting Product for Lighting at the LDI 2009 Show in Orlando, Florida. Products being unveiled for the first time at LDI are eligible for the award, and winners are selected by a secret panel of industry experts. The award was presented in ceremony at the LDI exhibit hall on November 21.

 

The Color Wash is the first product released by RevEAL, Revolutionary Entertainment & Architectural Lighting.

After the awards ceremony, Prism Projection's president and founder, Garrett Young, said: "The RevEAL CW is our first product for entertainment lighting and this our first time exhibiting at LDI. To have the industry welcome us with this award is truly a great honor. This award really has me energized to get back to the team in the lab and finish up the products we have on our roadmap for the line."

The RevEAL Color Wash is a fixed focus, soft-edged lighting fixture that uses LEDs to create a fully homogenized beam driven by a revolutionary color engine. Unlike other LED based lighting fixtures, the shadow that is cast does not have multiple images or distracting color fringing. Using a unique mix of LEDs gives the product a very large color gamut and a CRI above 95, allowing it to be directly focused on a performer, with a quality previously only achieved through traditional light sources.

 

The integrated closed loop optical feedback system and innovative methods for driving LEDs incorporated in the RevEAL Color Wash give the unit calibrated specifiable color, unlocking the potential for using LEDs as a primary illuminating source. At a total power draw of 180W and lumen output of 3,820, the RevEAL Color Wash is an efficient 46 lumens per watt.

 

Extending the potential for designers, each color mode may be controlled by eight- or 16-bit DMX values. Color modes include XY coordinates, RGB, and hue saturation intensity. An additional channel may be added for white light output with adjustable calibrated color temperature of 1,800K up to 10,000K. All modes include a dimmer channel as well. Lensing options are 27, 37, 50, 70, 90 degrees and a special 30 x 70 degrees rectangular beam.

 

The RevEAL line of fixtures is manufactured in the United States at Prism Projection's headquarters in Sully, Iowa.

Brightline - Lights White House Crisis Center - JANUARY 12, 2007

Brightline Lights White House Crisis Center
T-Series Chosen for Situation Room--World’s Most Critical Videoconferencing

JANUARY 12, 2007



BRIDGEVILLE, PA--In a testimony to the superior performance, reliability, and technical sophistication of its products, Brightline has been selected to provide the videoconference lighting for what the BBC News has called “the most important information hub in the United States.” Over the last several months, the first complete overhaul in more than 40 years has been carried out in the Situation
Room--the storied “nerve center” beneath the main floor of the White House that has been the
setting for many of the most momentous and tension-filled events in recent American history.

President Bush speaks at the inauguration of the renovated White House Situation Room, which underwent its first major overhaul since it was created during the Kennedy administration. Lighting in the revamped room features Brightline directional T-Series fixtures.


Operated by the National Security Council for use by the President and his advisors--including Homeland Security officials and the White House chief of staff--the Situation Room is actually a suite of rooms employed for crisis and intelligence management, secure communication with outside parties, and the maintenance of command and control of U.S. forces around the world.

In this photo taken January 4, 2007, President Bush and Vice President Cheney are shown in the newly renovated Situation Room participating in a secure videoconference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Brightline motorized T-Series fixtures provide the VC lighting in the room.


Frequently depicted in popular culture (“The West Wing,” “24,” etc.) as the ultimate nexus of futuristic covert-communications technology, the Situation Room was in fact desperately in need of an ultimate makeover. Despite piecemeal renovations through the years, the 5000-sq-ft center, created in 1962 in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, still featured picture-tube-based monitors, pedestrian fax machines, and antiquated computer and phone systems. In the videoconference realm, sessions were all-too-often interrupted by blackouts and other intermittent failures. This state of affairs was, it seems, particularly galling to President Bush, who is known to place a premium on direct, face-to-face communication with government officials and foreign leaders. When the inadequacies of the existing rooms became painfully evident following 9/11 and the Katrina disaster, the president mandated a total gutting and rebuilding of the entire Situation Room complex.

The Situation Room is in the process of undergoing its first major overhaul since it was created during the Kennedy administration. Lighting in the new room features Brightline directional T-Series fixtures.


To deliver a lighting system that would provide the required performance for what is arguably the world’s most critical VC application, White House personnel in charge of the remodeling selected a mix of Brightline’s motorized T-Series and Mini T-Series videoconference fixtures. Developed to offer energy-efficient, broadcast-quality lighting in a format designed for installation in any type of ceiling, the T-Series’ patented articulation capability makes them the only fixtures that can be precisely rotated into a desired directional position during conferencing and then returned flush to the ceiling between sessions for general room lighting. In conjunction with various Brightline control accessories, this enables users to fine tune a look by placing light exactly where needed and nowhere else, which helps to maximize the readability of the Situation Room’s array of new plasma flat-screen televisions (including a direct video feed to Air Force One). The fixtures are also equipped with digital dimming operated via a DALI pushbutton control station, allowing for modulation of intensity levels in response to the requirements of individual conference participants. Specialized advanced-phosphor lamps, optimized for high-definition video imaging, ensure consistent light quality and color balance in the round-the-clock facility for up to 10,000 hours.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair joins President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State Rice, and other officials for a secure videoconference in the newly remodeled Situation Room. Brightline motorized T-Series fixtures provide the VC lighting in the room.


The initial portion of the new complex, which includes the main conference room and a “surge room” for quick meetings of senior security officials, opened for use on December 27, with further renovations to continue into the spring of 2007. According to Joe Hagin, deputy White House chief of staff, the overhaul has transformed a dangerously outmoded security resource into what will be “a real gem for the future.” As part of the effort to render the country, and the world, safer through clarity of communication, Brightline is proud to supply some of the sparkle to this refurbished national jewel.

To watch a video tour of the new Situation Room narrated by Joe Hagin, please go to   

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/life/video/index.html and then select "Situation Room Renovation"
from the video menu on the right.

 

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