HARMAN’s Martin Professional Increases MAC Viper AirFX Production For Summer Festival Season

AARHUS, Denmark — In response to overwhelming demand for the hybrid lighting fixture, HARMAN’s Martin Professional has announced increased production for the MAC Viper AirFX. Already a staple on many major tours and in the rental market, the AirFX is one of the most prominent members of the MAC Viper family, one of the most successful product suites in Martin’s history.

In order to provide bigger output with a smaller footprint, the AirFX was engineered to replace 1500 W fixtures, which were previously seen in a lot of shows mainly for mid-air effects, with no projection and often with a few simple gobos. Ideal for tours and festivals, the AirFX gives lighting designers everything that makes the MAC Viper family so effective in one versatile fixture.

Esteemed Lighting Designer Rob Sinclair recently deployed the AirFX on the Queen + Adam Lambert tour and Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once tour. "For both tours I needed a hard-edged fixture that would be visible in the air against large video screens,” says Sinclair. “The MAC Viper AirFX was the only choice.”

Without compromising on output and performance, the AirFX packs a punch with its hard-edged, mid-air effects, its beautiful colors and wash fields and its superior quality of light. Due to an advanced optical system it is able to deliver 34500 lumens, which is brighter than most 1500 W and even 1700 W spot fixtures on the current market.

“I have been working with the MAC Viper AirFX since 2012, and it has been great to see this fixture shine on and on across the globe, where I can get hold of them in every corner,” says Lighting Designer Oli Metcalfe. “It never stops delivering great dynamics to my work and living up to great consistency and reliability. Recently I have been specifying MAC Viper AirFX for its mammoth aerial beams and punch through almost any other light source. This fixture is able to offer a wide range of beam looks, as well as a subtle range of gobos for texturing. I enjoy working with the fixture’s iris and zoom, as this is still one of the best assets offered by both the MAC Viper Profile and MAC Viper AirFX. Colors are rich and consistent and the extra output from the MAC Viper AirFX makes this unit a number one choice of multi-purpose fixture for a variety of applications.”

MAC Viper AirFX production has ramped up in time for the festival season. Please contact a local Martin representative for quotes and demos or browse rental and purchase options here: http://www.martin.com/Where-to-buy

As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: www.martin.com.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
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