HARMAN Professional Solutions Sets New Standard for Compact, Everyday Workhorse Fixtures with Martin ERA 300 Profile
January 24, 2019
NAMM (Booth #14508) – ANAHEIM, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today introduced the Martin ERA 300 Profile at the 2019 NAMM show.
The Martin ERA 300 is an ultra-compact profile fixture with an extremely efficient 260W white LED engine that produces a sharp gobo projection with the flat field that Martin fixtures are known for. Designed to set the new standard compact and affordable lighting for the rental and live production market, this modern, everyday workhorse fits nearly-anywhere, is easy to handle and rig, and takes up less truck space. Plus, Martin ERA 300 boasts a full suite of professional features not commonly found in other fixtures in its class, including CMY color mixing, 1:2 zoom, 9,500 lumens of output, electronic dimming and strobe, color wheel, two layers of gobos, iris, rotating prism and pan/tilt.
The ERA 300 Profile’s light source delivers more output than typically associated with similar-sized and featured fixtures. Fully electronic dimming ensures extremely fast strobing, instant intensity control, and a flat, consistent field that can be maintained down to zero percent. Onboard CMY color mixing offers wide-ranging versatility from subtle pastels to deep, vibrant, colors, as well fast transitions and smooth fades. And, with 13 to 28 degrees of zoom, the ERA 300 Profile is perfect for various trim heights and is wide enough to ensure great coverage on smaller stages.
“We’re excited to roll out the ERA 300 Profile because it checks off so many boxes for situations where options were limited previously,” said Mark Buss, Lighting Product Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We’ve received many requests from MAC 250 Entour customers asking us to bring a modern replacement to the market. The MAC 250’s small footprint, price point, and rock solid performance established a new category in the market, but it was time for an LED-based version that also features color mixing and zoom, without compromising the core idea of the original. The ERA 300 Profile meets all of these needs, making it ideal for small and mid-sized concerts and touring, live TV productions, corporate shows, cruise lines and houses of worship.”
“We are setting the stage for a new era in compact and affordable lighting for the rental and live production market” said Peter Skytte, Tour Lighting Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The Martin ERA 300 Profile bundles tools that are typically only available to designers on larger budget productions. As an everyday workhorse, it is built for fast turnarounds, high utilization and low maintenance to give our customers peace of mind and strong return on investment in this competitive landscape.”
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