Sorry, I meant PL3. You are correct MSRP is indeed $2500 for the PL1 but they did mention Street Price being $1500-$2000. No one knows right now.
Strand will not market these as theatrical fixtures but after seeing them in action I have no doubt that it works as a theatrical fixture.
My Rep kept calling it a VLX3. Also they will usually only quote MSRP to end users. There is no MAP on it yet. That is why I am saying this is only scuttlebutt at the moment (or if I didnt I should have). I heard MSRP on the PL3 at $5500. Hopefully Street around $4k.
No that is not all that is meant. You can use vision.net (an Ethernet protocol) to run the units or program them (you can even set them to run programs based on an internal clock). Vari-lite is future roofing themselves. In addition it will just be a BIOS flash to update to any future Ethernet based protocol that might get adopted as standard.
The PL3 can also be fitted with pan and tilt motors for remote focusing.
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