Starting June 1, Paul C. Buff will begin taking pre-orders on a slick new pair of 320ws and 640ws monolights called AlienBees MAX that features digital controls, automatic switching between three capacitor banks for more consistent colour temperature and faster flash duration as flash brightness is lowered, a worldwide power supply, the ability to be powered in the field by inexpensive square wave AC inverters and optional remote wireless control. At the same time, the Nashville, Tennessee-based lighting company will be taking the wraps off redesigned reflectors that feature greater dent resistance, a line of light-efficient parabolic umbrellas and a wireless remote control unit called Cyber Commander. The company is also expanding into Europe, with direct ordering and shipment from Switzerland projected to begin in June 2009.

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