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What’s new?
Everything.

Orbiter is an ultra-bright, tunable, and directional LED fixture from ARRI. All systems in Orbiter are completely new and designed with versatility in mind.

Orbiter is the new LED fixture from ARRI

What’s new?
Everything.

Orbiter’s new six-color light engine delivers a wide-color gamut and outstanding color rendition across all color temperatures along with industry-leading, smooth dimming from 100 to 0%. With its changeable optics, Orbiter can transform into many different types of lampheads including projection (profile), open face, soft light, and other future possibilities. Orbiter is the most advanced luminaire ever created with exciting new technology packed into every fixture. Features such as a fast processor, ample memory, expanded connectivity, built-in array of sensors, weatherproof housing, and many more make Orbiter a formidable machine. Orbiter’s state-of-the-art technology and versatile design makes it an optimal lamphead for today and for the future with endless possibilities for updates, configurations, and enhancements.

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Changeable
Optics

Changeable optics is the core innovation in Orbiter. With a wide variety of optics to choose from, Orbiter transforms into the perfect light for your application without sacrificing beam, output, or color quality. The Quick Lighting Mount (QLM) in Orbiter allows for optics with vastly different properties to be connected to the fixture.
QLM - Quick Lighting Mount

Open Face

The open face optics produce a high-output, directional beam of light in several different beam angles including 15º, 30º, and 60º. Perfect for throwing light long distances or providing a broad swath of light.

Projection

The high-quality projection optics contain high-end lenses that provide even illumination and color across the entire beam field for superior results. The fixed beam angles available are 15º, 25º, 35º (wider angles may be added in the future). The zoom projection optics allow for flexibility in all kinds of applications.

Dome

The dome optics are fabric spheres available in three different diameters - small (approx. 0.25 m), medium (approx. 0.5 m) and large (approx. 0.9 m). The dome emits omnidirectional light, great for illuminating a large area with a beautiful, soft quality of light.

Light Banks

The light bank adapter creates a direct mounting point for Chimera and DoPchoice products. With easy attachment and no additional optical elements needed, the light bank adapter allows for a controlled soft light with amazing output.

  • Open Face
  • Projection
  • Dome
  • Light Banks
ARRI Spectra six-color light engine

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ARRI Spectra six-color light engine
Six-Color Light Engine

Including a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED, the ARRI Spectra six-color light engine translates into a wider color gamut, more accurate colors, and most importantly, higher color rendition across the entire CCT range.

Wide Gamut

Hues are precisely reproduced and the increased gamut allows for 15% more color possibilities when compared to previous ARRI light engines.

Ultra-High Color Rendering

Orbiter has a larger CCT range of 2,000 to 20,000 K with ultra-high color rendition across all color temperatures. Skin tones look amazing and natural.

Compact Light Engine

Cutting-edge LEDs that have never been used before in a luminaire and their arrangement creates a homogeneous color beam field with amazing brightness.

Color Sensor Mode

The new Color Sensor Mode in Orbiter will read the ambient color surrounding the fixture and reproduce the color with great accuracy.

Color Sensor Mode in Orbiter will read the ambient color surrounding the fixture

Color Sensor Mode

The new Color Sensor Mode in Orbiter will read the ambient color surrounding the fixture and reproduce the color with great accuracy. There are two measurement types: continuous and momentary. Continuous will constantly measure the ambient color and update the light output accordingly. Momentary will only take one measurement of the ambient color with the press of a button. This new color mode is perfect in situations where the light is changing. Orbiter can automatically adjust for color changes without any interaction.

Color Sensor Mode in Orbiter
  • Six‑Color Light Engine
  • Wide Gamut
  • Ultra‑High Color Rendering
  • Compact Light Engine
  • Color Sensor Mode

Including a red, green, blue, amber, cyan, and lime LED, the ARRI Spectra six-color light engine translates into a wider color gamut, more accurate colors, and most importantly, higher color rendition across the entire CCT range.

Hues are precisely reproduced and the increased gamut allows for 15% more color possibilities when compared to previous ARRI light engines.

Orbiter has a larger CCT range of 2,000 to 20,000 K with ultra-high color rendition across all color temperatures. Skin tones look amazing and natural.

Cutting-edge LEDs that have never been used before in a luminaire and their arrangement creates a homogeneous color beam field with amazing brightness.

The new Color Sensor Mode in Orbiter will read the ambient color surrounding the fixture and reproduce the color with great accuracy.

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Sheer Output

Immense brightness with full color tunability

Orbiter is an extremely bright and powerful, directional LED fixture

Sheer Output

Orbiter is an extremely bright and powerful, directional LED fixture with an output similar to that of the corresponding HMI systems. Orbiter’s high, yet tunable, ARRI Spectra light engine output can create hard shadows with defined edges. This revolutionary light engine is 76 times smaller than the L10’s light engine but produces the same power draw and greater output. A dense arrangement of over 190 LEDs gives Orbiter a point source-like aperture while maintaining full-color tunability with a new six-color LED mixture. These cutting-edge LEDs have never been used before in a luminaire and the arrangement creates a homogeneous color-beam field with amazing brightness.

Technology
Unleashed

A new era of digital lighting is truly upon us. Orbiter is the most technologically advanced luminaire ever to be created for image capture while maintaining superior color fidelity. With state‑of‑the‑art electronics, Orbiter is able to perform more tasks than previous luminaires.

Orbiter is the most technologically advanced luminaire ever to be created
Orbiter is the most technologically advanced luminaire ever to be created
Electronics
Dimming
Power
Weatherproof

Electronics

Orbiter’s processor is four times faster than the SkyPanel with 125 times more memory, setting the stage for extensive software features and updates in the future.

Dimming

Using a combination of three dimming techniques, Orbiter’s cutting-edge electronics provide smooth dimming down to zero without color changes or jumps.

Power

Orbiter includes a lightweight internal power supply and a 3-pin XLR battery input for 48 V batteries.

Weatherproof

All of this technology comes in a weatherproof housing which means Orbiter can be used outdoors in rain, snow, and other inclement weather.

  • Electronics
  • Dimming
  • Power
  • Weatherproof

Powerful
Software

Orbiter is able to take advantage of over five years of software development for the SkyPanel. Orbiter’s new software called LiOS (Lighting Operating System) includes all the innovative and groundbreaking features from SkyPanel plus others, making Orbiter one of the most fully‑featured luminaires on the market.
LIOS - Lighting Operating System

Powerful Software
8 Color Modes
Favorites
Operational Modes
Additional Features

8 Color Modes

LiOS’ eight-color modes are available including CCT, HSI, individual color, x/y coordinates, gel, source matching, lighting effects, and the new color sensor mode which measures ambient light and recreates it through Orbiter’s output.

Favorites

Over 240 favorite colors or lighting effects can be stored in Orbiter. These favorites can be easily selected via an easy to use interface or via DMX.

Operational Modes

Orbiter offers three operational modes to optimize the fixture's performance for different applications. High color rendering mode provides the best color quality possible, high output mode generates the best brightness with slightly lower color rendition, while low noise mode creates a balance for quiet operation with decent output.

Additional Features

Other new features in LiOS include simplified DMX modes, optics recognition, multi-language support, custom boot screen, and many more still to come.

  • 8 Color Modes
  • Favorites
  • Operational Modes
  • Additional Features

Removable
Control Panel

Easy to use, powerful control

Removable Control Panel

Removable Control Panel

Redesigned from the ground up, the Orbiter control panel is an evolutionary step in light fixture control. Including a 4” full-color display, quick navigation buttons, and integrated sensors, the Orbiter control panel allows for easy use with a graphic user interface. Simplified menu structure and reimagined user interfaces provide one-glance operational views and uncluttered screens. This intuitive design makes changing colors or finding a setting easier than ever before while still maintaining the powerful features Orbiter has to offer. In addition, the control panel is removable and can be used handheld with the aid of a 5 or 15 m (16.4 or 49.2 ft) control panel cable.

SD Card SD Card
USB-C USB-C
USB-A USB-A
5-Pin XLR 5-Pin XLR
EtherCON EtherCON
Camera Sync Camera Sync
Wireless Wireless

Connectivity

Ready for today, prepared for tomorrow

An SD Card slot enables future expansion of the software as well as a second way of updating the firmware.

A USB-C port is available for computer communication and servicing.

Two USB-A ports are used for LiOS updates via USB stick and connection of third-party peripherals such as Wi-Fi USB dongles and much more.

Two 5-Pin XLR DMX ports allow for conventional DMX & RDM communication in and through.

Ethernet daisy chaining is now possible with two EtherCON ports which support Art-Net 4, sACN, and TCP/IP.

A sync port provides the opportunity to sync Orbiter with a wide variety of motion picture cameras to have frame accurate flashing of the light output.

LumenRadio’s CRMX solution is included which allows for wireless DMX communication.

Connectivity

Communication to and from a luminaire is crucial to create robust networks and dynamic control. Orbiter includes a full suite of input and output connectors which enable communication to the fixture in whatever way is required. With all these connectivity interfaces, Orbiter is not only ready for today’s state-of-the-art communication but is also prepared for whatever the future might bring.

  • SD Card
  • USB‑C
  • USB‑A
  • 5‑Pin XLR
  • EtherCON
  • Camera Sync
  • Wireless

Full Suite of Sensors

Full Suite of
Sensors

Color Sensor

Orbiter includes an integrated color sensor for measuring and matching the ambient light.

3-Axis Accelerometer

A 3-axis accelerometer allows for sensing the pan, tilt, and roll of the fixture. This data will provide future meta data for special effects work or optimizing fixture performance.

Magnetometer

A magnetometer gives Orbiter's heading based on the direction the fixture is pointing in the real world.

Ambient Light Sensor

An ambient light sensor located on the control panel will automatically dim the brightness of the control panel display based on surrounding light intensity.

Heat Sensors

Heat sensors located throughout the interior of the Orbiter will keep the LEDs and electronics at exactly the right temperature.

Orbiter includes an integrated color sensor for measuring and matching the ambient light.

A 3-axis accelerometer allows for sensing the pan, tilt, and roll of the fixture. This data will provide future meta data for special effects work or optimizing fixture performance.

A magnetometer gives Orbiter's heading based on the direction the fixture is pointing in the real world.

An ambient light sensor located on the control panel will automatically dim the brightness of the control panel display based on surrounding light intensity.

Heat sensors located throughout the interior of the Orbiter will keep the LEDs and electronics at exactly the right temperature.

  • Color Sensor
  • 3‑Axis Accelerometer
  • Magnetometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Heat Sensors

Full Suite of Sensors

A digital light of the future requires data. Orbiter is aware of the world around it with a variety of sensors that allow for advanced operations, smart automations, and a stream of metadata. All these sensors make for a better user experience and increased control over the fixture. Available data improve workflow also in post-production and service.

Large Range of
Applications

Orbiter's wide range of optics and features allows the fixture to be used in a great variety of applications without compromising quality. Markets such as film and television production, broadcast, theater and live entertainment, and even still photography are just some examples of environments where Orbiter excels.

Motion Picture

Motion Picture
Motion Picture

Motion Picture

Orbiter’s amazing output and versatility makes it the perfect directional light fixture for motion picture use. The ability to throw light long distances with open face or projection optics while at the same time being able to serve as a soft light brings the flexibility needed on today’s fast paced film sets. Given its sleek ergonomics and intuitive user interface, the new control panel enables easy handling and control of the luminaire on the fly. The software features and connectivity make Orbiter the ultimate companion for dynamic lighting setups.

Theater & Live Entertainment

Theater &
Live Entertainment

Theater and Live Entertainment
Theater and Live Entertainment

Theater & Live Entertainment

The projection optic is the key feature for the theater and live entertainment market. With incredible output that is significantly brighter than comparable products, Orbiter incorporates all the elements needed for theater or live productions. The pristine beam quality creates a precise circle of light that can be shaped with gobos, cutters, and an iris. The ARRI Spectra light engine generates superior white light and a vast amount of saturated or merely tinted colors.

Broadcast & Media

Broadcast and Media
Broadcast and Media

Broadcast & Media

Broadcasters now have a new tool to illuminate their studios and on-location setups. Orbiter’s projection optic will enable broadcasters to have controlled, high-quality light in the studio. In combination with the SkyPanel, Orbiter is the perfect companion to studio lighting. The open face optic or light-bank option provides either tremendous directional output or a soft wrapping field of light. With its battery power, Orbiter can easily be used on the move.

Still Photography

Still Photography
Still Photography

Still Photography

The need for continuous lighting in still photography has never been greater and Orbiter fills a critical function in this workflow transition. Using the powerful features of the SkyPanel in Orbiter’s directional source, hard shadows are now attainable with countless color possibilities. Whether bouncing off a surface or pointed directly at the subject, Orbiter will give the output needed with beautiful color rendition. Octagonally shaped light banks convert the point light source into a great soft light perfect for beauty shots, changing the light characteristics in just seconds.

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