Is Elinchrom the only company moving with better technology?
I think Profoto is a bit ahead of Elinchrom for battery powered lights, especially with the B1.
Unless Elinchrom has released something very recently*, Broncolor and Profoto are ahead of Elinchromfor pack and head systems.
In the category of AC powered monolights I have yet to see something that matches the features of the Paul C. Buff Einstein E640 however Photogenic Solair monolight come close and Hensel seems to be making a comeback as well.
*I need to look at Elinchrom again to see what is very new.