Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC-LDI-13Audiences packed ETC’s Layers of Light Theater booth to see the company’s latest innovations. ETC employees were busy throughout the show giving demonstrations of the ETC Source Four LED CYC™ adapter, Eos Titanium (Ti™) lighting control system and Source Four Mini™ spotlight, which made their first appearance at LDI.

The Source Four Mini – a compact, nine-inch version of the legendary Source Four® spotlight – took home a PLASA Members Choice Award in the Gadget category. It earned the award due to its crisp optics, crystal-clear image projection and outstanding efficiency. “We’re thrilled that PLASA recognized the S4 MiniSource Four Mini,” says ETC Fixtures Product Manager Jim Uphoff. “It was a big draw at LDI, and is becoming a popular choice for lighting professionals, because it’s so versatile, going where larger fixtures can’t. It may be cute, but it’s a powerful tool that deserves a place in any designer’s toolkit.”

In addition to being a product showroom, the Layers of Light Theater also served as a functional theater, staging a series of presentations on lighting fixtures, system design, and rigging. It was standing room only for the LDI guests who packed the booth to hear ETC experts discuss the history of product development, ETC’s current product offerings, and predictions on what the future will bring.

A large number of LDI attendees left the show floor to go behind the scenes in ETC’s product lounge, where they could get demonstrations of control and rigging products and a sneak peek at upcoming ETC product releases. “We had a huge crowd in the lounge at all times,” explains ETC Rigging General Manager David North. “Despite the fact that the lounge was a long walk from the main show floor, a lot of people stopped in to learn about the ETC Rigging family. We were giving constant demos of the new Prodigy P75 low-profile hoist and Fixed-Speed Motor Starter, which we were showing for the first time.”

ETC’s Sara Claussen also gave demos of the new Cobalt desk designed from the ground up to get you from thought to reality as quickly as possible. Short commands coupled with direct-access touchscreen tools make the console disappear under your fingertips – nothing stands between you and the light.