Electronic Theatre Controls

ETC Booth at LDI 2014The ETC booth was busy the entire LDI show and the company known for their innovative products and superior customer service even walked away with several awards.

ETC’s Nomad™ dongle earned a PLASA Members Choice Award in the Gadget category. The device plugs into a user’s computer, allowing it to program and run lighting shows using Cobalt® or Eos®/Element™ software. The Source Four® LED Series 2 Lustr® luminaire picked up an LDI Best Debuting Product Award. The judges called it a game-changer, and commended the luminaire’s unique mix of LED emitters and its brightness. ETC also got a special mention during the LDI awards ceremony for the color control in all Eos®-family lighting consoles. The judges explained that ETC has focused on the needs of designers with its commitment to the development of solutions for real problems in the industry.

ETC showed other products at the show, that included the recently acquired Vortek rigging products , and GDS architectural luminaires that ETC has a manufacturing agreement with GDS for the Americas for which will make for improved manufacturing and shipping lead times.

ETC ColorSource ParReleased at PLASA ETC also had the new the ColorSource™ PAR LED luminaire on display. While most budget LEDs use red, green, blue, and possibly white and/or amber emitters, a combination that results in a limited color range. In contrast, the ColorSource PAR benefits from ETC’s extensive experience in LED color-mixing, by using the proportionate recipe of red, green, blue, a twist of lime and an extra dash of red. ETC ColorSource Par Lime

The lime and double-red emitters expand the ColorSource PAR’s color range, allowing users to get a richness only possible from ETC LED luminaires. The unique blend also adds depth, making a more natural, flattering light. And, when ColorSource PAR fixtures are used at any intensity, they maintain their color quality.

ETC Source 4 Series 2 Tungsten & DaylightFor broadcast / film he Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays were designed for the studio and other applications where high-definition lighting is a must. With flicker-free operation – even at high speeds – the Source Four LED Series 2 Daylight HD and Tungsten HD arrays look great on screen. The Daylight HD array produces the coolest (4000 to 6500K), variable-white light that looks just like natural sunlight, and the Tungsten HD array creates warm (2700 to 4500K), adjustable-white light that mimics the performance of tungsten fixtures. Their temperatures and tints can be tweaked to perfectly illuminate individual skin tones, so they look great in person and on camera. Both arrays output an incredible amount of lumens, for the brightest light in their respective color-temperature ranges.

ETC Unison EchoOn the architectural side there was the the Unison® Echo™ architectural system which enables users to independently-controlled power within your lighting system that is easy to use and doesn’t break the bank. Sometimes all you need is to turn lights on and off; other times you may need an occupancy sensor or daylight sensor to meet local energy codes and increase your energy savings. That’s where the Echo control system comes in.
The Echo control system requires minimum commissioning and offers a low overall cost. Designed specifically to meet energy codes, such as ASHRAE 90.1, CA Title 20/24 and IECC, Echo has an immediate return on investment. This intelligent distributed power control system also has a flexible infrastructure with topology-free wiring so you get the most from your system with the least amount of hassle.