Electronic Theatre Controls

New control and fixture options were on hand for NAB 2018 in the ETC booth.

For fixtures, ETC’s ColorSource Pearl is the newest array for our ColorSource® line of fixtures. Available for the Linear, PAR, and Spot, Pearl is a variable, white-light option that can be tuned to output white light anywhere between 2700K and 6500K.  The Pearl array includes the same great feature set and high-quality construction as its full-color siblings including an impressively bright output, a simple user interface, and a price point that is tough to beat.

Designed for installations that depend heavily on white light such as studios, houses of worship, and architectural installations, this array features flicker-free operation and an impressively smooth dimming curve.

ColorSource Pearl includes the recently-announced LED fixture warranty. With a five-year warranty on the fixture and an unmatched ten-year warranty on the LED array, these fixtures are definitely built to last.

Also shown for the first time from the Irideon® line of architectural fixtures, the WLZ or, Wash Light Zoom fixture, is no exception. This feature-rich design is ideal for museums, lobbies, and retail environments.

Similar to the other fixtures in the Irideon family, the WLZ is available in a wide variety of color temperatures ranging from 3000 K to 5000 K, and several mounting variations; DataTrack, portable with c-clamp, canopy, and special request baby pin.  This fixture is ideal for low ceiling applications or in spaces with drop ceilings where a small, powerful, yet agile lighting option is needed.

The most innovative feature of the WLZ is the built-in rotating zoom adjustment at the rear of the fixture housing. This enables beam angle adjustment within an impressive range of 9-78 degrees. The zoom position markers on the fixture make fixture-to-fixture referencing quick and easy.

The Irideon WLZ now also comes with ETC’s updated fixture warranty of five years for the fixture and 10 years for the LEDs.  Shipping of the Irideon WLZ will begin in May.

ETC’s new acquisition High End also was on display in the booth and can be seen in the accompanying High End Post in this report.

Suited for studios, the new Element 2™ console adapts the award-winning Eos family control platform for venues with modest rigs and maximum hands-on fader control needs.

Affordable and easy to use, Element 2 brings the fundamentals of lighting control to the forefront while allowing access to a wealth of advanced control features below the surface. Simply record cues and fade times into Element’s cue list for basic playback, or use effects, palettes, cue parts, discrete timing and follow times to create intricate lighting looks and transitions.

Need a setup that can be run by students or volunteers? Customizable Magic Sheets let you create a simple topographical or abstract interface to quickly control your rig from a touchscreen monitor.

With 40 faders and available in 1024 or 6144 outputs – this desk is incredibly flexible.

https://www.etcconnect.com

Baxter Controls

BCI announces THE BEST BOY 2 POCKET CONSOLE®-DMX. The popular Best Boy Pocket Console®-DMX just got better with the emergence of the improved Best Boy 2. The Best Boy 2 is a vastly improved and armored version of the ubiquitous POCKET CONSOLE®-DMX.

This new Best Boy 2 Pocket Console comes built into a “Mil-Spec” water resistant case that is superior in all aspects to the prior style case; it is smaller and lighter; comes with a DMX umbilical as opposed to a flush-mount data port, no longer requiring a DMX jumper; has a much smaller power supply; comes with Playback-8 Software. It can be patched just as always with up to 512 DMX addresses, while still recording up to 8 discrete “Submasters” of the 8 Channels. Whether for LEDs, discrete control of 12/24 dimmer packs or for setting or tech-ing a moving light, The NEW Best Boy 2 is ready to take on the job.

https://dmx2go.com/

Baxter Controls Pocket Console

The newest thing at BCI / Pocket Console was their Best Boy.

This is their  Playback-8 model which features 8 Sub-masters which gives you the same 8 Channels of control as the Basic model, however with the added ability to Record up to 8 Sub-masters for calling back 8 exact looks.

What makes the Best Boy different is that it comes with a custom pelican style protective case specifically built for the unit.

https://dmx2go.com/

Dove Systems

This year at LDI Dove had a handy tool that could come in useful for some applications, an 8 Channel DMX to Analog Interface.

The MTX-DE8-WM decodes signals from DMX control desks to analog dimmers, LED, and fluorescent lighting fixtures whose drivers / ballasts accept 0 to +10VDC dimming control. It is used to integrate controllers into theatrical or television lighting systems. The decoder is mounted on a wall, and each driver is connected to one of eight channels on the internal terminal strip. Up to 64 decoders may be chained together for systems of up to 512 fixtures. A thumbwheel switch on the front panel selects the starting channel, and an LED indicates the presence of the DMX signal.

Features:

  • Compatible with USITT DMX-512
  • Standard 0 to +10VDC output
  • Eight channels
  • Terminal strip outputs
  • Thumbwheel starting channel select switch
  • DMX in and out
  • DMX termination switch
  • Load test function
  • Wall mount (screws not included)
  • 120/240V 50/60Hz 25mA power input
  • Dim. 9.25″ X 3.20″ X 3.00″
  • Wt. 1.5 pounds
  • One year warranty

http://www.dovesystems.com/

TMB

When asked where TMB makes an impact most on the professional lighting industry, most people would say that cables and networking were TMB’s bread and butter. But with their new FLARE fixture series, things are certainly turning a few heads. From the new Rayzr to the tried and true Q+, TMB’s approach to bright and colorful led fixtures is worth noting. With the FLARE series, options are plentiful.

Do you want outdoor use? The FLARE IP.  Linear performance? The FLARE LR and Rayzr. Wireless? The FLARE Jr.

Are you looking for marquee lighting or festoon lights for your next outdoor event?   Take a look at the IMS and Firefly Fairy lights.

On the control side, the line of TMB ProPlex data distribution devices are now available in DIN Rail mount.  Opto splitters, Ethernet-DMX Converters, and RGB Drivers.  Many are also available with RDM also.

http://tmb.com/

Enttec Americas

Enttec has created a bunch of new options to assist with networking and LED tap/pixel mapping control. First up, is their new Hyperion HP1 intelligent gigabit switch. Designed to be a simple plug and play rack mountable network switch that can be easily integrated into almost any system. With 6x front etherCON connectors and 2x rear connectors, the ability to easily configure, and ability to prioritize professional lighting protocols this switch has it all.

Next up, is their new Pixel Port unit. Designed to be a more portable an all in one unit that you can build into your set pieces so that you can get control/power to your pixel controllable LED tape. Each unit has a powerCON in & thru, etherCon in & thru, and 4 pin DMX output.

Finally, we thought this was neat, if you ever wanted LED tape on a black background, Enttec can hook you up as all their tape comes on both black & white ribbons now. The black ribbon blends in a lot better if you wanted to make it disappear on a dark surface!

Follow-Me

Follow-Me is an independent, affordable, network-based software package that requires no proprietary hardware, sensors or belt packs. Follow-Me allows the users to attach unlimited fixtures from any manufacturer in any orientation to multiple targets from one operating system. Where traditional methods of using FOH or truss mounted follow spots impose costs and rigging implications, Follow-Me offers a cost saving, quick to implement alternative.  The functionality of preset spot positioning and the ability to assign any fixture to any target gives users the freedom to be creative. The additional functionality to release all or individual fixtures to full console control by snapping or crossfading them by means of a control channel makes Follow-Me fully flexible.

Follow-Me offers a range of advantages over traditional follow spot usage. Lower labor costs, freedom in lamp positioning, improved follow-spot angles, eliminating kill seats, offering accurate timing for color bump cues, following performers with gobo effects or color chases.

Follow-Me is available in North America through AC Lighting.

http://follow-me.nu/

Avolites

Avolites was at LDI with updated software for their line of control desks and media servers.

Updated for 2017 the entire range of the TITAN console line was on display.

SAPPHIRE TOUCH- The flagship console of the Avolites line is a high-performance console with more submasters, flash and executor buttons, and power to control the large shows than ever before.  45 motorized touch-sensitive playbacks, 15.6” touch screens for programming, 8 physical DMX and up to 16 over ArtNet or streaming ACN and a built-in battery back up make this desk ready for the road. Should you really need it you can also connect to Titian Network processors for up to 64 universes of DMX. Remember when we all used to think that was crazy?  For additional live control, you can connect up to 2 Sapphire Touch wings to each sapphire Touch.  There is an expandable fixture library for up to 14,000 devices, there are 20 programmable macro buttons, and MIDI in and through.  The Screen is also articulating, it’s just a small touch that makes it a very adjustable console.

The ARENA desk is uniquely suited for festival applications but just as at home in other music venues and theatres.  This console has a brand new optical output for enabling fiber connections directly to the console, eliminating signal loss over the long runs to FOH, essential for low latencies in large outdoor venues.  The Arena has a main display and a touch screen for extra workspace, there are also 6 LCD display screens with legends for the 30 faders for easy labeling.  This desk also has a built-in UPS and can be used in a master, backup situation, or allowing for multiple programmers to work simultaneously before the mail console takes charge.

Think of this console as a Tiger Touch II with a wing.  It does have more bells and whistles but on the surface it is basically the same.

Tiger Touch II- One of the best thing about the Titan line of consoles is that no matter which console you are using you have access to the same software.  The Tiger Touch II has the same great features, 4 physical DMX universes, with up to 16 over ArtNet or streaming CAN.  If you are using Titan Networking you can expand up to 64 universes.  I never ever thought we would need that many but I have seen the jobs that do so let’s not pretend they aren’t out there.  With 10 playback faders, 20 executor buttons and 3 encoders programming is quite efficient.  You can add a Tiger Touch Fader Wing to add to you playback options.

Quartz – Is the mobile version of the Titan software.  A compact console that you can put in your brief case and carry with you anywhere you need to go.  If you want add a Mobile Wing to add some programming and playback functions.

There is always the Titan 1 the entry-level version.  The USB Dongle allows the user to output one line of DMX with the full functionality of AVOLITE Titan software.

Now that most any medium to large show includes some sort of video, media servers have become an integral part of a show.  Bring in Avo’s AI v10 Media Server- AI is a powerful media server, we all know how important the power of your media server is no matter how good your content.  You have to have a program that you can use and will be rock solid.  AIv10 of AI has added some great features.  There is a fully redesigned timeline.  Add tracks for each layer of each screen fixture and drag content to the track.  Then attribute and control tracks can be added, which are easy but precisely edited all within the one interface.  Once some layers are controlled via the timeline, it’s still possible to perform live with other layers simultaneously – great for live music, but also for corporate events where the goalposts can move at any time.

In V10 of AI the designers have worked hard to make the user interface very intuitive and easy to use.  Their goal is to address the concerns some user’s regarding the interface.  The team at AI have implemented an overhaul of the icons used in the program and will continue to improve the interface.

V10 also bring Projective Keystone, also known as Mesh-Warp.  It applies a projective keystone which stops a straight line from warping or curving.  This is especially helpful when technicians have little time on site.

NOTCH- is a new way to build and record your effects.  Once you have the effect you want, export it as a “Notch Block” and load it in AI.  AI will then run the block and send the generation to what layer you select.

NDI (Network Device Interface by New Tek)- Sending a 4k video from machine A to machine B is now a breeze. Use NDI to send video over Ethernet, you can send large amounts of video data quickly and accurately.  AI supports 8 inputs of NDI which do not require any additional hardware, as long as something sends NDI then AI V10 can receive it.

https://www.avolites.com/

Lyntec

Lyntec introduced NPAC this year to the entertainment community.  NPAC is a rack-mounted relay system for controlling the power-up sequence for sensitive electronics.  The NPAC system works stand alone or remotely controlled using Telnet, HTTP, DMX512, sACN or contact closures.  To take it one step further, end users can set up control zones and tie them to installation relay panels from Lyntec for complete control of power throughout the building.

https://lyntec.com/

Pathway Connectivity

New for LDI 2017 Pathway introduced the Vignette system of modular button and slider wall station inserts that allow you to snapshot four universes of E1.31 sACN or one universe of DMX512. This flexible system can be set up using CAT5 over a network or using existing wire and 485 Architectural Gateway to provide new control features to an existing system.

http://www.pathwayconnect.com/

High End Systems

The SolaFrame 750 automated luminaire from High End Systems offers many of the effects capabilities of the company’s flagship white light LED products, making it suitable for theaters, houses of worship, nightclubs and other medium-sized venues. Delivering 11,300 lumens, the fixture includes a full framing shutter system, CMY/CTO- linear color mixing, replaceable fixed color wheel systems, rotating gobo wheel plus rotating animation, frost, iris, 6º to 50º zoom, and a three-facet rotating prism.  In other fixture news, the SolaFrame Theatre fixture received the 2017 PLSN Gold Star Product Award for Best New Light For Theater.

On the console side, High End showcased the new release of Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 software running on their desks at the show.  Hog 4 OS v3.7.0 contains major new features including plot icons, fixture color-coding, plot images, support for additional touchscreens, effects synchronization, MIDI note macros, many smaller enhancements.

High End also held their  2017 HOG Factor National Collegiate Lighting Show Programming Competition at LDI. Of the three finalists, the Long Beach Three from California State University, Long Beach won the competition with their show.

https://www.highend.com

Avolites

Avolites AI V10Avo’s new Ai Version 10 for their flagship Infinity media server was on display and boasts an array of all new visual effects allowing video designers to directly apply the same vibrantly colorful and dynamic treatments onto their own live camera inputs.

A further new feature of Ai v10 is BPM Sync, born from developing the custom integrated control system for the lighting and visuals at JEWEL Nightclub. The in-house Avolites consoles trigger effects in perfect synchronization with the beat – a feature commissioned by Hakkasan’s Director of Video Production Ed Shaw and Vice President of Entertainment James Algate. BPM sync allows users to assign a number of beats to a video clip to create their own immersive audiovisual experience.

The software update will also offer a new projection mapping tool, MeshWarp – a combination of Projective Keystone and Grid Warp – which will enable users to quickly warp their content to match the projection surface. This in addition to automap and auto blend puts a powerful array of mapping tools in the hands of every user. Timeline is a major addition for Ai v10, providing precise control of video in a timecode environment, whilst still allowing live control simultaneously.

Avolites Tital V10Also being shown were the powerful features of the Titan v10 software upgrade that is now available to download for free onto all consoles from the Tiger Touch Pro (inclusive) onwards. Some older consoles may be compatible with v10 if an upgrade kit is fitted; if you are unsure please contact Barbizon or Avolites.  Titan v10 is the result of a year of research and development by a dedicated team of Avolites developers, enhancing the best-loved features of Titan v9 and introducing a wealth of new ones. Many of the new features have been created in response to user and industry feedback.

Titan v10 is the result of a year of research and development by a dedicated team of Avolites developers, enhancing the best-loved features of Titan v9 and introducing a wealth of new ones. Many of the new features have been created in response to user and industry feedback.

Titan v10 also allows the user to view intensity values in one place via the Intensity Grid. This clearly shows levels, source of information, whether increasing or decreasing and tracking information.  Also added the set legend Halo, which allows the user to add color borders around fixtures and groups, enabling view fixtures much more easily within the console screen.  You can also easily identify which group they belong to.

Another feature is Freeform Workspaces – no longer restricted to just four workspaces per screen, pick any position and size for your windows in seconds and store them to your workspaces for quick access to the information you need.

Titan v10 now offers a very useful UNDO feature, offering a 20 step back history, in addition to a new REDO history, too. Allowing you to massively speed up programming, the user can undo almost any action on the console including delete, merge, move and loads more. View history in the new undo window, and click any point to undo back to that action.

There are also extra directions including random for the hugely popular Key Frame Shapes feature, offering many more looks. Key Frame Shapes allows you to create spectacular effects from scratch. Using palettes or the programmer to define the frames, and powerful tools such as transition curves, phase and spatial direction, it is possible to create radically different looks for each channel in seconds.

And Avolites’ Pixel Mapper gets even more powerful with the new Motion Blur effect, which creates trails that follow the element. Users can also now use the faders in Live Shape Editing, to alter the shape with incredible ease.

Titan v10 includes the much-used Multi-User Networking feature, allowing you to connect multiple consoles together to work collaboratively on the same show. A show can have multiple users, each with their own User Settings, Handle Worlds and Selected Key Profiles. When set to Multi-User, consoles can also still be used as backups.

https://www.avolites.com/

Doug Fleenor Designs

Doug Fleenor introduced a number of new products this year to help with connecting and programming fixtures and control systems.

Fleenor 124 SplitterTheir new 124 splitter is designed as a budget-friendly alternative to their 123 and 125 splitters.  The 124 will list at $412 J and features the choice of 3-pin or 5-pin inputs and outputs in a smaller form factor than the 123 or 125.  The key difference (other than the form-factor) is that outputs are not individually isolated from each other unlike in the more expensive units.

The Ethernet to Ethernet converter is designed to simplify translation of 4-universes of control between ArtNet and sACN.  This stand-alone, 1ru device has (2) etherCON connectors on the back and can be configured with either protocol as the input and output.  Configuration is via a web browser connected to either port.  List price will be $1,700.

Rounding out the control devices, there is updated firmware for the RAD (Remote Addressing Device) which adds the ability to set personality as well as address, for fixtures using the RDM protocol.

Finally, they have added a 208V version of their DMX1Relay to allow remote switching of a single 20A, 208V circuit.

http://www.dfd.com/

Gantom

Gantom Storm SeriesNew to the Gantom booth this year was Gantom’s new line of outdoor rated fixtures and outdoor rated cable.  For those who are not familiar with the Gantom line, they carry a line of tiny fixtures with big output.  There are flood and spot fixtures and also a gobo projector fixture.  Both indoor and outdoor fixtures come in a variety of color options including fixed white, variable white or RGBW.

Gantom also has a line of controllers.  Most are designed to work with their fixtures some of their products however their apps and the GPlex Micro console can be used with any DMX units.  We use the GPlex constantly for small demos or testing new fixtures when a full lighting console is not necessary.

http://www.gantom.com

TMB

Floppy FlexOn prominent display was their new product line called “floppy Flex” which is a 24V Professional Grade Flexible LED “Neon” tape. It comes in single color, RGB, and now “digital RGB” with multi-pixel control. You can easily install it yourself in the field as you can cut and splice the product and it does come in either an IP40 or IP68 rated body. This is a great product for anyone looking for that “direct view” LED tape look.

Solaris Flare Q+The new Flare Q+ fixture has all the features of its renowned predecessor, while Q+ Technology increases the brightness by over 40% with practically no fan noise. Its “Theatre Mode” is effectively silent, yet still brighter than the original Flare. Also introduced at LDI, the new Flare LR Q+ offers Q+ Technology performance in a linear format. Flare IP outdoor fixtures will also be on hand, as will other Solaris LED fixtures such as Mozart and the SoLED strobe.

ProPlex Data Distribution has some great additions for comprehensive data distribution and networking solutions, including the industry’s most powerful DMX node, ProPlex IQ Two 1616, and ProPlex EZ-Lan, the revolutionary Gigabit switch that makes complex networking with multiple V-LANs simple and easy for anyone. Pro Cables, “The First and Still the Best” professional cable assemblies will be on hand, as will new IMS Mk2 individually DMX-controlled marquee / festoon lighting systems.

nurilitesAlso displayed was their new Ultra Affordable offshore- made DJ fixtures called Nuri*Lites. Comprised of a variety of pars, bars, and wash fixtures all named after different drinks they are designed to be a cheap value option for those who do not need a high-end light and just want to spend as little as possible. If that is what you are looking for then they might be a good option.

http://www.tmb.com/

Interactive Technology

Interactive Technologies, Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, introduced the Cue Server 2 this year.  This update to an already powerful show control system sets it apart from other lighting control systems.  CueServer 2 is offered in a rack mounted and DIN rail mounted form factor.   Offering control of up to 32 DMX universes via DMX or Ethernet protocols (sACN, Art-Net, Kinet) the CueServer 2 can run complex shows, and execute thousands of commands from hundreds of triggers and external devices.

The new specs are as follows :

Cues 1,000,000 per Cue Stack
Cue Stacks Unlimited
Groups, Macros 100,000
Global Rules, Timer Events 1,000
Buttons 1,000
Audio Clips, Web Content Unlimited
Ethernet UDP, TCP, HTTP, Telnet, SNTP, sACN, KiNET v1/v2, CueScript, CueStation
RS-232, RS-485 ASCII, CueScript (available on Terminal Blocks)
Contact Closures 8 (available on Terminal Blocks)
Digital Outputs 8 (available on Terminal Blocks)
Audio 3.5mm (1.4″) Jacks for stereo input/output
Ethernet Ports 2
USB 1x Type-A USB Host Port, 1x Micro-B USB Device Port
Power 30V DC (12V DC Nominal), 12 Watts, 2.1mm Input Jack
Real-Time Clock Battery-backed, 1 second resolution
LCD Display 40 Character x 2 Line
Function Buttons 8 RGB LED Function Buttons, 5-Way Joystick Nav. Switch
Programming Interface Desktop application (Mac OS X, Windows)
Offline Programming Yes
Remote Programming Yes
Memory MicroSD Card (up to 32GB)
Form Factor 1U Rack Mount
Power Supply Included Yes
Mounting Brackets Included Rack Ears

http://interactive-online.com/

MA Lighting

MA lighting is making it even easier for you to learn their Dot2 console line, they are now including the first universe for free with the offline software. This universe can be sent via ArtNet or sACN. Another big offering from the MA is the MA Network switch, if offers an easy to use web interface that will allow you to configure a wide multitude of different network configurations from a single device!

http://www.malighting.com/en.html

Enttec

ENTTEC’s brand new surf-themed booth at LDI complete with Hawaiian shirts and flip flops, highlighted their new products that included:

Enttec Pixel LinkThe CVC 3 Pixel Link which invites standard RGB tape into their popular Pixie Driver or Pixelator Control System making it possible to mix and match pixel controlled LED’s with standard LED’s. Configuration is simple because the DMX address is automatically assigned based on the location in the chain. The Pixel Link was an ESTA Members Choice Award Nominee for Best Gadget 2016.

At the request of set designers and the film industry where 12v solutions are required ENTTEC now offers a 12V version of their RGB 60 LEDS/METER Pixel tape. A very handy option to keep in mind when voltage drop is an issue on your 5V system.

Phero 33The new PHERO 33 is ideal for direct lighting applications. It’s the slimmest form factor in the PHERO family, designed for pixel mapping and lighting applications.  The PHERO 33 also offers blended and uniform color along its output. Simple loop-in / loop-out cabling makes installation quick and trouble free.

enttec-50w-led-worklightENTTEC’s 50W Bright White LED Flood Light is an adjustable, robust, and efficient Flood Light with an IP65 weather rating. This slim-line LED Flood Light that also features:

  • Aluminum casting with protective coating
  • Adjustable angle bracket
  • Easy wall mounting
  • Clear enhanced glass cover
  • 48PCS Super Bright LEDs
  • Available in 4000K or 3000K or 6000K white LEDs
  • Built-in High Efficient Wide Angle LED Reflectors
  • Built-in 50W Non-Dimmable Constant Current Power Supply
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Dimmable versions are available as a custom order

Enttec E.L.M.ENTTEC also released a new version of the E.L.M or ENTTEC LED MAPPER software that provides total control over your LED system, regardless of shape and size. Design your layout with vector-based objects for maximum precision and flexibility. Load the media of your choice and begin playback as needed. Supports up to 1024 universes, so you can design without limits.

http://www.enttec.com

Baxter Controls

bestboyThe Pocket Console had a great product on display, the Best Boy. This is a Pocket Console built into a water resistant Pelican 1060 Case and comes complete with Pocket Console Playback-8, 9v Battery, 120v P/S and flush mount external DMX and DC ports.

They also showed their Rack Mount-2 DMX unit as well as re-introduced their Wall Mount unit. These two units are similar to the original Pocket Console, except they are designed for permanent installations.

https://dmx2go.com/

Pathway Connectivity

Pathway Connectivity is always looking for new ways to create data communication for the entertainment industry.  Here’s a look at what they had to share at LDI

Pathway choreo nsbChoreo NSB – are modular PoE wall stations built up from 2 button, 4 button, 1 slider or two slider inserts, compatible with Pathway Connectivity’s faceplates and other manufacture’s Decora style faceplates.  Choreo NSB stations live on the same network as Cognito console, Choreo controller, and Pathport nodes.

Stations are configured using a setup tool in Cognito2 or Choreo, and each button or slider is a unique network entity.  An example of this flexibility Remote Memory Recall where a single button or slider can target a specific Memory on a specific console for remote recall, but isn’t restricted to addressing only one controller on the network. In an alternate application without a Cognito or Choreo in the system, buttons can be configured to snapshot and replay four DMX512 universes of E1.31 Streaming CAN

SNAP The new SNAP lighting control panel provides unified DMX512 control of 0-10V analog outputs and relay switching, all within a single enclosure.  Intended for use with fully isolated LED fixture drivers requiring mains switching and 0-10V dimming

Each SNAP panel consists of an LC&D GR1400-series Blue Box relay panel with a Pathway Connectivity eDIN SNAP Panel Interface card.  The interface provides single DMX channel control over the relay and analog output pairs, or allows separate DMX control of relays and analog outputs.  The interface also provides a full, non-sequential DMX soft-patch for maximum flexibility

VIA5, brings the full, VIA management tool kit to a DIN-mountable 5 port POE switch.  Ideal for providing PoE power and connectivity to Cognito2 and Choreo controllers, Pathport nodes and Choreo NSB stations.  Available with a mini-GBIC fiber port or without.  Fits standard eDIN cabinets in combination with Pathport eDIN nodes.

http://pathwayconnect.com/

Electronic Theatre Controls

14715613_10153788658225946_2889833231113460018_oIn addition to the new, evolved logo reveal at LDI – ETC had some interesting new things to show off.

Gio @5™ brings the high-end control of the larger Eos® family consoles to venues with smaller booths – or smaller budgets.

ETC Gio @5This portable console packs all the control necessities into a compact footprint, so external monitors and accessories are optional. With an articulating, 17-inch, multi-touch LCD display, five definable and page-able motorized faders and a master fader pair, Gio @5 is the perfect step up for Ion® users who want expanded hands-on access to playbacks, color control, touchscreen Magic Sheets and more.

Key features of the Gio @5 console include:

  • The Gio/Eos Ti® facepanel layout, including the backlit keys, master fader pair, and fader controls keys
  • 5 60mm motorized faders and associated controls/displays
  • 1 integral, 17-inch, articulating multi-touch monitor
  • 2 sets of controls keys along the left side of the display
  • 2 network ports (Non-PSE) and 4 Hardline DMX/RDM ports
  • 1 Littlite port
  • Contact closures for remote triggers
  • Output capacities from 2K to 32K, upgradable in 1K increments
  • Support for up to two external high-resolution multi-touch monitors
  • Compatibility with all Eos family accessories

Also in the booth was the ColorSource Consoles – including the AV version that does basic audio and video cues.

sensor-iqSensor IQ 277V brings the function and form-factor of the current 120V Sensor IQ to a broader market. With options for 15-, 20-, and 30-amp one-pole hydraulic-magnetic breakers, this panel is ideal for commercial facilities such as arenas, stadiums, and convention centers. These panels will soon be available in 240V models for the non-CE international markets.

Also making its first appearance at LDI was be the Source 4WRD™retrofit, which transforms full-sized conventional Source Four® fixtures into LED luminaires.

cs-linear-irid-fpzIn fixtures, there was the brand-new ColorSource® Linear striplight. LDI show attendees also got demos of the Irideon™ FPZ architectural luminaire, the GDS CueSystem cue light system, and the Prodigy® P75 Self Climber hoist.

http://www.etcconnect.com