ETC is celebrating another successful Prolight & Sound show, where we had our biggest stand space ever, spread across two areas.
On one of our stands, visitors were able to get an exclusive preview of
software version 2.3, which is due for release in summer and adds a number of new options for controlling color. Anne Valentino, Eos product manager, says: "Among the changes are multiple color-space options that can be used for any type of mixing system, improved gel-matching, and new display options. Tinting tools - such as warmer and cooler - can also be used to adjust color. Spectrum tools expose emitter settings for LED luminaires, and with
ETC LED luminaires
, they provide an adjustment at an emitter level that will maintain the white point. A number of color-fade-path options are allowed, with a graphic to display the color transition and timing tools."
software, which is also due for release later this year, was also available for preview. As people found out, the main features of this release include cue sequences, targeted recording to a selected master playback, increased action macro commands and the ability to place action macros on the Direct Selects for direct triggering of actions. There are improvements to effects, including the new Beat Boss speed controller.
The fixtures area, meanwhile, was busy with demonstrations throughout the day, as visitors lined up for the first look at the new
Source Four® LED Fresnel adapter
, which can be attached to a
Source Four LED Series 2
light engine. Jim Uphoff, fixtures product manager, explains: "With three different light engines in the ETC Source Four LED Series 2 range - Lustr, Tungsten HD and Daylight HD - along with Fresnel and
; nine fixed-focus lens tubes; and two variable-focus zoom lens tubes, the
Source Four LED system
impressed people with its versatility. Using our famous upside-down fencers - which stand on the ceiling of our show stand - we were able to show how each fixture can be used to its greatest potential. Stand visitors all agreed that ETC LED really is the future of entertainment lighting."
Visitors also got to experience the new
, which was on display in Germany for the first time. This economical fixture provides more flexible color-mixing than other budget LED luminaires, with each fixture individually calibrated at the factory in the US. It comes with the same service and support levels which the company has become famous for.
ETC announced the two winners of an all-expense-paid trip to our
, which will take place June 26
. Stefano de Vito Malin from Italy and Charles Lapage-Norris from the University of South Wales will spend three days at the professional-development conference in Madison, Wisconsin, and get to meet top lighting designers while networking among peers, as well as visiting ETC's head office and factory.
ETC's second stand also hosted power-control demonstrations, including previews of the EchoDIN CE Power Control system, which is set to launch this summer. A companion to the
families, EchoDIN helps to decrease the cost of powering LED and moving lights on stage; and it works well in work- and area-lighting for non-stage applications. The system includes 4x16A relays, as well as 600W phase dimming, 0-10V LED control, and DALI broadcast control.