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ETC celebrates successful Prolight + Sound

ETC celebrates successful Prolight + Sound

ETC is celebrating after our most successful Prolight + Sound show ever. The staff on the stand - including people from ETC, our dealers and a number of freelancers - was kept very busy, helping hundreds of visitors wanting to catch up on our latest innovations.

ETC Fixtures Product Manager Jim Uphoff and his colleagues showed visitors the latest updates to the Source Four LED™ family - the Source Four LED Series 2™ Lustr® , which adds lime-green emitters to the x7 Color System™, ensuring the best spectral range and about twice the output of the Source Four LED Series 1. They also demoed the new Source Four Mini LED™ , which allows small-scale installations, such as school auditoriums, retail outlets and museums to benefit from the powerful Source Four® optics, while also saving energy. A Gallery option with a high CRI value ensures that the best possible color reproduction can be achieved, meeting environmental and aesthetic targets.

Over on the other side of the stand, ETC Senior Product Manager Sarah Clausen and her colleagues at the control desks showed visitors the new Cobalt 10™ desk, along with Eos Ti™ and Gio® consoles. Cobalt 10 fits the power of the Cobalt 20 desk into a 20% smaller footprint, making it ideal for when space is restricted. The Cobalt family provides the greatest hands-on control of complex lighting rigs, with direct-access tools that eliminate the barrier between the programmer and the light.

Across the aisle from the main stand was a separate systems-integration area, where staff was available to demonstrate how ETC desks, power control systems and Unison® Paradigm® building control systems can work together.

Before arriving at the tradeshow, students and lighting designers were invited to listen to a one-minute music track and design a light show to go with it, playing it back using the conventional and moving lights on the stand's rig for a panel of judges during Happy Hour - the last hour of each evening, between 5:00pm and 6:00pm. Some stunning entries were received, which enthralled both the judges and the gathered crowd, but the first prize of an ETCNomad™ dongle was awarded to Philip Deblitz of Frankfurt, who impressed the judges with his use of the rig and his cueing. "He also played back his show completely live, which we appreciated," they added. A video of the winning light show and the two runners-up can be seen at http://j.mp/ETCprolight .