ETC to unveil new products at Prolight + Sound 2018

Date Posted: 3/20/2018


At the upcoming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, ETC is set to present a cross-section of its extensive collection of lighting and rigging products across three stands in Hall 3.0 ­– E51, F51 and E47. The event will mark the European debut of a number of products from the company’s portfolio of lighting control consoles, LED luminaires and architectural control solutions. Trainers and product experts will be on hand to offer demos and advice on all the products on display.

Visitors can get a first look at the soon-to-be-launched Element 2 console – a revamp of the original Element desk – which offers the award-winning Eos software with an interface and price point that is accessible to a broad range of users and venues. Also making its regional premiere will be the ETCpad, a tablet accessory providing dedicated, touchscreen-based wireless or wired remote control for all Eos family consoles and controllers.

Several new additions to the successful ColorSource family will be previewed at the show. ColorSource Pearl fixtures feature cold and warm white LEDs for a seamless colour temperature range, from 2,700K to 6,500K. Available in PAR, Spot and Linear (1, 2, 4) configurations, they boast the same user-friendly interface as their established ColorSource siblings.

ColorSource Spot

ETC is also introducing a new fixture for architectural spaces: the Irideon WLZ wash light. Engineered to be a companion to the popular Irideon FPZ framing projector, the WLZ has a zoom range of 10-68 degrees and is available in portable, canopy and 3-circuit track mount versions, all with remote DMX and local control.

The ETC Rigging area will feature QuickTouch and QuickTouch+ Controllers and a Prodigy P2 hoist with a new cable management solution. There will also be a dedicated section displaying ETC’s versatile and scalable architectural lighting control solutions – designed to suit installations of all sizes and budgets. Highlights will include sophisticated facility-lighting control and building systems integration from Unison Paradigm; flexible and intelligent control solutions from Unison Echo; and Unison Mosaic, for merging show control, LEDs, moving lights, media effects, and more into a single work of art. 

Additionally, Michael Lichter, an ETC senior technical product manager, will deliver a 75-minute presentation, organised by the VPLT, entitled “Lighting: Communication protocols for stage lighting systems, an introduction.” He will present an English version on Tuesday 10 April, and a German version on Wednesday 11 April; both starting at 2.45pm in Hall 4, Level C. 


One of ETC’s world-renowned Student Sessions will take place on Thursday 12 April at 5pm in Hall 3. This will be a great opportunity for students and apprentices to chat with ETC managers, product specialists and technicians, and have their lighting-related questions answered. This year, ETC founder, Fred Foster is planning to join the panel. Interested students should pick up a free entry pass in advance from ETC’s reception desk on stand E47. 

Meanwhile, in Hall 4.0, on stand D59, ETC company High End Systems will be showcasing several consoles from the Hog 4 family, and an array of its acclaimed LED automated lighting fixtures. Also, High End will be hosting a visual spectacular not to be missed: the Hog Factor final. From 5pm on Wednesday 11 April, four teams of aspiring lighting professionals will compete to win this year’s title.