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ETC ColorSource Console and Fixtures Training

ApexPro and ETC are proud to announce a 1-day training course to take place on 2nd March 2018 at the ApexPro offices in Weltevreden Park.

The course will cover programming on ETC’s range of ColorSource consoles. The course will also introduce participants to ETC’s range of LED fixtures, providing them with a working knowledge of the different types of fixtures, the light that they produce and how to spot a bad LED fixture as well as where the pros and cons of LED over Tungsten truly lie.

The aim of this training course is to offer young technicians who are keen to learn, the opportunity to get hands on experience with real-world lighting equipment in an atmosphere that is fun and not intimidating while also being informative and above all, useful

By the end of the day participants will leave with the ability to program on ETC’s ColorSource Consoles as well as have practical knowledge on various kinds of performance lights and how to deploy them properly to get the best results.

All participants will be presented with a certificate upon the successful completion of the course confirming that they have undergone the training.

The ColorSource Console and Fixtures Training course offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to get into lighting to give themselves a boost into the industry. Absolutely anyone is welcome from any one or more disciplines so please don’t feel shy. The only real pre-requisite is a desire to learn, and perhaps pick up a few new tips and tricks along the way.

Space is limited but don’t worry, if you miss out on this session, there will be more later in the year.

 

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ETC ColorSource Console And Fixtures Training

ISE 2018: ETC presents architectural lighting control solutions

ISE 2018: ETC presents architectural lighting control solutions

ISE 2018: ETC presents architectural lighting control solutionsETC will showcase a selection of its versatile and scalable architectural lighting control solutions at ISE 2018. Stand 15-R260 will be dedicated to a collection of reliable, well-supported and easy-to-maintain architectural systems from ETC – designed to suit installations of all sizes and budgets – from a single room to office complexes, large museums, convention centres and entire theme parks.

Unison Paradigm control system

Designed as a new way of thinking about building control, ETC’s visionary Unison Paradigm system fuses architectural lighting control advances with entertainment lighting control technology. ETC’s award-winning expertise in both areas together, providing the best of both worlds.

Paradigm delivers a new level of comprehensive control – sophisticated facility-lighting and building systems integration. And it does so with unprecedented flexibility and simplicity: a green-minded energy management system that capitalises on daylight harvesting, occupancy sensing and time schedules for maximum electricity and budget savings, plus the power to speak with different devices from different manufacturers over the same control system.

Making its debut at ISE, Paradigm version 4.0 boasts several additional features, including energy management monitoring and display, colour control support for conversion to RGBA and RGBW, and comprehensive Paradigm Inspire support in LightDesigner.

Unison Echo control system

The Unison Echo control system offers flexible, intelligent, and scalable control – simply. Whether it’s turning lights on and off, a need for multiple presets, daylighting and occupancy controls for energy savings or the ability to control hue, saturation and intensity of colour-changing LED luminaires; Echo has a solution to fit your requirements.

Mosaic control system

Everyday life has become the staging ground for entertainment technology experiences. The art and wonder of interactive lighting, automation, audio and visual spectacle, kinetic-art displays, water effects, and more are captivating people’s attention – differentiating a venue, creating a landmark, making a truly memorable event. ETC’s Unison Mosaic is a control solution that allows users to merge show control, LEDs, moving lights, media effects, and more into a single work of art, seamlessly closing the distance between technology and life.

“ISE 2018 presents the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the full range of architectural solutions from ETC,” says Rosi Marx, ETC’s European marketing manager. “Whether you’re looking for one control system used independently as a focused control solution for a specific room or small venue, or multiple systems integrated together to form a single powerful system, our team of professionals will be on hand to discuss options to suit your specific requirements.”

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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ETC Eos Ti for Criss Angel’s ‘Mindfreak Live!’

Criss Angel’s Mindfreak Live! at the Luxor Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, upends people’s views of magic and awes spectators with a goth-horror vibe mixed with rock ‘n’ roll spectacle. The production has the largest number of moving lights on the Las Vegas Strip and combines movering heads, lasers, video and more into one seamless show.

The large number of fixtures and media demands may be taxing some consoles, however ETC’s Eos Ti performed optimally for the task at hand. ETC’s recent online video release follows lighting programmer Josh Selander and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how he pulled together one of the most technically demanding shows on the Strip, demonstrating why the Eos Ti, in the hands of a master programmer, delivers.

Some of the features of Ti that Selander highlights include syncing the console to music and multiple versions of time code for the different ways needed to call a show; using absolute effects to work intensity and colour changes, adding a charge to an illusion’s finish; and leveraging the pixel mapping feature to treat the console as a media server and easily snap between content on LCD panels.

Criss Angel pushes magic to extreme new edges in his show, and ETC’s Eos Ti console delivers unreal lighting for it all.

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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ETC celebrates Thea Award winners

ETC celebrates Thea Award winners

ETC celebrates Thea Award winnersThe Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) recently announced their 2018 Thea Award winners. And even with the diversity of winners – including theme parks, museums, visitor centres, and spectaculars – a majority of the winners had one thing in common: control products from ETC. Overall, ETC had a hand in nine of the Thea Award-winning projects.

“We’re delighted for each of our partners recognised with a Thea Award, and congratulate the winners on their vision,” said Karl Haas, national sales manager for architecture at ETC. “These projects showcase ETC’s dedication to creating lighting system solutions that are powerful enough to control entire park lighting systems, and creative enough to fit in to these highly specialised environments.”

ETC’s Unison Paradigm and Mosaic lines, Sensor3 power dimming technology, Response data distribution, Echo Relay panels and more were the unseen backbone for the projects, providing reliable, accurate, user-friendly systems, and supporting the most demanding venues. ETC celebrates the creativity of our partners and congratulates them on this honour.

Since 1994, the Thea Awards have been “bringing recognition to achievement, talent and personal excellence within the themed entertainment industry.” In addition to recognising industry luminaries and classic parks, TEA gives Thea Awards for Outstanding Achievement (AOA) across several categories. The awards will be presented at the Thea Awards gala, 7 April 2018. A complete listing of 2018 Thea winners can be found here.

ETC appreciates the opportunity to partner and support these talented artists and organisations.

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ETC’s ColorSource CYC makes an award-winning debut at LDI 2017

CYC wins LDI award

Visitors to the 2017 LDI Show in Las Vegas this November found ETC’s booth awash in colour, thanks to the new ColorSource® CYC luminaire. Two 5.5m-tall cyc panels bookended the booth, each lit evenly and brightly in a range of tints and hues by the new LED fixtures. Show-goers were impressed – as were LDI’s judges, who honoured the ColorSource CYC with a Best Debuting Lighting Product award at a ceremony on Saturday night.

Technical Product Manager Dave Cahalane accepted the award on behalf of the development team. “With the ColorSource CYC, we tried to provide a fixture that had a broad range of beautiful colour in a compact size,” he explained in his acceptance speech.

The cyclorama light is the latest addition to the ColorSource family of products, which bring high-quality LED lighting and control to a more affordable price point. The ColorSource CYC adds a fifth emitter colour to the standard RGB-Lime array: indigo LEDs that help achieve rich, deep blues.

Other new products on ETC’s stand included the Ion® Xe and Ion Xe 20 control consoles and the Eos Fader Wings. ETC also commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Source Four® spotlight with a special, crowdsourced video displayed on the booth.

CYC wins LDI award

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ETC introduces ColorSource CYC

ETC’s newest addition to the ColorSource® fixture family is the ColorSource CYC. A dedicated cyclorama fixture with a sole purpose of creating beautiful, smooth washes of light on a cyclorama or wall, ColorSource CYC produces a wide range of bold colours using a unique, all-LED, five colour mix of red, green, blue, indigo, and lime.

ColorSource CYC eliminates the need to replace expensive lamps and highly saturated, coloured gel that burns through after a couple of shows. Furthermore, these fanless, LED fixtures consume a fraction of the power of other standard CYC fixtures. However, lower power consumption doesn’t equal reduced light output. In fact, it’s possible to light a full cyclorama with a fraction of the fixtures typically required.

With a compact and lightweight design, this affordable fixture practically blends in with the background. ColorSource CYC can be quickly set up on a stage floor, or hung from a pipe with ease, meaning it’s no longer necessary to lug around large, clunky, boxy fixtures or setup ground row after ground row or border after border.

Each fixture includes an optional hanging yoke, power in and thru connections for easy installation, and standalone presets and sequences, making installation and set up a breeze.

With the new ColorSource CYC fixture, comes an update to ETC’s CYC Tool. This powerful fixture app will do the work for you – calculating the number of fixtures required and how far apart to space them to get full cyclorama coverage. The latest version of the CYC Tool is available to download now via iTunes and Google Play.

Learn more about both the ColorSource CYC and the CYC Tool on the ETC website at etcconnect.com/ColorSource.

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New Mosaic v2.4 software and Mosaic Touchscreen Station

Mosaic version 2.4 softwareMosaic version 2.4 software
The premiere product for lighting control and media effects on a grand scale just got better. The newest version of Mosaic software – 2.4 – is here, and includes features big and small, including a new type of timeline, RGB over DALI control, and more.

Timeline has undergone the biggest change in Mosaic v2.4 – adding a real-time 24-hour timeline option. The new timeline starts at midnight and ends at midnight one day later. This real-time timeline makes it very easy to program effects based on any given hour of the day, and includes all events within one timeline, removing the need for multiple timelines and triggers.

The new real-time timeline also includes waypoints that automatically adjust to astronomical events. For example, events can be set to run from sunrise to sunset, and the software will automatically adjust the timing of events to fill the time, whether it’s a long summer day or in the middle of winter.

Other new features include the addition of I/O module support to distribute custom triggers to external programs, a newly re-designed patch to make setup easier, simple RGB control over DALI, bug fixes and optimisations.

Mosaic v2.4 is available for download now. Current generation Mosaic products already in the field can be upgraded.

For more info about Mosaic, visit etcconnect.com/mosaic

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Software updates for Eos and ColorSource consoles

Eos v2.6.2 is a patch that addresses several bugs in the previous Eos family software release. It is recommended that you update your console as soon as production schedules allow.

If you’re updating from an older software version (pre-v2.6), please note that the output of your Eos family controller may be increased/adjusted in accordance with the new output scheme introduced in that release.  You can read about the changes in v2.6 here.

For a rundown of Eos v2. 6 features,  check out the intro video:

ColorSource v1.1.3 is a patch release that fixes a number of playback-related issues in the previous release for your ColorSource or ColorSource AV console.

It is recommended that all ColorSource users update as soon as their production schedules allow.

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ETC adds new features to Unison Echo systems

ETC adds new features to Unison Echo systems

ETC’s Unison Echo family just got more powerful. New common v3.1 operating software adds customer-requested features to the architectural control system, including tuneable white and sequence control for the Echo DMX Scene Controller, and more.

DMX Scene Controller can now control tuneable white DMX luminaires, giving users the ability to choose a colour temperature that best suits their space. Control for colour-changing fixtures has also been expanded, allowing users to mix a chosen temperature of white as well as colours.

A new sequence feature has been added to provide dynamic lighting control. Trigger functions in the DMX Scene Controller have been expanded to control how the system should behave if a DMX source is plugged in, or what to do if a primary DMX source is lost.

Echo stations and sensors now support preset control across multiple spaces. A single button push can control multiple rooms, including the ability to turn off lights in multiple spaces. Plus, Echo photo sensors support a new inhibit function that prevents the sensor from raising levels when they have been purposefully set to a lower level. This is useful in classrooms with projectors and many other installations.

All products in stock currently are being reworked to ship with this new code. Remember that only products with the microSD card slot are field upgradable.  Please contact ETC Technical Service for details.

For more info on the Unison Echo line of products, visit etcconnect.com/echo

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ETC knocks out the competition

ETC knocks out the competition

ETC knocks out the competitionThe Mayweather vs McGregor fight on 26 August was the latest spectacle at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. Dubbed “The Money Fight,” it featured UFC star Conor McGregor making his pro boxing debut against undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. But while the packed house was focused on the fight in the arena, ETC was focused on the lights in the arena. ETC’s line of architectural products – Unison Paradigm, Echo and Mosaic – covers every inch of the T-Mobile Arena, everywhere from the luxury suites to the back of house hallways, from the Hyde Lounge nightclub to the concession stands, and even the external lighting is showing the arena off to the world.

With electrical design provided by ME Engineers and system integration by 4Wall Las Vegas, the capabilities of ETC’s architectural line are on display throughout the T- Mobile. VIPs have full control of lights in their suites via Touchscreen interfaces, while integration into the arena-wide Paradigm system means they automatically dim when a show starts. Echo infrastructure made it easy to light the back of house spaces and help the building achieve Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) status. ETC’s rigging is also represented at the T-Mobile arena, with Vortek by ETC supplying the custom hoists that raise and lower the scoreboard. And ETC’s Mosaic system controls all the external lights, ensuring that all the fans approaching the venue – and all the millions of viewers watching coverage of the fight on a multitude of networks covering the event – saw the arena in the best possible light.

“The T-Mobile Arena is a world-class venue, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” says Karl Haas, ETC’s architectural national sales manager. “And despite the slogan, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. ETC is a partner at a multitude of highly visible, highly trafficked sports venues and arenas across the country.”

This article is originally from www.pro-systems.co.za

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