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Lighting control systems provide the critical interface between the designer/operator and the instruments that realise their vision on stage. As such the choice of the right control system for your application combines elements of financial viability, technical capacity, operational style and a good deal of personal taste.
A scripted show that runs the same way for each performance may require a system that allows for complex and precise programming and storage of cue information while the actual playback functionality is often as simple as a single button playback to trigger each cue in turn. For unscripted live events where operators need to pull stage looks together as the performance unfolds in front of them, a greater number of instantly accessible playback options will be required. Similarly, the incorporation of automated fixtures, LED sources and media servers into the modern stage lighting repertoire has done much to define the style of control system required.
Matching the complexity of the control system to the level of experience of the operators who will be using it is another fundamental part of the selection process. Having the world’s most sophisticated lighting console is of little benefit if the operators don’t have the skills required to utilise all the features it provides.
To address these diverse needs and preferences we have assembled a comprehensive range of control systems ranging from basic, preset consoles, to complex memory platforms capable of running thousands of discrete control channels.
Jands lighting consoles, dimmers and lighting control products are internationally recognised as reliable, good value, solid and dependable. The Jands range of lighting control consoles are respected around the world as robust, well featured and easy to operate. Jands consoles range from the small Stage consoles to the flagship Vista range.find out more ...
Founded by Fred Foster in 1975 with the conviction that there was a better way to make a lighting control console, Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc. (ETC) has become a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of award-winning entertainment and architectural lighting systems.