Elation Control Systems (ECS) introduces an upgraded model of the DMX Operator, the DMX Operator 192. Like its predecessor, it is a 192-channel controller that can operate up to 12 intelligent fixtures, with as many as 16 DMX channels each.

The upgraded model adds a joystick for controlling pan and tilt. Users can assign any one of the 12 fixtures to the joystick. It also features an encoder wheel that can be used as an alternative to the stick. Another new feature is USB input, which allows users to plug in an optional USB Lite or USB Memory Stick (neither accessory is included with the unit). Users can illuminate their work area with a USB light, or they can back up shows on a memory stick for instant recall, without having to reset fixtures for each performance.

In addition, a new Fog Machine Trigger Button has been added, and it is compatible with selected American DJ foggers, allowing integration of fog effects into a light show from a single control unit. A new case design incorporates a layer of molded plastic around its perimeters. This smoothes out the unit’s “rough edges,” making it more user-friendly to transport and handle.

The unit is equipped with eight control faders and can record up to 12 programmable chases with fade time and speed. It can handle a total of 240 programmable scenes via 30 programmable scene banks. Other features include: a Blackout Button; Tap Sync button for chase speed override; built-in microphone for sound trigger; line level RCA audio input for music trigger; and MIDI input for scene, chase, or blackout trigger. It also comes equipped with an LCD display, DMX polarity switch, and power failure memory.