Losing no momentum in an unprecedented year of awards for their lighting control systems, ETC unveiled its next blockbuster console: Ion at LDI 2007, November 16-18, in Orlando, Florida. Ion is the follow-up and smaller sibling to their award-winning Eos™ console.

Like Eos, Ion is designed for today’s multimedia lighting rigs, delivering seamless control over conventionals, moving lights, and LEDs. With its convenient small footprint, only 19” wide, Ion is a compact solution for space-starved venues.

Ion comes in 1000, 1500, and 2000 channel/output configurations and features an integral LCD for softkeys and non-intensity parameter control. The board offers a dedicated master playback fader pair, grand master, and blackout switch.
The Ion programming keypad makes frequently used functions easy to access, while physical rotary encoders take the work out of changing color, focus, and gobos. For further functionality and power, Ion can connect up to six optional USB fader wings for 240 additional faders (playbacks or submasters) with paging controls.

Ion can be used as a stand-alone console or networked system with up to four Ion devices, such as additional Ion consoles, Ion Remote Processor Units, Net3 Remote Video Interfaces, or computers running Eos/Ion client software. The Net3 Radio Focus Remote allows for remote control of lighting rigs. Ion can also be used as a client on an Eos system, where it will support the full output of that system.