Given the number of tradeshows around the globe where ETC will exhibit this spring, you’re almost guaranteed to find one near you where you can see ETC’s new lighting products firsthand.

At the spring tradeshows, ETC will be showing off Congo v5.0, a major new software release for the Congo™ lighting control console. Congo v5.0 features a powerhouse effects package including chase, dynamic, and content effects. Also included in v5.0 are over 100 changes and enhancements, many suggested by users in the field. Congo v5.0 software is compatible with all Congo products including the Congo jr control console, Congo Light Server, Congo Client, and Net3™ Remote Video Interface.

Also on hand at the spring shows will be ETC’s new SmartFade® ML lighting board with SmartSoft. SmartFade ML handles up to 24 moving lights and 48 intensity channels (dimmers), making this little board perfect for small-scale productions. SmartSoft software, free from ETC’s website, adds visuals to the power of SmartFade ML, giving users the ability to view, build, and edit show data.

You’ll also have the chance to demo ETC’s newest console–Ion®–which boasts the award-winning Eos®-family power, operational style, and ease of use. Only 19” wide, Ion provides integrated control of conventional and moving lights, making it a perfect solution for ambitious but space-challenged productions.

Visitors to ETC’s stand at the Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Germany will see the new Voyager™ II studio-automation system, which is a freely programmable and completely modular control and positioning system for telescopes, pantographs, lighting pipes, motorized washlight yokes, hoist systems, and other lifting gear in TV studios.

ETC will be at these tradeshows in Spring 2008:

Prolight + Sound
Frankfurt, Germany
March 12–15
Hall 9.0, Stand #B80
Fill out a questionnaire to take part in a daily giveaway of an ETC SmartFade ML board.

USITT
Houston, TX
March 20–22
Booth #620
Get an Ion T-shirt and other swag when you visit ETC’s booth.

En Coulisse
Montreal, Canada
April 2–3

SIB
Rimini, Italy
April 5–8
Hall C7, Stand #123
Enter the drawing to win an ETC SmartFade ML control console.

NAB
Las Vegas, NV
April 14–17
Booth #C8215