NOTE: The Ion Console from ETC can only be priced on a per job basis and is not able to be sold online. Please call, email or fax your project name and project location along with gear list to Blue Planet Lighting via the contact page on the left.
Introducing Ion – Complete Control™ from ETC
With the ease, power and operational style of Eos in a small, affordable package, Ion’s small footprint – 19” wide only - is the perfect solution for space-challenged environments and small venues. Providing fully integrated control of conventional and moving lights, Ion packs a punch.
Elegant, highly intuitive and simple to use, Ion will satisfy the needs of beginners and pros alike. But you don’t need a PhD in Ion to use it! Start with the everyday (channel 5 at full) and let the full potential of Ion – like the powerful effects package, marking and timing functions – unfold with your experience. And it’s an easy step from Ion to Eos, so the knowledge gained will work for you professionally for years to come.
Ion sports a generous programming keypad, dedicated encoders for non-intensity parameter control, a grand master and blackout button, as well as a master split fader. For more hands on control, Ion hosts up to six USB fader wings – the 1x20, 2x10 and 2x20 - for a total of 240 additional submasters with paging controls. The desk can support one or two external high-resolution DVI monitors, which can also be touchscreens.
Ion is available in three basic configurations –1024 outputs, 1536 outputs or 2048 outputs. Each of these versions supports channel numbering from 1 – 5000. A networked Ion system can support four discrete control inputs, including a combination of Ion desks, Ion Remote Processor Units - for synchronized backup or stand-alone lighting applications, Net3 Remote Video Interfaces or PC’s running the Eos Client Software. Remote control is also provided with the Net3 Radio Focus Remote.
Use Ion in a stand-alone system or as a remote programming station for an Eos system. When Ion is used as a client in an Eos system, it supports the full output of that host Eos system.
Ion Software Features:
Available in 1024, 1536 and 2048 output configurations
Dedicated master playback fader pair
Dedicated grand master and blackout switch
999 cue lists
200 active playbacks
4 x 1000 palettes (Intensity, Focus, Color, Beam)
1000 presets, effects and macros
4 pageable encoders
Channel summary or table views, user configurable in live/blind
Blind spreadsheet views
Direct blind access to all record targets from the face panel
Off-line programming software
Data import from ETC Obsession, Express/ion, Emphasis and Strand Show files via ASCII
Show file compatibility with Eos
Client/server networking and synchronized backup
Supports up to two high-resolution DVI monitors
Integral LCD for softkeys and non-intensity parameter control
2 x DMX512 outputs, RDM ready
ETCNet2 and Net3 native
Hard disk memory and USB compatible external storage
MIDI In/Out (additional time code functions via external gateways)
Contact Closure Triggers
Multipurpose USB bus (printer, mouse, keyboard, touchscreens, flash drivers)