Equipment Category – Date


Control - Memory - 


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KTV / System KTV  (Strand  (1959 April)
First dimmer system with fully automatic plotting of lighting & switchboard controls.
IDM  (Strand  (1965 December)
First fully working lighting control system with Instant Dimmer Memory.
System WHZ  (Strand  (1966)
Q-File  (Thorn Lighting  (1966 - ?)
Micro-Set  (Electro Controls  (1967)
Memo-Q  (Strand  (1968)
IDM was marketed in the USA as Memo-Q
Sweet Sixteen  (Van Buren Industries  (1971)
DDM / System DDM  (Strand  (1971 - 1980)
Digital Dimmer Memory with 120 - 320 channels. 
MSR or IDM/MSR  (Strand  (1971 to 1972)
Memocard  (Strand  (1971?)
Punched card memory system
System 128  (Van Buren Industries  (1972?)
Autocue  (Skirpan Lighting Control Corporation  (1973)
Light pen-driven memory lighting control for television
Compu-Set 2000  (Van Buren Industries  (1973)
MMS  (Strand  (1973 - 1980)
Modular Memory System with 80, 120, 240, 360, 480 channels. 
Datalite Lighting Control System  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1973 - ?)
Datalite 100 / Datalite 300
Plotlite  (Digital Display Equipment  (1974)
AVAB 2000  (AVAB  (1975)
LS-8  (EDI  (1975)
The first computerised memory board on Broadway
Compact (CMS)  (Strand  (1975 - 1978)
Self-contained memory control for up to 120 channels (originally 80 channels)
Lightboard   (Strand  (1975 - 1980)
1000 max channels
Multi-Q  (Strand  (1976)
Strand Century
AVAB 2001  (AVAB  (1977)
Microcomputer memory control desk
Mega Cue  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1977)
The first lighting control produced by the founders of ETC
Micro Q  (Strand  (1977)
Performance  (Kliegl  (1977)
Channel Track  (Berkey Colortran  (1978)
Channel Track  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1978)
Produced by a partnership between ETC and Colortran.
Light Palette  (Strand  (1978 - 1988)
Strand Century product
Octet  (Strand  (1978 September)
Sucessor to the Duet
"the high channel capacity memory lighting control with multiple sub-masters"
Duet / Duet 2  (Strand  (1978-1984)
48, 60, 62, 120 max channels
Berkey Colortran Colortrack  (Berkey Colortran  (1979)
32/64/96/128 channel control
Cuelog  (Skirpan Lighting Control Corporation  (1979)
36, 72, 108 channel variants
Thornlite 500  (Thorn Lighting  (1979)
Performer  (Kliegl  (1979 - 1990s)
Thornlite 120  (Thorn Lighting  (1979 - ?)
Memolight  (CCT Lighting  (1979?)
Israel-made
AVAB 2002  (AVAB  (1980)
Microcomputer memory control desk with VDU and floppy disk drive
MiniPalette  (Strand  (1980)
miniPalette  (Strand  (1980)
Galaxy  (Strand  (1980 - 1996)
96, 144, 190, 240... 768 channels
Masterlight  (ADB  (1980?)
ELC  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1981)
Entertainment Lighting Console
Satellite  (Strand  (1981)
Sitralux B40  (Siemens  (1981)
Series 100 Controller  (Vari*Lite  (1981 - 1985)
AVAB 201  (AVAB  (1982)
12 or 24 control channels, up to 128 dimmers. 100 memories. 
AVAB Viking  (AVAB  (1982)
96-960 way control
Concept  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1982)
First ETC-branded product
Datacue II  (Teatronics  (1982)
Entertainer  (Kliegl  (1982)
Memory lighting control
Lightmaster 1200  (Zero 88  (1982)
2 preset desk with matrix memory system
Multilite  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1982)
Microprocessor memory control
Multiset  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1982)
Theaterlite  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1982)
Modular memory lighting control system. 
Ultra-Chase  (Avolites  (1982)
Mantrix 2S / Mantrix Memory  (Strand  (1982 September)
Eclipse  (Zero 88  (1983)
Gemini  (Strand  (1983)
180 channels. Replaced the Duet in the range.
The Director  (Teatronics  (1983)
Tempus M24  (Strand  (1983 - 1993)
First batch-manufactured memory control, 72-120 channels. 
QM500 Lighting Control  (Avolites  (1983 - ?)
90/180 channel memory lighting desk
Galaxy 2  (Strand  (1983/4)
768 channels - 3 individual systems (Arena, Studio & Premier)
F28  (ADB  (1984)
120-168 channels. Large modular board.
Light Palette 2  (Strand  (1984)
Mini Light Palette  (Strand  (1984)
Rolacue  (Avolites  (1984)
Series 2  (Celco  (1984)
30 channel / 90 channel
Sitralux K40  (Siemens  (1984)
Designers Remote / Designers Control  (Strand  (1984?)
Sitralux B40  (Siemens  (1984?)
Access  (GAM Great American Market  (1985)
AVAB 202  (AVAB  (1985)
48, 96, 120, 192, 240 way control
Intelligent Interface  (Pulsar  (1985)
Up to 36 dimmer channels computer-based memory lighting controller using a BBC Micro Computer to analogue dimmers
Prestige  (Berkey Colortran  (1985)
PC-based lighting control desk. 
Vision  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1985)
Lightcommander  (MA Lighting  (1985?)
Artisan  (Vari*Lite  (1986)
Control console for Series 200 luminaires
Celco Gold  (Celco  (1986)
90 channel memory console. Part of the Series 2 range. 
F20  (ADB  (1986)
120 channel board with multi-use application
Lightboard XP  (Strand  (1986)
S28  (ADB  (1986)
Lighting Control
Sceptre  (ELTEC  (1986)
Analogue memory control
Lightboard M  (Strand  (1986 - 1996)
96 channels with 24 or 48 submasters, or 144 channels with 24 submasters with channel faders. 
DLD6502  (Flying Pig Systems  (1986?)
AVAB 211  (AVAB  (1987)
24, 48, 72 way control
Celebrity Plus 2  (Strand  (1987)
Expression  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1987)
Galaxy 3  (Strand  (1987)
999 channels
Image  (Arri  (1987)
100 channels, 512 DMX outputs, Twin Playback, Disk Drive backup
Imagine  (Arri  (1987)
Memory control for medium & larger sized studios & theatres.
Light Palette 3  (Strand  (1987)
800 channels
Mini Light Palette 2 / MLP2  (Strand  (1987)
200 channels. Smaller version of Light Palette 3
Oska  (Pulsar  (1987)
256 channels
Taskmaster - Showchangers  (Strand  (1987)
Controller for Showscan moving lights
Impact  (Strand  (1987 - )
350 control channels with proportional patching to 960 dimmers
Action 24 / Action 48  (Strand  (1987 - 1990)
24 or 48 channel, 99 memory lighting control system
Orion  (Zero 88  (1987?)
LCD 120  (MA Lighting  (1988)
Precept  (Avolites  (1988)
Microcomputer Lighting Desks
Precept  (LSC Lighting Systems  (1988)
Sirius  (Zero 88  (1988 - 2000)
24 or 48 way analogue control desk
Pro Palette  (Strand  (1988 July - 1990 September)
US Market - designed as a direct replacement for Light Palette V6E (black & white version)
CP40  (Compulite  (1988? approximately)
Applause  (Eurolight  (1989)
Compact Elite  (Berkey Colortran  (1989)
Lightboard M Junior  (Strand  (1989)
As Lightboard M but without faders
Ovation  (Eurolight  (1989)
QM500-TD / QM500T  (Avolites  (1989)
Theatre Desk version of the popular QM500 rock desk
Scenestealer  (ELTEC  (1989)
Add-on for memory lighting desks
Lightpalette 90  (Strand  (1989 - 1996)
576 / 1536 channels
Gemini 2+  (Strand  (1989 September - 1995)
340 channels, dual colour video displays, increased system memory.
Aviator  (Celco  (1989?)
Intellabeam Controller  (High End Systems / Lightwave Research  (1990)
MicroVision  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1990)
Mirage  (Arri  (1990)
Made by ETC (as the MicroVision) and sold in the UK under the Arri brand
MX  (Strand  (1990)
12,24,48 channels, 2 presets.
Cantor  (ADB  (1991)
48 or 96 channel manual/memory control
Lil DMXter  (Goddard Design  (1991)
Navigator  (Celco  (1991)
Memory lighting control
Status  (Berkey Colortran  (1991)
12/24 or 24/48 channel
Animator  (Compulite  (1992)
ESP II  (Jands  (1992)
24 / 48 / 60 channels
Obsession  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1992)
Rolacue Pearl / Rolacue Sapphire  (Avolites  (1992)
Scancommander  (MA Lighting  (1992)
Tango  (ADB  (1992)
12/24 or 24/48 channels, 999 memories
Wholehog  (Flying Pig Systems  (1992)
Mini Light Palette 90  (Strand  (1992 - 1996)
576 channels, 20 submasters, 8 timed or manual playbacks. 
Applause  (Compulite  (1992?)
Smart  (Compulite  (1992? before)
Acclaim  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1993)
Diamond II  (Avolites  (1993)
GSX  (Strand  (1993)
25, 50, 75, 100, 125 channels using Genius software
Software: Genius  (Strand  (1993)
Application Software for Genius desks (GSX, LBX)
Super VIKING  (AVAB  (1993)
Galaxy Nova  (Strand  (1993 - 1996)
999 channels
LBX  (Strand  (1994)
25, 50, 75, 100, 125 channels, memory and manual. Genius operating system.
mini-Artisan 2  (Vari*Lite  (1994)
Wholehog II  (Flying Pig Systems  (1994)
430  (Strand  (1994 November)
Uses Genius Pro operating software. 30 submasters.
530 / 550  (Strand  (1995)
Genius Pro operating software
Express  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1995)
Graphic Tablet  (Avolites  (1995?)
530i / 550i  (Strand  (1996)
Genius Pro operating software
Azure  (Avolites  (1996)
Case  (Martin  (1996)
Effects Controller
Diamond 3  (Avolites  (1996)
SN100 Series Shownet Node  (Strand  (1996 - )
Masterpiece  (Pulsar  (1996?)
520 / 520i  (Strand  (1997)
Portable desks with Genius operating system
Artisan Plus  (Vari*Lite  (1997)
AVAB Presto  (AVAB  (1997)
grandMA  (MA Lighting  (1997)
Powerful memory console
Shownet  (Strand  (1997?)
Ethernet nodes for 500 series console with Networker software installed.
300 Series  (Strand  (1998)
Manual / Memory Desk (48/96, 125/250 channels) with Genius Pro software
310 / 510i  (Strand  (1998)
Show Controller / Backup unit
Sapphire 2000  (Avolites  (1998)
Technobeam LCD Controller  (High End Systems / Lightwave Research  (1998)
Illusion  (Zero 88  (1999)
Pearl 2000  (Avolites  (1999)
Virtuoso  (Vari*Lite  (1999)
Azure 2000  (Avolites  (2000)
Virtuoso DX  (Vari*Lite  (2000)
Diamond 4  (Avolites  (2001)
Frog  (Zero 88  (2001)
301 Backup Console  (Strand  (2002)
Maxxyz  (Martin  (2002)
Wholehog 3  (Flying Pig Systems  (2002)
200 Series  (Strand  (2002 - 2011)
Congo  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (2004)
grandMA Micro  (MA Lighting  (2004)
NSP  (MA Lighting  (2004)
Network Signal Processor
Hog iPC  (Flying Pig Systems  (2005)
First hybrid console, allowing programmers to use two different software platforms on one console
Jester  (Zero 88  (2005)
Congo Jr.  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (2006)
Hog 3PC  (Flying Pig Systems  (2006)
Ion  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (2007)
Eos-family console in a portable package. 
Leap Frog  (Zero 88  (2007)
Light Palette Range  (Strand  (2007)
Using PaletteOS written by Horizon Controls
MINIM  (LSC Lighting Systems  (2007)
Palette Range  (Strand  (2007)
Using PaletteOS Windows XP Embedded operating system, written by Horizon Controls. 
Road Hog / Full Boar  (Flying Pig Systems  (2007)
grandMA2  (MA Lighting  (2008)
maXim  (LSC Lighting Systems  (2008)
Maxxyz Compact  (Martin  (2008)
Orb  (Zero 88  (2009 - )
M1  (Martin  (2010)
200 Plus Series  (Strand  (2011)
Gio  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (2011)
2011 Addition to the Eos range
MA onPC command wing  (MA Lighting  (2011)
Solution / Solution XL  (Zero 88  (2011)
Hog 4  (Flying Pig Systems  (2012)
M2GO  (Martin  (2012)
Nodes  (MA Lighting  (2012)
8Port and 4Port Node
onPC fader wing  (MA Lighting  (2012)
250ML  (Strand  (2013)
250 channels and 30 moving lights & LEDs
M6  (Martin  (2013)
Vibe  (Compulite  (2013)
2Port Node  (MA Lighting  (2014)
Range of ethernet to DMX equipment
Clarity LX  (LSC Lighting Systems  (2014)
Neo  (Strand  (2014)
500ML  (Strand  (2015)
Moving light console
dot2  (MA Lighting  (2015)
Range of compact lighting control consoles
FLX  (Zero 88  (2015)
MA Network Switch  (MA Lighting  (2015)
M-Play  (Martin  (2016)
Control surface
Mantra Lite  (LSC Lighting Systems  (2016)
Ion Xe  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (2017)
Replaced the original Ion
grandMA3  (MA Lighting  (2018)
Vista EX  (Chroma-Q  (2018)
Control surface for Vista software
Vista MV  (Chroma-Q  (2018)
Compact control surface for Vista software
Neo Compact 10  (Strand  (2019)

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