Equipment Category


Control - Manual - 


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100 Plus Series Console  (Strand  (2010)
12 channel, 2 preset with hold function, effects, split crossfaders with time fade.
100 Series Manual Control Desk  (Strand  (2002 - 2010)
Act control desk  (Strand
6 channel (single preset) & 12,18,24 way 2 preset control
AMC Advanced Manual Control Desk  (Strand  (1977 - 1984)
20,30,40-120 max channels 3 presets, 9 groups
First console to perform a dipless crossfade
Avab 211  (Avab
24, 48, 72 way control
Bolero  (ADB
Manual Effects Lighting Desk
C / System C  (Strand  (1956)
Similar to CD, but for more than 160 circuits.
C-AE - System C-AE  (Strand
CD / System CD  (Strand  (1957)
Electro-mechanical remote control (120 channel)
CD Control Desk  (ELTEC
Studio 70 Series - 6/12/18/24 channel 2 preset control desks with Masterlink
Celebrity  (Strand  (1985 (tbc))
Electrocontrols desk acquired by Strand following the takeover of the company.
Channel Master 3 Preset  (Malham
Up to 90 dimmer channels
Chromolux  (Strand  (1953 - )
Provides a range of preset colours by mixing either the three primary or secondary colours.

Controls remote automatic dimmers via a low voltage control cable. 
Compulite  (Electrosonic
CRD / System CRD  (Strand  (1963)
All-electric preset remote control (60,90,120,180,210 or 240 dimmers)
D1T2 Manual Control Desk  (ADB
DC6-10  (ELTEC
Six channel single preset control desk (Student Series)
Delicolor  (Furse  (1946 - ?)
Discodesk  (Strand  (1974?)
Discoplus  (Strand  (1976)
6 or 18 channel kinetic desk
Electronic Control for Thyratron  (Strand  (1949 - 1956)
FX Control Desk  (Arri  (1987)
FX12, FX24, FX36
Glyndebourne Control Desk  (Strand
Custom-built for Glyndebourne
GM Control  (Thorn Lighting
80 way
JP Series  (Strand  (1965 - 1975)
20/40/60 channels
Juggler  (Zero 88  (2005)
12/24 channels. 2 preset manual operation with timed crossfade.
LC / System LC  (Strand  (1961)
All electric remote control with one preset (48, 72 or 96 dimmers)
Light Console  (Strand  (1935 - 1955)
The Strand Light Console is designed to give an operator, seated in full view of the stage, absolute control of all the lighting circuits that make up a modern stage installation, whatever the size of the theatre.
Lightset  (Strand  (1973 - 1974)
Linkit  (Electrosonic
Dipless crossfading manual desk
LP / System LP (Luminous Preset)  (Strand  (1966)
& Lightset
LX  (Strand  (1991)
12,18,24 channels, 2 preset. 
LX6  (Strand
6 channel control desk for Act 6 desks
Magnetic Clutches with Manual Drive  (Strand  (1930)
Mercury  (Zero 88
Micro 8 / Micro8II  (Strand  (1976)
Mini 2 Control Desk  (Strand  (1971)
Compact control desk for 36, 30, 24, 18, 12 or 6 channels.
Mini T Control Desk  (Strand  (1970)
Miranda  (Electrosonic
40 way 3 preset 3 group board, with a 10 x 40 diode pin matrix for 10 groups of lighting together with routing for sound to light facilities.
Multiway  (Electrosonic  (1982?)
Pac-9  (Kliegl
Analogue manual control desk to go with Pac-9 dimmers
Pink Floyd  (Electrosonic
Similar to the earlier Miranda (built for Theatre Projects Services)
PR / System PR  (Strand  (1955)
Electro-mechanical remote control with two presets
Regal Control Desk  (CCT Lighting
Rock Desk  (Pulsar
Rockboard  (Electrosonic
Group selection, pin matrix programming, touch button chaser options. 36 / 48 / 60 ways. 
Showboard  (Alderham
Sixer  (Strand  (2011)
6-way console with Grand Master.
SP Series  (Strand  (1966 - 1979)
20,30,40 channel 2-preset in table / wall-mount desk.
40,60,80 channel 3-preset in seated desk.
SR / System SR  (Strand  (1953 - )
All electric remote control (8, 18, 24, 36 or 54 dimmers)
Swing  (ADB
Manual Control Desk
System SM  (Thorn Lighting
3 Preset manual control
Tempus / Tempus 2G  (Strand  (1980)

6,12,18,24,30,36 channels

Threeset  (Strand  (1971)
Three presets for 60, 80, 100 or 120 dimmers
Walk-About Remote  (ELTEC
Studio 70 Series - Hand held controller wtih roving lead

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