Channel Track (1978)
First OEM product that ETC made
"A new Lighting Control System that permits fast lighting level entry and recording. Digital entry key pads provide instantaneous control of all functions. Up to 1000 cues for each channel may be stored and activated in any sequence. Unlimited submaster capability permits random assignment of channel groups for fast level control."
Over 150 consoles were sold 1978 - 1982.
ETC designed and manufactured the software, CPU board and faceplate, and Colortran provided the enclosure / case and the power supplies. The system introduced several novel technologies, including the ability to range-edit a single channel (Channel Track) and a serial digital communication system that anticipated DMX512 by more than eight years.
Channel Track advert (from Theatre Design & Technology) (December 1980)
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Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection
Catalogue & Journal Entries for Channel Track in the Backstage Heritage Collection