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Access  (1985)
GAM Great American Market

GAM Access

Invented by Gordon Pearlman
In an interview with Robert Bell, he stated the Access cost $149 to make (excluding the monitor), with a list price of between $1700 and $2495, so was one of the most financially successful lighting controls ever made. 

First launched in 1985 with analog outputs only. 
A DMX output module was created once the DMX512 standard was ratified in 1986. 

Steve Terry said "Unfortunately Access used soft keys a bit too much for the taste of the market, and it was hard to remember where things were hidden. Also, no floppy disk--just a PCMCIA-like memory card. GAM sold a lot of them, but the Microvision took over that slot in the market."

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