Equipment Detail

Lightboard M  (1986 - 1996)

Lightboard M: 24 submasters, 24 channels

96 channels with 24 or 48 submasters, or 144 channels with 24 submasters with channel faders. 
Developed by Strand in North America. First used on one of the pavilions at EXPO 1986 in Vancouver (May - October 1986).
AMX (USA) or D54 (Europe) Multiplex output.
One playback with timed crossfader, another with manual or timed crossfader. Integral floppy disc library storage. Colour VDU. 

User interface developed by a team including Anne Valentino (see USITT 2010 video). Anne states in the video that around 450 were sold in advance before they were able to start shipping functioning consoles. 200 were sold before the software interface was working. Anne designed the software interface, using the existing hardware specification and buttons that had already been designed.

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Lightboard M Datasheet (1987)
[417kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Lightboard M/1 Operator's Manual (February 1987)
[560kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Lightboard M Specification (August 1987)
[831kb PDF]
From Jim Laws Collection

Control Systems brochure (USA) (October 1987)
[483kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Lightboard M Brochure (January 1988)
[3.2Mb PDF]
From Jim Laws Collection

Lightboard M Specification (February 1989)
[77kb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Lightboard M Manual (June 1992)
[5.59Mb PDF]
From Strand Archive

Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection

Catalogue & Journal Entries for Lightboard M in the Backstage Heritage Collection

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