Equipment Category – Date


Control - Memory - Strand


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KTV / System KTV  (1959 April)
First dimmer system with fully automatic plotting of lighting & switchboard controls.
IDM  (1965 December)
First fully working lighting control system with Instant Dimmer Memory.
System WHZ  (1966)
Memo-Q  (1968)
DDM / System DDM  (1971 - 1980)
Digital Dimmer Memory with 120 - 320 channels. 
MSR or IDM/MSR  (1971 to 1972)
Memocard  (1971?)
Punched card memory system
MMS  (1973 - 1980)
Modular Memory System with 80, 120, 240, 360, 480 channels. 
Compact (CMS)  (1975 - 1978)
Self-contained memory control for up to 120 channels (originally 80 channels)
Lightboard   (1975 - 1982)
1000 max channels
Multi-Q  (1976)
Strand Century
Micro Q  (1977)
Riggers Remote  (1978)
Light Palette  (1978 - 1988)
Strand Century product
Octet  (1978 September)
Sucessor to the Duet
"the high channel capacity memory lighting control with multiple sub-masters"
Duet / Duet 2  (1978-1984)
48, 60, 62, 120 max channels
MiniPalette  (1980)
miniPalette  (1980)
Galaxy  (1980 - 1996)
96, 144, 190, 240... 768 channels
Satellite  (1981)
Mantrix 2S / Mantrix Memory  (1982 September)
Gemini  (1983)
180 channels. Replaced the Duet in the range.
Tempus M24  (1983 - 1993)
First batch-manufactured memory control, 72-120 channels. 
Celebrity Plus 2  (1984)
Galaxy 2  (1984)
768 channels - 3 individual systems (Arena, Studio & Premier)
Light Palette 2  (1984)
Mini Light Palette  (1984)
Designers Remote / Designers Control  (1984?)
Lightboard XP  (1986)
Lightboard M  (1986 - 1996)
96 channels with 24 or 48 submasters, or 144 channels with 24 submasters with channel faders. 
Galaxy 3  (1987)
999 channels
Light Palette 3  (1987)
800 channels
Mini Light Palette 2 / MLP2  (1987)
200 channels. Smaller version of Light Palette 3
Taskmaster - Showchangers  (1987)
Controller for Showscan moving lights
Impact  (1987 - )
350 control channels with proportional patching to 960 dimmers
Action 24 / Action 48  (1987 - 1990)
24 or 48 channel, 99 memory lighting control system
Pro Palette  (1988 July - 1990 September)
US Market - designed as a direct replacement for Light Palette V6E (black & white version)
Lightboard M Junior  (1989)
As Lightboard M but without faders
Lightpalette 90  (1989 - 1996)
576 / 1536 channels
Gemini 2+  (1989 September - 1995)
340 channels, dual colour video displays, increased system memory.
MX  (1990)
12,24,48 channels, 2 presets.
Mini Light Palette 90  (1992 - 1996)
576 channels, 20 submasters, 8 timed or manual playbacks. 
GSX  (1993)
25, 50, 75, 100, 125 channels using Genius software
Software: Genius  (1993)
Application Software for Genius desks (GSX, LBX)
Galaxy Nova  (1993 - 1996)
999 channels
LBX  (1994)
25, 50, 75, 100, 125 channels, memory and manual. Genius operating system.
430  (1994 November)
Uses Genius Pro operating software. 30 submasters.
530 / 550  (1995)
Genius Pro operating software
530i / 550i  (1996)
Genius Pro operating software
SN100 Series Shownet Node  (1996 - )
520 / 520i  (1997)
Portable desks with Genius operating system
Shownet  (1997?)
Ethernet nodes for 500 series console with Networker software installed.
300 Series  (1998)
Manual / Memory Desk (48/96, 125/250 channels) with Genius Pro software
310 / 510i  (1998)
Show Controller / Backup unit
301 Backup Console  (2002)
200 Series  (2002 - 2011)
Light Palette Range  (2007)
Using PaletteOS written by Horizon Controls
Palette Range  (2007)
Using PaletteOS Windows XP Embedded operating system, written by Horizon Controls. 
200 Plus Series  (2011)
250ML  (2013)
250 channels and 30 moving lights & LEDs
Neo  (2014)
500ML  (2015)
Moving light console
Neo Compact 10  (2019)

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