Equipment Category

Dimming and Multiplex - 

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1210  (Strand  (2011)
Twelve 10A dimmer or relay switched channels in a 4U high 19 inch rack module.
24 channel demultiplexer  (Strand  (1990 - ?)
Control of 24 analogue dimmers.
3 Pack  (Strand  (2006)
3 way dimmer pack
6 Pack  (Strand  (2006)
4U high, 19 inch digital dimmer pack.
95622 Dimmer  (Furse Theatre Products
A21  (Strand
Dimmer Cabinet
Act 2  (Strand  (1983 - ?)
2 channel lighting control / dimmer
Act 3  (Strand  (1987 - 1994)
3 channel dimmer rack (3 x 20A dimmer)
Act 3+  (Strand  (1994 - ?)
Act 6  (Strand  (1984 - 1994)
6 channel dimmer rack (6 x 10A dimmer)
Act 6 Digital  (Strand
Act 6+  (Strand  (1994 - ?)
6 channel dimmer rack (6 x 10A dimmer)
Action Demultiplexer  (Strand
Alphapack  (Zero 88
Alphapack 3  (Zero 88  (2016)
Alphapack II  (Zero 88
Andi  (Strand  (1990s)
German Modular Dimmer System
Apollo  (Electro Controls  (1996?)
Dimmer rack
Arc Resistances  (Strand  (1945)
Radial Switch type, standard type or parallel type
ART2000  (Avolites  (2000)
ART4000 Dimmer  (Avolites  (1995)
Astral  (Skirpan Lighting Control Corporation  (1973)
Solid-state dimmer
Automatic Dimmers  (Strand  (1945-1969)
Type PTU or CYU
Big Stik  (EDI
Portable dimmer
Bordoni Transformer Dimmer  (Siemens  (1930s)
C21  (Strand
Modular dimmer system
CCD/CWD Dimmers  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1982)
Compact dimmer series (2.5kW / 5kW)
CD80 1.2kW Pack  (Strand  (1989?)
24 channel compact dimmer
CD80 Advanced Electronics  (Strand
CD80 Digital Pack  (Strand  (1992)
CD80 Dimmer Banks and Modules  (Strand  (1980)
CD80 Rolling Rack  (Strand
The reliability of CD80 in a touring rack
CD80 Single Dimmer  (Strand
Stackable single dimmer at 2.4kW, 12kW, 24kW
CD80 Supervisor  (Strand
Modular Dimmer Rack System
CD90 Dimmer Rack  (Strand
Command 2  (CCT Lighting
Portable Dimmer Pack
Connexion  (Celco
Digital Communications Network
CRD Dimmer Rack  (Strand  (1963)
D54 Multiplex Protocol  (Strand
Data Booster  (ADB  (1992)
Datapak  (Pulsar
Dimming / Switching
DC1-10  (ELTEC
Single channel dimmer (Student Series)
DC2-10  (ELTEC
Two channel dimmer (Student Series)
DC6-1000  (ELTEC
Six channel dimmer rack rated at 1kW per channel (Student Series)
DC90 Dimmer Racks and Modules  (Strand  (1987)
DDII Dimmers  (AVAB
USA Market
Delta  (Zero 88
Demux  (ADB
Demux 24/48/60
Demux 24  (Zero 88
Rack-mounted demultipexer
Demux 48  (Zero 88
Dig 6  (Strand  (1998?)
6 channel digital dimmer
Digital Dimmer  (MA Lighting  (1995)
Dimension 192  (Berkey Colortran  (1984)
Range of dimming equipment.
dimMA  (MA Lighting  (2004)
Digital dimming system for fixed installations
Dimmex  (EDI
DMUX  (Strand
DMX Recorder  (Swisson  (2012)
DMX-Buffer  (Artistic Licence
DMX Line buffer / booster that supports RDM. Choice of XLR5 or RJ45 connectors. Requires external PSU.
DMX-Tester  (Swisson  (2012)
DPX  (Botex
DPX620 / DPX1220
DR6-1300  (ELTEC
6 channel dimmer rack - 1300 Watts per channel
DR6-2000  (ELTEC
6 channel dimmer rack - 2000 Watts per channel
E.S.6000  (Electrosonic  (1974)
Modular solid-state dimming. 6/12/18 way.
Early Metallic Dimmers  (Strand  (1925?)
Type A or Type B
Early Resistance Dimmers  (Strand  (1925?)
Wall-type or portable
EC21  (Strand  (2006)
Installation dimmer rack
EC90  (Strand  (1990 - ?)
Modular digital dimmer with reporter
Edkotron  (Century  (1964)
ENR  (Berkey Colortran  (1989)
Developed by Entertec for Colortran
Eurodim  (ADB  (1987 onwards)
F&D Multiplex Interface  (Strand
24 channel fader & dimmer interface
FD Dimmers  (Avolites  (1978)
Flatapak Racks  (Electrosonic
Furse Electronic Traveller Switchboard  (Furse Theatre Products  (1970 - )
4 channel portable dimmer rack
Genesis  (Teatronics  (1983)
JTM  (Strand  (1965 - 1975)
Inexpensive variable-load dimmers housed in compact 20-channel or 10-channel racks.
K Series dimmer  (Skirpan Lighting Control Corporation  (1979)
Kliegpac  (Kliegl
Kliegpac 9 Plus introduced 1978
LD Dimmers  (Avolites  (1976)
First Avolites product
LD24 Dimmer Rack  (Strand
LD90  (Strand  (1993 - ?)
Digital Dimming
Linebacker  (Zero 88
Linklight Multiplexer  (Avolites
Bi-directional multiplexer / demultiplexer
Liquid Dimmers  (Strand  (1915 - 1945)
Glazed earthenware jars, complete with fixed & moving lead cones.
Mark VII Dimmer Rack  (EDI
Matrix  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (2006)
Sine-wave or SCR modular dimming system
MCM (Modular Crate Mounted)  (Strand  (1978)
30 x 20A or 60 x 10A Thyristor Dimmers
Micropack  (Green Ginger
4 way 2.5kW dimmer pack
Mini 2 Dimmer Rack  (Strand  (1971)
Mini Pack / Minipak  (Pulsar
Mini T Dimmer Rack  (Strand  (1970)
6 way dimmer pack. 50 - 1000W per channel. 
Minipak  (Strand  (1978)
12 channel dimmer
MTU  (Strand
Multimux 48  (Strand
Interface between analogue dimmers and DMX512 or D54
Multiplex F + D Interface  (Strand
Converts D54 and analogue control input to analogue control output on either 8 pin bleecon or D connector.
Multipro  (ADB  (1992)
DMX / Analogue protocol Converter
MVP 6/12 Pak Dimmer  (EDI
MX System  (EDI
PDD Digital Dimmers  (AVAB  (1988?)
Professional Digital Dimmer System
Perma 12  (Strand  (1977)
Wall-mounting 12 thyristor dimmer rack.
Permanent Dimmer Rack  (Arri  (1988)
Permus  (Strand  (1982 - ?)
Developed from Tempus dimmers
Permus Demultiplex Unit  (Strand
24 channel chassis-mounted interface unit for installation using multiplexed controls and Permus dimmers.
PIP  (Strand  (1986)
Plug-In Professional Dimmer Modules
Plate Resistance Dimmers  (Strand  (1945)
Portable Dimmer  (Arri  (1988 - )
Portable High Power Dimmer Pack  (Strand  (1977)
Portable pack with 3 or 10 x 5kW maximum capacity Thyristor dimmers. 
Portable Touring Equipment  (Strand  (1968?)
Portapak  (Electrosonic  (1974)
6 x 2.5kW touring rack
Portapak 3  (Pulsar  (1988 - )
Touring dimmer system - 36 channels, 10 amps per channel
Power Cube  (Avolites
12 dimmers at 10A
ProPack  (Strand  (2008)
High density high power dimming in a 2U rack mount package
PTM  (Strand  (1968?)
Plug-in dimmer modules and associated racks
PTU  (Strand
Q Pack / QPack  (Light Processor
6 channel dimmer pack
Rackmaster 260  (Zero 88  (1988 - )
RB Stik  (EDI
Regal Dimmer  (CCT Lighting
10 Amp dimmer modules
Regal Portable Dimmer Pack  (CCT Lighting
6 x 10 Amp dimmers
Regent 1 Followspot Dimmer  (CCT Lighting
10 Amps
Regent 4 way dimmer unit  (CCT Lighting
RelayRack  (Strand  (2014)
12 channel 10 Amp Relay Panel
Resistance Dimmers - Electro-Magnetic Mechanical Type  (Strand
Rheotor  (ADB  (1925)
Variable transformers
S21 IGBT Dimmer Box  (Strand  (2008)
S72 Demultiplexer  (Strand
DMX to Analogue Demultiplexer for up to 72 channels
SCR Dimmer (?name)  (ADB  (1958)
SCRimmer II Power Pack  (EDI
SCRimmer Road Rack  (EDI
SCRimmer Stik Dimmer  (EDI
SD/WH  (Strand  (1959 April)
The first 220/240V SCR dimmer
SD6 Digital Dimmer  (Strand
Sensor  (Electronic Theatre Controls / ETC  (1997)
Modular dimmer system
Series 2 Dimmer  (Celco
Sigma  (Zero 88
Slate Type Slider Resistance Dimmers  (Strand  (1945)
SLD96  (Strand  (2001?)
Dimmer rack
SmartPack  (Arri
SmartRack  (Arri
Digital dimmers for permanent installation or touring
Staka Pak  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1982)
Portable dimmer paks
STM  (Strand  (1975)
Successor to the JTM
Sunset Resistance Dimmers  (Strand  (1945)
Type A, Type A1, Type B, Type D, Wall Mounting Type
System 6  (Strand  (1994)
Compact wall-mounted dimmer cabinet: 6 x 15A or 6 x 20A dimmers
TDM Dimmer  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL
Modular 5kW and 10kW dimmers. 
Tempus  (Strand  (1980)
Portable dimmer packs
Thyratron  (Strand  (1952 - 1966)

Valve Dimming

Thyristor Dimmer  (Electrosonic  (1964)
Name TBC
Transformer Dimmers  (Strand  (1945? - ?)
TU Thyristor Unit Dimmer  (Strand
5kW maximum. Basic unit dimmer for single circuit. 
Tubular Resistance Dimmers  (Strand  (1945)
Type T1, T2, T4
XTM  (Strand