Equipment Category


Control - Manual - 


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100 Plus Series Console  (Strand  (2010)
12 channel, 2 preset with hold function, effects, split crossfaders with time fade.
100 Series Manual Control Desk  (Strand  (2002 - 2010)
8100 Series  (Avolites  (1977 - 1988)
Act control desk  (Strand
6 channel (single preset) & 12,18,24 way 2 preset control
Alcora  (Zero 88
AMC Advanced Manual Control Desk  (Strand  (1977 - 1984)
20,30,40-120 max channels 3 presets, 9 groups
First console to perform a dipless crossfade
Bolero  (ADB  (1992)
Manual Effects Lighting Desk
C / System C  (Strand  (1956)
Similar to CD, but for more than 160 circuits.
C-AE - System C-AE  (Strand  (1964)
AE stands for All-Electric.
C-I System  (Century  (1956?)
Century-Izenour System
Cabaret  (Thorn Lighting  (1980?)
20 channel club type control desk
CD / System CD  (Strand  (1956)
Electro-mechanical remote control (120 channel)
CD Control Desk  (ELTEC
Studio 70 Series - 6/12/18/24 channel 2 preset control desks with Masterlink
Celebrity  (Strand  (1985 (tbc))
Electrocontrols desk acquired by Strand following the takeover of the company.
Channel Master 3 Preset  (Malham
Up to 90 dimmer channels
Chromolux (v2)  (Strand  (1953 - )
Provides a range of preset colours by mixing either the three primary or secondary colours.

Controls remote automatic dimmers via a low voltage control cable. 
Compulite  (Electrosonic
CRD / System CRD  (Strand  (1963)
All-electric preset remote control (60,90,120,180,210 or 240 dimmers)
CT6  (Contel
D1T2 Manual Control Desk  (ADB
DC6-10  (ELTEC
Six channel single preset control desk (Student Series)
Delicolor  (Furse Theatre Products  (1946 - ?)
Dipless Crossfade Desk  (Pulsar
Discodesk  (Strand  (1974?)
Discoplus  (Strand  (1976)
6 or 18 channel kinetic desk
Elara  (Zero 88
Electronic Control for Thyratron  (Strand  (1949 - 1956)
FX Control Desk  (Arri  (1987)
FX12, FX24, FX36
Glyndebourne Control Desk  (Strand
Custom-built for Glyndebourne, sold as System CRD
GM Control  (Thorn Lighting
80 way
JP Series  (Strand  (1965 - 1975)
20/40/60 channels
Juggler  (Zero 88  (2005)
12/24 channels. 2 preset manual operation with timed crossfade.
LC / System LC  (Strand  (1961)
All electric remote control with one preset (48, 72 or 96 dimmers)
Level  (Zero 88  (1993)
Range of manual desks from 6 to 24 channels
Level 6 DMX  (Zero 88  (2000)
Lever Set  (Dynamic Technology Ltd / DTL  (1982)
2 scene preset. 6,12,18,24,30 channels. 
Light Console  (Strand  (1935 - 1955)
Revolutionary lighting control, based on a Compton organ console, giving the operator a view of the stage for the first time. 
Lightmaster 3600  (Zero 88
Lightmaster 601  (Zero 88
Lightset  (Strand  (1973 - 1974)
Linkit  (Electrosonic
Dipless crossfading manual desk
Lite  (EDI
LP / System LP (Luminous Preset)  (Strand  (1966)
& Lightset
LX  (Strand  (1991)
12,18,24 channels, 2 preset. 
LX6  (Strand
6 channel control desk for Act 6 desks
Magnetic Clutches with Manual Drive  (Strand  (1930)
McManus Entertainment / The Who  (EDI
Mercury  (Zero 88
Micro 8 / Micro8II  (Strand  (1976)
Microset  (Green Ginger  (1979)
Mini 2 Control Desk  (Strand  (1971)
Compact control desk for 36, 30, 24, 18, 12 or 6 channels.
Mini T Control Desk  (Strand  (1970)
Miranda  (Electrosonic
40 way 3 preset 3 group board, with a 10 x 40 diode pin matrix for 10 groups of lighting together with routing for sound to light facilities.
Multiway  (Electrosonic  (1982?)
Pac-9  (Kliegl
Analogue manual control desk to go with Pac-9 dimmers
Pink Floyd  (Electrosonic
Similar to the earlier Miranda (built for Theatre Projects Services)
PR / System PR  (Strand  (1955)
Electro-mechanical remote control with two presets
Regal Control Desk  (CCT Lighting
Rock Desk  (Pulsar
Rockboard  (Electrosonic  (1977)
Group selection, pin matrix programming, touch button chaser options. 
Scene  (ELTEC
Showboard  (Alderham
Sixer  (Strand  (2011)
6-way console with Grand Master.
SP Series  (Strand  (1966 - 1979)
20,30,40 channel 2-preset in table / wall-mount desk.
40,60,80 channel 3-preset in seated desk.
SR / System SR  (Strand  (1953 - )
All electric remote control (8, 18, 24, 36 or 54 dimmers)
Swing  (ADB
Manual Control Desk
System SM  (Thorn Lighting
3 Preset manual control
Tempus / Tempus 2G  (Strand  (1980)

6,12,18,24,30,36 channels

Theatron  (Century  (1960?)
Threeset  (Strand  (1971)
Three presets for 60, 80, 100 or 120 dimmers
Walk-About Remote  (ELTEC
Studio 70 Series - Hand held controller wtih roving lead

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