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Entertainment Technology introduces Marquee 24/48 lighting console


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Entertainment Technology's Marquee lighting console Combining the power of Horizon software with an elegant new user interface, Entertainment Technology's Marquee 24/48 is especially designed for schools and universities, theaters, churches or any group that needs a robust, yet easy-to-use lighting console. Marquee's stylish wheels and handles work with the Windows Embedded XP-based platform with a sleek, professional look.
Marquee provides integrated control of dimming and automated lighting. The 24/48 controls conventional lighting and a few automated fixtures, but the flexible hardware design future proofs the console so that it can be expanded as the requirements of the end user change.
"Marquee is an excellent tool for experienced programmers and also for operators who do not have a wealth of lighting control training or experience," said Entertainment Technology's Gordon Pearlman, developer of the console. "Programmers can quickly and easily access preprogrammed cues and use the dimming features to create clean, elegant, professional looks for their production." The interface is clear and concise. For simple applications, Marquee can act as a standard preset desk with split fader playbacks.
"Marquee is a true tracking style console, just like the ones that have been used on Broadway for years," Pearlman said. "The console is extremely powerful, and the flexibility of Marquee is phenomenal. And it comes at a price point that's affordable for the customers that we are targeting."
Marquee uses Ethernet to extend its channel count or provide remote output nodes any place the Ethernet in the building takes it. In addition to being powered by Horizon software, which will meet all demanding specification needs, Marquee is designed ACN ready to keep pace with emerging industry standards. Based on TCP/IPl, with ACN programmers can access an unlimited number of devices, whereas DMX is limited to 512 channels per link.
"The lighting control world is moving toward Ethernet, but most of the consoles on the market still cannot communicate via the Ethernet," Pearlman said. "And when the ACN standard is formalized, Marquee is 100 percent compatible. Marquee is way ahead of the curve."
05/2003 Pro-Light-News

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