Posted in news on March 16, 2016 10:18 am EDT

ETC Celebrates 40th Anniversary at USITT 2016

Company plans to celebrate with students and educators at the USITT 2016 tradeshow, March 17-19, in Salt Lake City. The company's newest products are also on display.

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By Church Designer Staff

In 1975, ETC CEO Fred Foster, his brother and their friends developed a groundbreaking lighting-control console while they were students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ETC has come a long way since then, but hasn't forgotten its student roots. The company reports that it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary with students and educators at the USITT 2016 tradeshow, on stands 226 and 227, March 17-19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The event promises a wealth of new-product launches, prize giveaways, program kickoffs, and a special student session put on by ETC.

New product launch

ETC began with the launch of a lighting desk, and -- in a nod to its heritage -- will give a sneak peek at a much-anticipated expansion of its control offerings at this year's USITT tradeshow. Visitors to ETC's stands can also witness the unveiling of new members of the ColorSource family. The ColorSourceSpot and ColorSource PAR - Deep Blue fixtures give you the same color-mixing capabilities as their standard counterparts, with additional flexibility in the blue spectrum. Also debuting at USITT 2016 will be ETC's new Irideon FPZ framing projector. It boasts the same optics, features and ease of use as the Source Four Mini LED luminaire, with a beam 33% brighter, and a sleek design that suits architectural installations.

ETC's new Irideon FPZ framing projector debuts at USITT 2016.

According to ETC, the company will also show the CueSystem for the first time at USITT. Part of the GDS by ETC family, the CueSystem includes a network of dedicated controllers, software and cue-light outstations that create the perfect backstage communication system for a theater or performance space.

Also debuting at USITT 2016 will be ETC's new Irideon FPZ framing projector. It boasts the same optics, features and ease of use as the Source Four Mini LED luminaire, with a beam 33% brighter, and a sleek design [for] architectural installations.

USITT attendees can also get their hands on the Source 4WRD LED , and students will have a chance at winning one for their school. The Source 4WRD can transition any full-sized tungsten Source Four fixture to an LED in seconds, without the need for additional tools. Students can try their hand at swapping out the burner unit for the Source 4WRD, and the student with the fastest time will win a Source 4WRD kit for his or her school.

Also on display at USITT is ETC's Source 4WRD LED that can transition any full-sized tungsten Source Four fixture to an LED in seconds.

ETC's annual student session will also be a big event this year at USITT, according to the company. On Friday, March 18, at 5:45 p.m., students are invited to join ETC in booths 226 and 227 to celebrate ETC's history, chat about new products, learn about job opportunities, and win swag. Attendess may pick up a backstage pass from ETC's registration desk to be allowed on the show floor after hours.

Also at USITT, ETC will kick off the application period for its 17th annual LDI Student Sponsorship. Students can visit ETC's registration desk to get information on the program and fill out the short online application. Open to undergraduate seniors and graduate students, the LDI Student Sponsorship includes an all-expense-paid trip to the LDI tradeshow, October 21-23, 2016, in Las Vegas, along with a full conference pass, exclusive networking events, and access to prospective employers. Each sponsorship recipient is matched with an industry luminary who serves as a mentor and advisor during the transition from graduation to a career. Find more information here: (visit link).

 

 

 

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