ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls)
ETC began more than three decades ago with the conviction that there was a better way to make a lighting control console. There was. We developed one of the first microprocessor-based systems, which boasted the then blindingly fast 2MHz 8080 CPU! Now our popular lighting control consoles – including the Eos®, Congo® and Smart Solutions™ lines – are thousands of times more powerful than those groundbreaking early versions.
We also found that the HPL lamp is a better way to create brilliant light in the Source Four® – with unmatched light output and energy savings. Over 3 million award-winning Source Four fixtures are now lighting venues and productions worldwide. In addition, we offer a better way to seize the efficiencies of LED lighting with the eco-friendly Selador Series™. Selador LED luminaires give you the punch and power that theater and broadcast productions require, plus a stunningly beautiful, unprecedented seven-color range.
With our Unison® line, comprising Paradigm®, SmartLink®, and Mosaic™ products, we give you a far better – and greener – way to handle sophisticated architectural lighting, as well as building-systems and dynamic show control.
We are also dedicated to safer, smarter and more affordable ways to operate. After working on thousands of lighting installations worldwide, we have developed a new range of rigging products with the same spirit of pioneering technological innovation as in our lighting equipment. ETC Prodigy™ hoists and QuickTouch™ controls literally raise the bar.
ETC is constantly changing, adjusting to fit your needs. We’ve grown from a few college-student entrepreneurs in 1975, to over 700 talented people in offices worldwide today. No matter how much we grow, we always stay close to our creative and hard-driven roots in theater and lighting design.
We also believe there is a better way to serve customers. The exceptional ETC people who have made these products possible are the real secret to our success. Our regional offices and over 200 authorized service providers around the world are ready to do what it takes to solve your problem.
The show must go on. That’s the ETC ethic.