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Fixture Profiles for Life Threatening Devices on Eos Family Consoles

ETC policy is that we do not create/provide fixture definitions for our controls products (entertainment/architectural) for devices that would be classified as pyrotechnics or could be dangerous to show personnel/audience members (where best practices require life-safety overrides such as Emergency Stops, for example). This also includes Class 3B or Class 4 laser products, laser products without clear class markings, and rigging devices such as winches.

While the boundary of what might be considered dangerous may be fuzzy, ETC will always err on the side of safety in these cases.

There is nothing that stops a user from creating their own profile or using one of our external triggering methods to interface with pyrotechnics/special effects or similar devices. ETC will not provide pre-built profiles for items that could be considered as such.

Product families affected:

  • ETC Eos
  • ETC Cobalt
  • ETC ColorSource
  • ETC SmartFade
  • HES Hog 4
  • ETC Paradigm
  • ETC Echo
  • ETC Echoflex
  • ETC Mosaic
  • ETC Networking Products
  • ETC Power Control Products

ETC will not assist in the setup or troubleshooting of remote firing life threatening devices. This includes but is not limited to DMX driven relays, show control hardware & digital/analog based show control methods. 


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