ETC Focus Unit

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    Is their any device that can control lights via ETCnet? For Ion and newer? I know that there is the wireless one but is there any wired.
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    Amiers Renting to Corporate One Fixture at a Time.

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    Why? The cost of a good wireless AP, and the a/i RFR app is far less expensive and more feature rich than any of the ETC hardware remotes. Not to mention the versatility of OSC based remotes.
     
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    School doesn't want to spend lots of money. I just wondering if their are any alternates.
     
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    The iPhone and android RFR solutions are far less expensive than the dedicated hardware. The dedicated ETC hardware is probably going to be pushing close to $1k whereas an iPod touch and wifi router will be less than $400.
     
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    If you don't want to spend a bunch of money then go the wireless app route. The wireless remote units run 2400$ can only imagine what the wire ones run and if you can find one.
     
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    A student at the console and a set of Walkie talkies is under $100

    Student at the console and yelling, is free.
     
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    I've had many a non-tech/ student/ girlfriend run a board for focus.
     
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    I think you will have to go through a distributor for something like this, or buy direct from ETC.
     
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    You can use those old wireless home phone and base stations for remote control with the ION. Appendix E in the manual. You can find them for free or at a goodwill store $25.
     
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