The ION is a console manufactured by ETC. It has 2 universes of local DMX, and supports the ETCNet2, ETCNet3, ArtNet, and AVAB UDP output protocols. It controls up to: 10,000 Channels (1024 to 3072 DMX outputs), 10,000 Cues, 999 Cue Lists, It supports 2 external monitors, both of which can be touchscreens. They can connect via two DVI connectors and/or one VGA connection. Has MIDI, local contact closure inputs, and one relay output. It has 5 USB ports (7 in newer versions) for backing up shows, printing, fader wings, keyboards & mice. The console has both Tracking and Cue2Cue (CueOnly) modes. Tracking is enabled by default. [IMGR]http://www.etcconnect.com/minisite/Ion/images/products/Ion_2x20.jpg[/IMGR] ION with 2x20 Fader wing. (Fader wings are not standard) More info can be found on the ETC website here or on the EOS Glossary entry.