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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Remote Focus Unit, sometime pronounced "arfoo." A small, handheld keypad and display allowing a user to call up channels and often run cues without being physically at the control console. Referred to as a "rigger's remote" in many non-US countries. Always wired unless preceded by "wireless" or "radio."
    One of the first, in the early 1980s, was by Kliegl Bros. using a Texas Instruments calculator shell and keypad.

    RFU for the ETC Express/Expression3 console family:


    The wired RFUs for the ETC Express(ion) and Obsession use the Switchcraft-style, gray-insert, "symmetrical" 6-pin XLR connectors. For pin-out and wire specifications, see the ETC wiki at .

    The original remote for the Strand-Century LightPalette line had no display, but did have a single fader. The remote for the Colortran Prestige, Encore, and Innovator lines had a two-line LCD display, but a very annoying membrane type keypad.

    See also RFR and iRFR.

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