ETC: New Features for Unison Echo Systems

by Michael Eddy
The ETC Unison Echo Family
The ETC Unison Echo Family
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ETC’s Unison Echo family just got more powerful. A new operating software adds customer-requested features to the architectural control system, including tunable white and sequence control for the Echo DMX Scene Controller, and more.

“The latest Echo software expands the functionality of Echo in exciting directions and includes new features that our customers have directly asked for,” said Lowell Olcott, ETC Networking and Architectural Controls Product Manager.

This software upgrade now lets users control white-tuning DMX fixtures, choosing the temperature that best suits the space. Echo’s ability to control color-tuning fixtures has also been expanded, allowing users to mix a chosen temperature of white as well as colors. The EchoAccess mobile application has undergone a graphics upgrade to ensure users can easily customize the look and feel of their system.

DMX functionality has also been expanded. Sequence control gives users the ability to introduce automated, dynamic color control to their environments by stringing simple presets together. And a new trigger function allows the Echo DMX Scene Controller to interface seamlessly with external DMX sources. With it, users can dictate how the system should behave if a more sophisticated DMX source is plugged in, or what to do if a primary DMX source is lost.

Echo stations and sensors now support preset control across multiple spaces. A single button push can control multiple rooms, including the ability to turn off lights in multiple spaces. Plus, Echo photo sensors support a new inhibit function that prevents the sensor from raising levels when they have been purposefully set to a lower level. This is useful in classrooms with projectors and many other installations.  

Echo’s expanded capabilities will be included in every new Echo product. Many existing products can also make use of these new features with a software upgrade.

Further information from ETC on its Unison Echo line of products: etcconnect.com/echo