ETC’s Tiny Tessera Touchscreen Controls Complex EffectsDecember 1, 2011 By: Nightclub and Bar
ETC named its new touchscreen lighting-control product after the ancient word for "tile." As ETC’s Architectural Market Manager Joe Bokelman explains, “A tessera is a tile in a greater mosaic, but also an object of beauty and utility itself. Our Tessera is both a part of a greater sophisticated networked system and a standalone full controller, in a compact interface.”
The versatile Tessera, or, Unison Mosaic Tessera Controller (MTPC) is now shipping.
A new addition to ETC’s Unison line of architectural control, Tessera combines a 4.3-in. touchscreen with a 512-channel DMX-Over-Ethernet Mosaic controller. Complex lighting shows as well as devices like moving lights, color-mixing LEDs, conventionals and dimmers all can be controlled by Tessera. It also handles impromptu show control, accessories, automation, waterworks and other non-lighting effects.
“Tessera provides simple access, standalone touchscreen control, at your fingertips. Tessera is a complete controller, capable of mastering an entire installation—while also integrating with a larger Mosaic installation,” Bokelman says.
Mosaic Designer software v1.9 is also now available for download from ETC’s website, Http://www.etcconnect.com/tessera. This new version includes support for Tessera, with TouchEditor software for creating customized touchscreen designs.
More information on the new Tessera and Unison Mosaic is available at www.etcconnect.com/mosaic.