ETC Ion XE Console
Lighting Control Console with 2048 Outputs


Ion Xe from ETC provides complete control of conventional and moving lights, LEDs and media servers. It supports multiple users with partitioned parameter control and full backup, multiple playback faders and cue lists in a tracking, move-fade environment. This compact member of the Eos family of ETC offerings features the same backlit keyboard layout and full-feature software as its bigger siblings, and this little desk brings professional programming power to any venue. Ion Xe can integrate into a system with all other Eos family products (except Element), and you can transition between desks with ease.

The Ion Xe is available in either 2,048 or 12,288 outputs (this model offers 2,048 ouputs), and provides support for up to two external monitors. The master playback faders can be supplemented with virtual faders or a variety of other options. As with any Eos family desk, you can always further expand your fader count of Ion Xe or Xe 20 by connecting one or more Eos Fader Wings or Eos Motorized Fader Wings.

If you're looking for a backup or a rack-mountable primary controller, you can enhance your system with an Ion Xe Remote Processor Unit to create a convenient control hub backstage or on the tech table or to provide security for your long-running show.

ETC Ion Xe - 2K Features:

  • 2,048 or 12,288 outputs (this model offers 2,048 outputs)
  • 16,000 control channels (any number from 1 - 99,999)
  • Up to 99 discrete users
  • Partitioned control
  • Master playback pair with motorized 100mm faders
  • User-definable direct selects
  • Four discrete palette types (IFCB)
  • Presets function as “all palette”
  • Effects provide dynamic relational and absolute progressive behavior
  • Central information area (CIA) accesses the browser and other controls
  • Four pageable encoders for non-intensity parameter control
  • Configurable high-density channel display, with format and flexi-channel modes
  • Up to six abstract color spaces, tinting, spectrum and fade path tools.
  • User configurable, interactive Magic Sheets
  • ETCNet2™ and Net3™ (powered by ACN), ArtNet and Avab® UDP network output protocols
  • Show import from Obsession, Express™, Expression®, Emphasis®, Congo®, Cobalt®, Grand MA1, Grand MA2, Safari and Strand 500/300Series
  • Two individually configurable Ethernet ports
  • Multiple MIDI and/or SMPTE TimeCode Inputs, Analog/Serial Inputs, OSC transmit/recieve
  • Virtual Media Server function for pixel mapped effects, images, animations
  • Support for multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)

ETC Ion Xe - 2K Specifications:

  • System Capacity:
    • 2,048 or 12,288 outputs
    • 16,000 Channels (mapped to any number between 1 and 99,999)
    • 10,000 Cues
    • 999 Cue Lists
    • 200 Active playbacks
    • 999 Submasters
    • 4 x 1000 palettes (Intensity, Focus, Color, Beam)
    • 1000 presets (all palette)
    • 1000 Groups
    • 1000 Effects (relative, absolute or step)
    • 99,999 Macros
    • 1000 Snapshots
    • 1000 Curves
    • 1000 Color paths
    • Supports a maximum of two external display port monitors at 1280x1024 minimum resolution or multi-touch screen control
    • Solid-state hard drive
    • Five USB ports for flash drives, pointing devices, keyboards
  • Interfaces:
    • Four DMX-512 / RDM ports
    • Ethernet (ETCNet2™, Net3™, Artnet and Avab UDP output protocols)
    • Contact Closure triggers via D-Sub connector
    • Two Display port connectors support two external displays with optional touch- or multi-touch screen control
    • Net 3 Radio Focus Remote
    • MIDI Timecode, Notes, Show Control through Gateway
    • SMPTE Timecode through Gateway
    • Additional contact closure (12 analog inputs, 12 SpDT contact outputs, RS-232) through Gateway
    • OSC Transmit and Receive
    • UDP Transmit and Receive


Actual product may vary in appearance and specification. For more information on this and other products, please contact your Sales Pro.

Output protocols are distributed using ETCNet2 DMX Nodes or Net3 DMX/RDM Gateways. I/O Gateways and Show Control Gateways provide switch closure functionality, MIDI and SMPTE TimeCode.

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