For nearly a decade, ETC’s Ion® consoles have brought powerful control to theatres,
concert venues, studios and events around the world. Now, with the release of two
Ion Xe consoles and two new fader wings, the small but mighty workhorse of the
Eos® family gets an upgrade.
With compact footprints and full-featured Eos software, Ion Xe consoles bring high-
level, award-winning programming power to smaller venues. Since the new consoles
feature the same backlit keyboard layout as their larger Eos family siblings, your
workflow can transfer seamlessly from desk to desk. Ion Xe desks support up to
external two multi-touch monitors so that you can take full hands-on advantage of
colour tools, Magic Sheets, Direct Selects and more.
Ion Xe consoles feature full main playback controls, fader controls, level and rate
wheels, four rotary parameter encoders and support for up to five USB-connectable
wings and devices. Ion Xe consoles are available in two output counts: 2K (base) and
12K (expanded), providing control for a wide variety of rigs. For extra security and
flexibility, ETC has also released a new Ion Xe RPU (Remote Processing Unit), which
can serve as a backup, remote programming station, or primary controller for your
“The Ion brand is much loved for its compact footprint and powerful feature set at a
very attractive price,’ explains Eos family Product Manager Anne Valentino. “We
wanted to ensure its replacement maintained those attributes while providing a more
consistent hardware design with the larger products in the family. Ion Xe is a powerful
addition to a product line-up that covers a broad cross-section of the market.’
The new Eos Fader Wing accessories provide 20 or 40 non-motorised faders in handy,
USB-connectable modules that match – and are compatible with – all the latest Eos
family hardware. The wings share the profile of the Ion Xe and Eos Motorized Fader
Wings, and they can be used with all Eos family products (with the exception of
Fader wings make it easy to customise your Ion Xe to the specific needs of your show;
you can connect up to three motorised or non-motorised fader wings to any Ion Xe
desk. Want manual playbacks as a permanent feature of your work surface? The Ion
Xe 20 model streamlines your control booth setup with a built-in bank of 20 page-
able, non-motorised faders.
Please visit: https://www.etcconnect.com/Products/Consoles/Eos-
Family/Ion-Xe/Features.aspx for more information.