ETC®
SmartFade® 2496
SmartFade Series
G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N
O R D E R I N G I N F O R M AT I O N
SmartFade = Smart Control. A part of our Smart Solutions
product suite.
SmartFade 2496
SmartFade offers a great feature range including hands-on manual
control, memory driven operation, and an impressive array of
features for systems work. SmartFade is perfect for any venue from
a small touring show to an auditorium control console to a stage
managers remote console.
APPLICATIONS
• Touring productions
• Middle/High School Auditoriums
• College
• Community Theatre
• House of Worship
• Small TV studio
• Trade Show
• Corporate
FEATURES
• Preset or Memory style operation
• 24-Channel 2 scene mode with timed fades
• 96-Channel Normal mode with 576 memories
• Fully programmable 199 step cue stack
• 24-Step sequences (chases) (48 available)
• Tap tempo mode for sequence timing
• Magic function for random output
• 10 Snapshot memories for temporary storage
• Undo function
• Master fader and Blackout button
• Bumps master fader
• Solo or pile-on mode for bump buttons
• DMX Backup Mode – 48 Memories x 512 Channels
• Multiple consoles can be linked via MIDI to increase
channel count
• DMX512 Output (1 universe of 512 channels)
• DMX512 Input (1 universe of 512 channels)
• MIDI In
• MIDI Out
• USB interface to PC for software upgrades
MODEL
DESCRIPTION
SF2496
SmartFade 2496, 96 Channel Console
SmartFade Accessories
MODEL
DESCRIPTION
SFMEM
SD RAM Card
PS-INTL
International Power Supply, replacement.
Includes plugs for American/Japanese, European
2-pin, British 3-pin and Australian/Chinese 2-pin
SF-DC2
Dust Cover, SmartFade 2496 & SmartFade ML
Other Consoles in the SmartFade Family
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MODEL
DESCRIPTION
SF1248
SmartFade 1248, 48 Channel Console
SF1296
SmartFade 1296, 96 Channel Console
SFML
SmartFade ML, 24 moving light/48 intensity
channel console
ETC®
SmartFade® 2496
SmartFade Series
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
PHYSICAL
MECHANICAL
• 24 channels in 2 scene mode; 96 channels in Normal mode
• 512 DMX Outputs; 512 DMX Inputs
• 576 memories in Normal mode
• Cross fader pair for cue stacks or sequences
• Manual, timed or rate-override playback in all modes
• 199 step cue stack
• 4 Sequence faders x 12 pages
• 24 step sequences
• SD card slot for show backup
• LCD menu for configuration and preview
• English, French, German and Spanish language support
PLAYBACK CONTROLS
• Channel Faders
-- 2 preset banks x 24 channels in 2 scene mode
-- 48 channel faders x 2 banks in Normal mode for access to
all 96 channels
-- Individual bump buttons on all channel faders with solo or
pile-on operation
• Memory Faders
-- 48 memory faders x 12 pages in Normal mode for access
to all 576 memories
-- Individual bump buttons on all memory faders with solo or
pile-on operation
• Backup Faders
-- 48 memory faders in DMX Backup mode for access to
DMX backup looks
-- Each memory can store 512 channels
• Crossfaders
-- Crossfader pair for manual, timed or rate-override playback
in all modes with Go, Pause, Rate and Clear buttons
-- Master fader and Blackout button
-- Bumps fader
-- Independent channels (IND1 and IND2)
PROGRAMMING TOOLS
• Snapshot storage
-- Ten locations for temporary storage of memories
• Magic
-- Magic function creates random levels and random chases.
• Editing
-- Memories, cue stack and sequences can be edited
-- Cue stack and sequence steps can be inserted, moved and
deleted individually
INTERFACES
• DMX512 Output
• DMX512 Input
• USB
• MIDI in
• MIDI out
SmartFade 2496 Dimensions*
MODEL
SmartFade 2496
HEIGHT
WIDTH
DEPTH
inches
mm
inches
mm
inches
mm
2.4
61
26.9
681
10.3
261
SmartFade 2496 Weights*
MODEL
SmartFade 2496
WEIGHT
lbs
kgs
10
4.5
*Weights and dimensions typical
DMX Console Applications
DMX 512
SmartPack
SmartFade
SmartPack
Touring System
SmartPack
Wallmount
DMX 512
SmartFade
Unison or Sensor
Other
Dimmers
DMX Dimmers
Other System Applications
DMX 512 input
DMX 512 output
Rack Mounted
SmartFade
DMX Backup Mode Application
DMX 512 input
DMX 512 output
SmartFade
MIDI*
SmartFade
DMX 512 input
DMX 512 output
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