A new generation of small lighting desks packed with big desk features: Zip series desks are easily programmable using the sophisticated blue backlit LCD display and menu buttons. DMX512 output is via XLR5 connectors and the DMX start address is selectable on desk start-up. The extended DMX feature allows the desks to output 24 consecutive DMX channels in the case of the Zip 6, while the Zip 12 and Zip 18 each output 36 channels. All models simultaneously output 0-10V DC analogue signals via locking 8- pin DIN connectors. There are preset master, chase master, grab master and blackout controls. Each channel has a fader, flash button and LED level indicator. Recorded scenes are replayed using the sliders in ‘sub-master’ mode or the flash buttons in ‘sub go’ mode. Fade times may be pre-assigned to scenes in either playback mode or individually assigned using the ‘live’ function. Zip desks have a fully programmable level chase function: run speed is adjustable and there is an internal microphone for audio response. ’Stacks’ of scenes may be replayed in true theatre style and can include pre-programmed or ‘live’ manual fades. main controller crashes or loses power, the operator still has 64 pre-programmed lighting scenes at his disposal while the main system is being brought back on line. It is equally valuable as a standalone controller in many less-demanding applications where there is little justification for tying up larger, more expensive desks, for example museum exhibits, retail sites, exhibition stands, static displays.