Congo Light Server powered by Cobalt

  • Discontinued in April 2018.  While Cobalt hardware is no longer available, ETC will continue to develop the software for at least the next 5 years.
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The Congo Light Server's 19"-design packs the identical features, channel and output counts as the Congo console into a stand-alone, rack-mountable enclosure suitable for permanently installed applications.  Running Cobalt's potent operating software, the Congo Light Server is a fully independent lighting playback controller or a convenient back-up option.

Congo Light Server RPU Features

  • Full Congo jr power in a 19" rack, use as primary or backup
  • 2 or 12 DMX universes with no co-processing
  • 20 user-definable buttons
  • Supports two external high resolution monitors or touchscreens
  • 2 DMX/RDM outputs
  • 1 RJ45 output (sACN, ETCNet2, Net3, and ArtNet)
  • 5 USB Ports, plus Contact Closure and MIDI connections
  • Supports the Cobalt Programming Wing
  • Support for up to 80 master playbacks (not wings) using Cobalt Motorized Fader Wings, Universal Fader Wings or the Congo jr Master Playback Wing

Cobalt Family Features

  • Short-command style and direct access tools.  Designed for professionals and advanced users
  • Show file compatibility with the entire Cobalt Family, from the Cobalt 20 down to the Congo Kid² and ETCnomad.
  • Configure and program a pixel-map layout, using integral or custom-designed content.
  • Channel layouts for topographical views of channels and other show data
  • Live attributes display for spreadsheet view of devices
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup using multiple consoles and/or RPUs
  • Client and Offline programming on PC³ and Mac³ via ETCnomad
  • 3,072 Control Channels (Fixtures)⁴
  • 9,999 Presets
  • 999 Master Pages
  • 999 Dynamic Effects Templates
  • 999 each of Palettes, Groups, Macros, and Sequences
  • ² The Congo Kid does not support fader wings and is limited to 2 DMX Universes of output.
  • ³ PC requires Windows 7 or higher.  Mac is Intel only and requires OS X or higher.  The ETCnomad software is free for offline programming or "mirror mode", but requires a dongle to act as a client.
  • ⁴ The console is still limited by the number of DMX universes/outputs, thus you may not be able to use all these channels.
IncludesMouse, Mouse Pad, Keyboard, Power Cord
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Lighting Console
ApplicationStage or Architectural
IncludesMouse, Mouse Pad, Keyboard, Power Cord
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Box L x W x H24" x 23.2" x 13.8"
  • 4.25
  • A, 03-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 16.70
  • A, 02-2018
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Front view of product, for use in your drawings.
Standard drawing of product, for use with project submittals.
  • 1.34
  • A, 06-2009
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Detailed white paper on the difference between Tracking and Preset control modes.
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