Gio Control Console

  • Discontinued and replaced by the Eos Apex 5 in March 2022.  Need service for your existing hardware? Send us an email!

Need an energetic desk for a large touring show with a complex rig?  Looking for a board that saves space in control rooms without scrimping on power?  Want a desk compact enough to carry from the control booth to the tech table every day?  ETC's Gio is an on-the-go road warrior in a tidy footprint that can handle shows of any size with ease.  Boasting the programming capacity of the Eos Titanium (Eos Ti) desk, Gio is ready to hit the road.

Gio has a fast, accessible control surface, with an easy-to-navigate backlit keypad.  It includes two integral, articulating multi-touch displays and supports up to three external monitors, all of which can also be multi-touch.  Gio can integrate into an Eos Ti, Eos or Ion system with ease, acting as a primary, backup or client console in combination with the rest of the family.  All of the accessories available for the rest of the family can service Gio as well.  And the keypad layout is virtually identical to Ti, making moving between platforms a snap.

Gio Console Features

  • 8 or 48 DMX universes with no co-processing
  • Dedicated master playback fader pair
  • 10 definable motorized faders, with 100 pages of control
  • 8 user-definable buttons
  • Four pageable haptic encoders
  • 2 articulating 12.1" LCD multi-touch displays
  • Supports three external high resolution Display Port monitors or touchscreens
  • Backlit buttons
  • 2 DMX/RDM outputs
  • 2 EtherCon RJ45 outputs  (sACN, ETCNet2, Net3, ArtNet, and Avab UDP)
  • 7 USB Ports, plus Contact Closure and MIDI connections
  • Up to three fader wings may be used

Eos Family Features

  • Show file compatibility with the entire Eos Family, from the Eos Ti down to the Element² and ETCnomad.
  • Three user-definable workspaces per monitor, each with discrete split-screen controls, frame management, and snapshots.
  • Custom-design your control interface using Magic Sheets, with topographical or abstract layouts.  Full interaction with the command line allows command instructions - from the simplest and most immediate to the most complex - accessed from a mouse or single- or multi-touch displays.
  • Configure and program a pixel-map layout, using integral or custom-designed content.
  • Award-winning color controls, including six Color Pickers and a Gel Picker for color mixing.
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup using multiple consoles and/or RPUs
  • Client and Offline programming on PC³ and Mac³ via ETCnomad
  • 99 discrete online users with partitioned control
  • 32,768 Control Channels (Fixtures)⁴
  • 10,000 Cues and 999 Cue Lists
  • 200 Active Playbacks and 999 Submasters
  • 100 Fader Pages for Playbacks and Submasters
  • 1,000 each of Presets, Palettes, Groups, Effects, Snapshots, Curves, and Color Paths
  • 99,999 Macros
  • ² The Element does not support Multiple Cue Lists or more than one active playback.  Additionally, fader wings are not supported.
  • ³ PC requires Windows 7 or higher. Mac requires macOS Mojave or later.  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.
Includes2x LED Littlites, Mouse, Mouse Pad, Backlit Keyboard, Dust Cover, 3x DisplayPort to DVI Adapters, Power Cord
Suggested ItemsExternal Monitors
Lighting Console
ApplicationStage or Architectural
Includes2x LED Littlites, Mouse, Mouse Pad, Backlit Keyboard, Dust Cover, 3x DisplayPort to DVI Adapters, Power Cord
Suggested ItemsExternal Monitors
Model #GIO
Box L x W x H11" x 29.5" x 35.5"
  • 553.76
  • K, 02-2018
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Eos [Home] — Comprehensive source of all Eos Family resources, for first-time through expert-level users.
Eos Family Software — ETC-hosted download portal.
  • 1.05
  • B, 03-2013
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 98.45
  • A, 05-2018
  • May. 30th, 2018
2-page sheet listing all the things you can accomplish with [Shift], [About], and other key combinations!
  • 20.99
  • A, 11-2021
  • Mar. 3rd, 2022
We recommend using ETC's Online eManual for most users.
  • 10.04
  • A, 10-2019
  • Mar. 3rd, 2022
If you haven't upgraded to Eos v3.x yet we recommend using this manual.  See this page for additional resources on the v2.x branch of Eos.
  • 703.63
  • C, 02-2017
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Comprehensive guide on using MIDI Show Control, RTC Timecode, OSC, and other special protocols in Eos Family systems.
  • 111.55
  • 09-2011
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 137.77
  • 02-2018
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 128.04
  • 06-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Front view of product, for use in your drawings.
  • 2.51
  • 11-2016
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
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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