ETCnomad Educational Edition with Gadget II

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Are you a student with high ambitions? Do you want your own professional yet affordable control system? We have just the answer for you: the ETCnomad Education Package. It's an ideal foundation for students interested in lighting control. Includes an ETCnomad 512 dongle and a Gadget II USB to DMX Interface.

Hopping from gig to gig and can't bring your console with you? Doing the lighting in a venue whose desk has seen better days? That's where ETCnomad control comes in. Small enough to fit on your keychain, ETCnomad plugs into your computer and opens up the power of both Cobalt and Eos software, so you can program and run shows anywhere.

ETCnomad can serve as a primary controller, a backup, or a client device - or work offline entirely - operating on either a PC platform running Microsoft Windows 7 or higher or natively on a Mac (Intel processor) running Mavericks or later.

Note: The Nomad Base Kit featured here supports 1024 outputs when used with EOS Version 2.9 or higher.  Earlier versions of EOS will only support 512 outputs.

ETCnomad Education Edition Features

Who's Eligible?

  • Students in school (from Elementary to Universities)
  • Teachers, Professors, and Instructors (from Elementary to Universities)
  • Individuals in an education program, or undergoing an apprenticeship/internship.

Limit of one Education Package per customer, requires:


  • ETCnomad 512 Dongle and Gadget II USB to DMX Interface
  • 2 DMX universes
  • Computer-based lighting control software, USB key allows output from Eos or Cobalt software on your computer
  • Output DMX via Ethernet (sACN/Net3/ArtNet), or Gadget USB to DMX Interface
  • Works with Eos/Cobalt Programming Wings, Eos/Cobalt Motorized Fader Wings, Universal Fader Wings (PC only), and OSC Controllers
  • Supports iRFR, aRFR, Net3 Show Control and I/O Gateways
  • Up to three fader wings may be used
  • NOTE:  One caveat is that the redesigned Gadget II boxes will NOT ship with RDM or Device Firmware update via DMX ports. Those features will be reenabled via a firmware update in early 2023.

One Per Customer Limit

  • This offer is good for one Education Package per eligible customer, period, the end.  If you move schools, take yours with you, you cannot buy a second one at the Educational Edition price.  


Nomad USB Dongle, Gadget II USB to DMX Interface, 8GB USB Flash Drive, ID Keytag
DMX Universes:

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Pandemic Availability Notice

Please Note: Due to unprecedented raw material and component shortages for finished goods throughout our industry, lead times for items that aren't currently in stock are longer than normal and cannot be guaranteed at present. Equipment needed by a firm date must be noted at time of order. While VLS cannot guarantee delivery by those dates, we will work with our suppliers to do everything possible to meet deadlines. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

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Why Noon? Well, while we stock quite a few items in our warehouse, many items we have dropshipped by our vendors. They need time to process the order, so to ensure that we can get the order to the vendor and give them enough time to ship it out the same day, we need to get the order to them as early as possible in the day.

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