The 4-inch Coloram IT scrolling color changer is the smallest unit in Wybron’s family of professional-grade color changers. It’s the next step up from the Coloram II family of color changers, which we produced for nearly 20 years.
The IT generation of Coloram color changers comes packed with a wealth of improvements and new features.
The Coloram IT’s aluminum case features rounded corners for easier handling. A non-reflective matte finish powder coat keeps the color changer cleaner. The front door can’t fall off the chassis because it’s hinged and secured with fasteners that require no tools. Also on the front, a multi-use gel frame can hold a frost gel frame or lock in place to securely hold a top hat.
The unit’s all-aluminum rollers are coated for long life and run on bushings rather than ball bearings for quieter operation. The drive belt has a special profile for movement that’s quieter than the old-fashioned timing belts. And as in Coloram II, the rollers are direct-driven from the digital servo motor, with no gears or belts to create extra noise. Bottom line, the Coloram IT is the quietest color changer we’ve ever made.
The control electronics have also been extensively upgraded. We have moved away from block mode addressing, and now each color changer can have any address in the DMX universe. Also, the address is now set electronically so the unit can be set up remotely – a big time-saver when changes need to be made quickly.
We’ve also added lots of sensors to help you keep a watchful eye on the status of the Coloram IT. Ambient temperature, gel temperature, voltage, and current at each unit can be measured and sent to your computer using the industry-standard feedback protocol Remote Device Management (RDM).
Even the unit’s gelstring has gone high-tech. Now we attach a special tag to each gelstring, with the tag allowing you to read the colors directly from the gelstring along with the date it was ordered and the order number. The tag also keeps track of how often each gel frame has been used and how many times it’s been in front of a light. With this feature, you can save older gelstrings for reuse by monitoring what colors they contain and how often they’ve been used.
The Coloram IT uses Wybron’s PS Power Supplies.
The 4-inch Coloram IT fits the following light fixtures: ETC Source 4 19-50°, Altman Shakespeare 20-50°, Selecon Pacific 20-50°, Strand SL