Our theater was given an Insight 3 console that is configured as an Emphasis facepanel. This was surplus equipment from a university theater department following an upgrade. The matching Emphasis server was not offered to us and may have been discarded.
As a result, the console cannot be used since we do not have the server. This page:
..seems to indicate that the facepanel can be converted back into a regular Insight console with software that should have shipped with the original console. I have been unable to find any other references about this.
So I have two questions.
1) Is it possible to do this? Convert a facepanel to an Insight console via software install.
2) Where does one obtain the software to do so.
We need to find out if this can be done because someone disappeared with the power supply for our old Express console.
Please let me know.
It absolutely can work in facepanel-only mode. We just have to get you the software.
On the Expression consoles, the software to set them back to facepanel-only mode was stored on a floppy disk inside the console itself. It is probably the same on the Insight. Unplug the console from the wall. Unscrew the two dark grey knobs on the lower left- and lower right-hand sides of the console, then tip the whole facepanel up and away from you. It should open up like a clamshell.
The disks for facepanel-only mode and Emphasis mode should be stored in there.
If the disks aren't inside, close up the console and download the Insight 3 software version 3.1.1 here: https://www.etcconnect.com/Support/Consoles/Legacy/Express/Software.aspx
Unzip the file, and then copy it onto a blank floppy disk (good luck finding one of those!). Then insert the floppy disk into the console's disk drive and switch on the power. The console will automatically install that software, and you'll be all set.