In 1986, I was just starting up the ARRI Lighting Control business in London. There was me, Peter Ed, and an engineer called Mike Hayward, and we were working in the kitchen in one of ARRI's buildings near Heathrow Airport. I remember our first product was a range of multiplex and demultiplex devices we called Connexion. Dimmers were still mostly analog then, and these were hot products.
I was keen to jump on board with the new open protocol that I knew was being worked on in the Stat