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ETC's iRFR and aRFR Apps -- the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Nick Gonsman, ETC field project coordinator, presents the check to Behind the Scenes Foundation board chair, Rick Rudolph. Looking on are ETC's CEO, Fred Foster, and BTS board members Bill Groener, Bill Sapsis, and Lori Rubinstein.

At the USITT Stage Expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, ETC presented Behind the Scenes with a check for $11,509.55, representing the most recent proceeds from the company's iRFR and aRFR focus remote applications. Since the launch of the iRFR in 2009, ETC's mobile app sales have generated an unbelievable $334,335 in donations. This generosity has kept families from becoming homeless, kept the heat on in winter, and made sure those who are ill can continue to receive medical treatment. Its effects are incalculable.

The iRFR and aRFR mobile apps enable convenient, touchscreen-based remote control for Eos family consoles and controllers. Users can learn more about the apps from the ETC website and download them from the iTunes or Google Play stores.

Nick Gonsman, ETC field project coordinator, presented the check, saying "Behind the Scenes is a crucial organization that supports or industry colleagues in need, and the ETC family is honored to support it in its endeavors."

Upon accepting the check, Rick Rudolph, chair of the BTS board of directors, expressed the foundation's tremendous gratitude for ETC's ongoing commitment to its mission. "I cannot overstate the enormous role ETC has played over the nine years of their participation in our Pledge-a-Product Program. In short, we have been able to help as many people as we have because of ETC's generosity and concern for their colleagues in need."

Members of the Foundation Board of Directors also updated Fred Foster about the recent scholarship awarded in his honor to a child of grant recipients. The Fred Foster Scholarships help students continue their educations despite their families' financial hardships. Phoebe, in her last year of high school, was in a dual enrollment advanced placement program at the local community college. The scholarship will allow her to finish out the year so she can pursue her passion for social justice and the humanities as a college freshman next year.

The Behind the Scenes charity provides entertainment technology professionals who are seriously ill or injured with grants that may be used for basic living and medical expenses. For more information about Behind the Scenes, to donate, or to apply for a grant, visit www.behindthescenescharity.org. For more information about the Pledge-a-Product Program please contact info@behindthescenescharity.org.



(13 April 2018)

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