The black Eclipse MXL Midnight 8-Channel Fader Expander with LCD Buttons from JLCooper is a professional fader controller, featuring 8 high-quality, touch-sensitive, 100mm motorized faders, 8 high-resolution backlit LCD display buttons, and 24 illuminated pushbuttons. It displays channel labels, color coded track arming status and other mission critical information. It is a standalone controller for use with a computer-based application.The LCD buttons can display 64 colors and up to 32 characters of text and graphics. A separately available compact USB, 10/100 Ethernet, RS-232, or RS-422 interface card is required for functionality and to provide a connection to your host system. The fader controller is compatible with Peavey MediaMatrix NWare software, L-S-B Virtual Studio Manager, Mosart, Sony's ELC Enhanced Live Production Control System, and other applications. The Eclipse MXL Midnight 8-Channel Fader Expander connects to the host computer via the Expansion Slot. It is powered from the supplied 12V power adapter. The Eclipse products can be combined in various configurations to provide a custom tailored surface for your specific needs. The units are physically joined using the Eclipse Joiner (available separately). The Expansion and MIDI ports are not used in this version of the product. Do not connect any cables to these ports.