ETC Tops $300K in Pledge-a-Product Donations to Behind the Scenes

by Frank Hammel
in News
Pictured here are ETC CEO Fred Foster (second from left) with members of the Behind the Scenes Board of Directors, Eddie Raymond, Rick Rudolph (Chair) and Jules Lauve.
Pictured here are ETC CEO Fred Foster (second from left) with members of the Behind the Scenes Board of Directors, Eddie Raymond, Rick Rudolph (Chair) and Jules Lauve.

LAS VEGAS - On the LDI show floor this year, ETC presented Behind the Scenes with a check for $24,873.84, representing this year’s 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 impressive $322,825 in donations, helping the charity bring assistance to many ill or injured entertainment technology colleagues and their families.

More details from Behind the Scenes  (www.behindthescenescharity.org

The iRFR and aRFR mobile apps enable convenient, touchscreen-based remote control for Eos® family consoles and controllers. ETC rolled out updated versions this year which enable mobile access to an even wider suite of control functions. You can learn more about the apps from the ETC website and download them from the iTunes or Google Play stores.

“I am proud that this program has been such a success,” says ETC CEO Fred Foster. “It is important to note that the source of the funds that ETC contributes actually come from the people who have purchased the apps, and I thank each one of them for their help in supporting the invaluable work of Behind the Scenes.”

Upon accepting the check, BTS Foundation Board of Directors Chair Rick Rudolph also spoke warmly of the program’s continuing achievements. “Behind the Scenes has now broken through the $800,000 level of grants provided to our colleagues in need. Hats off to everyone at ETC for their continuing, major support of the charity that has made such a huge impact on our ability to continue providing this assistance.”

Members of the Foundation Board of Directors also briefed Fred about the recent scholarships awarded to children of grant recipients. These scholarships help the students continue their educations despite their families’ financial hardships. The Fred Foster Scholarship Fund was set up to honor Fred’s innumerable contributions to our industry and, in particular, his unwavering support of the charity since its inception.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..