ETC’s iRFR and aRFR Apps - the Gift that Keeps on Giving
Friday, 13 April 2018
events-united-connectionsmNick Gonsman, ETC field project coordinator, presents the cheque to Rick Rudolph. Looking on are ETC’s CEO, Fred Foster, and BTS board members Bill Groener, Bill Sapsis and Lori Rubinstein
USA - At the USITT Stage Expo in Ft Lauderdale, ETC presented Behind the Scenes with a cheque 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. You 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 organisation that supports our industry colleagues in need, and the ETC family is honoured to support them in their endeavours.”
On accepting the cheque, 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 Programme. 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 honour 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 enrolment advanced placement programme 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 For more information about the Pledge-a-Product Programme please contact
(Jim Evans)

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