Initially, a group of lighting designers and longtime lighting product developers got together to develop a new console that would overcome the limits of traditional consoles.
ChamSys was formed in April 2003 by bringing together a team of lighting designers, software engineers and hardware developers. ChamSys' mission is to utilize the latest technology to bring developments to the lighting console market with the ultimate aim of high performance at low cost with high reliability.
ChamSys UK was purchased by Chauvet Lighting in March 2017.
The name ChamSys is short for Chameleon Systems and is pronounced "cam" "sis".