eDMX Controller with touch screen, 1 Universe.

The configuration software Pharos Designer 2 is vailable for both Windows and Mac, it’s free todownload from Pharos’ website.

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The Pharos TPC (Touch Panel Controller) is an elegant lighting controller with a customisable, 4.3″ capacitive touch screen, 512 channels of eDMX output and vast interfacing potential, all over a single Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) network connection. TPCs are available in a range of different coloured bezels and overlays.

Put Pharos in the room with the award winning Touch Panel Controller’s sleek styling, advanced lighting playback engine and fully integrated user interface.

With control of playback selection and lighting levels at your fingertips you can gracefully transition between scenes, timelines, effects and pixel-mapped media. The customisable touch screen user interface lets you create multiple pages of controls, configure their appearance and get immediate visual feedback.

Supported Fixtures

  • LEDs : LEDs in any colour configuration (RGB, RGBW, 8-bit, 16-bit, tuneable white)
  • Automated : Moving heads, yokes or scanners
  • Generic : Downlights, spotlights, uplights, etc. via controllable dimmers, relays or ballasts
  • Fountain Jets : Fountain jets for fountain animation or other animatronics
  • Fixture Library : Pharos offers a cloud library with over 13,000 fixture profiles, for easy download of your luminaires


  • sACN : ANSI E1.31 (with per fixture priority)
  • Art-Net : Art-Net, Art-Net 2, Art-Net 3, Art-Net 4 (configurable broadcast override)
  • KiNET : KiNET V1 (DMX out) and V2 (Port out); PDS/Data Enabler discovery
  • Pathport : Pathway Connectivity protocol
  • DMX512 : Via EXT or second port on LPC 1
  • RDM : Via EXT, supports discovery and addressing via Designer software
  • DALI : Via EXT or RIO D (supplied separately)
  • Scalable : Synchronises with up to 40 Pharos Controllers over network
  • Simultaneous : Multiple protocols can be in operation simultaneously. Limited by patched channels, not universes used

Triggering & Integration

  • Startup : Commences playback automatically on receiving power
  • Touchscreen : Buttons, sliders, colour picker, etc
  • Clock : Battery-backed real-time clock for calendar and time-based triggers
  • Astronomical : Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Lunar phases
  • Temperature : Trigger on changes or entering a range
  • Ethernet : UDP, TCP, Multicast; send/receive any Ethernet message
  • eDMX : sACN or Art-Net
  • DALI : Trigger on any message, via EXT or RIO D
  • Serial Data : RS232 via EXT; RS232 or RS485 via RIO; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
  • MIDI : MIDI Notes, SysEx or Timecode
  • Timecode : Linear Timecode via RIO A (SMPTE, Film, EBU, NTSC)
  • Audio Level : Stereo 30-band spectrum analysis via RIO A
  • Inputs : Contact closure, active low, active high or 0-24V analog level via EXT or RIOs
  • Web Interface : Built-in or custom designed
  • Wall Stations : Integrate with BPS
  • Conditions : Full conditional logic support
  • Scripting : Lua scripting for total flexibility
  • Scalable : Supports Pharos Remote Devices
  • Orientation : Portrait or landscape
  • Layouts : Free editable layouts
  • Pages : Any number of pages
  • Navigation : Convenient and custom navigation via configurable navigation bars
  • Fonts : Custom font support, including fonts with extended character sets e.g. Chinese, Korean, Japanese
  • Themes : Wide selection of themes available to download, or create your own with Designer’s theme editor
  • Controls : A wide array of customisable buttons, sliders, colour pickers, labels, keypads and clocks
  • Flexible integration : Fully integrated with Pharos Trigger, so button states, graphics, and captions can change according to any number of preset triggers
  • Infra-red : Learning IR allows any standard remote control to be used to activate button presses/state changes
  • Secure access : Keypad for PIN-code entry; multiple user levels
  • Commissioning : Commissioned with Pharos Designer 2


  • Certifications : CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed
  • Power : PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class 2) 4W typical
  • Data Storage : Removable SD Card (supplied)
  • Temperature : 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
  • Humidity : 10-50% relative, non-condensing
  • Ingress : IP40
  • Physical : Wall mounted, partly recessed in UK 2-gang 35mm or custom US 2.5” backbox (supplied separately)
  • Weight : 0.25 kg (0.55 lbs)
  • Shipping : 20 x 15 x 12 cm (8″ x 6″ x 5″) ; 0.6 kg (1.3 lbs)
  • Recovery : Hardware watchdog and recessed reset button
  • Warranty : 5 years


  • Ethernet : RJ45 socket for 10/100Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Fixed IP or DHCP; Dual IP address for eDMX
  • Touchscreen : 4.3” capacitive touch; 480×272 24bpp; 340 cd/m2; magnetic overlay
  • IR Sensor : Learning IR sensor for remote control
  • Temperature : Built-in ambient temperature sensor

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