What is Pharos Cloud?
Clients often want to make changes to lighting programming, whether it’s for special events or simply to refresh the design. But once a lighting installation is up and running, making new changes – or even investigating issues – can incur time, financial and environmental costs by having to send a skilled technician to site.
Not with Pharos Cloud.
If your project uses Pharos controllers, award-winning Pharos Cloud provides simple, secure remote lighting installation control and management, from any Internet-connected device, at anytime, anywhere in the world.
Pharos Cloud Features
Award-winning Pharos Cloud offers simple, secure remote lighting installation control and management, from any Internet-connected device, anytime, anywhere in the world.
Allow multiple, independent users access to a singe Site, each with manageable, granular permissions. No shared user accounts needed.
Control Panel Access
Build a multi-page Control Panel for end users to easily recall tasks, from PC, tablet or mobile.
An online scheduler allows you to program tasks to run at the right moment – and update this when required.
Receive alerts when a controller goes offline and receive custom notifications fired via Triggers.
Device Status & Control
See the status of a controller, from playing scenes and intensities to DMX output. View the list of published Triggers and fire them directly via Cloud.
Upload Shows & Firmware
Link Pharos Designer to your Cloud Site and assign devices. Upload project files remotely from Designer.
If you are the Site owner, you can see which user executed which actions, at what time, and even export the data.
No Additional Hardware
Just connect the Pharos controllers to the Internet via their Ethernet port. Cloud supports all Pharos controllers that are compatible with Designer 2.
Many remote management tasks can be conducted with Pharos Cloud, with more being added over the coming months. Existing functions include:
View system status
View status of integrated system via IO modules
Low bandwidth requirements
Adjust hardware settings remotely
Set remote user permissions
Works over any internet connection
Your projects in Pharos Cloud are organised by Sites
Each Site can have one or more controllers, with several different users and permissions. You can sign up for a Cloud Site at any time, even before purchasing a full Site Plan.
Head to the Sign up to Cloud form below to register your details, and we’ll set you up with a new free Cloud Site to explore and add your controllers and devices to during the installation phase of your project.
Getting devices setup in Cloud makes them available for quick and easy activation when you or your customer is ready. We call this the Construction mode of your Pharos Cloud Site, where you start adding controllers and devices.
Once you are ready to activate the full features of Pharos Cloud, have your Site owner sign in and click on ‘Activate’ in the Site settings. Your Site will be moved to the Active mode. A purchase order is necessary to maintain the Site in Active mode (within 7 days).
Without a paid subscription, after 7 days your Site will revert back to the feature-limited Standby mode indefinitely or until we receive a purchase order for a Site plan to re-activate your site. Please refer to the table below to understand the features difference between the three Site Modes.
A Site Plan refers to the subscription for an individual Cloud Site.
We offer different Site plans for different projects depending on the number of controllers and accessories used per Site. Pharos controllers that are part of the same Site can be at different physical locations and running different Pharos Designer project files if you wish. This gives you a lot of flexibility, e.g. if you have several smaller installations for the same client and want them all to run from one Pharos Cloud Site rather than investing in separate Sites for every installation.
Having separate Sites can be beneficial when there is a need for different owners to be financially responsible for the Site plan and/or a group of devices that require a completely different group of users to have access. Please contact us to discuss the best Site Plan for your specific project and requirements.
|See Online/Offline status||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Add & replace devices||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Invite other users to access the Site||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|All other features||No||Yes||No|
Every Site has a 7 day trial after activation for you and your clients to enjoy the benefits of remote management before making a financial commitment. Pharos occasionally offers extended trials: contact us via the form below to discuss your request.
Getting access beyond the local network doesn’t have to involve additional skills or hardware, or potential security risks from a misconfigured network. Setup of Pharos Cloud could not be simpler – controllers are plugged into the internet, using industry-standard encryption. Once connected users can access controllers remotely via the Pharos Cloud website, from any internet-connected device, anytime, anywhere in the world.
The Pharos Cloud solution has been designed to manage and monitor Pharos controllers remotely. From the simple, yet intuitive user interface, you can manage all your Sites, add Users, ser Permissions, see the Status of your controllers, Fire Triggers and much more.
Take Pharos Cloud to the next level with your own Portal.
A Portal gives you the ability to add company branding, add Sites as and when required, and make changes to personnel across all Sites. With a Portal you can set up and deploy Multi-sites, a convenient way to give Site owners the control they need while allowing central administration departments (Town Hall, Campus Management, Office HQ) to maintain overall control of all Sites with a Schedule or push of a button.
Control multiple Sites with a unified Control Panel and Schedule. Make your city or campus behave as one with ease.
Add your company branding with custom colours and logos to offer your customers an on-brand remote service. Connect to your own domain for a seamless user experience.
Administer Your Portal
You are the admin – add new Sites, employees and end users to your Portal. Provide a demo, set Sites to auto renew and manage other users’ notifications.
Bundle your notifications with daily or weekly email digests; see notifications in real time or check your notification history in the Portal.
The Online Help includes a quick start guide as well as comprehensive documentation on all aspects of Pharos Cloud. The Networking Guide details how to configure your network if you are are operating on networks with restricted access to the Internet. The Video Tutorials provide step by step examples on key aspects of using Pharos Cloud.
Fill out the form below to sign up for a new Cloud Site
Once you receive your login details, you will be given a free Cloud Site in Construction mode, where you can start to add your controllers and devices straight away.