Introducing Pharos Designer, our new name for the products you know and love
Our original and award-winning LPC was where it all started. Now, with the Designer range boasting a wide selection of controllers to suit any DMX, eDMX and DALI lighting project, comprehensive show control capabilities, and free software that enables you to design and build your installation, the possibilities are endless.
However you want to work,
Designer gives you the tools
Whatever the installation,
Designer meets your needs
Designer 2 Software
With Designer 2 software and our range of lighting playback controllers, you can control even the largest and most demanding installations. Programming with Designer 2 software provides you with a versatile, comprehensive feature set, powerful show control solutions and ultimate flexibility.
Free to download for Windows and macOS.
- EASY TO USE
- FREE TO DOWNLOAD
- MAC AND WINDOWS
Designer programming software is straightforward to use and is free – including all future updates. You don’t need a dongle, a specialised toolkit or a coding degree. We offer great flexibility with this software solution, perfectly complementing the whole Designer range of hardware. Simple for beginners, but powerful for experienced users, Pharos software gives you the tools you need for your project.
- HUMAN CENTRIC
- VARIABLE PLAYBACK
- MANUAL OVERRIDES
Our intelligent Designer Engine within our Lighting Playback Controller (LPC) family of products gives you complete control of your lighting installation. Based on timelines and scenes, Designer Engine lets you build dynamic, precise, fully customisable, human centric, pre-programmed lighting displays, all while giving you the freedom of real-time manual overrides.
- TWO DIMENSIONAL ARRAYS
- PER-PIXEL MAPPING
- VIDEO PLAYBACK
- 2D EFFECTS
- MULTI MAPPING SUPPORT
Fine tune down to the pixel with Designer Mapping. Use a group of lighting fixtures as an array of pixels to display media clips or stunning built-in 2D effects. Maps can be quickly auto-generated from fixture layouts, or manually modify pixel positions for ultimate control over the result.
- REAL-TIME EVENTS
- CONDITIONAL LOGIC
- IO MODULES
Timing is everything. Pharos Designer lighting control systems respond to a wide range of stimuli, from real-time events to serial messages, enabling the creation of human-centric or circadian rhythm-based lighting effects. Designer Trigger is a rules engine that uses a powerful conditional logic principle, to create exactly the behaviour you want, when you want it.
Programmed using our Designer 2 software and trusted to run day and night illuminating iconic installations around the world, our controllers offer you scalable embedded hardware you can rely on.
They are grouped into two families – the LPC (Lighting Playback Controller) family and VLC (Video Lighting Controller) family.
- FLEXIBLE CHANNEL COUNTS
- ADDITIONAL PORTS
- REMOTE DEVICES
- TOUCH STATIONS
- IO MODULES
The right equipment for every lighting installation, with impressive scalability. Whether it’s one controller or many, it’s all easily programmed via our Designer 2 software. Multiple Pharos Designer products can be connected via Ethernet to increase the channels controlled, the number of communication ports in your project or to achieve a distributed control solution.
- 5 YEAR WARRANTY
- EMBEDDED HARDWARE
- SELF – SUFFICIENT
- MANUFACTURED IN THE UK
- CE, AND ETL
All our controllers are engineered and manufactured in the UK, designed with 24/7 stability and reliability in mind. We are completely confident in our products, and to back this up we offer a 5-year warranty. Our hardware is fully CE and UKCA compliant, and either ETL or UL listed. Once programmed our control system is self-sufficient, so no PC needs to be left on site.
- MULTI-CHANNEL CONTROL
- 20,000+ FIXTURES
- ONLINE LIBRARY
Our fixture library has all the luminaires you could possibly need, with over 20,000 ready to download directly into our Designer 2 software. Includes a huge range of fixture types and modes, with more available on request. Use any number of fixture types together, including DALI alongside DMX.
Designer Remote Devices & Accessories
A comprehensive range of additional devices that complement our controllers and complete your lighting control solution.
Remote devices provide scalable remote input and output solutions for show control over an Ethernet network. Accessories deliver unified and reliable power and data infrastructure solutions, and wall stations offer easy, user friendly control access.
- IO MODULES
Pharos Designer controllers can react to, control or interact with other systems. Use a variety of protocols and commands to easily adapt and integrate your lighting, sound, vision, and effects. Build your own integrations with our comprehensive APIs or choose from our growing library of ready-made IO modules.
- WEB INTERFACE
- WEB APPS
- MEDIA MANAGEMENT
Manage your lighting installation remotely 24/7, from any device and any location, with comprehensive security and access management. A range of tools give you the remote access you need when and where you need it, with extensive customisation options to further tailor your management interface to be as simple or as sophisticated as you please.
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