Please note the LPC X has now been superseded by the newer LPC X Series 3.
To find out more about this next generation hardware, click on the link above.
The award-winning Pharos Designer LPC X (Lighting Playback Controller X) offers an extreme level of power and integration, making it an ideal lighting control solution for architectural and landmark lighting installations requiring significant channel counts.
The LPC X is available in capacities ranging from 10 DMX universes (5,120 channels) up to u003cstrongu003e100 DMX universesu003c/strongu003e (51,200 channels) from a single unit, with further scaling (for even larger architectural lighting installations) by using multiple LPC X connected and synchronised automatically over Ethernet.
Optional DVI-D input for mapping live video in your installation, supporting up to 1080p60 with configurable scaling and X/Y pixel offset
Installations can be managed locally with the built-in web server, and from anywhere in the world via Pharos Cloud
High capacity controller with optional real-time video input
Based on individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, the intelligent Designer Engine gives you complete control, letting you build dynamic, precise, fully customisable pre-programmed lighting displays, all while giving you the freedom of real-time manual overrides, flexible multi-zone control, prioritisation and more. Read more
Designer Trigger is a rules engine that uses conditional logic and a broad range of interfaces and protocols so you can control your lighting with responsive, reactive programming. Send and receive any command, to and from any system. Conditional logic is supported, along with a powerful built-in scripting language for unlimited flexibility. Read more
Create a map of your fixtures within the Designer 2 software, then use Designer Mapping to control every pixel, create visually striking effects or play video across the entire LED array. Powerful controls allow you to build maps fast with pixel-precise adjustment. Multiple maps can be created to support different zones or for modelling different views of your installation. Read more
Future-proof your lighting projects by connecting your Designer Controllers to Pharos Cloud. This allows remote, but direct, control of your controllers from anywhere in the world, letting you check the status, fire triggers, schedule events, upload new projects and much more. All through one portal, accessible at your own Internet domain. Read more
The right fit for every installation. Multiple Designer Controllers can be seamlessly linked together to work as one via a standard Ethernet network giving impressive scalability. For additional integration options simply add Remote Devices to further extend the network. Whether one controller or many, it’s all easily programmed using our Designer 2 software. Read more
Be limited by your design brief, not your lighting control system. Our products support a vast range of different fixture types and can output multiple DMX-over-Ethernet (eDMX) lighting protocols at the same time. No other system gives you this level of flexibility and control over your project.
Designed for 24/7 operation and total reliability. Designed and manufactured in the UK, with a 5 year warranty.
Rugged 1U 19” rackmount unit with separate Ethernet interfaces for management and DMX-over-Ethernet (eDMX) output.
Supported fixtures include LEDs in a wide array of colour configurations, moving lights, fountain jets and DALI ballasts.
Available in capacities ranging from 5120 to 51200 channels (10-100 DMX universes) from a single unit.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION & DOWNLOADS
LPC X Datasheet
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Any colour configuration e.g. RGB, RGBW, 8-bit, 16-bit, tuneable white
Downlights, spotlights, uplights, etc. via controllable dimmers, relays or ballasts
Moving and multi-parameter fixtures
Fountain jets for fountain animation or other animatronics
Pharos offers an online fixture library with over 30,000 fixture profiles, for easy download of your luminaires
ANSI E1.31 (with per fixture priority)
Art-Net I, Art-Net II, Art-Net 3, Art-Net 4 (transmit only). Configurable broadcast override
KiNET V1, V2, V3; PDS/Data Enabler discovery
Pathway Connectivity protocol
Via EDN: natively integrate, and output DMX, with the EDN
DVI-I output for video-mapped fixtures
Via EDN or any other eDMX node
Via RIO D
Audio Output with two audio layers; a background layer for ongoing audio and an alert layer for high-priority overriding.
Multiple protocols can be in operation simultaneously. Limited by patched channels, not universes used
Synchronises with up to 40 Pharos Designer Controllers over network
Triggering & Integration
Commences programmed playback automatically on receiving power
Battery-backed real-time clock for calendar and time-based triggers
Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Lunar phases
UDP, TCP, Multicast; send/receive any Ethernet message
Configurable port; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
Via RIO: configurable port; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
sACN or Art-Net
Via RIO: contact closure, active low, active high or 0-24V analogue level
Via RIO: isolated relay outputs (48V, 250mA)
Via RIO A: MIDI Notes, SysEx or MIDI Time Code
Via RIO A: Linear Timecode (SMPTE, Film, EBU, NTSC)
Via RIO A: stereo 30-band spectrum analysis
Via RIO D: transmit and receive DALI commands
Built-in or custom designed
Full conditional logic support
Lua scripting for total flexibility
Supports our extensive IO Module library for easy integration
Supports Pharos Designer Remote Devices
Network port for device access and management; Neutrik etherCON (RJ45 compatible) for 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet; Static IP or DHCP
Dedicated Ethernet port for lighting data; Neutrik etherCON (RJ45 compatible) for 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet; Static IP or DHCP
RS232 via DB9 connector
Two USB 2.0 Type A ports (for future development)
Stereo analog & digital audio ports with RCA connectors
CE compliant, UKCA compliant, ETL/cETL listed, may be used as part of a Title 24 compliant lighting control system
100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 0.4-0.2A
40W typical (50W maximum)
IEC connector with switch (power cable not supplied)
Pharos Designer 2.2 or later
Internal 16GB SSD (supplied)
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
10-50% relative, non-condensing
19″ Rack unit, 1U, 13.5″ deep
48.3 x 34.3 x 4.5 cm (19 x 13.5 x 1.8 in)
3.1 kg (6.8 lbs)
57 x 45 x 17 cm (22 x 18 x 7 in)
5.5 kg (12 lbs)
Order Code & Variants
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 10 (5,120 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 20 (10,240 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 30 (15,360 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 40 (20,480 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 50 (25,600 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 60 (30,720 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 70 (35,840 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 80 (40,960 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 90 (46,080 channels eDMX/DVI)
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 100 (51,200 channels eDMX/DVI)
LPC 10 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 10 DVI-IN (5,120 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 20 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 20 DVI-IN (10,240 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 30 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 30 DVI-IN (15,360 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 40 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 40 DVI-IN (20,480 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 50 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 50 DVI-IN (25,600 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 60 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 60 DVI-IN (30,720 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 70 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 70 DVI-IN (35,840 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 80 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 80 DVI-IN (40,960 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)
LPC 90 DVI
Designer Lighting Playback Controller 90 DVI-IN (46,080 channels eDMX/DVI, DVI-D IN)