The Pharos Designer RIO D (Remote Input Output DALI) device provides a convenient and scalable way to control DALI fixtures and ballasts from a Pharos Designer control system.
Each RIO D supports a single DALI bus, which can be used as an output for control and as an input for triggering. Each device can be placed where it is needed and connected to the Pharos Designer controllers over an Ethernet network.
Pharos Designer Remote Devices can be used with the full range of Pharos Designer Controllers, providing additional functionality
Each RIO D supports up to 64 DALI Ballasts, including discovery, configuration and command
The RIO D should be connected directly to your DALI power bus
Single channel, RGBWAF, XY and Tc support included
Control up to 64 DALI devices from each RIO D, with support for commissioning with DALI discovery and configuration commands. Designer includes a convenient drag-and-drop interface for DALI patching and timeline programming. Multiple RIO D units can be used together as part of a single Pharos Designer system to provide distributed DALI control over an Ethernet network.
DALI Ballasts for emergency lighting have special requirements for regular testing, error detection and fault reporting. Pharos Designer supports this with the ability to schedule automatic Function and Duration tests, automatic querying for battery level and lamp hours, and a full test result and error reporting web page.
Up to 200 Remote Devices can be combined with one or more Pharos Designer controllers on the same network to build the ideal system for your installation. Each Remote Device is easily addressed using a convenient thumb wheel. Whether one controller or many, it’s all easily programmed using our Designer 2 software. Read more
Pharos Designer can also integrate with an existing DALI installation by listening in to DALI control messages sent by another control system or a DALI wall panel and using these as triggers for actions within the Designer system.
Timing is everything. Whatever the stimulus, Designer Trigger can handle it. You can control your lighting with responsive, reactive software. Designer Trigger is a rules engine that uses conditional logic and a broad range of interfaces and protocols. Send and receive any command, to and from any system. Conditional logic is supported, along with a powerful built-in scripting language. Read more
As a PoE device, the RIO D can be placed at any remote location and only needs a single Cat 5 cable that provides both power and data.
Made for permanent installation, with installer-friendly 0.200” (5.08mm) plug-in rising clamp terminals, a rugged, compact enclosure, and easy DIN-rail mounting.
Remote Devices allow the fully scalable Pharos Designer system to be tailored to the needs of each individual project
Designed for 24/7 operation and total reliability. Designed and manufactured in the UK, with a 5 year warranty.
Supports DALI Emergency ballasts.
Schedule automatic Function and Duration tests.
The RIO D can also be used for ballast configuration and site commissioning.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION & DOWNLOADS
RIO D Datasheet
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Control for up to 64 DALI devices; DALI discovery and configuration commands
Use DALI messages from other systems or wall panels as triggers in Pharos
Emergency Lighting Schedule automatic Function and Duration tests; automatic querying for battery level and lamp hours; test result and error reporting web page
Bus Power Detection
A separate DALI bus power supply is required – but the RIO D can detect and report bus power errors
CE compliant, UKCA compliant, ETL/cETL listed
PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class 1)
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
4 unit wide DIN rail mounting enclosure (DIN43880 / EN60715 (35/7.5 rail))
0.3 kg (0.7 lbs)
20 x 15 x 12 cm (8″ x 6″ x 5″)
0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
RJ45 socket for 10/100Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Fixed IP or DHCP; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
Host (up to 64 devices) or Device *
Order Code & Variants
Designer Remote DALI Device (DALI)
Pharos Designer Controller required