The Pharos Designer RIO 80, 44 and 08 (Remote Input Output) devices provide a convenient and scalable way to add inputs and outputs to a Pharos Designer system for show control and integration.
Each device can be placed where it is needed and connected to Pharos Designer Controllers over an Ethernet network. Each RIO has a multi-protocol serial port, supporting DMX output, and a combination of multi-functional digital/analog inputs and relay outputs.
All variants have a multi-protocol serial port, supporting RS232 or RS485 for integration, also with the option to output DMX
Configurable IO, supporting contact closure, digital and analogue inputs or output relays
Extend the reach of your controllers’ inputs and outputs
Each input is individually configurable in one of three modes. As a Contact Closure, an external volt-free switch may be connected across the input. As a Digital Input, an external voltage source (up to 24V) can be connected across the input and thresholds for ‘high’ and ‘low’ triggering can be set. As an Analog Input, a variable external voltage can be measured within a configurable range.
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The RIO has a multi-protocol serial port, with protocol (RS232 or RS485), data rate and format settings (baud, parity, stop bits, etc.) all configurable in Pharos Designer 2 software. The port can also be configured to output up to 96 channels of local DMX512.
Our outputs use solid-state relays to ensure silent operation and long-term reliability. They are designed for low voltage, low current switching (48V, 0.25A) and are also fully isolated. Where necessary they enable higher currents to be controlled from a Pharos Designer system by integration with commonly available third-party contactors.
As a PoE device, the RIO 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.
Designed for 24/7 operation and total reliability. Designed and manufactured in the UK, with a 5 year warranty.
Inputs / Outputs
Three variants – one with eight inputs; one with eight outputs; and one with four of each.
The outputs relays (rated 48V, 0.25A) are individually isolated (1kV) from each other and all other ports.
The inputs are individually configurable as contact closure, active low, active high or 0-24V analog level.
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Connect an external volt-free switch between input and ground (internal 2.2kohm pull-up to 5V)
Connect an external voltage source between input and ground (24V maximum; internal 2MOhm pull-down to 0V); software-configurable low/high threshold
Connect an external voltage source between input and ground (24V maximum); software-configurable range
Individually isolated (1KV) relay outputs (48V 250mA)
RS232, RS485; configurable port; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
96 channels (USITT E1.11-2008)
CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed, California Title 20/24 Compliant
PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class 1)
By rotary selector switch
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)
220 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)
RS232 / RS485 / DMX out *
Individually selectable operating mode for contact closure, digital or analog input (24V maximum) *
Individually isolated (1KV) relay outputs (48V 250mA) *
* Install-friendly 0.200″ (5.08mm) plug in rising clamp connectors (included)
Order Code & Variants
Designer Remote Input Output Device 80 (8 input, 0 output, Serial/DMX)
Designer Remote Input Output Device 44 (4 input, 4 output, Serial/DMX)
Designer Remote Input Output Device 08 (0 input, 8 output, Serial/DMX)