The award-winning Pharos Designer TPC (Touch Panel Controller) is an elegant touchscreen lighting controller with sleek styling, advanced lighting control playback engine and fully integrated user interface with vast design potential.
With control of playback selection and lighting levels at your fingertips, you can gracefully transition between scenes, timelines, effects and pixel-mapped media. The customisable touchscreen user interface lets you create multiple pages of lighting controls, configure their appearance and get immediate visual feedback.
Multiple Pharos Designer Controllers can be used together and will synchronise automatically
Installations can be managed locally with the built-in web server, and from anywhere in the world via Pharos Cloud
Touch Panel Interface
Touchscreen user interface is fully customisable using the free Pharos Designer 2 software. Create multiple pages of lighting controls including buttons, sliders, keypads and colour pickers, and configure their appearance and visual feedback. Make it eye-catching by importing your own graphics or picking from one of our attractive themes.
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
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
Design the big picture; control every pixel. Create a 2D map of your fixtures within the Designer 2 software, then use Designer Mapping to create visually striking effects or play video across the entire LED array. Powerful controls allow you to build maps fast with pixel precise adjustment. 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.
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LEDs in any colour configuration (RGB, RGBW, 8 bit, 16 bit, tuneable white)
Moving heads, yokes or scanners
Downlights, spotlights, uplights, etc. via controllable dimmers, relays or ballasts
Fountain jets for fountain animation or other animatronics
Pharos offers an online fixture library with over 20,000 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 (DMX out) and V2 (Port out); PDS/Data Enabler discovery
Pathway Connectivity protocol
Can natively integrate with and output DMX through the ports of the EDN
Synchronises with up to 40 Pharos Designer Controllers over network
Multiple protocols can be in operation simultaneously. Limited by patched channels, not universes used
Triggering & Integration
Commences programmed playback automatically on receiving power
Buttons, sliders, colour picker, etc
Battery-backed real-time clock for calendar and time-based triggers
Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Lunar phases
Trigger on changes or entering a range
UDP, TCP, Multicast; send/receive any Ethernet message
sACN or Art-Net
RS232 via EXT; RS232 or RS485 via RIO; configurable ports; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
MIDI Notes, SysEx or Timecode