The Pharos Designer TPS 8 (Touch Panel Station 8”) is a new, spacious and elegant interface with a customisable, 8” capacitive touchscreen, compatible with any Pharos Designer Controller, and supported from the Designer 2.10 release.
Room to play
The front panel is a seamless, uninterrupted glass plate available in Black and White, giving an elegant touch experience, and superior aesthetics. Themes and templates provide inspiration for setting out controls across the generously proportioned pages. And, with a unique and innovative universal mounting solution, the TPS 8 will be easy to wall mount in your installation, regardless of region.
The new hardware features a highly responsive touch experience behind the chic glass face
The TPS 8 can be used with the full range of Pharos Designer Controllers, providing elegant interaction wherever it’s needed
Interface controls can be altered during live operation through the Designer Trigger functionality
Fully customisable interface, created in the free Pharos Designer 2 software
The 8″ vivid colour capacitive touchscreen makes navigating your project’s controls appealing and intuitive. It’s quick and easy to activate presets, manual overrides, or even use a custom colour picker to personalise your lighting. The generous 8″ screen provides plenty of real estate for laying out buttons, sliders and colour wheels. The TPS 8 puts control of your Pharos system at your fingertips.
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.
The TPS 8 is designed using the latest technology. The new IPS screens have a high DPI, with a resolution of 1024×768 in an 8” display. And, with new technology, comes greater responsiveness with the interface, enabling five-point multi-touch, giving smooth transitions, high screen fidelity and generous processing power, allowing freedom to load as many pages as needed.
Be limited by your design brief, not your interface. Whether you want to show a few simple buttons, or use custom branded graphics, the touch panel supports it all. It is also capable of supporting any font, including those with extended character sets; e.g. Chinese, Korean, Japanese.
The TPS 8 ships with a new, innovative wall-mounting system. The Universal Mounting Plate can be fitted to a wide range of regulation backboxes, including UK, US and EU. The TPS 8 fits to the mounting plate via a bayonet twist system which is not immediately obvious to an observer. This keeps it securely fastened with a tool-free installation, and the MicroSD card remains securely out of reach whilst installed.
Multiple Touch Devices can be combined with one or more Pharos controllers on the same network to build the ideal system for your installation, with a maximum of 40 controllers and touch devices in total. Each Touch Device is easily programmed using our Designer 2 software. Read more
Designer (v2.10 and above)
Create interface pages in Pharos Designer 2 at the same time you programme the controller, and upload in one simple operation.
Works with any Designer Controller, and links to it using standard protocols over an Ethernet network.
Power over Ethernet
Easily placed at any remote location and only needs a single Ethernet cable to provide both power and data.
Provides a custom user interface to any Pharos Designer control system
TECHNICAL INFORMATION & DOWNLOADS
TPS 8 Datasheet
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Portrait or landscape
Free editable layouts
Any number of pages, although performance may be affected by complexity and number
Convenient and custom navigation via configurable navigation bars
Custom font support, including fonts with extended character sets e.g. Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese and Korean.
Wide selection of themes available to download, or create your own with Designer’s theme editor
A wide array of customisable buttons, sliders, colour pickers, labels, keypads and clocks
Fully integrated with Designer Trigger, so button states, graphics, and captions can change according to any number of preset triggers
Keypad for PIN-code entry; multiple user levels
Commissioned with Pharos Designer 2 software (v2.10 and above)
RJ45 socket for 10/100Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Static IP or DHCP
8” capacitive five-point multi-touch; 1024×768 24bpp; 500 cd/m2
CE compliant, UKCA compliant, UL/cUL listed.
PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class 0), 10W typical
Pharos Designer 2.10 or later
Removable MicroSD Card (supplied)
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
10-90% relative, non-condensing
Wall mounted, partly recessed with a custom mounting plate that supports UK & EU 2-gang 35mm, or US 2-gang and 3-gang 2.5″ backbox (mounting plate included)
20 x 16 x 3.2 cm (7.9 x 6.3 x 1.3 in)
0.7 kg (1.6 lbs) (ex. mounting plate)
32 x 24 x 4.5 cm (12.6 x 9.4 x 1.7 in)
1.1 kg (2.5 lbs)
Order Code & Variants
TPS 8 B
Designer Touch Panel Station 8” Black (Wall mount touchscreen interface)
TPS 8 W
Designer Touch Panel Station 8” White (Wall mount touchscreen interface)
Pharos Universal Mounting Plate 8″ included
If no colour is specified, TPS 8 B will be shipped by default
Pharos Designer Controller required
Bayblend T65XF (UL94 HB) RAL 9005 jet black
Bayblend T65XF (UL94 HB) RAL 9003 signal white