Expert makes light of it
With the reliability you expect from Pharos and our expertise in dynamic lighting in architecture and entertainment: an easy to install, easy to use control solution.
All you need. One box. Compact DIN rail enclosure with solid-state hardware for 24/7 operation and reliability. Up to 1024 channels of eDMX, two local DMX ports. DALI and I/O onboard. Simple networking for programming. Just the job.
Just PoE or 9-48V DC to power it, then install-friendly rising-clamp connectors and you’re ready to go! Standard DIN rail fittings and incorporated keyhole hanging options make it easy to position.
Instant line testing
Out-of-the-box, the test modes on the rotary dial select the output ports and the push button allows raising and dimming levels for fixture testing. Test mode and levels can even be maintained indefinitely as working lights before commissioning and programming occur.
Whatever suits your installation – from a single Ethernet cable direct to a laptop just for programming, or a static, closed network just for your lighting data, to the facility’s IT network for greater connectivity, or even the Internet to connect via Pharos Cloud for fully secure remote access.
Output to suit you
Controllers available in one DMX universe (512 channel) and two DMX universe (1024 channel) capacities. Output to various eDMX lighting protocols over Ethernet, with two self-healing ports for convenient patching to local DMX512. The DALI port supports up to 64 ballasts.
Easy I/O Integration
The two inputs / two outputs provide contact closure and low-volt relays to interface with controls such as fire alarm systems and key-switch overrides. Receive DALI messages from other controllers such as wall panels or occupancy sensors.
Layout your project and programme your lighting using the free Expert software from Pharos. With Helpers and all the tools you need in one manageable view, Expert will guide you through realising your design.
Expert makes light of it
A stunningly elegant wall station with a seamless, uninterrupted glass front plate, providing a beautiful interface if your project requires frequent user interaction. Available in White and Black, the 5” touchscreen provides automatically generated pages to access control of your lighting, based on programming in each Space, to activate scenes and adjust intensity for each Space.
Simple installation with just one cable, Expert Touch 5 is a Power-over-Ethernet device. A Universal Mounting Plate which is compatible with back boxes worldwide is included, boasting a secure and ingenious wall-mount support mechanism.
One-in-four-out, the incoming DMX signal from your Expert Control is regenerated from the isolated input port four times on individually galvanically isolated output ports and features self-healing resilience to mains voltages, for distribution to your fixtures.
Expert Repeat requires the same 9-48V DC power as Expert Control, and coordinates with your Expert Control, in the same form-factor and branding.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION & DOWNLOADS
Datasheets and Specifications
Click on the links below to download Expert datasheets and product specs.
Download the latest version of our Expert software.
Order Codes & Variants
Expert Control 1 (Lighting controller with 512 channels eDMX/DMX, DALI, IO)
Expert Control 2 (Lighting controller with 1,024 channels eDMX/DMX, DALI, IO)
Expert Repeat (DMX Splitter with 1 in, 4 out, 24V DC)
Expert Switch (Unmanaged PoE Ethernet switch with 4 Port, Class 2 PoE, 24V DC)
XPT 5 B
Expert Touch 5 Black (5” wall mount touchscreen interface) † *
XPT 5 W
Expert Touch 5 White (5” wall mount touchscreen interface) † *
† If no colour is specified, XPT 5 W will be shipped by default
*Pharos Expert Control required
5 Year Warranty