The Pharos EDN (Ethernet Data Node) is a convenient and scalable solution, providing cost-effective Ethernet-distributed DMX ports for large control projects.
The EDN is an easily configurable networking node that is specifically designed to add physical DMX ports to Pharos Designer Controllers and integrates natively with the full Pharos Designer range.
- Extremely compact, it is available in either a 10 or 20 port unit, both coming in a 1U 19” form factor
- For higher port count installations, nodes can be daisy-chained to provide as many physical DMX ports as you need.
EDNs are discoverable through Pharos Designer 2 software and associated to a Pharos Designer Controller to be seamlessly configured as part of your patch. Ports can be flexibly assigned to any Controller in your project providing an elegant data distribution solution over an Ethernet network with minimal setup required.
The EDN offers up to 20 DMX512 output ports to control your fixtures. Each port is independently galvanically isolated up to 2kV, ensuring the control circuitry and each port of the EDN is protected against a multitude of electrical line faults, including earth potential rise and ground loops.
The EDN is equipped with up to 20 “self-healing” DMX ports, giving your equipment added protection from incorrect setup and energy surges, such as short circuits, power induction and AC power faults. Should an energy surge occur, it will be contained by the EDN, preventing it from flowing into other components; once the external fault is cleared, the ports “self-heal”, restoring DMX output automatically.
Built from the ground up on Pharos technology, the EDN natively interfaces with the rest of the Pharos product range including Pharos Designer software. Connecting it to your Designer lighting project is as simple as ensuring the EDN is on the same network as the Controllers. From there, Designer will detect it, giving you full control of your Ethernet network lighting solution with minimal effort.
Up to 200 EDN units and other Remote Devices can be combined with one or more Pharos 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 the Designer software.
Works with any Controller in the Pharos range over an Ethernet network. A second network port is provided for daisy-chaining EDNs together. Our recommended limit of 8 daisy-chained EDNs is to ensure high performance; if that number is exceeded, some latency could become apparent.
RDM Capable (from v2.8)
Supports the Remote Device Management protocol (ANSI E1.20), allowing fixtures connected to any of the DMX512 outputs to communicate back to their respectively assigned Controllers over an Ethernet network.
Made for permanent installation, with installer-friendly connectors and easy 19″ rack mounting.
Accessory for the EDN supporting serial data protocol outputs for controlling products such as addressable LED tape.
Solid-state design for 24/7 operation and reliability.
5 Year Warranty
Designed in the UK, with quality and reliability our top priority.
CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed, and California Title 20/24 compliant.
CE compliant, ETL/cETL compliant and California Title 20/24 compliant.
100-240VAC / 50-60HZ / 0.25-0.1A
25W typical (30W maximum)
IEC connector with switch *
* Power cable not supplied
Pharos Designer 2.7 or later (EDN 20)
Pharos Designer 2.8 or later (EDN 10)
By rotary selector switch
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
10-50% relative, non-condensing
Self-healing ports can withstand continuous AC voltage up to 300V or peak impulse voltage up to 650V with duration less than 10ms
Ports independently galvanically-isolated up to 2kV
19″ rack unit, 1U, 7.2″ deep
1.6 kg (3.5 lbs)
57 x 45 x 18 cm (22″ x 18″ x 7″)
3.2 kg (7 lbs)
Hardware watchdog and recessed reset button
Two Neutrik etherCon (RJ45 compatible) for 100*/1000 Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Static IP or DHCP
* From Designer v2.8
Note: LPC 1/2/4 & TPCs support 10/100Base-TX.
Ten (EDN 10) / Twenty (EDN 20) DMX512 ports, RDM compatible **
** Install-friendly 0.200″ (5.08mm) plug in rising clamp connectors (included)
DMX512 (512 channels each) in DMX mode
Supports discovery and addressing via Designer Software
MY94441 supported natively
In SDI mode, supports serial data via the Pharos SDI
Note: one output protocol per EDN
Order Code & Variants
Ethernet Data Node 10 (1 + 1 Ethernet, 10 DMX/RDM)
Note: Pharos controller required
Ethernet Data Node 20 (1 + 1 Ethernet, 20 DMX/RDM)
Note: Pharos controller required
SDI (Serial Data Interface)
The SDI is an accessory to the EDN. This enables any controller in the Pharos Designer range to output via the EDN + SDI a variety of serial protocols for controlling products such as addressable LED tape.
Both synchronous (SPI) and asynchronous serial lighting data are supported and these protocols allow for 1536 channels per port with supported cable lengths between the EDN and SDI of up to 200m for asynchronous data and 40m for synchronous data.