The Pharos RIO D (Remote Input Output DALI) device provides a convenient and scalable way to control DALI fixtures and ballasts from Pharos Controllers. Each RIO D supports a single DALI bus, which can be used as an output for control and as an input for triggering. Each device can be placed where it is needed and connected to a Pharos Controller over an Ethernet network.
The RIO D is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) powered, with a rugged DIN-rail mounting enclosure and install-friendly connectors. A DALI bus can support up to 64 devices, and the RIO D can also be used for ballast configuration and site commissioning. DALI Emergency ballasts are also supported, with the ability to schedule automatic Function and Duration tests.
Remote Devices allow the fully scalable Pharos system to be tailored to the needs of each individual project. Multiple Pharos Controllers can be used together with up to 200 Remote Devices and will synchronise automatically. Pharos Controllers are programmed using the free Pharos Designer 2 software.
Control up to 64 DALI devices from each RIO D, with support for commissioning with DALI discovery and configuration commands. Pharos Designer includes a convenient drag-and-drop interface for DALI patching and timeline programming. Multiple RIO D units can be used together as part of a single Pharos system to provide distributed DALI control over an Ethernet network.
DALI Ballasts for emergency lighting have special requirements for regular testing, error detection and fault reporting. Pharos supports this with the ability to schedule automatic Function and Duration tests, automatic querying for battery level and lamp hours, and a full test result and error reporting web page.
Up to 200 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 our Designer software.
Pharos can also integrate with an existing DALI installation by listening in to DALI control messages sent by another control system or a DALI wall panel and using these as triggers for actions within the Pharos system.
Timing is everything. Whatever the stimulus, Pharos Trigger can handle it. You can control your lighting with responsive, reactive software. Pharos Trigger is a rules engine that uses conditional logic and a broad range of interfaces and protocols. Send and receive any command, to and from any system. Conditional logic is supported, along with a powerful built-in scripting language.
As a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) device, the RIO can be placed at any remote location and only needs a single Cat5 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.
Programmed and configured using the free Pharos Designer 2 software – available for Windows or Mac OS X – with upload over Ethernet or USB.
Works with any Pharos Controller and links to it using standard protocols over an Ethernet network.
Microprocessor-based system supports firmware updates via the network from Designer software or the web interface.
5 Year Warranty
Designed and manufactured in the UK, with quality and reliability our top priority.
CE compliant; ETL/cETL listed; California Title 20/24 Compliant
Control for up to 64 DALI devices; DALI discovery and configuration commands
Use DALI messages from other systems or wall panels as triggers in Pharos
Emergency Lighting Schedule automatic Function and Duration tests; automatic querying for battery level and lamp hours; test result and error reporting web page
Bus Power Detection
A separate DALI bus power supply is required – but the RIO D can detect and report bus power errors
CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed
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)
20 x 15 x 12 cm (8″ x 6″ x 5″)
0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
Hardware watchdog and recessed reset button
RJ45 socket for 10/100Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Fixed IP or DHCP; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
Master (up to 64 devices) or Slave *
* Install-friendly 0.200″ (5.08mm) plug in rising clamp connectors (included)