Simple, secure remote management, from any Internet-connected device, anytime, anywhere in the world.
Clients increasingly demand lighting programming changes to respond to special events or unforeseen needs. But once an installation is up and running and the technicians, programmers and integrators have left, making changes – or investigating issues – can incur huge time, financial and environmental costs sending someone to site.
Pharos Cloud makes it easy to achieve remote management which is truly remote. Getting access beyond the local network no longer requires additional skills or hardware, or accepting potential security risks arising from a misconfigured network.
Set-up of Pharos Cloud could not be simpler – controllers are plugged into the Internet, using industry-standard encryption for complete peace-of-mind. Once connected, users can access controllers via the Pharos Cloud website, from any Internet-connected device, including phones and tablets.
And because all of this information is stored safely in the Pharos Cloud servers, problems can be diagnosed even if the controllers are offline.
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Why use Pharos Cloud?
Here are just a few reasons why Pharos Cloud is the right choice for your remote management needs:
No additional hardware required
Just connect the Pharos controllers to the Internet via their Ethernet port. Cloud supports all Pharos controllers that are compatible with Designer 2.
Works over any Internet connection
Controllers only need to connect out to the Internet on standard ports, so work from behind firewalls with no special configuration.
Access Cloud from the browser of any Internet-connected device, including phones, tablets and laptops.
Secure Internet-based connectivity
Using the latest encryption technologies – similar to online banking.
Control multiple sites
Control multiple Pharos sites from a single Cloud portal with a single log-in per user
Granular user permissions
Choose what features each user is permitted to access on a user-by-user and site-by-site basis.
Offline status reporting
Status information is stored on the Cloud servers, so problems can be diagnosed even if controllers go offline.
Low bandwidth requirements
Cloud’s communications are designed for minimal bandwidth use, ideal for cellular or low-speed connections.
Pharos Cloud functionality
Many remote management tasks can be conducted with Pharos Cloud, with more being added over the coming months. Existing functions include:
View system status
Upload new programming
Adjust hardware settings
Set user permissions
Upgrade controller firmware
Pharos Cloud is organised by “sites”. Each site can have one or more controllers and various users and permissions can be set.
Sites are governed by a subscription plan that defines the remote capabilities. All controllers in a site must be included in the same subscription plan.
Controllers that are part of a site can be at the same or different physical locations.
Free – provided free of charge for all users and includes the ability to add controllers to the site and see online / offline status.
Control – all of the features of the Free plan, plus the user can see the complete device status and has the ability to fire triggers.
Maintain – end users get all the features of the Control plan, but with the additional benefits of adjusting hardware settings, reloading firmware and uploading projects.
Multi-year subscription packages are available at a discounted rate.
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