Pharos debuts Touch Panel Controller
Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Pharos Architectural Controls has announced the new Pharos Touch Panel Controller. The TPC is an advanced, standalone, solid state lighting controller with an integrated 4.3″ customisable touch screen, 512 channels of eDMX output and vast interfacing potential all over a single PoE network connection.
Programmed in Pharos Designer, the TPC has the same advanced playback and show control engine as the popular and award winning Pharos Lighting Playback Controllers. Over an Ethernet network it can interface with other Pharos controllers, button panels and remote devices. The companion Interface Editor application allows you to build themed user interface pages, creating and organising multiple pages of buttons, sliders and colour pickers to suit the installation and customer needs.
The wall-mounting design features a magnetic overlay within the plated bezel to produce a modern, streamlined design; a variety of finishes and overlays will be available. The TPC is a Power over Ethernet (PoE) device and therefore requires just one cable to install. It controls networked eDMX fixtures, integrates with building management systems, serves web apps to mobile devices and allows remote management over the Internet. Built-in environmental sensors can be used to influence screen behaviour and as triggers for lighting events.
Pharos product manager Liz Cecil says, “The TPC is an exciting addition to our range of controllers at a very competitive price. With the TPC we are delivering an elegant, fully-featured lighting controller, with an integrated, capacitive touch screen – it will be a perfect solution both for smaller installations and as a touch screen interface for larger Pharos control systems.”