DMX Protocol Convertor

The Pharos RIO 80, 44 and 08 (Remote Input Output) devices provide a convenient and scalable way to add inputs and outputs to a Pharos system for show control and integration. Each device can be placed where it is needed and connected to the Controllers over an Ethernet network. Each RIO has a multi-protocol serial port, supporting DMX input and output, and a combination of multi-functional digital/analog inputs and relay outputs.

The RIO is Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) powered, with a rugged DIN rail mounting enclosure and install-friendly connectors. It comes in three variants – one with eight inputs; one with eight outputs; and one with four of each. The inputs are individually configurable as contact closure, active low, active high or 0-24V analog level. The outputs are individually isolated relays (48V, 0.25A). All variants support a multi-protocol serial port.

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. The Controllers are programmed using the free Pharos Designer 2 software.

Contact Closure Connect an external volt-free switch between input and ground (internal 2.2k pull-up to 5V)
Digital In Connect an external voltage source between input and ground (24V maximum; internal 2MOhm pull-down to 0V); software-configurable low/high threshold
Analog In Connect an external voltage source between input and ground (24V maximum); software-configurable range
Relay Outs Individually isolated (1KV) relay outputs (48V 250mA)
Serial Data RS232, RS485; configurable port; send/receive free syntax in ASCII, HEX or decimal
DMX Out 96 channels (USITT E1.11-2008)
Certifications CE compliant, ETL/cETL listed
Power PoE (IEEE802.3af, Class 1); 1,5W typical
Required Any Pharos Controller
Addressing By rotary selector switch
Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Physical 4 unit wide DIN rail mounting enclosure (DIN43880 / EN60715 (35/7.5 rail))
Weight 0,3 kg (0,7 lbs)
Recovery Hardware watchdog and recessed reset button
Ethernet RJ45 socket for 10/100Base-TX Ethernet with Link/Data LEDs; Fixed IP or DHCP; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
Serial RS232 / RS485 / DMX out
Inputs Individually selectable operating mode for contact closure, digital or analog input (24V maximum)
Relay Outs Individually isolated (1KV) relay outputs (48V 250mA)
Product Variants & Order code
RIO 80 ( 8 input, 0 output, Serial/DMX ) 75509
RIO 44 ( 4 input, 4 output, Serial/DMX ) 75510
RIO 08 ( 0 input, 8 output, Serial/DMX ) 75511