PixLite Individual Control

Overview

The PixLiteTM range of pixel controllers are able to control individual LEDs (or pixels) allowing users to create visually stunning pixel-mapped patterns, images and text.

All PixLite controllers utilise a powerful 32-bit ARM processor and support numerous pixel chip protocols.

PixLite controllers can be used with any software that supports the industry standard Art-net or sACN E1.31 protocols (Vixen, Light Show Pro, HLS, Light-O-Rama, Light Jams, Light Factory, ArKaos, Madrix, Madmapper and others.)

Note: These controllers are different to our Vortex range of controllers in that they allow RGB control of individual LEDs (or pixels).

PixLite Feature Set

Data

  • Ethernet input compatible with industry standard sACN (E1.31) and Art-net DMX-over-ethernet protocols
  • Onboard E1.31 to DMX512 output capability
  • Supports both Multicast and Unicast addressing
  • Supports IGMP allowing highly efficient data packet routing in large networks with hundreds of universes
  • High refresh rates
Power
  • Individually fused outputs and logic circuitry
  • Wide range voltage input
  • High current capacity outputs
  • Configuration free power connection
Other
  • High power TVS (600W transient peak) providing external ESD protection on DMX interface
  • Remote temperature and voltage bank monitoring
  • Firmware upgradable remotely over the ethernet network via the easy-to-use ‘Advatek Assistant’ utility
  • Simple network setup and fast configuration via powerful Assistant utility that shows all controllers on the network at once
  • Advanced configuration options including start universe, start channel, null pixels, zig-zag, reverse pixels, RGB color order, pixel grouping, brightness control and more
  • Built-in hardware test pattern mode
  • Individual outputs with each connector supplying power and data over a single cable
  • Easy to use pluggable screw terminal connectors on all channel outputs and data interfaces
  • Currently supports Advatek pixel strings (12-bit) in addition to numerous other pixel protocols (TLS3001, SM16716, LPD6803, WS2801, WS2811/12/12B/APA104, TM180x, MBI6020, INK1003, APA102. Note: one pixel type at a time per controller.)

PixLite 16 Pixel Controller

  • Features 4 standard DMX512 universe outputs (providing an E1.31 to 4 x DMX bridge) via dedicated RJ45 connectors, in addition to the 32 universes of pixel output.
  • Two split power banks allowing simultaneous support of two different pixel voltages (rated at 32A each for total current capacity of 64A)
  • 16 individual outputs with each output protected by 4A mini blade fuse (can be changed up to 7.5A)
  • Jumper links allowing selection between “LOR” and “ESTA” wiring on DMX outputs
  • Receives up to 32 universes of Art-net data and up to 36 universes of E1.31 data
  • Auxiliary output allows PWM control of an external fan for automatic temperature regulation inside an enclosure
  • 4 layer PCB with high 6oz copper density to handle large currents and minimize voltage drop
  • Total output capacity of 5,440 pixels (max 340 per output)
  • Available as a “Plug and Play” control system in a durable, weatherproof polycarbonate enclosure – ideal for commercial installations

PixLite 4 Pixel Controller

  • Features 1 standard DMX512 universe output (acting as a single E1.31 to DMX bridge) via a dedicated screw terminal connector, in addition to the 16 universes of pixel output
  • Single power input rated at 30A
  • 4 individual outputs with each output protected by 5A mini blade fuse (can be changed up to 7.5A)
  • Receives up to 16 universes of Artnet data and up to 17 universes of E1.31 data
  • 4 layer PCB
  • Total output capacity of 2,720 pixels (max 680 per output)

PixLite Long Range System

PixLite 16 Long Range Controller

  • Features 4 standard DMX512 universe outputs (providing an E1.31 to 4 x DMX bridge) via dedicated RJ45 connectors, in addition to the 32 universes of pixel output.
  • Converts standard SPI signals into differential pair signals for transmission over long distances of 300m+ (eliminates all cross-talk, noise and signal degradation problems).
  • 8 standard RJ45 output jacks allow connection of up to 8 separate receivers using standard cat5/6 cables
  • Jumper links allowing selection between “LOR” and “ESTA” wiring on all DMX outputs
  • Receives up to 32 universes of Art-net data and up to 36 universes of E1.31 data
  • Auxiliary output allows PWM control of an external fan for automatic temperature regulation inside an enclosure
  • 4 layer PCB
  • Features a standard mode as well as a “condensed” mode (when using pixels that don’t require any clock signal) that allows for up to 1360 pixels worth of data to be sent down a single cat5/6 cable to a receiver
  • Total output capacity of 5,440 pixels (max 1360 pixels per rj45 jack output)

PixLite Long Range Receiver

  • Receives differential pair signals and converts them back into SPI signals for use with pixels
  • Total power rating of 15A per receiver (7.5A max per output)
  • Fused outputs (ships with 7.5A mini blade fuses)
  • Pluggable connectors on each output for power and data
  • Can control 2 sets of any supported pixel type OR 4 sets of pixels that only use data lines

 

Lights

We offer some high quality pixel lights to complement your PixLite controller. Find out more about them on our lights page.

Applications

  • Holiday light displays
  • Stage/Theater lighting
  • Malls/Retail/Commercial lighting displays
  • Theme/Entertainment Parks
  • DJ’s/Clubs
  • Advertising

            

Warranty

All PixLite control boards now come with an extended 3 year factory warranty. We are serious about our product quality and customer satisfaction!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any further information on any of our controllers or on availability.

Resources

PixLite 16 User Manual

PixLite 4 User Manual