PixLite E4-S Mk3

Presenting the most cost-efficient 4-output commercial grade pixel controller in the world.

The PixLite® E4-S Mk3 is an economical, but powerful pixel LED controller built upon Advatek’s 3rd generation PixLite® Mk3 processor.

The PixLite® E4-S Mk3 drives up to 6 universes of data on each of its 4 outputs for a total of 24 universes of LED pixel control. This mighty, budget friendly pixel controller is suitable for installations where pixel power is not routed through the pixel controller.

Key Features

  • 24 universes of Art-Net or sACN

  • 4 non-powered pixel outputs

  • Over 50+ pixel protocols supported

  • MicroSD card slot for Advatek SHOWTime™

  • Auxiliary port for DMX512 In/Out

  • Configure using Advatek Assistant 3 or any modern web browser

  • Electrical fault protection on all ports

  • Peace of mind with 5-year warranty and global certifications

Contact us now to find out more about this budget-friendly controller.

SHOWTime™ is a powerful free firmware update that unleashes the potential of Advatek PixLite® Mk3 devices to independently drive light shows without a computer or any source of live data.

SHOWTime™ allows users to record and play back pixel shows from the PixLite E4-S Mk3 using the inbuilt microSD slot. Design your own breathtaking pixel shows, record them directly onto the microSD card and play them back as many times as you wish.

SHOWTime™ also unlocks the ability to create up to 25 powerful triggers and use advanced intensity controls to enable true standalone behavior and enhance live environments.

What's different about PixLite® Mk3 processors?

All PixLite® Mk3 products are equipped with our brand new Mk3 Processor. This state-of-the-art processor uses sophisticated 3rd generation firmware to create the world’s most amazing lighting displays including:

  • Gamma correction for pixels of all resolutions - Dimming curves can be adjusted to better match the human eye, and it’s no longer limited to pixels above 8 bits. So regardless of which pixels are used, they will appear more vivid and accurate with the PixLite® Mk3.

  • Extremely fast refresh rates - The Mk3 processor can now deal with refresh rates in the order of hundreds of frames per second, allowing fast and dynamic effects that can be displayed with higher reliability. and many more advanced processing features.

  • Dithering - When working with extremely fast refresh rates you can artificially generate higher resolution pixel control with the new Mk3 processor – making gamma correction more effective on 8-bit pixels, so even low-resolution pixels can appear to be higher in resolution when dithering with a PixLite® Mk3.

  • Auto-synchronisation to data source - With Auto-Sync the outgoing frame rate will dynamically adjust to the incoming frame, even without an external synchronisation source. This reduces the chance of out-of-sync pixel systems and tearing when an external source is not available.

For a full list of Mk3 Processor capabilities – see the PixLite® Mk3 Processor Datasheet here.

Certifications & Warranty

Advatek's Mk3 family of pixel controllers are tested and certified for professional and commercial applications. Wherever your project is, you can confidently deploy an Advatek pixel solution with class-leading value, performance and features.

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your system is tested to the highest standards of quality and design, is protected electrically, won't interfere with other building management and control systems or affect other sensitive RF, network and communications infrastructure.

Advatek equipment is proudly made in Australia for ultimate manufacturing quality control and is also covered by a new industry leading 5-Year product warranty for your absolute peace of mind.

Global certification standards are as follows:

  • North America & Canada - ETL (UL)

  • North America & Canada - FCC

  • Canada - ICES3

  • Europe - CE, RoHS

  • Australia & New Zealand - RCM

  • United Kingdom - UKCA

Pixel processing flexibility

Optional expanded mode gives the user twice as many digital outputs for faster refresh rates and greater flexibility when working with data-only pixels.

Freely alter clocked pixel types with adjustable speeds. A function that allows you to optimise refresh rate with data cable performance.

Pixel mapping options are available on every output. This means the way pixels appear can be controlled. Create zig-zag patterns, change the colour order, group pixels together or reverse them, utilise null pixels or limit their brightness – there are so many customisable options!

PixLite® setup for expanded mode option enabled vs. disabled

Mounting options

The PixLite® E4-S Mk3 can be mounted directly to a surface using the 4 mounting holes located on the device, or via the DIN rail mount kit accessory.

Power and cabling accessories are also available.

  1. Physical
    • Ethernet Port: 1 x 10/100 Mbit/s
    • microSD Card Slot: 1
    • Auxiliary Port: 1 x RS485 Input/Output
    • Pixel Outputs: 4 x Non-Powered
    • Dimensions: 115 x 86 x 33mm
    • Weight: 0.1kg
    • Enclosure: ABS
    • Mounting Options: Wall & Din-Rail Mountable
  2. Fault Protection
    • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD): All ports protected
    • Power Input: Reverse polarity protection
    • Auxiliary Port: +/- 48V DC fault protection
    • Pixel Output Clock/Data: +/- 36V DC fault protection
  3. Power
    • Input Power: 5V - 24V DC
    • Maximum Power Consumption: 2.5W
  4. Testing Standards
    • Audio/Video & ICTE - Safety Requirements: UL 62368-1
    • Radiated & Conducted Emissions: EN 55032 & FCC Part 15
    • Multimedia Immunity: EN 55035
    • Restriction of Hazardous Substances: RoHS 2 + DD (EU) 2015/863
  5. Thermal
    • Ambient Operating Temperature: -20°C to +70°C
  6. Other
  1. PixLite® Mk3 processors now include gamma correction for pixels to improve resolution, plus a host of new features.

  2. External Sync with sACN and Art-Net or PixLite® Mk3 Auto Sync failback allows Advatek PixLite® devices to output frames together concurrently.

  3. Advatek’s new PixLite® Mk3 devices work seamlessly with Advatek Assistant 3. Read this article to find out more about AutoIP.

  4. For more helpful information, click here to visit our Knowledge Base.

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