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CLEARANCE: HinksPix PIX16 Cloud-Based Pixel Controller with Built-in WiFi and Network Switch - V3
CLEARANCE:  HinksPix PIX16 Cloud-Based Pixel Controller with Built-in WiFi and Network Switch - V3

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Our Price: $199.95
Clearance Price: $139.95
You Save: $60.00

Availability / Ships: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Product Code: 921

For Local Sequence Storage and Playback

32GB of On-Controller Sequence Memory (Up to 640 Sequences) [Add $12.99]
- NOTE: Due to timing issues with some SD storage cards, not all third-party SD cards are supported. Controller will test and notify customer of an incompatible card.
Controller Warranty Period

Pixel Controller - No Warranty / No Return [No Additional Cost]
EasyLights 16 Controller - 1 Year Hardware Warranty [Add $24.99]
EasyLights 16 Controller - 3 Year Hardware Warranty [Add $39.99] 
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  - Warranty period cannot be adjusted after purchase
  - Ready2Run Packages: Warranty applies only to controller, standard warranty applies to all other items in package
 - Controller hardware is identical for all warranty levels
To Transmit FM Audio Broadcast

FM Audio Broadcast Transmitter + Audio Line Level Output Board [Add $89.98]
  - For use with EasyLights and HinksPix Pro CPU / Controllers Only
  - For stand-alone sequence playback using EasyLights.com Sequences or uploaded sequences played from controller. Only one per display required.
  - (Certified for use in USA, Not legal in Canada, Other countries should check local restrictions)

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Product Features

Technical Details of EasyLights Controller
  • General
    • Six total 32 Bit ARM processors / FPGA equivalent
    • Built in real-time clock and backup capacitor
      • Clock is used to schedule shows when internet connection is unavailable allowing true, stand-alone operation
      • Clock will maintain time for up to 45 days without power
      • Clock is updated based on time zone every time controller is powered up and connected to the internet
    • Ability to play standalone sequences, with audio file directly from controller without any additional hardware. Supported native formats:
      • xLights Format
    • Ability to accept data from an external E1.31 data source
    • Ability to accept data from an external ArtNet data source
    • Ability to accept data from an external DDP data source
    • Works with all holiday sequencing applications and most other popular DJ, lighting consoles and light deck software
    • Automatic background download and installation of firmware updates (user configurable)
    • Integrated FM and Audio board interface (optional)
  • Human Interfaces
    • Back-lit OLED Screen with 4 line by 16 character resolution
    • Five high-hat navigation buttons have wide .5 inch spacing allow easy control even with gloves on without risk of pressing the wrong button
      • Two additional MFG and RESET buttons are used for situation specific functions
    • Board mounted LEDs
      • Power (lower) board
        • Blue = Power On
        • Four Red & Green (next to buttons)
          • Each LED indicates a grouping of outputs 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16
          • During Startup = Flash at startup (normal operation of CPUs, awaiting configuration data)
          • After Startup = Off (no pixel data)
          • After Startup = Flashing - Speed varies based on amount of data (data present)
      • CPU (upper) board
        • Blue = Power On
        • Red = Board failure, controller not running, see line one of display for error code and contact technical support
        • Green / Yellow
          • Green = Bank 1 / Outputs 1-8
          • Yellow = Bank 2 / Outputs 9-16
          • Flashing - Speed varies based on amount of data (data present)
        • Orange
          • Off = WiFi is not configured
          • Flashing = Operational WiFi connection with full connectivity to internet
        • Amber
          • E1.31 / ArtNet Mode
            • Flashing = Data being received and processed
            • Off = No E1.31 / ArtNet / DDP data present / being sent to controller
          • Stand Alone Mode
            • Flashing = Sequence is being played
            • Off = No sequence is being played
      • FM / Audio board
        • Blue = Power On
  • Network Interfaces
    • Wi-Fi
      • Cannot be used for direct feeds of E1.31 or ArtNet data due to wireless latency
      • Supported network types: 802.11 b/g/n
      • FCC Certified: 2AC7Z-ESPWROOM02
    • Ethernet Ports
      • 10/100 Network speeds
      • Two port, built-in network switch
      • Allows "daisy chaining" of controllers for easier wiring
      • Each port contains status indicators
        • Orange = Link Ok / Active / Network Present
        • Green = Ethernet data being sent / received when flashing
      • Supports input for E1.31 (unicast and multicast) and ArtNet (coming in early 2018)
  • Storage
    • MicroSD Card Slot
      • Storage up to 32 Gb of sequence data for stand-alone operation
      • Not required for use with external E1.31 or ArtNet data sources
  • Physical
    • Dimensions:
      • 7.9 Inches Wide (mm)
      • 6.6 Inches Deep (mm)
    • Weight:
      • xx Pounds / Grams
  • Pixel Control and Output
    • Output Ports
      • 16 SPI Output ports each with positive, negative, data and clock
      • 680 Pixels per SPI output port
      • Plug-able euro style plugs with additional spacing between outputs on bank 1-8 and 9-16 rows. This allows plenty of space vertically to remove plugs from board with fingers without pulling on cables.
      • Each SPI port is marked with output # and V+ / Data / Clock and GND for easier installation
      • Plug-able resistor banks for each output (default resistance 100 ohms) allows for fine tuning with specific pixels and wiring combinations
      • Replaceable output chips and one additional spare output chip mounted to board for emergency replacement (marked on board with text "SPARE Output Chip". Output chip direction marked on board for clear installation of replacement chips.
    • Output Rate
      • 65 Total Universes (64 on SPI outputs / 1 on RS485 output) / 10,880 pixels / 33,280 DMX channels at 40 frames per second or 25 milliseconds
    • SPI Pixel Protocols Supported
      • Supports different protocols on each port (excluding TLS3001, see below) simultaneously
      • 6803
      • 2811 / 2812* / 2813* / INK1003
      • 2801
      • APA102
      • TLS3001 - Pixels must be grouped in fours (1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16)
      • Contact us if you need a protocol added
    • Per String Functions
      • Starting DMX channel number
      • Number of pixels in string or segment (see below)
      • String type / protocol (each string can have a unique pixel protocol - excluding TLS3001)
      • Group count - Allows a single output to act like a "dumb" string so that only three DMX channels will control the entire string color as one
      • Direction - Allows starting DMX addressing at start or end of string
      • RGB color order - Allows mapping of pixels that are not RGB color order so that sequencing software can output data as RGB order but to pixels in other orders (RGB, GBR, etc)
      • Null / Ghost pixels - Allows the use of pixels for data repeating functions only. If one null pixel is used, the first "addressed" pixel will be the 2nd in the line.
      • Zig Zag - Allows addressing changes when building matrix or other elements that have a "back and forth" physical pixel order
      • Brightness - Allows 100% (default) to 10% range of brightness adjustment. This is useful for reducing output on strings that may be too bright but without adjusting sequencing.
      • Gama Profiles - Allows fine grained control over output so that different pixel types can be match or so that colors can be adjusted without adjusting sequencing
      • Segmented Strings - Each output can be divided in 9 sections of "virtual / sub strings"
  • RS485 / DMX 1990 / E1.11 Ouput
    • One port / 512 DMX Channels / 1 universe
    • One port can be used at a time
      • Europlug Interface: Four pins (interchangeable with SPI output plugs) for XLR and CAT5 screw down connections (PCB is also marked with wiring diagram)
        • Wiring order:
          • PIN 1: Ground (not required in some installations)
          • PIN 2: D+
          • PIN 3: D-
          • PIN 4: Ground (not required in some installations)
      • CAT5 Plug Interface
        • Wiring order:
          • PIN 1: D+
          • PIN 2: D-
          • PIN 7: Ground (not required in some installations)
          • PIN 8: Ground (not required in some installations)
  • Power Related
    • Power Input
      • Input power: 4.6 volts to 13.5 volts (controller driven from power on bank 1 - outputs 1-8). No switching of jumpers for input power is necessary.
      • Uses high current spade style power connectors. Spade connectors are much less likely to pull from board, less resistant to arcing and have lower resistance and heat build-up than typical euro style connectors. Connector located at center of board to reduce possibility of bending or damage to PCB.
      • Power inputs for both banks are located together and on the same side as a typical installation using 350w power supply resulting in cleaner installs using less wire and thus, less resistance and power loss
      • 14 AWG wire recommended, up to 10 AWG wire can be used for input power without spade terminal
      • Reverse polarity power input protection - prevents damage to the controller even when power wires are incorrectly connected to power inputs
    • Power Limits
      • Power per SPI output port
        • 5 Amps
        • Replaceable standard automotive mini-fuse
        • Red indicator LED for each output, lights only when fuse is blown allowing easy identification of blow fuses or unconnected power
        • Customer configurable text message or email notification of blown fuse, down to which specific fuse is blown
        • Fuses and blow fuse indicator LEDs are located well above output connectors making replacement of fuses and location of blow fuses via the LED easier than controllers that have wires covering fuses and indicator lights
      • Power per bank (two banks per controller)
        • 32 Amps / 64 Amps per Controller
        • Current Monitoring
          • Each bank has current monitoring sensors accurate to .25 amps
          • Notification of over-current via text message or email
          • To prevent possible controller damage due to excessive quantities of connected lights, when current draw is above 32 amps per bank, the controller will reduce output in steps of 10% until the over-current situation is resolved.
      • Power board is four layers with two ounces of copper for low resistance transfer of even the highest current loads and low resistance
  • FM Transmitter and Audio Board Features
    • FM Transmitter
      • FCC Certified - 2ANC4HCELFM
      • FM Range - 88.1 to 107.7
      • Built-in Antenna
      • Controller can "scan" for most likely open FM frequencies to make finding an empty frequency as easy as possible
      • Mounts directly to door of HC-2500 Enclosure for clean installation
      • Powered directly from EasyLights controller
      • Ribbon cable included - 12 Inches
    • Audio Board
      • On-board 700mw audio amplifier and built-in speaker (2 to 3 foot distance) to allow you to perform testing and verification of audio output without using a radio receiver
      • Stereo Audio Line Out (1v P-P) for external amplifiers or amplified speakers

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 2.5 of 5 2.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Great budget buy - know what you are getting March 31, 2020
Reviewer: Dom from MD  
Overall, an excellent buy. If  familiar with the Hinks line, this will be easy to configure. They have reformatted it to act like a HinksPix PRO, which has onboard SD card standalone mode. First thing, I recommend plugging into the back of your router to acquire firmware updates and convert the board away from easylights. With easylights defunct, this will turn it into a standalone board capable of working off an SD card or receiving E131 data.

I run this board in E131 mode from another Hinkspix PRO. The downside - it is not nearly as good as the newer, FLEX system. Expandability options are none. If you were to use this as a primary display you are forced to buy in to the FM tuner add on. The newer FLEX system, has an audio jack embedded in the board, which is useful if you already have an FM tuner.

Overall, this is  an amazing price for an add-on if you don't need the full power that a newer model gives you.

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1 of 5 Easy Lights December 28, 2019
Reviewer: Stephen Kleva  
I have had the same issue.  I bought two controllers, they worked fine last year and this year the board updated itself and did not work.  I need someone to help me fix the thousand of dollars I wasted on this product.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
1 of 5 EASYLIGHTS IS FRAUD!!! December 10, 2019
Reviewer: Preston Lee from Phoenix, Arizona  
EasyLights appears to have been a fly-by-night operation. I spent about $1,000 on my setup, and they do not reply to any phone calls or emails. The EasyLights website will STILL take your money for paid sequences but does NOT work correctly, and sometimes not at all. They will also not respond to verify you ownership of audio tracks. DO NOT BUY ANY EASYLIGHTS PRODUCT! Lee Lindquist used to run this but is completely MIA. He or the current operator is likely going to get sued by me and many others for continuing to run a fraudulent website. HolidayCoro should at least be disclosing this huge problem to buyers so no one else gets scammed.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Good Controller BAD AD ONS November 24, 2019
Reviewer: Greg Hebert from Houston, TX United States  
This is a great pixel controller ONLY. Nothing else works correctly on this controller. Not the integrated PI, or the transmitter or the integrated networking switch. Also not near as user friendly as the alpha pix. If I could sell this one back I would. Stick with the Alpha pix it's worth the extra $50 I PROMISE!!

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