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DISCONTINUED: AlphaPix™ 16 V1 - E1.31 & ArtNet to SPI Pixel Controller w/LCD Display - 16 SPI + 3 RS485 Outputs

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Our Price: $174.99

Product Code: 721

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NOTE: This controller has been replaced with the new V3 controller:

Video Overview
Setting up the AlphaPix 4/16 in LOR S3
Hooking up the AlphaPix 4/16
Configuring Network Setup for the AlphaPix 4/16
Product Features
All AlphaPix configuration, setup and troubleshooting information can be found on our AlphaPix Support Page.

  • General Information
    • The AlphaPix 16 is designed for high density pixel based projects such as pixel matrix panels, pixel MegaTrees and house outlines.
    • The built-in, backlit LCD panel allows for easy configuration of most settings (pixel type, channels, IP address settings, etc) and to monitor the units settings. Additionally, it is possible to trigger the built-in test sequences right from the LCD interface. Features five push buttons for control of the LCD functions.
    • Three additional LED status lights for monitoring controller state
    • Very low cost
  • Controller Basics
    • 32-Bit CPU
    • Dimensions - Width: 4.72" inches x Length: 7.87" inches
    • Four Mounting Holes - 1/8" Holes
    • Waterproof Enclosures and Mounting Kits Available
  • Data Input
    • E1.31 / sCAN (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 32 DMX Universes
    • ArtNet (over TCP/IP over Ethernet)
      • Unicast: 32 DMX Universes
  • Hardware Data Outputs
    • 16 SPI (pixel) Outputs
      • Overall - Maximum of 5,440 Pixels or 32 Universes / 16,384 DMX Channels
      • Per Output - Up to 340 pixels / 2 DMX universes (exclusive of power, see chart below)
      • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
      • Each output is clearly marked on both sides of the connector with the output number so it is always easy to find the output.
      • Each output is marked with + / - / Data / Clock order to make assembly easier and error free
    • RS485 Outputs
      • Overall - Maximum of 1,536 DMX Channels
      • Three individual RS485 ports - one DMX universe per port
      • RS485 ports do not "use up" SPI outputs / not shared with SPI outputs
      • Each output features euro style plugs for easy assembly and removal
      • See our Knowledge Base for information on wiring and connecting with LOR controllers
  • Power Input
    • 48 Amps Maximum (24 Amps per bank / two individual bank inputs)
      • Wattage per controller
        • 5 Volts: 240 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 576 Watts
    • Voltage Range: 5 to 24v DC (single voltage per controller)
    • Up to 10 AWG wire (we recommend a minimum of 14 AWG for power inputs - see our website)
    • Controller is powered by power input on bank 1 - no separate power connection is required
    • Polarity reversal input protection
  • Power Output
    • 3 Amps Maximum (fused blade) per output
      • Wattage per output
        • 5 Volts: 15 Watts
        • 12 Volts: 36 Watts
    • See the chart below for recommended maximum pixel counts per output and per controller
  • Software Data Output
    • Number of different protocols supported simultaneously - One
    • Supported pixel protocols:
      • WS2811 / WS2812 / TM1804 / TM1803 / TM1812 / SM16715 (All HolidayCoro Pixels are WS2811)
      • WS2801 / WS2803
      • TLS3001 / TLS3002 / CY3005
      • LPD6803 / D705 / LPD1101 / USC6909 / UCS6912
      • Does not support "GECE"
  • Software Features
    • Firmware setting adjustments - Most settings via LCD interface, all settings via standard web browser on any device (Mac, Windows, Linux, Tablets, Phones, etc).
    • Firmware updates - PC, Mac or Linux platforms (web browser)
    • Null/Ghost pixels (start of string)
    • Reverse DMX addressing (start at end of string)
    • Zig-Zag / Matrix Addressing
    • Color Order (RGB, BGR,GRB, etc) - adjustable per controller
    • Test / Sample Pattern outputs (RGB) - 22 Variations / Select via LCD+Buttons
  • Warranty
    • Manufacturer Defects - 36 Months
    • Firmware - Free updates for life of unit
    • Warranty excludes any end-user induced or environmental damage (moisture, shorts, incorrect setup and other)
  • Support
    • Hardware Setup - Free. HolidayCoro will ensure that the controller is operational and can output data to supported pixels. Does not include any networking, IP Addressing, sequencing application setup or assistance.
    • Sequencing Application / PC Settings / Networking - Optional End-to-End Setup Assurance (see above when purchasing controller). This option is discounted when purchased at the same time as the controller.
    • For full details on setup and configuration, see the AlphaPix Support Page.
  • Physical
    • Operating Temperatures - Negative 4f (-20c) to 158f (+70) / LCD runs down to -4f
  • County of Origin / Assembly
    • China (from globally source components)
This controller is able to directly run, without and with power injection the following combinations of pixel lights:

Without Power Injection
(100% Full White Output / May require one power supply per bank)
With Power Injection
(@ 100% Full White Output)
Per Output
Per Controller
Maximum Per Output Maximum Per Controller
30LED/10IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters
(with pre-attached waterproof connection
1 16 6 108
30LED/30IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 1 16 2 36
48LED/16IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 4 69
60LED/20IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 3 55
60LED/60IC Pixel Strip - 5 Meters 0 0 1 18
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 5v 42 Nodes

672 Nodes

320 Nodes 5,540 Nodes
8mm/12mm Pixel Node ( bullet or flat/square) - 12v 66 Nodes

1,056 Nodes

320 Nodes 5,540 Nodes
Rectangle or Square Pixel Modules - 12v 48 Modules
768 Modules 320 Modules 5,540 Modules
Brilliant Bulb (single bulb) 75
320 Bulbs 5,540 Bulbs

NOTES: The above maximum recommendations can vary based on a variety of factors including - voltage, wire gauge, distance between pixels, temperature, color of light output, customer expectations of color rendering and other factors.

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Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Five Stars November 24, 2015
Reviewer: Santa's Little Helper from North Pole  
The Pixel Controller a Excellent product, fantastic value and easy set-up. The controller shipped very fast.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Best pix controller on the market October 27, 2015
Reviewer: Bryan Marr from Ardmore, OK United States  
Test functions awesome!  Awesome quality

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AlphaPix16 Controller October 20, 2015
Reviewer: Steven Stern from Newport News, VA United States  
The controller works great and was easy to configure however experienced problems with the updated firmware (V1.3) in being able to logon and configure settings after setting password but could be a bug on my end, still waiting diagnostics.  The LCD makes configuring it easy and has 24 built-in test patterns.  Only improvement would be for it to display temperature and power ratings.
---- HolidayCoro Response ----
The cause of the password login not working are result of AVG Anti-virus blocking the login.  Displaying and controlling the controller with temperature is now included with our "V2" version of the controller.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Good with one fatal flaw October 8, 2015
Reviewer: William Mills from Salem, VA United States  
First, this board does it's job and fulfills all of it's specs. When compared to other controllers in it's class this one is a little light, only handling 3 Amps per physical port.

In my opinion the biggest drawback to this board is the color output order. You have to select one for the entire board. So if you use bulbs and strips (from Holiday Coro) you won't be able to control both with this controller.

Well, it is possible, but you would have to alter the colors for the entire sequence for either the bulbs or the strips. I thought about writing a small program to do this for me, but I chose to spend my time elsewhere.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Easy Setup October 4, 2015
Reviewer: David Dennis from McKinney Texas  
Very well written firmware makes this easy to setup on your network.   The LCD display makes this a breeze to confirm you made the correct changes in the WEB interface.    I literally was able to ping it within 1 minute of connecting.

I will post more as I get further into the setup process.

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