New member of the HATHOR family the Rack PC Unit has been designed to be used either as backup with a LIBERTY or a FREEDOM, or as a stand-alone playback unit, in an architectural or themed spaces, context. This new compact 4U 19” housing solution can be easily integrated in control rooms and technical rooms.

Simply connect the RPU on your network, start your desk as “Master Ltd”, then start your RPU as “Backup Ltd”. The RPU will be 100% synchronised with the “Master” desk, following each step. Synchronised but not “active”, this safety system avoids wrong uses. Anyway, when the “Master” fails, the RPU becomes “Master” and can be operated by using the keyboard and the mouse, an external Touch Screen, an X-Keys device or the 24 Subfader extension.

The heart of the unit is driven by a dual core processor suporting multiple graphical screens and running under the newest embedded version of Windows OS. This design offers unrivalled performance and reliability, as well as the flexibility to incorporate the software drivers for the latest peripheral devices. The operator may freely configure the screen layout and tailor the user interface to his personal needs and preferences.

The Rack PC Unit is available in six basic configurations controlling channel numbering from 120 to 2048 multi-parameter lighting instruments and can address up to 32 universes via suitable networks. The synchronised passive backup feature is integrated in the system.


Theatre, TV Studios, architectural / museums, touring and rental, houses of worship, exhibitions, industrial event shows, cruise ships.

1024 DMX outputs on 2 physical XLR5F connectors
32 adressable (DMX) universes; up to 16384 parameters via  ETHERNET.

Control Channels
120/240/360/512/1024/2048 multi-parameter lighting instruments, LED fixtures, Moving Lights, Video Servers, Smoke Machines etc… (Retrofit upgrade of channel count possible by optional upgrade kits).

–  2000 groups
–  15000 presets (cues)
–  1000 looks
–  24 playbacks
– 1000 sequences (cue lists)
– Individual special timed transitions for each parameter
–  1000 chasers
–  1000 effect templates
– 100 dimmer curves
–  1000 gel strings
– 16000 palettes (2000 palettes/attribute group)
– 7 attribute groups
–  100 instruments layouts
–  192 virtual submasters (assignable in banks to physical faders)
– 1000 submasters pages
–  Virtuality unlimited screen’s user layouts (stored to hard drive of control desk)
–  100 panels
Graphical User interface with 2D views (Channel’s layouts) which let the operator working directly on the light plot, with selection options (full mouse support, with extensive and intuitive use of drag’n drop and local menus).
Track Window allows editing of cues via Editor for Instrument parameters and intensities. Times and values can be edited, by numeric entry or by using dropdown menus. Tracking of all referenced objects such as Presets, Palettes, Groups, color frames and recorded Fader play-backs over the whole show.
Instrument Window :
Channels as Instruments, combining one or several types of devices such as dimmers, color changers, yokes and moving lights into one single Instrument.
Graphical device and dimmer patch with user definable curves.
Channel and Dimmer Live Test.
Cues organization by Free Sequence using Presets as reference, or Cue List.
Drag’n drop facilities to copy/paste or move steps (cues) in the sequence.
Objects such as Channels, Palettes, and Presets can be dragged and dropped from one place to another, generating very intuitive pop-up menus.
Objects such as Channels, Palettes and Presets can be selected and activated directly by finger tap.
Each step (cue) can be edited Live or Blind, channel by channel and parameter by parameter for values and crossfade times.
Attribute recordings as independent objects in the sequence.
7 basic Palette Attribute’s Groups as : Focus, Color, Beam, Pattern, Extra, All, Dynamics.
Reference Palettes and No reference Palettes.
Recording possibilities : Direct or Drag’n drop / Filters.
Palettes fully editable.
Tracking mode for fixture’s parameters with history background, editing and clean-up functions.
Extensive Factory Template Library as well as user definable templates with 16 bit resolution for any parameter and intensities.
Complete Template builder included, with direct access and live template modifications and check.
Copy Attributes command to copy parameter’s data from one luminaire to others of the same type.
Fetch Position command to copy parameter’s data from one cue in the list to stage for a selection of devices.
Fetch command to copy intensity’s data from one cue in the list to stage for a selection of channels.
Replace Fixture function to exchange one device for another one of different type.
Play (show) browser allowing offline browsing and editing of shows not currently loaded.
Devices Tools:
Color Picker / Gobo Picker.
Parameter entries in % or in degrees.
Pan invert /Tilt invert functions on input (without any consequences on show’s data).
Attributes are executed as “Move while Dark” as default by preference.

2 DMX512 XLR 5 pins female.
1 D-Sub connector – 8 external lines for remote triggering.
2 USB located on front panel.
2 Video outputs:
– analog video output : 1 SVGA connector
– digital video output : 1 DVI-D connector or 1 HDMI connector
1 AUDIO In XLR 3 pins female.
1 PS2.
1 S.A.T.A. port.

Dimensions: 427 × 560 × 175 mm
Weight Console: 18 kg
Operating temperature range: from + 5 °C to + 35 °C.
Humidity: relative humidity not more than 95% noncondensing.

Power supply cable: CEE22 connector.
Power supply: 50/60 Hz, 100 – 240 V, 7 A – 3.5 A.