New Gardasoft RT Series lighting controllers, which are available in Europe form Stemmer Imaging, use SafePower, a new technology that adjusts the output voltage to the lighting system separately from the input voltage.
A key advantage of this technology is the ability to use an existing or standard power supply without needing to take special consideration of the voltage requirements of the LED and controller combination. Allowing the use of a 24V master PSU in a cabinet reduces deployment and upfront costs dramatically. Furthermore, this technology provides a reduction in the power dissipated within the controller and any heat generated, thereby making cabinet design easier and simpler. This technology is in addition to the excellent illumination/automation control provided by the Gardasoft range.
The first products to be based on SafePower technology are the two-channel, 20A, RT200-20 (with an LCD display) and the RT220-20 (with an Ethernet interface and no LCD display). Variants that offer exposure time of less than 20us - namely the RT200F-20 (with an LCD display) and the RT220F-20 (with an Ethernet interface and no LCD display) - are also available.
In addition, the RT260-20 (with an RS232 interface and no LCD display) and the RT260F-20 for exposure times of less than 20us are also available as upgrades to the LFC612 and LFC612F models. These two-channel models also operate at up to 20A.