Hi All, Advatek is pleased to announce the new PixLite 16 Long Range Controller! Background: Feedback from our customers over the last couple of years has indicated a few common issues with conventional pixel controllers and the existing PixLite 16 controllers that we aim to solve using this new controller. 1. Placing pixels at even modest distances from the controller can cause many problems to occur. These problems arise from the way the signal is sent to the pixels, it's not designed to travel far. Often null pixels are added to try and overcome these issues but they are cumbersome. Other problems with noise and crosstalk between cables can create many difficulties with flickering and are not easily overcome. 2. Due to the fact it's hard to run far between the controller and pixels, it's often difficult to make use of the full 340 pixels per output that the PixLite has to offer, reducing the value for money you would otherwise see with something like a matrix element. The PixLite 16 can control 340 pixels per output for a total of 5,440 pixels per controller, but many display elements don't use this many pixels all in the one location. As pixel controllers grow in output capability it's clear that this isn't going to be particularly useful unless we can easily control pixels that are spread out in a display. 3. With high power systems such as strip lighting, often the total power is too much to run through the controller and needs to have external fusing and power distribution. With the PixLite Long Range system each receiver can control 2 x 7.5A loads directly. Features: The PixLite 16 Long Range Controller is designed to overcome distance problems and help you make the most of the output capability of the controller. The Long Range system sends differential pixel signals directly out of the controller which can be transmitted easily using any standard network cable at distances of 300m+. The signal is decoded at the other end using small receiver boards which convert the signal back to the normal pixel signals that your string or strips understand. The controller can operate in 2 modes: Mode 1: Normal - Each receiver drives 2 pixel outputs of any supported pixel type. The controller uses all 8 output jacks. Mode 2: Condensed - Each receiver drives 4 pixel outputs of any DATA ONLY pixel type. I.E. If the pixels only have a data line and no clock (like the WS2811 protocol), the receivers can drive 4 sets of pixels at the same time. The controller uses only the first 4 output jacks to send all 16 output channels. All other operating specifications are the same as the current PixLite 16 controllers. The PixLite 16 Long Range still has 16 outputs and can drive 340 pixels per output. Price and Ordering: While solutions already exist to do what the PixLite Long Range does, they are expensive. The aim of the PixLite Long Range is to make this much more affordable. The controllers are the same price as the PixLite 16, currently at $199.95 and the fully assembled receiver are $8.95 each. *Presale on these controllers has just opened with a 10% discount on both the control board and receivers* **To keep things as cheap as possible for the real enthusiasts, receiver board PCBs will be sold for just $1 each without parts ( in panels of 8 ). You can load them with connectors or solder wires directly in to save cost, loading the 5v regulator parts is optional as well if you already are using 5v lights.** Presale on these controllers can be found on our shop: http://www.advateklights.com/shop/ Shipping within the USA or Australia is local and free like the other PixLite controllers.