Lighting Control Engine 3 fx

Live video capture server for medium to large projects

Designed for the durable and reliable control of large and ambitious projects, the Lighting Control Engine 3 is a high-performance server with two pre-installed e:cue software applications – the Lighting Application Suit (LAS) and e:cue SYMPHOLIGHT.

Compared to the regular LCE3 version, the LCE3FX is additional equipped to process external video signals and output/distribute through fixtures. The FX version is provided with a capture card and a specific Emotion FX license. SYMPHOLIGHT (min v5.2) enables to orchestrate external video signals as well as arbitrary media formats on a timeline and the pixel accurate output of these.

Equipped with 2 redundant RAID SSD which ensure an uninterrupted operation, the LCE3FX operates as ultra-reliable central control unit and versatile control server. It manages and coordinates all devices and fixtures within one project.

In addition to the high-quality industry components with ensure a durably reliable function, the LCE3 comes with six digital dry contacts and two 250 V relay outputs. The LCE3 is the superlative solution for ambitious and permanently ongoing projects. Sequences and light scenes can be individual customized trough the integrated webserver, available via mobile devices or a web browser.

The valuable, easy to read front display shows system and software reports which can be generated to any desire in SYMPHOLIGHT. This enables, for example, to display temperatures or problems in the overall system. A keypad allows direct system control. Compared to the predecessor the housing height was downsized to 3HE (133 mm). This saves precious space in the control cabinet.

IC: AM368100135
EAN: 4055462288783

Key features

  • Video Capture Card
  • Emotion FX license for Lighting Application Suit (LAS)
  • Extended Sympholight API for the exchange of media elements (content management)
  • Equipped with e:cue SYMPHOLIGHT and e:cue Lighting Application Suite licences (LAS)
  • High quality industrial components for reliable and uninterrupted 24/7 operation
  • 2x SSD storages on RAID 1-operation for increased reliability
  • Integrated isolated dry contact inputs (6x) and relay outputs (2x)
  • Easily and space-saving mountable on 19'' rack drawers (3HE)
  • LC front Ddisplay and keypad for status reports
  • Windows 10 licence with long-term supply of security updates

Technical Specifications

Dimensions (W x H x D) 483 x 133 x 405 mm / 19.02 x 5.24 x 15.04 in (incl. mounting brackets)
Weight 12.3 kg / 27.12 lb (incl.mounting brackets)
Power supply 100 ... 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption110 W typically (incl. optional video capture card), efficiency up to 92.5%
Operating temperature0 ... 35 °C / 32 ... 95 °F
Storage temperature-10 ... 70 °C / 14 ... 158 °F
Operating/storage hum.0 … 80% RH, non-condensing
Protection ClassIP20
Housing materialSteel, front powder-coated
Mountingin 19-inch rack systems with rails
CertificationCE, ETL, FCC, UKCA
USB2 x USB 3.0 (front)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (rear)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (rear)
4 x USB 2.0 (rear)
Digital dry contacts6 x inputs, Vin = 5 .... 24 V DC
1 kV galvanically isolated
off: Vin < 1 V DC, on: Vin > 4 V DC
Input current Iin (typical):
Vin = 5 V / Iin = 0.8 mA
Vin = 12 V / Iin = 2.3 mA
Vin = 24 V / Iin = 4.8 mA
12 V DC output, max. 70 mA, overload protected
Relay outputs2 x SPDT
Nominal voltage: 250 V AC
Continuous current: 12 A (CE, CSA), 10 A (UL, provided plug’s limitation)
Inrush current: 50 A (max. 20 ms)
Isolation between open contacts (1 kV)
User interfacesLC display
Ethernet port2 x e:net 10/100/1000 Mbps, RJ45
Serial interfaces1 x RS-232 Sub-D
Keyboard / mouse2 x PS/2
Graphics1 x DVI-D
2 x DisplayPort
4 x mini DisplayPort
Video inputDVI Input Capture
1920 x 1080 @ ~80 fps
max. 2048 x 2160 pxl or max.144 fps
Audio1 x microphone
1 x audio/line output
1 x audio/line input
Data storage2 x removable SSD HDD (RAID 1 config)
Media drivesCD/DVD via USB port