Colorlight 5A-75B v8 Panel Controller
The Colorlight Card is a board specifically designed to run panels. Unlike FPP using a Beaglebone Black with an Octoscrolla or a Raspberry Pi with a Pi hat, the Colorlight Card has dedicated, purpose-built hardware to manage many different panel configurations. To get data to the Colorlight Card, you can utilize a dedicated sending interface or FPP . Either way, any connection being made to the Colorlight Card must be Gigabit. The Raspberry Pi 3 B+ or the Raspberry Pi 4B is a great way to get your panel data directly to the Colorlight card without having switching hardware in-between.
The Colorlight Card needs to be configured to work correctly. Please visit the following page to download the latest version of the LEDVISION software. As of 8/21/2021, the current recommended version is listed as 8.0. https://www.lednets.com/Products/Software/37_31.html
For help building out a panel, please take a look our Matrix Buildout Configurator and Calculator. It will create a plug and play solution for building a panel to your specifications.
If you need to configure the Colorlight card, written instructions can be found in these two locations on the Learn page:
Note: Two power inputs are provided. You only need to supply power to one input.
Below is a great video that explains some of the different ways in which you can run Panels. The second half of the video focuses directly on Colorlight Cards and their configuration. NOTE: The configuration steps in this video are outdated. Both FPP and LEDVision have been through multiple versions since this video. A direct link to the video can be found here: http://videos.xlights.org/xessentials-e26-p5-p10-panels-and-the-colorlight-board_f8084fcc8.html