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At the heart of ZerOS


iOS, Android & Windows

ZerOS is based upon a Linux operating system and features a window based navigation system which will be familiar to any computer user. Simple controls allow the customization of the monitor displays, including resizable windows, user selectable colour schemes and advanced visual displays such as Colour Pickers.

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Previous versions of ZerOS


Phantom ZerOS is an offline editor for the ZerOS consoles and provides full desk functionality from a standard Windows PC. Show files can be loaded from USB, manipulated using the standard desk controls and then re-saved as required. With the purchase of an unlock dongle, Phantom ZerOS can also be unlocked as a tracking backup solution to the main desk.

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Included with ZerOS is the latest Zero 88 fixture library, which features over 5450 fixture types from 271 manufacturers. This comprehensive library includes details about colours on fixed wheels, gobo images and position information enabling ZerOS consoles to present a unified set of controls, regardless of the fixture being controlled.

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Free on iOS and Android phones and tablets, along with Windows laptops. "ZerOS Remote" enables wireless control of your rig, allowing you to manipulate, control and playback your shows. "ZerOS Monitor" emulates a wireless additional external touchscreen monitor.

Z Remote: iOS / Android

Z Monitor: iOS / Android

ZerOS Monitor for Windows

ZerOS key features:

  • Select fixtures via individual channels or groups
  • Adjust individual parameters manually via wheels
  • Quickly select parameter palettes including Colour, Beam, Position and Effects
  • Pan/Tilt control via fullscreen X/Y grid
  • Colour Picker and RGB/CMY/HSV faders
  • Select gobos via on screen image picker
  • Record and edit cues and submasters, including fade times and delays
  • RDM ready for patching, configuring and monitoring compatible devices
  • Remote available for iOS and Android devices
  • Tracking Backup function from other ZerOS consoles or Phantom ZerOS, offline editor

Supported hardware


✔ ORB XF          
✔ Solution Series          
✔ FLX          
✔ FLX S24 & S48          


✔ SCD Server Pro          

Legacy products

✔ ORB          
✔ SCD Server          
✔ FROG 2
✔ Leap Frog 48 & 96          


Quick & simple


Colour picking


Filter lookup



We give you more time to do what you do best – be creative. Tools such as Patch Wizard and Auto Palettes do all the prep work, getting you ready to operate quicker than ever before.

Ideal for conventionals, moving lights, colour changing, fixtures and specials.


Quickly and accurately create the colour you want using the built in touch screen color picker and record it straight onto colour palettes to recall later. Speed up operation further by selecting a colour from any image you wish - such as that stunning sunset you’re trying to recreate, or a company logo to get your corporate identity just right!


Filter lookups from Lee, Rosco and Apollo help you recreate a colour filter, and “Mood Boards by LEE Filters” group these into common emotions such as ‘Anger’, ‘Royalty’ and ‘Love’ so you can jump straight to a selection of colours chosen to work really well together, to spark ideas and to nudge you in the right direction when creating your design.


Playbacks can store full cue stacks and chases with individual GO button playback, or act as a simple submaster with a single lighting state.

Programming time is reduced with a simple three-step programming method - what you want, how you want it, where you want it.


Auto save






Award Winning

ZerOS continuously saves your show onto internal Non-Volatile RAM, meaning you’ll never lose any data in the event of a power outage.

For additional security, ZerOS can be connected to an SCD Server Pro (sold separately) or Phantom ZerOS (unlock dongle required, sold separately) to provide a full tracking backup that will automatically take over if your console goes offline.


ZerOS can be built into a scalable and powerful system when combined with a range of accessories and networking equipment. ZerOS includes support for:

 ✔ Art-Net 4
 ✔ streaming ACN (E1.31)
 ✔ Tracking backup
 ✔ Media servers
 ✔ Visualisation

Networking guide...


Visualisation packages allow you to preview your lighting through a 3D emulator when you don’t have access to the venue. Most accept Art-Net or sACN directly, but ZerOS also includes specific support for the following packages:

 ✔ Capture
 ✔ Light Converse

Capture demo pack...


Running ZerOS, Zero 88's FLX console won a PLASA Award for Innovation for the patented colour control features built into ZerOS. The judges comments were:

"a revolutionary approach to colour and movement for the tablet generation as being part of a well thought out-desk package"


Touch support


Show control


Universe Upgrade


Beta testing

External touchscreen monitors (including Multi-Touch)can be added via USB to allow for instant hands on selection of palletes, groups and settings to speed up operation.

Alternatively, iPads, Android tablets or Windows laptops can be used as a wireless monitor using our free apps.

Supported touchscreens...


ZerOS can sit in the middle of a show control setup, triggered by a central computer to ensure your show is perfectly in sync, time after time.

 ✔ MIDI (Notes, Show Control
    and Timecode)
 ✔ SMPTE Timecode (LTC)
 ✔ Real time clock (RTC)
 ✔ Contact closure
 ✔ DMX In


Some ZerOS consoles can be upgraded in individual universe increments using a fully-online upgrade system, ensuring your console is fully future-proofed.


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ZerOS is developed upon customer requests, comments and feedback, mostly through the ZerOS Forum.

There are also opportunities to join the ZerOS Beta Test group, allowing you to preview (and provide feedback on) the latest unreleased ZerOS features. To join this group, please email

Available features are dependant on the console that's running ZerOS. Not all consoles include all features.