iX Controller Mark III

Ultimate in Speed and Control


Capturing aerial data today demands fast computers optimized to work with aerial cameras and capture software. With all of the components working together, you are able to capture, monitor and store images, and to change camera settings as conditions change. Phase One introduced the iX Controller as the perfect companion for the iX Capture application or SDK-based application and Phase One aerial cameras. Designed to provide the ultimate in speed, and with the ability to control multiple Phase One aerial cameras, the iX Controller is a rugged fanless PC based on the Intel® Core™ i7 Processor.


The iX Controller Mark III was created with high end components to provide the perfect environment for running Phase One iX Capture or SDK-based applications. It is built as a workhorse, with a small footprint and easily integrated into any aircraft. The iX Controller acts as a central hub of your aerial camera system.
  • Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
  • Fanless cooling
  • Rugged construction
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Power and drive multiple cameras
  • Pre-installed with iX Capture and Capture One DB
  • Two removable solid state drives (SSD) with optional RAID system for data mirroring
  • Unlimited storage with multiple SSD drives (max. capacity per SSD pair — 28,500 images)

Multiple Display Configuration

The iX Controller Mark III can be configured to connect to a display via HDMI and DP cables or via wireless and network. Use a touch display to control the cameras with a touch of a button.

Solid State Drives

The iX Controller Mark III employs two removable SSD drives, which have especially high write speeds to ensure you capture and record every image quickly and reliably.
When the mission is over, the compact and light SSD drives are easily removed from the iX Controller and sent for processing


CPU 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
(8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Operating system Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
Memory 8 GB DDR-3 RAM
Mount Built-in bracket for attaching to aircraft
Cooling Fanless/Passive
Build Rugged metal construction with external cooling fins
Software preinstalled iX Capture
Capture One DB
Data storage Dual 512 GB 2.5" SSD drives with ultrafast write capability
(up to 500 MB/sec)
USB 3.0 6
USB 2.0 2
Ethernet 2 RJ45 ports
Display DP, HDMI
Power terminals 6
Power connection Locking power connector
Fuse 2 x 10 A circuit breakers
Power input 28 V DC
Maximum power consumption

Single camera 120 W

Multiple cameras (up to 6) 220 W

Dimensions 290 x 109 x 225 mm /
11.4 x 4.3 x 8.9 in (W x H x D)
Weight 4.6 kg / 10.1 lb
Approvals FCC (Class A), CE, RoHS
Operating Conditions
Temperature -10° to 40°C (14° to 104°F)
Humidity 5 to 95% (Non-condensing)


Camera IIQ-L* IIQ-S*
100 MP 9,000 13,500
80 MP 12,000 18,000
60 MP 16,000 24,000
50 MP 19,200 28,500
*For average file size