With roots in entertainment, enhanced for commercial interactive fountains.
The FPK 9000 comes straight from the entertainment industry, optimized for commercial-grade interactive water features. A programmable, YSwitch-enabled fountain kit for splash pads and dry fountains, with powerful lighting and heavy-duty components. By using Fontana’s most advanced technologies, the FPK 9000 adds a touch of magic and playfulness to transform water features into memorable experiences.
- Highly Programmable
- Powerful LED Lighting
- Premium Materials
- Beautiful Finishing
- Heavy-Duty Rated
The FPK9000 has a unique mix of entertainment and commercial-grade qualities. It’s equally perfect for show fountains, architectural water features, and interactive play fountains.
Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Soul of the Ocean – a permanent multimedia show for Ocean Park, a premier international theme park and resort destination. A combination of music, dancing fountains, special effects, and an international cast of 20 artists create a spectacular experience.
The show extensively uses Fontana FPK series and Robotic Systems for its dancing fountains. The YSwitch-enabled kits create stunning water effects – highlighting the phenomenal show-focused capabilities. Despite the vibrant ambient lighting, the powerful LEDs and special optics make the jets stand out with myriads of colors.
This show fountain also uses Fontana’s latest Robotic Systems.
Stainless Steel 316L
The FPK 9000 is made of pure, heavy-duty Stainless Steel. The housing is made of a solid piece of Stainless Steel. The strong faceplate is specially treated to withstand impacts and loads, while the premium finishing provides a long-lasting sheen, exceptionally resistant to corrosion and deterioration.
The “Precision Engineering” philosophy of Fontana is evident in every element. Intelligent and exceptionally precise CNCs process all parts of the FPK 9000. Every bit is carefully designed for a specific purpose, and all parts fit with each other perfectly, in a factory-assembled system.
The top surface of the FPK 9000 is specially treated and designed for increased slip resistance – shoes on or not. And being entirely flush into the ground, the FPK 9000 cover helps keeping toes and heels safe. All electrical parts run on low voltage.
All parts of the FPK 9000 are made for use in commercial water features. Demanding projects, challenging environmental conditions, unattended access to the public, strict regulations, and erratic maintenance are precisely what the FPK 9000 is made for.
Lightning-fast effects by the programmable water-switching system. It uses atmospheric air to switch from up to out, produces no waterhammer and can run as fast as 10 times per second.
The Fontana YSwitch. An incredible way to create show-grade fountains and animated interactive WFs.
Exceptionally fast, accurate and impressive. The YSwitch is a programmable device that can shoot as fast as 10 times per second and create breathtaking water shows. It is also 100% duty rated, meaning it can act as a regular jet too. With a wide range of control options, from pure electrical control to direct DMX/RDM, the FPK9000 is one of the most versatile fountain kits.
Safety & Compliance at its core. The YSwitch is 24V DC (or 12V on request), making it the safe choice for interactive fountains. This also makes it compliant for public-accesible water features all over the world.
Atmospheric Air-driven. The YSwitch is a 3-way system (in – up – drain) producing no water hammer. The sealed solenoid uses atmospheric air (through the air intake) and diverts the flow of water, minimizing the risk of clogging.
Dancing Interactive Fountains is one of the best applications for the FPK9000. It can be integrated into complex, musical water features with additional water effects.
Using Fontana’s latest and most advanced technologies, the FPK 9000 offers incredibly poweful and vibrant colors, making it ideal for show-oriented and interactive fountains.
The light source of the FPK 9000 comes from our show-oriented technologies. It offers exceptional vibrancy and color fidelity – on the entire color spectrum. This translates to magical lighting shows and unforgettable experiences.
A genius LED module. With comprehensive self-protections, advanced color processing capabilities and universal control, the FPK 9000 is the smartest of its kind. It’s also the most reliable and heavy-duty to use in interactive water features.
Application-specific Optics that concentrate light on the jet.
Embedded Microprocessor constantly monitors the fixture.
Active Thermal Protection for enhanced operation & lifespan.
Works with long cables without being affected by voltage drop.
Learn more about Technologies
The embedded microprocessor. It’s a masterpiece of lighting electronics control and the heart of our technology. A technology we constantly refine and improve for longer than 16 years.
The brain of the system constantly monitors the fixture status & temperature, optimizing performance on the fly. It communicates with the controller receiving and interpreting data about ID, color and intensity.
At the same time, the system ensures that data get delivered consistently and intelligent sub-systems keep an eye for possibly improper electrical conditions, blocking off noise and interference.
Advanced Electronics — our best technologies yet. Each Fontana LED module looks like a small computer. The profound attention to detail you would expect of Fontana is evident in every sub-system.
Unparalleled Color Fidelity. The color engine uses high-definition drivers, embedded on the PCB. This method allows for accurate, high-precision and high-fidelity control of each LED.
Famous Reliability. The discrete components of the PCB are carefully selected to meet the strictest quality, reliability and performance standards. The smart self-protections further improve the resilience of the fixture.
led:bus is a language. It’s the language that all Fontana lights speak – a technology that we designed from scratch for underwater devices. It’s fully compatible with other languages like DMX, DMX/RDM and Dali. But with led:bus you don’t need to learn anything new, because led:bus is made to work behind the scenes – autonomously and reliably. Led:bus also allows the use of fewer and smaller cables to power and control multiple light fixtures leading to significant cost and resources savings.
With led:bus, all you have to do is connect the cables — and the whole system works by itself. The simplicity of led:bus leads to neater, more organized and manageable installations of complicated systems.
Simple 3-core Cables
You can use simple, non-shielded 3-core cables to power & control multiple fixtures.
Each light has a unique ID and can be configured to listen to a specific address for multi-color light shows.
The LED drivers are integrated to the module simplifying everything and significantly reducing costs.
led:bus is a heavy-duty, extremely reliable communication protocol. It is encrypted too.
The FPK 9000 is also available with Direct DMX/RDM control.
Fontana is a formally registered DMX/RDM manufacturer listed with the ID 0965h.
Voltage Drop: Irrelevant. Traditional LED technologies are severely affected by voltage drop. When longer cables are used, the lights further away from the power supply have lower intensity. In some occasions, they might not even work at all.
The Fontana technology is unaffected by voltage drop. Fixtures work at their full potential on any voltage between 12-24V DC (true margins: 10V to 36V DC). Every fixture outputs 100% of its intensity regardless of how far it is from the power supply.
Active Thermal Control
Constant, real-time balancing of Temperature and Performance.
Protected from accidentally incorrect connections.
Protected from sudden surges in the circuit voltage.
Industry-leading Technology that eliminates flicker at 4.6KHz.
Direct DMX Control with complete RDM functionality for seamless integration.
NFC Wireless Configuration1 and troubleshooting even when the device is not powered on.
One cable for power and control, eliminating the requirements for complex wiring.
All panel electronics are embedded into the device, including SSR, Lighting Control & self-protections.
1The Tapp app is available only for Android due to current technical limitations of Apple iOS.
The NFC DMX/RDM Controller is an optional accessory – use suffix [.DMX] when ordering.
A variety of precision nozzles can be connected on the jet.
The FPK 9000 is available with a range of nozzles as a standard configuration and can be ordered with custom nozzles like Foam, Lily, and Rotating jets.
12 x 4mm
Integrated Flow Straightener
The Fontana-designed internal flow straightener reduces turbulence from the pump supply and optimizes the flow performance of the nozzle.
The integrated swivel design allows you to easily adjust the stream angle with the kit installed, without having to remove or dismantle it.
285mm 11.2 inches
425mm 16.7 inches
Slab-hanger clamps included
Stainless Steel AISI 316L 1.4404
Also available in Stainless Steel AISI 316Ti [1.4571]
Made of heavy duty Stainless Steel parts, CNC finished with bead-blasted, shiny and brushed details. Electrical, fixture, manufacturer and certifications details are permanently laser marked on the fixture. YSwitch contains UV and impact resistant plastic parts.
Fresh, Pool and Sea water
Smooth Bore ⌀12mm
Available with 14mm Smooth Bore or Cluster Jet on request.
Refer to the Hydraulic Performance Table to review the flow requirements of available nozzles.
1½” Female BSP
Available with NPT thread.
Programmable Fast-Acting Water Switching System
Voltage: 24V DC 12V on request
Ingress Protection: IP68
Control: Electrical Direct DMX/RDM on request
Color: RGBW – 4.1 billion colors
LEDs: 12 High Power LEDs
Color: White 4000K
LEDs: 12 High Power LEDs
Color: White 3000K
LEDs: 12 High Power LEDs
All white models are also available in dimmable versions, compatible with DALI.
Color versions are using led:bus, compatible with DMX/RDM. Direct DMX/RDM option also available.
Custom colors and color temperatures are available on request.
10-30V DC Operating Range. Voltage drop does not affect light intensity.
High Clarity, Impact-Resistant Safety Glass
24° Advanced Optically-clear Lenses
Also available: 14°, 50°, 80°
The embedded processors on the fixtures constantly monitor the operation of the fixtures to ensure optimal operation.
The Active Thermal Protection system uses a smart algorithm to gradually reduce the brightness in case of overheating, ensuring the max. possible light output.
Additional hardware systems provide overvoltage, voltage surge and reverse polarity protection.
Yes – 4.6kHz
Flicker can lead to unpleasant or even life-threatening conditions. Fontana fixtures utilize industry-leading anti-flicker technologies.
Estimated 120.000 hours
Compliant to the L80 Lumens Maintenance Spec – In 80.000 hours of operation the initial lumens output will not have degraded by more than 20%.
3.0 meters Chlorine-Resistant Waterproof Cable
12ft type SOOW for North America, UL Listed version
5m, 10m, 15m or custom lengths available on request
Hydraulic Performance & Data
10 x Ø8.0mm
10 x Ø8.0mm