Processing and Control for Professional AV Installations

xControl

External Control Expander

Series Features

  • Expanded External Control for Composer-enabled DSPs
  • Analog / Logic Control Inputs | Logic Outputs | RS-232
  • Flexible 1/2 Rack Form Factor
  • Powered Via PoE (Switch or Injector)

External Control Plus.  Designed for use with Radius, Prism, Edge, and Solus NX DSPs. Especially useful in conferencing and paging applications. Each of the 8 flexible analog control inputs may be configured for 1 potentiometer or 2 switches. The 16 logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs, trigger external relays, or control contact closure ports. Either of the 2 RS-232 ports may be configured to issue or receive commands to or from third-party control systems. Utilizing PoE, xControl may be mounted where convenient and connected to a control network using a single cable. The half-rack form factor conserves rack space, or if preferred, the xControl may be surface mounted at point-of-use.

xControl

  •  Analog / Logic Control Inputs | Logic Outputs | RS-232.
  • Flexible 1/2 Rack Form Factor.
  • Powered via PoE (Switch or Injector). PoE injector included.
  • Each of the 8 flexible analog control inputs may be configured for 1 potentiometer or 2 switches.
  • The 16 logic outputs may be used to drive LEDs, external relays, or control contact closure ports.
  • Either of the 2 RS-232 ports may be configured to receive commands from, or issue commands to, third-party control systems.
  • Applications include adding push-to-talk capability and LED activity indication
    in conferencing and paging applications and.
  • RS-232 projector, camera, and lighting control.
  • Multiple xControls may be combined.
  • Straight forward set-up and management using Composer open-architecture software.
  • Versatile half-rack design for mounting in optional 1U rack tray
    or surface mount with optional bracket.
ModelPart Number
xControl80-0089
EXTERNAL CONTROL INPUTS
Number of External Control Inputs8 to 16 total; each configurable to accommodate 1 potentiometer or 2 closures for a maximum of 8 potentiometers or 16 closures.
Connectors3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Reference Voltage3.3 VDC
Recommended Potentiometer10k Ohms linear taper.
LOGIC OUTPUTS
Number of Logic Outputs16; each capable of driving an LED directly, triggering an external relay or sinking external voltage/current. Low (0 VDC) when active, pulled high (5 VDC) when inactive.
Connectors3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Maximum Output Voltage5 VDC
Maximum Output Current10 mA
Maximum External Power Supply Voltage24 VDC
Maximum External Power Supply Current Sinking50 mA
RS-232 PORTS
Number of RS-232 Ports2
Connectors3.81 mm terminal blocks.
RS-232 Port Parameter57.6 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control wired straight-through, only pins 2, 3, and 5 required.
SYSTEM
Ethernet CableStandard CAT5/6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
MECHANICAL DATA
Space RequiredHalf rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.) Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
ElectricalPoE IEEE 802.3af Class 1, 6 Watts maximum. No line voltage switching required.
VentilationMaximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in. minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or ComplianceUL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, FCC Part 15, RoHS
Shipping Weight2.0 kg (4.4 lbs.)