Extron Electronics unveiled the IPCP 505 and IPCP 305, which are internet-protocol (IP) link control processors that integrate Ethernet connectivity and remotely control audio/video (AV) systems, the company says in a written statement.
The IPCP 505 and IPCP 305 are designed to support larger configurable control systems and provide users with the ability to monitor, remotely control and troubleshoot AV equipment, including display devices and switchers, Extron says.
With a high-performance embedded web server, multiple bidirectional serial ports, relays, flex I/O ports, including Ethernet and an eBUS port, those control processors are ideal for applications that require control for multiple devices within a large-scale AV system, Extron says.
Bidirectional ports provide simultaneous two-way control and monitoring of serially controlled devices such as displays, switchers, and other AV equipment. “With the IPCP 505 and IPCP 305, Extron is meeting requests for configurable control that supports larger, more complex AV systems,” says Casey Hall, Extron’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Integrators will appreciate the larger capacity of the IPCP 505, as well as the increased capabilities of both control processors when used in conjunction with Extron’s new ‘Global Configurator 4’ configuration software,” he says.
The IPCP 505 and IPCP 305 are configured with the free, easy-to-use Global Configurator software, the company says. Using the free “GlobalViewer” web-based AV resource management and remote control application, users can manage, monitor, and control both Extron and third-party equipment such as projectors, displays, computer monitors, VCRs, and DVD players, according to the company.
In addition, the new processors can interface with other network-enabled devices and each control processor can communicate with up to six “TouchLink” interfaces over a standard Ethernet network, allowing utilization of existing network infrastructure, the company says.
Extron Introduces Configurable Control System Software
Simplifying control system configuration.