TC2-CTL3 Control

Snapshot

> Control projectors etc via IR, RS-232, RS-485, and 12V
> Schedule commands
> Powered by mains power or batteries

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Details

The Techconnect Control3 is the most flexible professional AV control device available. A simple control panel controls everything and only presents users with the functions they use every day. No tech support calls. No losing remote controls. All in a secure Techconnect module.

Simple Mode
Hold down the two middle buttons to put Control3 into learn mode, point the original device remote at the front of the Control3, and program one code per button. “Off” is pre-set to send the code twice for projectors, and the bottom buttons send codes repeatedly when held down.

Advanced Mode
Connect to a PC and use included software to allocate multiple RS-232, IR, and 12v triggers to each button. Commands for each button can be sent simultaneously, sequentially, or repeatedly if you hold the button down.

Labels
Clear caps unclip off the buttons from the front to allow label changes. A set of printed labels are included, and users can print their own as necessary.

Backlit buttons
Backlit buttons are easy to read. If any buttons are not used blank buttons are included which block the backlight.

Scheduling
Once programmed, a schedule can be setup.

Delay
Commands can be delayed up to 60 seconds. For example when you turn a projector on it takes time to warm up so the motorised screen doesn’t come down until the projector is ready.

Duplication
Programs can be saved to a PC making duplication for a roll out simple.

Need More Buttons?
If more than six buttons are required the software allows you to add another Control3 as an extension keypad which connects to the master via RS485. All commands are still held and sent by the master Control3.

Code Library
An integrated library of IR and RS-232 codes speed programming up. IR codes can be added by using the original remote, or by copying and pasting the hex code if you have lost the remote.

Battery
The Control3 comes with a mains power adaptor, but can also be powered by 2 x AAA batteries (not included). A switch under the batteries selects the power source. Note: when running on battery backlights do not stay lit and 12v triggers will not be sent.

IR
The IR receiver for learning codes is on the front panel, and is accompanied by an IR emitter which eliminates the need to run an IR cable in smaller rooms. Two external IR emitters are included; one with a 10m cable, and one with a 200mm cable.

RS-232 and 485
These two protocols use the same codes but RS-485 only requires two cables and can be run a longer distance. Note: a projector with an RS-232 port will not be able to decode RS-485 signal.

12v Trigger
Many projector screens can be controlled with a 12v trigger voltage. Note: Many projection screens with remote controls use RF which cannot be learned or sent by the Control3.

Manual
Software v020316

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: 71 x 42 x 31mm / 2.8″ x 1.65″ x 1.22″ (length x width x height)

PACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 180 x 150 x 63 mm / 7.09″ x 5.91″ x 2.48″

PRODUCT WEIGHT: 63 grams / 0,14 lb

PACKAGED WEIGHT: 0.5kg / 1.1 lb

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL: Plastic

COLOUR: White

POWER SUPPLY: 100-240v AC 50/60Hz 12 volt / 0.5 amp
Transformer integrated into plug. Includes interchangeable plugs: UK/EU/US/AU. DC tail length: 4m. Transformer dimensions: 66 x 43 x 30mm / 2.6″ x 1.69″ x 1.18″

ACCESSORIES INCLUDED:
5 x Blanking buttons
1 x Labels
1 x Single-Gang Techconnect Backbox
1 x Single-Gang Techconnect Surround
1 x IR Blaster with 20m cable
1 x IR Blaster with 150mm (5.91″) cable (terminated with female minijack)
1 x RS-232 9-pin D-Sub 150mm (5.91″) adaptor cable

TC2 P12V0.5A Power Supply UnitPOWER CONSUMPTION
Static: <= 5uA
Sending: <= 20mA
Copying: <= 10mA

WARRANTY 2-year return to base

COMPLIANCES: RoHS, WEEE, CE/EMC, C-TICK , FCC

ORDER PART CODE: TC2-CTL3 [SAP: 2643078]

SPARE POWER SUPPLY UNIT (PSU): TC2 P12V0.5A [SAP:2940992]