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        MC4-I

        4-Series Media Room Controller, International

        Provides a secure, high-performance, cost-effective control processor and interface. A small factor and low profile installation make it perfect for use in single-room systems, small to medium‑sized homes and offices, and MDUs (multidwelling units). Provides a built-in gateway for pairing infiNET EX® and ER wireless devices.

        The 4-Series Media Room Controller, International (MC4-I) provides a secure, high‑performance, cost-effective control processor and interface. Its small form factor and versatile mounting options makes it ideal for smaller Crestron Home systems such as single‑room media systems, small to medium‑sized homes and offices, and MDUs (multidwelling units). The MC4-I includes a built‑in infiNET EX® and ER wireless gateway for acquiring wireless devices as well as numerous control ports for controlling wired devices.

        4-Series Control Engine
        The MC4-I comes equipped with an enterprise-grade 4‑Series multicore CPU processor, which delivers a sizable speed and performance increase compared to 3‑Series® control processors for handling the increasing demands of an advanced automated system. Crestron 4-Series delivers a dynamic and secure control system platform capable of faithfully managing a room full of disparate technologies.

        Reliable networking and IP control afford seamless integration with other systems and devices, with add-on control capability using Crestron touch screens, wireless remotes, and mobile device apps, as well as remote management through Crestron Fusion® software and the Crestron XiO Cloud™ service.

        Modular Programming Architecture
        The MC4-I is designed to run a single program out of the box. The optional modular programming architecture add-on allows the MC4-I to run up to ten programs simultaneously.1 Programmers can develop and run independent, device‑specific programs, enabling each program to be optimized for a specific function and allowing for changes to be made to one program without affecting the whole system.

        Onboard Control Ports
        Through a full complement of onboard control ports, the MC4-I can be integrated with a wide variety of audio, video, lighting, motorized shades, thermostats, door locks, sensors, security systems, and other equipment.

        • Gigabit Ethernet provides an interface for connecting to the building network and controlling Crestron AV switchers, audio processors, power controllers, and other IP controllable equipment.
        • Cresnet® network connectivity provides support for Crestron lighting dimmers, motorized shades, sensors, thermostats, keypads, and more.
        • Onboard RS‑232, IR, relay, and Versiport I/O control ports enable direct integration with all types of third‑party equipment.

        Expanded connectivity can be provided to the MC4-I via Crestron control port expansion modules, Ethernet to Cresnet bridges, wired Ethernet control port modules, or wireless control port modules (all sold separately).

        Built-In Wireless Gateway
        The MC4-I also provides a built-in infiNET EX wireless gateway that allows wireless infiNET EX and ER (extended range) devices to be paired directly to the control system.

        infiNET EX Technology
        Integrated infiNET EX technology provides an easy and cost-effective way to control various functions using infiNET EX based wireless products. infiNET EX wireless technology provides 2‑way RF communications throughout a structure without the need for physical control wiring. Employing a 2.4 GHz mesh network topology, nearly every infiNET EX device on the network acts as an expander, relaying wireless commands between the gateway and all the other EX devices on the network to ensure that every command reaches its intended destination without disruption.2

        Extended Range (ER) Technology
        Crestron Extended Range (ER) wireless technology enables compatibility with certain Crestron wireless touch screens and handheld remotes. Crestron ER operates in the same 2.4 GHz spectrum as infiNET EX and is optimized specifically for use with wireless touch screen devices to ensure dependable bidirectional RF communications.

        IR Wireless Option
        When equipped with the optional CNXRMIRD IR Receiver, the MC4-I affords a low-cost IR wireless control solution using a universal IR remote.

        Crestron Fusion Room Monitoring and Scheduling
        Crestron Fusion provides an integrated platform for creating smart buildings that save energy and enhance worker productivity. As part of a complete managed network in a corporate enterprise, college campus, convention center, or any other facility, the MC4-I works with Crestron Fusion to enable remote scheduling, monitoring, and control of rooms and technology from a central help desk or mobile app. It also enables organizations to reduce energy consumption by tracking real-time usage and automating control of AV, lighting, shades, and HVAC. For more information about Crestron Fusion, visit www.crestron.com/fusion.

        Crestron XiO Cloud Provisioning and Management
        The MC4-I is compatible with the Crestron XiO Cloud service, which is an IoT (Internet of Things) based platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. Built on the Microsoft® Azure® software platform and utilizing Microsoft's industry‑leading Azure IoT Hub technology, Crestron XiO Cloud enables installers and IT managers to deploy and manage thousands of devices in the time it previously took to manage just one. Unlike other virtual machine‑based cloud solutions, Azure services provide unlimited scalability to suit the ever‑growing needs of an enterprise. For more information, visit www.crestron.com/xiocloud.

        Enhanced Enterprise-Grade Security
        The MC4-I is an enterprise‑class control processor that can be deployed across hundreds of spaces and set up easily using a web browser, Crestron Toolbox™ software, or Crestron XiO Cloud. It employs standard network security protocols, including 802.1X network access control, Active Directory® service authentication, SSH, TLS, and HTTPS to ensure reliability and compliance with your organization’s IT policies.

        The MC4-I is configured to meet Crestron's enhanced security standards right out of the box. The MC4-I ships with authentication enabled and requires that an administrator account be created before access is granted to device configuration and control interfaces.

        SNMP V3 Support
        Built-in SNMP V3 support enables integration with third-party IT management software, allowing network administrators to manage and control Crestron systems on the network in an IT-friendly format.

        BACnet Support
        Native support for the BACnet™ communication protocol provides a direct interface to third-party building management systems over Ethernet, simplifying integration with HVAC, security, and other systems. Using BACnet, each system runs independently but communicates together on one platform.3

        PoE Network Powered
        Using PoE technology, the MC4-I gets its operating power directly through the LAN wiring, eliminating the need for a local power supply or dedicated power wiring. A PoE injector (PWE‑4803RU) simply connects in line with the LAN cable at a convenient location. Crestron PoE switches (CEN‑SW‑POE-5 or CEN‑SWPOE‑16) may also be used to provide a total networking solution with built-in PoE. All PoE injectors and switches are sold separately.

        NOTE: Ethernet speed is limited to 100 Mbps when using the PWE-4803RU.

        Versatile Mounting Options
        The MC4-I mounts conveniently to a wall, ceiling, or other flat surface. Its compact, surface-mountable form factor fits easily behind a flat panel display, beneath a tabletop, or inside other furniture, making it ideal for single-room systems. It can even be installed into an equipment rack using the included rack ears.

         
        Key Features
        • Compact 4-Series controller
        • Embedded 4‑Series multicore CPU processor
        • iPhone®, iPad®, and Android® device control app support
        • XPanel computer and web based control
        • Modular programming architecture (optional)
        • Onboard IR, COM, I/O, relay, Cresnet® network, and high‑speed gigabit Ethernet control ports
        • Built-in infiNET EX® and ER wireless network gateway
        • Crestron Fusion® software room monitoring and scheduling support
        • Crestron XiO Cloud™ service provisioning and management support
        • Enterprise‑class network security and authentication
        • SNMP V3 remote IT management support
        • Native BACnet™ network/IP support
        • Installer setup via software, web browser, or cloud
        • IPv6 ready
        • PoE (Power over Ethernet) powered
        • Rack or surface mountable
        1. Licensing information to enable Modular Programming Architecture for the MC4-I coming soon.
        2. The total range of an infiNET EX wireless network is dependent on the placement and capabilities of each network device. A mesh network topology is employed so every EX device on the network acts as a routing node or expander, which relays the signals it receives on to other EX devices within range. This effectively extends the total range of the network and provides multiple redundant signal paths for extra reliability. A maximum of six hops across routing nodes is allowed, although a maximum of three is recommended. Battery-powered infiNET EX devices only operate as leaf nodes and do not provide expander functionality. Up to 100 infiNET EX devices are permitted, although best practices suggest a limit of 50. Up to 15 external gateways (CEN‑GWEXER, sold separately) may be added to support additional devices (RF conditions allowing). Refer to the Installation and Setup of Crestron RF Products Best Practice Guide (Doc. 6689) for additional guidelines.
        3. A BACnet and IP license is required. A free license is available to support up to 50 BACnet objects on a single 4‑Series control system. Licensing information to enable support for more than 50 objects coming soon.

        This product may be purchased from select authorized Crestron dealers and distributors. To find a dealer or distributor, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855‑263‑8754.

        This product is covered under the Crestron standard limited warranty. Refer to www.crestron.com/warranty for full details.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at patents.crestron.com.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3‑Series, Cresnet, Crestron Control, Crestron Fusion, Crestron Toolbox, Crestron XiO Cloud, and infiNET EX are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. BACnet is either a trademarks or a registered trademark of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. iPad and iPhone are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Google Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Active Directory, Azure, and Microsoft are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2020 Crestron Electronics, Inc.

         
        Control Engine
        Crestron 4-Series; real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; Transaction-Safe Extended FAT file system; single program support out of the box; supports up to 10 simultaneously running programs (license required1)
        Wired Communications
        Ethernet 100/1000 Mbps, auto‑switching, auto‑negotiating, auto‑discovery, full/half duplex, industry-standard TCP/IP stack, UDP/IP, CIP, DHCP, SSL, TLS, SSH, SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption, IEEE 802.1xX, SNMP, BACnet™ and IP3, IPv4 or IPv6, Active Directory® service authentication, HTTPS web server, HTTPS web browser setup and Crestron XiO Cloud™ client, SMTP email client
        Cresnet® Network Cresnet master mode
        USB Supports USB mass storage class devices via the rear panel USB 2.0 host port
        RS-232 For 2-way device control and monitoring, COM port supports RS 232 up to 115.2k baud with software handshaking
        IR Supports 1 way device control via infrared up to 1.2 MHz
        Wireless Communications1
        RF Transceiver infiNET EX® network 2-way RF, 2.4 GHz ISM Channels 11-26 (2400 to 2483.5 MHz), default channel 15; IEEE 802.15.4 compliant
        Range 15 m (50 ft) to nearest mesh network device(s), subject to site-specific conditions and individual device capabilities, range between floors or ceilings is limited to one level2
        NOTE: Do not rack mount or stack multiple units when using wireless communications. Use care when positioning the device to avoid interference from nearby RF devices, obstructions, and metal surfaces.
        Memory
        SDRAM 1 GB
        Flash 8 GB
        Memory Card Supports SD and SDHC cards up to 32 GB (4 GB included)
        External Storage Supports USB mass storage devices up to 1 TB
        Connectors and Card Slots
        MEMORY (1) SD memory card slot;
        Accepts one SD or SDHC card up to 32 GB for storage of log files;
        4 GB SDHC card included
        G (1) 6-32 screw;
        Chassis ground lug
        USB (1) USB Type A connector, female;
        USB 2.0 port for storage devices
        IR IN (1) 3.5 mm TRS mini phone jack;
        For connecting CNXRMIRD IR receiver;
        Allows IR wireless control from Crestron and third‑party remotes using RC‑5 IR commands
        RELAY (1–2) (1) 4-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Comprises (2) normally open, isolated relays;
        Rated 1 A, 30 VAC/VDC;
        MOV arc suppression across contacts
        VER SI (1–2) (1) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Comprises (2) Versiport digital input/output or analog input ports (referenced to GND);
        Digital Input: Rated for 0–24 VDC, input impedance 20k Ω, logic threshold >3.125 V low/0 and <1.875 V high/1;
        Digital Output: 250 mA sink from maximum 24 VDC, catch diodes for use with real world loads;
        Analog Input: Rated for 0–10 VDC, protected to 24 VDC maximum, input impedance 21k Ω with pull-up resistor disabled;
        Programmable 5 V, 2k Ω pull-up resistor per pin
        COM  (1) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Bidirectional RS-232 port;
        Up to 115.2k baud; software handshaking support
        IR (1–4) (2) 4-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks;
        Comprises (4) IR output ports;
        IR output up to 1.2 MHz;
        1-way Serial TTL/RS-232 (0–5 V) up to 115.2k baud
        4 IRP2 IR emitters included, additional emitters sold separately
        EX/ER (1) Connection for supplied antenna
        CRESNET (1) 4-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
        Cresnet master port1;
        Outputs power to Cresnet devices;
        See "Power" section below for additional details
        LAN (1) 8-pin RJ-45 connector, female;
        100/1000Base-TX Ethernet port;
        PoE (Power over Ethernet) PD (Powered Device) port
        Controls and Indicators
        PWR (1) Bicolor green/amber LED, indicates operating power is present;
        Amber indicates that the device is booting and is not yet ready to operate;
        Green indicates that the device is ready to operate
        HW-R (1) Push button, initiates hardware reset
        SW-R (1) Push button, initiates software reset
        ACQUIRE (1) Recessed push button with red LED, used to set up connections with wireless devices
        LAN (1) Bicolor green/amber and (1) Amber LEDs;
        Green/amber LED indicates Ethernet link status and connection speed;
        Amber LED indicates Ethernet activity
        Power
        Power Source Options PoE (Power over Ethernet)
        Power over Ethernet IEEE 802.3at Type 1 (802.3af compatible) Class 0 (12.95 W) PoE Powered Device
        Available Cresnet Power 2.5 W
        Power Consumption 7 W typical
        Environmental
        Temperature 5 to 45 °C (41 to 113 °F)
        Humidity 10 to 90% (noncondensing)
        Heat Dissipation 24 BTU/hr
        Enclosure
        Chassis Metal, black finish, with (2) integral mounting flanges; vented top, sides, and bottom
        Mounting Freestanding, surface mount, or attach to a single rack rail
        Dimensions
        Height 27 mm (1.07 in.)
        Width 258 mm (10.15 in.)
        Depth 130 mm (5.11 in.)
        Weight
        454 g (1.0 lb)
        Compliance
        Regulatory Model: M201910001
        CE, IC, FCC Part 15 Class B digital device
        1. Licensing information to enable Modular Programming Architecture for the MC4-I coming soon.
        2. The total range of an infiNET EX wireless network is dependent on the placement and capabilities of each network device. A mesh network topology is employed so every EX device on the network acts as a routing node or expander, which relays the signals it receives on to other EX devices within range. This effectively extends the total range of the network and provides multiple redundant signal paths for extra reliability. A maximum of six hops across routing nodes is allowed, although a maximum of three is recommended. Battery-powered infiNET EX devices only operate as leaf nodes and do not provide expander functionality. Up to 100 infiNET EX devices are permitted, although best practices suggest a limit of 50. Up to 15 external gateways (CEN‑GWEXER, sold separately) may be added to support additional devices (RF conditions allowing). Refer to the Installation and Setup of Crestron RF Products Best Practice Guide (Doc. 6689) for additional guidelines.
        3. A BACnet and IP license is required. A free license is available to support up to 50 BACnet objects on a single 4‑Series control system. Licensing information to enable support for more than 50 objects coming soon.

        This product may be purchased from select authorized Crestron dealers and distributors. To find a dealer or distributor, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/How-To-Buy/Find-a-Representative or by calling 855‑263‑8754.

        This product is covered under the Crestron standard limited warranty. Refer to www.crestron.com/warranty for full details.

        The specific patents that cover Crestron products are listed online at patents.crestron.com.

        Certain Crestron products contain open source software. For specific information, please visit www.crestron.com/opensource.

        Crestron, the Crestron logo, 3‑Series, Cresnet, Crestron Control, Crestron Fusion, Crestron Toolbox, Crestron XiO Cloud, and infiNET EX are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. BACnet is either a trademarks or a registered trademark of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. iPad and iPhone are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Android is either a trademark or a registered trademark of Google Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Active Directory, Azure, and Microsoft are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Crestron is not responsible for errors in typography or photography. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©2020 Crestron Electronics, Inc.