Crestron® MPC is a family of 2-Series control systems designed for installation in a wall or podium, delivering the industry's best multimedia room control technology in a convenient, space-saving design. Perfect for classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, and training facilities, the MPC-M50 provides a fully-programmable user interface featuring illuminated LCD display, pushbuttons with customizable backlit labeling, volume control, and wireless remote capability.
Available in white or black, the MPC-M50 is constructed to handle the rigors of everyday use in a corporate or educational environment. Numerous programmable control ports afford plentiful connectivity for a roomful of audio, video, and lighting equipment. The onboard e-Control® Web server provides for complete integration as part of a facility-wide managed control network.
The MPC-M50 is engineered to be easy to integrate and use, yet versatile enough to suit each application perfectly. Its front panel features a large LCD display with 4 "soft keys," plus 7 "hard key" buttons with LED feedback, and a volume control knob, all which can be freely programmed for controlling system functions like power, source selection, transport control, audio settings, lighting, and much more. The continuous-turn "volume" knob provides quick access for adjusting audio volume and setting values on the LCD display. The soft keys are used to actuate menu functions that appear on the display, while the hard keys and LEDs provide immediate access to the most commonly used functions. Custom backlit labeling of the hard keys is facilitated using an assortment of pre-printed labels or Crestron Engraver software.
A range of options is available for adding wireless remote control to the MPC system. Its built-in IR receiver allows use of any Crestron IR wireless touch screen or handheld remote without requiring a separate receiver or gateway. For greater range and freedom of movement, MPC also supports the full line of Crestron RF wireless and WiFi based products.
With Cresnet® and Ethernet built-in, the MPC-M50 works seamlessly with the entire Crestron line of keypads and touch screens, lighting dimmers and shade controllers, signal processors and switchers, and much more.
Built-in Control Ports
Through a host of onboard control ports, the MPC-M50 interfaces directly with video displays and projectors, DVD players, TV receivers, projection screens, lifts, occupancy sensors, and other devices in the room. In addition to Cresnet and high-speed Ethernet, there are two bidirectional RS-232 COM ports, two IR/serial ports, six isolated relays, and four input ports right on the rear panel.
Audio and Video Control
The MPC-M50 is ideal for all kinds of small to medium sized room systems. Like any 2-Series control system, MPC is fully scalable to suit applications with numerous program sources, microphones, and multiple displays. Use it to control any Crestron AV switcher or signal processor, or as the front end for a complete DigitalMedia™ or QuickMedia® system for a total signal routing, processing, and amplification solution.
Ethernet and e-Control®
Built-in 10/100 Ethernet facilitates secure high-speed network connectivity, enabling extensive capabilities for remote system maintenance and control, and providing an interface to other Crestron control systems. The onboard Web server provides the foundation for Crestron exclusive e-Control Xpanel technology, providing secure IP-based remote control. SSL encryption prevents hackers from breaching the system and accessing its controls.
RoomView® and SNMP
The MPC-M50 communicates directly with Crestron RoomView® help desk software, the industry's most comprehensive facility-wide solution for remote monitoring and asset management. Built-in SNMP support also enables integration with third-party network management software, allowing full control and monitoring from the IT Help Desk or NOC in a format that's familiar to IT personnel.
Cresnet® Slave Mode
Selectable Cresnet Slave Mode enables the MPC-M50 to become a Cresnet controller and expansion module as part of a larger Crestron system, providing a deluxe user-interface with local control ports built in for interfacing to nearby devices.
Ambient Light Sensor
The MPC-M50's built-in light sensor has a range of uses, from controlling its own backlight intensity, to providing ambient lighting level data to a central building management system.