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        MC2E

        Compact Control System with Ethernet

        Discontinued

        This product has been discontinued. Please contact Crestron True Blue Support at 1-888-CRESTRON for a replacement solution or more information.

        Affordable yet very powerful, MC2E is a Crestron 2-Series control system processor featuring built-in control ports and 10/100 Ethernet.

        Crestron® 2-Series Control Systems are the brain of a complete integrated AV or automation solution. Every audio, video, and environmental element of the home, boardroom, classroom, or command center becomes integrated and accessible through the control system. Crestron 2-Series control systems are unmatched for power, performance and scalability, providing the ideal choice for today's demanding control applications.

        The MC2E is a low-cost 2-Series Ethernet control system ideally suited for any application requiring the powerful control engine and Ethernet connectivity of larger Crestron control systems, but with fewer control ports. The MC2E features two built-in COM ports, four IR/Serial ports, four I/O Versiports, four isolated relays, and Ethernet for control of video projectors, plasma displays, switchers, DVD players, screens, lifts, and much more. Additional control ports may be added using Cresnet expansion modules, or by "slaving" additional control processors.

        2-Series Engine

        At the heart of the MC2E is the powerful 2-Series engine. Our exclusive enhanced real-time operating system makes the MC2E the fastest, most reliable control system available.

        Cresnet®

        Cresnet is the communications backbone for many Crestron touchpanels, keypads, lighting controls, and other devices. The Cresnet bus is a simple, yet flexible 4-wire network that provides rock-solid bidirectional communication for numerous Cresnet devices.

        Cresnet Slave Mode

        Selectable Cresnet Slave Mode enables the MC2E to be configured as a Cresnet slave device, effectively transforming it into a Cresnet expansion module. Such flexibility can offer a cost-effective solution for system expansion, providing a host of additional control ports in a single module.

        Ethernet

        Crestron pioneered the IP-based control system to harness the vast possibilities of Ethernet and the Internet for remote control, monitoring, programming, and diagnostics. The MC2E is designed to deliver the world's most advanced IP control solution with full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet, built-in Web server and email client, and support for both static and dynamic IP addressing.

        e-Control®2

        Our award-winning e-Control 2 XPanel solutions offer the most flexible range of IP control possibilities available. Using a computer or mobile device, e-Control 2 provides an amazing control GUI that looks and behaves just like a Crestron touchpanel.

        RoomView™

        Every Ethernet-enabled 2-Series control system works directly with Crestron's exclusive RoomView Help Desk software for the industry's most comprehensive facility-wide asset management solution.

        SNMP

        Built-in SNMP support enables network management of Crestron control systems using third-party SNMP software. As an alternate or supplement to RoomView, SNMP allows full control and monitoring from the IT Help Desk or NOC in a format that's familiar to IT personnel.

        SSL

        All Ethernet-enabled 2-Series control systems support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry standard for protecting sensitive network communications.

        IR Wireless Option

        When equipped with an optional CNXRMIRD IR receiver, the MC2E provides a low-cost wireless control solution using any Crestron IR wireless touchpanel, or a third-party universal IR remote.

         
        Key Features
        • 2-Series engine | Dual-bus architecture
        • Cresnet port - master/slave selectable
        • 10/100 Ethernet | SSL encryption
        • e-Control 2 and RoomView enabled | SNMP support
        • 2 Com ports (RS-232/422/485)
        • 4 IR/serial ports
        • 4 Versiport I/O ports
        • 4 Low-voltage relay ports
        • IR wireless compatible using CNXRMIRD
        • External power pack included
        • Single-space EIA rack-mountable

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

         

        Crestron, Cresnet, e-Control, RoomView, SIMPL Windows, SIMPL+, and SystemBuilder are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. Other 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

         
        Memory
          SDRAM 32 MB
          NVRAM 256 KB
          Flash 4 MB
        Operating System
          Real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; FAT32 file system with long names; supports SIMPL Windows™ and SIMPL+®
        Ethernet
          10/100BaseT, auto-negotiating, full/half duplex, static IP or DHCP/DNS, SSL, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, SMTP, SNMP, built-in Web server and e-mail client; supports Crestron e-Control®2 XPanel and RoomView™ applications
        Connectors
          COM A - B (2) DB9 male, bidirectional RS-232/422/485 ports;
        Up to 115.2k baud;
        Hardware and software handshaking support;
        All ports support C2N-NPA8 Network Poll Accelerator
          INFRARED-SERIAL OUTPUT A - D (4) 2-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks, IR/Serial output ports;
        IR output up to 1.2 MHz;
        1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 115.2k baud;
        Individual signal generator per port, allowing simultaneous firing of all ports
          I/O Versiports 1 - 4 (1) 5-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (4) digital input/output or analog input ports (referenced to GND);
        Digital Input: Rated for 0-24 Volts DC, input impedance 20k ohms, logic threshold 1.24 Volts DC;
        Digital Output: 250mA sink from maximum 24 Volts DC, catch diodes for use with “real world” loads;
        Analog Input: Rated for 0-10 Volts DC, protected to 24 Volts DC maximum, input impedance 20k ohms;
        Programmable 5 Volts, 2k ohms pull-up resistor per pin
          RELAY OUTPUT 1 - 4 (1) 8-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block comprising (4) normally open, isolated relays;
        Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC;
        MOV arc suppression across contacts
          IR IN (1) 3-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
        For connection of the CNXRMIRD IR Receiver (sold separately);
        Allows IR wireless control from Crestron or third-party remotes using RC-5 IR commands
          LAN (1) 8-wire RJ45 with 2 LED indicators;
        10/100BaseT Ethernet port;
        Green LED indicates link status;
        Yellow LED indicates Ethernet activity
          COMPUTER (1) DB9 female, RS-232 computer console port
          NET (1) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal block;
        Cresnet port, Master/Slave selectable;
        Expandable via C2N-NPA8 Network Poll Accelerator
          24VDC (1) 2.1mm barrel DC power jack, 24 Volt DC power input;
        (PW-2420RU power pack included);
        Passes through to NET port to power Cresnet devices
        Reset Buttons
          HW-R Hardware reset (reboots the control system)
          SW-R Software reset (restarts the SIMPL program)
        LED Indicators
          PWR (1 green) Indicates DC power supplied to unit
          NET (1 yellow) Indicates Cresnet bus activity
          MSG (1 red) Indicates control system has generated an error message
          LNK (1 red) Indicates a valid connection on LAN port
          ACT (1 red) Indicates activity on LAN port
        Power Requirements
          Power Pack 2.0 Amps @ 24 Volts DC;
        100-240 Volts AC, 50/60 Hz power pack, model PW-2420RU included
          Available Cresnet Power 38 Watts using PW-2420RU power pack (included)
          Cresnet Power Usage 12 Watts (0.5 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) using Cresnet network power (no power pack connected to the 24VDC connector)
        Environmental
          Temperature 41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
          Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
        Enclosure
          Chassis Metal, black matte finish
          Faceplate Extruded aluminum, black matte finish with polycarbonate label overlay
          Mounting Freestanding or 1U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
        Dimensions
          Height 1.80 in (46 mm);
        1.70 in (44 mm) without feet
          Width 17.03 in (433 mm);
        19.0 in (483 mm) with ears
          Depth 8.65 in (220 mm)
        Weight
          4.3 lbs (2.0 kg)

        This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available online at www.crestron.com/salesreps or by calling 800-237-2041.

         

        Crestron, Cresnet, e-Control, RoomView, SIMPL Windows, SIMPL+, and SystemBuilder are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. Other 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 proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.