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Contemporary Research ICC1-232 1-Way RS-232 Display Controller

BH #COICC1232 • MFR #5064-001
Contemporary Research ICC1-232 1-Way RS-232 Display Controller
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Contemporary Research ICC1-232 Overview

The Contemporary Research ICC1-232 Display Controller provides access to power control, channel tuning, volume control, and local control lockout via RS-232, receiving iCC-Net network commands over the same broadband coax that carries the CATV channels. This compact unit is designed for use with flat panel displays that are equipped with a built-in tuner. It features discrete power control and intelligent tuning from a channel list stored in the onboard database. Tuning options include analog and HDTV format channels, as well as AV inputs.

High-speed one-way control is possible through the same RF cable that carries the TV channels, creating networked operation of distributed media systems without adding control wiring. Compatible with the Contemporary Research SignStream, iC-Web, and iC Commander software, the controller can be networked with up to 4,000 displays. For custom systems applications, this RS-232 controller and other CR display controllers can be accessed from a single RS-232 or Telnet port on an ICE-HE Ethernet Head End (available separately). It is suitable for applications that include signage and video distribution for schools, retail stores, sports venues, corporate buildings, civic facilities, places of worship, entertainment spaces, and corporate communication

Controls most brands of RS-232-controlled displays
Integrates the displays over existing CATV system
Delivers absolute power control with discrete RS-232 commands
Tunes analog or HDTV format channels
Intelligent volume level and mute operation
Networks with up to 4,000 TVs through the ICE-HE Ethernet Head End (not included)
Provides LED feedback for network and RS-232 control
Receives one-way individual and zone commands from a single RS-232/Telnet port on the ICE-HE Head End
Restores all power and channel status after loss of power from onboard database
Mounts on the back of display for simplified control and RF installation
Operates with SignStream, iC Commander, and iC-Web software, as well as via RS-232 protocol from a custom-programmed PC or control system
Includes RF loop cable, mounting fasteners, and 12 VDC power supply

Contemporary Research ICC1-232 Specs

Control Options
RS-232 commands
Power, channels, inputs
Control lockout (if available)
On-board commands for most display makes and models, network selectable
NTSC and HDTV channels
Data Received:
Mid-band VHF, 74.7 MHz, sent from ICC-HE Ethernet Head End
Signal Level: -25 to +35 dBmV
RF In:
'F', female, RF from CATV system, iCC-Net control
Impedance: 75 Ohms

RF Out:
'F', female, RF to TV, less than -1.5 dbmV loss
Impedance: 75 Ohms

DB-9 male connector, baud rates from 1200 to 115.2 K

Power In:
2.1 mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive), 75 mA maximum
DIP Switches: Located on base, sets IR code operation and device number
Indicator LEDs
Green LED for iC-Net bus and DC power, flashes once per second if active

Red LED lights when RS-232 information is sent

Yellow LED lights when RS-232 information is received
All aluminum construction with durable black powder-coat paint
Mounts to rear of the TV
11.5 to 16.5 VDC, 12 VDC typical (may be unregulated)
5.5 x 1.1 x 3.4" (140 x 28 x 3.4 mm)
8 oz (226 g)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9 x 7 x 3"

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