BC4X1 Automation Controller
Imagine simplifying a home theater system to the point that putting a DVD into a DVD player automatically turns on the desired components (TV, surround receiver, etc.) and switches all of those components to the appropriate audio/video inputs. All you have to do is control the DVD player. It's all made possible by the powerful BC4 Project Editor Software.
Control and automate TVs, DVD players, surround sound receivers, shades, lighting and much more. With Bitwise Controls Project Editor Software, you can tie in video sensing, routable IR, bi-directional RS232 control, analog inputs and digital inputs/outputs for a wide array of automation and control possibilities.
Even though the system can operate in a standalone environment, multiple system compatibility allows for easy additions to existing systems like AMX, Crestron and Control 4. It also works well with iPhone apps, PC based automation programs and virtually any other RS232 or Ethernet based control system.
The BC4X1 Does not Support Macro capabilities, for macro capability purchase the BC4X1-PRO
- Built-In Macro Storage created with the powerful BC4 Project Editor Software
- IR library built in with 348,000 codes to make installation quick and easy
- Two configurable GPIO ports (general purpose input/output)
- Digital Input capability (does not take up IR port or require additional hardware)
- Sense Voltage (video sensing) or evaluate equipment state (on/off)
- Digital Output for control of turning equipment on or off
- Analog input to connect directly to line level audio or composite video to trigger events or evaluate equipment state
- Configurable input parameters allowing tailored sensing parameters to the device generating the signal.
- An internal GPIO port can be configured to act as a counter or frequency input to measure activity.
- Four IR ports and an IR blaster. Route IR to any port for specific equipment control or blast it to a rack of equipment
- Two SPDT relays for control of shades, projector screens, amplifier power up or turning lights on and off.
- Bi-directional RS232 for direct equipment control or to work with other automation platforms
- Power over Ethernet 802.3af for locations with no available power or in tight spaces that do not allow for an additional power supply.
- Field upgradeable firmware allowing for upgrades without sending the product back to the factory.