ARC Wall Panels

  • User Control of Symetrix DSP Systems
  • Flexible and Extensible
  • Easy to Install Using CAT5/6 Cabling
  • Easy to Program Using Composer

ARC-3

  • 32 menus, 32 items.
  • Control basic audio functions or complex logic events.
  • Volume/mute, preset selection, room combining, much more.
  • Capacitive touch with LED highlighting.
  • Universal mounting, in-wall or surface mount, US or EU/UK.

ARC-2e

  • 24 menus, 16 items.
  • Control basic audio functions or complex logic events.
  • 8 character backlit display, 31 scrolling characters.
  • 3 navigation buttons.
  • Programmable brightness.
  • Mounts in a single gang North American electrical box.

ARC-K1e

  • Rotary encoder with pushbutton, typically controlling volume.
  • 8-segment LED ladder indicates relative levels.
  • Additional LEDs indicating selected active control.
  • Idle mode for LED dimming in light sensitive environments.
  • Hardware lockout pins for installer provided key switch.
  • Single-gang Decora faceplate, mounts in North American electrical box.

ARC-SW4e

  • Four switches programmable as latched, momentary, radio buttons.
  • Control of mute, source selection, presets.
  • Buttons may be linked to tri-color LEDs, or LEDs may be programmed independently.
  • Idle mode for LED dimming in light sensitive environments.
  • Hardware lockout pins for installer provided key switch.
  • Single-gang Decora faceplate, mounts in North American electrical box.

ARC-EX4e

  • Low cost means to expand the capabilities of ARC-K1e and ARC-SW4e.
  • Identical in function to ARC-SW4e.
  • Up to 4 ARC-EX4e’s may be combined with ARC-K1e and up to 3 may be combined with ARC-SW4e.
  • Accommodates Decora faceplates (not provided).
  • Mounts in North American electrical boxes.

RC-3

  • A basic potentiometer-based analog remote control.
  • Interfaces with external control inputs to provide volume, source, or preset selection.
  • Easy to program.
  • Well suited for single point of control applications.

ARC-PSe

  • Distributes power and data to multiple ARC wall panels via eight RJ-45 connectors over long distances.
  • Connects directly to Symetrix DSPs using standard CAT5/6 cables.
  • Supports flexible ‘star’ configuration, ‘daisy-chain’, or a hybrid of the two.
  • Versatile half-rack design. Mounts in an optional 1U rack tray or surface mount with optional bracket.
  • ARC Power Calculator spreadsheet helps determine maximum ARC quantities and distances between wall panels.

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Symetrix Wall Panels.

The series of wall panels shall be designated in two groups – Adaptive Remote Controls (ARC) and standard Remote Controls (RCs).

ARCs may be divided by functionality into the Menu and Modular ARCs. The Menu ARC-3 shall include one 256×64 pixel resolution white on black OLED backlit display and three capacitive touch areas for menu selection and value increment/decrement. The Menu ARC-3 shall mount into a single gang electrical box (US/UK/EU) or surface mount with the included enclosure. Power and control shall be connected via two RJ45 connectors. The Menu ARC-2e shall include one 8-character backlit alpha-numeric display, one momentary button for menu selection, and two momentary buttons for value increment/decrement. The Menu ARC-2e shall mount in a standard U.S. single-gang box. Power and control shall be connected via two RJ45 connectors. Modular ARC wall panels shall consist of multiple models that mount in standard U.S. single-gang box, and shall be compatible with standard Decora® faceplates. ARC-K1e shall include one push-button rotary encoder, one eight-segment LED stack, and two status LED indicators; ARC-SW4e shall include four momentary buttons with four corresponding status LED indicators; ARC-EX4e shall include four momentary buttons with four corresponding status LED indicators. All Remote Controls shall function as user interfaces for Symetrix DSP systems. All shall be configured by software provided with the hosting device to assign control within DSP system components. RS-485 communications shall be utilized for software control and configuration. The series of wall panels shall be CSA tested to UL 60065. The series of wall panels shall be Adaptive Remote Controls (ARCs).

RC wall panels shall mount in a standard U.S. single gang box, and the RC-3 shall be compatible with standard Decora® faceplates. RC-3 shall include one rotary potentiometer. It shall connect to a Symetrix device’s analog control inputs via screw-type barrier strips utilizing standard shielded twisted pair wiring with two conductors plus ground for the RC-3. RC-3 shall be configured by software provided with the hosting device to assign control within DSP system components. The series of wall panels shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL 60065. The series of wall panels shall be Remote Controls (RCs).

General Specifications

Total ARC Cable Length (RS-485 from DSP to furthest ARC) Standard CAT5/6, maximum total cable length = 4000 feet / 1219 meters for RS-485 data.
Number of ARCs Supported The power draw is dependent upon ARC types used, number of each type, and total cable length. At least 8 ARC-2e with 800 feet / 243 meters of cable supported.

Mechanical Data

Space Required Half rack unit (WDH: 20.83 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.37 cm / 8.2 in. x 9 in. x 1.72 in.). Depth does not include connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 24 VDC @ 1 Amps (24 Watts) maximum. No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm / 2 in. minimum clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs.)
Certifications or Compliance EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, FCC Part 15, RoHS.

Architect and Engineer Specifications: ARC-PSe.

The half rack wall panel power supply shall provide one ARC in and eight ARC out ports on RJ45 connectors. The device shall function as a power supply and RS-485 data router for Symetrix ARC wall panels using standard CAT5/6 cable.

The rear panel shall also include an indicator for POWER.

The device shall have locking power plug that accepts power from Mean Well power supply part number GS25A24-P1J fitted with a Switchcraft part number 767K plug or suitable 24 VDC /1 Amp auxiliary power source. The device shall meet CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The included external power supply shall be UL and CE marked. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using the included rack mount kit. The device shall be a Symetrix ARC-PSe.

Installed Sound DSP

  • Edge with I/O Expansion Cards and Composer
  • Zone Mix 761 with Software