Control Server

  • Network-based A/V Control
  • Configured with Composer Software
  • Browser-based Administration and Control
  • Supports BYOD Computers, Tablets, and Phones
  • A Wireless Access Point or Bridge to the A/V System

 

Network-based A/V Management.  Control Server is a flexible and extensible approach to the control of Symetrix Composer-enabled DSPs and select third-party A/V components. The centralized server-based technology enables comprehensive design, deployment, and maintenance of large and sophisticated systems employing numerous control endpoints supporting multiple simultaneous users.

Wired and wireless network interfaces.  Control Server’s wired Gigabit Ethernet port enables control via dedicated A/V or general purpose facility networks, as well as direct communication with networked DSP hardware. Operating in wireless mode, Control Server functions as an access point providing mobile device connectivity – in essence providing a secure “A/V control island”.

Straight-forward Setup and Deployment.  Control Server is designed into a system using Composer – Symetrix’ award winning open-architecture CAD application. Composer is used to locate and program Control Server and other Symetrix DSPs and accessories. Control Server’s browser-based administration is then used to manage app licenses, users, and user access.

Control Server Mixer App.  Control Server comes equipped with one instance of Symetrix’ Mixer app, which provides 32 channel strips, each with an assignable fader and a mute button, and offers dynamic screen-sizing and orientation, making it easy to mix events with virtually any mobile device or computer browser. Users can easily group and hide channels, assign custom labels and colors, and adjust the fader resolution and travel. Multi-touch functionality enables multiple faders to be adjusted at the same time, just like a physical mixer. The ​web-based Mixer instance can be saved to a smart device’s home page for instant access, appearing as a native app. Additional instances of Mixers may be purchased as needed. Multiple users can operate the same instance of an app, and user access control can be provided via username and password security for each user. A variety of apps delivering an assortment of useful functions will be available from Symetrix in the future.

Benefits of the “App” Model.  Because apps are virtual, they serve to reduce overall system costs by cutting down on hardware requirements. Unlike Control Server apps, functionally equivalent hardware products are expensive and prone to wear, tear, and failure.

Unlimited Programming Flexibility.  Control Server is programmed using Composer – Symetrix’ award winning open-architecture CAD application. Unique to Composer is the ability to natively configure Symetrix and select third party Dante hardware – thereby eliminating the confusion of multiple or redundant software applications. Learn more about Composer here.

Test Drive.  To demo Control Server controlling a live Radius DSP at Symetrix HQ, click here. The Control Sever has security enabled: Username = user | Password = pass
(Due to the unpredictable nature of internet latency, the Control Server demo may be somewhat less responsive than it will be on your private LAN in a real installation.)

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Control Server Front and Rear

System

Processor Intel® 64 Architecture Chipset.
Ethernet Cable Standard CAT5e or CAT6, maximum device-to-device length = 100 meters.
Maximum Devices Per System 80 units per Site File.
Maximum Stored Presets 1000.

Peripheral Connectivity

Ethernet Integrated Intel® 10/100/1000 Network Connection.
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n.
USB Two Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports.

Wi-Fi

Chipset Atheros XSPAN family with SST3™, with increased link rate by 100% at short range, 50% at mid-range and 25% at long range.
Type IEEE 802.11n compliant and backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g.
Frequency Simultaneous dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS). IEEE 802.11 b/g/n: 2.412-2.462 GHz. IEEE 802.11a/n: 5.18-5.24 + 5.745-5.825 GHz (US) 5.18-5.24 GHz (Europe ETSI).
Data Transfer Rates Up to 300 Mbps.
Radio Data Rates Auto rate sensing.
Enhancements Dual-band 2x2 spatial multiplexing, cyclic-delay diversity (CDD), low-density parity check (LDPC), maximum ratio combining (MRC), space time block code (STBC) and Tx beamforming (TxBF).
Antennae Two RP-SMA (reverse-polarity SMA) auto switching omni-directional antennae providing 1.5 dBi nominal gain at 2.4 GHz and 2.1 dBi nominal at 5 GHz.
International Multi-Country Roaming Supported (IEEE 802.1d Global Harmonization Standard).
Modulation OFDM: BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, 64-QAM; DSSS; DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK.
Security 40-bit (also called 64-bit) and 128-bit WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, and WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, IEEE 802.11i encryption.
Number of Simultaneous Connections 50.

Mechanical Specifications

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 antenna or connector allowance. Allow at least 3 inches additional clearance for front and rear panel connections. Additional depth may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical 12 VDC @ 2.5 A, 30 Watts Maximum. Symetrix part number 12-0036, CUI part number SMI36-12-V-P6.
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.
Certifications or Compliance SAFETY: UL/CSA/EN 60065. EMC: FCC 15.107, FCC 15.109, ICES-003, EN 300 328 V2.1.1, EN 301 489-17 v3.1.1, EN 301 893 V2.1.1, EN 55103-2, EN 55032, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-3-2. ENVIRONMENTAL: RoHS. FCC: Part 15 Subpart C, Subpart E (UNII-1/2/2Ext/3). ID: N6C-SXPCEAN2. JAPAN RADIO LAW (MIC): Rule Article 2 Section 1 Number 19, Rule Article 2 Section 1 Number 19-3, Rule Article 2 Section 1,Number 19-3-2. Certification Number: 007-AC0271.
Shipping Weight 5.2 lbs. (2.4 kg).

Architect and Engineer Specifications: Control Server.

The front panel shall include a bi-color LED and momentary switch used for network identification, power-on, and other documented features or control.

The unit shall provide user connections for the included power supply and a standard 10/100/1000 Base-T RJ45 network connection utilizing CAT5e/6 cable. A standard 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi interface may be enabled for built-in wireless control of the AV network or bridging control access from an existing network.

The unit shall host apps which provide specialized web-based user control interfaces and enhanced functionality for Symetrix DSP systems. These interfaces may be accessed by multiple network devices running compatible web browsers. Compatible web browsers for the user interface shall be:

Windows: Internet Explorer 10+, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.
macOS: Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.
iOS: Safari.
Android: Android Web Browser.

All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide program security should power fail. The device shall provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic, timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP.

A designer software application shall be provided that operates on a Windows computer, with network interface installed, running Windows® 7 or higher operating system. The application shall discover units on the network and program its control interfaces. A built-in web-based administration interface shall provide the means to install new, update existing, and license apps as well as define users and configure various system settings.

The device shall have a power plug that accepts power from Symetrix part number 12-0036, CUI power supply part number SMI36-12-V-P6. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part 15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant. The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled Galvalume®, and may be surface mounted or mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA rack using an available bracket or rack tray. The device shall be a Symetrix Control Server.

Installed Sound DSP

  • Symetrix Edge DSP with expansion cards
  • Symetrix Prism DSPs with Composer software
  • Symetrix Radius AEC and 12x8 EX DSPs
  • Symetrix Solus NX DSPs with Composer software

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