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GPIO Expander

Expands the GPIO capability of a CONVERGE Pro 2 mixer by providing an additional 12 input and 12 output pins.

Provides flexible connections to program LED activations on the microphones, trigger third-party devices; and trigger presets based on room configuration, such as combine/divide.

Key Highlights

  • Can be used to activate LEDs on mics, trigger macros and presets, activate camera tracking, and activate global mute.
  • Daisy-chain up to three GPIO expanders per CP2, and daisy-chain with other P-link devices.
  • Can be placed up to 200’ (60m) from CP2 or other P-link devices, extending a P-link chain.
  • Compact form factor and flexible mounting options (rack, under table, wall, or ceiling).
  • Powered by P-link or PoE injector. Has serial connection for control.

Applications

  • Activate LEDs on microphones
  • Trigger macros and/or presets
  • Activate camera tracking
  • Activate global mute with master button

Connectivity & Power

  • Direct connection to CONVERGE Pro 2 (CP2), Beamforming Microphone Array 2, USB Expander and DIALOG 20 Wireless Receiver
  • P-Link for power, audio, and control from CP2
  • PoE Injector for power
  • RS-232 connection for control interface
  • Euroblock connections for GPIO

Provides flexible connections to program LED activations on the microphones, trigger third-party devices; and trigger presets based on room configuration, such as combine/divide.

GPIO

  • Total Pins: Inputs: 12
  • Outputs: 12
  • 5V DC: 1 for every 3 I/O pins
  • GND: 1 for every 3 I/O pins
  • Port Type: 5 Position 3.81mm Phoenix/Euroblock type, male header (Green)
  • Input Blocks: 4
  • Each Block, Pins 1 to 5:
  • Pin 1: 5V DC @ 350mA Power Source
  • Pins 2, 3, 4: Logic inputs, 40.2kΩ pull up
  • Pin 5: Ground
  • Output Blocks: 4
  • Each Block, Pins 1 to 5: Pin 1: 5V DC @ 350mA Power Source
  • Pins 2, 3, 4: Open Collector outputs 40VDC @ 250mA
  • Pin 5: Ground

P-Link Peripheral Bus

  • Ports Type: RJ-45 (Cat5e or Cat6)
  • P-Link In & Out: Proprietary Peripheral Bus
  • PoE In: P-Link In Port
  • PoE IEEE802.3AF
  • Audio: Up to 3 GPIO Expander units + Beamforming Microphone Array 2 units + up to 3 DIALOG 20 Wireless Receiver units, along with up to 3 GPIO Expander units in the same chain
  • Cable: Solid core 24AWG, factory terminated Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable
  • Distance: Up to 200 feet (60 meters)
  • Daisy-chain: Up to 3 GPIO Expander units + Up to 3 Beamforming Microphone Array 2 units + Up to 3 USB Expander units + Up to 3 DIALOG 20 Wireless Mic Receiver units in the P-link chain

RS232

  • Type: 3 Position (Tx, Rx, Gnd) 3.81mm Grey Header, Male, Phoenix type Euroblock connectors
  • Support: Serial commands
  • Connection: Connect with Touch Panel Controller for CP2, 3rd-party control devices

POWER SELECTION SWITCH

  • Sensor Type: Slide Switch
  • Toggle toward P-Link to power device by P-Link
  • Toggle toward PoE to power device by PoE Injector

PoE In PORT

  • Port Type: RJ-45 port
  • PoE: 802.3af or 802.3at PoE/PoE+ injector input

CONFIGURATION & ADMINISTRATION SOFTWARE

  • Pro CONSOLE Software

FRONT PANEL LEDs

  • POWER LED:
  • Off: Not powered
  • Solid Blue: Powered ON
  • STATUS LED:
  • Off: No P-Link plugged in
  • Solid Blue: P-Link plugged in and system working normally
  • Flashing Blue: Locate mode initiated from Pro CONSOLE Software
  • Red: Error condition

MOUNTING

  • Rack-shelf mount
  • Underneath table mount
  • Wall mount
  • Ceiling mount

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