Creston | MPC-M50 | Product Specifications: MPC-M50

MPC Media Presentation Controller M50
>> Wall mount 2-Series control system
>> Programmable LCD graphic display
>> Volume control and menu navigation knob
>> 7 programmable buttons with LED feedback
>> Customizable backlit button labels
>> Built-in IR receiver and light sensor
>> 2 RS-232, 2 IR, 4 input, & 6 relay control ports
>> Cresnet® and 10/100 Ethernet communications
>> Onboard e-Control® Web server
>> RoomView® and SNMP remote management
>> SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) network protection
>> Astronomical time clock
>> Rugged construction
>> 3-gang wall-mountable
>> Available in white or black
>> Includes external Cresnet power supply
Crestron® MPC is a family of 2-Series control systems designed for
installation in a wall or podium, delivering the industry’s best multimedia
room control technology in a convenient, space-saving design. Perfect for
classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, and training facilities, the
MPC-M50 provides a fully-programmable user interface featuring
illuminated LCD display, pushbuttons with customizable backlit labeling,
volume control, and wireless remote capability.
Available in white or black, the MPC-M50 is constructed to handle the
rigors of everyday use in a corporate or educational environment.
Numerous programmable control ports afford plentiful connectivity for a
roomful of audio, video, and lighting equipment. The onboard e-Control®
Web server provides for complete integration as part of a facility-wide
managed control network.
The MPC-M50 is engineered to be easy to integrate and use, yet versatile
enough to suit each application perfectly. Its front panel features a large
LCD display with 4 “soft keys,” plus 7 “hard key” buttons with LED feedback, and a volume control knob, all which can be freely programmed for
controlling system functions like power, source selection, transport control,
audio settings, lighting, and much more. The continuous-turn “volume”
knob provides quick access for adjusting audio volume and setting values
on the LCD display. The soft keys are used to actuate menu functions that
appear on the display, while the hard keys and LEDs provide immediate
access to the most commonly used functions. Custom backlit labeling of
the hard keys is facilitated using an assortment of pre-printed labels or
Crestron Engraver software.
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Wireless Remote
A range of options is available for adding wireless remote control to the
MPC system. Its built-in IR receiver allows use of any Crestron IR wireless
touch screen or handheld remote without requiring a separate receiver or
gateway. For greater range and freedom of movement, MPC also supports
the full line of Crestron RF wireless and WiFi based products.
Wired Expansion
With Cresnet® and Ethernet built-in, the MPC-M50 works seamlessly with
the entire Crestron line of keypads and touch screens, lighting dimmers
and shade controllers, signal processors and switchers, and much more.
Built-in Control Ports
Through a host of onboard control ports, the MPC-M50 interfaces directly
with video displays and projectors, DVD players, TV receivers,
projection screens, lifts, occupancy sensors, and other devices in the room.
In addition to Cresnet and high-speed Ethernet, there are two bidirectional
RS-232 COM ports, two IR/serial ports, six isolated relays, and four input
ports right on the rear panel.
Audio and Video Control
The MPC-M50 is ideal for all kinds of small to medium sized room
systems. Like any 2-Series control system, MPC is fully scalable to suit
applications with numerous program sources, microphones, and multiple
displays. Use it to control any Crestron AV switcher or signal processor, or
as the front end for a complete DigitalMedia™ or QuickMedia® system for a
total signal routing, processing, and amplification solution.
Ethernet and e-Control®
Built-in 10/100 Ethernet facilitates secure high-speed network
connectivity, enabling extensive capabilities for remote system
maintenance and control, and providing an interface to other Crestron
control systems. The onboard Web server provides the foundation for
Crestron exclusive e-Control Xpanel technology, providing secure IP-based
remote control. SSL encryption prevents hackers from breaching the
system and accessing its controls.
MPC-M50 MPC Media Presentation Controller M50
SSL, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, SMTP, SNMP, built-in Web server and e-mail client;
supports Crestron e-Control® XPanel and RoomView® applications
NET: (2) sets of (4) captive screw terminals;
Cresnet port and 24 Volt DC power input with parallel pass-thru;
Master/Slave selectable
LAN: (1) 8-wire RJ45 with 2 LED indicators;
10/100BaseT Ethernet port;
Green LED indicates link status;
Yellow LED indicates Ethernet activity
COM 1: (5) captive screw terminals;
Bidirectional RS-232 port;
Up to 115.2k baud; hardware and software handshaking support
MPC-M50 – Rear View
RoomView® and SNMP
The MPC-M50 communicates directly with Crestron RoomView® help desk
software, the industry’s most comprehensive facility-wide solution for
remote monitoring and asset management. Built-in SNMP support also
enables integration with third-party network management software,
allowing full control and monitoring from the IT Help Desk or NOC in a
format that’s familiar to IT personnel.
Cresnet Slave Mode
Selectable Cresnet Slave Mode enables the MPC-M50 to become a
Cresnet controller and expansion module as part of a larger Crestron
system, providing a deluxe user-interface with local control ports built in
for interfacing to nearby devices.
Ambient Light Sensor
The MPC-M50’s built-in light sensor has a range of uses, from controlling
its own backlight intensity, to providing ambient lighting level data to a
central building management system.
COM 2: (3) captive screw terminals;
Bidirectional RS-232 port;
Up to 115.2k baud; software handshaking only
RELAYS 1 – 6: (9) captive screw terminals comprising (6) normally open,
isolated relays (every two share a common);
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC;
MOV arc suppression across contacts
IR 1 – 2: (4) captive screw terminals comprising (2) IR/Serial output ports;
IR output up to 1.2 MHz;
1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to 115.2k baud
INPUTS 1 – 4: (5) captive screw terminals comprising (4) digital or analog
input ports (referenced to GND);
Digital Input: Rated for 0-24 Volts DC, input impedance 20k ohms, logic
threshold 1.25 Volts DC;
Analog Input: Rated for 0-10 Volts DC, protected to 24 Volts DC maximum,
input impedance 20k ohms;
Programmable 5 Volts, 2k ohms pull-up resistor per pin
Computer: (1) USB Type B female (behind front cover);
USB 1.1 computer console port
Ground: (1) flying lead, chassis ground wire
LCD Display
Flash: 8 MB
Green LCD dot matrix, 128 x 64 resolution, adjustable LED backlight;
Supports dynamic text and icon graphics, scrolling text, and scrolling lists
Time Clock
Controls and Indicators
Accuracy: ±1 minute per year
VOLUME: (1) Programmable continuous turn rotary encoder for volume
adjustment, navigating menu, scrolling lists, and adjusting values
MUTE: (1) Programmable pushbutton
HOME: (1) Pushbutton, returns to the home page
, ‚: (2) Pushbuttons, scroll up or down through menu and adjust menu
ENTER: (1) Pushbutton, executes highlighted menu or value
Soft Keys: (4) pushbuttons for activation of LCD driven functions
Hard Keys: (7) Programmable pushbuttons with backlit labeling
Operating System
Real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; FAT32 file
system with long names; supports SIMPL Windows and SIMPL+®
10/100BaseT, auto-negotiating, full/half duplex, static IP or DHCP, DNS,
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Feedback Indicators: (7) Programmable red LEDs (1 per hard key)
HW-R: (1) Recessed miniature pushbutton for hardware reset (reboots the
SW-R: (1) Recessed miniature pushbutton (behind front cover) for software reset (restarts the SIMPL program)
Included Accessories
Light Sensor
Backlit Labels, Black
Labels, White
TTK-MP/MPC/IPAC: Table Top Kit
SMK-MP/MPC/IPAC: Swivel Mount Kit
CNSP-XX: Custom Serial Interface Cable
IRP2: IR Emitter Probe
MP-B10: Media Presentation Button Panel B10
MP-B20: Media Presentation Button Panel B20
MP-WP Series: Media Presentation Wall Plates
MP-AMP30: Media Presentation Audio Amplifier
SW-ROOMVW-ENT: RoomView® Express - Remote Help Desk and
Resource Management Software
SW-ROOMVW-SERVER: RoomView® Server Edition - Enterprise
Management and Scheduling Software
SW-FUSION-RV: Fusion RV™ Enterprise AV and Technology Management
Photosensor, programmable for auto-dimming of front panel labeling and
other functions
IR Receiver
Reception Frequency: 36 to 38 kHz IR
Formats: Crestron format, RC5
Range: Up to 50 ft line of sight (typical), dependent upon angle,
obstructions, IR interference, and IR remote signal strength
Power Requirements
Cresnet Power Usage: 10 Watts (0.42 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) ;
PW-2407RU power supply included
Available Cresnet Power: 8 Watts using PW-2407RU (included)
Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity: 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 20 BTU/hr
Faceplate: High-impact plastic, black or white, with polycarbonate label
Chassis: Injection-molded plastic with steel mounting plate
Mounting: Requires 3-gang plaster ring or electrical box (≥2.5 inch deep
Height: 4.50 in (11.43 cm)
Width: 6.70 in (17.02 cm)
Depth: 2.23 in (5.67 cm)
1.33 lb (0.61 kg)
Available Models
MPC-M50-B-T: Media Presentation Controller M50, Black
MPC-M50-W: Media Presentation Controller M50, White
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PW-2407RU: 18 Watt Cresnet® Power Supply, US/International
(Qty. 1
Available Accessories
This product may be purchased from an authorized Crestron dealer. To find a dealer, please
contact the Crestron sales representative for your area. A list of sales representatives is available
online at or by calling 800-237-2041.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Crestron is not responsible for errors in
typography or photography.
Cresnet, Crestron, Crestron RoomView, DigitalMedia, e-Control, Fusion RV, QuickMedia,
RoomView, SIMPL+, and the Crestron logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crestron
Electronics, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks and trade names may
be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their
products. Crestron disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
MPC-M50 MPC Media Presentation Controller M50
Crestron Electronics, Inc. 15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 800.237.2041 / 201.767.3400
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All Crestron products are proudly manufactured in the United States.
All brand names, product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
©2011 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Specifications subject to change without notice. Revised 09/12/11
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