DCP_Series_User_Manual_Rev.C

DCP_Series_User_Manual_Rev.C
DCP Series
Digital Cinema Hardware User Manual
DCP – Digital Cinema Processor
TD-000285-00 C
*TD-000285-00*
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
WARNING!
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous” voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock
to humans.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in this manual.
SAFEGUARDS
Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This unit has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety.
Improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. In order not to defeat the safeguards, observe the following
instructions for its installation, use and servicing.
Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
Warning: To prevent fire or electric shock, do not expose this equipment to rain or moisture.
1. Maximum operating ambient temperature is 50°C (122°F).
2. Never restrict airflow through the device vents. Please insure that the side panel vents are unobstructed.
3. When installing equipment into a rack, distribute the units evenly. Otherwise, hazardous conditions could be created by an uneven distribution of weight.
4. Connect the unit only to a properly rated supply circuit. The DCP is suitable for connection to 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz with no special considerations other than the appropriate IEC power cord.
5. Reliable earthing (grounding) of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained.
LITHIUM BATTERY WARNING
THE DCP EQUIPMENT CONTAINS A NON-RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY. LITHIUM IS A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE
OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER OR BIRTH DEFECTS. THE NON-RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY CONTAINED IN THIS
EQUIPMENT MAY EXPLODE IF IT IS EXPOSED TO FIRE OR EXTREME HEAT. DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT THE BATTERY. DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO RECHARGE THE NON-RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY.
Warranty (USA only; other countries, see your dealer or distributor)
Disclaimer
QSC Audio Products, LLC (“QSC”) is not liable for any damage to amplifiers, loudspeakers, or other equipment that is caused by negligence or improper
installation and/or use of this signal processing product. While QSC has endeavored to develop and produce the most dependable and robust ‘network’
audio product for your use, due to the myriad of network situations and equipment that may be encountered in its implementation, QSC cannot be held
responsible for network conflicts and associated consequences that may result. For this reason, QSC strongly recommends that the network used for
implementation of the DCP product(s) be completely separate from all other networks, data or otherwise. As such, should you elect to integrate the DCP
product(s) with an existing network system, all risks attendant to such integration of the DCP product(s) with an existing network or network systems are
assumed by you. While QSC strives to provide the highest quality technical solutions for networked audio products, in no event will QSC or its suppliers
be held liable for any damage, consequential, incidental or otherwise, including any claims for lost profits and/or savings resulting from
any attempted integration of the DCP product(s) with an existing network or network system. No agent, employee or representative of QSC has any
authority to alter or modify in any manner, the disclosures and recommendations set forth herein.
QSC Audio Products 3-Year Limited Warranty
QSC Audio Products, LLC (“QSC”) guarantees the DCP 100, 200, and 300 products to be free from defective materials and/or workmanship for a period
of three (3) years from the date of sale and will replace defective parts and repair malfunctioning products under this warranty when the defect occurs
under normal installation and use – provided the unit is returned to our factory or one of our authorized service stations via prepaid transportation with
a copy of proof of purchase (i.e., sales receipt). This warranty provides that the examination of the returned product must indicate, in our judgment, a
manufacturing defect. This warranty does not extend to any product which has been subjected to misuse, neglect, accident, improper installation, or
where the date code has been removed or defaced. QSC shall not be liable for incidental and/or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights. This limited warranty is freely transferable during the term of the warranty period.
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Customers may have additional rights, which vary from state to state or from country to country. In the event that a provision of this limited warranty is
void, prohibited or superseded by local laws, the remaining provisions shall remain in effect.
Periodically, this warranty is updated. To obtain the most recent version of QSC’s warranty statement, please visit www.qscaudio.com.
Contact us at 800-854-4079 or visit our website at www.qscaudio.com.
The QSC limited warranty is valid for a period of three (3) years from date of purchase in the United States and many (but not all)
other countries.
For QSC warranty information in countries other than the United States, contact your authorized QSC international distributor. A list of QSC International
distributors is available at www.qscaudio.com.
To register your QSC product online, go to www.qscaudio.com and select ”Product Registration”. Other questions regarding this warranty can be
answered by calling, e-mailing or contacting your authorized QSC distributor.
© 2010, QSC Audio Products, LLC. Patents may apply or be pending.
QSC is a registered trademark of QSC Audio Products, LLC. “QSC” and the QSC logo are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
FCC Interference Statement
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to be in compliance with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by switching the equipment on and off, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or TV technician for help.
RoHS Statement
The DCP products are in compliance with European Directive 2002/95/EC – Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS).
The DCP products are in compliance with “China RoHS” directives. The following chart is provided for product use in China and its territories:
DCP 100, 200, 300 系列
有毒有害物质或元素
(Toxic or hazardous Substances and Elements )
部件名称
(Part Name)
电路板组件
(PCB Assemblies)
机壳装配件
(Chassis Assemblies)
铅
汞
镉
六价铬
多溴联苯
多溴二苯醚
(Pb)
(Hg)
(Cd)
(Cr(vi))
(PBB)
(PBDE)
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
X
O
O
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O: 表明这些有毒或有害物质在部件使用的同类材料中的含量是在 SJ/T11363_2006极限的要求之下。
O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit requirement in SJ/
T11363-2006.
X: 表明这些有毒或有害物质在部件使用的同类材料中至少有一种而含量是在SJ/T11363_2006极限的要求之上。
X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is above the limit
requirement in SJ/T11363-2006.
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Introduction
QSC’s DCP is a powerful solution for today’s D-Cinema audio systems. From server to speakers, the DCP offers a complete set of tools to facilitate all
the signal processing, audio distribution, monitoring and automation control services required in a modern D-Cinema sound system.
The DCP builds on the legacy of QSC’s DCM and BASIS™ products to provide all signal processing and monitoring functions for Digital Cinema in
a single integrated system. Designed to be used with QSC’s Digital Cinema Amplifiers (DCA) and featuring advanced DSP presets for QSC’s Digital
Cinema Speakers (DCS), the DCP optimizes loudspeaker performance while simplifying cinema sound system wiring and configuration. The DCP
covers cinema systems ranging from three to five screen channels, and is configurable for bi-amp, tri-amp or quad-amp operation. Though optimized
to receive audio content directly from a D-Cinema server, the DCP is also compatible with all analog cinema processor formats including Dolby®
Digital Surround-EX and DTS-ES and features a 10 channel analog input for integration with 35 mm audio systems.
The DCP is more than an audio processor. Whether designing a system for a single auditorium or designing a large multiplex, the DCP offers the
flexibility in configuration, networking, audio distribution and advanced management services to get the job done.
Features
Selector Matrix
Digital Inputs
Screen
Channel
Crossovers
Type
Quantity
CobraNet™
DCP 100
DCP 200
DCP 300
10 channel
16 channel
16 channel
2 way
—
2, 3, 4 way
3
—
5
No
Yes
Yes
• Digital inputs accept AES-3 audio from a D-Cinema server or other digital audio source
• Analog inputs accept audio from film processors
• Additional analog inputs accommodate non-sync and Mic/Line sources
• Master volume and full 1/3 octave EQ on all channels (except subwoofer)
• Booth monitor with touch screen control for easy operation
• Digital loudspeaker crossovers
• Three or five screen channels with 2-way, 3-way or 4-way crossovers
• Compatible with all existing QSC DCA amplifiers
• Dual internal power supplies with load sharing for seamless recovery in the event of a failure
• SD memory card for quick unit swap – restores all settings
• Multiple bypass modes – routes audio around failed components to ensure that the show will go on
• DSP presets for QSC’s DCS speakers for great “out of the box” performance and reduced setup time
• QSControl.net™ software (including Venue Manager, QSCreator, Notify and API for 3rd Party control systems) offer ultimate flexibility in
management and allow for the creation of custom control screens, remote access, fault reporting and diagnosis
• Easily integrates with existing film processors for dual film/digital projection systems
• CobraNet offers digital non-sync routing and future expansion capability (DCP 200 and DCP 300 models only)
• Continued development of software and firmware will add new capabilities via easy updates
Digital Signal Processing
The DCP digital signal processing capability outperforms traditional analog crossovers and equalizers for optimized speaker performance. Crossover
frequency, 1/3 octave graphic EQ, parametric equalization, polarity, delay and gain can be precisely adjusted for each speaker in your system.
Active 2-way, 3-way and 4-way crossovers are available. Advanced crossover presets for QSC DCS speakers speeds system set-up and ensures
maximum performance.
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Less Wiring, Faster Setup
The DCP greatly simplifies system wiring and setup, significantly reducing installation time and labor cost. Input to the DCP is provided via standard
DB-25 cables from the D-Cinema server and/or 35 mm cinema processor. Connections to DCA amplifiers for input and monitor signals are made
through a single QSC DataPort cable (VGA-style cable). All traditional XLR and barrier strip terminations are eliminated. DCP processors simplify
setup by using a menu-driven, PC-based software program for configuration. The program includes a speaker data file that lists default parameters
for popular cinema speaker models. Commonly used configurations can also be saved on a disk, or redistributed across a network, allowing you
to quickly load them into other DCP processors throughout a theatre complex. All system configuration data may be saved to an SD memory card,
allowing easy transfer of settings to a new (backup) DCP, should replacement ever be required.
Advanced Monitor Functions
In addition to audio monitoring of amplifier inputs and outputs, the DCP includes QSC’s exclusive “load fault” detection. The DCP monitors
all amplifier outputs and indicates opens and shorts in the speaker system, providing confirmation that all amplifier outputs are functioning
properly. Further, the DCP detects all amplifier clipping and protect modes and heat sink temperature for reporting via a QSControl™ Ethernet
monitoring system or via SNMP.
The QSControl.net™ suite of applications allows for the creation of custom control screens via “drag and drop” design using the QSCreator software
application. Screens can be designed to provide intuitive fault reporting and diagnosis that is accessible through remote network access. In addition,
QSC’s PoE-enabled NAC 100 Ethernet remote control panel provides remote operation and status throughout a cinema multiplex from anywhere on
the local network.
DCP 300 Front Panel Features
1
2
3
4
1. Power “on” switch
2. 4" full-range monitor speaker
3. Monitor volume and parameter adjust (function depends on operating mode)
Monitor mode: controls level to DCP front panel speaker in monitor mode
Setup mode: provides parameter control in setup mode
4. Setup mode LED – illuminates green when DCP is in setup mode
5. Touch control LCD (4.3" 16:9 color display)
6. Fault LED – illuminates red when load faults or system errors are detected
7. Power “on” LED – illuminates green when AC power is applied
8. Mute button – illuminates red when engaged, illuminates green when disengaged
9. Auditorium volume control – global level control for all audio outputs
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5
6
7
8
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DCP 300 Rear Panel Features
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
12
9
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1. Mono analog input – accepts microphone or line level signals (with phantom power)
2. Stereo analog inputs – accepts line level signals
3. Analog audio inputs – connect to D-Cinema server or film processor with analog outputs
•
Top connector: channels 1 through 8
•
Bottom connector: 6 auxiliary channels
4. Digital audio inputs – connect to D-Cinema server or film processor with digital outputs
•
Top connector: AES3 pairs 1 through 4 (digital audio channels 1 through 8)
•
Bottom connector: AES3 pairs 5 through 8 (digital audio channels 9 through 16)
5. S/PDIF input – multi-channel digital input for non-sync/alternative content
6. USB Type B port for DCP configuration and management via direct connection
7. 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port – for QSControl™, 3rd party, or SNMP management and remote access
8. 100 Mbps Ethernet ports – CobraNet™ audio network - Primary and Secondary (backup)
9. SD memory card – device configuration storage supports quick unit replacement
10. Serial communications port – 3rd party control/automation via RS232
11. IEC inlet – AC mains power connector with cord lock
12. DataPort interface for QSC amplifiers – supports up to fourteen single port amplifiers
13. Hearing impaired and visually impaired special mix outputs
14. CMOS compatible logic outputs – for use as automation triggers, alerts, system status
15. Automation inputs – digitally sampled analog control inputs (control presets, levels etc.)
16. Relay outputs – mechanically decoupled control outputs (curtain, lighting control etc.)
17. Audio monitor output – tap from front panel monitor speaker (post DSP, pre amplifier)
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10
11
15
16
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DCP 200 Front Panel Features
1
2
3
4
5
1. Power “on” switch
2. 4" full-range monitor speaker
3. Monitor volume and parameter adjust (function depends on operating mode)
Monitor mode: controls level to DCP front panel speaker in monitor mode
Setup mode: provides parameter control in setup mode
4. Setup mode LED – illuminates green when DCP is in setup mode
5. Touch control LCD (4.3" 16:9 color display)
6. Fault LED – illuminates red when load faults or system errors are detected
7. Power “on” LED – illuminates green when AC power is applied
8. Mute button – illuminates red when engaged, illuminates green when disengaged
9. Auditorium volume control – global level control for all audio outputs
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6
7
8
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DCP 200 Rear Panel Features
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
12
9
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1. Mono analog input – accepts microphone or line level signals (with phantom power)
2. Stereo analog inputs – accepts line level signals
3. Analog audio inputs – connect to D-Cinema server or film processor with analog outputs
•
Top connector: channels 1 through 8
•
Bottom connector: 6 auxiliary channels
4. Digital audio inputs – connect to D-Cinema server or film processor with digital outputs
5.
•
Top connector: AES3 pairs 1 through 4 (digital audio channels 1 through 8)
•
Bottom connector: AES3 pairs 5 through 8 (digital audio channels 9 through 16)
S/PDIF input – multi-channel digital input for non-sync/alternative content
6. USB Type B port for DCP configuration and management via direct connection
7. 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port – for QSControl™, 3rd party, or SNMP management and remote access
8. 100 Mbps Ethernet ports – CobraNet™ audio network - Primary and Secondary (backup)
9. SD memory card – device configuration storage supports quick unit replacement
10. Serial communications port – 3rd party control/automation via RS232
11. IEC inlet – AC mains power connector with cord lock
12. DataPort interface for QSC amplifiers – supports up to six single port amplifiers
13. Hearing impaired and visually impaired special mix outputs
14. CMOS compatible logic outputs – for use as automation triggers, alerts, system status
15. Automation inputs – digitally sampled analog control inputs (control presets, levels etc.)
16. Relay outputs – mechanically decoupled control outputs (curtain, lighting control etc.)
17. Audio monitor output – tap from front panel monitor speaker (post DSP, pre amplifier)
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10
11
15
16
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DCP 100 Front Panel Features
1
2
3
4
1. Power “on” switch
2. 4" full-range monitor speaker
3. Monitor volume and parameter adjust (function depends on operating mode)
Monitor mode: controls level to DCP front panel speaker in monitor mode
Setup mode: provides parameter control in setup mode
4. Setup mode LED – illuminates green when DCP is in setup mode
5. Touch control LCD (4.3" 16:9 color display)
6. Fault LED – illuminates red when load faults or system errors are detected
7. Power “on” LED – illuminates green when AC power is applied
8. Mute button – illuminates red when engaged, illuminates green when disengaged
9. Auditorium volume control – global level control for all audio outputs
8
5
6
7
8
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DCP 100 Rear Panel Features
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
8
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1. Mono analog input – accepts microphone or line level signals (with phantom power)
2. Stereo analog inputs – accepts line level signals
3. Analog audio inputs – connect to D-Cinema server or film processor with analog outputs
Top connector: Main Analog Input: channels 1 through 8
4. Digital audio inputs – connect to D-Cinema server or film processor with digital outputs
Top connector: AES3 pairs 1 through 4 (digital audio channels 1 through 8)
Bottom connector: AES3 pair 8 (digital audio channels 15 and 16 for H.I./V.I.)
5.
S/PDIF input – multi-channel digital input for non-sync/alternative content
6. USB Type B port for DCP configuration and management via direct connection
7. 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port – for QSControl™, 3rd party, or SNMP management and remote access
8. SD memory card – device configuration storage supports quick unit replacement
9. Serial communications port – 3rd party control/automation via RS232
10. IEC inlet – AC mains power connector with cord lock
11. DataPort interface for QSC amplifiers – supports up to eight single port amplifiers
12. Hearing impaired and visually impaired special mix outputs
13. CMOS compatible logic outputs – for use as automation triggers, alerts, system status
14. Automation inputs – digitally sampled analog control inputs (control presets, levels etc.)
15. Relay outputs – mechanically decoupled control outputs (curtain, lighting control etc.)
16. Audio monitor output – tap from front panel monitor speaker (post DSP, pre amplifier)
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9
10
14
15
16
Master auditorium
level control
FAULT
POWER
Monitor Mode:
Controls volume to
front panel speaker
MONITOR
VOLUME
Touch Control
User Interface
MUTE
SETUP
Setup Mode:
Adjust parameter values
displayed on screen
Global Mute affects all Audio outputs
(all amplifier inputs)
Front Panel User Interface Details
Front Panel UI
The DCP front panel includes a 480 x 272 pixel, 4.3", color TFT display with a touch control interface and a 16:9 wide screen aspect ratio. The touch
control “user interface” allows authorized system operators to recall previously configured presets, adjust levels, change monitor tap points etc. The
“Monitor Volume” knob is used to manipulate these parameters when the DCP is in “setup mode” (indicated when the “SETUP” LED in the middle of
the Monitor Volume knob is illuminated green).
The Monitor Volume is also used to change the level of the amplified monitor signal feeding the DCP front panel speaker when the DCP is in “monitor
mode” (indicated when the “SETUP” LED is not illuminated).
The global “Mute” button, when engaged, mutes all audio outputs. Engagement of the Mute button is indicated when the red LED in the mute button
cap is illuminated. Normal operation (non-muted) is indicated through illumination of the Mute button cap with a green LED.
The large rotary encoder knob to the right of the touch control LCD is the master level control for the auditorium sound system. Adjusting this control
manipulates the level of the audio signal fed to all audio outputs.
Setup Overview
Initial configuration of the DCP is performed through QSC’s DCP Manager™ software, which must be installed on a Windows® PC or laptop computer.
Once the software is installed on the computer, the computer can then be connected to the DCP product via a USB connection.
A system designer would typically begin high-level configuration by defining the basic system topology and distribution of audio within the DCP
Manager application. This involves selecting the audio sources for the DCP program inputs, auditorium sound format, amplification and speaker
design and whether additional devices (such as BASIS™ devices) are included in the system design for the purposes of expanding the quantity of
DataPort outputs or for locating the amplifiers remotely for example: outside of the projection booth… behind the projection screen. Presets can be
created to accommodate multiple audio sources or distribution topologies (i.e.., to support different configurations for the main theatre presentation
and for alternative content/non-sync audio) and/or to support multiple auditorium mixes or multi-use applications.
Once the high-level configuration is complete, the rest of system can be connected to the DCP and/or powered up and completion of the DSP
configuration, assignment of levels, application of architectural delay etc. and system tuning can commence.
Note that recalling of system presets and adjustment of system parameters such as output and monitor levels, monitor tap points etc. can be made
through the front panel user interface (the touch control LCD and associated rotary encoders) by authorized users.
The Setup Overview on the following pages is a general application guide showing the installation steps required for a basic system. Refer to the Help
Files in DCP Manager and the QSControl.net™ suite of applications for detailed setup and configuration instructions and for system examples. The
QSC Cinema Products web pages are also a good source of information for application notes and system design assistance.
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Setup Overview
1. Unpack Carton
Remove your DCP product from its carton and inspect it carefully. Make sure that the
carton contents are complete and that there are no signs of shipping damage. Retain all
packaging for future unit storage or for the unlikely event that service is needed.
2. Install Software
Load the DCP Manager disc into a CD-ROM or DVD drive on a Windows® PC or laptop
computer. Follow the installation instructions displayed on your computer’s screen.
Note: DCP Manager must be installed before connecting the DCP to a Windows PC or
laptop computer.
3. Configure DCP
After DCP Manager is installed, connect a USB cable between the DCP and the computer.
Turn the DCP on, launch DCP Manager and follow the prompts on screen. Refer to the
Help Files for instructions on how to configure the basic operating parameters of the DCP
(source inputs, format, presets, etc).
4. Attach Amplifiers
Connect DataPort outputs on the DCP rear panel to DataPort inputs on QSC’s DCA or PL3
Series amplifiers using QSC approved DataPort cables.
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Setup Overview
5. Connect Audio
Connect cinema audio sources to the appropriate DCP rear panel input connectors. Main
sources can come from digital content servers or analog film processors. Additional analog
and digital inputs are provided for alternative content sources, live feeds, DVD players, mic/
paging sources etc.
Connect the Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired special mix outputs and/or the
Monitor Output feed to appropriate external devices as needed.
6. Connect Automation
Connect appropriate external control devices to the DCP’s automation Inputs. Connect the
Logic Outputs and/or Relay Outputs to any external devices to be controlled.
7. Complete Installation
Remove protective film covering the touch panel LCD surface. Insert the included SD Card
into the rear panel receptacle. The SD Card provides DCP configuration storage for quick
unit service/replacement.
8. Tune System
Once the basic DCP operating configuration is defined and all of the connections are in
place, it’s time to power up the rest of the rack, complete the DSP setup, tune the system
and run through final check.
Refer to additional information in this Hardware User Manual and in the software Help
Files for further setup and configuration details to complete this step.
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Configuration and Networking
The DCP offers a variety of accessibility options for configuring and managing the product and an entire cinema sound system locally or remotely.
Local DCP configuration and system management are provided through directly applied connections to the DCP via universal serial bus (USB), the
DCP front panel touch-control LCD or through a local Ethernet link (QSControl™). Remote and system-wide management are possible through more
sophisticated network implementations and/or via wide area network (WAN) topologies, Internet access or 3rd party subscription services that make
use of the DCP 3rd party API or SNMP.
Basic configuration of the DCP product is performed through the USB interface on the product rear panel. The system designer connects to the
DCP’s rear panel USB port with a Windows laptop or PC running the DCP Manager software application. DCP Manager offers all the setup tools
and system management objects to configure the auditorium audio format, selection of audio source material, configure the DSP signal path,
apply crossovers, EQ etc., define the routing of audio to the amplifiers, define the system speakers and speaker processing etc. Once the basic
configuration is complete, the system designer can define custom Presets that can be recalled for different auditorium setups. For example, a Preset
can be created for the primary presentation content. Another Preset can be created for non-sync or alternative content. And yet another Preset can be
created for live application use such as seminars or corporate events. Once these Presets are created they become accessible via the DCP front panel
touch-control LCD.
In addition to basic configuration, DCP Manager can be used to monitor health, status and performance of the local system (the directly connected
DCP) via the product’s rear panel USB interface.
USB connection to DCP
USB type B Port on DCP 300
Rear Panel
DCP Manger
USB cable
The image above illustrates a Windows® laptop connecting directly to the DCP via the product’s rear panel USB Type B port. The Windows machine is
running QSC’s DCP Manager Application, which is used to configure the DCP.
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Once the DSP signal chain and audio format are configured, the DCP can be connected to an Ethernet LAN for local or remote management using
the QSControl.net™ suite of applications or via a custom application or control system using the DCP 3rd Party API. Alternately, an SNMP-based
management system may be used to monitor and control the DCP.
A local Ethernet connection to a Windows laptop or PC that is running QSC’s Venue Manager Application provides the system designer with access
to status, health and performance of the local system. Changes to Presets, audio levels and some automation control objects can be made through
Venue Manager access.
DCP firmware updates can also be performed through the Venue Manager Application. For more venue-specific needs, QSC’s QSCreator Application
allows the system designer to create custom control screens with varying levels of password protection (authentication rights). QSCreator screens can
be as elaborate as the system designer’s imagination and can be created to depict the physical layout of the auditorium or the entire cinema complex.
Since the QSControl.net™ suite of applications provide accessibility to the DCP’s network interface, these applications can be used to manage an entire
sound system consisting of multiple DCP products, QSC amplifiers, QSC speakers and other QSC network enabled products such as BASIS, RAVE and
DSP 300 series products. Management can be localized (within the theatre complex) or remote, depending on the network implementation deployed.
Alternately, an SNMP management system may be used to monitor and control DCP products.
Local Ethernet connection to DCP
QSControl Port on DCP
Rear Panel
QSControl.net
Venue Manger
QSCreator
CAT-5
Cables
10/100 Mbps
Ethernet Switch
The image above illustrates a Windows® laptop connecting to the DCP via a network switch. The DCP is also connected to the network switch via its
rear panel QSControl™ port. The Windows® machine is running QSC’s QSControl.net suite of applications, which includes Venue Manager, QSCreator,
Notify and the QSControl™ 3rd Party API.
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Unpacking
There are no special unpacking precautions. However, it is recommended that you keep the original packing materials for reuse in the rare event
that service is required. If service is required and the original packing material is not available, ensure that the unit is adequately protected for
shipment (use a strong box of appropriate size, sufficient packing/padding material to prevent load shifting or impact damage) or call QSC’s Technical
Services Group for replacement packing material and a carton.
DCP Product Carton Contents
1. DCP product
2. Hardware User Manual
3. DCP software CD(s)
4. IEC power cord and wire cord retainer
5. Euro style connector plug kit
6. SD card (2 GB)
7. Warranty card
Mounting
The DCP product is designed to be mounted in a standard 19" (480 mm) equipment rack and requires 3 vertical rack spaces (refer to IEC 60297
for additional rack dimensions and design details). Rack mounting provides the DCP with stability and a convenient means for dressing the cables
connecting to the product. Some rack systems also provide climate control and/or conditioned power.
Rack mount the DCP product by supporting it from underneath while aligning the four front panel mounting holes (in the rack ears) with the threaded
screw holes in the rack rails. Install all four mounting screws and washers and tighten securely. The DCP product comes with rear rack support ears.
Ensure that these rear mounting points are securely fastened to rear rack rails or rack side walls.
Computer Requirements
Your PC or laptop must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. IBM PC compatible computer (Windows PC)
2. Intel Pentium 4 CPU or better
3. CPU speed of 2.0 GHz or faster
4. 1 GB of RAM or greater
5. Hard drive with at least 1 GB of space available
6. Display resolution of at least 1024 x 768
7. CD-ROM drive for installing DCP 300 software
8. Windows® XP Pro, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 operating System (Supports 32 or 64 bit systems)
In addition to these minimum requirements, your PC or laptop must have a 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter (NIC) in order to join a
QSControl™ network.
Software Installation
Installing the DCP Manager™ and QSControl.net™ suite of software applications is easy. All you need to do is choose the folder where the application
is to reside (the default setting is acceptable for most users).
1. Start your Windows® PC or laptop
2. Close any running applications
3. Place the DCP Manager software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
4. The DCP Manager software should auto-run. If not, select run from the start menu. Browse to the file named setup.exe on your CD-ROM drive.
5. Click the Install DCP Manager button
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6. Follow the on-screen prompts/instructions
7. Repeat steps 1 through 6 to install QSControl.net™
USB Driver Warning
DCP Manager must be installed on your PC or laptop prior to connecting it to the DCP product. This ensures that the USB driver is properly installed
on your PC or laptop prior to establishing a connection to the DCP product via the computer’s USB port.
Configuring the DCP
DCP Manager™ is used to configure the DCP product. This includes configuring the device properties, the DSP objects, audio and control I/O and
Presets. The network communications properties and audio networking features can also be configured using DCP Manager™ so that all networking
properties are in place before the DCP is added to a local area network (if your deployment requires networking). Alternately the DCP is accessible via
SNMP remote management.
Once the DCP product is configured via DCP Manager™, the QSControl.net™ suite of applications (Venue Manager, QSCreator™, Notify and the
QSControl™ 3rd Party API) can then be used to manage one or more DCP products over a local area network.
Refer to the information in the DCP Manager™ and QSControl.net™ application Help Files for additional information on product configuration,
management and network connectivity.
Connections
AC Power Cord
Insert the molded receptacle of the AC power cord into the AC power inlet on the back of the DCP
product. Plug the AC line connector into an AC outlet. The power supply on the DCP product will
accept from 100 to 240V, 50 to 60 Hz. If a different type of IEC power cord is required than that
supplied with the product, consult QSC’s Technical Services Group.
QSControl™ Network
Connect one end of a data communications cable terminated with an RJ45 plug into the QSControl™
receptacle on the rear panel of the DCP product. Ensure that the lock tab on the cable engages with
the RJ45 receptacle on the DCP rear panel connector. Note: data communications cabling must
be rated CAT-3 or better for 10 Mbps network connections or rated CAT-5 or better for 100 Mbps
network connections.
CobraNet Network
(DCP 200 and DCP 300 models only)
Connect one end of a data communications cable terminated with an RJ45 plug into the CobraNet™
Primary receptacle on the rear panel of the DCP product. Ensure that the lock tab on the cable
engages with the RJ45 receptacle on the rear panel DCP connector. For systems requiring redundant
network connections, connect a second data communications cable terminated with an RJ45
plug into the CobraNet™ Secondary receptacle on the rear panel of the DCP product. Note: data
communications cabling must be rated CAT-5 or better for all CobraNet™ connections.
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Connections Continued
Hearing and Visually Impaired Outputs
The Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired special mix outputs are balanced outputs that are
combined into a single 5-terminal Euro style (a.k.a. Phoenix) receptacle. This combo receptacle includes
a common ground for both the H.I and V.I. outputs. Terminate the mating 5-terminal Euro plug and
insert it into the DCP rear panel receptacle as shown in the image to the right. The DCP rear panel label
provides a pin-out of the receptacle signals. Note: a standard 3-terminal plug may be used if only one
output is required.
Automation Inputs, Logic Outputs, Monitor Output
The automation inputs, logic outputs and monitor output all use a 2-terminal or 6-terminal Euro style
(a.k.a. Phoenix) receptacle. The Automation Inputs can be connected to relay contacts, a switch or a
10K potentiometer. Logic Outputs are CMOS compatible. And the Monitor Output is a single-ended
balanced impedance source. All connections require a 2-terminal or 6-terminal Euro style plug. The
DCP rear panel label provides all necessary signal information. The negative terminal of each receptacle
is at chassis potential.
Relay Outputs
Two relay outputs are provided via two 3-terminal Euro style (a.k.a. Phoenix) receptacles. Relay contacts
are floating and rated for 30 VDC at 1A. Each output includes one common terminal, one normally
open contact (N.O.) and one normally closed (N.C.) contact. These terminals are labeled C, NO and
NC, respectively on the DCP rear panel. When the relay is not energized, the C terminal is connected
to the NC contact and the NO contact is not connected. When the relay is energized, the C terminal is
connected to the NO contact and the NC contact is not connected.
DataPorts
QSC DataPorts on the DCP rear panel are intended to interface to QSC amplifiers with v1 DataPorts.
These are the all-capable DataPorts, which are included on DCA and PL3 series amplifiers. All DataPorts
use the HD15 connector format and connect to QSC amplifiers via data communications cables having
male HD15 connectors on both ends. These are commonly referred to as VGA cables. Note: though
many off-the-shelf VGA cables may work with satisfactory results, the QSC DataPort specification
requires that all conductors be present and that all audio I/O conductors be shielded. Therefore,
only QSC supplied DataPort cables should be used. A variety of lengths are available through QSC’s
Technical Services Group. To connect a DataPort cable between a DCP DataPort and an amplifier
DataPort, attach the cable’s male connectors to the HD15 ports and finger tighten the thumb screws on
the connectors.
Ancillary Interfaces
A single Mic/Line Input is accessible on the DCP rear panel. This input can be used for mono non-sync
sources or for connecting a microphone for local paging or announcements into the auditorium or to
support various corporate or live events requiring a microphone. Phantom power may be enabled via
DCP Manager™ configuration or via the DCP front panel interface. The Mic/Line Input uses a standard
3-conductor XLR receptacle.
L/R analog line input connectors and a multi-channel digital S/PDIF input are accessible on the DCP
rear panel. These RCA connectors accommodate non-sync sources appropriate for alternative content,
advertising, corporate or live event feeds.
A USB Type B interface is provided for directly connecting to a Windows® PC or laptop. All configuration
and local management of the DCP via DCP Manager software is performed through this portal.
Note: all ancillary interfaces use standard cables that are readily available through retailers specializing
in computer equipment, musical equipment, pro audio or home electronics.
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Main Analog Input Connector Pinout
25-pin male D-Sub to 25-pin male D-Sub
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Description
Chassis ground
Left +
Left extra Chassis ground
Center +
Right extra Chassis ground
Right +
Chassis ground
Surround left Surround right Subwoofer Chassis ground
Pin #
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Shell
Main Analog Input
Description
Left Chassis ground
Left extra +
Center Chassis ground
Right extra +
Right Chassis ground
Chassis ground
Surround left +
Surround right +
Subwoofer +
Chassis ground
12
13
10
11
24
25
8
6
9
7
22
20
23
21
4
5
2
3
18
1
16
19
17
14
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Auxiliary Analog Input (Surround EX) Pinout
25-pin male D-Sub to 25-pin male D-Sub
Pin #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Description
(not used)
(not used)
Back surr left (not used)
(not used)
Back surr right (not used)
(not used)
Right extra +
Surround left Surround right (not used)
(not used)
Pin #
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Shell
Auxiliary Analog Input
Description
Left extra +
Left extra Back surr left +
(not used)
(not used)
Back surr right +
(not used)
(not used)
Right extra Surround left+
Surround right +
(not used)
Chassis ground
12
13
11
24
25
8
6
9
7
22
20
23
21
4
5
3
18
19
2
1
16
17
14
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Digital Input
Digital (AES3) Input Connector Pinout
25-pin male D-Sub to 25-pin male D-Sub
Pin # Description
Pin #
1
AES 1: Gnd
14
2
AES 1: Neg
15
3
AES 2: Pos
16
4
AES 3: Gnd
17
5
AES 3: Neg
18
6
AES 4: Pos
19
7
(not used)
20
8
(not used)
21
9
(not used)
22
10
(not used)
23
11
(not used)
24
12
(not used)
25
13
(not used)
Shell
10
(the connector providing AES3 pairs 1-4 and the connector providing
AES3 pairs 5-8 are wired the same and with the same pair sequence)
Description
AES 1: Pos
AES 2: Gnd
AES 2: Neg
AES 3: Pos
AES 4: Gnd
AES 4: Neg
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
(not used)
Chassis ground
12
13
10
11
24
25
18
23
8
6
4
2
9
7
5
3
1
22
20
18
16
14
21
19
17
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Specifications
The following specifications are based on the DCP 300. The DCP 100 and DCP 200 vary only in some functionality, and quantity of connectors. Refer
to the individual sections in this document for more information.
Dimensions (H/W/D):
5.25" x 19" x 15"
Audio Performance (Main Analog Input)
Line voltage requirements
100 VAC – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
A/D conversion
24-bit delta-sigma, 48 kHz
Accessories included
6 ft UL/CSA line cord, User Manual Software CD,
Connector Kit
Dynamic range (unweighted)
> 105 dB
Input stage type
Active balanced
Front Panel Controls
Power switch
Rocker switch
Input impedance
22 k Ohms
Mute control
Push button
Max analog input level
+14.2 dBu (4.0 Vrms)
Auditorium fader
Rotary encoder
THD+N at +4 dBU and 2 dB
below clip (per AES-17)
<0.005%
Monitor volume/parameter adjust
Rotary encoder
Audio Performance (Mic/Line Input)
Menu-driven LCD
Touch control LCD
A/D conversion
24-bit delta-sigma, 48 kHz
Dynamic range (unweighted)
> 105 dB
Indicators
Mute engage/disengage
Button illumination
Input stage type
Active balanced
Monitor level/parameter focus
Encoder knob illumination
Input impedance
6.81 k Ohms
Power on indicator
Green LED
Max analog input level
+28 dBu (19.45 Vrms)
Fault detect indicator
Red LED
CMRR typical (max)
20 Hz – 20 kHz > 60dB (> 50dB)
THD+N at 2 dB below clip (per
AES-17)
<0.05%
Rear Panel Connectors
D-Cinema input group 1
DB-25 — AES3/EBU channels 1-8
Audio Performance (Digital Input: AES/EBU)
D-Cinema input group 2
DB-25 — AES3/EBU channels 9-16
Input type
Balanced
Main analog input
DB-25 — Analog audio channels 1-8
Input impedance
120 Ohms
Extended surround input
DB-25 — Surround and Le/Re Channels
Input sample rate
48 kHz or 96 kHz
Universal Mic/Line input
XLR — Mic (+ phantom pwr) or line level
Audio Performance (DataPort Outputs)
S/PDIF input
RCA — Stereo digital audio interface and
Lt/Rt Matrix
Output level range
+6 dB to -18 dB in .1 dB steps
RCA (L/R) inputs
RCA (2) — Stereo Left and Right and Lt/Rt Matrix
Dynamic range (unweighted):
>105 dB
DataPort outputs
HD-15 (14) — QSC amplifier interface
THD+N at +12dBu input level
(per AES-17)
<.005 %
Automation inputs
2-pin Euro-style (x6) – 8-bit resolution
Frequency response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Logic output
2-pin Euro-style (x2) – CMOS levels
D/A conversion
24-bit delta-sigma, 48 kHz
Relay outputs
3-pin Euro-style (x2) – max 30 VDC
DSP Performance
Monitor output
2-pin Euro-style (x1) – line out
Filter topology
24-bit digital IIR
H.I./V.I. output
5-pin Euro-style (x1) – common GND
Crossover filters
Linkwitz-Riley or Butterworth (6 - 48 dB/octave)
Serial Control
DB-9 RS-232 Serial Interface
Parametric EQs
Digital bandpass filter with ±20 dB of boost/cut.
Q is programmable in 1/10th octave steps from
1/20th to 4 octaves
USB Type B port
Config and management interface
Graphic EQ
28 band 1/3 octave with up to ±12 dB cut/boost
QSControl RJ45
10/100 Mbps network management
Bass
Digital shelf filter with up to ±10 dB of cut/boost
programmable knee
CobraNet RJ45s
100 Mbps primary/backup network audio
Treble
Digital shelf filter with up to ±10 dB of cut/boost
programmable knee
SD card receptacle
Configuration memory card (1 GB min)
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Specifications Continued
Subsonic (high-pass) filter
Digital high-pass filter with Q programmable as flat
(.707) or B6 boost (2.0) from 15 Hz to 50 Hz
Automation inputs
CD Horn EQ
Digital shelf filter with up to ±10 dB of cut/boost
programmable from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Input type
OMNI (discrete state or potentiometer)
Screen EQ
Digital shelf filter with up to ±10 dB of cut/boost
programmable from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Compatible sources
Accepts contact closure (switches, relays) or 10K
pot. Input is sampled and converted to 8-bit
digital value
All pass filter
2nd order all pass filter programmable from
20 Hz – 20 kHz
Logic Outputs
Band polarity
Normal, inverted
Output type
Two-state logic
Band delay
Programmable in 21µs steps from 0 ms to 10 ms
Compatible
CMOS compatible output levels
Channel delay
Programmable in 1ms steps from 0 ms to 175 ms
(0 to 4 frames)
Relay outputs
Master delay
Programmable in 1ms steps from 0 ms to 420 ms
(0 to 10 frames)
Output type
Mechanical relay contacts
Mute
Individual channel mutes, global mute
Compatible
Max 30VDC output at 1A. Can be wired as N.O.
or N.C
Bass management
Weighted sum of screen channels may be low pass
filtered and mixed with sub output
Liquid crystal display
Surround bass management
Weighted sum of surround channels may be low
pass filtered and mixed with aux output A.
Display type
Active color TFT
Amplifier A.C. Control
All amps power on with DCP activation and can
be placed into standby via user interface
Display area dimensions
4.3" diagonal viewing area
Format
16 x 9
Resistive 4-wire
Monitor speaker
Speaker
4" full-range
Touch panel type
Impedance
4 Ohms
Audio network
Amplifier output power
10 watts Class D
Protocol
CobraNet version 2 protocol
Frequency response
20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 2 dB)
Data rate
100 Mbps (Fast Ethernet)
Dynamic processing
1.5:1 compression
Ports
1 Primary, 1 Backup (auto-failover)
Connection requirements
Cat-5 UTP cable or better (100m maximum
length), direct connection to wired network switch
ports only, dedicated LAN or VLAN
H.I. and V.I. impaired outputs
Output stage type
Single ended (balanced Z)
QSControl™ network / SNMP
Output impedance
50 Ohms
Protocol
Standard TCP/IP implementation over Ethernet or
Fast Ethernet. 3rd party interface may use UDP/
IP or TCP/IP.
Nominal output level
-11.8 dBu (200 mVrms)
Data rate
10/100 Mbps
Loading requirements
Rmin = 2k Ohms, Cmax = 4nF
Connection requirements
Cat-5 UTP cable or better (100m maximum
length), direct connection to wired network switch
ports only, dedicated LAN or VLAN
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Appendix A:
DCP Serial Port Automation Control Protocol Rev 2.0
Description
This appendix describes the serial port automation control protocol for managing QSC’s DCP Digital Cinema Processor. Serial port automation is
handled via ASCII text commands sent via RS-232 from an external device. All commands must be terminated with a CR [0Dh] or LF[0Ah].
NOTE: Settings manipulated via serial port automation commands may be overridden or modified by commands issued from the DCP front panel
display, by commands sent over the network using QSC’s Third Party Control Protocol, or by triggers coming in through other automation inputs on
the DCP rear panel.
1.1 Communication Settings
The serial port settings required to communicate with the serial interface on the DCP are as follows:
• Baud rate of 115200 bits per second
• 8 Data Bits
• No Parity
• 1 Stop Bit
• Flow Control: none
• Straight through cable (not a null modem)
1.2 Command Protocol
A communication terminal program such as Hyper Terminal can be used for initial testing of the DCP automation commands. After connecting the
serial port cable (no null modem) and configuring a communication session you should see the following command prompt indicating that the DCP
unit is ready to accept serial automation commands, (you may need to use a <CR> to see the prompt):
cmd>
1.3 Automation Command Reference
The following serial commands are currently supported by all DCP products. Serial commands prefixed by “dcp100” and “dcp200” are also supported
by all DCPs.
dcp300preset
Selects the preset specified (1 – 32). If no preset number is entered following the ‘=’ character, then the currently selected audio preset is returned.
Examples:
To select preset 1:
cmd>dcp300preset=1
Return value:
dcp300preset=1
To query currently selected audio preset (presets 1-16):
cmd>dcp300preset=
Return value:
dcp300preset=1
If invalid, disabled preset number, or out of range value entered:
cmd>dcp300preset=50
Return value:
dcp300preset=invalid
Note: Currently selected preset will remain active
dcp300mute
Turns the Master Mute on or off (1 = mute, 0 = unmute). If no value is entered following the ‘=’ character, then the current state of the Master
Mute is returned.
Examples:
To turn master mute on:
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cmd>dcp300mute=1
Return value:
dcp300mute=1
To turn master mute off:
cmd>dcp300mute=0
Return value:
dcp300mute=0
To query current state of master mute:
cmd>dcp300mute=
Return value:
dcp300mute=1
If invalid or out of range value entered:
cmd>dcp300mute=a
Return value:
dcp300mute=invalid
Note: Current state of Master Mute will remain active
dcp300fader
Sets the Master Volume level to the value specified in dB (-90.0 to 10.0 in .5dB increments). If no value is entered following the ‘=’ character, the current Master Volume level is returned. If a ‘+’ character is entered following the ‘=’ character, then the volume is incremented by .5 dB (not to exceed
the maximum allowable volume of 10.0 dB). If a ‘–‘ character is entered following the ‘=’ character, then the volume is decremented by .5 dB.
Examples:
To set Master Volume to 5 dB:
cmd>dcp300fader=5.0
Return value:
dcp300fader=5.0
To increment volume by .5 dB:
cmd>dcp300fader=+
Return value (assuming volume previously set to 5 dB):
dcp300fader=5.5
To decrement volume by .5 dB
cmd>dcp300fader=Return value (assuming volume previously set to 5 dB):
dcp300fader=4.5
To query current volume:
cmd>dcp300fader=
Return value:
dcp300fader=4.5
If invalid or out of range value entered:
cmd>dcp300fader=20.0
Return value:
dcp300fader=invalid
Note: Master Volume will remain at current level
dcp300version
Returns the version of the DCP firmware (in the form: major.minor.build).
Example:
To read the DCP 300 firmware version:
cmd>dcp300version=
Return value:
dcp300version=1.00.0039
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QSC Audio Products, LLC
1675 MacArthur Boulevard
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Telephone Numbers:
Main Number: (714) 754-6175
Sales & Marketing: (714) 957-7100 or toll free (USA only) (800) 854-4079
Customer Service: (714) 957-7150 or toll free (USA only) (800) 772-2834
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Sales & Marketing FAX: (714) 754-6174
Customer Service FAX: (714) 754-6173
World Wide Web:
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E-mail:
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