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ARCs: Adaptive Remote Controls
this powerful technology, command sets are assigned to
specific ARCs. The range of form factors and hardware
combinations allows simple, intuitive operation that can
control multiple parameters at once. If so desired, a single
button press can recall a preset that reconfigures the whole
system for an alternate application.
One true test of a sound system is how easily end-users
can control it to suit their needs. With that in mind, Symetrix
has developed the Adaptive Remote Control (ARC) series
of wall panels for easy user interaction with Symetrix DSP
systems. These modular controls handle a including source
selection, level control, paging, room combining, and much
more. Flexible, modular, and truly adaptive, they can be
mixed and matched within a venue to provide each room
with an appropriate command set, tailored specifically to
that environment.
Security features such as button lock or user-provided key
lock assure that only qualified users make adjustments to
the system.
The preferred method for connecting ARCs to a DSP system
is over CAT5. Power and control can be daisy-chained to
multiple devices via the dual RJ-45 connectors. The tool
for this job is the ARC-PS, a rack-mounted power supply
powers up to 10 ARCs. It can also handle eight channels of
ARC Audio (see below). If preferred, bare wire connection of
RS-485 and local power directly to the ARC are possible via
an onboard terminal strip. Rear panel connectivity includes
(optional) key lock, dry closure logic input, open collector
output, and ARC Audio. Device IDs are assigned via rotary
decimal switches or binary DIP switches on each control.
Additionally, many Symetrix products feature one or more
ARC ports, as found on the ARC-PS, built-in for quick and
easy integration with a few ARC devices.
An important consideration when evaluating external control
options is their ease of integration with the DSP. With most
projects, time and money are key factors. Third-party control
systems add expense and can require extensive expertise
to implement. The ARC series of control panels are all
programmed by the system designer from within the same
software applications used to configure the DSP hardware.
All control parameters are stored in the DSP hardware as
part of the “site” file so they can be easily accessed and
modified should the user’s needs change.
Their simple, straightforward appearance belies the sophisticated control the ARCs offer. They communicate over
RS-485, a fast and flexible communications protocol. Using
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ARC Audio
What is ARC Audio? A single channel of balanced analog audio routed
over the CAT5 cable between an ARC and the DSP hardware. Applications
include paging, local system inputs, and confidence feeds. To avoid the
possible grounding, mixing or shorting of ARC Audio lines, the installer
should home run any ARCs making use of ARC Audio lines so that only
one ARC device is in the chain.
No special tools are required
to program any of the Symetrix remotes because they are
programmed directly from SymNet Designer or your Symetrix
software. Configure and test your system’s remote control devices
in minutes rather than days. Your DSP and control hardware all
come from the same vendor.
Pictured: the
ARC-2 (above)
and the
Integrator
Series ARC-2i
(right).
The ARC-2 is a menu-driven remote
control for Symetrix DSPs. Tap into the full
power of your system with twenty-four (24)
menus with up to sixteen (16) items each
that can be used to address multiple basic
functions or initiate complex logic-based
control events: gain, preset triggering, source
selection, room combining and more. The
8-character backlit display supports up to
thirty-one (31) scrolling characters, providing
instant user feedback for control assignments, default settings,
and actions. The three
buttons help you navigate
menus, raise or lower
values, and enable or
disable the remote control.
All control assignments,
including item labeling,
parameter limits and
firmware version upgrades
are handled by software included with Symetrix DSP
hardware. Power, control,
and a single channel
of ARC Audio are connected via RJ-45 inputs or
screw-type barrier strips.
Intuitive Navigation:
Pressing the menu button navigates through
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the menu names. The menu button also
acts as a preset trigger when a preset list is
scrolled. The up/down arrow buttons adjust
parameter settings and scroll through preset
lists. Holding the menu button and using the
up/down arrow keys moves you forward or
backward through the menus. Programmable Setup: The wall panel’s behavior is
programmable as well. Menu brightness
in “active” and “inactive” states can be set
independently, so the display will “sleep” in
light-sensitive environments like theaters. If
the ARC-2 goes idle, it can scroll a message
and return to the top of its menu tree. Upper
and lower parameter limits help contain the
range of adjustment and a button press
lockout will prevent tampering by curious but
unauthorized fingers. The ARC-2 features an
aluminum faceplate and includes a power
supply while the ARC-2i features a white
plastic faceplate and is powered directly by
its host device, power supply not included.
Both mount into a single gang electrical
box (US).
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The ARC-K1 is a modular remote
control for Symetrix DSPs featuring a
push-button rotary encoder that provides
the client with simple control of two (2)
parameters in the system. The 8-segment
LED stack provides instant user feedback,
clearly showing relative volume level. Two
additional LEDs, labeled “A” and “B”,
illuminate to indicate which of the two
available controls is active. All control assignments, including parameter limits and
firmware version upgrades are handled by
the software included with Symetrix DSP
hardware. Power, control, and a single
channel of ARC Audio are connected via
RJ-45 inputs or screw-type barrier strips.
The ARC-K1 also supports “sleep” mode
for light-sensitive environments like theaters.
Hardware lockout pins are provided to accommodate an installer-supplied key switch
and software and hardware lockout functions
can be independently programmed. Upper
and lower parameter limits help contain the
range of adjustment. The ARC-K1 is splashresistant and mounts into a single gang
electrical box (US), finished with a standard
Decora® faceplate (supplied in white).
The ARC-SW4 is a modular remote
control for Symetrix DSPs featuring
four momentary pushbutton switches
that provide the client with simple control
over source selection, preset triggering
and more. Each of the four pushbuttons
have corresponding tri-color LEDs which
can provide user feedback in a number
of ways. LEDs may follow buttons or
LEDs and buttons may be programmed
independently. All control assignments,
including button and LED functionality,
parameter limits and firmware version
upgrades are handled by the software
included with Symetrix DSP hardware.
Power, control, and a single channel of
ARC Audio are connected via RJ-45
inputs or screw-type barrier strips. The
ARC-SW4 also supports “sleep” mode for
light-sensitive environments like theaters.
Hardware lockout pins are provided to accommodate an installer-supplied key switch.
The ARC-SW4 is splash-resistant and mounts
into a single gang electrical box (US), finished
with a standard Decora® faceplate (supplied
in white).
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The ARC-SWK is
a modular remote
control for Symetrix
DSPs that combines the functional
attributes of the
ARC-K1 and ARCSW4 into a single
product featuring a
push-button rotary
encoder and four
momentary pushbutton switches
that provide the
client with simple
control over source
selection with
volume, room
combining and
more. In addition to the programming modes
supported by the ARC-K1 and ARC-SW4,
the ARC-SWK integrates directly with the
BGM Room Combiner modules in SymNet
providing an elegant room combining solution
where all wall panels update according to the
room combine status. The ARC-SWK also
supports a “Select and Set” mode that allows
the buttons to select a parameter after which
the knob can adjust the selected parameter.
All control assignments, including button and
LED functionality, parameter limits and firmware
version upgrades are handled by the software
included with Symetrix DSP hardware. Power,
control, and a single channel of ARC Audio are
connected via RJ-45 inputs or screw-type barrier strips. The ARC-SWK also supports “sleep”
mode for light-sensitive environments like
theaters. Hardware lockout pins are provided to
accommodate an installer-supplied key switch
and software and hardware lockout functions
can be independently programmed. Upper and
lower parameter limits help contain the range of
adjustment. The ARC-SWK is splash-resistant
and mounts into a single gang electrical box
(US), finished with a standard Decora® faceplate
(supplied in white).
The ARC-XLR is a modular
remote control for Symetrix DSPs
that combines an XLR audio
connection and push-to-talk
button with the ARC-SW4’s four
momentary pushbutton switches
that provide the client with simple
control over zone selection plus
paging and more. Each of the five
pushbuttons have corresponding
tri-color LEDs which can provide
user feedback in a number of
ways. LEDs may follow buttons
or LEDs and buttons may be
programmed independently. The
XLR audio connection may be
used to provide a remote input or
output for the system to create a
paging station or remote monitoring device. There is an onboard
microphone preamp. All control
assignments, including button and
LED functionality, parameter limits
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and firmware version upgrades
are handled by the software
included with Symetrix DSP
hardware. Power, control, and a
single channel of ARC Audio (for
the onboard mic) are connected
via RJ-45 inputs or screw-type
barrier strips. The ARC-MIC
also supports “sleep” mode for
light-sensitive environments like
theaters. Hardware lockout pins
are provided to accommodate
an installer-supplied key switch.
The ARC-XLR is splash-resistant
and mounts into a single gang
electrical box (US), finished with a
standard Decora® faceplate (supplied in white).
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The ARC-MIC is a modular
remote control for Symetrix
DSPs that combines an onboard
electret condenser microphone
and push-to-talk button with
the ARC-SW4’s four momentary
pushbutton switches that provide
the client with simple control over
zone selection plus paging and
more. Each of the five pushbuttons have corresponding tri-color
LEDs which can provide user
feedback in a number of ways.
LEDs may follow buttons or LEDs
and buttons may be programmed
independently. The onboard
mic may be used not only for
an integrated paging station but
also as a sense mic for an SPL
Computer DSP module. All control
assignments, including button and
LED functionality, parameter limits
The ARC-EX4 is the expander version of the ARC-SW4. Identical in
form and function to the ARC-SW4, it
expands the capabilities of a Modular
ARC Wall Panel. The ARC-EX4 cannot be used stand-alone nor can it
be attached to an ARC-2. A single
RS-485 device address may have a
total of four EX4 boards. The ARC-EX4
is splash-resistant and mounts into
a Decora® faceplate (not provided)
alongside its Modular ARC host.
To these base Modular ARC devices,
one can add a maximum of:
EXK
The ARC-EXK is the expander
version of the ARC-K1. Identical in
form and function to the ARC-K1, it
expands the capabilities of a Modular
ARC Wall Panel. The ARC-EXK cannot
be used stand-alone nor can it be
attached to an ARC-2. A single RS485 device address may have a total
of two EXK boards. The ARC-EXK
is splash-resistant and mounts into
a Decora® faceplate (not provided)
alongside its Modular ARC host.
EX4
ARC-K1
1
4
ARC-SW4
2
3
ARC-SWK
1
3
ARC-MIC
2
3
ARC-XLR
2
3
and firmware version upgrades
are handled by the software
included with Symetrix DSP
hardware. Power, control, and a
single channel of ARC Audio (for
the onboard mic) are connected
via RJ-45 inputs or screw-type
barrier strips. The ARC-MIC
also supports “sleep” mode for
light-sensitive environments like
theaters. Hardware lockout pins
are provided to accommodate
an installer-supplied key switch.
The ARC-MIC is splash-resistant
and mounts into a single gang
electrical box (US), finished with a
standard Decora® faceplate (supplied in white).
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RC Series: Standard Remote Controls
Many systems require a more cost-effective single point of control. For
these situations, Symetrix offers the standard RC series of remote controls.
These wall panels provide familiar tactile controls in attractive packages. The
RC series of wall panels interface with Symetrix devices’ analog control inputs
to quickly provide volume control and source or preset selection with minimal
programming. Being analog devices, they lack the sophisticated intelligence of
the ARC series making them better suited to single points of control.
The RC-3 Single remote
volume control mounted
in a Decora® wall plate.
The RC-3 is compatible
with many Symetrix,
SymNet and AirTools
processors: any device
with a remote volume
port that accepts standard potentiometers.
The MS-1 Sense Microphone Wall Panel from Symetrix is a panel mounted microphone used with Symetrix
and SymNet products which feature SPL Computer
functions.
The MS-1 is compatible with many Symetrix and
SymNet products: any device including SPL Computer functions such as the 371, 722, 760 and entire
SymNet line. It fits easily into new and old construction
mounted into walls or ceilings. A louvered white metal
plate offers excellent protection while blending in with
most décor.
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Architect and Engineer Specifications: Symetrix Wall Panel Accessories.
The series of wall panel accessories 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 ARCs (ARC-2 and ARC-2i) 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 ARCs shall mount in a standard U.S. single-gang box.
Power and control shall be connected via two RJ-45 connectors, or screw-type barrier-strip. Modular ARC wall panels shall consist of multiple models that mount in
standard U.S. single- or dual-gang boxes, and shall be compatible with standard Decora® faceplates. ARC-K1 shall include one push-button rotary encoder, one eightsegment LED stack, and two status LED indicators; ARC-SW4 shall include four momentary buttons with four corresponding status LED indicators; ARC-EXK shall include
one push-button rotary encoder, one eight-segment LED stack, and two status LED indicators, ARC-EX4 shall include four momentary buttons with four corresponding
status LED indicators; ARC-SWK shall consist of one ARC-K1 tied to one ARC-EX4. ARC-MIC shall include one onboard electret condenser microphone and one
momentary push-to-talk button, tied to one ARC-EX4; ARC-XLR shall include one 3-pin female XLR connector and one momentary push-to-talk button, tied to one ARCEX4. 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 CE marked, CSA tested
to UL 60065. The series of wall panels shall be Adaptive Remote Controls (ARCs).
RC wall panels shall consist of multiple models that mount in standard U.S. or Euro single-gang boxes, 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. MS-1 shall include an one onboard electret condenser microphone and connect to a Symetrix device’s analog audio
input via screw-type barrier strips utilizing standard microphone cable. All 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 standard Remote Controls (RCs).
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