QUICK START GUIDE
Ascender 48 - Ref. ASC4806
Thank you for choosing Analog Way and the Ascender 48. By following these simple steps, you will be able
to set up and use your Powerful multi-screen Seamless Switcher based on Analog Way’s new LiveCore™
platform within minutes. Discover the Ascender 48 capabilities and intuitive interface while commanding
top-notch presentations and unleash your creativity for a new experience in show and event management.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
• 1 x Ascender 48 (ASC4806)
• 1 x Power supply cord
• 1 x Ethernet cross cable (for device control)
• 1 x MCO 10 pin connector
• 1 x Web-based Remote Control Software included and hosted on the device
• 1 x Rear rack mount kit (the parts are stowed in the packaging foam)
• 1 x User manual (PDF version)*
• 1 x Quick start guide*
Mounting using only the front
rack ears is sufficient for fixed
installations. Additional support,
such as the rear rack support or
slide rails, is required for mobile
applications, and recommended
* User manual and quick start guide are also available on www.analogway.com
QUICK INSTALL AND SETUP
Connecting with the Web RCS
The Ascender 48 uses standard ethernet LAN
networking. To connect the Web RCS to your new
Ascender 48, you first need to connect a computer
to the Ascender 48 using the Ethernet cable. Then
on your computer open an internet browser which
supports Flash® player.
Into this internet browser, please enter the IP
address of the Ascender 48 displaying on the front
If the connection is not starting, please see:
• Be sure the computer IP address is on the same
network and subnet as the Ascender 48.
• Be sure that no two devices have the same IP
address (prevent IP conflicts)
• Check your network cable. You will need a
crossover ethernet cable if you are connecting
directly from the Ascender 48 to the computer. If
a hub or switch is involved, use straight ethernet
The connection should start.
• For more information, please see the user manual
or contact your local technical support.
Often, computers are set to DHCP client (automatic
IP detection) mode. You may need to change the Once you have successfully connected, the flash
IP address configuration on your computer before app will automatically download and launch in your
you can connect. These settings are found in the browser. When the two icons in the bottom right
properties for your LAN network adaptor, and vary corner of the screen turn green, the Web RCS is
ready to use. If you are having trouble syncronizing,
by operating system.
The default IP address on the Ascender 48 is try clearing the cache and refreshing the page
192.168.2.140 with a netmask of 255.255.255.0. (ctrl+F5 in most browsers):
Therefore, you can assign your computer a static - ASC4806: will turn green when connected
IP address of 192.168.2.100 and a netmask of - Synch OK: will turn green when the Web RCS has
255.255.255.0 and should be able to connect.
See User’s Manual for details
Lock plug and
Recall the last preset into your
Transition the pre-selected
sources onto the Program
output with the selected effects
Load: load a preset
Save: save a preset
#1 to #12: access Frame #1 to #4
or Logo #1 to #4
Color: fill in a layer with a color
Use the 3 link cables to share
inputs/outputs in the additive
Monitoring Preview output:
- 2 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 1 x DVI-I
- 2 x SD/HD/3G SDI
- 1 x RGBs/RGsB/RGB/YPrBr/YC/comp
Output #1, #2, #3 & #4
- 8 x Universal Analog (4 x HD15 & 4 x DVI-A)
- 4 x DVI-I (DVI Dual-Link on outputs #1 & #3)
- 4 x Video Optical SFP module cage
- 4 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
Frame logo: press before selecting
the Logo/Frame number
Freeze: freeze the input linked to
the current layer on the Program
Native Background: not scaled layer.
A/B/C/D/E/F: scaled layers
Clear: clear a layer
Aspect Image Layer:
adjust Layer properties
#1 to #4: select
Used for effect sync in
Program: edit Program
Preview: edit Preview
4 x USB Plugs
Exit/Menu: Home menu
or back one level
Enter: validate the menu
The user should avoid disconnecting the power source
(AC input) until the unit is in stand-by mode. Failure to
do this could result in hard drive data corruption.
Removal Power supply:
100-240 VAC; 8A;
50/60Hz; 405W; internal,
- 12 x 3G/HD/SD-SDI
- 12 x Universal Analog
(6 x HD15 & 6 x DVI-A)
(Dual link available on Inputs 4, 8 & 12)
- 3 x DisplayPort
(Dual link available on Inputs 2, 6 & 10)
Inputs #1 to #12:
- 6 x HDMI
- 9 x DVI-I
Stand-by: Hold for 3 seconds for
stand-by mode to force power off
4.3’’ TFT color display
ASCENDER 48 - REF. ASC4806 / FRONT & REAR PANELS DESCRIPTION
TIP: Always try to use native resolution of your screens/
projectors to avoid additional scaling.
Under this menu you have access to the HDCP ON/OFF feature,
Optical SFP restart and test pattern possibilities.
Other settings are available for layers, please refer to the user
• Drag sources into layers to change the source
• Load and place all your layer with your mouse and use the take
button to send it to your program
• Resize or reposition your layer by clicking and dragging the layer.
Preconfig.: Setup assistant for adjusting all basic setups.
Outputs: Manage your outputs and have access to every settings and parameters.
Inputs: Configure your inputs connected to your Ascender 48.
Library: Load your Logos and Frames into the system.
Logos: Configure Logos and Frames selections.
Confidence: Configure the Confidence monitor.
Monitoring: Configure the operator’s monitor including the resolution and choice of layout, to show input or output preview
Blending: Configure the blending.
Services: Access to all Analog Way maintenance services
Control: Access all control settings.
Once your setup is complete, click on the EDIT tab to start building
Layer/source selected or is not currently
active on the Program output
Layer/source selected or is currently active
on the Program output
Under SETUP > OUTPUT, click on the selected output on the
left to have access to the setup. Then choose the format and
rate. (Rate choice is only available for preview output, the main
output will use the rate defined under SETUP > Preconfig >
Internal rate, Framelock, etc.)
Click on SETUP > INPUT > GENERAL to have an overview of your
Choose your operation mode using the setup menu (SETUP >
Preconfig > screens) to drag and drop your unused output to
the selected mode.
• You can load your preset at anytime on Program or Preview
using the load button.
then choose your preset number:
• Preset can be reset by the user using
• Click on
Once you build a preset, you can save it as one of the 64 preset
slots the Ascender 48 offers.
Click on your ACTIVE PLUG in order to choose the displayed
Click on the SETUP PLUG to start settings a specific plug without
choosing it as the active displayed plug. (Not necessarily
As each input has multiple input plugs, you must choose one
plug to display as this input. The remaining non-displayed plugs
remain active and can still be configured.
Individual input setting:
Click on the left on the individual input setup in order to define
Click on AUTOSET ALL to launch the automatic detection of all
#1 = Source is on Preview
#2 = Function available for modification
#1 = Source is on the Program output
#2 = Freeze enable
#3 = Stand-by button
#4 = Preset Selection
BUTTON COLOR USAGE
WEB RCS STRUCTURE
Click on SETUP, then go to the preconfig
button. The Setup assistant is here to help
you to set up step by step your unit by
following an interactive tutorial.
The EDIT mode is the place where you will
manage all your configurations. You will
manage your inputs, your layers in terms
of size position effect etc… your Frames
and Logos. You can save all your screen
configurations into presets
The LIVE mode is the section where you
will start operating your show. You can play
preset one after the other on a real timeline
adding some parameters like duration or
wait for user interaction.
WARRANTY AND SERVICE
This Analog Way product has a 3 year warranty on parts and labor, back to factory. This warranty does not
include faults resulting from user negligence, special modifications, electrical surges, abuse (drop/crush),
and/or other unusual damage. In the unlikely event of a malfunction, please contact your local Analog Way
office for service.
GOING FURTHER WITH THE ASCENDER 48
For complete details and operations procedures, please refer to the Ascender 48 User’s Manual and our
website for further information: www.analogway.com
Version: 1.0 - 01/24/2014