Ascender 16 - Ref. ASC1602
Thank you for choosing Analog Way and the Ascender 16. 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 LiveCore™ platform
within minutes. Discover the Ascender 16 capabilities and intuitive interface while commanding top-notch
presentations and unleash your creativity for a new experience in show and event management.
Go on our website to register your product(s)
and be notified about new firmware versions:
• 1 x Ascender 16 (ASC1602)
• 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 Rack mount kit (the parts are stowed in the packaging foam)
• 1 x User manual (PDF version)*
• 1 x Quick start guide*
* User manual and quick start guide are also available on www.analogway.com
The use of rear rack support
slide rails for all rack mounted
applications is highly recommended. Damage caused by
improper rack mounting will not
be covered under warranty.
Connecting with the Web RCS
The Ascender 16 uses standard ethernet LAN
networking. To connect the Web RCS to your new
Ascender 16, you first need to connect a computer
to the Ascender 16 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 16 displaying on the front
panel screen.
If the connection is not starting, please see:
• Be sure the computer IP address is on the same
network and subnet as the Ascender 16.
• 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 16 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 Analog Way 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
by operating system.
ready to use. If you are having trouble syncronizing,
The default IP address on the Ascender 16 is try clearing the cache and refreshing the page with a netmask of (ctrl+F5 in most browsers):
Therefore, you can assign your computer a static - ASC1602: will turn green when connected
IP address of and a netmask of - Sync OK: will turn green when the Web RCS has and should be able to connect.
finished syncronizing.
RS232 port:
Reserved for
4 x USB Plugs
USB Plug
Exit/Menu: Home menu or back one level
Enter: validate the menu or command
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.
Removable Power supply:
100-240 VAC; 8A;
50/60Hz; 285W; 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
On/Off - Stand-by: Push the button
then use the contextual button to
enter in stand-by mode
4.3’’ TFT color display
Contextual buttons
See User’s Manual for details
Device sync.:
Used for effect sync in
multi-machine mode.
Ethernet Plug
Frame Lock:
Analog Frame
Lock input and
loop output
Source control:
Frame logo: press before selecting
the Logo/Frame number
Freeze: freeze the input linked to
the current layer on the Program
Transition the pre-selected
sources onto the Program
output with the selected effects
Step Back:
Recall the last preset into
your Preview monitor
Load: load a preset
Save: save a preset
Source selection:
#1 to #12: access Frame #1 to #4
or Logo #1 to #4
Color: fill in a layer with a color
Link cables:
Use the 3 link cables to share
inputs/outputs in the additive
modularity configuration.
Monitoring Preview output:
- 1 x Universal Analog (HD15 & DVI-A)
- 1 x DVI-I
- 2 x SD/HD/3G SDI
x RGBs/RGsB/RGB/YPrBr/YC/comp
Analog output
Output #1, #2, #3 & #4
- 4 x Universal Analog (HD15 & 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
Layer selection:
A/B: scaled layers
Native Background: not scaled layer.
Layer control:
Clear: clear a layer
Aspect Image Layer: adjust
Layer properties
#1 to #4: select
a screen
Program: edit Program
Preview: edit Preview
Menu scroll knob
Solid orange:
TIP: Always try to use native resolution of your screens/
projectors to avoid additional scaling.
Output settings:
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 layers 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 16.
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
(update, etc.).
Control: Access all control settings.
Contextual button
Blinking green:
Once your setup is complete, click on the EDIT tab to start building
your presets.
Layer/source selected or is not currently
active on the Program output
Layer/source selected or is currently active
on the Program output
Blinking red:
Output format/rate:
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 Monitoring/Preview output,
the main outputs will use the rate defined under SETUP >
Preconfig > Internal rate, Framelock, etc.)
Click on SETUP > INPUT > GENERAL to have an overview of your
Operation mode:
Choose your operation mode using the setup menu (SETUP >
Preconfig > screens) to drag and drop your unused output to
the selected mode.
• To reset a preset, please click on the preset number holding
SHIFT on your keyboard. Then into the windows below click on
the reset button
• You can load your preset at any time on Program or Preview
by clicking on the preset number (with the Save mode button
disabled), or simply drag and drop the preset into the Program
or Preview windows.
• Click on SAVE MODE then choose your preset number.
Once you build a preset, you can save it as one of the 144 preset
slots the Ascender 16 offers.
Click on your ACTIVE PLUG in order to choose the displayed
Click on the SETUP PLUG to start setup of a plug not currently
chosen as the active plug. (Not necessarily displayed).
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
your input
Click on AUTOSET ALL to launch the automatic detection of all
inputs once all sources are connected and turned on.
#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
Solid green:
Solid red:
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
will start operating your show. You
play presets one after the other on a
timeline adding some parameters
duration or wait for user interaction.
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.
For complete details and operational procedures, please refer to the Ascender 16 User’s Manual and our
website for further information: www.analogway.com
Firmware v02.00.46
03/27/2015 - ASC1602-QSG
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