||MLC 104 IP Plus MediaLink
Controller always provides a consistent, simple and familiar control method
from room to room.
Presenters with little or no training can
walk into any MediaLink equipped classroom and operate the A/V system with
minimal effort. No need to master an unfamiliar remote control or worry
about flat or missing batteries!
The Extron MLC 104 IP Plus MediaLink
Controller with built-in IP Link® Ethernet Control is an easy-to-use
control panel for any small classroom or meeting room. It is designed to
control a wide range of smaller A/V systems and enables Web-based remote
diagnostics, asset management, and support. The MLC 104 IP Plus standardizes
the control interface for all systems, making display systems simple to use.
Standardization also makes setup and maintenance easier to support.
Includes a white metal faceplate.
The flexible MLC 104 IP Plus acts as an
extended remote control panel. It is not a switcher; instead, as a
controller, it tells the display when to switch between its various
inputs. Presenters with little or no training can walk into any multimedia
classroom equipped with the MLC 104 IP Plus and operate the A/V system.
The MLC 104 IP Plus includes universal display control for a display's
power, input switching, and volume control. For one-button functionality,
the MLC 104 IP Plus features backlit buttons that can be custom-labeled
for easy identification. Because the buttons illuminate, they are helpful
for presenters in low-light environments.
The MLC 104 IP Plus is also capable of
learning IR commands for centralized control of external source devices,
such as DVD players and VCRs, when used with an optional IRCM - Infrared
Especially vital for high traffic areas,
the MLC 104 IP Plus is housed in a secure two-gang enclosure. It has the
same look and functionality regardless of where it is mounted: a lectern,
desk, wall, rack, or wall box.
Easy System Configuration using Global Configurator Software
The MLC 104 IP Plus can be fully configured
using Extron's Global Configurator software. Extron creates and
administers a wide selection of drivers for use with the MLC 104 IP Plus.
Drivers enable the MLC 104 IP Plus to control basic display functions such
as power, input selection, and volume adjustment. Users can create their
own drivers or go to the Extron Web site to download RS-232 or IR drivers
compatible with the latest and most popular display devices. Global
Configurator also adds support for GlobalViewer®, a free Web-based asset
management and remote control software application specifically designed
to work with products that include IP Link technology.
The MLC 104 IP Plus is designed to work
with almost every Extron switcher, including the MediaLink Switchers,
which are specifically designed to complement MediaLink Controllers.
MediaLink Switchers are available to accommodate a variety of video, RGBHV,
and audio signals while providing unique features that expand A/V system
capabilities. The MLC 104 IP Plus can also work as a stand-alone device to
control a display without the aid of a switcher.
IP Link Ethernet Control
The MLC 104 IP Plus is equipped with
Extron's IP Link, a high performance intelligent network integration
solution specifically engineered to meet the needs of professional A/V
environments — from small K-12 classrooms to large universities and
businesses. GlobalViewer, a free Web-based asset management and remote
control software application, is specifically designed to work with
products that include IP Link technology. It facilitates key asset
management functions including:
|Proactive maintenance —
GlobalViewer can store and display information about connected devices
like serial numbers, owner identification, maintenance history, and
installed firmware versions. This centralized data can be collected
and used to reduce maintenance costs and guide future purchasing
decisions. For instance, a projector can be polled routinely to track
lamp usage and total life time. When lamp usage reaches a
predetermined number of hours, the MLC 104 IP Plus can send a report
|Event scheduling — GlobalViewer
uses the real-time clock and calendar in IP Link-enabled devices to
maximum value. User-defined tasks are easy to configure and schedule
with GlobalViewer and don't require high-level programming skills. For
instance, an administrator may want to turn off all projectors every
Friday at close of business.
|Remote technical support —
Technicians can troubleshoot systems remotely because GlobalViewer
provides the real-time status of connected devices. Information such
as connection status, power state, and current input selection is
displayed in a central location. For many connected devices,
technicians can toggle power on or off, switch sources, control
volume, and more without leaving their office. Many common problems
can be resolved without a trip to where the equipment is located.
|Theft alerts — IP Link-enabled
products are always on and routinely poll their attached devices for
status information. If any serially controlled device, such as a
projector or plasma display, is physically disconnected from the
network, the MLC 104 IP Plus monitoring its status will know
immediately. In such an event, it can send an e-mail message notifying
security personnel of the possible theft. For fast action, e-mails can
be sent to multiple addresses including cell phones and wireless PDAs.|