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BrightSign AU320

Any chance of a spec sheet detailing ports for interfacing to this product?

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    Lyndon

    What do you need? Just realized you were asking about the AU320.

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    Shaun

    Having read your first reply I assumed you had misread my question.

    All I need to know is how do you input into this device is it via RS232, GPIO, UDP, USB etc.. Also is it just one channel audio out?

     As we have a need for some number of audio only units to complete a reasonable sized interactive audio delivery system. 

    We were originally going to use some 1010's with EM100's as they gave 3 audio streams plus any and all input methods however that is no longer an option so we have been looking at other ways.

    But as we use Brightsign's extensively!!! it makes sense for us to keep using them as a standard device.

    I did email the standard contact email but received no reply. 

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    Lyndon

     

    I'm attaching a data sheet.

     

    It has USB, RS232, and Ethernet for input.

    It can do one stereo output or 2 mono outputs. It doesn't decode 6 channels but can pass ac3 output for decoding on another device. 

     

    If you send a full list of your audio and control needs to support, I can check if we have other hardware that would be a better fit. 

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    Shaun

    I'm currenly away from the office but it's something like 8/9 interactive areas each selecting 1 of 12 tracks (different sets of tracks per interactive but same number of tracks to choose from) and another 10 or so none interactive looping audio zones. They may be more zones but can't quite remember.

    Thanks for the spec sheet on the AU320 looks like we could easily swap out the old system with several of these units. 

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    Norman Garland

    We have just ordered samples of the AU320.

    Will you be posting technical and user documentation for this product onyour Support site?

    Is there specific firmware for the AU320 that differs from the HDx20 range?

    How do we check the firmware version as there is no video out?  RS232?

    Best regards

    Norm Garland

    Pixels UK

     

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    Alex

    The AU320 uses the same firmwares as the HD120-HD1020. 4.2.36 or later versions are required.

    The easy way to check the firmware version is through a diagnostic web server. First, you need to enable it in setup files.

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    robert

    I don't want to open an other thread so I'm continuing in this one.

    Does the AU320 feature GPI/O for interacting? In a specific case i want to use either buttons for interacting with the user or i need an output to trigger lamps (not on the same unit but rather several ones).

    Also is it possible to extend the AU320 with an extentionboard like HMS provides for the HD line?

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    Alex

    GPIO port isn't available on AU320. You can use USB button panels with this device.

    http://www.brightsign.biz/index.php/products/accessories/usb-button-panels/

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    robert

    I already found out this. But I want to arrange the buttons freely on a surface, that's the reason why the button panals are no choice for me.

    Is there any other opition? So of course I can use HD1020 (GPIO + Net) but it seems a bit overszised for me since I don't need video-outs.

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    Shaun

    Given that it has a serial port you should be able to use the HMS rs232 8x8 board. We plan to use them for a button in, light on project (audio only) spec'd the system at the back end of last year however am yet to get round to purchasing and installing.

    If you want to trigger lamps on remote unit you can trigger a UDP command to the other boxes upon receipt of the serial string. On the other boxes output serial command to HMS board upon receipt of UDP command.

    Hope that helps.

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    YK MA

    Sorry to jam in.

     

    I have a same situation with "robert" that we need to trigger the playback of the audio (a total of 5) by 5 buttons to be mounted on our custom-made panel.

     

    Could you provide the protocol of the RS-232 port?

     

    A crucial feature that we chose BrightSign is it can provide a handy interactive solution easily.  But without the GPIO and the extension feature (as in HD1010) we have to reconsider seriously before our next move.

    Thanks.

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