eBOX is a 10/100BASE-T (Ethernet) to Quad RS-232/422(9-Pin) and GPI hardware interface.
It acts as a portal for controlling devices over any TCP/IP enabled network, across your facility or across the world.
It is ideal for broadcast television, streaming media networks, multi-room editing facilities, news production or in any audio/video/multimedia studio where remote hosts need to control devices over long distances or via the Web.
eBOX eliminates information bottlenecks and overcomes distance limitations typically inherent to serial communication. It simplifies long distance cabling by using IP addressable, point-to-point architecture to send control messages over existing 10/100 BASE-T wiring. eBOX features four serial connectors, activity LED’s, 24 GPI Inputs and 24 GPI Outputs as a standard feature (General Purpose Interface – facilitates switch closure control).
It is ideal for LAN, WAN and Internet control of VTRs, DDRs, switchers, computer based editing systems, cameras, projectors and other devices that use RS-232/422 (9-Pin) and GPI. Commands from a host workstation, browser or RS-422 switcher/controller are directed to individual devices on the network. This allows broadcast or networked facilities to control distant machine rooms from a facility’s central server.
Host to eBOX, eBOX to host and eBOX to eBOX communication is possible. An unlimited number of units can be addressed.