The Model 392 is designed for a variety of applications that require a visual status indicator. An array of red/green/blue (RGB) LEDs provide backlighting for a distinctively shaped polycarbonate (plastic) lens assembly. The Model 392 can serve as a broadcast "on-air" light, a room occupied display, or an intercom call signal indicator. In addition, the unit can serve as an audio level display, with a green, yellow, and red indication of audio level. Full operation requires only a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 100 Mb/s data connection. It's compatible with the popular Dante® audio-over-Ethernet protocol but offers support for a range of additional applications. Configuration is performed using the Studio Technologies' STcontroller software application. Selected configuration values are stored within the Model 392's non-volatile memory. A variety of methods are provided to allow control of the Model 392's LED array. These include using STcontroller's "virtual" button, receiving network-transported UDP commands, and responding to an audio signal level associated with a Dante digital audio connection.
The Model 392 is a compact, lightweight unit that is primarily intended for fixed applications with mounting in a US-standard 2-gang electrical box or by way of a 2-gang low-voltage mounting bracket. The unit's optical lens conforms to the requirements of a 1-Decora® opening, allowing a 2-gang wall plate with centered 1-Decora opening to be used to complete the "look" of an installation. Standard wall plates are available in a variety of materials and finishes. For convenience, each unit includes a stainless steel wall plate. It's expected that 3rd-party custom wall plates will be created to support the Model 392. These would include the selection of material and text that would support specific applications. The Model 392 can also be used in portable applications by mounting the unit in a 2-gang electrical box intended for surface-mount or outdoor applications. These boxes typically have rugged finishes that would be appropriate for deployment by personnel for temporary use.
Configuration of the Model 392 is performed using the STcontroller software application. Choices include the display activation method, the LED colors, the LED intensity, and the LED action.
The on and off status of the Model 392's display can be controlled using a "virtual" selection within STcontroller. This is a simple means of controlling the unit, but would require user intervention. While available, in most cases this method will be used only during deployment and testing.
Custom applications can generate UDP commands that can control operation of the Model 392's display. It's expected that a simple software program or routine would be created for use within personal computers, media routers or switchers, or digital matrix devices.
The Model 392 is also directly compatible with the call signals generated by the popular Studio Technologies' Dante-enabled beltpacks and intercom stations. These Dante-connected user devices generate a 20 kHz tone whenever their call button is activated. Model 392 applications can also employ the Studio Technologies' intercom interface units to provide compatibility with legacy analog PL intercom systems. Interface units are available that at compatible with Clear-Com® PL as well as the TW-series from RTS®/Bosch®