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DVD-212 DVD Controller
$ 795.00
bulletOn-site Programmable
bulletEstablished Reliability
bulletEasy to use and install
bulletFor Pioneer DVD-5000, 7400, 8000
A basic system is composed of a DVD Controller (Museum Technology Source Inc.'s DVD-204 or DVD-212), a Pioneer DVD player (Model DVD-V5000, DVD-V8000 or DVD-V7400), and a television monitor. The DVD-212 allows up to twelve video segments from a DVD Disc. Both units allow for an additional "Attract" or "Idle" segment to play when no segment has been chosen.

Single pole, normally open switches, such as pushbuttons mounted in exhibit material, are plugged into the back of the 204 and 212 Controllers. If pushbuttons are used, they may be illuminated to give visitors an indication of which video segment is playing. Other such switches, such as motion detectors, timers and, capacitance switches may also be used as inputs. The Pioneer DVD Player is connected to the back of the Controller by an MTS provided cable and the TV monitor is, in turn, connected to the Pioneer Player.

Instructing the system on what part of the video is to be called up by each button or activator is a painless task of following a straightforward menu of prompts. This is done by temporarily connecting the Controller to a PC via a cable (available from Museum Technology Source, Inc.) and pressing a rear panel button labeled "Program". A menu of simple choices will appear on the screen of the PC, which will permit the assignment of particular video segments to particular buttons. A segment may be either the chapter of the disc, a section of the disc defined by a start frame number to a stop frame number, or a section defined by a start chapter and an ending frame number. Several other choices are available-- such as button options which permit "Lockout" (where pressing the button will not interrupt play) or "Interruptability" (where pressing another button will cause the player to go to another segment). The DVD Controllers have non-volatile EEPROM memories with programming software resident in the controllers. Loss of power to the controller will not effect the programmed information, and the controllers can be reprogrammed by once again connecting them to a PC. For test and setup purposes, the front panels also have illuminated pushbuttons, which correspond to selections.
Technical Specifications:
Players Supported: Pioneer Industrial DVD players models DVD-V5000, DVD-V8000, DVD-V7400, DVD-V7200
Physical: 2.5" high, 7.25" wide, 10" deep
Warranty: Two years parts and labor
Multi-Screen: May control (synch) up to 18 Pioneer Industrial DVD Players with appropriate cables. Please call or email for more information.
Power: Plug-in transformer, 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 10 Watts
Selection Capacity: Inputs for twelve pushbuttons on DVD-212
Attract Loop: Plays selected segment of disc when idle
Play Options: Buttons may be set to either lockout (segment playing must finish) or Interruptable. Button 12 on DVD-212 may be configured as a reset button-terminating the selection and returning to Attract Loop
Inputs: Twelve (DVD-212) RJ-11 connectors for normally open switch contacts. Pushbuttons, Microwave visitor Sensor or Countdown Timer may be used. Inputs optically isolated. 12VDC at 10mA
Rack Mount: A kit to mount one or two DVD-212 in a 3.5" (2U)is available. Order RK-212
Button Illumination: 12 VDC @ 300 mA available for button lamp. Transistor switched to ground during play
Addressing Modes: By start frame / end frame or by Chapter
Connection to Player: Via supplied cable. Players must be set tp 9600 Baud
Programming: On Screen Programming generates menu on video monitor or data may be entered via RS-232 from any computer or terminal capable of 9600 Baud communication. Data is stored in non-volatile EEPROM