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Based on the GSC3000 platform, the VRC2500 is a dial-up broadcast facility control system that offers simplicity and ease of use without sacrificing the powerful features needed for total facility management. Sixteen channels of metering, status and command are ideal for single-station outfits with modest site requirements. Onboard macros and time-based functions allow the system to monitor conditions and take control of situations automatically, while PC, telephone and available Web-based interfaces provide flexible means for operator management.
The VRC2500 offers a built-in voice interface for dial-up, voice-prompted telephone control. Alarms are reported to telephones, pagers, or PCs running the optional AutoPilot® 2010 software.
The GSC/VRC IP Converter adds IP connectivity to the GSC3000 and VRC2500, eliminating the need for costly legacy links.
AutoPilot 2010 merges the robust performance of the VRC2500 with the power and convenience of PC-based facility management.
3.5" (8.89 cm) H x 19" (48.26 cm) W x 10.75" (27.31 cm)
0° C to 50° C
Front-panel "remote/local" button for suspending the generation of command output; power, status, line LED indicators; MIC to audibly monitor remote location.
100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz; 15W
DB9; serial communication at 19.2kbps
DB37; open collector, 30VDC, 250mA maximum, clamped, momentary or latching, latching duration programmable 0.1–25.5 seconds
DB37; input impedance greater than 100kOhms, unbalanced during measurement; >10MOhms, unbalanced, quiescent (nonsampling); 0–10VDC and -5 to 5VDC nominal; 2.44mVDC resolution (12-bit resolution over 10V range); input limits not to exceed -16VDC or 16VDC; RFI immunity at 70dB at 1MHz, 140dB at 100MHz, 170dB at 500MHz
DB37; 16 binary (low/high) channels; input impedance > 24kOhms; input voltage range -30–30VDC continuous; toggle threshold low-to-high with pull-down at 2.5VDC (CMOS compatible), high-to-low with pull-up at 1.5VDC (TTL compatible); RFI immunity 70dB at 1MHz, 140dB at 100MHz, 170dB at 500MHz
RJ-11 connector for telephone line
Audio from the telephone line can be routed to this output for possible use as emergency audio feed to transmitter.
Allows external audio (such as off-air monitor) to be fed to the phone line.
DB9; serial communication at 19.2kbps.
Embedded microprocessor-based design with battery backed real-time clock.
CMOS Static RAM / Flash EPROM (non-volatile memory).
Standard toll-grade telephone circuit or dedicated two or four wire interconnection with toll grade performance; FCC registered; Automatic answering.
Yes! The Plus-X AC-8 remote outlet controller fully integrates with the ARC Plus remote control, but can also be used as a stand-alone outlet controller using its built-in web connection. The Plus-X AC-8 accepts contact closures, so you can control each outlet with another remote control, such as the Burk ARC-16 or GSC3000/VRC2500.
Both systems feature onboard macros for automatic control without a dedicated PC, and both may be used with AutoPilot® 2010 software, allowing a mix of GSC3000 and VRC2500 systems in your operation. The GSC3000 is expandable to 256 channels by cascading additional GSC3000 I/O units, whereas the VRC2500 is a 16-channel remote control system. The Voice Interface is included onboard the VRC2500; in the GSC3000, the Voice Interface is added as a separate unit.
No! You can use the wiring interface and command relay units from the VRC1000 and VRC2000 when you install a new GSC3000 and VRC2500.
The GT-4 connects to the GSC3000 over a distance of up to 1,000’ and appears as a new unit in the system, saving I/O channels and realizing a cost savings. The BTU-4 connects to the GSC3000 by means of four analog inputs over a 25’ distance. We recommend the GT-4 for monitoring indoor, outdoor and stack temperature with the GSC3000.