The ARC Solo includes many of the powerful features of the ARC Plus while offering the simplicity of a self-contained remote control unit. 16 meters, status and relays are all available on the rear apron. Automatic functions, email notifications and even the new Recordable Speech Interface are built in.
Efficient, Flexible Alarm Notification
Alert appropriate personnel with selective alarms. Targeted alerts via email, SMS or telephone assure the proper response.
Built-In Telephone Access
Burk’s Recordable Speech Interface is built right in for dial-in/dial-out telephone control. Featuring a pre-recorded vocabulary tailored for the broadcast industry, users can add up to 1,000 words or short phrases using standard .WAV files.
Access from Anywhere
The ARC Solo includes a built-in web server, allowing access from any PC, smartphone or tablet without installing software. PC-based management is available using the optional AutoPilot® software.
Automate with Jet™ Active Flowcharts
Intelligent automatic site control is available using Jet, included with ARC Solo. Automatic functionality is built into the ARC Solo, eliminating the need for a full-time PC connection.
Self Contained for Easy Installation
The built-in wiring interface means nothing else to buy or install. Just hook up the meter and status inputs, on-board relays, telco and LAN.
3.5" (8.89 cm) H
19" (48.26 cm) W
12" (30.48 cm) D
0° to 40° C
100 to 240VAC, 47–63Hz, 1A;
Power entry module with standard, grounded power cord supplied;
1A fuse protection
16 status, 16 metering, 16 relays
Metering Input Range:
-10 to +10VDC>
99.75% accuracy, full scale
Status Input Range:
0 to +28VDC or switch closure
<.5 VDC = ON; >2.1VDC = OFF
Form C;momentary or latching;
max 5A, 240VAC
Front Panel Indicators:
Red/Green LEDs for Alarm, Remote;
Power indicated by any lit LED
Front Panel Control:
Remote (maintenance lockout)
Rear Panel Connections
16 Relay Contacts (48pins)
16 Status Inputs (24pins)
16 Meter Inputs (24pins)
RCA Phono: Audio Out, Audio In
RJ-11: Sensors (future)
Ethernet, Web Server, Dial-up
RSI Recordable Speech Interface built-in.
Includes standard broadcast vocabulary;
ability to record custom phrases
10 email lists of up to 20 email addresses each
Data Access Arrangement for RSI
Part #: DAA2
Replacement Data Access Arrangement for the RSI used in ARC Plus Touch and ARC Solo
Part #: TS-1
The TS-1 Transient Suppressor provides transient voltage surge suppression for equipment connected to a dial telephone line with standard RJ-13 or RJ-11 connectors. The high quality die cast aluminum enclosure houses a passive, three-stage protection device designed to conduct destructive energy safely to ground.
Both RJ connections are protected, while allowing the normal ring voltage and voice or data to pass unimpeded. Studio or transmitter audio equipment connected to a two-pair dedicated stereo telco circuit may be protected with the TS-1.
Precision RF Sensor
Part #: PRF-1
The Precision RF Sensor produces scalable DC samples from any directional coupler, providing reliable forward and reflected power indications, permitting accurate VSWR calculation. The sensor connects to the directional coupler through a type “N” Connector. Bring the sample into any remote control system, or use with the Plus-X VSWR for monitoring of antenna sites with Arcturus or ARC Plus. Each transmission line typically requires two RF sensors, one for forward power and one for reflected power.
Wide frequency response from 50 to 1000 MHz enables accurate measurement of individual transmitter outputs or multi-channel RF signals such as those found in combined antenna systems. The Precision RF Sensor accommodates signals with high or low peak to average ratios, making it suitable for both analog and digital power measurement.
The unit can be installed on any directional coupler equipped with a Type N connector, without the need for additional mounting hardware.
Tower Light Monitor
Part #: TLM
The TLM is a universal lamp alarm relay designed to sense the failure of flashing or steady incandescent beacon lamps or steady side lights. The toroidal current sensor provides islolation and allows monitoring of more than one line at a time. The TLM energizes when one or more lamps fail. It will monitor the operation of up to four side lights or four beacon lamps.
Line Voltage Sensor
Part #: LVS
Monitor AC Power Circuits
Each LVS monitors a single phase AC power circuit and provides a low-voltage DC output sample that tracks linearly with the AC input voltage. Additional LVS units can be added to monitor multi-phase AC power systems.
AC Current Sensor
Part #: 910-093-001
Combined Transformer and Signal Conditioner
The AC Current Sensor combines a transformer and a signal conditioner into one package. The AC Current Sensor has a selectable input range and an industry standard 0-5VDC output. The AC Current Sensor is designed for application on "linear" or sinusoidal AC loads and is housed in a solid-core case.
The BTU-4D Burk Digital Temperature Unit connects up to four digital temperature sensors to an ARC Solo remote control or to a Plus-X input device in an ARC Plus system. Sensor cables up to 1000 feet long are supported without measurement degradation. The unit also provides a low voltage output sample that tracks linearly with the AC line voltage.
Each temperature output supplies 10mV per degree Fahrenheit or Celsius, based on a jumper setting on the BTU-4D/BTU-4D-I.
The BTU-4D/BTU-4D-I is supplied with:
Temp Sensor Indoor (F)
Part #: BTI
Not for new installations. The BTI (Fahrenheit) indoor temperature sensor is compatible with the analog BTU-4 temperature unit. For new systems use the TEMP-WALLMOUNT digital sensor with the BTU-4D or BTU-4DI Digital Temperature Unit.
Temp Sensor Indoor (C)
Part #: BTI-C
Not for new installations. The BTI-C (Celsius) indoor temperature sensor is compatible with the analog BTU-4 temperature unit. For new systems use the TEMP-WALLMOUNT digital sensor with the BTU-4D or BTU-4DI Digital Temperature Unit.
Temp Sensor Outdoor (C)
Part #: BTO-C
Not for new installations. The BTO-C (Celsius) outdoor temperature sensor is compatible with the analog BTU-4 temperature unit. For new systems use the TEMP-OUTDOOR digital sensor with the BTU-4D or BTU-4DI Digital Temperature Unit.
Temp Sensor Outdoor (F)
Part #: BTO
Not for new installations. The BTO (Fahrenheit) outdoor temperature sensor is compatible with the analog BTU-4 temperature unit. For new systems use the TEMP-OUTDOOR digital sensor with the BTU-4D or BTU-4DI Digital Temperature Unit.
Temp Sensor, Stack (C)
Part #: BTS-C
Not for new installations. The BTS-C (Celsius) stack temperature sensor is compatible with the analog BTU-4 temperature unit. For new systems use the TEMP-STACK digital sensor with the BTU-4D or BTU-4DI Digital Temperature Unit.
Temp Sensor, Stack (F)
Part #: BTS
Not for new installations. The BTS (Fahrenheit) outdoor temperature sensor is compatible with the analog BTU-4 temperature unit. For new systems use the TEMP-OUTDOOR digital sensor with the BTU-4D or BTU-4DI Digital Temperature Unit.
Serial LAN Extender
Part #: SL-1
The SL-1 allows deployment of IP-enabled technologies where traditional Ethernet connectivity is impractical or unavailable. Unlike a serial-to-Ethernet converter, which allows RS-232 devices to operate on an existing Ethernet link, the SL-1 enables new IP connectivity to the remote site.
Broadcasters gain studio access to IP remote control, web-based configuration for remote equipment, and access to email and other studio resources while at the transmitter site – all without additional monthly charges. The SL-1 also provides a new option for sending RDS data to the remote site.
Operating in pairs over a full-time bidirectional serial link, the SL-1 accommodates a wide variety of RS-232 links, including radio, leased line and dial-up, with appropriate modems. To optimize bandwidth efficiency, the SL-1 learns the location of each network device and transports only those packets destined for the opposite side of the bridge. Since the SL-1 bridges both networks onto the same subnet, integration with the existing IT infrastructure is easy.