Neets Control - EcHo Plus

8-Button Keypad with Remote Monitoring

Description

Neets Control – EcHo Plus provides uniform AV control interface in all rooms through an 8-Button Keypad with built-in controller.

For installations with multiple rooms, the included Central Control software makes it possible to monitor rooms with EcHo Plus installed from a central computer.

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  • 8-Button AV control system with Remote Monitoring
    The world’s most compact AV control system – no external processors required
  • 8 Freely configurable keypad buttons
    Provides uniform AV control interface in all rooms and all 8 buttons can be configured for any function
  • 1 Bi-directional RS-232 port
    Used for controlling projectors, displays, amplifiers & other AV devices with feedback functionality
  • 1 Uni-directional RS-232 or 1 IR port
    Used for sending commands to projectors or other AV devices using serial or infrared communication
  • 1 Ethernet port
    Used for controlling two LAN devices and connection to Central Control and Project Designer
  • 3 General Purpose I/O ports
    Used for input/output control of relays, switches and sensors
  • 1 NEB port (Neets Expansion Bus)
    Add 2 additional devices - choose between Keypad, Level Control or Port Expansion (serial and I/O)
  • 1 front USB port
    Used for easy system configuration, uploading and downloading project files, service and maintenance
  • iOS/Android support
    Controlled through iOS/Android touch devices – fixed user interface
  • Email notifications and warnings
    Email notification on lamp/filter hours and warnings
  • Included
    Configuration through our free and no-license software: Neets Project Designer
Technical Specifications
Communication ports:
1 x RS-232 (TX and RX)
Baud: 1200 – 115200
Data Bit: 7/8
Parity: None, Even, Odd
Stop Bit: 1/1.5/2

1 x RS-232 or IR (TX only)
Baud: 1200 – 115200
Parity: None, even, odd
Stop Bit: 1/1.5/2

IR:
Transmit
381 Hz – 500 kHz
Devices: 2

1 x Ethernet port:
Speed: 10/100 Mbit
auto-detect
Devices: 2

3 x I/Os (GPIO)
Input:
Sense Low: <1 VDC
Sense High: >4 VDC

Output:
Type: Open drain
Max Voltage: 24 VDC
Max Current: 0.5 A

Neets Expansion Bus (NEB)
12 V (0.3 A) output
2 devices

Included in box:
12 V PSU (110- 230V AC)

Dimensions:
(without frame) (EU):
Width: 55 mm
Height: 55 mm
Depth: 17 mm

Dimensions:
(without frame) (DK):
Width: 72 mm
Height: 45 mm
Depth: 17 mm

Dimensions:
(without frame) (US):
Width: 1,77 inches
Height: 4,13 inches
Depth: 0,94 inches

Weight (EU,DK,US)
90 g/ 3,17 oz

Compliancy:
Approval: CE, FCC (part 15, class A)
IEC/ EN 61000-6-1
IEC/ EN 61000-6-2

Product item numbers:
310-0152:
Neets Control – EcHo Plus,
EU - Polar white
310-0252:
Neets Control – EcHo Plus,
DK - Polar white
310-0452:
Neets Control – EcHo Plus,
US - Polar white

Software

Neets Project Designer
Neets Project Designer
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Neets Central Control
Neets Central Control
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Firmware

-Ver. 3.11.2 (27-06-2017)
Bug Fixes:
  • The protocol for Central Control is now transmitting time for lamp and filter in minutes instead of seconds.
+Ver. 3.11.1 (09-06-2017)
+Ver. 3.11.0 (28-04-2017)
+Ver. 3.10.0 (05-12-2016)
+Ver. 3.9.0 (31-10-2016)
+Ver. 3.8.5 (02-09-2016)
+Ver. 3.8.4 (17-06-2016)
+Ver. 3.8.3 (03-06-2016)
+Ver. 3.8.2 (01-06-2016)
+Ver. 3.8.1 (10-05-2016)
+Ver. 3.8.0 (27-04-2016)
+Ver. 3.7.0 (11-01-2016)
+Ver. 3.6.7 (06-11-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.6 (02-11-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.5 (28-10-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.4 (13-10-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.3 (13-08-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.2 (29-06-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.1 (29-06-2015)
+Ver. 3.6.0 (21-05-2015)
+Ver. 3.5.2 (20-04-2015)
+Ver. 3.5.1 (25-03-2015)
+Ver. 3.5.0 (16-03-2015)
+Ver. 3.4.4 (04-02-2015)
+Ver. 3.4.3 (04-02-2015)
+Ver. 3.4.2 (26-01-2015)
+Ver. 3.4.1 (13-01-2015)
+Ver. 3.4.0 (15-12-2014)
+Ver. 3.3.2 (14-11-2014)
+Ver. 3.3.1 (04-11-2014)
+Ver. 3.2.4 (17-09-2014)
+Ver. 3.2.3 (02-09-2014)
+Ver. 3.2.2 (17-07-2014)
+Ver. 3.2.1 (27-06-2014)
+Ver. 3.2.0 (20-06-2014)
+Ver. 3.1.0 (27-02-2014)
+Ver. 3.0.2 (16-01-2014)
+Ver. 3.0.1 (10-12-2013)

Neets Control - EcHo and EcHo Plus

EcHo and EcHo plus are 8 button control systems and are both very versatile in their use.

Several RS232/LAN ports and I/O's for controlling your A/V installation.

  • Q: The EcHo has three I/O ports. What are they for?
    A: Most people opt to use two I/O ports for controlling the projector screen – one for roll-down and one for roll-up. With the third I/O port, you are able to connect a PIR motion sensor, which is brilliant for designing eco-friendly installations. You can make the PIR turn off your installation when no motion is detected and remember to time the system so that it does not turn off too soon.

    What you could also use your I/O for is a keyboard lock, which prevents unwanted handling of the control panel.
  • Q: Can I use my EcHo to control IR devices and how many?
    A: With the Neets Dual IR Emitter PN 307-0286, the TX/IR port can be setup with two IR emitters. In case you need more IR emitters, you will need to go with a SieRRa II, AlFa II or DelTa.
  • Q: Why do both of the IR devices react to the same output command?
    A: They do so because Neets Control System sends out the same command string to both IR emitters, so if you have two similar devices using the same IR codes, they will react simultaneously.
  • Q: Is it possible to access a GUI (Graphical User Interface) with an EcHo Plus?
    A: Yes, but you will only be able to see a fixed illustration of the interface you designed for the buttons in Neets Project Designer. The buttons are interactive though with LED indication on change of state.

    For a fully configurable GUI, you will need to use a SieRRa II, AlFa II or DelTa.

    Q: Is it possible to access a GUI (Graphical User Interface) with an EcHo Plus?
  • Q: Are all the button functions pre-defined?
    A: No, all the buttons are freely configurable with the Neets Configuration Software.
  • Q: Can I use the EcHo Plus with Neets Central Control?
    A: Yes, the EcHo Plus is available in Neets Central Control.
  • Q: Is the EcHo Plus expandable?
    A: Yes, you can expand with up to two NEB modules, choose between up to two extra NEB Keypads and/or up to two NEB Level Controls and/or one NEB Port Expansion.

    For further specification, please go to our website and find Neets Expansion Bus in the product page section.
  • Q: What software should I use for configuring the EcHo Plus?
    A: We recommend that you use the latest version of Neets Project Designer.
  • Q: What should I do when I want to use the panel as Enhanced LAN expansion?
    A: Upload an empty project into the panel. This ensures that the systems are running the same firmware.
  • Q: How does extension devices communicate with the control system?
    A: The Neets Control system uses Multicast to communicate. This is done on IP address 224.10.10.25 port 7979.
    • Each control system/extension device sends out a "keep a live" every 3 seconds.
    • If the control system has not received any message from an extension device for 10 sec it will indicate connection error.
    • The timeout is an individual timer for each extension device.
    • The “missing connection” indication will be removed when the connection is established and the extension device is initialized again.
    • The 10 sec timeout is reset whenever there are communication between the units e.g. when RS232 commands is transmitted or an event is triggered.
    • The control systems support IGMP, this allows the control system to only receive multicast packages on the address that it need and it also doesn't “Pollute” the entire network like UDP broadcast. In order to use IGMP the switch also need to support this.
  • Q: What does it mean, when all LED's are blinking?
    A: When you have not put an OFF function on the keypad and the system is not able to establish connection to a LAN TCP device, all LED's blink continuously .

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