Neets Control - AlFa II

Rack mounted control system with iOS/Android support

Description

Neets Control – AlFa II provides easy control of all room functions. AlFa II is a particularly good for integrating videoconference.

AlFa II also enables touch control with a tablet (iOS or Android) and you can create your own GUI design. Adding NEB extensions you can control AlFa II with a keypad or level control and with Neets Central Control software, you have easy room monitoring. AlFa II is a versatile AV control system and offers a variety of AV opportunities

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  • Rack mounted AV control system with iOS/Android support
    The world’s most compact AV control system – no external processors required
  • 3 Bi-directional RS-232 port or 6 IR ports
    Used for controlling projectors, displays, amplifiers & other AV devices with feedback functionality
  • 2 Uni-directional RS-232 or 4 IR ports
    Used for sending commands to projectors or other AV devices using serial or infrared communication
  • 1 Ethernet port
    Used for controlling 10 LAN devices and connection to Central Control and Project Designer
  • 24 General Purpose I/O ports
    Used for input/output control of relays, switches and sensors
  • Built-in relays
    4 x potential free relays (assignable)
  • 1 NEB port (Neets Expansion Bus)
    Add. up to 5 additional devices - choose between Keypad, Level Control or Port Expansion (serial and I/O)
  • Custom graphical user interface (GUI)
    Create your own custom graphical user interface for the AV-installation in your own design
  • Built-in Infrared Learner
    IR learner built into the front for easy IR code learning
  • Automatic timer functions
    A build-in timer can be set to switch a projector or a screen off after a period of inactivity
  • IEC Mains Adaptor - Optional
    With IEC Mains Adaptor, you can easily forward power to other rack units in a cabinet
  • 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:
3 x RS-232 (TX and RX) or 6 IR
Baud: 1200 – 115200
Data Bit: 7/8
Parity: None, Even, Odd
Stop Bit: 1/1.5/2

2 x RS-232 or 4 IR (TX only)
Baud: 1200 – 115200
Parity: None, even, odd
Stop Bit: 1/1.5/2

IR:
Transmit
400 Hz – 500 kHz
Devices: 10

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

24 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

Built-in relays
4 x potential free (assignable)
Power capacity: 230 VAC/ 8 A
Note: Contact Neets for screen
sized above 3 meter.

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

Included in box
1 x 240 IEC cable
Phoenix connectors

AC line input
100-240 V

Dimensions:
Width: 483 mm/ 437 mm
Height: 44 mm (1U)
Depth: 141 mm

Dimensions:
Width: 19,01 inches/ 17,20 inches
Height: 1,73 inches (1U)
Depth: 5,55 inches

Weight:
1.9kg/ 4.1lbs/ 67,02 oz

Compliancy:
Approval: CE
IEC/EN 61000-6-1
IEC/EN 61000-6-2

Product item numbers:
310-0301: Neets Control – AlFa II

Software

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 - AlFA II

A video introduction to Neets AlFa II control system

  • Q: Will the AlFa II replace the current AlFa?
    A: Yes, the first AlFa is discontinued and AlFa II has replaced it.
  • Q: What’s the cost of the AlFa software?
    A: All Neets software is Free of Charge. That includes all configuration software (Project Editor and Project Designer), the software for making device drivers (Device Editor) and the Neets´ apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8. Download it right here from our website, remember you need to log in to do so.
  • Q: Is it possible to integrate Video Conferencing with the AlFa in Project Designer?
    A: Yes, you can design your customers user interface (UI) and the specific functions needed via drag and drop in Project Designer
  • Which possibilities does the AlFa II have for adding physical buttons?
    A: You can use the NEB Keypad or the I/O keyboard.
  • Q: How many NEBs can you add to the AlFa II?
    A: Add up to 5 NEB units via NEB extender.
    Max 4 x NEB Keyboard
    Max 2 x NEB Level control
    Max 1 x Expansion board
  • Q: Can existing projects on AlFa be converted to AlFa II and Project Designer?
    A: Existing projects in Project Editor can not be converted to Project Designer. But it is possible to use your graphical user interface (GUI) from Project Editor and configure the icons/ elements with new commands in Project Designer for new AlFa II projects.
  • Q: Does the AlFa II have bi-directional communication ports?
    A: Yes, the AlFa II has 3 x RS-232 which are bi-directional and supports 10 x LAN devices.
  • Which software is used for configuring the AlFa II?
    A: We recommend that you use the newest version of Neets Project Designer.
  • Is it possible to access a GUI (Graphical User Interface) with the AlFa II?
    A: Yes, you can freely configure and design a GUI for the AlFa II in Project Designer.
  • Is the AlFa II expandable?
    A:Yes, you can expand with up to five NEB modules, choose between up to four extra keypads and/or up to two level controls and/or one Port Expansion.
  • Q: What should I do when I want to use the Alfa II as Enhanced LAN expansion?
    A: Upload an empty project into the Alfa II. 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 is the maximum memory card capacity supported?
    A: It is important to use an industrial grade card with maximum 4 Gb of memory. We recommend smallest possible and stock size are 256 Mb.

    spare cards can be purchased here:
    http://www.neets.dk/products/spare-parts/153

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