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USB Expander

Expands the USB audio capability of a CONVERGE Pro 2 mixer by providing an additional USB audio interface with 2 input and 2 channels.

Enables users in different rooms to run UC applications in laptops for a professional quality audio experience using a simple, flexible USB connection.

Key Highlights

  • 2 input channels (L&R) and 2 output channels (L&R) of 48kHz, 24-bit professional-quality audio.
  • Useful for Unified Communications, video conferencing, audio playback and recording, and more.
  • Can daisy-chain up to three USB expanders per CP2, and can also be daisy-chained with other P-link devices.
  • Can be placed up to 200’ (60m) from CP2 or other P-link devices, extending a P-link chain.
  • Compact form factor (1/3 RU) and flexible mounting (rack, under-table, wall, or ceiling).
  • Powered by P-link or PoE injector. Has serial connection for control.

Applications

  • Unified communications (UC)
  • Video conferencing (VC)
  • Audio playback
  • Audio recording

Environments

  • Boardrooms
  • Conference rooms
  • Huddle rooms
  • Training centers
  • Lecture halls
  • Courtrooms
  • Auditoriums
  • Telemedicine facilities

Enables users in different rooms to run UC applications in laptops for a professional quality audio experience using a simple, flexible USB connection.

USB AUDIO

  • Port Type: USB-B Connector
  • Audio: Digital audio, 2 x 2 bidirectional channels
  • Sample Rate: 48 kHz
  • Sample Bit Depth: 24 Bit
  • Compatible: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
  • USB Cable Distance: 16 feet (5 meters)
  • Compatible: Windows & Mac OS devices

P-LINK PERIPHERAL BUS

  • Ports Type: RJ-45 (Cat5e or Cat6)
  • P-Link In & Out: Proprietary Peripheral Bus
  • PoE In: P-Link In Port PoE IEEE802.3AF
  • Audio: Up to 3 USB Expander units
  • Cable: Solid core 24AWG, factory terminated Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable
  • Distance: Up to 200 feet (60 meters)
  • Daisy-chain: Up to 3 USB Expander units + Up to 3 Beamforming Microphone Array 2 units + Up to 3 GPIO Expander units + Up to 3 DIALOG 20 Wireless Mic Receiver units in the P-link chain

CONFIGURATION & ADMINISTRATION SOFTWARE

  • Pro CONSOLE software

MOUNTING

  • Rack-shelf mount
  • Underneath table mount
  • Wall mount
  • Ceiling mount

RS232

  • Type: 3 Position (Tx, Rx, Gnd) 3.81mm Grey Header, Male, Phoenix type Euro block connectors
  • Support: Serial commands
  • Connection: Connect with Touch Panel Controller for CP2, third-party control devices

POWER SELECTION SWITCH

  • Sensor Type: Slide Switch
  • Toggle toward P-Link to power device by P-Link
  • Toggle toward PoE to power device by PoE Injector

PoE In PORT

  • Port Type: RJ-45 port
  • PoE: 802.3af or 802.3at PoE/PoE+ injector input

FRONT PANEL LEDs

  • POWER LED:
  • Off: Not powered
  • Solid Blue: Powered ON
  • STATUS LED:
  • Off: No P-Link plugged in
  • Solid Blue: P-Link plugged in and system working normally
  • Flashing Blue: Locate mode initiated from Pro CONSOLE Software
  • Red: Error condition

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