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BRIEF: This device provides a simple RS232/RS422 serial machine control interface for parallel remote VTRs, DAT machines, and other devices. Only simple and basic machine control functions are supported.
These units are no longer available.

AEC-BOX-88 SIMPLE SERIAL ADAPTER
FOR PARALLEL REMOTE DEVICES
'AEC-BOX-88' - Simple RS232/RS422 Serial Machine Control of Parallel Devices

The AEC-BOX-88 provides a simple RS232/RS422 serial machine control interface for parallel remote VTRs, DAT machines, and other devices. Only simple and basic machine control functions are supported, such as STOP, PLAY, FAST FORWARD, REWIND, RECORD, PAUSE, and EJECT, with corresponding serial status indications. This box cannot be used as a search/shuttle or edit controller.

The AEC-BOX-88 is small (modem sized), rugged (all metal), and attractive. For both reliability and convenience, an internal power supply is used, for which 115VAC/230VAC is required, and which is Hi-Pot tested for your (and our) safety.

Installation is fairly straight forward. First plug our box into a suitable voltage AC power outlet, and connect a 9-pin serial cable between our box and the controller. Then wire the parallel port on your device to the parallel port on the AEC-BOX-88. If making cables is not your specialty, we have the tools needed to make a special cable for you, and at a reasonable price.

There is a 15-day money back (less shipping) guarantee on this product if it fails to perform to your satisfaction.

If your application requires something a little different from what you see here, please give us a call. This somewhat generic box and its software have been designed with customization in mind. Since we are a small company, we can often respond quickly to your particular needs, and at a reasonable price.

Please call us at 1-800-782-2321, or at the number above, if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Tracey Ruesch, President

Adrienne, AEC, AEC-BOX, PC-207M, PC-LTC, PC-VITC, and PC-VLTC are trademarks of Adrienne Electronics Corporation. Sony is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
 


AEC-BOX-88 PARALLEL I/O SPECIFICATIONS

Parallel CONTROL OUTPUTS:
  Impedance              10kohms to +5V typical
  Logic LOW Level        +0.4V maximum @ -20mA
  Logic HIGH Level       +4.0V minimum @ 50uA
  Polarity               Active LOW
  Pulse Width            50ms typical
  Functions Supported    PLAY, PAUSE, STOP, REWD, FFWD, RECD, EJECT
Parallel TALLY INPUTS:
  Impedance              10kohms to +5V typical
  Logic LOW Level        +0.8V maximum
  Logic HIGH Level       +2.4V minimum
  Polarity               Active LOW
  Status Reported        Same as above, plus LOCAL (remote off).

OPERATIONAL NOTES

As soon as a serial machine control message is received by the AEC-BOX-88, it pulls the appropriate CONTROL OUTPUT line to ground for a short period of time, then releases it, just as if you had manually pressed the corresponding button yourself.

The eight TALLY INPUTS can be used to indicate the operational state of the device being controlled. This information is then available to the controller via the serial port.

A +5V current limited (100mA) power supply output is provided for those applications which require optoisolators, logic circuits, or other specialized interface circuitry.

SERIAL INTERFACE NOTES

The 9-pin RS232/RS422 serial interface port on the AEC-BOX-88 has the same pinout as is found on Sony Betacam type tape machines. Thus, for "Sony Protocol" RS422 applications, a standard 9-pin serial cable will work fine. The AEC-BOX-88's RS232 connections are nonstandard, so if you want to connect the box to a standard IBM PC/AT type serial port, you will either need to order a special RS232 cable from us or make your own.

In theory, virtually any RS232/RS422 serial interface protocol can be supported by the AEC-BOX-88 ("it's only software"). If you require something other than the standard "Sony Protocol", ask us about adapting the box to your application. It's possible that we've already done it for somebody else, in which case changing a few DIP switches is all that is required.


AEC-BOX-88 ORDERING GUIDE

                                                            (US$)
Model       Description                                     Price
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AEC-BOX-88  Simple Serial Adapter
              for Parallel Remote Devices ................... 395
            Provides a simple RS232/RS422 serial interface
            for parallel remote VTRs and other devices,
            including STOP, PLAY, FAST FORWARD, REWIND,
            RECORD, PAUSE, and EJECT, with corresponding
            serial status indications.  Search/shuttle
            and editing functions are not supported.
The default configuration provides a "Sony Protocol" RS422 serial 
interface   for  parallel remote VTRs.  Please  specify  on  your 
order  what  type  of controller and VTR (or  other  device)  you 
intend to interface via the AEC-BOX-88.  This allows us to set up 
the box for you properly ahead of time.
Each  box comes with an instruction manual (with  schematics),  a 
115VAC internal power supply, a parallel interface connector kit, 
and our standard two year parts and labor warranty. 
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Options and Accessories:                      (feet/3.3 = meters)
230VAC      Converts internal power supply to 230VAC .......... 0
ESBUSCBL2   Box to 9-pin ES-Bus RS422 cable ..... 25 + 0.90/meter
BOX232CBL   Box to 9-pin IBM RS232 port cable, .. 23 + 0.70/meter
              with 9-pin to 25-pin adapter.
BOX232MAC   Box to 8-pin Macintosh RS232 port cable (2m) ..... 25
BOX88CBLx   Custom parallel port adapter cable "x" .......... TBD
XMAN        Extra instruction manual ......................... 20
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AEC-BOX is a trademark of Adrienne Electronics Corporation.
Prices subject to change without notice.     (C) January 1997 AEC
                         Made in U.S.A.
Copyright 2006 Adrienne Electronics Corporation
Last modified: 02/22/13