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Neets Control - EcHo

8-Button Keypad control system

Description

Neets Control – EcHo provides uniform AV control interface in all rooms through an 8-Button Keypad with built-in controller.
Reliable and intuitive control system and easy to use. EcHo has 1 NEB port for expansion opportunities. EcHo fits most standard installations and is easy to install, configure and integrate into existing AV-installations.

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  • 8-Button AV control system
    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
  • 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
  • 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
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/ 3,17oz
Compliancy:
Approval: CE, FCC (part 15, class A)
IEC/ EN 61000-6-1
IEC/ EN 61000-6-2
Product item numbers:
310-0150:
Neets Control – EcHo
EU - Polar white
310-0151
Neets Control – EcHo
EU - Anthracite
310-0250:
Neets Control – EcHo
DK - Polar white
310-0251
Neets Control – EcHo
DK - Anthracite
310-0450:
Neets Control – EcHo
US - Polar white

Software

Neets Project Designer
Neets Project Designer
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Firmware

-Ver. 3.9.0 (31-10-2016)
New Features:
  • AMP2:25: Improved upload speed during FW update.
  • AMP2:25: Mute from PC when USB input is selected.
  • Added LockButton function to lock individual HW keys.
  • Access to NEB bus from script.
  • OsCar can now control LAN devices.
Bug Fixes:
  • Risk of RS232 connection errors with extension devices on startup.
  • AMP2:25: JSON parsing fails if commands has been removed.
  • AMP2:25: Auto power on/off on USB broken.
  • Control system as extension device does not work with DHCP enabled.
+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: 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 with Neets Central Control?
    A: No, you will need to use an EcHo Plus.
  • Q: Is the EcHo expandable?
    A: Yes, you can expand with up to two NEB modules, choose between up to two extra keypads and/or up to two level controls and/or one Port Expansion.
    For further specification, please go to our website and find Neets Expansion Bus in the product page section.
  • Q: What is in the box?
    A: EcHo, DK version:
    1 x Neets Control - EcHo
    1 x 12V wall plug PSU
    Terminal connectors
    1 x Front cover
    1 x Paper cover
    Quick guide
    EcHo, EU version:
    1 x Neets Control - EcHo
    1 x 12V wall plug PSU
    Terminal connectors
    1 x Front cover
    1 x Paper cover
    Metal plate
    2 x screws for metal plate
    Quick guide
    EcHo, US version:
    1 x Neets Control - EcHo
    1 x 12V wall plug PSU
    1 x Wall plate
    Terminal connectors
    1 x Front cover
    1 x Paper cover
    2 x #6-32 screws for mounting
    in standard US one-gang
    electrical wall box or mounting
    bracket (“mud ring”)
    2 x white headed #6-32
    screws for wall plate fixation
    Quick guide