VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance
Extron virtual control systems help organizations easily deploy, scale, and manage their AV systems by providing the flexibility of hosting AV control resources in a central location, right alongside the resources the IT team already manages. Offering up to 50 Virtual Control Processors – VCPs, the VCA 100 Virtual Control Appliance is designed for centralized AV control across the organization. This appliance-based approach has many advantages, including: minimal maintenance, reliable uptime, no need to deploy and manage traditional servers or virtual machines. It’s everything you love about Extron control, scalable for the enterprise.
An entry level VCA 100 includes five virtual control processors and organizations can use LinkLicenses to enable up to a total of 50 IPCP Pro xi virtual control processors, providing scalable control for the enterprise. Easily deploy these virtual control processors on your network, then add as many traditional control ports and user interfaces as needed by integrating control system expansion interfaces, TouchLink® Pro touchpanels, and Network Button Panels. You can do all of this and more without recurring licensing fees.
Features and Benefits
Deploy and manage control resources where and when you need them. Right out of the box, the VCA 100 comes with five VCPs. You can enable additional VCPs as your AV system scales. You can also monitor the status of the VCPs through the user-friendly web-based management console on the VCA 100.
Combine with Hardware-Based Control
Easily and securely expand AV control systems by combining virtual control processors with control system expansion interfaces, TouchLink Pro touchpanels, and Network Button Panels. This integration flexibility enables you to incorporate the control methods and user interfaces suitable for any application.
Configuration or Programming
The virtual control processors that reside on the VCA 100 can be set up using the convenience of configuration or the freedom of Extron control system programming. Leverage thousands of configuration drivers, programming modules, and helpful resources to make configuration or programming that much quicker.
Add Even More Powerful Capabilities
LinkLicense is a quick, cost-effective way for people to add even more powerful capabilities to Extron products. Choose from several LinkLicense options, such as those that enable you to activate more virtual control processors or bring the convenience of AV control into the palm of your hand. LinkLicense provides a solution that’s both IT and user friendly with no recurring licensing fees.
VCA 100 - Features
For power, LAN, and SSD status
Combine with Hardware-Based Control Devices
Compatible with all control system expansion interfaces, TouchLink Pro touchpanels, and Network Button Panels.
Centrally Manage and Monitor Virtual Control Processors
The VCA 100 includes a user-friendly, web-based management console that allows monitoring the health and status of virtual control processors across the organization.
Configure or Program Virtual Control Processors
Set up your control systems using the convenience of configuration or the freedom of Extron control system programming.
Compact 1U high, half rack wide enclosure
For discreet placement and concealment.
Supports up to 50 Virtual Control Processors
An entry level VCA 100 includes five virtual control processors and organizations can use compatible LinkLicenses to enable up to a total of 50 IPCP Pro xi virtual control processors, providing scalable control for the enterprise.
Ethernet Monitoring and Control
Manage, monitor, and control AV devices using a standard Ethernet network.
Internal Extron Everlast Power Supply
Everlast power supplies are engineered for ultimate reliability.
Virtual Control Advantages
IT-FriendlyThe VCA 100 enables centralized AV control using a virtual control system solution. Organizations will value the benefits of having multiple AV control resources in a single, compact enclosure that allows for flexible system designs and saves on equipment space.
Fast deployment to meet the scalability requirement for growing AV spacesDeploy a new virtual control processor whenever the need for it arises. The ability to spin up a new virtual control processor on demand enables organizations to scale AV control efficiently.
Powerful, compact device that hosts up to 50 IPCP Pro xi Series virtual control processorsWith up to 50 virtual control processors available in a single VCA 100, organizations have a powerful AV control system that utilizes the same technologies found in our IPCP Pro xi Series control processors.
Secure by designThe Extron control platform uses end-to-end encryption for data in motion and supports the latest industry standard secure communication protocols. We focus on security in the same way we do other technologies, always pursuing improvement and innovation. Our approach is unique in that, unlike other manufacturers, security is built into our technologies, not just bolted on.
Integrate with NAV for a fully IP-based AV and control systemNAV® is the only no-compromise Pro AV over IP solution for distribution and switching of ultra-low latency, high quality video and audio signals over an Ethernet network at low bitrates. Integrate virtual control processors with NAV systems to deploy an enterprise-wide AV distribution and control solution that is flexible, scalable, and secure.
Manage and monitor active virtual control processors using the web-based consoleThe user-friendly management console on the VCA 100 enables individuals to centrally manage and monitor the virtual control processors used in AV systems across the organization.
TouchLink Pro Touchpanels
Add TouchLink Pro touchpanels to provide complete, interactive control in a variety of rooms and presentation environments.
Network Button Panels
These customizable control panels perform a variety of AV system functions and offer soft-touch buttons that are backlit for easy operation in low-light environments.
Control System Expansion Interfaces
Integrate IPL EXP control system expansion interfaces to add local control of endpoint devices using traditional control port types, right where you need them.
NAV Pro AV over IP
Distribute ultra-low latency, high quality video and audio signals over an Ethernet network at low bitrates.
Control System LinkLicenses
Upgrade your control system products with an array of capabilities, such as enabling more virtual control processors on a VCA 100 and being able to use BYOD devices as primary control interfaces in a system.