Global Configurator Plus and Global Configurator Professional

Powerful Configuration Software for AV Control Systems
Key Features
  • Designed to be used exclusively with Extron control systems
  • System expansion options
  • Extron Control support
  • Supports systems using GlobalViewer Enterprise
  • Library of enhanced Extron Certified device drivers
  • Configure Extron control systems with the latest BMS - Building Management System protocols, including BACnet, KNX, and DALI
The Extron Global Configurator Plus and Global Configurator Professional
Version Release Date Size
3.17.1 Jul. 27, 2022
  • Added feature to support deploying projects from AV LAN
  • Added icons for additional driver device types
  • Added support for GVE's Device Status page
  • Added support for TLP Pro 300M landscape orientation.
  • Various bug fixes
415.0 MB

Global Configurator® is Extron’s most powerful and versatile control system configuration software. It is designed to be used exclusively with Extron control products, including TouchLink® Pro touchpanels, IP Link® Pro and IPCP Pro xi Series control processors, IPL EXP expansion interfaces, MediaLink® Plus controllers, eBUS® button panels and devices, NBP Network Button Panels, and NAV products. Powerful features, such as conditional logic, variables, and macros provide greater flexibility for more elaborate control system designs. Global Configurator has two modes. Global Configurator Plus is ideal for smaller applications requiring one control processor and one control interface. Global Configurator Professional is suited for applications requiring multiple control processors, enhanced functionality, and advanced configuration. Access to Global Configurator Professional requires ECP Certification.

Enhanced Functionality With Use of "if" Statements

Conditional logic allows advanced functionality by making “if” and “else” statements available. With the help of conditional logic, one can easily set up operations that are dependent upon occurrence and non-occurrence of certain events. Conditional logic with local variables also allows examination of conditions within the configured button actions before performing a task. This ultimately helps in streamlining project creation by minimizing the need for monitors and schedules.

System Expansion Options for Larger Control Systems

Multiple options are available to support larger control systems. Pairing IPL EXP expansion interfaces with an IPCP Pro xi Series control processor allows for control ports and functionality to be added just where needed in the system. All expansion interfaces are configured as secure platform devices. Also, the controller groups feature of Global Configurator Professional allows several control processors to be grouped and work as one large control processor. These capabilities enable easy system expansion, reduce the need for long cable runs, and facilitate the systems that require more control ports that are offered in a single control processor.

Enhanced Drivers Enable Greater System Capabilities

An enhanced class of drivers brings greater AV system performance and capabilities. The Serial over Ethernet drivers expand control capabilities through devices such as Extron XTP Systems that are capable of IP to serial direct port control. This latest version of Global Configurator allows system designers to configure Extron IP Link Pro and IPCP Pro xi Series control processors for the latest BMS - Building Management System protocols, including BACnet, KNX, and DALI. Modern BMS allow for centralized monitoring and control of mechanical and electrical systems that include HVAC, lighting, power, and closed-circuit camera control. The enhanced driver library includes the specific driver needed to access the building management Gateway, and thus provides access for IP Link Pro and IPCP Pro xi Series control processors to be configured for BMS control.

Adding New Equipment is Fast and Easy

Configuration changes may be required when a controlled device is replaced or additional functionality is desired. With Global Configurator Plus and Professional, modifying a configuration is fast and easy. The program creates and stores unique configuration files, which can be recalled whenever changes are required.

Comparison Between Plus and Pro Modes When Configuring TouchLink Pro-Based Systems

Features Global Configurator
Global Configurator
Control Processors supported per system 1 4
Touchpanels supported per system 1 Primary
1 Mirrored
eBUS Button Panels and Devices supported per system 8 8
NBP Network Button Panels supported per system 12 12
Ethernet Drivers supported 8 32
Secure Platform Devices 8 32
Controller Groups No Yes
Macros Yes Yes
User Defined Commands supported Yes Yes
Conditional Logic Yes Yes
Local Variables Yes Yes
Library of Extron Certified Drivers Yes Yes
Extron Control support Yes Yes
GUI Design Software GUI Designer GUI Designer
LinkLicense Support Yes Yes

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or equivalent Processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 500 MB of available hard disk space
  • 1280x1024 screen resolution
  • A network connection with a data transfer rate of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps/1000 Mbps recommended

Software Access

  • As an Extron Insider, Global Configurator Plus is available for immediate download.
  • Become an Extron Certified Control Professional and access all the powerful features of Global Configurator Pro.