IPL T SFI244 Retired

IP Link Control Processor
Key Features
  • Ethernet monitoring and control
  • Supports TouchLink® touchpanels
  • Two bidirectional RS-232 serial ports
  • Four IR ports
  • Four Flex I/O ports
  • Serial port pass-through
The Extron IPL T SFI244
Model Version Description Part #
IPL T SFI244 Two serial, four Flex I/O, four IR 60-544-86 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron IPL T SFI244 is a compact IP Link® control processor with an integrated high performance Web server, two RS-232 ports, four Flex I/O ports, four IR ports, and an IR Learner. The IPL T SFI244 is designed to integrate IP - Internet Protocol connectivity into AV systems, giving users the ability to remotely and proactively monitor and troubleshoot projectors, flat-panel displays, switchers, and other products.

The IPL T SFI244 uses Extron's exclusive IP Link technology, a high performance intelligent network integration solution specifically engineered to meet the needs of professional AV environments, from large universities and businesses to small home installations. Multiple Ethernet-enabled AV products can be managed and supported using a networked computer running Internet Explorer 6.0 or later.

The IPL T SFI244 can be configured to send IR and serial signals allowing a multitude of devices with these legacy interfaces to be easily adapted to today's high-speed LAN communication systems.

Serial ports

The IPL T SFI244 features RS-232 connectivity on captive screw ports. When configured for pass-through mode, the IPL T SFI244 can pass through commands from an existing control system without losing the ability to communicate with the AV device.

IR Capability

The IPL T SFI244 includes four fully programmable IR ports. Each IR port can output IR signals with or without the carrier signal using a wired IR emitter or through an IR broadcaster. IR control data can be collected and stored in two ways: IR data file download and IR learning. Extron maintains a vast library of IR data files that can be downloaded from our Web site for storage in the IPL T SFI244. In addition, the IPL T SFI244 has the ability to learn IR commands for virtually any IR controllable device. IR learning is a simple and easy process using Extron IR Learner software and the IR remote provided with the device. The IPL T SFI244 will power four IR emitters, each up to 400 feet away.

Flex I/O Ports

Four Flex I/O ports allow the IPL T SFI244 to accept an input voltage and then send out a serial command or trigger another event. These ports can support TTL and analog signals from 0 to 24 volts, allowing a wide variety of devices to be controlled and monitored. The Flex I/O ports can be configured in three ways: analog in, digital in, or digital out.

Flex I/O ports can be configured to receive analog voltages for use with photo sensors, level feedback, strain gauges, thermocouples, variable potentiometers and other devices. Incoming analog voltages from 0 to 24 volts are sampled with 12-bit precision. For example, a thermal sensor installed in an equipment rack can be connected to one of the Flex I/O inputs, and the IPL T SFI244 can be configured to send an e-mail message, turn on auxiliary cooling fans and turn off equipment if the rack temperature exceeds a specified temperature value.

Configured as digital inputs, the Flex I/O ports can connect to switches, motion sensors, moisture sensors and tally feedback. This provides the ability to receive status from a variety of devices including projector lifts, motorized projection screens, room partition switches, and push buttons.

When configured as digital outputs, the Flex I/O ports can drive LEDs, 24 volt incandescent lamps with an additional external power supply, or other devices that accept a TTL input signal. For applications that require contact closure control, the Flex I/O ports can interface with an Extron IPA T RLY4, an IP Link accessory featuring four isolated relays.

E-mail Capabilities for Proactive Service

With e-mail notification, technical support administrators can receive failure and service messages through an e-mail enabled cell phone, PDA, pager, or Internet e-mail account. For secure installations that do not allow Internet access, online monitoring can still be performed proactively. Within an existing secure infrastructure, e-mail notification of failures and repairs is possible without compromising the security of the AV systems or facility.


Note: This item is an upgraded replacement to part number 60-544-06. This newer model now features an 8 MB memory board with 7.25 MB of user-accessible memory space available.

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Ethernet control interface
   Connectors 1 female RJ-45 connector
   Data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Protocols ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Gateway =
DHCP = off
   Web server Up to 200 simultaneous sessions
      IPL T SFI244 7.25 MB nonvolatile user memory
   Program control Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   Global Viewer requirements Microsoft® Internet Explorer® ver. 6 or higher
Serial control interface
   Quantity/type 2 RS-232 only
   Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Baud rate and protocol 300 to 115200 baud
Default settings (adjustable): 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Pin configurations COM1: pin 1 = TX, 2 = RX, 3 = GND
COM2: pin 4 = TX, 5 = RX, 3 = GND
Flex I/O control interface
   Quantity/type 4 analog input or digital input/output(configurable)
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Digital inputs 
      Input voltage range 0 to 24 VDC, clamped at +30 VDC
      Input impedance 28k ohms
      Programmable pullup 2k ohms to +5 VDC
      Threshold low to high Programmable range: 100 mV to 24 VDC, default = 2 VDC
      Threshold high to low Programmable range: 100 mV to 24 VDC, default = 1 VDC
   Digital outputs 250 mA sink from 24 VDC max.
   Analog inputs  12 bit A/D, 0 to 24 VDC
   Pin configurations 1, 2, 3, 4 = digital I/Os 1, 2, 3, 4; 5 = GND
IR control interface
   Quantity/type 4 IR
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 8 pole
   IR output carrier frequency 30 kHz to 1 MHz
   Pin configurations Pins 1, 3, 5, 7 = S 1, S2, S3, S4
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8 = GND
   IR learning carrier frequency 30 kHz to 1 MHz
   IR learning capture distance 2" (5.1 cm) to 12" (30.5 cm) from the front panel
   Power Supplied by an included external power supply
   External power supply 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, external; to 12 VDC, 1 A, regulated
   Power input requirements 12 VDC, 0.5 A
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, no vents
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional under-desk mounting kit
      Pole mount Yes, with optional mini pole mount kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.7" H x 4.3" W x 3.0" D (1U high, quarter rack wide)
(4.3 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Shipping weight 2 lbs (1 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
UL rated for use in plenum airspaces: meets UL 2043 for heat and smoke release, excluding the power supply; meets UL 60950 for safety
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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