MLC 104 IP Plus AAP

MediaLink Controller with Ethernet Control and AAP Opening
Key Features
  • Ethernet monitoring and control
  • Bidirectional RS-232 port for universal display control
  • Three digital I/O ports
  • Dedicated IR Port
  • Thousands of Extron certified, ready-to-use device drivers
  • Opening for up to four single space AAP - Architectural Adapter Plates; AAPs sold separately
The Extron MLC 104 IP Plus  AAP
Model Version Description Part #
MLC 104 IP Plus AAP Black Faceplate 60-818-12
MLC 104 IP Plus AAP White Faceplate 60-818-13
MLC 104 IP Plus AAP RAL9010 White Faceplate 60-818-15 Retired

The Extron MLC 104 IP Plus AAP MediaLink Controller with built-in Ethernet Control and AAP Opening is an easy-to-use control panel for any small classroom or meeting room. It is designed to control a wide range of smaller AV systems and enables Web-based remote diagnostics, AV resource management, and support. The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP standardizes the control interface for all systems, making display systems simple to use. Standardization also makes setup and maintenance easier to support.

The flexible MLC 104 IP Plus AAP acts as an extended remote control panel. It is not a switcher; instead, as a controller, it tells the display when to switch between its various inputs. Presenters with little or no training can walk into any multimedia classroom equipped with the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP and operate the AV system. The MLC 104 IP Plus!AAP includes universal display control for a display's power, input switching, and volume control. For one-button functionality, the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP features backlit buttons that can be custom-labeled for easy identification. Because the buttons illuminate, they are helpful for presenters in low-light environments.

The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP is also capable of learning IR commands for centralized control of external source devices, such as DVD players and VCRs, when used with an optional IRCM - Infrared Control Module.

Especially vital for high traffic areas, the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP fits into a four-gang wall plate and includes an opening to accommodate up to four single space AAP - Architectural Adapter Plates. Blank AAPs are not included. The opening allows for integration with many of Extron's AAPs, including signal pass-through connections. The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP has the same look and functionality regardless of where it is mounted: a lectern, desk, wall, rack, or wall box.

Easy System Configuration using Global Configurator Software

The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP can be fully configured using Extron's Global Configurator software. Extron creates and administers a wide selection of drivers for use with the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP. Drivers enable the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP to control basic display functions such as power, input selection, and volume adjustment. Users can create their own drivers or go to the Extron Web site to download RS-232 or IR drivers compatible with the latest and most popular display devices. Global Configurator also adds support for GlobalViewer®, a free Web-based AV resource management and remote control software application specifically designed to work with products that include IP Link technology.

The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP is designed to work with almost every Extron switcher, including the MediaLink Switchers, which are specifically designed to complement MediaLink Controllers. MediaLink Switchers are available to accommodate a variety of video, RGBHV, and audio signals while providing unique features that expand AV system capabilities. The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP can also work as a stand-alone device to control a display without the aid of a switcher.

Ethernet Control

The MLC 104 IP Plus AAP is equipped with Ethernet control and is designed to work in conjunction with GlobalViewer, Extron's Web-based AV resource management and remote control application. Together, these form a powerful control solution with the following features:

  • Proactive maintenance — GlobalViewer can store and display information about connected devices like serial numbers, owner identification, maintenance history, and installed firmware versions. This centralized data can be collected and used to reduce maintenance costs and guide future purchasing decisions. For instance, a projector can be polled routinely to track lamp usage and total life time. When lamp usage reaches a predetermined number of hours, the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP can send a report via e-mail.
  • Event scheduling — User-defined tasks are easy to configure and schedule with GlobalViewer without the need for traditional programming. For instance, an administrator may want to turn off all projectors every Friday at close of business.
  • Remote technical support — Technicians can troubleshoot systems remotely because GlobalViewer provides the real-time status of connected devices. Information such as connection status, power state, and current input selection is displayed in a central location. For many connected devices, technicians can toggle power on or off, switch sources, control volume, and more without leaving their office. Many common problems can be resolved without traveling to the equipment.
  • Theft alerts — IP Link-enabled products are always on and routinely poll their attached devices for status information. If any serially controlled device, such as a projector or display, is physically disconnected from the network, the MLC 104 IP Plus AAP monitoring its status will know immediately. In such an event, it can send an e-mail message notifying security personnel of the possible theft. For fast action, e-mails can be sent to multiple addresses including cell phones and wireless devices.

Data Logger

Data Logger is a free Microsoft® Excel®-based spreadsheet application that allows administrators to automatically gather up-to-date lamp hour and usage statistics for multiple rooms of AV equipment. It provides a simple, convenient way to retrieve AV system usage statistics into a single document for data analysis, collecting critical system information such as frequency of usage for each front panel input and current lamp hours of connected projectors.


Note: Part number 60-818-15 has been retired.

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MLC 104 IP Plus Series
Control — host ports
   Serial host port 1 bidirectional RS-232 front panel 2.5 mm mini stereo jack
   Baud rate and protocol 38400 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configuration Mini stereo jack: tip = Tx, ring = Rx, sleeve = Gnd
   Ethernet host port 1 female RJ-45
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
   Ethernet default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address =
Subnet mask =
Default gateway =
DHCP = off
   Web server Up to 200 simultaneous sessions
7.25 MB nonvolatile user memory
   Secondary control panel (SCP) (1) 3.5 mm 5-pole direct insertion captive screw connector (shared with control module port)
   Program control Extron Global Configurator for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Telnet
   IR learning frequencies 30 kHz to 62 kHz
   IR learning distance 2" (5.1 cm) to 12" (30.5 cm) from the top panel
   Display control port (1) 3.5 mm direct insertion captive screw connector, 3 pole, for bidirectional RS-232 control (±5 V)
   Switcher control port (1) 3.5 mm direct insertion captive screw connector, 3 pole, for bidirectional RS-232 control (±5 V)
   Baud rate and protocol (RS-232) 115200 to 300 baud (9600 baud = default); 8 (default) or 7 data bits; 1 (default) or 2 stop bits; no parity (default), or even or odd parity
   IR control port (1) 3.5 mm direct insertion captive screw connector, 2 pole
TTL level (0 to 5 V) infrared control up to 1 MHz
Digital I/O
   Number/type 3 digital input/output (configurable)
   Connector (1) 3.5 mm direct insertion captive screw connector, 4 pole
   Pin configuration 1, 2, 3 = digital inputs/outputs 1, 2, and 3; GND = Gnd
   Digital inputs 
      Input voltage range 0-12 VDC
      Input impedance 28k ohms
      Programmable pullup 2k ohms to +5 VDC
      Threshold low to high >2.8 VDC
      Threshold high to low <2.0 VDC
   Digital outputs 250 mA sink from 24 VDC, maximum
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 0.5 A, 6 watts
   Power consumption 
      MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ Includes MLC 104 IP Plus and IRCM-DV+
         Device 3.4 watts, 12 VDC
         Device and power supply 4.4 watts, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
      All other models 
         Device 3.1 watts, 12 VDC
         Device and power supply 4.2 watts, 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
       NOTE     If the MLC powers accessories (control modules, SCPs), the MLC must be powered by its own external power supply, not by a switcher.  If accessories are powered separately, the MLC may be powered by an MLS or PVS switcher.
   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
   Thermal dissipation 
      MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ 
         Device 11.3 BTU/hr
         Device and power supply 14.9 BTU/hr
      All other models 
         Device 10.5 BTU/hr
         Device and power supply 14.3 BTU/hr
      Rack mount 
         MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ No
         All other models Yes, with optional rack mounting kits
      Furniture or wall mount Yes, all models
   Enclosure type 
      MLC 104 IP Plus, MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ High-impact plastic faceplate, metal rear enclosure
      MLC 104 IP Plus AAP, MLC 104 IP Plus L Metal faceplate, metal rear enclosure
   Enclosure dimensions 
      MLC 104 IP Plus faceplate 4.50" H x 4.60" W x 0.10" D (115 mm H x 117 mm W x 2.6 mm D) (2 gang)
      MLC 104 IP Plus AAP and MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ faceplates 4.50" H x 8.23" W x 0.10" D (115 mm H x 209 mm W x 2.6 mm D) (4 gang)
      MLC 104 IP Plus L faceplate 3.15" H x 6.50" W x 0.10" D (80 mm H x 166 mm W x 2.6 mm D)
      MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ device 2.70" H x 3.38" W x 1.80" D (69 mm H x 86 mm W x 46 mm D) and
2.70" H x 2.60" W x 0.90" D (69 mm H x 66 mm W x 23 mm D)
(Depth excludes knobs and buttons.  Fits some 4 gang wall boxes. Allow at least 1.9" [48 mm] depth in the wall or furniture.)
      All other models' device 2.70" H x 3.38" W x 1.80" D (69 mm H x 86 mm W x 46 mm D)
(Depth excludes knob and buttons. Fits some 2 gang boxes.  Allow at least 1.9" [48 mm] depth in the wall or furniture.)
   Product weight 
      MLC 104 IP Plus DV+ 0.5 lbs (0.2 kg)
      All other models 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Regulatory compliance CE, C-Tick, c-UL FCC Class A, ICES, KC mark, UL, VCCI
Complies with the appropriate requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d).
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-818-12 2.75" (7.0 cm) 9.13" (23.2 cm) 13.31" (33.8 cm) 3.0 lbs (1.36 kg)
    60-818-13 3.0" (7.6 cm) 9.13" (23.2 cm) 13.31" (33.8 cm) 3.0 lbs (1.36 kg)


Application Diagram

Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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