MLC 52 RS MK Retired

Basic MediaLink Controller with IR and RS-232 Display Control - MK Wallplate
Key Features
  • Designed to mount in an MK junction box for UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other markets that use MK-type junction boxes
  • Unidirectional RS-232 and IR ports for universal display control
  • Configurable backlit buttons
  • Configuration options: IR learning, IR beaming, and Extron's easy-to-use configuration software
  • Thousands of Extron certified, ready-to-use device drivers are available
  • Inactivity timer for display shutoff
The Extron MLC 52 RS MK
Model Version Description Part #
MLC 52 RS MK White Faceplate 60-744-23 Retired
MLC 52 RS MK Brushed Aluminum Faceplate 60-744-24 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
MLC 55 RS MK

The Extron MLC 52 RS MK Basic MediaLink┬« Controller is an economical control panel specifically designed for mounting in an MK junction box for the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other markets that use MK-type junction boxes. With IR and unidirectional RS-232 display control, the MLC 52 RS MK provides easy input selection and power control, making classroom AV operations simple. Available with a white metal or brushed aluminum faceplate.

Simple, Consistent Control in Every Room

The MLC 52 RS MK acts as an extended remote control panel, providing user-friendly control for a display's power, volume, and input selection. Because the MLC 52 RS MK offers a central point of control for a display device's key functions, it eliminates the need for the display's IR remote control, making operations much more efficient. With the MLC 52 RS MK, there are no misplaced remotes to search for, no confusing menus to navigate, and no dead batteries. No matter what brand of display is installed in each presentation venue, the MLC 52 RS MK MediaLink Controller always provides a consistent control method from room to room. Presenters with little or no training can walk into any MediaLink equipped classroom and operate the AV system with minimal effort.

Configurable Buttons for Flexible Control Options

No programming knowledge is necessary to install MLC 52 MediaLink Controllers. The four lower buttons on the MLC 52 RS MK default to Volume Up, Volume Down, Select PC Input, and Select Video Input. Using the intuitive setup software provided, these buttons can be configured to send out any IR or RS-232 command supported by the display, making it easy to customize the controller to meet the needs of most single-display AV systems. For example, three of the four buttons could be configured for input selection, with the fourth button dedicated to video mute or auto image. Each button can store up to four separate commands, providing additional flexibility to meet the specific control requirements for most display devices. When a button is configured for Macro mode, all of the stored commands associated with that button are sent with a single button press. In Toggle mode, the button steps through a series of two, three, or four commands, issuing a single command with each press of the button.

Three Easy Ways to Configure

The MLC 52 RS MK enables integrators to choose any of three methods when configuring the controllers. When used with the supplied Windows®-based configuration software, installation files can be saved and used to duplicate additional MLC 52 models. The files can also be archived for later use.

  • IR learning - Allows the MLC 52 RS MK to be set up directly from the IR remote without the need for software and a PC.
  • IR beaming - Quickly and easily duplicates complete configuration from one MLC 52 model to another without cables or software.
  • Extron's easy-to-use configuration software - Provides fast and simple setup via RS-232 when combined with one of many IR drivers available on the Extron Web site.

Features

Specifications

MLC 52 Series
Control — host ports
   Serial control port 1 bidirectional RS-232 front panel 2.5 mm mini stereo jack
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations Mini stereo jack: tip = Tx, ring = Rx, sleeve = GND
   Program control Extron configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
   IR learning frequencies 30 kHz to 62 kHz
   IR learning distance 4" (10 cm) to 14" (36 cm) from the side panel
Control — serial port (RS models only)
   Display control port (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 6 pole for unidirectional RS-232 control (±5 V) (connector is shared with IR control port and power input)
   Baud rate and protocol (RS-232) 57600 to 1200 baud (9600 default); 8 (default) or 7 data bits; 1 stop bit; no parity (default), or even or odd parity
Control — IR port
   IR control port (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 6 pole for IR (connector is shared with serial control and power input); TTL level (0 to 5 V) modulated infrared control from 30 kHz up to 60 kHz
Control — remote volume (VC models only)
   Volume control port (1) 3.5 mm direct insertion captive screw connector, 3 pole
   Pin configuration 1 = +10 VDC, 50 mA (max); 2 = volume (variable voltage); 3 = GND
   Volume control voltage range 0 V (mute) to 10 V (maximum volume)
General
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1 A, 12 watts
   Power input requirements 12 VDC, 0.15 A
   Cooling Convection, no vents
   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
   Mounting 
      Rack mount 
         Models other than MK and EU models Yes, with optional rack mounting kit
      Furniture mount 
         Models other than MK and EU models Yes, with optional lectern mounting kit
      Wall mount 
         MLC 52 RS MK, MLC 52 RS VC MK Mounts to a standard 47 mm deep MK electric type British standard wall box
         MLC 52 RS EU, MLC 52 RS VC EU Mountable into standard 50 mm deep European junction boxes
   Enclosure type 
      MK and EU models Metal
      All other models High-impact plastic
   Enclosure dimensions 
      MLC 52 RS, MLC 52 IR
         Faceplate 4.5" H x 2.8" W x 0.2" D
(11.4 cm H x 7.1 cm W x 0.6 cm D) (1 gang)
         Device 2.7" H x 1.7" W x 1.4" D
(6.8 cm H x 4.3 cm W x 3.5 cm D)
(Overall rear dimensions, including connectors. Allow at least 1.85" [4.7 cm] depth in the wall or furniture for device and cable clearance.)
      MLC 52 RS VC, MLC 52 IR VC
         Faceplate 4.5" H x 4.6" W x 0.1" D
(11.4 cm H x 11.7 cm W x 0.3 cm D) (2 gang)
         Device 2.7" H x 3.3" W x 1.4" D
(6.8 cm H x 8.4 cm W x 3.5 cm D)
(Overall rear dimensions, including connectors. Allow at least 1.85" [4.7 cm] depth in the wall or furniture for device and cable clearance.)
       
      MLC 52 RS MK 
         Faceplate 3.4" H x 3.4" W x 0.1" D
8.5 cm H x 8.5 cm W x 0.3 cm D
(1-gang MK electric type British Standard wall box frame size)
         Device 2.7" H x 1.7" W x 1.4" D
(6.8 cm H x 4.3 cm W x 3.5 cm D)
(Overall rear dimensions, including connectors. Allow at least 1.85" [4.7 cm] depth in the wall or furniture for device and cable clearance.)
      MLC 52 RS VC MK 
         Faceplate 3.4" H x 5.7" W x 0.1" D
8.5 cm H x 14.6 cm W x 0.3 cm D
(2-gang MK electric type British Standard wall box frame size)
         Device 2.7" H x 3.3" W x 1.4" D
(6.8 cm H x 8.4 cm W x 3.5 cm D)
(Overall rear dimensions, including connectors. Allow at least 1.85" [4.7 cm] depth in the junction box for device and cable clearance.)
       
      MLC 52 RS EU 
         Faceplate 3.2" H x 6.0" W x 0.1" D (2-gang EU) 
(8.1 cm H x 15.2 cm W x 0.3 cm D)
         Device 1.7" H x 2.7" W x 1.4" D
(4.3 cm H x 6.8 cm W x 3.5 cm D)
(Overall rear dimensions, including connectors. Allow at least 1.85" [4.7 cm] depth in the junction box for device and cable clearance.)
      MLC 52 RS VC EU 
         Faceplate 3.2" H x 6.0" W x 0.1" D (2-gang EU)
(8.1 cm H x 15.2 cm W x 0.3 cm D)
         Device 1.7" H x 4.5" W x 1.4" D
(4.3 cm H x 11.4 cm W x 3.5 cm D)
(Overall rear dimensions, including connectors. Allow at least 1.85" [4.7 cm] depth in the junction box for device and cable clearance.)
       
   Product weight 
      MLC 52 RS, MLC 52 IR, MLC 52 RS MK 0.2 lb (0.1 kg)
      VC and EU models 0.3 lb (0.1 kg)
   Shipping weight 3 lbs (2 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), VCCI Class A
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(8.0-102113-D17)

Diagram

Application Diagram

Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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