PoleVault Systems Retired

Complete AV Switching and Control Systems for Ceiling Mounted Projectors
Key Features
  • Complete, centralized AV switching and control systems with stereo audio amplification
  • Securely mounts and conceals switching and audio amplification components above the projector
  • Extron exclusive patented Flat Field speakers deliver consistent sound levels across the listening area
  • Powerful 50 watt rms audio amplifier
  • Energy-efficient design offers Extron exclusive Auto Power Save and Standby modes designed to lower energy usage and reduce operating costs
  • VoiceLift Microphone option allows the teacher’s voice to be evenly distributed throughout the room
The Extron PoleVault Systems
Model Version Description Part #
PVS 200 Two Input System 42-108-03 Retired
PVS 300 Three Input System 42-109-03 Retired
PVS 400 Four Input System 42-110-03 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement

Extron PoleVault® Systems are complete, easy-to-use AV switching and control systems designed for classrooms with a ceiling mounted projector. PoleVault Systems use economical twisted pair cable for transmitting signals and include network connectivity for Web-based AV resource management, monitoring, and control. Extron PoleVault Systems take their name from the unique PMK 550 Pole Mount Kit that securely mounts and conceals system components above the projector.

Power Saving Features

At the heart of each PoleVault System is the PVS 305SA IP Five Input IP-Enabled PoleVault Switcher with Integrated 50 Watt Audio Amplifier that offers two Extron-exclusive power saving modes designed to lower energy usage and reduce operating costs.

  • Auto Power Save Mode: This mode automatically shuts off the audio amplifier inside the PVS 305SA IP after 30 minutes if no audio is present. This provides a close to 50% reduction in energy usage compared to normal, idle operation.
  • Standby Mode: This mode shuts off both the audio amplifier and the AV inputs of the PVS 305SA IP which power the input wallplates. Standby Mode is activated by the MLC 104 IP Plus or MLC 226 IP MediaLink® Controller included in a complete PoleVault System. Standby Mode can be scheduled at specific times when the system is not in use or can be set to activate by monitoring when the projector is shut down. Standby Mode reduces power consumption of the PVS 305SA IP over 60%.

Standard PoleVault Systems

PoleVault Systems have been designed in three standard systems to streamline the design and procurement process. These two-, three-, and four-input systems include all the necessary audio and video switching, audio amplification, system control, source connectivity, speakers, mounting hardware, and cabling for a complete classroom AV solution. All that remains is to add the video projector, projection screen, and video sources.

The three standard PoleVault System packages are each ordered using a single part number.

  • PVS 200 Two Input PoleVault System: Accommodates one VGA computer-video and one composite video source
  • PVS 300 Three Input PoleVault System: Accommodates two VGA computer-video and one composite video source
  • PVS 400 Four Input PoleVault System: Accommodates two VGA computer-video and two composite video sources

Each system package includes the following core components:

  • One PVS 305SA IP Five Input IP-Enabled PoleVault Switcher with Integrated 50 Watt Audio Amplifier- not available separately
  • One MLC IR/RS-232 Projector Communication Cable - Plenum, 50' (15 m)
  • One MLC 104 IP Plus MediaLink Controller with IP Link - White
  • One MLC PW/RS-232/VC Power, Switcher Communications Cable - Plenum, 50' (15 m)
  • One PCM 340 Projector Drop Ceiling Mount with Adjustable Pole
  • One AV RCA Male to Male RCA Cable - 3' (1 m)
  • One PMK 550 PoleVault Pole Mount Kit
  • One MVGA M-M 3 Male to Male Micro VGA Cable - 3' (1 m)
  • One UPB 25 Universal Projector Bracket - White
  • One pair of FF 120 Flat Field® Speakers for Drop-In Tile Ceilings
  • One or two lengths of CAT 5 twisted pair cable per wallplate - Plenum, 15 m each
  • One length of SPK 18 Precut Speaker Cable - Plenum, 35' (10.6 m)
PVS 200:
Includes one PVT RGB D wallplate and one PVT CV D wallplate.
PVS 300:
Includes two PVT RGB D wallplate and one PVT CV D wallplate.
PVS 400:
Includes two PVT RGB D wallplates and two PVT CV D wallplates.

System Customization

PoleVault Systems must always include the PoleVault Switcher - which is available only in a PoleVault System - a PMK 550 PoleVault Pole Mount Kit, Extron Exclusive Patented Flat Field Speakers, and two to four AV inputs. PoleVault Systems can be customized to meet classroom requirements. System pricing is based on the components and quantities selected.

VoiceLift Microphone

The VoiceLift® Microphone enables the creation of a classroom sound field system that allows the teacher's voice to be heard clearly throughout the classroom. Studies show that use of a sound field system results in increased student achievement and a reduction in teacher vocal strain and voice fatigue.

PoleVault System Configurator

To customize and price a system, access the online Extron PoleVault System Configurator at www.extron.com/pvc or contact an Extron Customer Support Representative.

Features

Specifications

PVS 200, PVS 300, PVS 400 Systems
Overall system
   UTP transmission Optimal cable length is 50' - 75' (15 m - 23 m).
Minimum = 15' (5 m)
Maximum = 125' (38 m)
    NOTE     Distances were measured at 1024x768, 60 Hz resolution.
   Shipping weight 
      PVS 200 System 56 lbs (26 kg)
      PVS 300 System 58 lbs (27 kg)
      PVS 400 System 60 lbs (28 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
PVS 305SA IP Switcher/Power Amplifier
   Video 
      Bandwidth RGB: 200 MHz (-3 dB) @ 50' (15 m) of cable
Composite video: 100 MHz (-3 dB)
   Video input 
      Number/signal type Inputs 1 and 2: VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS
Inputs 3 and 4 (configurable): VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, or composite video
      Connectors 4 pairs female RJ-45 (See the user's manual for pin configurations.)
   Video output 
      Number/signal type 1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS (follows input type)
1 composite video
      Connectors 1 female 15-pin HD
1 female RCA
   Audio input 
      Number/signal type 4 proprietary signals from Extron PVT Series wallplates and transmitters
1 stereo, balanced/unbalanced (input 5)
      Connectors 4 female RJ-45 (2 shared with RGB inputs, 2 shared with configurable RGB/composite video inputs)
1 female 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole (input 5)
      VoiceLift receiver input 1 female RJ-45, -10 dBV (316 mVrms) nominal level
   Audio output 
      Number/signal type 1 line output, stereo/mono, balanced/unbalanced
1 power amplifier, stereo or dual mono (default), 2 channels total
      Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
(1) 5.0 mm captive screw connector, 4 pole
    NOTE     Unbalanced wired outputs produce 6 dB of attenuation. Balanced output has unity gain/attenuation.
   Power amplifier 
      Amplifier type Class D
      Impedance 2/4/8 ohms (single channel)
2/4/8 ohms (stereo)
      Output power 25 watts (rms) per channel (1 watt tolerance) at 2/4/8 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 1% THD
      Ethernet control interface 
         Switch type Unmanaged
         Ethernet ports 4 female RJ-45 with built-in link/speed and activity LEDs
         Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T (10/100 Mbps) with autodetect
   General 
      Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 5 A
      Power input requirements 12 VDC, 5 A
      Mounting 
         Pole mount Yes, with optional pole mounting kit
      Enclosure dimensions 1.8" H x 10.1" W x 3.0" D
(4.5 cm H x 25.7 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
      Product weight 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg), plus power supply (0.9 lbs [0.4 kg])
      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 60065 for safety.
         EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
         Environmental Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE
PVT CV D, PVT RGB D, PVT RGB D Plus Wall Plates
    NOTE     These transmitters are compatible only with an Extron PoleVault® Switcher (PVS). They are not compatible with other models of twisted pair receivers.
   Video 
      Gain Unity
   Video input and loop-through 
      Number/signal type 
         PVT RGB D 1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS
         PVT RGB D Plus 1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS
1 buffered RGBHV, RGBS local monitor loop-through
         PVT CV D 1 composite video
      Connectors 
         PVT RGB D 1 female 15-pin HD
         PVT RGB D Plus 2 female 15-pin HD (1 for input, 1 for loop-through)
         PVT CV D 1 female RCA
   Video output 
      Number/signal type 
         PVT RGB D, PVT RGB D Plus 2 analog proprietary signals
         PVT CV D 1 analog proprietary signal
      Connectors
         PVT RGB D, PVT RGB D Plus 2 female RJ-45
         PVT CV D 1 female RJ-45
   Audio input 
      Number/signal type 
         PVT RGB D Plus 2 stereo, unbalanced: 1 input, 1 pass-through
         PVT RGB D, PVT CV D 1 stereo, unbalanced
      Connectors 
         PVT RGB D, PVT RGB D Plus (1) 3.5 mm mini audio jack (tip, ring, sleeve)
         PVT CV D 1 pair female RCA
   Audio output to a PoleVault switcher 
      Number/signal type 1 analog proprietary signal
      Connector 1 female RJ-45
   Audio output, pass-through PVT RGB D Plus only: 1 stereo, unbalanced
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm mini audio jack (tip, ring, sleeve)
   General 
      Power Supplied by the PoleVault twisted pair receiver/switcher
      Power input requirements
         PVT RGB D, PVT RGB D Plus 5.5 VDC, 150 mA
         PVT CV D 5.5 VDC, 110 mA
      Mounting 
         Furniture or wall mount Yes, with the included decorator-style wallplate
      Enclosure dimensions 
         Faceplate 2.6" H x 1.3" W x 0.2" D
(6.6 cm H x 3.3 cm W x 0.6 cm D)
(Fits the openings in a 1 gang decorator-style wallplate.)
         Device 2.7" H* x 1.7" W x 1.6" D
(6.9 cm H* x 4.3 cm W x 4.1 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
*Height is 4.1" (10.4 cm) including mounting tabs.
      Product weight 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg)
      Regulatory compliance 
         Safety CE, c-UL, UL
         EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
MLC 104 IP Plus
   Control — host ports 
      Serial host port 1 bidirectional RS-232 front panel 2.5 mm mini stereo jack
      Baud rate and protocol 38400, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
      Ethernet host port 1 RJ-45 female
      Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
      Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
      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
   Control — serial ports 
      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)
   Control — IR port 
      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 control 
      Number/type 3 digital input/output (configurable)
      Connector (1) 3.5 mm direct insertion captive screw connector, 4 pole
   General 
      Power Supplied by the PVS 305SA twisted pair receiver/switcher
      Power input requirements 12 VDC, 0.285 A (0.305 A if used with an optional IRCM-DV+)
      Mounting Wall and furniture mountable
      Enclosure type High-impact plastic faceplate, metal rear enclosure
      Enclosure dimensions 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 3.4" W x 1.8" D (6.9 cm H x 8.6 cm W x 4.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes knob and buttons. Fits some 2 gang boxes. Allow at least 1.9" [4.8 cm] depth in the wall or furniture.)
      Product weight 1.9 lbs (0.9 kg)
      Regulatory compliance 
         Safety CE, c-UL, UL
         EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
         Accessibility Complies with the appropriate requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29U.S.C.794d).
PCM 340
   Mounting Drop ceiling mountable
   Maximum load capacity 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
   Material Baseplate and pipe: aluminum
Tie wire: steel, 14 AWG, 70,000 psi tensile strength
   Dimensions 
      Base plate 1.2" H x 26.4" W x 8.0" D
(2.9 cm H x 67.0 cm W x 20.3 cm D)
      Pipe 25" length, 1.5"-11.5 NPT
   Adjustment ranges 1.5" - 23.0" drop, 21.5" adjustability in 0.5" steps.
Drop distances are measured from the bottom of the hanger plate.
   Product weight 4.5 lbs (2 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
PMK 550
   Mounting 
      Pole mount Mountable to round projector mount poles, either standard 1.5" (3.8 cm) NPT pipes or pipes with an outer diameter of 1.85" to 1.95" (4.7 cm to 5.0 cm) using included hardware
   Maximum load capacity 15 lbs (6.8 kg)
   Material 
      Base plate Aluminum
      Plate covers High impact plastic
   Dimensions 3.0" H x 15.4" W x 11.9" D
(7.6 cm H x 39.1 cm W x 30.2 cm D)
   Product weight 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL as an accessory for use with a UL Listed mount and projector
UPB 25
   Adjustment ranges The UPB 25 can be angled within the following ranges to level the projector:
±4° roll
±25° pitch
360° yaw, 10° if flush mounted
   Maximum load capacity 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
   Enclosure type Steel
   Projector bracket dimensions 2.2" H x 6.25" W x 5.7" D
(5.5 cm H x 15.9 cm W x 14.5 cm D)
(Dimensions exclude legs/feet.)
   Product weight 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
FF 120 Flat Field® Speakers
   Power capacity 16 W (rms) continuous pink noise
32 W (rms) continuous program
   Nominal coverage angle 170º conical coverage
   Nominal impedance 8 ohms per speaker
   Mounting Drops into a 2' x 2' (61 cm x 61 cm) or 2' x 4' (61 cm x 122 cm) suspended tile.
   Enclosure outer dimensions 3.25" H x 23.75" W x 11.75" D
(8.3 cm H x 60.3 cm W x 29.9 cm D)
   Product weight Single: 4.7 lbs (2.1 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, NFPA90A, NFPA70;
UL listed for use in plenum airspaces: meets UL 2043 for heat and smoke release;
meets UL 1480 - speakers for commercial and professional use.
 NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
 NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(3993-D7-042017)

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