QC 101 Retired

Controller for Quantum Elite and Quantum Connect Videowall Processors
Key Features
  • Compact, rack-mountable controller for Quantum® Elite and Quantum Connect videowall processors
  • Preinstalled Quantum Control Software
  • Automated controller startup and connection to Quantum processor
  • Easily integrates into a control system to provide simplified videowall operation
  • Embedded, write-protected operating system
  • 80 GB solid state drive
The Extron QC 101
Model Version Description Part #
QC 101 E Quantum Elite Controller 60-1579-01 Retired
QC 101 C Quantum Connect Controller 60-1579-02 Retired

This product has been retired.

The Extron QC 101 E and QC 101 C are dedicated controllers for Quantum® Elite and Quantum Connect videowall processors. They feature a small form factor enclosure, with an embedded operating system and Quantum Control Software preinstalled on a solid state drive. The QC 101 offers an alternative to a traditional PC that is compact, reliable, easy to install, and easy to use. Quantum processor configurations can be programmed on the QC 101, or on a standard PC and then migrated to the QC 101. A display, keyboard, and mouse connect to the QC 101 for setup and configuration, and can be removed after system commissioning. The QC 101 easily integrates with a control system to provide simplified videowall operation. For large videowalls, up to eight Quantum Elite processors can be controlled from a single QC 101 E through a network switch.

Robust Operation

The QC 101 is designed for continuous operation in mission-critical environments. Both QC 101 models feature 80 GB solid state storage that delivers unsurpassed long-term dependability over conventional hard drives. The embedded operating system resides on a write-protected drive partition, virtually eliminating the possibility of virus retention, or accidental modification or deletion of core system files.

Simplified Integration

With preinstalled Quantum Control Software, the QC 101 is ready out of the box for integration with Quantum videowall processors. No driver or software installation is necessary, and the QC 101 automatically launches the Quantum Control Software when powered up. Through Ethernet, the QC 101 can be connected to a single Quantum Connect or Quantum Elite processor, or networked with up to eight Quantum Elite units in a large videowall system.

Integrator-friendly features include a standard RS‑232 port for direct connection into a control system, front panel LED indicators for quick confirmation of status and operation, and a compact 1U, rack-mountable metal enclosure. Rack mount hardware is available separately.


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QC 101
   Processor Intel Celeron 2.42 GHz
   RAM 4 GB DDR3
   Storage 80 GB SSD
   Operating system Windows Embedded 8
   Other software 
      QC 101 E Quantum Elite control and configuration software for Windows
      QC 101 C Quantum Connect control and configuration software for Windows
    NOTE     The operating system is hard-coded into the QC 101 and Windows updates are not required. The C drive, which contains the operating system, is write-protected to prevent unauthorized access.
Communication — control
   Serial control port RS-232 on 1 captive screw connector on rear panel
   Baud rate and protocol 9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity (default)
   Pin configurations 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = Gnd
   Program control Extron R-type Command Protocol
   Ethernet control ports 2 female RJ-45 connectors
   Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex with auto-detect
   Ethernet default settings 
      Link speed and duplex level Autodetected
      LAN 1 IP address
      LAN 2 IP address
      Subnet mask
      Gateway IP address
      DHCP Off
   Protocols ARP, DHCP, ICMP (ping), TCP/IP, Telnet, SMTP
Communication — setup
   Number/signal type 1 HDMI
1 DisplayPort
   Connectors 1 female HDMI
1 female DisplayPort
1 female 15-pin HD
   Vertical frequency 24 Hz to 60 Hz
   Resolutions 640x480 to 1920x1200
   USB control ports 1 female USB mini B on front panel
2 female USB type A on rear panel
   USB standards USB 3.0, USB 2.0, USB 1.1, USB 1.0 compatible
   USB data rates Low speed (1.5 mbps), full speed (12 Mbps), high speed (480 Mbps)
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Power consumption 16 watts, typical
   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 Fan, front to back
   Thermal dissipation 35.1 BTU/hr
      Rack mount Yes, with optional rack shelf
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.66" H x 8.7" W x 11.97" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.2 cm H x 22.1 cm W x 30.5 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.)
   Product weight 3.4 lbs (1.5 kg)
   Shipping weight 4 lbs (2 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
   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.


Panel Drawing

Panel Drawing
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