The Soundweb Contrio EC-8BV is an Ethernet wall controller for use in Harman HiQnet systems. The EC-8BV can control and monitor parameters within BSS Audio Soundweb London and other HiQnet devices, including Crown DCi series amplifiers. It is a dual-gang US decora form factor available in black or white.
The EC-8BV contains a single Ethernet port for configuration, control, monitoring, and power via PoE. The EC-8BV is configured via simple drag-and-drop operations within the software application HiQnet Audio Architect.
The EC-8BV contains one push/rotary encoder, one encoder ring, eight buttons, and two LCD screens. The buttons, encoder ring, and LCD screens are multi-color backlit, capable of eight different colors with adjustable intensity.
The push/rotary encoder can be rotated for continuous parameter control (e.g. volume). The push/rotary encoder can also be pressed for binary parameter control (e.g. mute) or preset recall.
The encoder ring can display a bouncing audio meter. When the push/rotary encoder is rotated, the encoder ring can temporarily display a volume setting. When the push/rotary encoder is pressed, the encoder ring can temporarily display a binary parameter setting (e.g. red/green for muted/unmuted status).
Eight buttons can be pressed for binary parameter control (e.g. mute), preset recall, or source selection. Two LCD screens each have a screen resolution of 64x128 pixels, and can each display custom text.
The EC-8BV supports ‘sleep’ functionality. The EC-8BV can be remotely locked and unlocked via other control systems with a four-digit PIN entry on the buttons.
The EC-8BV supports multiple modes of operation. This allows the push/rotary encoder, encoder ring, and certain buttons to be reassigned dynamically to different parameters based on which buttons are selected.
BSS EC-8BV Features
- Compatible with BSS Audio Soundweb London, Crown DCi, and other HiQnet devices
- Dual-gang size
- Configured within Audio Architect via Drag-and-Drop
- 1 programmable push/rotary encoder
- 1 programmable encoder ring (multicolored)
- 8 programmable buttons (multicolored)
- 2 programmable LCD screens, 64x128 pixel
- Sleep function
- Remote lock/unlock and local unlock via PIN
- Multiple modes of operation: 1 zone mode, 4 zone mode, 8 zone mode, 4 by 4 zone mode, hybrid mode
- EC-8BV ethernet controller with 8 buttons and volume1
- Max network cable length328 ft (100 meters)
- Power consumption300mA max at 48VDC
- Recommended Ethernet cable wiringVW-1 rated, 48VDC, 13W