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DNF Controls debuts VTR Control Module
At NAB2004, DNF Controls will launch a new VTR Control Module for its Flex Control Network line of integrated machine control building blocks.
The VTR Control Module provides familiar VTR-style transport control including record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward, jog, shuttle, slo-mo, and search to time.
The Flex Control Network offers modular control system building blocks that can be assembled to meet a customer’s specific control requirements. The VTR Control Module provides familiar VTR-style transport control including record, play, stop, rewind, fast forward, jog, shuttle, slo-mo, and search to time. Used in conjunction with the Flex Control Network control panels, it extends a facility’s ability to move, add, or share control easily—whether it is bringing new VTRs or DDRs online or streamlining and improving production workflow.
Flex Control’s integrated control building blocks include device controllers and control panels, all connected together over a high-speed machine control LAN. The VTR Control Module is a software module installed in Flex Control’s DC20 Device Controller, which connects directly to the VTR over a standard RS422 or RS232 interface. Using Flex Control’s Control Panels, operators take control of one or more VTRs or DDRs for record and playback operations. Control of a VTR can be simultaneously shared among multiple Control Panels or assigned to a specific Control Panel. As a result, users can configure the system to meet their needs, with the ability to add control points and VTRs, or even video servers, in the future.
For more information, visit: www.dnfcontrols.com.
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