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Item #:MO18780
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Control router, RS-422 VTR controler, 24 9-pin ports for machine control, remplace RS-422 patchbay

Model Details

The VC-422 Control Router is a 24-port 'smart' router for RS-422 control signals.Each port may be used for either a controlling device or a controlled device.Simple front-panel transport controls are provided so that the unit may also be used as a gang roll controller.

The VC-422 Control Router can be used to connect controllers to VTRs and Disk Recorders, or VTRs to VTRs for machine-to-machine editing, or Edit Systems to VTRs, or to gang-roll groups of VTRs, or to connect your various Avids or SGIs to various VTRs, or to do about anything else required in the way of 9-pin connections.

The unit was originally designed for use in high-end mobile units as a replacement for traditional RS-422 patching, or matrix routers.It is unique in that it creates control groups, each of which may contain more than two devices, one input and one output.You might have one controller controlling 23 VTRs for example.

Each of the 24 ports can be used for either a controller or a controlled device.The function is changed depending on the selections made on the front panel.In addition, if there are multiple controlled devices on a given group, all but the first device are made 'listen only', so that there is no conflict on the return data path.

This results in a very flexible system, where you can quickly create almost any control combination that you can think of, with the VC-422 taking care of the housekeeping.


  • Unique, Flexible unit designed to handle connection of 9-pin RS-422 control lines in mobile units, or studio applications.
  • 24 RS-422 ports, any of which may be controllers or controlled devices (VTRs)
  • 8 Control Groups, which may contain any number of ports (up to 24)
  • Local (front panel) Transport Controls allow unit to function as a gang-roll controller when many vtrs must be rolled together (such as show record, or dubbing).
  • Fast, simple operation
  • Lighted Buttons give clear indication of configuration
  • Compact (2 Rack Units) Design requires little space in crowded equipment racks
  • Highly Reliable; proven in years of tough mobile unit operation

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