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Steuerungssystem mit Kartenträger

Steuerungssystem mit Kartenträger, 4HE, 34 MB Speicher, frei programmierbares LCD-Display mit 6 Tasten, Frontseitige Status LEDs, Anschluss für Cresnet Bus, 8-fach Cresnet Hub integriert, 12 freie Y-Bus-Steckkartenplätze (40 Mb/s), 4 freie Z-Bus-Steckkartenplätze (300 Mb/s), Flash Card Steckplatz (zur Speichererweiterung auf bis zu 4 GB). Externes Netzteil wird benötigt.

Crestron 2-Series Control Systems are the brain of a complete integrated AV or automation solution. Every audio, video, and environmental element of the home, boardroom, classroom, or command center becomes integrated and accessible through the control system. Crestron 2-Series control systems are unmatched for power, performance and scalability, providing the ideal choice for today's demanding control applications.

The RACK2 is designed for large-scale commercial and residential applications requiring maximum options for customization and scalability. It provides an integrated 12-slot Y-Bus card cage that supports any combination of plug-in Y-Bus control cards for IR, RS-232/422/485, relay, digital I/O, analog I/O, digital audio processing, and MIDI. The integrated 4-slot Z-Bus card cage is designed for Crestron's high-speed single and dual-port Ethernet cards.

2-Series Engine
At the heart of the RACK2 is the powerful 32-bit Freescale ColdFire® processor. Crestron's exclusive enhanced real-time operating system makes the RACK2 the fastest, most reliable control system available.

Dual Bus Architecture
The RACK2's unique dual-bus architecture affords ultra fast communications. The 40Mbps Y-Bus provides a high-speed backplane for IR, serial, and other control ports via the 12 Y-Bus control card slots. At a blazing 300Mbps, the Z-Bus supports Fast Ethernet with future support for other emerging technologies via the 4 Z-Bus slots.

Built-in Cresnet® Hub
The Cresnet bus is a simple, yet flexible 4-wire network that provides rock-solid bidirectional communication and power for many Crestron touchpanels, keypads, lighting controls, and other devices. The RACK2's built-in Cresnet hub serves as a repeater, splitter, and wiring block for large Cresnet networks. Each of its eight ports (or segments) has a dedicated driver/receiver, allowing every port to support up to 3000 feet of Cresnet cabling and approximately 20 Cresnet devices.

Cresnet Slave Mode
Selectable Cresnet Slave Mode enables the RACK2 to be configured as a Cresnet slave device, effectively transforming it into a Cresnet expansion module. Such flexibility can offer a cost-effective solution for system expansion, providing a host of additional control ports in a single card cage.

Crestron pioneered the IP-based control system to harness the vast possibilities of Ethernet and the Internet for remote control, monitoring, programming, and diagnostics, and the RACK2 is designed to deliver the world's most advanced IP control solution. A choice of single or dual port Ethernet cards enables a full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet connection with built-in Web server and email client, and support for both static and dynamic IP addressing.

Crestron's award-winning e-Control 2 XPanel solutions offer the most flexible range of IP control possibilities available. Using a Windows® computer or CE/PocketPC™ PDA device, e-Control 2 provides an amazing control GUI that looks and behaves just like a Crestron Isys® touchpanel.

Every Ethernet-enabled 2-Series control system works directly with Crestron's exclusive RoomView Help Desk software for the industry's most comprehensive facility-wide asset management solution.

Built-in SNMP support enables network management of Crestron control systems using third-party SNMP software. As an alternate or supplement to RoomView, SNMP allows full control and monitoring from the IT Help Desk or NOC in a format that's familiar to IT personnel.

All Ethernet-enabled 2-Series control systems support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), the industry standard for protecting sensitive network communications.

The RACK2's onboard NAT (Network Address Translator) acts as a firewall and router to facilitate the configuration of a private control LAN with a single-point connection to the client's LAN (Dual-port Ethernet card required).

Memory Expansion
A memory card slot accessible on the rear panel allows for easy expansion of the RACK2's internal memory using any Type II Compact Flash memory card up to 2 GB.

Front Panel Control
The RACK2 includes a programmable front control panel with LCD display and card slot status indicators. The RACK2's front panel serves as a ready user interface for system configuration and diagnostics, and can also be custom programmed to enable menu-driven control capability.

Field-Replaceable CPU
To minimize downtime in the event of a fatal processor failure, the RACK2 is designed with a field-replaceable CPU card that is easily accessible from the rear panel.

Key Features


  • 2-Series engine | Dual-bus architecture
  • Compact Flash memory card slot
  • Cresnet port - master/slave selectable
  • Integrated Cresnet hub/repeater
  • 10/100 Ethernet capable | SSL encryption
  • e-Control 2 and RoomView enabled
  • SNMP support | Built-in firewall, NAT and router
  • 12 Y-Bus control card expansion slots
  • 4 Z-Bus control card expansion slots
  • 4-space EIA rack-mountable
  • Front control panel with LCD display


Innovations Awards for Design & Technology (CES 2002)

Crestron is the only company to earn three winners of Innovations Awards for Design & Technology at CES 2002, all in the Integrated Home Systems category.

The first is the newest addition to the award-winning Isys™ line of touchpanels, the TPS-2000L Compact Wall-Mounted Video Touchpanel. The TPS-2000L features a 5" high-resolution color screen, while the TPS-3000L offers a 6" screen. A light sensor automatically brightens or dims with room light so it's easy to see any time of day. With a full 180-degree viewing angle, the result is an outstanding picture for watching TV, previewing DVDs or checking security cameras, no matter how the panel is mounted.

The second of Crestron's Innovations honorees this year is the new PRO2 control system, the flagship of the innovative new 2-Series control systems. In addition to the PRO2, the 2-Series is comprised of the AV2 and RACK2 systems, as well as the cost-effective CP2 and CP2E for standalone room systems, with or without Ethernet capabilities, respectively.

The other award winner to be featured at CES 2002 is the revolutionary new CNX-PVID8x4 and CNX-PVID8x3 video processors. Each model accepts component, S-video and NTSC/PAL composite video sources, including HDTV signals, and distributes them to display devices throughout the home via standard CAT5 structured wiring.


  CPU 32-bit Freescale ColdFire® Microprocessor
  NVRAM 256 KB
  Flash 4 MB
  Compact Flash expandable up to 2 GB (not included)
Operating System
  Real-time, preemptive multi-threaded/multitasking kernel; FAT32 file system with long names; supports SIMPL™ Windows® and SIMPL+®
  With C2ENET-1 10/100BaseT, auto-negotiating, full/half duplex, static IP or DHCP/DNS, SSL, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, SMTP, SNMP, built-in Web server and e-mail client; supports Crestron e-Control®2 XPanel and RoomView™ applications
  With C2ENET-2 All above features plus: built-in firewall, router, and network address translator (NAT)
Connectors & Expansion Slots
  Y-Bus Expansion Slots (12) Y-Bus expansion slots;
40 Mb/s parallel communications internal backplane;
Accept all Y-Bus control cards
  Z-Bus Expansion Slots (4) Z-Bus expansion slots;
300 Mb/s parallel communications internal backplane;
Accepts all Z-Bus control cards
  COMPUTER (2) DB9 female;
Front and rear panel RS-232 computer console ports
  NET (1) 4-pin 5mm detachable terminal block;
Cresnet port, Master/Slave selectable;
Expandable via C2N-NPA8 Network Poll Accelerator
  NET A - H (8) 4-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Cresnet hub/repeater ports
  PWR (2) 3-pin 3.5mm detachable terminal blocks;
Cresnet internal/external power connectors/selectors
  G (1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
Reset Buttons
  HW-R Hardware reset (reboots the control system)
  SW-R Software reset (restarts the SIMPL program)
Menu Buttons
  FUNCTIONS (6) Up to 6 dynamically assigned functions based upon current menu
  MENU (1) Returns the LCD display to the MAIN menu
  ∧, ∨ (2) Scroll up or down through any list displayed in the LCD display
  BKLT (1) Toggles through 4 levels of backlight intensity for the LCD display
  Refer to the Operations Guide for additional menu functions
  (2) lines, (40) characters per line;
Reverse mode (yellow and black) backlit LCD;
Displays system information, configuration menus, and custom programmable user functions
LED Indicators
  PWR (1 green) Indicates DC power supplied to unit
  NET (1 yellow) Indicates Cresnet bus activity
  MSG (1 red) Indicates control system has generated an error message
  LNK A (1 red) Indicates a valid connection on LAN port A
  ACT A (1 red) Indicates activity on LAN port A
  LNK B (1 red) Indicates a valid connection on LAN port B
  ACT B (1 red) Indicates activity on LAN port B
  SLOT 1 - 16 (16 red) Illuminates to indicate presence of a card in the respective expansion slot; extinguishes momentarily to indicate activity
  Hub Ports A - H (rear) (8 red) Indicate Cresnet activity coming from any device on a given network segment
  Hub PWR (rear) (2 green) Indicate presence of Cresnet power at ports A-D and E-H
Power Requirements
  Cresnet Power Usage 12 Watts (0.5 Amps @ 24 Volts DC) with no control cards installed;
External Cresnet power supply required (sold separately)
  Temperature 41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
  Humidity 10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
  Chassis Steel, black matte powder coat finish
  Faceplate Extruded aluminum, black matte powder coat finish with polycarbonate label overlay
  Mounting Freestanding or 4U 19-inch rack-mountable (adhesive feet and rack ears included)
  Height 6.97 (17.71 cm)
  Width 17.03 in (43.26 cm);
19.0 in (48.26 cm) with ears
  Depth 9.17 in (23.27 cm)
  9.5 lb (4.3 kg)


Spec Sheet

Spec Sheet (PDF)


Manual (PDF - 1.7 M)
Doc. No. 5958
Rev. Date: 6/1/2003

Reference Guide

Reference Guide (PDF - 3.4 M)
Doc. No. 6256A
Rev. Date: 3/1/2006
Note: This file incorporates four previously released documents:

  • Console Commands for 2-Series Control Systems
  • Error Messages for 2-Series Control Systems
  • Isys Join Number Remapping
  • Master-Slave Mode Reference Guide

Engineering Specs

Engineering Specs (PDF - 20 K)
Rev. Date: 11/4/2004

CADs, Drawings and Revit Files

Zoomable Drawing

Zoomable Drawing

Cad Files

Cad Files (ZIP - 893 K)
Rev. Date: 2/24/2005

Available Models

Model Description      


Dual Bus Control System with Solutions Card Frame





Available Accessories

Model Description      


2 Port RS-232/422/485 Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





3 Port RS-232/422/485 Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





Single Port Ethernet Card for Z-Bus Expansion Slot





Dual Port Ethernet Card for Z-Bus Expansion Slot





8 Port Infrared/Serial Output Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





Multi-type Cresnet Distribution Block





Cresnet Network Poll Accelerator





Cresnet Power Supply, 300 Watts





4-Channel Volume/EQ Control Module





Cresnet Power Supply, 75 Watts





Cresnet Power Supply, 75 Watts - International Version, 230V





8 Analog Output Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





16 Port Versiport Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





MIDI Interface Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





16 Relay Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot





8 Relay Card for Y-Bus Expansion Slot




Invitation to Tender

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