ChronoPlayer


ChronoPlayer
Programmable interactive audio player



ChronoPlayer, programmable interactive audio player


ChronoPlayerThe ChronoPlayer is a powerful and easy to install audio unit aiming at playing messages, sounds, music according to a schedule.

Its performances linked to its dry contact logic, its ability to be remotely controlled via RS-232 or via its timestamped programming software make the ChronoPlayer a versatile audio tool for a wide spectrum of use.

The audio files (MP3, WAV) are stored on an SD/SDHC card or a USB flash drive, within folders. The naming of the folders, with digits and optional tags, defines the playback behavior of the ChronoPlayer.

Contexts of use:

- Schools: customized sounds for beginning and end of lessons, welcoming, informative or security messages, musics
- Public spaces: information for customers and service users.
- Factories: break announcements, information along production lines
- Retails: store advertisements, information and commercials, vendor call

Programming:

The programming function (scheduler) allows the playback of identified audio files with accuracy all along a day and according to a calendar defined up to several years.

Interactivity:

8 dry-contact inputs, up to 255 combinations, are available to trigger the playback of audio files on demand.

Playback mode:

Once, in a loop, randomly or sequentially, it is also possible to control whether incoming commands are blocked or executed.

Serial Link:

The ChronoPlayer can send custom data frames onto its serial link in order to control other devices. It is also possible to control the player from a PLC, another player, a computer, with its RS-232 serial link.

Can be racked :

Its 1/3 rack format allows an installation within a 19” support integrated in a storage bay.

 

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ChronoPlayer, programmable interactive audio player


Suggestions of uses:

  • Triggering of bells or alarms in schools.

  • Installation within stores or public spaces for the playback of informative messages, manually or programmed.

  • Playback of musics and information. Organization of events pertaining to a precise schedule along a day. With pushbuttons, messages can be triggered on demand.

  • Several ChronoPlayers can be installed in a 19” storage bay to create and manage multizone messages. With the serial link, a ChronoPlayer could drive a series of ChronoPlayers or a series of any other type of players.



ChronoPlayer, programmable interactive audio player


  • Interfacing and Connectivity

    - LED status indicator
    - Backlit LCD display – 2x16 characters
    - Clickable knob (Volume/-Menu-)
    - Infrared sensor - Protocol SONY SIRC 12 bits modulated at 38 kHz
    - USB Host 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mb/s), standard “mass storage” driver, type A connector
    - SD/SDHC Card slot
    - RS-232 serial link – 9600, 19200, or 38400 bauds 8N1 on 3.81mm pluggable terminal block
    - 8 configurable opto-isolated inputs on 3.81mm pluggable terminal block
    - A line-level 0dB stereo audio output on a standard RCA connector
    - External DC power supply connector – Ø 2.1 mm / 5.5 mm

  • Audio File Formats Supported

    - MP3 (.mp3): mono/stereo (MPEG layer 3), 16 bits, 44.1 kHz, from 32 kbit/s to 320 kbit/s, CBR (Constant Bit Rate) or VBR (Variable Bit Rate) files
    - WAV (.wav): mono/stereo, 16 bits, 44.1 kHz (Broadcast Wave Format not supported*)

  • Other File Formats Supported

    - Timestamped programming file (scheduler.tm2) - Scheduler TM2 (.tm2) format
    - Configuration file (config.txt) – raw text format (.txt)
    - Serial codes file (serial.txt) – raw text format (.txt)

  • Storage Devices

    - Accepts SD cards – 64 MB minimum to 4 GB maximum - Formatted in FAT16 and FAT32
    - Accepts SDHC cards – 4 GB minimum - Formatted in FAT32
    - Accepts USB flash drives formatted in FAT16 and FAT32
    - Supports long filenames limited to 63 characters maximum including extension
    - Accepts 1000 folders maximum at the root, containing up to 999 files each

  • Built-in Clock

    - Maximum clock drift:
      - From 0 to +50 °C: 3.8 ppm – 120 seconds per year
      - From +50 to +60 °C: 5.0 ppm – 156 seconds per year
      - Aging: ±3 ppm/year
    - Timekeeping when the player is not powered: up to 2 months

  • Power Supply
    - Player power supply input:
      - Nominal voltage: 12 V DC
      - Power supply range: 10 V to 15 V DC
    - Supplied mains adapter input:
      - Voltage: 100 V to 240 V.
      - Frequency: 50 Hz to 60 Hz.

  • Consumption (12 V supplied)

    - During playback: 80 mA
    - When stopped: 70 mA

  • Temperatures

    - Operating ambient temperature: from 0 to +60 °C
    - Storage temperature: from -20 to +60 °C

  • Size

    - Width: 143 mm - (1/3 of a rack)
    - Height: 44 mm
    - Depth (with terminal block connectors): 100 mm

  • Weight

    - 200 g (with the pluggable terminal blocks)


ChronoPlayer, programmable interactive audio player


 

  • SR6 - 19" Rack mount - Depth 120mm

SR6 (19" Rack mount - Depth 120mm)

  • SR4 - Front plate for rack mount

SR4 (Front plate for rack mount)

  • PSU NL120P050P

NL120: 12V - 500mA

  • 15 inputs extention board

Ext15in: 15 inputs extention board

  • Infrared remote control

Infrared remote control




ChronoPlayer, programmable interactive audio player



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PDF documentations :

ChronoPlayer - Commercial document (English)
ChronoPlayer - Commercial document (French)

Caractéristiques audio :
• Lecture de fichiers MP3 mono/stéréo (MPEG ½ layer 3), 44.1KHz / 48KHz, de 64kbit/s à 320kbits/s
• Lecture des fichiers CBR (Constant Bit Rate), VBR (Variable Bit Rate)
• Réglage du Volume = 32 pas de 00 à 31
• Réglage des graves et aigües : -12dB à +12dB par pas de 1dB.
• Sortie stéréo sur RCA
• Sortie stéréo amplifiée

Mémoire SD-Card :
• Supporte les cartes SD 512Mo minimum formatées FAT32 uniquement
• Supporte les fichiers noms longs
• Supporte 1000 répertoires à la racine, pouvant contenir jusqu’à 1000 fichiers

Interface et connectique :
• 2 boutons de contrôle numérique du volume (Vol+ / Vol-), sauvegarde en mémoire interne
• LED de contrôle d’état
• Capteur Infrarouge - Lecture, Stop, Suivant, Précédent, appel de répertoires, Volume +, Volume - / Trame de 12 bits modulée à 38kHz
• USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mb), pilote standard «mass storage», connecteur type A
• Liaison RS232 - 19200 bauds, 8, N, 1, pas de control de flux
• 4 entrées digitales optocouplées sur connecteur Phoenix 3.81mm
• Connecteur report d’alimentation

Déclenchement de répertoires par :
• 4 entrées (15 premiers répertoires, 001 – 015). Gestion des rebonds de 100ms fixe
• Protocole réception RS232 (jusqu’à 1000 répertoires)
• Télécommande infrarouge 16 touches max (16 répertoires parmi 1000)

Cryptage :
• Compatible avec l’outil de cryptage v1 ou v2. Nous consulter

Fichier facultatif de paramétrage du lecteur : «config.txt» :
• Identification du lecteur • Mode économie d’énergie • Mode Autoplay • Répertoire de lecture à la mise sous tension • Volume, graves, aigües • Mode surveillance ou Daisy Chain • Fonction télécommande infrarouge

Mode «Economie d’énergie» pour utilisation mobile :
• Consommation < 1mA
• Rentre dans ce mode après une action Stop ou une lecture en single
• Réveil sur un contact d’une des entrées digitales

Mode «Daisy Chain» :
• Possibilité de cascader jusqu’à 127 MicroPlayer ou autres MicroBox par la liaison série en leur affectant un numéro d’identification
• Contrôle du volume, Play, Stop, Next, Prev, Saut de répertoires

Mode «Surveillance» :
• Mode surveillance pour du contrôle de sécurité : état du lecteur, tests bon fonctionnement, contrôle d’actions (changement de volume, entrée déclenchée…)

Alimentation :
• Tension nominale : 12V DC
• Plage d’alimentation : 10V à 15V DC

Consommation alimentation 12V :
• En veille : 62mA
• En lecture (sortie ligne - sortie amplifiée non utilisée) : 132mA
• En lecture - amplificateur au maximum sous 8Ohms : 3A
• En mode économie d’énergie : <1mA

Puissance audio de sortie :
• Tension 12V - THD 10% - Charge 8 Ohms : 2 x 10W
• Tension 12V - THD 0,5% - Charge 8 Ohms : 2 x 7,5W
• Tension 14,4V - THD 10% - Charge 4 Ohms : 2 x 20W
• Tension 14,4V - THD 0,5% - Charge 4 Ohms : 2 x 15W

Taille :
• Largeur : 142mm (1/3 de rack) - Hauteur : 43mm
• Profondeur sans les connecteurs : 75mm - Profondeur avec les connecteurs : 85mm
• Poids : 190g