DeviceControl is a powerful tool for monitoring and controlling Lab.gruppen amplifiers (C Series and FP+ Series) that are equipped as standard for use with the NomadLink® network.
DeviceControl runs on a standard Windows® PC (Windows 2000 or Windows XP OS) equipped with an Ethernet interface. Working in conjunction with the NBL 60E NomadLink Bridge & Network Controller, DeviceControl allows detailed monitoring of amplifier parameters while controlling key functions such as power on/off, mute and solo. Although it is remarkably intuitive and easy to use, DeviceControl is nevertheless a powerful tool for monitoring and controlling systems of any size – from a few channels in a small venue to literally thousands of channels in the largest imaginable stadium or theme park system.
DeviceControl: Device View
This screen automatically identifies all of the amplifiers detected by DeviceControl in one or more subnets, including model number, serial number and physical position within the subnet. Power on or off status can be set for each amplifier, and individual amplifiers can be labeled on this screen for specific applications (e.g. stage R subs, stage L array HF, etc.).
DeviceControl: Channel View / Group View Modes
Accurate, at-a-glance status monitoring of 240 amp channels has been a daunting task …until now. In the Channel View screen, individual amp channels are assigned to a group matrix, and can be renamed as needed. In the Group View screen, each group is represented by a single status block that displays all critical information needed to monitor the amplifiers within that group. The status block includes a real time V/U meter with peak hold feature, mute / solo status of grouped and individual amplifiers, as well as amp fault and warning indicators. Groups can be renamed to match specific applications.
DeviceControl: Details View
This screen allows users to match their customized DeviceControl configurations to the physical amplifiers, and quickly identify any incompatible amp setups. It also contains Lab.gruppen’s Power and Sensitivity Calculator which allows users to optimize an amp channel to a particular speaker load or configuration by entering specific impedance, output power and sensitivity parameters. This screen can be printed for use as an on-site amplifier setup guide.
DeviceControl: Power Groups View
This screen allows amplifiers to be grouped as desired for one-click powering on or powering off. The system and all subnets are default Power Groups; other groups may be configured as desired by the user. Each subnet may be programmed for sequential power on/off, eliminating the need for external power sequencing devices.
DeviceControl – Key features
- Automatic detection and display of NomadLink amplifier network
- Match mode for on-line comparison between pre-configured network and physical amplifiers on the subnet
- Monitoring of settings and performance on all devices on subnet
- Channel grouping to match channel assignments to loudspeaker/driver groups
- Power on/off sequencing in conjunction with NLB 60E
- Secure Connection for restricting access to authorized computer(s) only
- Power Groups allows grouping of selected devices for sequential powering on and off with a single button click
- Flexible Synchronization mode: upload data from the physical amplifiers to the configuration, or download from configuration to amplifiers
New Features With DeviceControl 2.01
New Secure Network Connection feature: Double layer password protection in both DeviceControl and on the NLB 60E NomadLink Bridge & Network Controller stops unauthorized access to the NomadLink network. Especially useful when NomadLink resides on a public network.
Improved Operational and Configuration Lock mode: Keeps DeviceControl in “monitor only” mode even when the program is closed and re-opened multiple times. A very useful function when system faults and warnings need to be monitored long-term by end users without direct access to configuration or operational functions.
New Power Groups function: Provides power on/off control to user-definable groups of amplifiers on NomadLink subnets. This function can also be activated via the GPI/O on the NLB 60E and tied to building infrastructure control networks for automated amplifier power on/off control.
Improved Synchronization functionality: Makes online and off-line NomadLink Network configuration management easier and more reliable.
Updated and embedded operation manuals: Documentation for both DeviceControl and the NLB 60E have undergone total rewrites to make utilizing all of the great features in the NomadLink Network even easier. Additionally, the entire DeviceControl 2.0 operation manual is now embedded within the “Help” section of DeviceControl for easy field reference.
Download DeviceControl 2.1.0 and the supporting 2.1.0 firmware for your NLB 60E NomadLink Bridge & Network Controller, and start taking advantage of all of these powerful new features today!