Altinex Launches Power Sensors, Controllers
Altinex recently introduced its new AC201-102 and AC301-106 power sensors, controllers. Designed for use with the company's Neutron Series controllers, the new AC301-102/106 power sensors/controllers increase the operating efficiency of boardrooms, presentation spaces, lecture halls, residential control systems, and operations centers.
Altinex recently introduced its new AC201-102 and AC301-106 power sensors/controllers. Designed for use with the company's Neutron Series controllers (the CP500-100 controller and the CP500-110 mini-controller), the new AC301-102/106 power sensors/controllers increase the operating efficiency of boardrooms, presentation spaces, lecture halls, residential control systems, and operations centers.
The AC301-102/106 power sensors/controllers enable the Neutron controllers to remotely control the AC power applied to a single audiovisual device, as well as monitor the power consumption of the device, according to the company. The AC301-102 has a NEMA male connector on the supply side with a NEMA female connector on the output, while the AC301-106 has an IEC male connector on the supply side and an IEC female connector on the output. Both the power sensor and power controller turn power on and off by switching the live line through an internal relay.
An AC301-102/106 can be used to sense the power consumption of certain devices, such as a projector, DVD player, or other unit, notifying a Neutron controller when all connected components are ready and accessible.
Similarly, the AC301-102/106 can serve as a controller to either turn the power to a particular device on or off. By using an AC301-102/106 in conjunction with a proximity sensor in "green" learning or presentation space, equipment and lights can automatically be turned off after a specified period of inactivity–saving power while reducing operating expenses.
"The AC301-102 and AC301-106 are the perfect accessory items for our Neutron controller line," said Phil Hale, Altinex vice president of sales and marketing, in a statement. "With the ability to sense changes in pre-defined current levels and respond accordingly, these units can enable or disable equipment as required–ensuring that all aspects of an AV system operate at peak efficiency while conserving power during down time. The AC301-102/106 simultaneously helps ensure the life or longevity or the connected equipment while helping to contain operating expenses."
The Altinex AC301-102 and AC301-106 power sensor/controller carry an MSRP of $245 and $255, respectively, and are currently available.