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PC-2 Box
   The Technovision PC-2 is a programmable stand-alone control device, engineered to integrate a wide range of peripherals in the creation of complete interactive audio/video systems. Utilizing generic program cards or custom software packages, systems integrators and end-users alike can employ the Technovision PC-2 to function as the nucleus for systems such as: Point of Purchase Kiosks, Theatre Control, Coupon Vending Machines, Videowall Control, Interactive Audio/Video Preview Systems, Presentation / Speaker Support and Interactive Training Systems.
   The PC-2 has been developed with reliability, expandability and ease of use as key design criteria, allowing you to have "Total Control" over your next interactive video system.

PC-2 Operating Guide
RSSEND User manual
SEG16 User manual
DVD4 (frame) synchronizer manual
DVD4T (title) synchronizer manual
Synchronizing information

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Standard PC-2 Features

  • User Programmability
  • Up to four RS232 devices can be controlled
  • Support for Pioneer DVD-V7400 and Philips DVD-175 DVD players
  • Up to 144 button inputs can be accepted
  • Touchscreens, Motion Sensors, Pressure Pads and Magnetic Card Readers are supported in firmware
  • Up to 20 output lines can control external TTL devices such as Lighting Controls, Relays and Video Switchers
  • Removable Program Card
  • Infrared Receiver
  • LaserBarcode compatible
  • Front Panel Status LEDs
  • Real Time Clock
  • 8K x 8 Non-volatile Memory
  • Supports Pioneer "SR" controllable products
  • Easily integrated with Printer, Modem, Industrial MP3sa player, Video Switcher, LCD Display...
Physical Specifications

Power Requirements:
9 or 12 volts DC, 2.5mm center positive, 500mA 120 VAC power adapter included

Power Consumption:
  4.5 W max. (300ma average)

Net Weight:
  1019 g. (2.24 lbs.)

Dimensions (HxWxD)
  1.4" x 11.5" x 5.4" (35.5 x 292 x 137 mm)

Operating Temperature:
  32 to +132 deg. F (0 to +50 deg. C)

Operating Humidity
  0 to 90 % non-condensing

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Diagram of Connectors

Insides of the PC-2

PC-2 Card PC-2 Program Card

PC-2 More than just a laserdisc controller!

  Even though the Technovision PC-2 controller is known as a laserdisc controller in the industry, its applications go far beyond the management of a laserdisc player in a kiosk. Here is a list of some of the more recent PC-2 applications:
  • Synchronizing six Philips DVD-175 Industrial DVD players.
  • Automating a visitor center through a motion sensor allowing the PC-2 to control the ambient sound and multiple laserdisc presentation within the room.
  • Development of a 100 CD music sampling system with a 2 line by 20 character display and keypad.
  • Visitor information kiosk with captioning control in multiple languages.
  • Controlling 4 independent kiosks from a single PC-2 controller. These kiosks have a combination of audio CDs and laserdisc players.
  • Lighting, ANIMATRONICS, countdown clock and multiple laserdisc controls within an orientation room prior to a theatre presentation.
  • Control of a high speed digital camera and recorder within a Science Center.
  • MIDI playback and controls in an instrumental "JAM ROOM" exhibit.
  • Touch Screen and button activated kiosks within a Children's Museum.
  • Synching of 8 laserdiscs in a multiple video monitor show.
  • Tone and random light generator for a telephone exhibit.
  • Button controlled exhibit with a 2 line by 20 character display which challenges your ESP powers.
  • Keypad to Video CD controller for a POI system.
  • Outdoor motion sensor to trigger an audio CD and speakers
  • Automated theatre with RF handsets to activate various shows on laserdisc and audio CDs.
  • Controls laserdisc image and 86 LEDs mounted on a 10 foot by 8 foot historical Civil War map.
  • Interactive Real Estate book (with flip pages) controlloing a laserdisc player in a sales office.
  • Speed track exhibit that allows the visitor to run against an Olympic racer.
  • "Vertical Leap" exhibit that measures (with optical scanners) and displays your jumping ability.
  • Panasonic MX30 digital mixer, remote cameras and broadcast video swithcher in "Control Room" exhibit.
  • Four independent kiosks which can be locked out with a single "TOUR IN PROGRESS" button.
  • Multiple slide projector and audio CD controller for exhibit at New York Museum.
  • Automated Theatre with entrance drapes, curtains, projector and dimmer controls.
  • Remote roof mounted camera which is controlled to "look" at images on a RADAR screen.
  • "BAT CAVE" system which activates CD player and strobe effects to simulate flying bats at Museum.
  • Control of 4 laserdisc players, 2 Technovision 421VS video/audio switchers and 2 projectors in an artist developed system

These are just a few of the many PC-2 projects that have been completed in the past few months by Technovision.