DS-AC1 Control Station

Product Highlights

  • Make All Your AV Systems and Room Devices Work Together Seamlessly.
  • One Touch to Turn the Solution On or Off. All on One Intuitive Interface.
  • Supports Control for over 20 Devices, Including AV Equipment like PTZ Cameras, Microphone Systems, Lights, Screens, Shades, Switches, Projectors, and More.
  • Enables Direct Control of Devices in the Room with Onboard RS 232/485, IR Learning & Blaster, Relay, Digital I/O, Differential Audio, and USB HID Ports.
  • Seamlessly Switch, Play, and Live-Stream Videos from HDMI, USB, and Local/Remote IP Steams with Ease.
  • Web-based Management and Control via Browsers on Mobile Devices, Tablets, and Laptops.
  • Monitor Power Usage to Get Statistics on the Power Consumption of all Devices.
  •  Perfect for Classroom, Conference Rooms, and Training Space.


Smart and User-Friendly Control in Any Spaces

AREC DS-AC1 Control Station is a network-based control solution that streamlines the workflow of Pro AV and other equipment in any room. By seamlessly connecting all room devices, including A/V, lighting and air conditioning, this solution combines a control station with the intuitive graphic user interfaces for enhanced ease-of-use. With just one touch, you can effortlessly manage and control multiple devices using the DS-AC1. DS-AC1 also allows you to customize multiple modes to optimize efficiency for everyone in the room.

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Intuitive Graphic Control Interface

AREC DS-AC1 has web-based and device-direct-output graphic control interfaces that enable end-users to easily and quickly control room functions. The control interface of DS-AC1 supports multiple logins and diverse control options with devices, including Android TVs, touch panels, IFPD, mobile phones, and computers. In addition, through DS-AC1, users can also directly control AREC media stations and AREC PTZ cameras within the room.

Easy to Use Configuration Backstage

DS-AC1 provides a complete web-based configuration backstage, enabling you to configure settings and GUIs for controls effortlessly. The backstage makes it easy to set up and customize control patterns without any programming knowledge.

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Power Consumption Statistics to Achieve Energy Savings

Designed with energy saving in mind, AREC DS-AC1 calculates the power consumption of hardware devices connected to the control station. It also supports scheduling for automatic power on/off. Power consumption statistics can be listed by device category and generated in both graphical and informative reports. Users can utilize the statistics to optimize the energy efficiency and achieve energy-saving goals.

Embrace Flexibility with AREC's APIs

The AREC DS-AC1 control station offers APIs to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems. This offers a wider range of possibilities and improves efficiency for devices control, making it more user-friendly for all who enter the space. The solution is ideal for smart classrooms and multifunctional conference room.

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Model Name AREC DS-AC1
Video Input Interfaces 4x HDMI (HDMI 2.0b; HDCP 2.2/1.4; HDR & HDR10)
2x RJ-45¹ (Supports IP streaming & up to 4 sources)
3x USB (Supports UVC source)
Note 1: Supports network protocol: H.264 RTMP/RTMPS/RTP/ RTSP/SRT and NDI|HX. Supports network cameras, encoders, and other streaming sources.
Audio-in Interfaces 1x 3.5mm Stereo
1x Differential audio-in
1x RJ-45: together with IP streaming & up to 4 sources
1x USB: (Supports UAC source)
Video Outputs 1x HDMI for loop out (internal switch from adjacent 4 HDMI inputs)
1x HDMI for preview (PGM with on-screen GUI)
1x HDMI for source view (inputs display or multi-source monitoring)
1x DisplayPort for source view (inputs display or multi-source monitoring)
1x RJ-45 (1 streams: H.264/AVC digital video over Ethernet via protocols of RTMP/ RTMPS/ RTP/ SRT and NDI|HX)
Audio Outputs 1x 3.5mm Stereo Line out
Balanced audio-out with a 6-pin Phoenix connector*1
1x DisplayPort
1x USB (UAC)
1x RJ-45 (1 streams: H.264/AVC digital video over Ethernet via protocols of RTMP/ RTMPS/ RTP/ SRT and NDI|HX)
Compatible Streaming Input Protocols RTP, RTMP (RTMPS), SRT, NDI|HX
Live Broadcast to CDN or Stream Server Stream up to 1 platforms simultaneously
Web Control Interface Manual control via webpage from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone (for tablet or mobile phone, please use a wireless connection)
Video Switcher Yes, through web-based interface or on-screen GUI for manual controls
IR Signal 3.5mm female connectors
1x In, 1x Out
TTL level (0 to 5 V) infrared (carrier and non-carrier) up to 300 kHz
IR output carrier frequency: 38 kHz
IR learning carrier frequency: 38 kHz
IR learning capture distance: 2" (5.1 cm) to 12" (30.5 cm) from the front panel
Relay Ports 8 x 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 3-pole
Relay control contact rating: 10A/250VAC, 10A/30VDC
Digital I/O Ports 3 x output, 2-pole
Digital outputs: 250 mA sink from 5 VDC max.
Pin configurations: 1, 2, 3 = digital I/Os 1, 2, 3; G = Gnd
RS-232 Ports 4 x 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 3-pole
1x In, 3x Out
Signal: RX, TX, GND
RS-485 Ports 1 x 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 6-pole
Signal: DATA-, DATA+, GND
Group Management* Yes, through ARECloud or advanced software services
Camera Control VISCA / PELCO-D / PELCO-P / VISCA over IP/ ONVIF profile S/NDI

*Please contact your sales representative to confirm the schedule for the availability of ARECloud.