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This product began development in 2008 in response to a request from the Arts industry in Adelaide, South Australia, for a reliable, easy to use data projector controller. This was achieved by combining an extremely versatile digital timer with microprocessor control that issues RS232 control codes to the projector.
It has been produced for museums, festivals, touring Arts projects etc within Australia and has proven reliable, easy to use and it's popularity spread by word of mouth.
*Please Note that these specifications and prices are subject to variation, please confirm before ordering.
A versatile Timer to control data projectors
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This product sends RS232 control codes to projectors. Most modern projectors have this control facility. We recommend that you confirm that with the seller before purchase. If you have a situation where you have a video source, for example a DVD or computer presentation, that you want to turn on and off automatically, then this is the solution for you.
The problem is that projectors can not be turned on and off by switching the main power supply. They need to be woken up from Standbye, and then put back into Standbye. This is because when the presentation is finished, and the projector lamp is switched off, the fan must run for a period of time to allow the lamp to cool safely.
This can be achieved by using the PJC808 controller. Just set the on and off times you require (up to 8 per day, with many days-of-the-week combinations available), plug it in, and leave it to control the projector. The controller is designed just for this purpose, to wake the projector up, and put it to sleep again. It does not issue any other control codes.
Manufacturers have their own control codes, often differing from model to model. The PJC808 can easily be configured to control any suitable projector with the aid of our PC software application, available for FREE from this website. The PJC808 is usually supplied with the control codes for a specific projector as requested by the purchaser.
The PJC808 is a microcontroller system configured for this application. It is based upon a general purpose hardware engine designed by Electrickery that has many possible applications. If your situation requires more control of the projector please contact us. The PJC808 can be configured to respond to other inputs and issue most of the control codes a projector can respond to.
The PJC808 can also be used to control other devices that have RS232 control capability, like DVD players. It is recommended that this capability is confirmed with the seller before purchase.
For more information about the possibilites, go to the DM/RS8DIM page.
- 85 x 102 x 70 mm
- A microprocessor-controlled timer that safely starts up and closes down data projectors
- Small, powerful, lightweight, easy to use
- Up to 8 ON / OFF events per day
- 15 days-of-the-week combinations cover every timing requirement
- For auto-timed control of DVD players, computer displays, TV.. any compatible input to the projector
- Can be used to control DVD players and other devices that have RS232 control.
- Applies to Shopfront displays, Expos, Theatre, Festivals, After Hours promotion
Applications so far
- Used in museums, Arts Festivals, Audio Visual installations
- Can be customised to control any compatible RS232 device
- Alternatively, it can be produced to receive DMX signals to replace the timer
- NEW A version with a 3 pin XLR microphone type socket instead of a Timer, and a plug with inbuilt switch
- The back of the PJC808 has a 3 pin XLR, standard microphone socket
- The plug has a 2 position switch
- Each position of the switch sends an RS232 control code to the projector
- The control codes can be set and changed using the FREE software toolkit available below
- The plug can be extended away from the PJC808 by mic cables (all three pins must be connected)
- The plug has an indicator LED
- PJC808 standard configuration, Aus $450 ea, $350 ea for 25 +, plus pack & post. (No GST for Australian purchasers)
- Includes 12 V DC power supply (Aus mains plug) and std 9 pin serial cable. Other cables can be made to order
- Ex hire, or 2nd hand units, are sometimes available.
- Click here to download the PJC808 Data Sheet and User Manual
- Click here to download the Timer User Manual
Utility software (PJC808 Toolkit)
- This software is offered for FREE, as is, no responsibility taken for any damage it might do to your computer or for any other loss you might suffer. We regularly test it on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 systems.
- You don't need this software unless you wish to configure the PJC808 to control another projector, or you are curious about the current configuration of your PJC808.
- To use it, you will need to connect the PJC808 to a Serial port on your computer. You may need a USB_to_Serial adaptor, available at computer shops, or contact Electrickery.
- To install on your computer, click the link below then
- Select "Save File" or similar
- When the zip package has downloaded, Extract the files to a location of your choice
- Run "Electrickery PJC808.exe" and follow the instructions (even read the Help information)
- These files have the control data for some of the projectors used with the PJC808. You may download them for your own use. Right mouse click on the file, and select "Save Link As" or similar. It is recommended that you save these files in the same directory that you install the PJC808 Toolkit software.
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