Kramer FC-28
10–port Serial, IR, GPI/O and Relay, PoE Control Gateway


An Ethernet-powered (PoE) control gateway, the Kramer FC-28 is capable of plug and play deployment over customer Ethernet LAN for remote control of customer controlled devices via bidirectional RS-232, IR, GPI/O and relay control connections. Multiple control clients can be IP-connected to the FC-28 control gateway for simultaneous control of two (2) RS-232, as well as four (4) IR controllable devices, such as AV scalers, video displays, DVD players, audio amplifiers, screens, sensors, shades, door locks, and lighting.

Main Applications:

  • Remote IP control of RS–232 and IR-controlled devices
  • K–Touch multi–clients IP room control
  • LAN–based expansion of K–Config control system

Kramer FC-28 Includes:

  • FC-28 unit
  • Power adapter
  • IR Cable CA35M/IRE10

Kramer FC-28 Features:

  • 2 RS–232 Bi–directional Control Ports — Control a device via bi–directional serial control protocols.
  • 4 IR Emitter Control Ports — Control a device via IR control protocols.
  • 2 GPI/O Control Ports — Controls a device via general purpose I/O ports, program–configured as digital input, digital output or analog input interface for controlling sensors, door–locks, audio volume and light dim level, or lighting control devices.
  • 2 Relay Control Ports — Control a device via relay contact closure, such as scrolling up and down screens, drapes, shades, and blinds.
  • Simultaneous IP Control Communication — With up to 40 IP control clients.
  • IR Sensor Port — Learns commands from IR remotes.
  • Mini USB Port — For firmware upgrades and local technical services.
  • 1 Ethernet Control Port — Remote protocol–based control port.
  • Built–in Web Pages — Remote browser–based control and support.
  • Easy Installation — Single Ethernet cable wires for communication and PoE powering, and plug & play IP auto–setup deployment for simple and cost–reducing installation.

Kramer FC-28 Technical Specifications:

  • Outputs: 4 IR & relays on 2-pin terminal blocks
  • Ports: 2 RS232 serial on 3-pin terminal blocks, 2 GPI/O on 2-pin terminal blocks, 1
  • Ethernet on an RJ45 connector, 1 mini USB connector for local services, 1 built-in IR sensor (for learning)
  • Supported Serial Port Baud Rates: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 15200bps
  • RS-232 Communication: Transparent up to 115200bps
  • IR Emitter Cable Range: 260ft (80m)
  • Supported IR Input Frequencies: 20kHz to 60kHz
  • Supported IR Output Frequencies: 20kHz to 1.2MHz
  • Maximum Data Handling Of Device: Up to 150kbps summed on all ports
  • Power Consumption: 5V DC, 230mA
  • Product Dimension (W x D x H): 7.38" x 4.53" x 1.00" (18.75 x 11.50 x 2.54cm)
  • Product Weight: 1.0 lb (0.5 kg) approx
  • Shipping Dimension (W x D x H): 13.58" x 6.50" x 2.05" (34.50 x 16.50 x 5.20cm)
  • Shipping Weight: approx. 2.1 lbs (1.0kg)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to +40°C)
  • Storage Temperature: –40° to 158°F (–40° to +70°C)
  • Humidity: 10% to 90%, RHL noncondensing
  • Cooling: Convection
  • Enclosure Type: Aluminium
  • Vibration: ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
  • Safety Regulatory Compliance: Ce
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance: Complies with appropriate requirements of RoHs and WEEE
  • Options (sold separately): 19" Rack adapter RKT2B, IR cables: CA35M/2IRE10, CA35M/IRR3, CAS35M/AS35F50, CA35M/IRE10; bulk cable for serial control: BC1T300M
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