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MSC-400 Master System Controller
MSC-400 Master System Controller
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MSC-400 Master System Controller
Item# 80602
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  • Master controller comes with Narrow Band RF receiver, which receives commands from up to 100' away
  • Adds RF capabilities to MX-3000, MX-950, TX-1000, and MX-900 universal remote controls (sold separately)
  • Allows connection of IR, RS-232, and relay-triggered devices for whole-house control from one unit

Essential Info

If you use a universal remote control to manage all of your home theater equipment, you can still find your hand getting tired after using this single device to turn on and adjust all the components required to watch a movie these days. Setting up macros will help, since they allow you to deliver multiple commands with a single button press, but in elaborate macros, each step is vulnerable to a mistake in pointing or to accidental interference between the remote and one of the controlled components. Make sure every signal is delivered every time with the MSC-400 Master System Controller, which combines superior technologies, redundancy, error-correction algorithms, and advanced engineering to provide you with the most trouble-free system possible. This master controller comes complete with Narrow Band RF through its RFX-250 digital RF receiver, which allows a professional installer to conceal all hardware completely and still maintain flawless connection even at distances up to 100 feet. Four compatible remote controls can be programmed to interface with the Master System Controller: the MX-3000, MX-950, TX-1000, and the MX-900 (each sold separately).

Note: Available for SmarthomePro dealers only.


What's Included

  • Controller
  • Quick-reference sheet
  • Tutorial CD
  • AC adapter
  • Power cord
  • RF sensor
  • 6 IR emitters
  • USB cable
  • RF sensor connecting cord
  • 5 screw terminal blocks
  • 4 screws
  • 6 adhesive pads
  • More Info

    Radio Frequency Signals Ensure Reliability
    Instead of separately turning on the TV, turning on the DVD player, changing the input, and turning on the receiver, these commands are chained together in the proper sequence in a macro, and it works seamlessly with hardware from multiple vendors. The macros are programmed into the MSC-400 and triggered by digital RF (Radio Frequency) from an MX-900, TX-1000, MX-950 or MX-3000 remote control instead of being haphazardly broadcast in the direction of the device. Once triggered, the commands execute without interruption and without further interaction with the remote. No pointing necessary! As a result, the system responds perfectly to your command. Add video and/or voltage sensors (sold separately), and the MSC-400 Master System Controller can test the status of the devices it controls and issue commands accordingly. In other words, it finds out whether your TV is on or off before sending a signal. If you're just getting started, a starter kit is available that contains 6 sleeved IR emitters, 2 video sensor cables, 2 voltage sensors, and 2 serial cables.

    Control IR, RS-232, & Relay-Triggered Devices
    High-performance audio/video systems can include IR (infrared-controlled devices such as satellite and cable set-top boxes, and DVD players), RS-232 (serial-controlled devices such as projectors, surround-sound receivers and media servers), relay (contact/voltage-triggered devices such as lights, drapes, curtains and blinds) and even USB keyboard commands. The MSC-400 Master System Controller is designed to automate all of these types of devices seamlessly, so it can be used to operate sophisticated home theater equipment, audio components, lighting, Media Center PCs, even motorized screens and drapes. The MSC-400 Master System Controller will control up to 12 devices via IR (or 6 IR and 6 RS-232); six IR emitters are included with the MSC-400, additional emitters can be purchased separately. male DB9 and female DB9 RS-232 cables are sold separately.

    Expandable System Allows Control Over Large Properties
    Up to three RF receivers can be connected to the MSC-400 Master System Controller. Since each RFX-250 typically gives 50-100 feet of range, huge estates can be given robust, reliable RF via a network of wired RF receivers. Master/slave programming options enable installers to combine two MSC-400 controllers into one equipment location with complete integration of all macros in one Master MSC-400.The two MSC controllers are slaved together with a Master/Slave RS232 Cable (sold separately) to create a combined system that controls 22 components.

    Installation and Programming Notes
    Installing and programming the MSC-400 Master System Controller is sped enormously by a combination of hardware and software design features. When programming is required, the installer simply connects a laptop via USB cable (sold separately) to the front panel programming port. MRF Editor software offers extensive control options, RS232 Two Way Diagnosis, IF/ELSE nesting logic and elaborate speed options, like the channel favorites tool, which enables installers to program dozens of numeric keypad macros in seconds. The required MSC Editor Software can only be downloaded from the URC Dealer Only website.



    Manufacturer:Universal Remote Control
    Manufacturer Product No.:MSC-400
    Dimensions:17.25" x 8.5" x 2.5"
    Weight:77.6 oz.
    Radio Frequency:418 MHz
    RF Range:50 to 100 feet, depending upon the environment
    Macro Capability:Supports up to 32,640 macros of 255 steps in each macro
    Memory:32 Megabytes of SDRAM and 64 Megabytes of NAND Flash Memory
    Learning Capability:Standard frequencies (15kHz to 460kHz)
    Relay Compatibility:<30V, .5 amp
    IR Devices:12 max.
    On/Off Status:6 devices max.
    RS-232 Devices:6 max.
    Relay Devices:2 max.
    Microprocessor:Advanced ARM7TDMI microprocessor enables the MSC-400 to perform sophisticated logic, with nested IF ELSE statements and tests of sensors and variables
    Approvals:FCC compliant

    Important notes:
    Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.
    Manufacturer contact information: Universal Remote Control Inc, Tel: (914) 835-4484 Ext 371


    What's Included  Rear Panel  Power & Status Indicators  Status Indicators 
    What's Included  Rear Panel  Power & Status Indicators  Status Indicators 
    Rear Panel Connections  IR Emitters  RF Base   
    Rear Panel Connections  IR Emitters  RF Base   


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