Surveillance Hub

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Cerberus is a dedicated surveillance hub which can be interfaced with other system components - either AXYS products or those of other manufacturers. The unit can be programmed to recognise fault conditions in connected equipment via 32 digital and 2 analogue inputs, and to report faults in a variety of ways, including RS-485 messages and 8 internal volt-free changeover relays.

Any system components – for example, digital audio processing units, UPS’s or emergency sound stores - which are provided with a “fault” tally or “watchdog” output can be connected to Cerberus.

Full surveillance of all components in the audio system can then be achieved at a remote location, and/or secondary backup components can be automatically brought on-line when predefined failures occur.


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  • 32 programmable digital inputs
  • 2 programmable analogue inputs
  • 8 programmable isolated changeover relays
  • 2 internal failure relays
  • Monitoring of third party devices using WinControl Server
  • Bi-directional RS-485 interface with loop through
  • Control via RS-485 from WinControl software


WinControl (Windows) | Axys Speaker System Control Software
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The key to harnessing the powerful potential of an AXYS speaker system is the dedicated WinControl software – a highly developed, yet intuitive environment through which the system designer can access and set all functions and parameters.

WinControl has been developed for use with AXYS Intellivox Loudspeakers, as well as Target, G2 products (Source and Scope ranges), the PB Series of networked amplifiers and the recently released AXYS Octadrive DSP – a high performance line driver that can be used to interface between 3rd-party systems and AXYS products. This enables WinControl to provide system-wide status monitoring, even across products from different manufacturers.

As the name implies, the WinControl software runs on most varieties of Windows® OS on a standard PC. Communication, via RS-485, with the settings stored in non-volatile memory in the Intellivox units themselves, meaning the PC can be removed at the end of the process.

AXYS WinControl directly controls DDC-driven products, and enables the upload of DDA-calculated DDS directivity files. It is also used to define other audio parameters that are critical to achieving the full capabilities of an installation within a specific acoustic space. In short, it is WinControl that enables coherent, intelligable sound to be delivered to the areas where it is required, while steering it away from reflective surfaces that would cause unwanted reverberation.

Despite the extent and precision of control offered by WinControl, the in-house software development team has ensured that the user interface can be readily understood. Typically, parameters can be adjusted numerically, or scrolled up and down, with confirmation of the changes displayed graphically in real-time.

The inputs can be configured to work in one of three ways:

  • Inputs can be summed
  • Level controlled priority switching
  • Pilot tone controlled priority switching

Once the units have been configured, the PC can be removed from the network as the settings are stored in non-volatile memory.

The latest version of AXYS WinControl is available for immediate use or evaluation. Existing users are advised to check from time-to-time that they are running the most recent WinControl release.