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Hardware Information


The BinloopX chassis includes a built-in 110-240VAC redundant power supply, 4.3" TFT status display, navigation wheel, status LEDs, BC-CON1 controller module, and 8 A/V module slots.

Display and Navigation

The front panel of BinloopX features a 12-line by 43-character TFT status display.

This display is primarily used to share application-specific information (i.e. "Status: Playing") from the show control script. However, this display also offers a full menu system that can be accessed by pushing the navigation wheel located just below the display.

To access the menu system, simply press in the navigation wheel. The wheel can then be rotated and pressed to browse the menu system, select items, and change settings.

Below, you will find a description of the menu items that are available from this interface.

This menu provides access to the following sub-menus:

  • System -- Configure and monitor generic system status

  • Modules -- View status of installed modules

  • Real-Time Clock -- Configure and monitor real-time clock

  • Network -- Configure network interface

  • Password -- Configure front-panel lockout password

  • Script -- Monitor show control performance and script status

  • Sync -- Monitor sync system status

  • LTC/SMPTE -- Monitor the SMPTE LTC status

  • Exit -- Exit the menu

System Menu

  • Firmware Version -- Firmware version of BX-CON1 controller module

  • Hardware Revision -- Revision of BX-CON1 controller module hardware

  • CPU Load -- Current CPU utilization

  • Serial Number -- BinloopX chassis serial number

  • Build Number -- Build revision of firmware

  • Reboot System -- Reboot BinloopX and re-launch script

  • Reset Settings -- Reset all configuration data (i.e. network, device name, etc.) to factory defaults

Modules Menu

  • Slot X -- Slot number containing model number of installed module

  • Back -- Return to the System Menu

Module Info

  • Model -- Model of installed module

  • Name -- Descriptive name of module (i.e. Main Theater)

  • Firmware Version -- Firmware version of module

  • Space Remaining -- Remaining media capacity of module

  • Media IP Address -- IP Address of Media Network port

  • Media Subnet Mask -- Subnet Mask of Media Network port

  • Media Gateway -- Gateway Address of Media Network port

  • Reboot Module -- Reboot module

  • Back -- Return to the Modules Menu

Clock Menu

  • Time -- Current system clock time

  • Date -- Current system clock date

  • RTC Config -- Used to set system clock time and date

Network Menu

  • IP Address -- View/Configure IP address

  • Subnet Mask -- View/Configure subnet mask

  • Gateway -- View/Configure gateway IP address

  • DNS -- View/Configure DNS address

Password Menu

  • Password Protect Front Panel -- Enable/Disable Password Protection

  • Set Password -- Set/Modify front panel password

Script Menu

  • Script Filename -- Currently active show control script

  • Script Edit Date -- Edit date of active show control script

  • Reload Script -- Selecting this reloads and restarts the show control script

  • Device Name -- Assigned text name of the BinloopX

  • Device ID -- Assigned ID number of the BinloopX

  • Device Nickname -- Optional text nickname of the BinloopX

  • View Watches -- View watch list that is generated within the WinScript project

Sync Menu

  • Sync Source -- The configured sync source

  • Frame Rate -- Master frame rate of BinloopX

  • PTP Master -- Displays 'Yes' if BinloopX is operating as a PTP Master

  • NTP Master Address -- Show the NTP Server Address if BinloopX is operating as NTP Server

  • Genlock Out -- State of Genlock Output

  • Status -- Current state of BinloopX with configured Sync Source

  • Master Offset -- Accuracy of synchronized clocks

  • Last Update -- Time that has passed since last sync update

  • PTP Info -- Detailed status of PTP synchronization system


  • Status -- Generate/Read, Current LTC value, framerate, and active status

  • Start SMPTE -- Enables the SMPTE interface to either Generate or Read based on configuration

Indicator LEDs

This BinloopX has a very simple set of indicator LEDs located in the lower left corner of the front-panel.

Power -- ON whenever power is applied to the unit and the power switch is on

LTC -- ON whenever SMPTE LTC is being actively generated or read

Lock -- ON whenever the sync system is locked to the configured sync source

Live -- ON whenever WinScript Live is connected to the unit


Power Input

These connectors are used to supply the BinloopX with redundant power. This is a universal power supply that supports 110-240VAC at a frequency between 50-60Hz. These connectors use standard IEC320 C14 sockets, which can be used with IEC320 C13 cables that are suitable for your region.

A power switch is located just below the power supply, which is used to power the unit ON or OFF.

When both power supply modules are operating properly, a status LED directly next to the power connections will illuminate. If a power supply module is removed or fails, it's LED will turn off. Also, a loud and purposefully obnoxious alarm will sound to notify you that the unit is no longer operating with redundant power. This alarm can be silenced by pressing the recessed 'Silence The Faulty Unit' button. This STFU button is located just above the top power connector. Alternatively, inserting a functioning power supply module will also silence the alarm.

These modules can be removed by pushing UP on the small black lever located at the bottom-left of the module while pulling the metal handle away from the BinloopX unit. See the Accessories section of this manual for information on ordering a replacement module.

Two IEC Type B power cords are included with the BinloopX.

Connector Information

Power Connector
Connector Type IEC320 C14
Mating Plug IEC320 C13


The main network interface for the BinloopX is located on the back of the controller module and is simply labeled Network. This interface requires a standard RJ45 connection and serves as the main link between a computer running WinScript Live and the BinloopX. It is the primary interface used to store/retrieve script files as well as media content with the BinloopX.

Connector Information

Network Connector
Connector Type RJ45 Female
Mating Plug RJ45 Male

Some portions of the network interface, such as FTP access, are protected with a configurable username and password. By default, these credentials are configured to:

Default FTP Credentials
User Name admin
Password password


These BNC connectors are used to connect external devices to the BinloopX genlock interface. When configured to lock to an external video sync source, the BinloopX will expect to see a Tri-level, Blackburst, or Composite Sync input on the 'IN' connector.

Regardless of the source sync reference, the BinloopX will always output a Composite Sync genlock signal on the 'OUT' connector. This allows external genlock devices like cameras, video servers, show controllers, etc. to lock and synchronize directly to the A/V clocks generated within BinloopX.

Connector Information

Sync Connectors
Connector Type BNC Female
Mating Plug BNC Male

Digital Inputs

These 8-pin terminal-style connectors provide access to 8 discrete digital inputs that can be used as show control triggers within your BinloopX script. Each input has two contacts and can be software-configured within the WinScript Live project for two modes of operation; contact closure or voltage.

Connector Information

Input Connector
Connector Type Phoenix 1843130
Mating Plug Phoenix 5447926
Recommeded Wire 18 AWG Stranded

Inputs (Left) Inputs (Right)
Input 4 (+) L1 Input 8 (+) R1
Input 4 (-) L2 Input 8 (-) R2
Input 3 (+) L3 Input 7 (+) R3
Input 3 (-) L4 Input 7 (-) R4
Input 2 (+) L5 Input 6 (+) R5
Input 2 (-) L6 Input 6 (-) R6
Input 1 (+) L7 Input 5 (+) R7
Input 1 (-) L8 Input 5 (-) R8


These 7-pin terminal-style connectors provide access to the Serial control and GPS features. This includes two serial ports that can be configured to operate in either RS232 or RS422 modes. One of these ports is a dedicated GPS interface used for highly accurate clock synchronization and triggering based upon geographic location. The second port is multi-purpose and can be configured for RS232/RS422 control of the BinloopX.

Mating Plugs for these connectors ship pre-installed with the BinloopX.

Connector Information

Serial/GPS Connector
Connector Type Phoenix 1843127
Mating Plug Phoenix 5447913
Recommended Wire 18 AWG Stranded

Serial Port GPS Port
Ground L1 GPS PPS IN R1
Serial RS232 TX L2 GPS RS232 TX R2
Serial RS422 TX(-) L2 GPS RS422 TX(-) R2
Serial RS422 TX(+) L3 GPS RS422 TX(+) R3
Serial RS422 RX(-) L4 GPS RS422 RX(-) R4
Serial RS232 RX L5 GPS RS232 RX R5
Serial RS422 RX(+) L5 GPS RS422 RX(+) R5
Ground L6 GPS Power (+5VDC) R6
Ground L7 Ground R7

NOTE: The GPS Power output supplies +5VDC and has an inline self-healing polymer fuse rated for 200mA.

NOTE: The GPS PPS input is designed to accept a TTL-level (5V) pulse at a frequency of 1HZ.


These 3-pin terminal-style connectors provide access to the SMPTE Timecode (LTC) input and output.

Mating Plugs for these connectors ship pre-installed with the BinloopX.

Connector Information

SMPTE LTC Connector
Connector Type Phoenix 1843088
Mating Plug Phoenix 5447874
Recommeded Wire 18 AWG Stranded


LTC OUT (+) L1 LTC IN (+) R1
LTC OUT (-) L2 LTC IN (-) R2