ACS-1 Auto Control Switch
The Nemesis ACS-1 Auto Switcher is a 1U rackmount unit that automatically controls any of the Nemesis range of switchover units by detecting the presence of playback signals using either a 1 kHz tone or SMPTE time code.
Designed primarily for live concerts, stage shows and theatre where backing tracks are used for orchestration, vocals and sound effects, this allows you to set up a redundant backup system which automatically switches between two sources should a failure of one of the sources occur. There are 2 modes of operation:
Comparison (switches from A to B if input signals differ)
Signal Loss (switches from A to B if signal lost on A)
The Time Code detection detects any change in forward direction timecode or frame errors. This prevents stuck buffers from frozen or crashed playback sources otherwise undetected in other systems using the simple presence of tone system.
Also included on the unit is a standard Nemesis 5-pin remote input, for connection to external remote buttons, and a MIDI output for use with MIDI controlled audio switchers. The standard Nemesis 15-pin DSUB relay GPO for connection to Nemesis or other audio changeover units, can also be used to switch balanced stereo audio directly with a breakout cable.