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UNITY - Power To Control
Designed for the next generation of lighting and power control, UNITY is a hybrid dimming/power cabinet system that combines traditional dimming with the latest technologies of LED control and direct power relays.

UNITY provides the perfect solution for new installations and as a retrofit for an outdated system. With the ability to control any load including LEDs, incandescent, neon and fluorescent fixtures, UNITY also allows you to set any channel to become a TruPower relay – perfect for powering moving lights, AV equipment and special FX.

UCM - Control Module.
The heart of the system is the Unity Control Module (UCM) with an 18cm LCD colour touch screen, and a simple ‘App’ user interface where the use of icons make for intuitive control and system configuration. However, once the system is programmed the UCM is not essential for system operation but will continue to monitor and report current status information to a central controller over RDM or via LSCs Houston II reporting system.

UIR - Installation Rack
Available in two sizes, for 4 or 8 modules (48 or 96 channels) the UIR cabinet provides mains power distribution, output circuit termination panels, DMX & ethernet connections and cooling for the Unity system.

With dedicated modules, each 48w or 96w cabinet can be loaded with any of the following 12ch modules enabling the venue to customise their system as required:

  • UDM - Dimming/TRUPower Relay bypass module

  • ULM - LED dimming/TRUPower Relay bypass module

  • USM – Switching Relay module.

UDM - Dimmer Module
Based on the successful and revolutionary GenVI dimmer with TruPower technology pioneered by LSC in 2010, the UNITY Dimming module (UDM) provides 12 channels of control. Each channel can be individually configured for direct power control or for dimming of traditional lamps.

ULM - LED dimming module
The Unity LED Dimming Module (ULM) is a 12ch LED dimming module utilising our patented LedDrive technology, along with all the features of the UDM module. Each channel can be configured for direct power control or for dimming either traditional lamps or leading edge phase controlled dimmable LEDs. Rated at 6A per channel. Perfect for the control of LED house lights and LED practicals on stage!

USM – Switching Relay Module
The 12ch switching Relay module is a dedicated switching device that uses sophisticated control to ensure that the initial switch on and switch off are at a point where the mains voltage is around zero volts (zero crossing point). This prevents any issues including stress on devices it is powering and helps to reduce in-rush current to the connected load and stop nuisance tripping, resulting in a more stable and functional system.

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UIR

UNITY Installation Rack

The LSC UNITY Installation Rack (UIR) is a member of the UNITY Modular Power System and is designed to accept any of the 12-channel modules, including the UNITY Dimmer/TruPower Module, UNITY Switching Module, UNITY LED Dimmer/TruPower Module and UNITY Control Module.

The UIR units are available in two sizes to provide a medium to high-density installation wired to accept one UCM control module (no redundant spare required when using DMX) and either four or eight traditional dimmers, LED dimmers or switch modules (UDM, ULM or USMs).

These options provide either 48 or 96 channels of power control.

The unique construction of the unit with its hinged termination panels, permits full access to the wiring area at the rear of the rack during installation.

  • Medium/High density racking system for dimming and power control
  • Two sizes providing slots for fitting 4 or 8 power modules and one control module
  • Each module location can accept UDM, USM or ULM UNITY modules
  • Rugged steel construction
  • Only front access required for installation and service
  • Modules plug in with self-aligning connectors that also allow for ‘hot-disconnect’
  • Multiple low-speed fans for quiet operation
  • Individual 3-phase breaker for each module location
  • Individually wired Neutrals for Neutral Disconnect or RCBO installations
  • Corrosion-resistant steel finished in powder-coating with hard-wearing polycarbonate front panel lexan
  • RCBO per channel or optional Neutral Disconnect as required
  • Local and remote error reporting including circuit breaker tripped

There are three dedicated 12-channel modules available including a dimmer/switch module (UDM), a relay module (USM) and the LED dimmer module.

  • Circuit breaker monitoring – any tripped circuit breaker is reported and indicated by a flashing red LED on the module’s front panel
  • Zero cross-switching – ensures that switched power circuits are turned on at the zero-cross point to minimise nuisance tripping when circuits are relay controlled
  • All configuration items are stored locally in the dimmer module and each dimmer receives DMX, meaning the system is not dependent on the UCM for operation
  • Individual channel indicator LED on front panel showing mode (dimming or power), tripped circuit breaker, phase fail and channel drive
  • Hot swappable – unit automatically switches off when removed
  • Operates with one or more phases present regardless of phase rotation
  • Front panel quarter-turn camlocks to secure module in place and enable module to power up

UCM

UNITY Control Module

With an 18cm capacitive colour touchscreen, the UNITY Control Module (UCM) has a simple user interface, similar in operation to most smart phones for system configuration. The UCM will also display the current system status and report any fault conditions. The UCM is designed to configure and control UNITY dimmers, switch modules or LED dimmers housed within a UNITY Installation Rack and to act as a control and reporting proxy to the outside world.

  • 18cm active TFT colour display with inbuilt touchscreen
  • Real-time display of RMS voltage and currents on all 3-phases + Neutral in UNITY Modular Enclosure
  • Configurable warning alarms for over-current, over- or under-voltage, temperature alarms, tripped breakers, phase loss and control signal loss
  • Configuration and control of all UDM, USM and ULM modules in the cabinet
  • RDM (Remote Device Management) ability to remotely monitor and control rack cabinet as a whole. The UCM acts as an RDM proxy and reports all modules as a single unit.
  • A push-button switch located above each breaker on the modules can be pushed to immediately bring the configuration for that channel onto the UCM’s display
  • All relevant information can be reported to a central controller either via RDM or via LSC’s HOUSTON II reporting system
  • UDM, USM and ULM modules are detected and automatically reconfigured
  • Ability to select control inputs from Art-Net, sACN or dual DMX512-A
  • Softpatch of incoming control signals to all dimmer and switch channels
  • Ability to save configuration off-site
  • Automatic reconfiguration of replaced modules
  • Software update function via USB to all internal modules ensuring that all modules are running the same software
  • Integrates with UNITY UDM, USM and ULMs for seamless control of all parameters
  • System can be configured so that modules operate even if the UCM fails

UDM

Unity Dimmer Module

The UNITY Dimmer Module (UDM) is a 12-channel x 10/16A 4RU component and combines the same features as LSC’s revolutionary and highly successful GenVI dimmer rack and utilises TruPower and PTFD (Pulse Transformer Fired Dimming) technology.
Each channel can be configured for direct power control or for dimming traditional fixtures.

  • TruPower (relay switching that bypasses the dimmer circuitry) directly connects the output circuit to the incoming power via a mechanical relay, an LSC invention
  • PTFD allows control of tricky loads including neon, motors and low-wattage practicals without the need for a dummy load
  • 8-or 16-bit DMX controlled dimming, allows for the precise control for dimming LEDs
  • Current Controlled Technology, an LSC first in controlling the turn-on of high-powered loads to reduce nuisance tripping due to in-rush currents
  • High-quality and virtually silent

ULM

Unity LED Dimmer Module

The UNITY LED Module (ULM) is a 12-channel x 6A LED, dimmer and relay module for power control.

  • Patented LED drive technology
  • Each channel can be software configured to dim either a conventional load or an LED lamp
  • 16-bit DMX controlled dimming, an essential item for dimming LEDs
  • TruPower (relay switching that bypasses the dimmer circuitry) directly connects the output circuit to the incoming power via a mechanical relay, an LSC invention
  • Low-noise, high-quality filtering using toroidal inductors
  • PTFD ensures the control of dimmed outputs is independent of the load being controlled, an LSC invention
  • Current Controlled Technology, an LSC first in controlling turn-on of high-powered loads to reduce nuisance tripping due to in-rush currents

USM

Unity Switch Module

The UNITY Switch Module (USM) is a 12-channel x 10/16A relay only module for direct power control.

  • The UNITY switching module provides 12 channels of switched mains-power control
  • Zero cross-switching – ensures that switched power circuits are turned on at the zero-cross point to minimise nuisance tripping when circuits are relay controlled
  • Individual channel indicator LED on front panel showing tripped circuit breaker, phase fail and channel drive
  • Selectable Auto Power Mode – channels can be set to switch On when DMX is applied and Off (after a programmable delay of up to 60 minutes) when DMX is no longer present

Features

Unity Features

  • Modules have a pushbutton located above each of the breakers that can be pushed to immediately bring up the configuration for that channel on the UCM display.
  • Channels can also be set to switch ON automatically as soon as a valid DMX signal is applied and OFF when the DMX signal is no longer present
  • All modules - UDM, USM & ULM offer RCBO protection per channel
  • Optional Neutral Disconnect MCBs are available upon request.
  • All modules can be ‘hot-swapped’ and plug in with self-centering connectors
  • Quick release front panel ¼ turn Camlocks to secure module in place and enable power
  • Inputs can be single or dual DMX, ArtNet or sACN
  • Cabinet option of 48 channels or 96 channels
  • Central monitoring and control can be provided remotely over RDM or Ethernet
  • Rugged all-metal construction
  • Made in Australia with a full two-year warranty

Order Codes

Unity Order Codes

CodeDescription
UIR48
48 channel Unity Installation Rack
UIR96
96 channel Unity Installation Rack
UCM
Unity Control Module (one per rack) for system configuration and monitoring
USM12/10
Unity 12 channel x 10A zero-cross switching module
USM12/16
Unity 12 channel x 16A zero-cross switching module
UDM12/10
Unity 12 channel x 10A Dimmer/TruPower/Switching module
UDM12/16
Unity 12 channel x 16A Dimmer/TruPower/Switching module
ULM12/6
Unity 12 channel x 6A LED & Conventional Dimmer/TruPower/Switching module

Downloads

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Unity 96 channel cabinet fully loaded   Unity UIR96 loaded with 8 x ULM modules
     
UCM Home Screen   UCM HomeScreen 200
     
UCM Main Menu   UCM MainMenu
     
UCM touchscreen operation   UCM Touchscreen In Operation


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