The MCS-32S Slave Unit is effectively a duplicate of the standard MCS-32 Universal Controller, which would act as its ‘Master’ Control Unit.
The Slave unit therefore replicates most of the ‘Masters’ features and functions, but not all of them as this would not be practical to achieve when one device is subordinate to the other.
In brief the Slave unit has 32 outputs and 24 conﬁgurable inputs combined with siren functions.
The features not included in this device, because practically they can only be performed by the ‘Master’ Control Unit are: Run Lock, Split Charging, Gateway Radio Controller, PA & Radio Re-broadcast and connection to the Audio Interface Controller.
Operation and monitoring of the MCS-32S Slave Unit is executed through a 2-Way proprietary CAN Bus data link with the ‘Master’ Control Unit. Therefore as the ‘Slave’ only accepts proprietary CAN there is no direct monitoring of vehicle CAN signals.
Although the ‘Slave’ unit has some self contained intelligence the ‘Master’ control unit has overall command of the system. Also where as the ‘Master’ is supplied with pre-set-up standard default settings the ‘Slave’ will effectively be supplied as a clean device and that would need programming via a dedicated USB port using the free complimentary PC software.
Human Machine Interface (HMI)
This will be exclusively via the ‘Master’ control unit as the ‘Slave’ has no facility to connect with our range of Multi Functional switch panels/handsets. However, discrete switches for Human Interface and/or Machine Trips can be connected into the relevant inputs if required.
One Source, One Solution
In order to simplify the installation process each MCS-32S Slave Unit is supplied fully loaded with all the necessary features and functions to implement a comprehensive system. Simply enable the required function via the ‘easy to use’ software.
Like the ‘Master’ unit the ‘Slave’ also contains an abundance of logic functions meaning complex applications are no longer difﬁcult to implement, particularly where certain operations are interlinked with other functions. So performing ‘and/or’ functions and implementing ‘do this when’ or ‘stop this when’ are simple to apply together with the facility to alter functions allowing ‘end user’ requests to be simply implemented.
As with the ‘Master’ units this is a simple 3-Stage process which entails enabling and labelling inputs and outputs, conﬁguring the system operation and downloading the application onto the unit. This operation need only be done once, when completed it can simply be transferred onto other units via a laptop.