Control System Isolator

The Control System Isolator (CSI) provides the means to program and control AV system components (CODECs, displays, digital signage, etc.) without exposing any data that might be contained in them or on the network to which they are physically connected. The CSI prevents the AV control system from permanently inheriting the security classification of the network that specific AV components are connected to. It provides the ability to address AV room control security issues without modification of existing system designs, it is manufacturer neutral, and it can be used with any type of control system.

The CSI provides the ability to send commands from an AV control system to an AV component via RS-232 while restricting the information that flows back. It utilizes a two-way serial communication path with the component but only a one-way serial communication path, plus status, back to the AV control system.

Centralized Management in a Multi-Class Environment
Provides the ability to deploy a centralized AV LAN in which the AV room controllers are isolated from the individual system components that they control

Optical Isolation
Serial data flows from the AV room controller side to the component side via a photo isolator device eliminating the path for serial data to flow from the component side back to the AV room controller side

Independent Components
One circuit for the AV room controller connection and one circuit for the component connection, each with its own independent processor and power supply

Relay Status Feedback
Web-Based GUI provides the ability to define up to 2000 custom responses from the connected device

Cisco In-Room Control Option Key
Integrate the CSI with a Cisco collaboration endpoint in order to utilize the In-Room control user interface extensions to configure and manage external devices (displays, image processor, media player, HDTV tuner, microphones, PDU, video switch, etc.)


Specifically designed to manage security risks and reduce overall implementation cost