Overview

The CueStation Universal Network Hub is a multi-purpose interface for controlling button stations that use either 2-Wire or 5-Wire network technologies. The Hub acts as both a power supply for the stations as well as a gateway for allowing host systems to receive button events and instruct the button indicators to illuminate in various ways. The Network Hub is not used with Passive stations. The Network Hub (with optional Ethernet) communicates with the host system by RS-232 and/or Ethernet messages.

Key Features

  • Communicates with the host system via RS-232 and/or Ethernet (optional)
  • Drives both 2-Wire and 5-Wire CueStation networks, which can be used simultaneously
  • Can drive up to (50) 5-wire stations and (10) 2-wire stations
  • Removable terminal blocks
  • Available in low-cost version without Ethernet
  • Available in DIN-Rail version

Included Items

  • CueStation Universal Network Hub
  • Power Supply
  • Mounting Flanges
  • Instructions

Wiring

  • The 2-Wire CueStation Bus uses a 2-conductor cable to carry both power and data to and from each station location. The network is both topology free (meaning a random combination of “star” and “daisy-chain” connections may be used) and polarity free (meaning it does not matter if the conductors are reversed at any station).
  • The 5-Wire CueStation Bus uses a 5-conductor multi-cable to carry both power and data to and from each station location.

Technical Specifications

Connections
Power Input 2.1 mm DC Power Input Jack
2-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
24-30V AC or DC
Input Current 2-Wire and 5-Wire CueStations:
6 Watts + 1.5 Watts per Station
250mA + 63mA per Station (using 24V)
Ethernet Port RJ-45, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Serial Port Female DB-9 or 3-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
2-Wire Network Port 2-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
5-Wire Network Port 5-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
Auxiliary Port 3-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
(not currently used)
Warranty
Two years from the date of purchase by the original owner (limited to defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service). See Limited Factory Warranty document for more details.
Physical
Width 4.29" (109 mm) without mounting flanges
5.51" (140 mm) with mounting flanges
Length 3.43" (87 mm)
Height 1.18" (30 mm)
Weight 0.7 lbs. (0.3 Kg)
Environmental
Operating Temperature -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Storage Temperature -40° to 176° F (-40° to 80°C)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude 10,000 feet maximum

Part Numbers

CueStation Hub
ST-HUB CueStation Hub with RS-232 interface
ST-HUBD CueStation Hub with RS-232 interface, in DIN Rail enclosure
ST-HUB-EN CueStation Hub with RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces
ST-HUBD-EN CueStation Hub with RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces, in DIN Rail enclosure
AC-24-DIN-15W 24VDC Power Supply, DIN Mounted, 15 Watts
AC-24-DIN-36W 24VDC Power Supply, DIN Mounted, 36 Watts
AX-DIN-HMB DIN Rail Horizontal Mount Bracket Kit
AX-DIN-VMB-30 DIN Rail Vertical Mount Bracket, 30mm