A wide variety of "off-the-shelf" custom button stations for lighting, automation, show control, and special applications.

The CueStation family of button stations are attractive, sophisticated and customizable -- perfect for use in projects that require a small panel of buttons that can control automated lighting, audio, show playback and other similar actions.

Available in many different configurations, CueStations can be customized to fit nearly any project. Pick from digitally networked stations or simple passive switches, different button styles, LED options, housing colors, engraving options and much more.

Use CueStations as a remote control accessory for our CueServer lighting automation processors or your own custom projects.

Key Features

  • Available in two button styles
  • Four designer colors (white, light almond, ivory, black))
  • Stylish flushplates included
  • Passive switches or sophisticated network stations
  • Wide variety of LED control options
  • Button and housing engraving options
  • Multi-gang options available
  • All variants available with short lead times

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Configurations

CueStation is available in many different customizable configurations that can be tailored to your exact specifications. When specifying the desired features of a CueStation, choose the technology, button style, number of buttons, housing color and LED type.


Use the Part Number Builder application to build a part number from the available CueStation options.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about the details of a particular feature.


Please note that not all combinations of options are available for a given button series and/or technology.

Part Number Builder (for ordering purposes)
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Mystique

The Mystique series features 1/2" (13mm) square buttons available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 8 button configurations. This station provides a soft touch and allows the keycaps to be engraved. Each button has an indicator LED next to its top-right or top-left corner (depending on which side of the station the button is located). Individual key caps may be engraved or the top of each column may be engraved on the cover plate.


  • Buttons per Station: 1, 2, 3, 4 or 8
  • Technologies: Passive, Digital 2-Wire or Digital 5-Wire
  • Colors: White, Black, Ivory or Almond
  • Requires 78x51mm (3.05x2") or bigger back box opening
    Does not fit into some commonly used steel masonry back boxes.
  • Depth in back box: 10mm (0.4") for digital and 33mm (1.29") for passive station

Ultra

The Ultra series features high-tech horizontal buttons with LED indicators on the left side of the buttons. This station provides a designer style with tactile button response. The Ultra series is available in 1 through 6 button configurations. Engraving is available on the Ultra series on the housing area above each button.


  • Buttons per Station: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6
  • Technologies: Passive, Digital 2-Wire or Digital 5-Wire
  • Colors: White, Black, Ivory or Almond
  • Optional 2-Gang Flushplates
  • Requires 72x45mm (2.83x1.75") or bigger back box opening
  • Depth in back box: 18mm (0.7")

Digital

Digital 2-Wire

The Digital 2-Wire Network type of CueStation was designed to provide the best combination of flexibility, simplicity and cost-effectiveness. This technology uses a simple 2-wire network to connect the individual stations together that's both topology free and polarity free -- which means that any combination of home-run and daisy-chained connections can be made without regard to the polarity of the two conductors.

The 2-Wire button stations are controlled by the Universal CueStation Hub, which can power up to 10 individual 2-Wire stations, for a total of up to 80 buttons (and indicators). For systems requiring more than 10 stations, additional Hubs can be used and/or a combination of the 5-Wire stations can be used. The Hub can be connected to the host system by either RS-232 or Ethernet protocols (which are fully documented).

The 2-Wire network is recommended primarily for retrofit installations, where the project is limited by the existing wiring (typically 2 conductor). For the new installations use the 5-Wire CueStation network.

LED indicators on a 2-Wire station are RGB type LEDs with the ability for each indicator to be individually set remotely to any of 7 colors plus 4 brightnesses.

Digital 5-Wire

The Digital 5-Wire Network type of CueStation was designed to provide an increased number of stations on the same network with greater cable distances. This technology uses a 5-wire network to connect the individual stations together in a daisy-chained topology.

The 5-Wire button stations are controlled by the Universal CueStation Hub, which can power up to 50 individual 5-Wire stations, for a total of up to 400 buttons (and indicators). For systems requiring more than 50 stations, additional Hubs can be used and/or a combination of the 2-Wire stations can be used. The Hub can be connected to the host system by either RS-232 or Ethernet protocols (which are fully documented).

LED indicators on a 5-Wire station are RGB type LEDs with the ability for each indicator to be individually set remotely to any of 7 colors plus 4 brightnesses.

Passive

Passive CueStations simply provide dry-contact switch closures for direct connection to devices that are expecting a contact closure to activate an event. There is a single terminal for each switch plus an extra terminal which is the "switch common" on the back of the station. For example, on a six button station, seven conductors would be needed (the six switches, plus one common).

The Passive CueStation is designed to be directly connected to the contact closure inputs and digital output ports of a CueServer processor, however, these stations can be used in a wide variety of custom applications as well.

The LED indicators on a Passive station are wired similarly. Each LED has a single terminal on the back of the station, plus an additional terminal for the LED common. By default, the LEDs are wired with all of the positive (+) leads tied together as the LED common and the negative (-) leads are all separately wired to the LED terminals. This allows the LEDs to be controlled by a switched-to-ground connection for each LED. The station includes LED current limiting resistors normally set up for 5VDC operation. If you need a different LED polarity or operation voltage, please contact us.

Mystique Series

The Mystique Series is available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 8 button configurations (per gang).

Ultra Series

The Ultra Series is available in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 button configurations (per gang).

CueStation Color Choices

All CueStations are available in one of four color choices.


White

Light Almond

Ivory

Black

CueStation LED Indicator Choices

Depending on the Technology used, CueStation can be ordered with a variety of LED options.

LEDs on 2-Wire and 5-Wire Network Stations

On 2-Wire or 5-Wire Network stations, the LED indicators will be RGB style indicators, with each indicator having the ability to illuminate individually in one of 7 colors and 4 brightnesses (under software control). Optionally, the station can be ordered without any LEDs at all:


RGB

None
LEDs on Passive Stations

On Passive Technology stations, the LED indicators can be ordered in one of three colors, or without LEDs at all:


Red

Green

Blue

None