CueStation: Hub

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

2-Wire

2-Wire

5-Wire

5-Wire

Technical Specifications

Power Input2.1 mm DC Power Input Jack
2-Position Pluggable Terminal
Block 24-30V AC or DC
Input Current2-Wire and 5-Wire CueStations
6 Watts + 1.5 Watts per Station
250mA + 63mA per Station (using 24V)
Ethernet PortRJ-45, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet
Serial PortFemale DB-9 or 3-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
2-Wire Network Port2-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
5-Wire Network Port5-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
Auxiliary Port3-Position Pluggable Terminal Block
(not currently used)
Width4.29" (109 mm) without mounting flanges
5.51" (140 mm) with mounting flanges
Length3.43" (87 mm)
Height1.18" (30 mm)
Weight0.7 lbs. (0.3 Kg)
Operating Temperature-40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C)
Storage Temperature-40° to 176° F (-40° to 80°C)
Relative Humidity5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude10,000 feet maximum

Part Numbers

ST-HUBCueStation Hub with RS-232 interface
ST-HUBDCueStation DIN Hub with RS-232 interface
ST-HUB-ENCueStation Hub with RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces
ST-HUBD-ENCueStation DIN Hub with RS-232 and Ethernet interfaces
AC-24-DIN-15W24VDC Power Supply, DIN Mounted, 15 Watts
AC-24-DIN-36W24VDC Power Supply, DIN Mounted, 36 Watts
AX-DIN-HMBDIN Rail Horizontal Mount Bracket Kit
AX-DIN-VMB-30DIN Rail Vertical Mount Bracket, 30mm