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AniMasterTM Animation Controllers

AniMasterTM is a family of animation controllers with the following features.

Hi-Fi Audio with Multiple Synchronized Control Outputs
All AniMaster models support stereo MP3 audio conforming to the ISO 11172-3 standard with CBR/VBR up to 320 kbps for the best sound quality. After being triggered the system starts the animation by playing the audio and toggling multiple control outputs at preset moments. These outputs are typically used to control external electrical/electronic devices such lights, solenoids, motors, valves and etc.

Versatile Trigger Methods
Some models can be remotely triggered/controlled via a serial link. Others can be triggered with push buttons, pressure floor mats, switch/relay closures, alarm/motion sensors, PLCs and etc. For models with multiple trigger inputs, each input triggers a different animation program.

Class D Power Amplifier & Line Out
An internal class D power amplifier is standard on all models. Due to the high efficiency of class D amplifiers external cooling is usually not necessary. Line level output is also available for feeding external power amplifiers in case more amplification is needed than the internal one can provide.

Removable Flash Card Storage
Removable flash card is used for audio storage making it easy to change audio contents in the field by swapping out the flash card. For the advanced Audio-n-Action models, the flash card also contains animation programs.

Standalone Operation & Easy Installation
AniMaster controllers are totally self-contained in terms of operation. Installation is quick and easy thanks to the detachable screw terminals. No connector is required for wire connection.

Built Tough & Reliable
Built with industrial grade components and housed in rugged metal enclosures, AniMaster controllers will provide years of reliable operation even under the most harsh conditions.

Teach-n-LearnTM Models
Teach-n-Learn models allows the user to do animation programming with nothing but the controller itself. Built-in push buttons are used to activate outputs and play out the animation for the controller to learn while the audio is played simultaneously. These models are more suitable for short and simple animations due to limited animation time.

Advanced Audio-n-ActionTM Models
Advanced Audio-n-Action models requires the user to create animation programs with a free Windows based GUI software program. Animation time is exactly the same as the length of audio which can be well over a hour. These models are more suitable for long and complicated animations.

Typical Applications

*  Museum exhibits
*  Halloween prop control
*  Other general purpose animation control

Selection Guide

Model
Number

Trigger
Inputs

Relay
Outputs

Max. Animation Time

Serial
Port

Storage Type &
Max. Capacity

Supply
Voltage

Output Power

Model Type

EM51A

1

1 Mechanical &
2 solid state

1 Minute (Standard)
2 minutes (Extended)

None

SD (2GB)
SDHC (32GB)

12~30 VDC

15W x 2 or 55W Mono
Energy Saver Class D

Teach-n-Learn

More suitable for short and simple animations.

 

EM34A-X

4

4 Mechanical

Hours

None

SD (2GB)
SDHC (32GB)

12~30 VDC

15W x 2 or 55W Mono
Energy Saver Class D

Advanced Audio-n-Action

More suitable for long and complicated animations. Similar to the EM38A-X but with less trigger inputs.

 

EM38A-X

8

8 Mechanical

Hours

RS-232
RS-485

SD (2GB)
SDHC (32GB)

12~30 VDC

15W x 2 or 55W Mono
Energy Saver Class D

Advanced Audio-n-Action

More suitable for long and complicated animations. Similar to the EM34A-X but with more trigger inputs.

 



AniMaster, Teach-n-Learn and Audio-n-Action are trademarks of Eletech Enterprise Co. Ltd.