RCI RC2500 Controller for Resolver Based Satellite Antennas

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RCI RC2500 Controller for Resolver Based Satellite Antennas

The RC2500 is designed to provide an upgrade path for users of older, unsupported antenna controllers. The large investment in an antenna system is preserved by retrofitting an existing installation with the RC2500. In addition to the ease of use afforded by the industry standard menu scheme of the RC2000 series, the capability of the antenna system can be enhanced to include features such as inclined orbit tracking and PC remote control.


  • Automatic Positioning: precisely positions antenna with the press of a single key
  • User Friendly Interface: operator interaction is the same as the Industry Standard RC2000
  • Easy to Read Supertwist LCD: simultaneously displays Az, El and Pol Angles, Received Signal Strength, as well as current Satellite
  • Name and Longitude
  • Non-volatile Memory: stores 38 preset position and polarization combinations
  • Continuous Antenna Status Monitoring: motion limits, drive error, maintenance, emergency stop and runaway conditions
  • Dual Speed: fast slewing, fine positioning
  • Inclined-Orbit Tracking: Step Track, Memory & Search modes supported
  • Solid-State Control Circuitry: 5KV-rated optoisolation, operates with many outdoor boxes
  • Intelli-Search: eliminates problems associated with traditional searches search mode may be overridden for transmit applications
  • Multi-Band Operation: supports Ku, C and L-band satellites
  • Optional RS-422 PC Control Interface: automated control with many popular packages
  • High-Resolution Resolver Interface ensures accurate Ku-band positioning
  • Software Controlled Offsets allows for easy resolver setup
  • Designed for Future Expansion: designed-in ports for potentiometer-based feed control, RF power measurement circuits,
  • TTLcompatible Digital input, form-C relay output
  • Size: 19.0� x 3.5� x 9.0� (rack)
  • Weight: 10.0 lbs.
  • Temperature: 0� � 50� C
  • Input Power: 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz., 48 W
  • Antenna Size: 0.4 � 10.0 meters
  • Maximum +/- 10� standard
  • Tracking Modes: Intelli-Search�, Step Track, Program Track
  • Inclined Satellites: 5 maximum
  • 2 AGC Inputs: -15 to +15 VDC input range,
  • 4M Ohm input impedance
  • Control Output: Protected, Open-Collector Relay drivers (Imax: 700mA, Vmax 60V)
  • Alarm Output: 3A @ 30 VDC or 3A @ 125 VAC both NO and NC
  • Positioning: Low Voltage Resolver Interface
A reliable all solid-state control section interfaces to many standard antenna-pad-mounted drive housings. Optically coupled drive outputs and limit inputs provide isolation between the outdoor unit and the rack-mounted RC2500. The RC2500 can support a single summary limit input or individual limits for each axis.  Antenna Position sensing is performed by high precision resolver system. Overall, the RC2500 is well equipped to handle the demanding requirements for both domestic and international inclined-orbit satellite tracking.

Various configurations or customizations could result in additional fees.

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