RCT 5023 G

LAN Rack Controller


Product Documentation


  • Monitor and control all modules installed in a Series 5000 chassis
  • All racks are pre-wired for controller, simply plug in
  • Uses standard LAN network topology
  • Optional plug in server upgrade
  • Includes APPolo control system software package


The RCT 5023 G is a LAN based rack controller for the Series 5000 product line and is required to facilitate the use of the APPolo control system which brings centralized monitoring and control capability to any Series 5000 system.

The module features LAN connectivity so implementation is a simple case of installing a RCT 5023 G controller into each rack frame and then connecting to a network. The APPolo control system will unify all connected LYNX devices into a single centralized control system.

The RCT 5023 G is supplied with the APPolo control system software application and the software application is hosted on a PC. The plug in server option for the RCT 5023G (model# OH-RCT5023-SERVER) removes the system host requirement from the APPolo PC and moves it into the RCT 5023 G controller itself. This is recommended for larger installations. (The APPolo PC(s) then become clients to the system). If required, second RCT 5023 G server can be installed into a system for redundant backup.

The server option is also required to support some of the advanced software extensions, which include:

Auto Control
The RCT 5023 G (with the server option) also supports the new AutoControl software plug in. This provides user programmable system automation. The automation is based on monitoring user defined events in the system which then triggers a defined reaction. AutoControl will function on internal system events and can also react with the outside world via multiple GPI and GPO interfaces. (Model# OC-AUTOCONTROL-BASE).

Custom Control
CustomControl facilitates the design of custom “virtual” control panels for the control and monitoring of the system and assigning these custom control surfaces to individual users and specific applications. Panels can also be deployed wirelessly to iPads using our free iPad APP (Model# OC-SERVER-CUSTOM CTR)

User Access Control + System Wide Backup and Restore
This option allows a system administrator to assign levels of access to the system via individual login credentials. It also provides a full system backup and restore utility which can be used for a full system backup, or a single module the backup is fully configurable. (Model # OC-RSL-FUNC)

Full SNMP Support and + Remote Control Protocol License
This option add full SNMP support to the system and also grants a license for the LYNX proprietary remote control protocol for installations where the LYNX hardware is required to interface with a third party system via custom software.(Model# OC-RSL-CTRL)

Redundant Server Support
If a second server is installed in the system then the server can be configured as a redundant server. This software is required to facilitate the redundant operation. (Model# OC-SERVER-REDUND)

Note. For those of you who are new to the LYNX control system please click here for a list of application notes please view the “Control System Overview” application note, this will explain the LYNX control system concepts and system architecture.

Also, for more information on the control system features, operation and software options, please visit the APPolo Control system section of this website


Ordering Information

UPC / EANModelDescription
4250479321816SVD 58122 Channel SDI Changeover Switch (SD/HD/3G)
4250479321823SVD 5812 R2 Channel SDI Changeover Switch with Bypass Relay (SD/HD/3G)
4250479324411RFR 5018 US2RU 19" Rack Frame + PSU for up to 10 Modules
4250479321410RFR 5014 US1RU 19" Rack Frame + PSU for up to 4 Modules
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