MOBILE LIGHTING CONTROLLER

MLC V1 (868MHz EU Version)

ARCHITECTURE

The MLC is an integral member of the FEC family of lights and controllers enabling either MIL-Star® battery portable lights, Remote Switching Controllers or fixed installation lights to be activated by pilots or ground staff by VHF radio.

The MLC is configured (e.g. setting VHF frequency), managed and may be controlled via a UHF wireless link from a PC or Laptop (not supplied) running FEC’s Systems Management Software.

The MLC is designed to be carried and charged in a MIL-Star® case providing a complete, portable solution in a single case. Charging power can be mains, car, truck or solar. The MLC is availble in two frequencies: 868MHz for the UK/EU and 915MHz for the USA. Version 1 MLC (fitted with Zulu UHF modules) have been replaced by Version 2 (fitted with Telit UHF modules).

KEY FEATURES

  • Traditional VHF Pilot Controlled Lighting (PLC) configuration
  • Modern, digital, fully synthesised VHF receiver with programmable:
    • 25kHz/8.33kHz frequency setting
    • ‘Click’ period (range: 50 – 250mS, Default 100mS)
    • Signal strength threshold (range: -10 to -100dBm, Default: -75dBm)
  • Defined number of presses to activate Channels 1, 2 or 3
    • VHF wireless
    • Local magnetic key
    • PC Controller
  • Each channel has fully independent programmable time-out (10 seconds to 60 minutes)
  • 3 Channels + 1 Auxiliary transistor switch output to control external power relays
  • Built in light sensor for optional automatic switching at sunrise and sunset
  • Built in real-time clock calendar
  • Stealth mode - provides the facility to turn off the status LEDs after an initial confirmation period (5 seconds).
  • Housed in MIL-Star® enclosure
    • Can be carried in standard Carry/Charger case
    • Replaces one of the 8 MIL-Star® lights
    • Compatible charging points for simple lead-free charging
    • VHF Whip and UHF antennas and leads stored in case lid
  • Internal 7.5V 2.2Ah Li-Ion battery giving many days operation
  • Remote test and diagnostics integrated into the unit
  • Very low power consumption: Approx. 0.5W
  • Operates from internal battery or 12V DC (ideal for solar and batteries)

 

MLC V1 and controlled HEMS-Star®  (both 868MHz EU Versions)

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HW V2.X (Telit Modules) Mobile Lighting Controller (MLC)
Version
Software
Manual
Beta

None

None

Production

software (V2.03) software (V2.03 Zip)

Manual (V2 Iss.1)
Previous

software (V2.02) software (V2.02 Zip)

Manual (V2 Iss.1)
 

software (V2.01) software (V2.01 Zip)

Manual (V2 Iss.1)
 

software (V2.00) software (V2.00 Zip)

Manual (V2 Iss.1)

 

HW V1.X (Zulu Modules) Mobile Lighting Controller (MLC)
Version
Software
Manual
Beta

None

None
Production (HW V1.3)
software (V1.09) software (V1.09 Zip)
Manual (V1 Iss.1)
Production (HW V1.2)
software (V1.09) software (V1.09 Zip)
Manual (V1 Iss.1)

 

 

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