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AMX Signature Series NetLinx Integrated Controller In Black - NI-3101-SIG

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AMX Signature Series NetLinx Integrated Controller In Black, Model NI3101SIG

With its gloss-black face, blue power bar and blue and white status LEDs, the NI-3101-SIG can be placed on open racks, open shelves, tables, home theaters or behind the scenes in a rack. Measuring just 1 rack unit (RU:1) high, the NI-3101-SIG frees up space for other components while the extended rack depth (10”) simplifies rear connections.

With extremely fast 32-bit processing and 64MB of onboard RAM, the NI-3101-SIG is capable of processing thousands of control and automation commands per second. Whether your control requirements are simple or sophisticated, the NI-3101-SIG is fast, accurate and immediate. In addition, it features a convenient USB programming port to simplify configuration.

The NI-3101-SIG is ideal for controlling devices in large areas and multiple rooms. Its sleek styling and professional showroom finish allow it to be displayed prominently in home theater environments or work equally well behind the scenes in a rack.


  • 6 Configurable RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 Serial Ports
  • 8 Relays
  • 8 IR / Serial ports
  • 8 Digital I/O ports
  • 2 Communication Networks: AxLink and 10/100 Ethernet (TCP/IP)
  • Integrated USB programming port
  • 404 MIPS processor speed
  • 64 MB RAM
  • 256 MB CompactFlash (upgradeable to 1 G)
  • 1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
  • AMX Device Discovery enabled



  • 2” x 17” x 10” (5.1 cm x 43.2 cm x 25.4 cm)
  • RU: 1

6.95 lbs (3.15 kg)

900 mA @ 12 VDC

Metal with black matte finish and translucent polycarbonate faceplate

Processing Power: 32-bit microprocessor, 404 MIPS, Real-time operating system
Memory: Volatile – 64 MB, Non-Volatile – 1 MB, Flash – 256 MB or more

  • AxLink – 4-wire network (20.8 kbps) connects up to 255 Axcess devices, operates up to 3,000 feet of wiring and supplies 12 VDC power
  • Ethernet – Direct 10/100 BaseT Ethernet networking Ethernet Protocols used by NI-3101-SIG
  • ICSP – peer to peer protocol used for both master-to-master and master-to-device communications
  • ICMP – To connect over a network, ping a NI-3101-SIG
  • Telnet – NetLinx telnet server provides a mechanism to configure and diagnose a NetLinx system
  • HTTP – NI-3101-SIG has a built-in web server that complies with the HTTP 1.0 specification and supports all of the required features of HTTP v1.1
  • FTP – NI-3101-SIG has a built-in FTP server that conforms to RFC
  • integration! Solutions – uses port 10500 for XML based communication protocol


  • Six Serial data control ports (RS-232/422/485), with XON/XOFF and CTS/RTS, 300-115,200 baud
  • Eight IR/Serial ports for control of up to 1.142 MHz carrier frequency
  • Eight I/O channels for contact closure, 0-5 VDC voltage sensing, or interactive power sensing for IR ports
  • Eight Relays - single-pole single-throw relay ports, independently controlled



  • LNK/ACT: Blue LED lights when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated correctly and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets
  • Status: Blue LED blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and communicating properly
  • Output: Blue LED blinks when the Master transmits data, sets channels on and off, sends data strings, etc.
  • Input: White LED blinks when the Master receives data from button pushes, strings, commands, channel levels, etc.

RS-232/422/485 LEDs

  • Six sets of blue and white LEDs light to indicate Ports 1-6 are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data
  • TX LEDs (blue) blink when transmitting data
  • RX LEDs (white) blink when receiving data

Eight blue LEDs light to indicate relay channels 1-8 are active (closed) on Port 8

Eight blue LEDs light to indicate the IR/Serial ports 9-16 are transmitting control data

Eight white LEDs light when the I/O channels 1-8 are active on Port 17


2-pin (male) green captive-wire connector for 12 VDC power supply

RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 connector. Automatically negotiates connection speed and whether to use half or full duplex mode

Black 4-pin (male) captive-wire connector that provides data and power to external control devices (6 A max power rating)

USB connector that supports USB communications to a PC for system programming and diagnostics

4-position DIP switch

Pushbutton sets device address ID (in conjunction with NetLinx Studio v1.2 build 200 or higher software program)

RS-232/422/485 (PORTS 1-6)
Six RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB-9 (male) connectors with XON/ XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/ RTS (clear to send/ready to send), and 300-115,200 baud


  • 8-channel single-pole single throw relay ports
  • Each relay is independently controlled
  • Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
  • Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
  • Two 8-pin mini-Phoenix connectors (3.5 mm) provide relay termination


  • 8-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
  • Each input is capable of 0-5 VDC voltage sensing. Input format is software selectable
  • One 10-pin mini-Phoenix connector (3.5 mm) provide I/O port termination


  • Eight IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to 1.142 MHz
  • Each output is capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial
  • Eight IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously
  • Two 8-pin mini-Phoenix connectors (3.5 mm) provide IR/ Serial port termination

Heat Dissipation (Typical): 36.9 BTU/hr


  • Removable rack ears allow for tabletop, under-counter, and front/rear rack mounting
  • Removable feet give a finished look and provide spacing between stacked components
  • Two 8-pin mini-Phoenix female connectors (41-5083)
  • One 10-pin mini-Phoenix female connector (41-5107)
  • Two CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
  • One 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix AxLink connector (41-5047)
  • One 2-pin mini-Phoenix PWR connector (41-5025)
  • One Relay Terminal Common Strip (41-2105-01)
  • Four Rack mount screws (80-0186)
  • Four washers (80-0342)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 2"
  • Depth: 10"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 6.95 Ibs
  • Shipping: 10 Ib

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty (Authorized Online Retailer): 3 Year Limited Warranty* *Please refer to page 2 in Operating Manual
Key Features
Controlling Devices In Large Areas And Multiple Rooms/ 6 Configurable RS-232 / RS-422/RS-485 Serial Ports/ 8 Relays/ 8 IR/Serial Ports/ 8 Digital I/O Ports/ 2 Communication Networks: AxLink And 10/100 Ethernet (TCP/IP)/ Integrated USB Programming Port/ 404 MIPS Processor Speed 64 MB RAM/ 256 MB CompactFlash (Upgradeable To 1 G)/ Gloss Black Finish
More reasons to buy the AMX NI-3101-SIG from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The AMX NI-3101-SIG is Brand New.
  • The AMX NI-3101-SIG Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
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