Please Note: The CueStation Mystique and Ultra series come standard with White plastic housing and no LEDs. If you would like to customize your CueStation, please specify your color choice from this chart and include it in the “Order Notes” section at checkout or call us at (281) 324-0908
The CueStation family of button stations are attractive, sophisticated and customizable – perfect for use in projects that require a small panel of buttons that can control automated lighting, audio, show playback and other similar actions. Choose from digitally networked stations or simple passive switches, different button styles, LED options, housing colors, engraving options and much more.
Use CueStations as a remote control accessory for our CueServer lighting automation processors or your own custom projects.
The Mystique series features 1/2″ (13mm) square buttons available in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 8 button configurations. This station provides a soft touch and allows the keycaps to be engraved. Each button has an indicator LED next to its top-right or top-left corner (depending on which side of the station the button is located). Individual key caps may be engraved or the top of each column may be engraved on the cover plate.
The Ultra series features high-tech horizontal buttons with LED indicators on the left side of the buttons. This station provides a designer style with tactile button response. The Ultra series is available in 1 through 6 button configurations. Engraving is available on the Ultra series on the housing area above each button.
Passive Wire Network
Passive CueStations simply provide dry-contact switch closures for direct connection to devices that are expecting a contact closure to activate an event. There is a single terminal for each switch plus an extra terminal which is the “switch common” on the back of the station. For example, on a six button station, seven conductors would be needed (the six switches, plus one common).
The Passive CueStation is designed to be directly connected to the contact closure inputs and digital output ports of a CueServer processor, however, these stations can be used in a wide variety of custom applications as well.
Digital 2-Wire Network
This technology uses a topology free and polarity free simple 2-wire network to connect the individual stations together so that any combination of home-run and daisy-chained connections can be made without regard to the polarity of the two conductors.
The 2-Wire button stations are controlled by the Universal CueStation Hub, which can power up to 10 individual 2-Wire stations, for a total of up to 80 buttons (and indicators). For systems requiring more than 10 stations, additional Hubs can be used and/or a combination of the 5-Wire stations can be used. The Hub can be connected to the host system by either RS-232 or Ethernet protocols (which are fully documented).
Digital 5-Wire Network
The Digital 5-Wire Network type of CueStation was designed to provide an increased number of stations on the same network with greater cable distances. This technology uses a 4-wire network to connect the individual stations together in a daisy-chained topology.
The 5-Wire button stations are controlled by the Universal CueStation Hub, which can power up to 50 individual 5-Wire stations, for a total of up to 400 buttons (and indicators). For systems requiring more than 50 stations, additional Hubs can be used and/or a combination of the 2-Wire stations can be used. The Hub can be connected to the host system by either RS-232 or Ethernet protocols (which are fully documented).
Note: The Ultra Station comes standard with White plastic housing and no LEDs. If you would like to customize your Ultra Station, include your color and LED choice from the table below in the “Order Notes” section at checkout.