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Leviton Bitwise BC4 Automation Controller

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One-Room A/V Controller

Perfect for controlling A/V equipment in a single room, such as a home theater, (or for use as an expansion controller), the Leviton Bitwise BC4 Automation Controller is a flexible, IP-enabled controller with four (4) IR ports, an IR blaster, and a built-in IR library with 348,000 codes. It controls an unlimited number of IP devices and features integrated macro storage backed by BitWise's free Project Editor Software. This Bitwise home automation controller receives Power over Ethernet 802.3af to accommodate tight spaces or locations that do not have power available.

  • Controls an unlimited number of IP devices
  • Ports for non-IP devices: 4 IR, 1 RS-232, 2 signal-sensing, 2 relays
  • Astronomical clock for time-based event scheduling
  • Built-in temperature sensor monitors environment
  • Free customizable Apple and Android control apps
  • Sends custom email and/or text notifications

The Leviton Bitwise BC4 Automation Controller serves as a hub to manage and control connected devices, including audio/video equipment, lighting, security, and HVAC. Thanks to the controller's built-in astronomical clock, you can automate events according to time of day, sunrise/sunset, etc. Triggers can also be programmed to send automatic email or text message notifications of certain events.

End-users of this Bitwise home automation system control the system with an IR remote control and/or the free BitWise mobile app for Apple and Android devices. The app is fully customizable, so you can change the look and functionality to suit any system.

Support for Various Communication Requirements

Like all BC Series controllers, the Leviton Bitwise BC4 controller supports an unlimited number of IP devices. This model of Bitwise home automation systems also enables control of non-IP devices via four (4) routable IR ports and a built-in blaster, one (1) bi-directional RS-232 port, two (2) configurable GPIO ports (general purpose input/output), and two (2) SPDT relays for control of projector screens, window coverings, etc. The BC4 also has field upgradeable firmware to enable easy upgrades without the need to send the controller to the factory.

Versatile Mounting & System Expansion Options

The Leviton Bitwise BC4 controller is housed in a rugged steel enclosure and can be wall-mounted, rack-mounted, or shelf-mounted. It is often located right next to the TV. The controller can act independently, or as part of a distributed control system with additional controllers. All controllers in the BC Series are compatible with one another.

While the BC4 controller can be used as a standalone device, it also accepts additional expansion modules (sold separately), that further expand the system's capabilities. Once you install an expansion module into the controller, the BC4 automatically recognizes and adapts to the module.

Contents

  • BC4 Controller
  • Power Adapter

Note: Rack ears not included. Requires an Ethernet connection. Alternatively, Wi-Fi connectivity may be enabled with the optional BitWise WiFi Adapter (model BWWFA, sold separately).

Automation Leadership by BitWise Controls

Brought into the Leviton family in 2014, Bitwise Controls offers powerful automation products backed by more than 20 years of innovative manufacturing experience. BitWise home automation products are designed, tested and manufactured in the United States, and are built to deliver reliable integration experiences for any market, whether it's residential, commercial, industrial or educational. Enjoy intuitive, dynamic control with BitWise.

  • Manufacturer Part #: BWBC4
  • Power Source: External 12VDC – 0.5A (adapter included)
  • Dimensions: 1.25(H) x 4.625(W) x 6.375(D) inches
  • Warranty: 2-Year Limited

Connectivity

  • Ethernet: 10 base-T

Device Control

  • IR Ports: 4 (plus built-in blaster)
  • IR Blaster: Internal
  • RS232: 1 (terminal strip)
  • Relays: 2 (SPDT)
  • Signal Sense: 2 (general purpose input/output)
  • Network: 1 external device

Mounting

  • Shelf: Yes
  • Rack: Yes (rack ears not included)