The 3-Series® Media Presentation Controller 101 (MPC3-101) is a wall-mounted, PoE-powered 3-Series Control System® automated processor and control panel in one. Its modern appearance and customizable backlit capacitive buttons provide an ideal user interface for controlling AV and other functions. It offers fully-programmable functionality, supports web and cloud-based configuration and management, and integrates with Crestron Fusion® software as part of a complete managed enterprise solution.
Crestron® MPC3 series controllers are perfect for classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls, and training facilities – wherever a simple yet powerful controller is needed but space is limited. Use the MPC3-101 to control a video display or AV system, adjust lighting and window shades, or any other custom application.
The MPC3-101 is designed for flush-mount installation in a wall using a 1-gang U.S. electrical box (not included). It can also be installed in a podium with no back box. A retrofit mounting bracket is also available to allow installation over a 2-gang U.S. electrical box, which offers an easy upgrade solution to replace an older MPC-M5 series controller.
Customizable Backlit Capacitive Buttons
The MPC3-101 features nine backlit capacitive buttons, which can each be labeled using the icon chips provided, or custom labeled using laser-engravable chips (sold separately). Each button is backlit blue when active and white when inactive to provide clear indication of what media source or lighting scene is currently selected. Four additional buttons are included at the bottom along with a volume gauge for control of volume, mute, and power.
All buttons on the MPC3-101 are custom programmable to control any device or function. Built-in proximity sensing wakes the buttons as you approach, and autobrightness control maintains optimal visibility of the buttons under varying lighting conditions.
For information about ordering custom icon chips, refer to the MPB3/MPC3-BTN3-B ENGRAVED web page. Refer to the PDF version of the MPC3-101 spec sheet for the supplied icon chips.
No Rack Required
The MPC3-101 encapsulates the industry’s best control technologies in one compact wall mount device. High-speed Ethernet provides the essential interface for connecting to the building network and controlling Crestron AV switchers, audio processors, and other IP controllable equipment. Cresnet® network connectivity provides support for Crestron lighting dimmers, motorized shades, sensors, thermostats, keypads, and more. An onboard IR control port enables direct integration with all types of third-party equipment.
Expanded connectivity is available using a DIN-CENCN-2 or DIN-CENCN-2-POE Ethernet to Cresnet® bridge, CEN-GWEXER or CENI-GWEXER infiNET EX® wireless gateway, CEN-CI3-1 or CEN-CI3-3 control card interface, or CEN-IO-COM-102, CEN-IO-DIGIN-104, CEN-IO-IR-104, or CEN-IO-RY-104 wired Ethernet module.
3-Series® Control Engine
The MPC3-101 features an integrated, enterprise-grade 3-Series control processor. Crestron 3-Series delivers a dynamic and secure control system platform capable of managing a room full of disparate technologies. Its Modular Programming Architecture (optional) allows the MPC3-101 to run multiple programs simultaneously for increased efficiency and flexibility. Rock solid networking and IP control afford seamless integration with other systems and devices, with add-on control capability using Crestron touch screens, wireless remotes, and mobile device apps with remote management through Crestron Fusion® software and Crestron XiO Cloud™ service.
No Programming Required!
Built‑in .AV Framework™ software technology delivers a fully functional AV presentation system with simplified web‑based configuration and a choice of control options and add‑ons. For complete details on the capabilities supported by .AV Framework, visit www.crestron.com/avframework .
Crestron Fusion Room Monitoring and Scheduling
Crestron Fusion provides an integrated platform for creating truly smart buildings that save energy and enhance worker productivity. As part of a complete managed network in a corporate enterprise, college campus, convention center, or any other facility, the MPC3-101 works with Crestron Fusion to enable remote scheduling, monitoring, and control of rooms and technology from a central help desk or mobile app. It also enables organizations to reduce energy consumption by tracking real-time usage and automating control of AV, lighting, shades, and HVAC. For more information about Crestron Fusion, visit www.crestron.com/fusion.
Crestron XiO Cloud Provisioning and Management
The MPC3-101 is compatible with the Crestron XiO Cloud service. Crestron XiO Cloud is Crestron’s unifying IoT (Internet of Things) based platform for remotely provisioning, monitoring, and managing Crestron devices across an enterprise or an entire client base. Crestron XiO Cloud enables installers and IT managers to deploy and manage thousands of devices in the amount of time it would ordinarily take to manage just one. For more information about Crestron XiO Cloud, visit www.crestron.com/xiocloud.
The MPC3-101 is an enterprise-class control processor that can be deployed across hundreds of spaces and set up easily using a web browser, toolbox software, Crestron Fusion, or Crestron XiO Cloud. It employs standard network security protocols, including 802.1X network access control, Active Directory® software authentication, SSH, TLS, and HTTPS, to ensure reliability and compliance with your organization’s IT policies.
Built-in SNMP support enables integration with third-party IT management software, allowing network administrators to manage and control Crestron systems on the network in an IT-friendly format.
Power over Ethernet
Using PoE technology, the MPC-101 gets its operating power directly through the LAN wiring. PoE (Power over Ethernet) eliminates the need for a local power supply or any dedicated power wiring. A PoE Injector (PWE-4803RU) simply connects in line with the LAN cable at any convenient location. Crestron PoE switches (CEN-SW-POE-5 or CEN-SWPOE-16) may also be used to provide a total networking solution with built-in PoE. All PoE injectors and switches are sold separately.
Flush Mount Installation
The MPC3-101 is designed to be flush-mounted in a wall using a 1-gang U.S. electrical box (not included). It can also be installed in a lectern or podium with no back box. Using the optional retrofit mounting bracket (MPC3-101/102/201-RMB, sold separately), the MPC3-101 can be installed in a 2-gang U.S. electrical box, allowing easy replacement of an existing MPC-M5 series controller. Once installed, the button labels can be changed at any time by simply removing the front cover. A security screw is included to prevent unauthorized removal.