Barco ACS-2048

Alternate Content Switcher for DP Series Projectors, B-Stock
Item #0600-4529-UB Model #R9861300


As the ideal peripheral for all digital cinema installations, the ACS-2048 is an 8x1 switcher that accepts "universal" input formats, and outputs 12-bit twin DVI at 2048 x 1080 - one of the digital cinema standards. With a high-quality scaler at its core, upconverting any input format is as simple as "auto-acquiring" and selecting the desired input.
However, disguised as a switcher, ACS-2048 is really a pathway to new revenue streams for your facility. By enabling "alternate" content to be displayed in the digital cinema resolution, your theater's role as a presentation facility for events, businesses, conventions, town-hall meetings and so much more - becomes a reality.

Key benefits

  • "Universal" inputs support HD/SDI, SD-SDI, DVI, Analog, Composite, and S-video formats
  • Twin link 12-bit DVI outputs upconvert all inputs to 2048 x 1080
  • Motion adaptive de-interlacing and advanced noise reduction circuits are employed throughout to maintain superb image quality
  • User-friendly front panel provides intuitive "local" control
  • A standard HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) "decrypted input" and "encrypted output" path enables copy-protected content to be displayed at digital cinema resolutions, while maintaining the highest degree of security for the copyright holder


Compatible Projectors

  • DP-1200
  • DP2K-12C
  • DP2K-32B
  • DP2K-23B
  • DP4K-32B
  • DP2K-20C
  • DP2K-19B
  • DP-3000
  • DP2K-P
  • DP-2000
  • DP-1500
  • DP2K-15C
  • Other Projectors that can accept 2048x1080 Dual-Link DVI



  • Supports HD/SD SDI, DVI, Analog Computer and Video Inputs
  • All inputs support standard interlaced sources
  • 12-bit internal processing/scaling
  • State-of-the-art 10-bit de-Interlacer with Diagonal Filter
  • Low Video Delay
  • Designed to support HDCP sources and HDCP compatible projectors
  • Twin Link DVI Output at 12 bits/color



  • 1x SDSDI per SMPTE 259M-C (NTSC/PAL resolution) and HDSDI Input and per SMPTE 292M (HDTV)
  • 2 x DVI-I Inputs per DDWG 1.0
    • HDCP support
  • 1 x Analog Input on HD-15 VGA connector
    • Supports both YUV and RGBHV
    • 10-bits/color sampling (1:1 sampling up to 1600x1200@60 Hz)
  • 10-bits/color sampling (1:1 sampling up to 1600x1200@60 Hz)
  • 1x Analog Input on BNC Connectors (5)
  • 1x Composite NTSC/PAL Video (CVBS) on a BNC connector
  • 1x Encoded NTSC/PAL Y/C Video on 4-pin mini-DIN connector
  • 1x Optional Input (factory-installed mezzanine)



  • DVI Dual channel (“Twin-Link DVI”) output on 2 DVI-I connectors
    • 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB output
    • User selectable for 8-bit output
    • HDCP Encryption
    • Non-encrypted DVI data until HDCP is supported in the Projector
  • Frame Rates: 50 Hz, 59.94 Hz


User Control

  • Front Panel Display
    • 128x32 VFD Display
    • Menu navigation via rotary encoder knob, Select/Escape buttons
    • Input Source selection via 9 back-lit buttons
    • Sync Present indication on Front Panel via switch backlight
  • Remote Control
    • Fully controllable over IP



  • Width: 19” Rack
  • Height: 2RU
  • Input connectors are located on front panel
  • Output connectors are located on rear panel
  • RJ45 connector is located on rear panel
  • Handles (also provide mechanical protection of the inputs)



  • 100-240 VAC – 50/60 Hz, Autoselecting 1.0A max