Audio Input Panels for Lync Systems
Input panels provide a convenient way to connect audio sources spread throughout your home. The audio from each source is then available to be selected for any zone in your Lync system.
The Standard Input Panel (SIP) is a passive analog input that must connect to a LyncTouch using 5 conductors in a Cat 5e or better cable. The AIP, BIP, and DIP are active devices that are powered by the central Lync 6 or Lync 12 controller. These three input panels can be connected via Cat 5e or better cable to the back of a LyncTouch keypad or directly to a Keypad Port on the back of a Lync 6 or Lync 12 central controller.
TIP: While an input panel can be used to connect any audio source, they are most often used for getting TV audio into the Lync system. The type of input panel you need will depend on the audio outputs provided by the TV. For this reason, it is best practice to run your Cat cable from the TV location to either a LyncTouch location or the central equipment location during construction and hold off purchasing a BIP, DIP, AIP, or SIP until you've purchased the TV for that location.
Please note that only one input panel should be connected per zone.