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Strand CD80® Racks
CD-3000+ Upgrade Dimming Control System

JSI CD-3000+Johnson Systems

The CD-3000+ Upgrade Dimming Control System makes expensive replacement of Strand CD80® dimming systems unnecessary.

ETL ApprovalJohnson Systems Inc. products are ETL listed and comply fully with UL508 and CSA22.2 No 184 electrical safety approvals. This Internationally recognized safety approval covers the entire assembly specifically for installation into an existing UL approved enclosure (OEM rack) and in no way compromises the electrical safety of the overall system. Official documents available on request.

The CD-3000+ is a next-generation retrofit electronics package designed specifically for any vintage of Strand CD80 or Strand/Signify C21 dimmer rack. The CD-3000+ will replace the aging control electronics of the existing dimmer rack making system replacement unnecessary. This UL Listed, full-featured state-of-the-art unit provides a low-cost digital interface to any of today's modern lighting communication protocols.

Designed to install in minutes with only basic hand tools, this elegant package has been designed for longevity and reliability with the end-user in mind. Intuitive LCD user-interface combined with a single modular design makes the CD-3000+ extremely user-friendly and easily serviceable. USB-C Tech Port and Face panel LED's permit easy firmware upgrades and operational status indication.

Full-featured, hi-resolution dimming with a lightning-fast response. Embedded LED lamp curves permit 120VAC line voltage LED dimming with optional Presidor LED dimmers delivering unsurpassed LED dimming performance and efficiency. An environmentally and financially responsible solution that installs in a matter of minutes!.

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PDF FileCD-3000+SV Dimensions
PDF FileCD-3000+AE Dimensions
PDF FileCD-3000+C21 Dimensions
PDF FileCD-3000+U19E Dimensions
PDF FileCD-3000+U19E Line Sketch

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  • Replaces the old OEM CD80® electronic card cage, CD-2000, or CD-3000 with new "next generation" control electronics. Upgrade any vintage CD80® rack in minutes.
  • Processor reverse compatibility with all existing CD-3000 systems.
  • Modular design with a single "plug-in" module.
  • Compatible with OEM dimmer rack wiring for fast easy installation.
  • USB-C Bootloader permits ease of onsite firmware upgrades.
  • 96 Hi-resolution digital outputs with individual dimmer profile selection.
  • Dual opto-isolated DMX512 inputs.
  • Optional Ethernet node supports a wide range of communication protocols.
  • Analog and dedicated dry contact BMS inputs for interface with HVAC, security, and fire alarms.
  • "Load Shed" inputs for power management and photocell interface.
  • LCD user interface for ease of set up and monitoring. Site programmable via a user-friendly, intuitive, and self-prompting menu structure. No laptop computer or special software is required!
  • Dimmer rack thermal shutdown protection.
  • Removable memory dongle permits remote/off site backup of configuration data and fast "swapping" of Processor modules. Ease of future firmware upgrades.
Ordering Information
Model Application
CD-3000+AE Strand CD80® AMX or Advanced Electronic (AE) permanent installation racks.
CD-3000+AE-48RR Strand CD80® AMX or Advanced Electronic (AE) 48 channel rolling racks.
CD-3000+AE-96RR Strand CD80® AMX or Advanced Electronic (AE) 96 channel rolling racks.
CD-3000+SV Strand CD80® Supervisor (SV) permanent installation racks.
CD-3000+SV-48RR Strand CD80® Supervisor (SV) 48 channel rolling racks.
CD-3000+SV-96RR Strand CD80® Supervisor (SV) 96 channel rolling racks.
CD-3000+C21 Strand/Signify C21 permanent installation racks.
CD-3000+U19 Universal 19" 3RU c/w 96 PWM outputs.

 CD-3000+ Control Module  CD-3000+ Keypad  CD-3000+ ECU Rev 1  CD-3000+ Memory Dongle
Single control module for system wide compatibility in multiple rack installations. Easy to use intuitive software and user-interface permits access to over 40 powerful advanced feature menus. No laptop and custom software are required! Single control module for system wide compatibility in multiple rack installations. Removable firmware and configuration dongle allows for secure programming backups and fast service swap.

JSI CD-3000+

Single control module for system wide compatibility in multiple rack installations.

Universal Dimmer Controller

CD-3000+C21 Backplane.

JSI CD-3000+

Manufacturing Madness!

JSI CD-3000+SV Dimensions JSI CD-3000+AE Dimensions JSI CD-3000+AE Dimensions
JSI CD-3000+SV Dimensions JSI CD-3000+AE Dimensions JSI CD-3000+U19 Dimensions

FOX Studios, Los Angeles CA We decided to convert across our entire dimmer inventory to the JSI CD80SV rolling rack retrofits due to our ongoing problem with modern console compatibility, reliability and high maintenance of the original components on our 20+ year old dimmer racks. During our research we were impressed with the high quality of the JSI components and well thought out engineering enabling quick, painless, and uncomplicated retrofitting. JSI, and Emlight Designs, response to all our inquires during our research were fast, technically informative and always generous in offering support during and after the conversion. The conversion process was smooth, complete supported in person by Emlight, and easier than we were even hoping for. To date we have had zero issues with them. All console boards have been compatible, zero mystery errors as with the originals, and the end users find them to be the easiest racks they have ever worked with.

Best decision we ever made.

Tony Materazzi
20th Century Fox Studios
Set Lighting Dept Head

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Many systems can be upgraded in a few hours at a fraction of the cost (typically 10-20%) of complete dimming system replacement alternatives. Furthermore, electrical contracting is eliminated in most cases further reducing costs and facility downtime.


JSI CD-3000+

A YouTube video of the installation procedure for a
CD-3000-SV Control Systems for aging Strand CD80® Supervisor dimmer racks.


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