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Strand CD80® Racks
CD-3000 Upgrade Dimming Control System

JSI CD-3000

PDF File Datasheet (PDF)
Web Page File Specifications
PDF File Manual (PDF)
PDF File CD-3000-SV Dimensions (PDF)
PDF File CD-3000-AE Dimensions (PDF)

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 compact rolling racks.
CD-3000-SV-96RR Strand CD80 Supervisor (SV) 96 channel compact rolling racks.
CD-3000-C21 Strand C21 permanent installation racks.
CD-3000-U19 Universal 19" 3RU c/w 96 PWM outputs.

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 dimmer rack. The CD-3000 will replace the aging control electronics of the existing CD80 dimmer rack making system replacement completely unnecessary. This full-featured, ETL listed state-of-the-art unit provides a low cost digital interface to any of today's modern lighting communication protocols.

Go GreenDesigned to install in minutes with only a single screw driver, 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. Advanced next generation hardware and software designs reduce stand-by power consumption to less than 1 Watt, allowing for compliance with the International Energy Agency's "One Watt Initiative" for standby power consumption. CD-3000 will provide a "Green" dimmer rack!

Full featured, hi-resolution dimming with lightning fast response. Exclusive "lamp warming" techniques extends lamp life considerably. An environmentally and financially responsible solution that offers unsurpassed high performance in a matter in minutes!

  • Replaces the old CD80 electronic card cage with new "next generation" control electronics. Upgrades any vintage of CD80 rack in minutes.
  • Compatible with O.E.M. dimmer rack wiring for fast easy installation.
  • These products are energy efficient and consume less than 1 watt. Compliance with the International Energy Agency's "One Watt Initiative".
  • Unique "lamp warming" feature lowers the in-rush current to the dimmer by up to 70% resulting in increased lamp filament life.
  • 96 Hi-resolution digital outputs with individual dimmer profile selection.
  • Dual opto-isolated DMX512 inputs with built in protocol manager.
  • 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.
  • Modular design with a single "plug-in" module.
  • Optional Ethernet node supports a wide range of communication protocols including Net2, Strand, ArtNet, ACN (Net3) and Pathport.
  • Removable memory dongle permits remote/off site backup of configuration data and ease of future firmware upgrades.
  • Up to 10 year product warranty available!

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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

JSI • CD-3000 Control Module JSI • CD-3000 Keypad JSI • CD-3000 ECU Rev 1 JSI • 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 50 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 Power Supply Rev 1 JSI • CD-3000 Rear Inputs JSI • CD-3000 Rear Rev 1 20th Century FOX Studios, Los Angeles CA
Non-proprietary "off the shelf" power supply provides long-term security. Dual DMX, analog/load-shed and contact/BMS inputs use "breakaway style" connectors to facilitate ease of installation. Backplane OEM wiring interface for fast installation. NEW! CD-3000-SV-RR48 and CD-3000-SV-RR96 for CD80 Supervisor Compact Rolling Racks.

Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando FL Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando FL
Orange County Convention Centre, Orlando FL
Sixty-six (yes, 66!) dimmer racks upgraded with CD-3000 Control Systems.
JSI CD-3000-SV Dimensions JSI CD-3000-AE Dimensions
JSI CD-3000-SV Dimensions (PDF) JSI CD-3000-AE Dimensions (PDF)

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

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