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The XC Series is a collection of modular desktop controllers with incredible flexibility. Build your desktop control surface to fit your particular circumstance in a matter of seconds. Modules snaps together, can be reorganized on the fly, distributed with cables or just stuck together in one impressive trunk. Like all SKAARHOJ controllers the XC Series is running UniSketch OS and so they will control any current and future broadcast devices we support.


More than just another broadcast controller, the XC series redefines what flexibility means in creating efficient, context sensitive control surfaces for live production. Hook it up with your vMix or BlackMagic Design ATEM switcher just to mention the most obvious applications. Of course, any design core UniSketch OS supports is available free of charge!

How it works

The rightmost module in the trunk has to be the master with the Ethernet port, running UniSketch OS. All connected modules to the left are slaves to that master. As an awesome consequence, say you had three master modules: Connected they would work as one single controller, but separated they would be three completely independent, autonomous controllers.

Snap Together

The modular construction of the XC series means modules can snap together by strong magnetic force. The powerful magnets used in the XC series helps to guide modules together and ensures perfect alignment between the individual modules. Once they are snapped together you will have a strong and robust hardware interface with great intuitive tactile control.

The electrical connection between modules is by industrial strengh DB-9 connector.

Right and side
Left side: DB-9 Female Connector
Right side: DB-9 Male Connector

Or Use a Short Cable

Instead of snapping modules together you can link them together by a short cable. This is a great feature if you want to delegate the job of camera control, AUX switching SloMo Replay etc to seperate operator. 

It's possible to link single or multiple modules together.

Source Labels

A highly unique feature SKAARHOJ introduces in the XC series is the integration between buttons and displays. Source labels are provided via UniSketch (ATEM, vMix and more) so you get easy identification of all switcher sources. The crisp 64x32 pixel OLED displays provides easy to read labels - never be stuck with printed labels or cryptic 4-character legends again!

With the RGB backlit buttons you can organize your controler in color coded sections that reflect which device they are controlling or which function category they are assigned to.

Classic Broadcast Buttons

We have adopted the source labels for the classic 17.4mm sculptured cap backlit push buttons as well. Use the displays to identify sources or to identify the fuctions of the individual buttons. If shift states are utilized the displays will update and reflect their current function.

T-bar, Joystick and Encoders

The classic hall-effect type T-bar with barrel handle are fitted in modules such as the XC2, XC3, XC8 and the XC13.

The 4-axis joystick is a new component being introduced in the XC series. Use it for robotic camera control, DVE control and more.

The encoders with displays is a strong component for controlling AUX channels, selecting graphics from the media pool, setting camera parameters and more. UniSketch are able to extract information such as source names, graphic file names and more.

Quality hall-effect type T-bar with barrel handle
4 axis joystick
Encoders w. display
Encoder knobs with display

Expand as you Grow

The XC series offers a unique upgrade path when your production size expands. The almost seemless modularity lets you start small and buy more modules later without compromising the overall cohesiveness of the interface.

Controllers in the XC Series are delivered as a Master or a Module. The rightmost controller must be a Master.

A Master controller can be connected to another master controller and act as a module. When detached it will act as a self-independent Master.

XC1
XC2
XC3
XC4
XC5
XC6
XC7
XC8
XC13

XC1 Features

  • 10 RGB buttons
  • Display for system state information

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 5.6 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 0.460 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC1: MSRP $999,00 USD
  • XC1 w. PoE: MSRP $1.069,00 USD
XC2

XC2 Features

  • 12 RGB buttons with OLED display
  • Display for system state information
  • T-bar

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 22 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 1.050 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC2 as Master: MSRP $1.899,00 USD
  • XC2 as Module: MSRP $1.549,00 USD

XC3 Features

  • 26 RGB buttons with OLED display
  • Display for system state information
  • T-bar
  • Two encoders with OLED display

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 30.5 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 1.660 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC3 as Master: MSRP $2.799,00 USD
  • XC3 as Module: MSRP $2.449,00 USD
XC4

XC4 Features

  • 28 RGB buttons with OLED display

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 22 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 1.075 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC4 as Master: MSRP $1.849,00 USD
  • XC4 as Module: MSRP $1.499,00 USD

XC5 Features

  • 8 RGB buttons with OLED display
  • 4 Encoder knobs with display

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 11.7 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 0.645 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC5 as Master: MSRP $1.449,00 USD
  • XC5 as Module: MSRP $1.099,00 USD
XC5
XC5
XC6

XC6 Features

  • 24 Broadcast quality 17.4 mm buttons with OLED legends
  • 15 Broadcast quality 15 mm buttons

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 28.5 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 1.575 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC6 as Master: MSRP $2.649,00 USD
  • XC6 as Module: MSRP $2.299,00 USD

XC7 Features

  • 4 RGB buttons with OLED display
  • 4-axis joystick

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 8.3 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 0.565kg

Designs and Options

  • XC7 as Master: MSRP $1.249,00 USD
  • XC7 as Module: MSRP $899,00 USD
XC7
XC7
XC8

XC8 Features

  • Jog-shuttle wheel
  • T-bar
  • 10 Broadcast quality 15 mm buttons
  • 10 RGB buttons
  • Large Display

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 18.7 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 1.065 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC8 as Master: MSRP $2.299,00 USD
  • XC8 as Module: MSRP $1.949,00 USD
XC13

XC13 Features

  • 25 Broadcast quality 17.4 mm buttons
  • 6 RGB buttons with OLED display
  • Two encoders with OLED display
  • SmartSwitch Menu
  • T-bar
  • Display for system state information
  • Large Display

Physical Specifications

  • Enclosure Size 30.5 x 18 x 7.5 cm
  • Weight 1.600 kg

Designs and Options

  • XC13 as Master: MSRP $2.899,00 USD
  • XC13 as Module: MSRP $2.549,00 USD

PoE

With the Power over Ethernet (IEEE802.3af) option you can communicate and power the XC Series single cable (PoE compatible switch/hub required). The PoE option can only be selected for Master units.

Shipping of First Production Batch

We are shipping the XC Series. Contact us for stock status.