In Search of - Rosco IPS Status Monitor IPS-SM-101

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I am on the hunt for a Rosco Intelligent Power Systems (IPS) Status Monitor box (IPS-SM-101). I need one for my old alma mater high school's black box. They had one a LONG time ago, have no idea where it went, it's just gone sometime in the last 18 years.

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These units in many ways are similar to the Entertainment Technology IPS dimmers (that i have been cursed with). Any chance anything from ET could be compatible, giving you additional options? All mine are built into my raceways, or else I would offer assistance. Just trying to help expand your possible solutions.

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These units in many ways are similar to the Entertainment Technology IPS dimmers (that i have been cursed with). Any chance anything from ET could be compatible, giving you additional options? All mine are built into my raceways, or else I would offer assistance. Just trying to help expand your possible solutions.

Good luck!

~Dave
The IPS Status Monitor is a device to show the IPS dimmer talkback information when the system does not have a console that will show that info. Not sure what the IPS dimmers in your raceway have to do with the device in question other than their talkback info would be displayed on it. OP wasn't seeking additional dimmers. Just trying to decipher your comment.
 

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The IPS Status Monitor is a device to show the IPS dimmer talkback information when the system does not have a console that will show that info. Not sure what the IPS dimmers in your raceway have to do with the device in question other than their talkback info would be displayed on it. OP wasn't seeking additional dimmers. Just trying to decipher your comment.
The ET IPS Raceway systems have the same type of device incorporated into the raceway control module for their systems. Since the Rosco dimmers were a direct predecessor to the ET systems, I was attempting to offer another option to explore for a solution. I know from experience how near-impossible it is to find legacy parts and components. I was lucky enough to source a use Rosco part to make a needed repair on my system a few years back.

~Dave
 

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The ET IPS Raceway systems have the same type of device incorporated into the raceway control module for their systems. Since the Rosco dimmers were a direct predecessor to the ET systems, I was attempting to offer another option to explore for a solution. I know from experience how near-impossible it is to find legacy parts and components. I was lucky enough to source a use Rosco part to make a needed repair on my system a few years back.

~Dave
Doesn't each control module just adjust and monitor only the dimmers in the strip or raceway it's mounted in? I don't think they display system-wide information, which is what the Status Monitor device does. Plus, using a control module would not give you a video display of all the talkback information. When you say "IPS raceway systems" you're talking about the 40'-50' connector strips with built-in dimmers instead of the 3 or 6-dimmer portable strips correct? I've got several of the portable units.