DX3MC16 Master Control Panel


  • 16 Subscriber selectors fitted as standard
  • Single pair connectivity
  • Membrane keyboard
  • Simple system expansion
  • Easy installation, rapid commissioning


The PSC VODEC DX3+1 is a driller’s talkback intercom system designed to enable reliable safety critical two way communication between a master Driller’s position and strategic rig locations. The DX3+1 system is managed and controlled from a DX3MC16 control panel which allows the driller to conveniently establish communication plans for hands-free operation.

The unit comprises of a robust low profile enclosure which carries a tactile membrane keyboard (which is fitted with large illuminating subscriber channel selector keys) and an extended “long reach“ gooseneck mounted noise cancelling microphone. The DX3MC16 is ATEX certified for safe use in a Zone 1 IIC potentially explosive atmospheres and is rated intrinsically safe when used in conjunction with PSC VODEC central equipment. The DX3MC16 is fitted with a PSC VODEC VAP100a transceiver which provides modular plug in/out interface facilitating rapid service. Connection between the control unit and the host DX3+1 central rack is by a single cable pair which carries phantom DC power supply, data and status indication control.

Technical Data

Dimensions250 mm x 350 mm x 55 mm
(9.84 inch x 13.78 inch x 2.17 inch)
MaterialFinish: back enclosure electroplate steel
Weight1 kg (2.2 lbs)
VoltagePower supply: DC 5 V phantom powered

*Refer to the documentation for more detailed information



  • Ex II 2G Ex ib IIC T4
  • -40 °C ≤ Ta ≤ +60 °C
  • ATEX Certified: Zone IIC T4
  • Hazardous Area 1 Certification



Data Sheet – DX3MC16 Master Control Panel