ezCart 2001 has been discontinued. If you need assistance with this product, contact us.

Hot Buttons for DCS, Maestro and XStudio!

Play any of as many as 400 carts instantly using buttons organized in pages of 20 buttons each and, if desired, use the provided channel queues (one for each of three channels) to "stack" a list of one-shot plays and then use the transport controls ( [Play], [Pause], [Stop] ). Access to the host audio unit's inventory is provided, too.

Optionally enable touch-screen mode, which changes ezCart 2001's behavior to mimic that of loading cart decks and playing what's in the deck on-demand.

ezCart 2001 runs on a standard PC and provides the ability to control a host Maestro, DCS or XStudio unit.

Connect the PC on which you are running ezCart 2001 to a DCS or Maestro 3 unit directly (via serial cable) or use rcServer to communicate with the host audio unit. In the case of rcServer, you are communicating via TCPIP and ezCart 2001 can be literally anywhere that accommodates the TCP/IP connection to rcServer.

For XStudio, use TCP/IP as the connection method.

Supported Host Systems

  • DCS v2.x
  • Maestro v3.x
  • XStudio (all versions)


  • 400 instant play buttons, organized in 20 pages of 20 buttons each.
  • As many "sets" of buttons as you wish for virtually unlimited numbers of buttons. Load different button files on the fly.
  • User-selectable colors for each button.
  • Program buttons to play carts or to execute functions on the host audio unit.
  • Touch Screen Mode - optimizes ezCart 2001 for use with a touch screen.
  • Queues for each available audio channel - stack carts from a button or inventory list.
  • Drag and drop re-organization of cart queues.
  • Transport controls to Pause, Stop, Play audio on each available audio channel.
  • Drag and drop programming of buttons.
  • Validation of buttons for availability of audio and dated usage.
  • User-configurable display.
  • Pop-up page selection panel for touch screen users.
  • Instant messaging (chat) among users (TCP/IP connections only). Send both broadcast and private messages.
  • Transfer of files from remote host (TCP/IP connections only).

Application Requirements:

  • Windows 98, Me or Windows NT, Windows 2000 Pro, or Windows XP.
  • Pentium processor or faster
  • 32 MB RAM or more for Windows 98 and Me, 64MB RAM for NT4, 128MB RAM or more for Windows 2000 or XP.
  • At least 5 MB free disk space for the application and support files.
  • VGA monitor running 800x600 minimum display resolution.
  • A LAN connection for reading inventory information.
  • A working serial port (for serial connection to DCS or Maestro)
  • TCP/IP networking installed and functional (if using rcServer or connecting to XStudio)

The ezCart 2001 manual and on-line help was updated in February 2008. The documentation was been re-organized to make it easier to use. If you are using ezCart 2001, you should download the new version of the manual (in PDF format) or review the on-line help.

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