EventPlayer mkII (EP220/EP230)

Show control player (audio+DMX+output contact)

Download the datasheet


An answer to numerous contexts of installation

Genuine event designer, the EventPlayer mkII range has been designed to fulfill the diversity of your projects.

Promote heritage, a piece of art, enhance shopfront, lead an event, an escape game, control a musical fountain, the EventPlayer mkII range is simultaneously steering sound, light and motion.

The playback can be programmed to start automatically after power-on. The EventPlayer mkII EP230 offers many interactivity solutions: push button or motion sensor triggering, timestamped playback on precise date and time, management through Ethernet.

Ease your installations with the built-in amplifier, install the EventPlayer mkII EP220 EP230 in any kind of environment or in a technical cabinet.

The EP220 proposes lighter interactivity for simple and cost-effective projects.

A mighty and controlled technology

Backed on its inventive system of content structure, the storyline playback is designed with the naming of the files and folders, using a file manager.

Many options are available for your projects, from the simplest one towards the most complex.

Create your own show with the provided editing software: design your projects with audio synchronization intuitively from your computer screen.

View the result in real time through the integrated interface of the EP330.

The EventPlayer mkII are designed and manufactured in France. The range benefits from a 3-year warranty.


Event Player mkII
EP220 EP230
Input contact 1 8+1
Output contact 8
Infrared extention Yes
USB to DMX interface Yes



The Event Player mkII range has been successfully deployed and recommended for a large variety of projects including:

  • Department store displays and showcases
  • Professional exhibitions
  • Heritage centres, museum and galleries
  • Model and craft displays
  • Multiple message management in public spaces (shopping malls, airport lounges, railway stations)
  • School class change and lockdown systems
  • Special effects (musical fountains, fun fairs, escape games .. )


Download the datasheet

Interfacing and Connectivity

  • Backlit LCD display – 2 × 16 characters
  • Status LED
  • Clickable knob (volume and setting menu)
  • Infrared sensor – Protocol: Sony SIRC, 12 bits, 38 kHz carrier
  • USB Host 2.0 Full Speed (12 Mb/s), standard “mass storage” driver, type-A receptacle
  • microSD card slot
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, RJ45 connector
  • Unbalanced line-level stereo audio output on standard RCA connectors
  • Unbalanced line-level stereo auxiliary audio input on a standard 3.5 mm (TRS) jack
  • Class D amplified speaker stereo audio output on 3.81 mm pluggable terminal blocks
  • DMX512 output on a female XLR3 connector
  • A standalone opto-isolated input contact on a 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block (typical debounce time: 25 ms)
  • RS-232 serial link on a 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block (9600, 19200, or 38400 bauds)
  • 2 power supply outputs dispatched on the pluggable terminal blocks
  • External DC power supply chassis socket – Plug Ø 2.1 mm / 5.5 mm
  • EP230 only:
    • 8 combined opto-isolated input contacts on a 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block (typical debounce time: 25 ms)
    • 8 MOSFET outputs (500 mA per output, max 20 V) on a 3.81 mm pluggable terminal block
    • USB Device 2.0, standard “serial port” driver, Micro-B receptacle dedicated to the USB-to-DMX512 feature
    • RJ9 connector to which an external infrared sensor can be wired
    • 5 V DC (500 mA) output on a pluggable terminal block
    • 2 power supply outputs dispatched on the pluggable terminal blocks

Audio File Formats Supported

  • MP3 (.mp3): MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer III, mono/stereo, 16 bits, 44.1/48 kHz, from 32 kbit/s to 320 kbit/s, CBR (Constant Bit Rate) or VBR (Variable Bit Rate), with or without ID3v1/2 tags¹
  • Proprietary obfuscated MP3 (.mp3): to protect MP3 audio content²
  • WAV (.wav): mono/stereo, 16-bit LPCM, 44.1/48 kHz, WAVE_FORMAT_PCM or WAVE_FORMAT_EXTENSIBLE

¹ Some ID3v1 or ID3v2.4 footer tags might cause unexpected noises at the end of the files.
² Contact Waves System for further information about this feature.

Other File Formats Supported

  • SC2 (.sc2): show control file – Show control V2 file format
  • TM2 (.tm2): timestamped programming file (scheduler.tm2) – Scheduler V2 file format
  • TXT (.txt): text file for serial (serial.txt) usages – raw text format (only printable 7-bit ASCII characters) with CR/LF, LF or CR end of line characters

Storage Devices

  • File system supported: FAT32 (read/write)
  • Supports long filenames limited to 63 characters maximum including extension
  • Accepted storage device types:
    • microSDSC cards
    • microSDHC cards
    • USB flash drives
  • Accepts 1000 folders maximum at the root, containing up to 999 files each


  • Embedded FTP server for remote content update
  • Embedded SNTP client to synchronize the clock
  • Static IP address (DHCP not supported)
  • IPv4-compatible (IPv6 not supported)

Built-in Clock

  • Maximum clock drift:
    • From 0 to +50 °C: 3.8 ppm – 120 seconds per year
    • From +50 to +60 °C: 5.0 ppm – 156 seconds per year
    • Aging: ±3 ppm/year
  • Timekeeping when the player is not powered: up to 2 months

Audio Amplifier

  • Speaker output:
    • 2 × 8 W – 8 Ω, THD+N = 1 %, 1 kHz
    • 2 × 10 W – 8 Ω, THD+N = 10 %, 1 kHz
    • 2 × 15 W – 4 Ω, THD+N = 1 %, 1 kHz
    • 2 × 19 W – 4 Ω, THD+N = 10 %, 1 kHz

Power Supply

  • Player power supply input:
    • Nominal voltage: 12 V DC
  • Supplied mains adapter input:
    • Voltage: from 100 V to 240 V
    • Frequency: from 50 Hz to 60 Hz

Current Consumption (12 V supplied)

  • Typical consumption in playback with a microSD card, without amplifier: 170 mA
  • Recommended power supply for full use of the device – output current: 3.45 A

Thermal Information

  • Operating ambient temperature: from 0 to +60 °C
  • Storage temperature: from -20 to +60 °C


  • Width: 140 mm – 1/3 of a 19-inch rack
  • Height: 43 mm – 1U
  • Depth (with the pluggable terminal blocks): 208 mm


  • 543 g (with the pluggable terminal blocks)

Videos / Resources