TriggerBox Plus

TriggerBox Plus
  • Versatile, fast and reliable triggers in any complex lab setup

  • Toggle switches for bit-wise input selection
  • Built-in LSL outlet for Ethernet or WIFI marker streaming
  • Seamless integration with your stimulus presentation software
TriggerBox Plus: A must-have tool to easily handle and merge triggers from various sources

The TriggerBox Plus helps to handle and merge triggers arriving from different sources, which is quite often a requirement in complex laboratory setups. For example, some markers might arrive from experiment control software via parallel - DB25 (LPT port) - input while other devices — like MR scanners, TMS equipment, etc. — may communicate through BNC or the fiber optic input. If so, the amplifier should record all the triggers simultaneously.

The TriggerBox Extension offers 8 additional BNC connectors which can be linked to the 8 upper bits (from lines 8 and 15) of any BrainAmp amplifier or used as a standalone solution for amplifiers such as actiCHamp Plus in situations where stretching, switching and isolation functions are not required. It can also be connected to the output trigger port of the actiCHamp Plus in order to lead the outgoing signal to the BNC ports.

TriggerBox Plus and TriggerBox Extension serve as a general adapter which replaces many small adapters, cables and boxes and are surely a useful addition to any lab.

Stream triggers via LabStreamingLayer (LSL) into a local network

Turn any trigger output into an LSL marker stream by either connecting to an existing local network or creating a network with TriggerBox Plus. Use the TriggerBox Plus Configuration tool to setup the ethernet connection or a WIFI connection.

Using the TriggerBox Plus

To use the TriggerBox Plus the TriggerBox Plus software is required. This installs the drivers, the TriggerBox Test IO as well as an additional configuration tool.

TriggerBox PlusTechnical specifications
Power supply4.5 VDC to 5.5 VDC; 300 mA Power supply via USB port of computer; Power supply via USB port of computer; computer must comply with either IEC 60601-1, EN 60601-1, IEC 62368-1, EN 62368-1, or equivalent safety standards.
Pulse stretcherSwitch position 5 ms: Stretching of relevant trigger pulse to 5 ms ±1 ms.
Switch position OFF: No stretching of relevant trigger pulse.
USB portUSB 2.0, type B configured as a serial port
delay <1 ms
jitter <1 ms
LSL marker generation: <1ms
Reading inputs via USB: <1ms
Input signal0 VDC to 5 VDC
Supported input signal logicTTL (0-5 VDC), CMOS, low voltage TTL (0-3.3 VDC)
Output signal0 VDC to 5 VDC, depending on the input signal
Dimensions (W x D x H)200 mm x 160 mm x 40 mm
Weight (approx.)580 g
Level conditions-The levels of open BNC and PC inputs are by default high.
- If connected to an LPT port of a computer, the level of the trigger lines on the PC input is determined by the computer.
TriggerBox Extension
Dimensions192 mm x 160 mm x 35 mm
Weight450 g
System requirements for the TriggerBox Software
Operating systemWindows® 10 or later, 64 bit with Microsoft Visual C++ runtime
Software requirements.NET4
USB portUSB 2.0 or higher
Suitable for use in MR scanner roomNo
Medical deviceNo
CE markingBrain Products GmbH confirms the compatibility of this product according to the Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 April 2014 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the market of radio equipment. Brain Products GmbH confirms the RoHS compliance of this product according to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 1 July 2011) as well as all its amendments up to and including the Commission delegated directive (EU) 2015/863 of 31 March 2015 (published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 4 June 2015).

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