Clear-Com Cellcom Instruction manual

CLEAR-COM ENCORE
FL-7
CALL SIGNAL FLASHER
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
FL-7 Call Signal Flasher Instruction Manual
© 2007 Vitec Group Communications Ltd. All rights reserved.
Part Number 810495Z Rev. 1
Vitec Group Communications, LLC.
850 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
U.S.A
Vitec Group Communications
7400 Beach Drive
Cambridge Research Park
Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom
CB25 9TP
Vitec Group Communications
Room 1806, Hua Bin Building
No. 8 Yong An Dong Li
Jian Guo Men Wai Ave
Chao Yang District
Beijing, P.R. China 100022
® Clear-Com, CellCom/FreeSpeak and the Clear-Com Communication Systems logo are registered trademarks of The Vitec Group
plc.
CONTENTS
OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Connection to the Intercom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
FL-7 Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Example Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
FL-7 Call Signal Flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-I
Warranty Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-i
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-i
Warranty Repairs and Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-ii
Non-Warranty Repairs and Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-ii
Extended Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-ii
Service Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-iii
Liability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-iii
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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Please read and follow these
instructions before operating
this product.
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this
product to rain or moisture.
Please familiarize yourself with the safety symbols in Figure 1. When you see
these symbols on this product, they warn you of the potential danger of electric
shock if the station is used improperly. They also refer you to important
operating and maintenance instructions in the manual.
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
This symbol alerts you to the presence of uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product's enclosure that might be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock. Do not open
the product's case.
This symbol informs you that important operating and maintenance instructions are included in the literature accompanying
this product.
Figure 1: Safety Symbols
EMC AND SAFETY
The FL-7 Call Signal Flasher meets all relevant CE and FCC specifications set
out below:
EN55103-1 Electromagnetic compatibility. Product family standard for audio,
video, audio-visual, and entertainment lighting control apparatus for
professional use. Part 1: Emissions.
EN55103-2 Electromagnetic compatibility. Product family standard for audio,
video, audio-visual, and entertainment lighting control apparatus for
professional use. Part 2: Immunity.
And thereby compliance with the requirement of Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC and Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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OPERATION
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on choosing this Clear-Com product. Clear-Com was
established in 1968 and remains the market leader in providing intercoms for
entertainment, educational, broadcast and industrial applications. The
ruggedness and high build-quality of Clear-Com products defines the industry
standard. In fact, many of our original beltpacks and main stations are still in
daily use around the world.
The FL-7 Call Signal Flasher is a compact, low profile module which provides a
visual and/or audible call signal indication whenever a call signal is present on the
intercom line. It is used to alert people whose attention is usually focused on
other work.
OPERATION
A 3-position switch on the front panel selects a flashing LED, a ringing sound, or
both. The brightness control on the front panel adjusts the brightness of the flash
so that it may be set to a level suitable for the ambient light level. A volume level
control on the front panel adjusts the loudness of the ringing sound.
Flash
Brightness
Tone
Both
Tone Level
FL-7
Call Signal Flasher
Figure 1-1: Front and Rear View of FL-7
When a call signal is generated from an intercom station or beltpack, the strobe
will flash and/or the ring will sound depending on the unit setting. The flashing
light persists for a few seconds after the call signal disappears to make sure it is
seen. The ringing sound tracks the call signal, allowing coded signaling. For
example, two rings may alert one person to the intercom, while three rings will
alert another.
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INSTALLATION
MOUNTING
The Call Signal Flasher is designed for either portable use or permanent
installation. It can be placed atop a table, shelf or other equipment. It may also
be mounted on a wall. Keyhole slots are provided on the underside of the unit
for wall mounting. Use #6 screws and wall anchors as appropriate. The diagram
below provides wall drilling and mounting details.
Figure 1-2: Wall Mounting Dimensions
CONNECTION TO THE INTERCOM
The Call Signal Flasher can be connected anywhere in a Clear-Com Party Line
intercom. It is powered by the intercom line and draws approximately the same
current as three beltpacks or one speaker station. Both male and female XLR
connectors are provided, so the intercom line can be daisy chained through it.
The XLR pinout is as follows:
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Pin 1 --- Ground (shield or drain wire)
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Pin 2 --- Power
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Pin 3 --- Audio / Call Signal
FL-7 APPLICATIONS
The FL-7 Call Signal Flasher is well suited to augment communications in high
noise environments often found at concerts. It can also be used for backstage
signaling, in theatrical understage areas, and for various industrial applications.
Example Application
In this application, the Stage Manager operates a 2-channel Main Station.
Channel A would generally be used for communication related to lighting, and
Channel B would be used for communication related to audio. The Stage
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Manager can communicate with the Lighting Director or the House Engineer on
Channels A or B, or with the Monitor Engineer on Channel B. The Lighting
Director uses a 2-Channel Remote Station to communicate with the Spot
Operators on Channel A. The House Engineer also uses a 2-Channel Remote
Station and communicates with the Monitor Engineer and Tech Support people
on Channel B. A line level concert audio feed from the Audio Mixing Console
can be fed into the Program Input of the 2-Channel Remote Station and placed
on Channel B. This audio should be fed in at a low level to allow normal
conversation over it.
Since the Lighting Director, House Engineer, and Monitor Engineer can become
very busy, FL-7 Call Signal Flashers are positioned near their stations to attract
their attention to intercom calls. The Call Signal Flasher for the Lighting
Director is connected to Channel A so that the Spot Operators, Stage Manager,
and Audio Engineer can signal with it. The Call Signal Flashers for the House
and Monitor Engineers are connected to Channel B so that the Tech Support
people, Stage Manager, and Lighting Director can signal with them.
Figure 1-3 on page 1-4 shows the incorporation of an FL-7 in a typical rock
concert application.
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Figure 1-3: Example Call Flasher Application
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FL-7 CALL SIGNAL FLASHER
Flash Rate
Flasher Lens
Rear Panel Connectors
Power Requirements
Input Voltage:
Input Current: (idle)
Input Current (max)
Front Panel Controls & Indicators
Environmental
Dimensions
Weight
2 times/sec
2.5" diameter red
One each XLR-3F and XLR-3M
20-30 VDC
<= 10mA
<= 90mA
Brightness Control
Three-way switch for flash and tone
Tone level control
Speaker
32o to 122o F (0o to 50o C)
H 2.5" W 4" D 5.0"
(63 x 101 x 127 mm)
0.91 lbs. (0.415 kg)
Notice About Specifications
While Clear-Com makes every attempt to maintain the accuracy of the
information contained in its product manuals, that information is subject to
change without notice. Performance specifications included in this manual are
design-center specifications and are included for customer guidance and to
facilitate system installation. Actual operating performance may vary.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Vitec Group Communications (VGC) warrants that at the time of purchase, the
equipment supplied complies with any specification in the order confirmation
when used under normal conditions, and is free from defects in workmanship
and materials during the warranty period.
VGC offers 24 x 7 customer
support if you have an
Extended Warranty or
Service Contract.
Return Material
Authorization (RMA)
numbers are required for all
returns.
Both warranty and
non-warranty repairs are
available.
During the warranty period VGC, or any service company authorized by VGC,
will in a commercially reasonable time remedy defects in materials, design, and
workmanship free of charge by repairing, or should VGC in its discretion deem it
necessary, replacing the product in accordance with this limited warranty. In no
event will VGC be responsible for incidental, consequential, or special loss or
damage, however caused.
WARRANTY PERIOD
The product may consist of several parts, each covered by a different warranty
period. The warranty periods are:
• Cables, accessories, components, and consumable items have a limited
warranty of 90 days.
• Headsets, handsets, microphones, and spare parts have a limited warranty of
one year.
• UHF wireless IFB products have a limited warranty of one year.
• UHF wireless intercom systems have a limited warranty of three years.
• All other Clear-Com and Drake brand systems and products, including
beltpacks, have a limited warranty of two years.
The warranty starts at the time of the product’s original purchase. The warranty
start date for contracts which include installation and commissioning will
commence from the earlier of date of the Site Acceptance Test or three months
from purchase.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
To ensure complete and timely support to its customers, VGC’s User Support
Center is staffed by qualified technical personnel. Telephone and email technical
support is offered worldwide by the User Support Center.
The User Support Center is available to VGC’s customers during the full course
of their warranty period. Telephone support during the warranty period will be
offered at no charge between 09:00 and 17:00 according to the customer’s local
time zone.
In addition, for customers who purchase an Extended Warranty or Service
Contract, 24-hour customer support is offered immediately upon purchase of
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such agreement. For more information, contact your authorized dealer,
distributor, or sales representative.
Instructions for reaching VGC’s User Support Centers are given below.
Telephone for Europe, Middle East and Africa: +49 40 6688 4040
Telephone for the Americas and Asia: +1 510 337 6600
Email: vitec.support@AVC.de
Once the standard warranty period has expired, the User Support Center will
continue to provide telephone support if you have purchased an Extended
Warranty or Service Contract. In these cases, you will have access to telephone
support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
WARRANTY REPAIRS AND RETURNS
Before returning equipment for repair, contact a User Support Center to obtain a
Return Material Authorization (RMA). VGC representatives will give you
instructions and addresses for returning your equipment. You must ship the
equipment at your expense, and the support center will return the equipment at
VGC’s expense.
For out-of-box failures, use the following contact information:
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Tel: +44 1223 815000 Email: customerservicesEMEA@vitecgroup.com
North America, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean & US Military
Tel: +1 510 337 6600 Email: customerservicesUS@vitecgroup.com
Asia Pacific & South America
Tel: +1 510 337 6600 Email: customerservicesAPAC@vitecgroup.com
VGC has the right to inspect the equipment and/or installation or relevant
packaging.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS AND RETURNS
For items not under warranty, you must obtain an RMA by contacting the User
Support Center. VGC representatives will give you instructions and addresses for
returning your equipment.
You must pay all charges to have the equipment shipped to the support center
and returned to you, in addition to the costs of the repair.
EXTENDED WARRANTY
If you purchase an Extended Warranty, you are also given access free of charge to
the User Support Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can purchase an extended warranty at any time during the first two years of
ownership of the product. The purchase of an extended warranty extends to five
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years the warranty of any product offered with a standard two-year warranty.
The total warranty period will not extend beyond five years. Any purchase of an
extended warranty provides 24 x 7 customer support in addition to the warranty
immediately upon purchase of the warranty extension.
Note: VGC does not offer warranty extensions on UHF wireless intercom
systems, or on any product with a 1-year or 90-day warranty.
SERVICE CONTRACT
VGC also offers service contracts that provide 24 x 7 telephone support, advance
replacements, training, proactive maintenance, on-site visits, and no charge for
repair or replacement of equipment. For more information, contact your
authorized dealer, distributor, or sales representative.
LIABILITY
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS VGC'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
WARRANTY. THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY OTHER
REQUIRED IMPLIED WARRANTY SHALL EXPIRE AT THE END OF
THE WARRANTY PERIOD. THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES
(INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES FOR
CONSUMABLES AND OTHER SUPPLIES) OF ANY NATURE
WHATSOEVER, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT,
NEGLIGENCE OF ANY DEGREE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE,
WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS OR ANY PART THEREOF
DELIVERED HEREUNDER, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES AND/OR LOSSES
(INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, REVENUE, AND/OR PROFITS). SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR THE
LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ANY
EVENT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER
APPLICABLE LAW, VGC'S LIABILITY TO CUSTOMER HEREUNDER
SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES EXCEED THE COST OF
REPAIRING OR REPLACING ANY PART(S) FOUND TO BE
DEFECTIVE WITHIN THE WARRANTY PERIOD AS AFORESAID.
This warranty does not cover any damage to a product resulting from cause other
than part defect and malfunction. The VGC warranty does not cover any defect,
malfunction, or failure caused beyond the control of VGC, including
unreasonable or negligent operation, abuse, accident, failure to follow
instructions in the manual, defective or improperly associated equipment,
attempts at modification and repair not approved by VGC, and shipping
damage. Products with their serial numbers removed or defaced are not covered
by this warranty.
This warranty does not include defects arising from installation (when not
performed by VGC), lightning, power outages and fluctuations, air conditioning
failure, improper integration with non-approved components, defects or failures
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of customer furnished components resulting in damage to VGC provided
product.
This limited warranty is not transferable and cannot be enforced by anyone other
than the original consumer purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which
vary from country to country.
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