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Plena Voice Alarm System | Basic System Manual | Important Safeguards
Important Safeguards
Prior to installing or operating this product, always read
the Important Safety Instructions which are available as
a separate document (9922 141 7014x). These
instructions are supplied together with all equipment
that can be connected to the mains.
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Important Notices
When using routers, keypads or more than one call
station, configure the controller using the supplied
software.
Use shielded cable (Cat-5) between the routers and the
controller.
The factory default setting of the Plena Voice Alarm
Controller is as follows:
• Stand-alone unit configured for an ISO 60849
compliant system when used with a spare power
amplifier from the Plena range and compliant wiring
and loudspeakers.
• One channel system.
• Supervision on for:
• Loudspeaker lines
(90 seconds interval, 15% accuracy)
• Main and spare power amplifier
• Short to ground (“Ground short”)
• Mains and battery power
• EMG mic
• Memory
Please note that when used with the factory default
configuration:
• The background music (BGM) is muted when no
spare power amplifier is connected. Disabling the
spare power amplifier supervision or overall
supervision restores the BGM.
• The BGM will not be present in non-selected zones
during a call. If this is desired, connect a spare/call
power amplifier and switch the system to 2-channel
mode.
Thank you for choosing a Bosch Security Systems
product.
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Table of Contents
Important Safeguards ..................................................................................................................................................3
Important Notices ..........................................................................................................................................................4
Table of Contents ..........................................................................................................................................................5
1. Introduction ....................................................................................................................................................................9
1.1 Purpose .....................................................................................................................................................................................9
1.2 Digital document .....................................................................................................................................................................9
1.3 Intended audience ..................................................................................................................................................................9
1.4 Related documentation ..........................................................................................................................................................9
1.5 Alerts ..........................................................................................................................................................................................9
1.6 Signs ..........................................................................................................................................................................................9
1.7 Conversion tables ................................................................................................................................................................ 10
2. System Overview ....................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.1 Voice Alarm System ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
2.1.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.1.2 Application types ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
2.1.3 Application areas ............................................................................................................................................................ 11
2.1.4 Plena .................................................................................................................................................................................. 11
2.2 Basic system ......................................................................................................................................................................... 11
2.3 Voice alarm controller .......................................................................................................................................................... 12
2.3.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
2.3.2 Hand-held microphone .................................................................................................................................................. 12
2.3.3 Internal power amplifier ................................................................................................................................................. 12
2.3.4 Internal message manager ........................................................................................................................................... 12
2.3.5 Supervision ...................................................................................................................................................................... 12
2.3.6 Overview ........................................................................................................................................................................... 12
2.4 Call station ............................................................................................................................................................................. 15
2.4.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 15
2.4.2 Overview ........................................................................................................................................................................... 16
3. Installation ................................................................................................................................................................... 17
3.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................ 17
3.2 Requirements ........................................................................................................................................................................ 17
3.3 Unpacking .............................................................................................................................................................................. 17
3.4 CD-ROM ................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
3.5 Hardware installation ........................................................................................................................................................... 17
3.6 Emergency microphone ...................................................................................................................................................... 18
3.7 BGM inputs ........................................................................................................................................................................... 18
3.8 Call station ............................................................................................................................................................................. 19
3.9 External power amplifier ...................................................................................................................................................... 19
3.10 Loudspeakers ........................................................................................................................................................................ 20
3.11 Volume overrides .................................................................................................................................................................. 21
3.12 Line output ............................................................................................................................................................................. 23
3.13 Mic/line input with VOX functionality ............................................................................................................................... 24
3.14 Status output contacts ....................................................................................................................................................... 25
3.15 Power ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
3.15.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 25
3.15.2 Mains power .................................................................................................................................................................... 25
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3.15.3 Back-up power ................................................................................................................................................................ 26
4. Configuration .............................................................................................................................................................. 27
4.1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................................................................ 27
4.2 System settings .................................................................................................................................................................... 27
4.2.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 27
4.3 Monitor .................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
4.4 APR mode .............................................................................................................................................................................. 27
4.5 Supervision ............................................................................................................................................................................ 28
4.5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 28
4.5.2 Overview ........................................................................................................................................................................... 28
4.5.3 Processor supervision ................................................................................................................................................... 28
4.5.4 Message supervision ..................................................................................................................................................... 29
4.5.5 Line supervision .............................................................................................................................................................. 29
4.5.6 Emergency microphone ................................................................................................................................................ 29
4.5.7 Mains power supervision .............................................................................................................................................. 29
4.5.8 Battery supervision ......................................................................................................................................................... 29
4.5.9 Internal power amplifier supervision ........................................................................................................................... 29
4.5.10 External power amplifier supervision .......................................................................................................................... 29
4.5.11 1 channel and 2 channel operation ............................................................................................................................ 30
4.6 VOX configuration ................................................................................................................................................................ 30
4.6.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 30
4.6.2 Vox ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 31
4.6.3 Speech filter ..................................................................................................................................................................... 31
4.6.4 Phantom power ............................................................................................................................................................... 31
4.7 Call station ............................................................................................................................................................................. 31
4.7.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 31
4.7.2 Call station ID .................................................................................................................................................................. 31
4.7.3 Sensitivity ......................................................................................................................................................................... 32
4.7.4 Speech filter ..................................................................................................................................................................... 32
4.7.5 Termination ....................................................................................................................................................................... 32
5. Operation ..................................................................................................................................................................... 33
5.1 Switch on ............................................................................................................................................................................... 33
5.2 Switch off ............................................................................................................................................................................... 33
5.3 Calibration .............................................................................................................................................................................. 33
5.4 Background music ............................................................................................................................................................... 33
5.4.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 33
5.4.2 Select BGM source ....................................................................................................................................................... 33
5.4.3 Select zones .................................................................................................................................................................... 34
5.4.4 Adjust volume .................................................................................................................................................................. 34
5.4.5 Adjust frequencies ......................................................................................................................................................... 34
5.5 Business calls ....................................................................................................................................................................... 35
5.5.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 35
5.5.2 Select zones .................................................................................................................................................................... 35
5.5.3 Make the announcement .............................................................................................................................................. 35
5.6 Emergency state ................................................................................................................................................................... 36
5.6.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 36
5.6.2 Enter the emergency state ........................................................................................................................................... 36
5.6.3 Acknowledge the emergency state ............................................................................................................................ 36
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5.6.4 Exit the emergency state ............................................................................................................................................... 36
5.6.5 Distribute live speech .................................................................................................................................................... 36
5.6.6 Distribute the alert message ........................................................................................................................................ 38
5.6.7 Distribute the alarm message ...................................................................................................................................... 39
5.7 Fault state .............................................................................................................................................................................. 39
5.7.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................................... 39
5.7.2 Acknowledge the fault state ........................................................................................................................................ 39
5.7.3 Reset the fault state ....................................................................................................................................................... 39
5.7.4 Fault indicators ................................................................................................................................................................ 40
6. Technical data ............................................................................................................................................................. 43
6.1 PLN-V6CS Call Station ...................................................................................................................................................... 43
6.1.1 Electrical ........................................................................................................................................................................... 43
6.1.2 Performance .................................................................................................................................................................... 43
6.1.3 Interconnection ............................................................................................................................................................... 43
6.1.4 Environmental conditions .............................................................................................................................................. 43
6.1.5 General ............................................................................................................................................................................. 43
6.2 PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller ............................................................................................................................. 43
6.2.1 Electrical ........................................................................................................................................................................... 43
6.2.2 Message manager .......................................................................................................................................................... 44
6.2.3 Internal power amplifier ................................................................................................................................................. 44
6.2.4 Interconnection ............................................................................................................................................................... 44
6.2.5 Loudspeaker outputs ..................................................................................................................................................... 44
6.2.6 Overrides .......................................................................................................................................................................... 44
6.2.7 Trigger outputs ................................................................................................................................................................ 44
6.2.8 Trigger inputs/24 V DC out ......................................................................................................................................... 45
6.2.9 Mic/line input with VOX functionality ......................................................................................................................... 45
6.2.10 BGM .................................................................................................................................................................................. 45
6.2.11 Line out ............................................................................................................................................................................. 45
6.2.12 External power amplifier ................................................................................................................................................ 45
6.2.13 Environmental conditions .............................................................................................................................................. 45
6.2.14 General ............................................................................................................................................................................. 45
7. Glossary ........................................................................................................................................................................ 47
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Plena Voice Alarm System | Basic System Manual | Introduction
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1.1
Introduction
1.6
Purpose
Except for note alerts, the nature of the effect that can
be caused when the alert is not observed, is indicated
using a sign. For note alerts, the sign provides more
information about the note itself. In this manual, the
following signs are used in combination with alerts:
The purpose of the Basic System Manual is to provide
information that is required to install, configure and
operate a basic Plena Voice Alarm System. By
definition, such a system is installed, configured and
operated without a PC.
1.2
Note
Consult the indicated source of information.
Caution, Warning, Danger
General sign for cautions, warnings and
dangers.
Related documentation
The following related documents are available:
• Plena Voice Alarm System Installation and User
Instructions (9922 141 1037x).
• Plena Voice Alarm System Configuration Software
Manual (9922 141 1038x).
1.5
Note
General sign for notes.
Intended audience
The Basic System Manual is intended for installers and
users of a basic Plena Voice Alarm System. Installers
and users of extensive systems should refer to the
Installation and User Instructions (see section 1.4).
1.4
Signs
Digital document
The Basic System Manual is also available as a digital
document in the Adobe Portable Document Format
(PDF). All references to pages, figures, tables, etc. in this
digital document contain hyperlinks to the referenced
location.
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Alerts
In this manual, four types of alerts are used. The alert
type is closely related to the effect that may be caused
when it is not observed. These alerts - from least severe
effect to most severe effect - are:
• Note
Alert containing additional information. Usually, not
observing a note alert does not result in damage to
the equipment or personal injuries.
• Caution
The equipment can be damaged if the alert is not
being observed.
• Warning
Persons can be (severely) injured or the equipment
can be seriously damaged if the alert is not being
observed.
• Danger
Not observing the alert can result in death.
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Caution, Warning, Danger
Risk of electric shock.
Caution, Warning, Danger
Risk of electrostatic discharges.
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1.7
Conversion tables
In this manual, SI units are used to express lengths,
masses, temperatures etc.. These can be converted to
non-metric units using the information provided below.
table 1.1: Conversion of units of length
1 in =
25.4 mm
1 mm =
1 in =
2.54 cm
1 cm =
1 ft =
0.3048 m
1m=
1 mi =
1.609 km
1 km =
0.03937 in
0.3937 in
3.281 ft
0.622 mi
table 1.2: Conversion of units of mass
1 lb =
0.4536 kg
1 kg =
2,2046 lb
table 1.3: Conversion of units of pressure
1 psi =
68.95 hPa
1 hPa =
0.0145 psi
Note
1 hPa = 1 mbar.
9
°F = --- ⋅ °C + 32
5
5
°C = --- ⋅ ( °F – 32 )
9
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Plena Voice Alarm System | Basic System Manual | System Overview
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System Overview
2.1
Voice Alarm System
2.1.1
Introduction
The Plena Voice Alarm System is a public address and
voice alarm system in which all the necessary features
for compliance to evacuation standards such as
IEC60849, NEN2575 and BS5839/8 are integrated.
2.1.2
Application types
Typically, the Plena Voice Alarm System is used to
create small systems that must comply to evacuation
standards, medium-sized systems in which one call
channel is enough and large systems that consist of
many small zones.
2.1.3
Application areas
The application areas of the Plena Voice Alarm System
include:
• Supermarkets, shops
• Factories
• High-rise buildings
• Office buildings
• Schools
• Recreational facilities
• Hotels
• Small airports
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Plena
The Plena Voice Alarm System is part of the Plena
product range. Plena provides public address solutions
for places where people gather to work, worship, trade
or simply enjoy themselves. It is a family of system
elements that are combined to create public address
systems tailored for virtually any application. The range
includes mixer, pre, system and power amplifiers, a
source unit, digital message manager, feedback
suppressor, conventional and PC call stations, an ‘All-inOne’ system and a voice alarm system. Each element is
designed to complement all others thanks to matched
acoustical, electrical and mechanical specifications.
2.2
Basic system
As mentioned before, the scope of this manual is a basic
system. By definition, a basic system is installed,
configured and operated without a PC. Such a system
can only consist of:
• 1x PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller (required).
• 1x PLN-V6CS Call Station (optional).
PLN-V6CS
Call Station
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
figure 2.1: Basic system
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2.3
Voice alarm controller
2.3.4
2.3.1
Introduction
The voice alarm controller has an internal message
manager, which maps wave files (.wav) to messages that
can be played by the Plena Voice Alarm System.
The PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller is the heart
of the Plena Voice Alarm System. The voice alarm
controller distributes emergency calls, business calls as
well as background music (BGM) to up to 6 loudspeaker
zones.
2.3.5
Note
When the voice alarm controller has been
purchased in the Asian-Pacific Region, the
emergency button has a different cover.
2.3.2
Hand-held microphone
The voice alarm controller is equipped with a hand-held
microphone, which can be used to make emergency
calls.
2.3.3
Internal power amplifier
The voice alarm controller has a 240 W internal power
amplifier, which can be used in 1-channel or 2-channel
mode. In the 1-channel mode, all calls and BGM are
amplified by the internal power amplifier. If desired, an
external power amplifier can be connected for spare
switching. In the 2-channel mode, the BGM is amplified
by the internal power amplifier, whereas the calls are
amplified by an external power amplifier.
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Supervision
All necessary supervision features for compliance to
evacuation standards are integrated into the voice alarm
controller. If supervision is enabled and a fault is
detected, the voice alarm controller lights a LED on its
front panel that indicates the cause of the fault.
2.3.6
figure 2.2: PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller
Internal message manager
Overview
See figure 2.3 for an overview of the controls,
connections and indicators on the voice alarm controller
(PLN-V6C240):
1 Power LED/VU Meter - A combined power
indicator and VU meter. The green power LED is lit
if the voice alarm controller is connected to the
mains or back-up power and switched on. The VU
meter indicates the master VU level: 0 dB (red), - 6
dB, -20 dB (yellow).
2 Fault indicators - Twelve yellow system fault
LEDs (Processor reset, Network, Call/EMG, Music/
Spare, Ground short, Input, Mains, Battery, Message,
EMG mic, RCP and Router) and twelve yellow
loudspeaker line fault LEDs. Fault indication is only
possible if supervision is enabled (see section 5.7). If
supervision is disabled, the yellow Disabled LED is
lit.
3 Fault state buttons - Two buttons to acknowledge
(Ack) and reset (Reset) the fault state (see section
5.7).
4 Emergency state buttons - Two buttons to
acknowledge (Ack) and reset (Reset) the emergency
state (see section 5.6).
5 Emergency call zone selectors - Six buttons to
select the zones to which the emergency call must be
distributed (see section 5.6). Each button has a green
and a red LED. The six red LEDs indicate the zones
that are selected for the emergency call. The six
green LEDs indicate the zones in which a business
call is running.
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5
Plena Voice Alarm Controller
Fault Indicators
Disabled
A
Processor reset
Network
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
-6dB
-20dB
B
EMG mic
RCP
Router
Ground short
Input
Fault
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
Mains
Battery
Message
Alarm
EMG
Ack
Zone select
Reset
Zone1
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
17
+
-
+
18
19 20
1 Channel
2 Channel
Int Booster
BGM/ C all
BGM/ Spare
Ext Booster
N.C ./Spare
Call
98 7
22
Emergency
1
2
3
4
5
Business
1
2
100V
Z1
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
100V
0
0
100V
100V
Z6
0
100V
0
70 V
0
DC In
COM
Z3
29
30
3
4
5
VO X
Switch
6
Call station
COM
1
2
3
4
5
6
24V
DC out
Fault
For ser vice only
SEL1
SEL0
Firmware
Upgrade
1
COM
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24V
230V~
Apparatus delivered
C onnected for 230V~
Power
Rated input power :760VA
USB
Off
LBB1994
On
Volume Override
NO
Z5 TRG 1
31
Fireman's panel
On
NC
Z6
Monitor
APR mode
Supervision
2ch operation
LBB1994
2
NO
Z5
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Off
NC
115V~
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Plena Voice Alarm Controller
Max. output power 360W
Rated output power 240W
115-230V~, 50/60Hz
S/N.
NO
Z4
1
2
3
4
5
6
Line fuse
T6.3L250V for230V AC
T10L250V for115V AC
Impedance
Calibration
VOX Switch
TRG2
In
Out
Remote Control Panel
Vox
Speech filter
Phantom power
GND
L
Int
B ooster
Out
GND
24V
10 0V
26 27 28
LBB 1 990/00
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Z6
0
100V
25
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NO
Z4
0
100V
Z5
Ext
B ooster
In
COM
Z2
Z3
Z4
NC
NC
Z1
Z2
Z3
23 24
24V
DC out
6
10 k
B
Z2
Zone6
Trigger input/24V DC out
24V
100V
Zone5
6
21
Override/Trigger Output
Z1
Zone4
0
13
10
15 14
12 11
16
A
-
Zone3
Aux
CD/Tuner
EMG mic
Zone2
Zone select
Select
Made in China
0 dB
Mic/Line
C all out
EMG. Mic
1
Router
Off
2
R
On
External Booster
CD/Tuner
PC
AUX
Vox
Digital
Monitoring
Mess age Speaker
W arning
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45 44
43
42
41
40
38
39
37 36 35
34 33 32
figure 2.3: Front and rear views of the voice alarm controller
6 BGM zone selectors - Six buttons to select the
zones to which the BGM is distributed (see section
5.4). Each button has a green LED and a rotary
knob. The six green LEDs indicate the zones to
which BGM is distributed. The six rotary knobs are
local volume controls that can be used to adjust the
volume of the BGM in each zone.
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7 BGM master volume control - A rotary knob to
set the master volume of the BGM (see section 5.4).
8 BGM source selector - A button to select the
BGM source (CD/Tuner or Aux). The selected source
is indicated with a green LED (see section 5.4).
9 BGM tone controls - Two rotary knobs to control
the high and low frequencies of the BGM (see
section 5.4).
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10 All call button - A button to select all zones. This
button is only available in the emergency state (see
section 5.6).
11 Indicator test button - A button to test all LEDs
on the front panel of the voice alarm controller. All
LEDs are lit as long as the button is pushed (see
section 5.7).
12 Emergency button - A push button to put the
system in the emergency state (see section 5.6).
13 Alert message button - A button to select the
alert message. This button is only available in the
emergency state (see section 5.6).
14 Alarm message button - A button to select the
default alarm message. This button is only available
in the emergency state (see section 5.6).
15 Microphone socket - A socket to connect the
hand-held emergency microphone (see section 3.6).
16 Bracket - A bracket for the hand-held emergency
microphone that is supplied with the voice alarm
controller.
17 Monitoring speaker - Built-in monitoring
speaker.
18 Zone outputs - Six zone outputs to connect
loudspeakers to the voice alarm controller. Each
zone output consists of two loudspeaker line outputs
(see section 3.10).
19 Override outputs - Six volume override outputs to
override local volume controls in each zone (see
section 3.11).
20 Status outputs - Three status outputs to send the
status of the Plena Voice Alarm System to third party
equipment (see section 3.14).
21 Trigger inputs/24 V DC output - Twelve trigger
inputs to receive signals from third party equipment
and one 24 V(DC) output. Except for the VOX
switch input and the 24V DC out output, these must
be configured with the configuration software and
are therefore not used in basic systems (see section
3.13).
22 Call station sockets - Two redundant RJ45
sockets to connect call stations (PLN-V6CS) to the
voice alarm controller (see section 3.8).
23 Service settings - A set of DIP switches to service
the voice alarm controller. Do not change the
positions of the switches.
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24 Calibration switch - A switch to calibrate the
impedances of the loudspeaker lines for loudspeaker
supervision (see section 4.5.5.3).
25 Configuration settings - A set of DIP switches to
configure the voice alarm controller (see section 4.2).
26 PC socket - A USB socket to connect the voice
alarm controller to a PC. Not for use in basic
systems.
27 Emergency microphone volume control - A
rotary knob to set the volume of the hand-held
emergency microphone.
28 Fireman’s panel port - An RS232 port to connect
a fireman’s panel to the voice alarm controller. Not
for use in basic systems.
29 Reserved.
30 Voltage selector - A voltage selector to select the
local mains voltage (see section 3.15).
31 Power switch - A switch to switch the voice alarm
controller on and off (see section 5.1).
32 Ground - A connection to electrically ground the
voice alarm controller.
33 Mains power inlet - A socket to connect the voice
alarm controller to the mains power (see section
3.15).
34 Router socket - An RJ45 socket to connect voice
alarm routers (PLN-V6R) to the voice alarm
controller. Not for use in basic systems.
35 Remote control panel socket - Two redundant
RJ45 sockets to connect remote control panels
(PLN-V6RC, PLN-V6RCK) to the voice alarm
controller. Not for use in basic systems.
36 Monitoring speaker volume control - A rotary
knob to set the volume of the monitoring
loudspeaker.
37 Digital message volume control - A rotary
knob to set the volume of the digital business
messages. This volume control does not influence
the volume of the emergency messages.
38 Mic/line input with VOX functionality - An
XLR socket and a 6.3 mm jack with voice-activated
(VOX) functionality to connect a microphone or line
input to the voice alarm controller (see section 3.13).
The VOX settings are configured with the DIP
switches and the source switch (see section 4.6).
39 PC Call station input - An input to connect a PC
call station. Not for use in basic systems.
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40 BGM inputs - Two inputs to connect background
music sources. Each input consists of two cinch
sockets (see section 3.7).
41 Line output - A line output to connect an external
recording device to record the audio of the Plena
Voice Alarm System (see section 3.12).
42 External power amplifier (output) - An XLR
socket to connect an external power amplifier (see
section 3.9). This socket is used in combination with
the external power amplifier input (no. 47).
43 Trigger outputs - Two general purpose trigger
outputs. Not for use in basic systems.
44 Internal power amplifier output - Three pins
that provide the 100 V audio signal of the internal
power amplifier of the voice alarm controller.
45 Call output - An output that provides the call audio
of the Plena Voice Alarm System.
46 Back-up power inlet - An inlet to connect a backup power supply to the voice alarm controller (see
section 3.15).
47 External power amplifier (input) - An input to
connect an external power amplifier (see section 3.9).
These pins are used in combination with the external
power amplifier output (no. 42).
2.4
Call station
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The PLN-V6CS Call Station can be connected to the
PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller to make business
calls. The call station is connected to the voice alarm
controller using standard Cat-5 Ethernet cable.
figure 2.4: PLN-V6CS Call Station
The call station is not supervised. For compliance to
evacuation standards, the Plena Voice Alarm System
disables the call station during emergency calls.
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2.4.2
Overview
See figure 2.5 for an overview of the controls, indicators
and connectors on the PLN-V6CS Call Station:
1 Power indicator - A green LED to indicate that
the call station is powered on.
2 Zone selection buttons - Six buttons to select the
zones to which the business call is distributed (see
section 5.5). Each button has a green LED, which
indicates the zones to which the business call is
distributed.
3 ‘All call’ selector - A button to select all zones
(see section 5.5).
4 Push-to-talk button - A push-to-talk (PTT) button
to start the business call.
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5 Status indicators - Three LEDs that indicate the
status of the call station (see section 5.5).
6 Keypad connector - A connector to connect call
station keypads (PLN-V7CSKP) to the call station.
7 Configuration settings - A set of DIP switches to
configure the call station (see section 4.7).
8 Power supply inlet - A socket to connect a
24 V(DC) power supply (see section 3.8).
9 System sockets - Two redundant RJ45 sockets to
connect the call station to the voice alarm controller
(PLN-V6C240, see section 3.8).
1
2
3
figure 2.5: Top and bottom views of the call station
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4
ON
5
6
7
8
9
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3
3.1
Installation
3.4
Introduction
This chapter describes how to install a basic Plena
Voice Alarm System.
3.2
Requirements
Before starting to install the basic system, check if the
installation site(s) for the voice alarm controller and call
station meet the environmental, electrical and physical
requirements that are listed in chapter 6.
3.3
Unpacking
The voice alarm controller and the call station are
shipped in boxes. For the contents of these boxes, see
table 3.1 and table 3.2.
Note
Always compare the contents of a shipment
with the descriptions on the shipment
documents.
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CD-ROM
The CD-ROM in the box of the voice alarm controller
contains:
• Plena Voice Alarm System configuration software
• Audio tools (e.g. converters)
• Default messages and chimes
• Plena info
• Basic System Manual
• Installation and User Instructions
• Bosch data book
3.5
Hardware installation
The voice alarm controller is suitable for table-top and
19-inch rack-mounting installation. Two brackets for
rack-mounting are supplied. See figure 3.1 for
installation details.
Plen
a Vo
0 dB
-6dB
-20d
B
ice Al
arm
Co
Faul
t Indic
ntro
lle
r
ators
Proc
esso
r reset
Netw
ork
Call/
EM G
Musi
c/Sp
are
Grou
nd
Input short
Main
s
Batte
ry
Mess
age
EMG
mic
RCP
Rout
er
Alert
EMG
mic
A
Disa
B
mess
Alarm
bled
Zone
1
Zone
2
Zone
3
Zone
4
Zone
5
Zone
6
Fault
Ack
EMG
age
mess
Rese
t
All call
Zon
e sele
age
Indic
ator
ct
test
Sele
ct
Zone1
CD/T
uner
-
Aux
+
Zon
e sele
ct
Zone2
Zon
e3
Alarm
Zone4
-
Zone5
+
0
table 3.1: Voice alarm controller box contents
Description
Quantity
Voice alarm controller
1x
Safety instructions
1x
Basic system manual
1x
CD-ROM (see section 3.4)
1x
Power cord
1x
Emergency microphone
1x
19” rack-mounting brackets
2x
USB cable
1x
table 3.2: Call station box contents
Description
Call station
Cat-5 cable
Quantity
1x
1x
Caution
Keep the equipment boxed until the moment of
installation. Boxed equipment is relatively well
protected.
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Zon
e6
figure 3.1: Brackets for rack-mounting
Make sure that there is a free space of at least 100 mm
on both sides of the unit for ventilation. The voice alarm
controller has an internal fan, which is regulated to keep
the temperature inside the unit within the safe operating
area.
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3.6
Emergency microphone
The voice alarm controller has one connector for an
emergency microphone. A hand-held emergency
microphone is supplied with the voice alarm controller.
See figure 3.2 for installation details. Turn the lock ring
clockwise to lock the plug.
Plena
Voic
0 dB
-6dB
-20dB
e Ala
Fault
troller
ors
Mains
Battery
Message
A
Alert
message
Alarm
EMG
mic
Disable
B
EMG
mic
RCP
Router
message
d
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
BGM inputs
The voice alarm controller has 2 BGM inputs (see figure
3.3 and table 3.3). Each BGM input has a double cinch
socket. To these cinch outputs, a background music
source can be connected (e.g. a PLN-CDT Plena CD
Tuner). The signals connected to the L (left) and R
(right) cinch sockets are mixed to form a single input
signal.
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
rm Con
Indicat
Process
Networkor reset
Call/EM
G
Music/S
pare
Ground
Input short
3.7
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Fault
Ack
EMG
Reset
All call
Zone
select
Indicator
test
Select
Zone1
CD/Tune
r
-
Zone
Aux
+
select
Zone2
Zone3
Alarm
Zone4
-
Zone5
+
0
Zone6
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
In
figure 3.2: Connecting the emergency microphone
CD/Tuner
AUX
figure 3.3: BGM inputs
table 3.3: BGM inputs
Input
Source
CD/Tuner
CD or tuner
AUX
Auxiliary source
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3.8
Call station
3.9
The call station can be connected to one of the shielded
RJ45 call station sockets on the voice alarm controller
with a Cat-5 Ethernet cable. See figure 3.4 for
connection details.
Ext
Booster
A
1 Channel
BGM/Ca
N.C./Spall
re
0
0
100V
100V
B
100V
100V
0
6
0
VOX
Switc
h
10k
0
Ext
Booster 100V
In
0
DC
In
24V
10k
/Trigger
Output
100V
24V
0
Z1
0
0
input/24V
Emergenc
y
1
2
COM
NO
COM
NO
COM
NO
0
NC
NO
Business
1
2
COM
1
2
out
3
4
3
5
4
3
24V
6 DC
out
5
4
VOX
6 Switch
5
Call
6
NC
1
24V
10k
10k
24V
DC
out
Call
station
Volume
Z6
For service
Override
Int
Booster
1
Out
Out
Call
LBB
only
TRG2
100V
70V
Fault
NC
Z6
TRG
NO
0
EMG
NC
Z4
Z5
Z4
Z5
100V
DC
NC
Z3
Z3
100V
0
Trigger
Z1
Z2
Z2
100V
100V
2
1
3
4
5
100V
6
VOX
out
2
Switch
SEL1
SEL0
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6
6
24V
DC
out
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output
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ted for
230V~
On
Off
5
USB
Fireman
On
's panel
Power
L
Rated
CD/Tun
Line
fuse
T6.3L25
R
AUX
PC
statio
Mic/Line
n
VOX
Sw
itch
LBB199
4
GND
er
Call
Vox
input
power:7
60VA
T10L25 0V for230V
0V for115V AC
Vox
Speech
Phantomfilter
power
Off
AC
Remote
Control
Panel
On
1
For se
rvice
only
SE L1
SE L0
1
Firm
w
Upg are
rade
O
2
ff
The voice alarm controller has 1 external power
amplifier output (line level, 1 V) and 1 external power
amplifier input (100 V) to connect an external power
amplifier (see figure 3.6). The function of the external
power amplifier (e.g. a PLN-1P120 Plena Power
Amplifier) depends on the channel mode for which the
voice alarm controller is configured (see section 4.5.11).
Override
0
0
100V
Z6
External power amplifier
2 Channel
BGM/Sp
are
Call
100V
100V
Z4
Made in China
Int Booster
Z1
Z2
Z3
Z5
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Router
Digital
Messag
e
Monitori
ng
Speaker
2
Warnin
g
apparatus
This
must
be earthed
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Recorder
S
2
On
Impe
da
Calib nc
r
PLN-V6CS
Call Station
Ple
na
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
Z2
Z3
Z3
Z3
0
0
100V
100V
Z4
0
0
100V
100V
Z4
Z5
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
Ext
Booster
In
100V
100V
DC In
24V
Plen
a
Z6
COM
NC
COM
70V
0
100V
Call
NO
NC
24V
Z6
Volume Override
NO
TRG2
Out
Z6
0
Fault
NO
Z4
Z5 TRG 1
Z5
COM
NO
NC
Z2
Z2
Int
Booster
Out
GND
Call out
figure 3.4: Connecting a call station
External Booster
If the cable between the call station and the voice alarm
controller is longer than 100 m, the call station must be
connected to a 24 V(DC) power source. See figure 3.5
for connection details.
PLN-V6CS
Call Station
+
1
3
G ND
2
G ND
1
3
+
2
100V 70V
0
Plen
a
line in
line out
na
Ple
PLN-1P120
Power Amplifier
figure 3.6: Connecting an external power amplifier
figure 3.5: Connecting a power supply
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3.10
Loudspeakers
The voice alarm controller has 6 zone outputs (Z1 to
Z6). Each zone output consists of 2 redundant
loudspeaker lines (line A and line B). Normally, calls
and BGM are distributed to a zone over both
loudspeaker lines. If one of the loudspeaker lines of a
zone fails, it is still possible to distribute calls and BGM
to the zone over the remaining loudspeaker line (see
figure 3.7).
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
Z1
Z2
Z3
Z4
Z5
Z6
100V
B
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
0
0
Ext
Booster
In
100V
100V
0
70V
DC In
24V
0
100V
If it is necessary to detect the removal or failure of a
single loudspeaker, the following is advised:
• Do not connect more than 5 loudspeakers to the
same loudspeaker line (line A or line B). Field tests
have shown that the impedance of loudspeakers and
loudspeaker lines varies with temperature and age.
The limit of 5 loudspeakers is set due to this
variation. In a more stable environment, the number
of loudspeakers can be higher.
• Make sure that all loudspeakers connected to the
same loudspeaker line have the same impedance.
Note
The impedance measurement of the Plena Voice
Alarm System has an accuracy better than 2%.
The system only generates a fault if the
measured line impedance is greater than 15%
(default accuracy).
BGM/
A
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Z1
Z2
Z3
Z4
Z5
Z6
Int
Booster
Out
Call out
Z6
6A
6B
5A
5B
4A
4B
3A
3B
2A
2B
1A
1B
Z5
Z4
Z3
Z2
Z1
figure 3.7: Connecting loudspeaker zones
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Note
Although the maximum load of the internal
power amplifier of the voice alarm controller is
240 W, it is possible to connect a maximum
load of 480 W when you use the internal power
amplifier of the voice alarm controller as BGM
power amplifier. The internal power amplifier of
the voice alarm controller distributes BGM at
-3 dB, which results in double maximum load.
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3.11
Volume overrides
The voice alarm controller has 6 override outputs; 1 for
each zone in the system (see figure 3.8). These are
suitable for 4-wire override (24 V) as well as for 3-wire
(24 V) override.
Note
By default, the voice alarm controller is
configured for 4-wire (24 V), power-saving
override, see situation I in figure 3.10.
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Internally, the positive override pins (Z+) are all
connected to either the NC or the NO contact of the
Volume Override output (see figure 3.9). The negative
override pins (Z-) are all connected to earth.
+
Z1 _
+
Z2 _
+
Z3 _
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
+
Z4 _
+
Z5 _
Override/Trigger Output
24V
Z1
Z2
NC
NC
COM
NO
EMG
COM
NO
+
Z6 _
NC
Z3
Z4
Z5
COM
Fault
NO
NC
COM
Call
NO
NO
NC
NC
Z6
TRG 1
24V
Volume Override
NO
figure 3.9: Volume override contacts
TRG2
figure 3.8: Override outputs
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Normally, when there are no active calls, the Z+ pins
are internally connected to the NC contact of the
Volume Override. At the moment a call is started in a
zone, the Z+ pin of the zone is internally connected to
the NO contact of the Volume Override. So, the NC and
the NO contacts determine which voltage is supplied to
the positive pins of the override outputs (Z+).
Plena Voice Alarm System | Basic System Manual | Installation
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See figure 3.10, situation II for an example of a
power-saving 4-wire volume override:
• Connect the NC contact of the Volume Override to
the 24V contact of the Volume Override.
See figure 3.10, situation I for an example of a fail-safe
4-wire volume override:
• Connect the NO contact of the Volume Override to
the 24V contact of the Volume Override.
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
Override/Trigger Output
100V
24V
NC
NC
Z1
COM
NO
NO
EM
COM
NO
Z2
NC
NC
COM
Z3
Fault
NO
0V
NC
Z4
COM
Call
NO
Z5
NC
24V
Z6
24V
Volume Override
NO
G1
TRG2
0V
Override/Trigger Output
100V
24V
Z1
Z2
NC
NC
COM
NC
NO
EM
COM
NO
NC
Z3
Z4
Z5
COM
Fault
NO
NC
COM
Call
0V
NO
NC
Z6
G1
24V
Volume Override
NO
TRG2
figure 3.10: 4-wire volume override
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NO
24V
0V
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To create a 3-wire volume override, see figure 3.11:
Note
It is not possible to use 3-wire volume override
in a basic system, because it must be enabled
using the configuration software. See the
Installation and User Instructions
(9922 141 1037x) and the Configuration
Software Manual (9922 141 1038x) for more
information.
3.12
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Line output
The voice alarm controller has one line output (see
figure 3.12). This output has a double cinch socket. Both
cinch sockets contain the same, mono signal, which
consists of the current BGM and calls. The line output
can be used to connect the voice alarm controller to a
recording device (e.g. a tape-deck).
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
Note
It is not possible to use 3-wire volume override
in combination with redundant loudspeaker lines
(line A and B, see figure 3.7). If redundant
loudspeaker lines are needed, use 4-wire
volume override (see figure 3.10).
•
•
•
•
Connect the 100V output of loudspeaker line A to
the 100 V input of the volume control.
Connect the 100 V/0 V (CALL/RTN) of the
transformer to the 100V output of loudspeaker line
B.
Connect the 0 output of loudspeaker line A to the
0 V of the loudspeaker.
Enable 3-wire volume override in the configuration
software.
Caution
Make sure that the correct connections have
been made and the system is correctly
configured.
100V
A
100V
B
0V
A
figure 3.11: 3-wire volume override
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In
Booster
figure 3.12: Line output
CD/Tuner
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3.13
Mic/line input with VOX
functionality
The voice alarm controller has 1 mic/line input with
voice-activated (VOX) functionality (see figure 3.13).
This input has two sockets; one balanced XLR socket
and a balanced 6.3 mm jack socket. The signals from
both sockets are mixed to form a single input signal.
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In basic systems, the default priority of the mic/line
input with VOX functionality is 6. This means that it
can be used to make business calls (e.g. with a
PLN-MM Plena Message Manager). The input
automatically starts a business call if the input is higher
than -20 dB (100 mV for line and 100 µV for
microphone inputs) or if the VOX switch is closed (see
figure 3.14).
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
p
Calibration
L
GND
Note
In extended systems, the mic/line input with
VOX functionality can also be used to make
emergency calls. For example, it can be used to
create a supervised link to another emergency
sound system (e.g. a Praesideo system). See
the Installation and User Instructions
(9922 141 1037x) for more information.
Mic/Lin
R
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
PC
figure 3.13: Mic/line input with VOX functionality
1
2
3
4
5
6
1
2
3
4
5
6
figure 3.14: Connecting a VOX switch
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24V
DC out
VOX Switch
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3.14
Status output contacts
The voice alarm controller has 3 status output contacts
to indicate the current system state (see figure 3.15).
These are used to send the status of the Plena Voice
Alarm System to third party equipment or to connect
sounders or similar indicating devices.
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
3.15
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Power
3.15.1 Introduction
The voice alarm controller has the following power
connections:
• Mains power connection (see section 3.15.2).
• Back-up power connection (see section 3.15.3).
3.15.2 Mains power
Proceed as follows to connect the voice alarm controller
to the mains power:
1 Select the local mains voltage using the voltage
selector on the rear of the voice alarm controller.
Z1
Z2
NC
COM
EMG
NO
NC
Z3
Z4
Z5
Z6
TR
COM
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Controller
Fault
NO
NC
COM
Call
NO
NC
24V
Volume Overr
NO
TRG2
115V~
NC
COM
NO
230V~
Apparatus delivered
Connected for 230V~
figure 3.15: Status output contacts (default)
Power
table 3.4: Status output contact
Contact Description
EMG
Emergency state. See section 5.6
Fault
Fault state. See section 5.7
Call
Call active state.
figure 3.16: Voltage selector
The status output contacts are internal relays. By
default, NC is connected to COM. When the Plena
Voice Alarm System enters one of the states that are
indicated in table 3.4, the relay connects NO to COM.
table 3.5: Voltage selector
Selector
Mains voltage
V(AC)
115
100 - 120
230
220 - 240
Fuse
115 V - 10 AT
230 V - 6.3 AT
Note
The PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller is
delivered with the voltage selector in the 230
position.
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Note
The PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm Controller is
delivered with a T6.3L 250 V fuse for a mains
voltage of 220 to 240 V(AC).
3.15.3 Back-up power
The voice alarm controller has a 24 V(DC) input to
connect a back-up power supply (e.g. a battery) which
powers the system if the mains power is not available.
See figure 3.18 for connection details.
Int Booster
Ext
Booster
A
Z1
1 Channel
BGM/Ca
N.C./Spall
re
100V
2 Channel
BGM/Sp
are
Call
B
Override
/Trigger
0
Z2
Z3
3 Connect a locally approved mains cord to the voice
alarm controller (see figure 3.17).
4 Connect the mains cord to a locally approved mains
outlet (see figure 3.17).
Z6
00V
Output
100V
100V
24V
0
0
100V
100V
0
Z4
0
100V
100V
Z6
100V
Z1
0
input/24V
Emergenc
y
1
2
0
COM
NO
0
COM
NO
TRG
COM
NO
0
NC
NO
Business
1
2
COM
1
2
out
3
4
3
5
4
3
24V
6 DC
out
5
4
VOX
6 Switch
5
Call
6
NC
1
24V
10k
10k
24V
DC
out
Call
station
Volume
Z6
For service
Override
Int
Booster
1
Out
Out
SEL1
SEL0
2
1
3
4
5
100V
Call
6
VOX
out
2
Switch
Firmwar
Upgradee
Off
Monitor
APR
mode
Supervis
2ch
ion
operatio
LBB199
4
In
GND
0
Ex
Boot
ste 100V
In r
LBB
only
TRG2
100V
70V
Fault
NC
Z6
Z5
NO
0
EMG
NC
Z4
Z5
Z4
100V
100V
DC
NC
Z3
Z3
100V
0
0
Ext
Booster 100V
In
0
DC
In
24V
Trigger
Z1
Z2
Z2
100V
0
Z5
1990/00
Plena
Max. Voice Alarm 8900 199
00001
Ratedoutput power Controlle
output
115-230V
power360W r
S/N.
~, 50/60Hz240W
Design
The & Quality
Netherland
n
N663
s
Made in China
2 Put the correct type of fuse in the voice alarm
controller (see table 3.5).
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115V~
230V~
Apparat
Connecus delivered
ted for
230V~
On
Off
Impedan
Calibrat ce
ion
External
Booster
USB
Fireman
On
's panel
Power
L
Rated
CD/Tun
LBB199
4
GND
er
Line
fuse
T6.3L25
R
AUX
PC
Mic/Line
Vox
input
power:7
60VA
T10L25 0V for230V
0V for115V AC
Vox
Speech
Phantomfilter
power
Off
AC
Remote
Control
Panel
On
1
Router
Digital
Messag
e
Monitori
ng
Speaker
2
Warnin
g
apparatus
This
must
be earthed
0
DC
In
PLN-V6C240
Voice Alarm Recorder
24V
Charger
Ext
Booster
A
1 Channel
BGM/Ca
N.C./Spall
re
2 Channel
BGM/Sp
are
Call
100V
100V
0
0
100V
100V
B
Override
/Trigger
0
0
Z4
100V
Z5
100V
Z6
100V
0
00
0
Desig
The n & Qu
Nethe ality
rlands
N66
3
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Configuration
4.3
Introduction
If the Monitor switch (see figure 4.1) is in the ON
position, the internal monitoring loudspeaker of the
voice alarm controller is switched on. The volume of the
monitoring loudspeaker is set with the Monitoring
Speaker volume control (see figure 2.3, no. 36).
A basic system is configured using the DIP switches and
volume controls on the rear of the voice alarm
controller and the DIP switches on the bottom of the
call station.
4.2
System settings
4.2.1
Introduction
The system settings are configured using DIP switches
on the rear of the voice alarm controller (see figure 4.1).
By default, all switches are in the OFF position.
Monitor
APR mode
Supervision
2ch operation
LBB1994
Off
On
figure 4.1: System settings DIP switches
table 4.1: System settings DIP switches
DIP switch
Description
Monitor
Switches the monitoring
loudspeaker on (ON) and off (OFF).
See section 4.3.
APR mode
Switches the Asian Pacific Region
mode on (ON) and off (OFF). See
section 4.4.
Supervision
Switches supervision on (ON) and
off (OFF). See section 4.5.
2ch operation Switches 2-channel operation on
(ON) and off (OFF). See section
4.5.11.
LBB1994
Reserved. This DIP switch must
always be in the OFF position.
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4.4
Monitor
APR mode
If the APR mode switch (see figure 4.1) is in the ON
position, the system is in the Asian-Pacific Region (APR)
mode. In APR mode, the system operates according to
the emergency standards of the Asian-Pacific Region.
For a basic system, the differences between normal
operation and the APR mode are:
• When the emergency button (see figure 2.3, no. 12)
is pushed on the front of the voice alarm controller,
an alarm message is automatically started. This
message is automatically repeated.
• In the APR mode the red LED, which during normal
operation indicates that the zone is selected for an
emergency call (see figure 2.3, no. 5), does not work.
• In the APR mode the green LED, which during
normal operation indicates that a business call is
running in the zone (see figure 2.3, no. 5), indicates
that an emergency call is running in the zone.
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4.5
Supervision
4.5.2
4.5.1
Introduction
The supervised functions can be configured with a PC
and the configuration software. To basic systems, the
default settings apply (see table 4.2).
If the Supervision switch (see figure 4.1) is in the ON
position, supervision is enabled. If it is in the OFF
position, supervision is disabled.
Note
Supervision is only necessary for systems that
have to comply to the IEC60849 evacuation
standard. If the system does not have to comply
to this standard, leave the switch in the OFF
position.
If the Supervision switch is in the OFF position, the
Disabled indicator on the front panel of the voice alarm
controller is lit (see figure 4.2) to indicate that
supervision is switched off.
Fault Indicators
0 dB
-6dB
-20dB
Ground short
Input
table 4.2: Default supervision settings
Supervision of:
Default setting
Processor
On. See section 4.5.3.
Network
Off.
Messages
On. See section 4.5.4.
Line supervision
On. See section 4.5.5.
Emergency microphone On. See section 4.5.6.
Input contacts
Off.
Mains power
On. See section 4.5.7.
Battery power
On. See section 4.5.8.
Internal power amplifier
On. See section 4.5.9.
VOX 20 kHz input
Off.
External power amplifier Depends on position of
the 2ch operation switch.
See section 4.5.11.
Disabled
A
Processor reset
Network
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
Overview
Mains
Battery
Message
EMG mic
RCP
Router
B
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
figure 4.2: Disabled indicator
Note
See section 5.7 for information about faults.
4.5.3
Processor supervision
If supervision is enabled (see section 4.5.1), the
processor of the voice alarm controller is supervised by
a watchdog. If the watchdog triggers, the Processor
reset indicator on the front panel of the voice alarm
controller is lit. Then, the program memory is checked
and the processor resumes operation within 10 seconds.
The indicator remains on until the fault is acknowledged
and reset.
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4.5.4
Message supervision
If supervision is enabled (see section 4.5.1), the internal
message manager of the voice alarm controller is
supervised. This message supervision consists of
supervision of the wave player using a check-sum and
supervision of the audio path using a pilot tone.
4.5.6
Line supervision
4.5.5.1 Introduction
If supervision is enabled (see section 4.5.1), all
loudspeaker lines are supervised. Line supervision
consists of:
• Short-circuit supervision (see section 4.5.5.2).
• Impedance supervision (see section 4.5.5.3).
• Short-to-ground supervision (see section 4.5.5.4).
4.5.5.2 Short-circuit supervision
The voice alarm controller continuously monitors all
loudspeaker lines in the system for short-circuits. If a
short-circuit is detected, the line output of the
short-circuited line is isolated and shut down within 200
ms. The system will remain operational. If the line is
dual-redundant connected (A and B) the short-circuited
line remains operational as well.
4.5.5.3 Impedance supervision
If supervision is enabled, the voice alarm controller
measures the impedance of all loudspeaker lines once
every 90 seconds. The reference values for impedance
supervision are stored in the voice alarm controller
during the system calibration (see section 5.3). If a
difference of > 15% is detected between the measured
line impedance and its reference value, the line is
considered faulty.
Note
For a correct impedance supervision, connect
loudspeakers as described in section 3.10.
4.5.5.4 Short-to-ground supervision
If supervision is enabled, the voice alarm controller
continuously monitors all loudspeaker lines in the
system for short-to-ground situations. If a leakage
current > 30 + 15 mA is detected in a line, the line is
considered faulty.
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Emergency microphone
If supervision is enabled (see section 4.5.1), the audio
path and the PTT switch of the emergency microphone
are monitored from the capsule to the connection with
the voice alarm controller.
4.5.7
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Mains power supervision
If supervision is enabled (see section 4.5.1), the
availability of the mains power is supervised.
4.5.8
Battery supervision
If supervision is enabled (see section 4.5.1), the
availability of the back-up power is supervised.
4.5.9
Internal power amplifier
supervision
If supervision is enabled, the internal power amplifier of
the voice alarm controller is supervised. The function of
this power amplifier depends on the position of the 2ch
operation switch (see section 4.5.11).
table 4.3: Internal power amplifier functions
Operational mode
Function
1-channel
BGM/Call power amplifier
2-channel
BGM/Spare power amplifier
4.5.10 External power amplifier
supervision
If supervision is enabled and the 2ch operation switch
(see section 4.5.11) is in the ON position, the external
power amplifier is supervised. In 2-channel mode, the
external power amplifier is always the call power
amplifier.
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4.5.11 1 channel and 2 channel
operation
4.5.11.1 Introduction
If the 2ch operation switch (see figure 4.1) is in the ON
position, the voice alarm controller operates in the
2-channel mode. If the 2ch operation switch is in the
OFF position, the voice alarm controller operates in the
1-channel mode.
4.5.11.2 1-channel mode
In the 1-channel mode, all calls and BGM are amplified
by the internal power amplifier of the voice alarm
controller. If desired, an external power amplifier can
be connected for spare switching (see section 3.9). In 1channel mode, all calls will interrupt the BGM. The
external power amplifier is not supervised (see section
4.5.10).
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4.6
VOX configuration
4.6.1
Introduction
The type of source that is connected to the mic/line
input with VOX functionality is set using the Mic/Line
switch on the rear of the voice alarm controller (see
figure 4.3).
• If the source is a microphone, put the switch in the
Mic position.
• If the source is a line-level source, put the switch in
the Line position.
Vox
Speech filter
Phantom power
Mic/Line
Off
On
figure 4.3: VOX input source switch
table 4.4: 1-channel mode
Amplifier
Function
Internal
BGM/Call power amplifier
External
Not connected/Spare power amplifier
4.5.11.3 2-channel mode
In the 2-channel mode, the BGM is amplified by the
internal power amplifier of the voice alarm controller.
The calls are amplified by the external power amplifier,
which is connected to the voice alarm controller
(see section 3.9). If the external power amplifier is
faulty, the calls are amplified by the internal power
amplifier. In 2-channel mode, calls do not interrupt the
BGM. Both the internal power amplifier and the
external power amplifier are supervised (see section
4.5.10).
table 4.5: 2-channel mode
Amplifier
Function
Internal
BGM/Spare power amplifier
External
Call power amplifier
The mic/line input with VOX functionality is
configured using DIP switches on the rear of the voice
alarm controller (see figure 4.4). By default, all switches
are in the OFF position.
Vox
Speech filter
Phantom power
Mic/Line
Off
On
figure 4.4: VOX settings
The settings that can be made using the DIP switches
are explained in a table on the rear of the voice alarm
controller (see figure 4.5).
Off
On
1 VOX activate by mic.
VOX activate by VOX Switch
2 Speech filter
Flat
3 Phantom power Off
Phantom power On
figure 4.5: VOX settings table
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The volume of the mic/line input with VOX
functionality is set with the VOX volume control (see
figure 4.6).
Vox
Speech filter
Phantom power
4.7
Call station
4.7.1
Introduction
The call stations are configured using the DIP switch at
the bottom (see figure 4.7).
On
figure 4.6: VOX volume control
4.6.2
Vox
If the Vox switch is in the OFF position, the input is
activated when the voltage of the signal of the source is
above the specified threshold. If the Vox switch is in the
ON position, the input is activated when the VOX
Switch trigger input is closed (see also section 3.13).
4.6.3
Speech filter
If the Speech filter switch is in the OFF position, a
speech filter is activated for the mic/line input with
VOX functionality. The speech filter improves the
speech intelligibility by cutting off the lower frequencies.
4.6.4
ON
Off
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mic/Line
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Phantom power
If the Phantom power switch is in the ON position, a
phantom power supply is activated. This switch only has
to be put in the ON position if the source is a
microphone that must receive phantom power. If the
source is not a microphone or if the microphone does
not accept phantom power, leave the switch in the OFF
position.
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figure 4.7: Call station DIP switches
table 4.6: Call station DIP switches
DIP switch
Description
1, 2, 3, 4
Set the ID of the call station. See
section 4.7.2
5, 6
Set the sensitivity of the call station.
See section 4.7.3.
7
Switches the speech filter on (ON)
and off (OFF). See section 4.7.4.
8
Switches termination on (ON) and
off (OFF). See section 4.7.5.
4.7.2
Call station ID
The ID of the call station is set using switches 1 to 4.
Since a basic system can contain only 1 call station, the
ID of this call station is 1. This is accomplished by
leaving the DIP switches 1 to 4 in the default OFF
position.
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4.7.3
Sensitivity
The sensitivity of the call station is set using switches 5
and 6 (see table 4.7).
table 4.7: Call station sensitivity
Sensitivity
Switch 5
-15 dB
OFF
0 dB
OFF
6 dB
ON
Reserved
ON
4.7.4
Switch 6
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
Speech filter
If switch 7 is in the ON position, a speech filter is
activated for the call station. The speech filter improves
the speech intelligibility by cutting off the lower
frequencies.
4.7.5
Termination
Switch 8 must always be in the ON position, since basic
systems contain only 1 call station.
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5.2
Switch off
Put the Power switch of the voice alarm controller (see
figure 5.1) in the O position.
Note
It is assumed that the APR mode switch (see
section 4.4) is in the OFF position.
5.1
Switch on
Put the Power switch on the rear of the voice alarm
controller (see figure 5.1) in the I position.
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figure 5.1: Power switch
If mains power or back-up power is available, the power
indicator on the front of the voice alarm controller is lit
(see figure 5.2). If the basic system contains a call
station, the power indicator of the call station is also lit
(see figure 2.5, no. 1).
Fault Indicators
0 dB
-6dB
-20dB
Disabled
A
Processor reset
Network
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
Ground short
Input
Mains
Battery
Message
EMG mic
RCP
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B
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
5.3
Calibration
Calibration is necessary for a correct loudspeaker line
impedance supervision (see section 4.5.5.3). To calibrate
the voice alarm controller, push the calibration switch
(see figure 2.3, no. 24). The system must be calibrated:
• When the voice alarm controller is switched on for
the first time.
• After the connected loudspeakers are changed.
• After loudspeakers have been added.
• After the settings of the connected loudspeakers have
been changed.
5.4
Background music
5.4.1
Introduction
The background music (BGM) is controlled using the
BGM controls on the front of the voice alarm controller
(see figure 2.3). Proceed as follows to route BGM:
1 Select the BGM source (see section 5.4.2).
2 Select the zones (see section 5.4.3).
5.4.2
Select BGM source
Select the BGM source with the Select button (see
figure 5.3). A green LED indicates the source that is
selected.
• If the source is a CD player or a tuner that is
connected to the CD/Tuner input (see section 3.7),
choose CD/Tuner.
• If the source is an auxiliary source that is connected
to the Aux input (see section 3.7), choose Aux.
figure 5.2: Power indicator
Zone select
Select
Note
When the system is switched on for the first
time and supervision is enabled, calibrate the
system (see section 5.3).
CD/Tuner
-
+
-
+
Aux
0
figure 5.3: BGM source selector
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5.4.5
The BGM is distributed to the zones with the Zone
select buttons (see figure 5.4). A green LED indicates
the zones to which BGM is distributed.
• If the Zone select indicator is off, no BGM is
distributed to the zone. Push the Zone select button
to distribute the BGM to the zone.
• If the Zone select indicator is on, BGM is distributed
to the zone. Push the Zone select button to stop
distributing the BGM to the zone.
Adjust frequencies
The voice alarm controller has two rotary knobs to
adjust the sound of the BGM (see figure 5.6).
• Use the upper rotary knob to adjust the treble or
high frequency content of the BGM.
• Use the lower rotary knob to adjust the bass or low
frequency content of the BGM.
CD/Tuner
Zone select
Select
CD/Tuner
-
Zone select
Select
-
+
-
+
Aux
Aux
+
0
figure 5.6: BGM tone controls
-
+
0
figure 5.4: BGM zone selectors
5.4.4
Adjust volume
The voice alarm controller has two types of controls to
adjust the BGM volume (see figure 5.5). The overall
(maximum) volume of the BGM source is set with the
master volume control, which is located below the BGM
source selector (Select button, see figure 5.3). Per zone,
the local volume can be adjusted with the zone volume
switches, which are located below the zone selection
buttons (Zone select, see figure 5.4).
Zone select
Select
CD/Tuner
-
+
-
+
Aux
0
figure 5.5: BGM volume controls
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5.5
Business calls
5.5.3
5.5.1
Introduction
Push the push-to-talk (PTT) button of the call station to
make an announcement (see figure 5.8). The call is only
distributed to the selected zones (see section 5.5.2).
Business calls can only be distributed with call stations.
It is not possible to use the hand-held emergency
microphone to distribute business calls. Proceed as
follows to distribute a business call:
1 Select the zones (see section 5.5.2).
2 Make the announcement (see section 5.5.3).
5.5.2
Make the announcement
Plena
Select zones
Select the zones to which the business call must be
distributed with the zone selection buttons on the call
station (see figure 5.7). A green LED indicates the zones
to which the business call is distributed.
• If the indicator of a button is off, the zone is not
selected. Push the button to select the zone.
• If the indicator of a button is on, the zone is selected.
Push the button to deselect the zone.
Plena
figure 5.8: PTT button and indicators
Z1
Z2
Z3
Z4
Z5
Z6
Z1-Z6
figure 5.7: Zone select buttons
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The LEDs above the PTT button provide information
about the status of the call station (see table 5.1).
table 5.1: Call station status indicators
Indicator
Description
Green
PTT button is pushed.
Yellow
Fault
Red
System is in emergency state. The
call station is disabled.
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5.6
Emergency state
5.6.3
5.6.1
Introduction
The beeper can be switched off by acknowledging the
emergency state with the EMG Ack button (see figure
5.10).
Emergency calls can only be distributed when the
system is in the emergency state. See section 5.6.2 for
information about entering the emergency state. In the
emergency state, it is possible to distribute the following
emergency calls:
• Live speech with the emergency microphone of the
voice alarm controller (see section 5.6.5).
Acknowledge the emergency
state
Fault
EMG
Ack
Zone select
Reset
Zone1
Note
It is not possible to distribute chimes or speech
with the call station when the system is in the
emergency state, because the call station is
disabled automatically at the moment that the
system enters the emergency state.
•
•
Zone2
figure 5.10: EMG Ack button
5.6.4
Exit the emergency state
Exit (reset) the emergency state by pushing the EMG
Reset button (see figure 5.11). In order to reset the
emergency state, it first must be acknowledged (see
section 5.6.3).
The default alert message (see section 5.6.6).
The default alarm message (see section 5.6.7).
Fault
5.6.2
Enter the emergency state
To enter the emergency state, push the emergency
button on the front of the voice alarm controller (see
figure 5.9). The red LED that is integrated in the switch
lights.
Zone select
Reset
Zone1
figure 5.11: EMG Reset button
5.6.5
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
EMG mic
figure 5.9: Emergency button
At the moment the emergency state is entered, a beeper
starts and the EMG status output contact is closed.
Note
See section 5.6.4 for information about exiting
the emergency state.
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EMG
Ack
Distribute live speech
5.6.5.1 Introduction
Proceed as follows to distribute live speech:
1 Select zones (see section 5.6.5.2).
2 Make announcement (see section 5.6.5.3).
Zone2
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5.6.5.2 Select zones
Select the zones to which the live speech must be
distributed with the Zone select buttons on the front of
the voice alarm controller (see figure 5.12). A red LED
indicates the zones to which the live speech is
distributed.
• If the indicator of a Zone select button is off, the
zone is not selected. Push the button to select the
zone.
• If the indicator of a Zone select button is on, the
zone is selected. Push the button to deselect the zone.
Note
If no additional action is taken within 10
seconds after the last Zone select button has
been pushed (for example closing the PTT
switch), the zone selection is cancelled.
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5.6.5.3 Make the announcement
Push the push-to-talk (PTT) button of the emergency
microphone to make an announcement (see figure 5.14).
The live speech is only distributed to the selected zones
(see section 5.5.2). At the moment the PTT button of the
emergency microphone is pushed:
• The red EMG mic indicator is lit (see figure 5.15).
• If they are currently distributed, the default alert
message and default alarm message are stopped.
Note
If no zones have been selected, the live speech
is automatically distributed to all zones in the
system.
EMG
Ack
Zone select
Reset
Zone1
Zone2
figure 5.12: Zone select buttons
To select all zones, push the All call buttons on the front
panel of the voice alarm controller (see figure 5.13).
figure 5.14: Emergency microphone
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
EMG mic
EMG mic
figure 5.13: All call button
figure 5.15: Emergency microphone indicator
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5.6.6
Distribute the alert message
5.6.6.1 Introduction
Proceed as follows to distribute the default alert
message:
• Select the zones (see section 5.6.6.2).
• Start the alert message (see section 5.6.6.3).
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To select all zones, push the All call button on the front
panel of the voice alarm controller (see figure 5.17)
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
EMG mic
5.6.6.2 Select zones
Select the zones to which the default alert message must
be distributed with the Zone select buttons on the front
of the voice alarm controller (see figure 5.12). A red
LED indicates the zones to which the default alert
message is distributed.
• If the indicator of a Zone select button is off, the
zone is not selected. Push the button to select the
zone.
• If the indicator of a Zone select button is on, the
zone is selected. Push the button to deselect the zone.
Note
If no additional action is taken within 10
seconds after the last Zone select button has
been pushed (for example pushing the Alert
message button), the zone selection is
cancelled.
Fault
figure 5.17: All call button
5.6.6.3 Start the alert message
Push the Alert message button to distribute the message
to distribute the default alert message (see figure 5.18).
The message is only distributed to the selected zones
(see 5.6.6.2).
• If the red Alert message indicator is off, the alert
message is not distributed. Push the Alert message
button to distribute the default alert message.
• If the red Alert message indicator is on, the message
is distributed. Push the Alert message button to stop
distributing the default alert message.
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
EMG mic
EMG
Ack
Zone select
Reset
Zone1
Zone2
figure 5.16: Zone select buttons
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5.6.7
Distribute the alarm message
Distributing the default alarm message is similar to
distributing the default alert message (see section 5.6.6).
Push the Alarm message button instead of the Alert
message button (see figure 5.19).
Alert message
All call
Alarm message
Indicator test
EMG mic
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5.7.3
Reset the fault state
Reset the fault state by pushing the Fault Reset button
(see figure 5.21). In order to reset the fault state, it first
must be acknowledged (see section 5.7.2). When the
Fault Reset button is pushed, the fault indicators are
switched off and the status of the system is checked.
• If the fault is not resolved, the fault indicators are
switched on again. The beeper remains off. It is only
switched on if a new fault occurs or if the resolved
fault occurs again.
• If the fault is resolved, the fault indicators remain off.
Fault
EMG
Ack
Zone select
figure 5.19: Alarm message button
Reset
5.7
Fault state
5.7.1
Introduction
Zone1
figure 5.21: Fault Reset button
If a supervised function fails, the voice alarm controller
enters the fault state and:
• Starts a beeper. The beeper is switched off when the
fault is acknowledged (see section 5.7.2).
• Closes the Fault Status NO output contact. This
status output contact is opened again when the fault
is reset (see section 5.7.3).
• Lights a fault indicator on the front panel that
indicates the source of the fault (see section 5.7.4).
The indicator is switched off when the fault is reset
(see section 5.7.3).
5.7.2
Acknowledge the fault state
The beeper can be switched off by acknowledging the
fault state with the Fault Ack button (see figure 5.20).
Fault
EMG
Ack
Zone select
Reset
Zone1
Zone2
figure 5.20: Fault Ack button
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5.7.4
Fault indicators
The voice alarm controller has two types of fault
indicators: system fault indicators (see figure 5.22) and
loudspeaker line fault indicators (see figure 5.23). They
provide information about failing system functions that
are supervised (see table 5.2). If a system fault is
persistent, contact your dealer.
Fault Indicators
0 dB
-6dB
-20dB
Disabled
A
Processor reset
Network
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
Ground short
Input
B
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
Mains
Battery
Message
EMG mic
RCP
Router
figure 5.22: System fault indicators
The loudspeaker line indicators provide information
about failing loudspeaker lines. They indicate shortcircuit (see section 4.5.5.2) and impedance supervision
(see section 4.5.5.3) faults. If a loudspeaker line indicator
lights, check the wiring of the indicated loudspeaker line
and try to solve the fault. If it not possible to determine
the fault, contact your dealer.
Fault Indicators
0 dB
-6dB
-20dB
Disabled
A
Processor reset
Network
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
Ground short
Input
B
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
Mains
Battery
Message
EMG mic
RCP
Router
figure 5.23: Loudspeaker line indicators
If supervision is disabled (see section 4.5), the fault
indicators do not function and the Disabled indicator is
lit (see figure 5.24).
Fault Indicators
0 dB
-6dB
-20dB
Disabled
A
Processor reset
Network
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
Ground short
Input
Mains
Battery
Message
EMG mic
RCP
Router
B
Zone1
Zone2
Zone3
Zone4
Zone5
Zone6
figure 5.24: Disabled indicator
The availability of the indicators can be tested with the
Indicator test button (see figure 2.3, no. 11).
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table 5.2: System fault indicators
Indicator
Description
Processor reset
A processor reset is
detected.
Network
A network fault is detected.
Recommended action
Switch the voice alarm
controller off and on again.
Contact your dealer.
In 1-channel mode:
The internal power amplifier
of the voice alarm controller
failed.
In 1-channel mode:
Switch the voice alarm
controller off and on again.
In 2-channel mode:
The external power amplifier
failed.
In 1-channel mode:
The external power amplifier
failed.
In 2-channel mode:
Switch the external power
amplifier off and on again.
In 1-channel mode:
Switch the external power
amplifier off and on again.
In 2-channel mode:
The internal power amplifier
failed.
A short-to-ground fault in the
loudspeaker line cabling is
detected.
An input contact fault is
detected.
In 2- channel mode:
Switch the voice alarm
controller off and on again.
Check all loudspeaker lines
for short-to-ground situations.
Mains
A mains power failure is
detected.
Battery
A back-up power failure is
detected.
Message
A message fault is detected.
EMG mic
A emergency microphone
fault is detected.
RCP
A remote control panel fault
is detected.
Check the mains power
connection of the voice alarm
controller and the mains
power availability.
Check the back-up power
supply connection of the
voice alarm controller and the
back-up power availability.
Switch the voice alarm
controller off and on again.
Check the emergency
microphone. If necessary,
replace it.
Contact your dealer.
Router
A router fault is detected.
Call/EMG
Music/Spare
Ground short
Input
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Additional information
See section 4.5.3.
This fault should not occur,
since this type of supervision
is disabled (see section 4.5)
See section 3.9 and section
4.5.11.
See section 3.9 and section
4.5.11.
See section 3.10 and section
4.5.5.4
This fault should not occur,
since this type of supervision
is disabled (see section 4.5).
See section 3.15.2 and
section 4.5.7.
See section 3.15.3 and
section 4.5.8.
See section 4.5.4.
See section 3.6 and section
4.5.6.
This fault should not occur,
since this type of supervision
is disabled (see section 4.5).
This fault should not occur,
since this type of supervision
is disabled (see section 4.5).
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Technical data
6.1
PLN-V6CS Call Station
6.1.1
Electrical
Voltage range:
24 V(DC), +20%/-10%, supplied by PLN-V6C240 or
external power source.
Current consumption:
< 30 mA
6.1.2
Performance
Nominal sensitivity:
85 dB SPL (gain preset 0 dB)
Nominal output level:
355 mV
Maximum input sound level:
110 dB SPL
Gain preset:
+6/0/-15 dB
Limiter threshold:
2V
Compression ratio limiter:
20:1
Distortion:
< 0.6% (nominal input)
< 5% (maximum input)
Equivalent input noise level:
25 dB SPL(A)
Frequency response:
100 Hz - 16 kHz
Speech filter:
- 3 dB @ 500 Hz, high-pass, 6 dB/oct
Output impedance:
200 Ω
6.1.3
Interconnection
Type:
2x redundant RJ45 sockets to connect the call station
to the voice alarm controller with Cat-5 Ethernet
cables.
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Environmental conditions
Operating temperature range:
-10 to +55 °C
Storage temperature range:
-40 to +70 °C
Relative humidity:
< 95%
6.1.5
General
EMC emission:
According to EN55103-1
EMC immunity:
According to EN55103-2
Dimensions:
40 x 100 x 235 mm (base)
390 mm stem length (with microphone)
Weight:
approx. 1 kg
6.2
PLN-V6C240 Voice Alarm
Controller
6.2.1
Electrical
Mains voltage:
230/115 V(AC), ± 15%, 50/60 Hz
Max. mains power consumption:
760 VA
Battery voltage:
24 V(DC), +20%/-10%
Max. battery current:
25 A
Max. mains inrush current:
6.3 A (for mains voltage of 220 - 240 V)
10 A (for mains voltage of 100 - 120 V)
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6.2.2
Message manager
Data format:
WAV-file, 16-bit PCM, mono
Supported sample rates (fs):
24 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 16 kHz,
12 kHz, 11.025 kHz, 8 kHz
Frequency response:
@ fs = 24 kHz, 100 Hz - 11 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
@ fs = 22.05 kHz, 100 Hz - 10 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
@ fs = 16 kHz, 100 Hz - 7.3 kHz (+1/- 3 dB)
@ fs = 12 kHz, 100 Hz - 5.5 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
@ fs = 11.025 kHz, 100 Hz - 5 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
@ fs = 8 kHz, 100 Hz - 3.6 kHz (+1/-3 dB)
Distortion:
< 0.1% @ 1 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (flat at max. volume):
> 80 dB
Memory capacity:
64 Mbit EEPROM
Recording/playback time:
1000 s @ fs = 8 kHz to 333 s @ fs = 24 kHz
Number of messages:
max. 255 wave files
Supervision EEPROM:
continuous checksum control
Supervision DAC:
1 Hz pilot tone
Data retention time:
> 10 years
6.2.3
Internal power amplifier
Rated output power:
240 W
Frequency response:
50 Hz - 20 kHz (+1/-3 dB, @ -10 dB ref. rated output)
Distortion:
< 1% @ rated output power, 1 kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio (flat at max. volume):
> 85 dB
Supervision:
20 kHz pilot tone
Outputs:
70, 100 V screw terminal, 100 V call out
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Interconnection
Call Station (PLN-V6CS):
Redundant RJ45 sockets, CAN bus
max. 8 call stations
Voice Alarm Router (PLN-V6R):
RJ45 socket, CAN bus
max. 2 routers
PC:
USB 2.0 (USB 1.1 compatible)
External power amplifier:
3-pin XLR and screw terminals, max. 5 A
max. rated output 480 W
6.2.5
Loudspeaker outputs
Type:
Screw terminals
Number of zones:
6
Number of loudspeaker lines:
12 (2 per zone)
Signal-to-noise ratio (flat at max. volume):
> 85 dB
Line voltage:
100 V
6.2.6
Overrides
Type:
3-wire or 4-wire on screw terminals
Voltage:
24 V(DC) for 4-wire, if selected
Current:
total 0.8 A
6.2.7
Trigger outputs
Type:
Screw terminals
Voltage:
Floating, max. 250 V
Current:
max. 0.5 A
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6.2.8
Trigger inputs/24 V DC out
Trigger voltage:
< 24 V
Type
Momentary or latching
Normally opened (default) or normally closed
Emergency input supervision:
10 kΩ + 10 kΩ series and parallel resistors
24 V DC out:
24 V(DC), max. 0.8 A
VOX switch:
Normally opened
6.2.9
Mic/line input with VOX
functionality
Type:
3-pin XLR, 6.3 mm jack socket, balanced
Sensitivity:
1 mV +1/-3 dB (mic), 1 V +1/-3 dB (line)
Impedance:
> 10 kΩ
VOX threshold:
100 µV (mic), 100 mV (line)
6.2.10 BGM
Type:
Cinch, stereo converted to mono
Nominal input level:
200 mV - 2 V
6.2.11 Line out
Type:
3-pin XLR, 6.3 mm jack socket, balanced
Nominal output level:
1V
Maximum output level:
2V
6.2.12 External power amplifier
Type:
3-pin XLR and screw terminals
Controller output/External power amplifier input
voltage:
1V
Controller input/External power amplifier output
voltage:
100 V
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6.2.13 Environmental conditions
Operating temperature range:
-10 to +55 °C
Storage temperature range:
-40 to +70 °C
Relative humidity:
< 95%
6.2.14 General
EMC emission:
According to EN55103-1
EMC immunity:
According to EN55103-2
Dimensions:
19” wide, 3 U high, 370 mm deep
19” mounting brackets:
included
Weight:
approx. 20 kg
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Glossary
A
APR mode
Asian-Pacific Region mode.
B
BGM
Background music.
Business call
Live announcement that is made when the system is in
the normal state. Business calls can only be made
with a call station (PLN-V6CS).
E
Emergency call
Live speech, alert message or alarm message that is
distributed in the emergency state. Emergency calls
can only be made with the voice alarm controller
(PLN-V6C240).
Emergency state
Emergency calls can only be distributed in the
emergency state. This state is entered by pushing the
red emergency button on the front panel of the voice
alarm controller (PLN-V6C240). At the moment the
emergency state is entered, a beeper starts.
Simultaneously, the default alert message and the
default alarm message are distributed to all zones in
the system.
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F
Fault state
If a supervised function fails, the system automatically
enters the fault state. It starts a beeper, de-energizes
the Fault Status output contact and lights an indicator
on the front panel of the voice alarm controller (PLNV6C240).
L
LED
Light Emitting Diode. Electronic component that
frequently is used as indicator.
P
PC
Personal Computer.
PDF
Portable Document Format. Type of file.
Praesideo
Digital public address and emergency sound system
of Bosch Security Systems.
PTT button
Push-to-talk button. A button that starts the actual
call.
U
USB
Universal Serial Bus. Type of bus that is used to
connect equipment to PCs.
V
VOX
Voice-activated. The voice alarm controller
(PLN-V6C240) has one voice-activated input to
connect an additional emergency microphone or to
interface with another emergency sound system (e.g.
a Praesideo system).
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