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Table of contents
1
Safety
5
1.1
FCC and ICES
5
2
About this manual
7
2.1
Manual purpose
7
2.2
Digital document
7
2.3
Intended audience
7
2.4
Alerts and notice signs
7
2.5
Copyright and disclaimer
7
2.6
Document history
8
3
System overview
9
3.1
Application area
11
3.2
Scope of delivery
11
4
Planning
12
5
Installation
13
5.1
DSP Matrix Mixer and Amplifiers
13
5.2
Call Station
14
5.3
Wall Control Panel
15
5.4
PC GUI software
16
5.4.1
PC requirements
16
5.4.2
PC GUI application software installation
16
5.5
iOS GUI software
17
6
Connections
18
6.1
Call Station
18
6.2
Wall Control Panel
18
6.3
Multi channel DSP Amplifier
19
6.4
DSP Matrix Mixer
21
7
Configuration
23
7.1
Call Station
23
7.1.1
Call Station DIP switch settings
23
7.2
Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings
24
7.3
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier settings
25
7.4
DSP matrix mixer PC GUI
26
7.5
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI
28
7.5.1
Amplifier Bridging Configuration
31
8
Operation
32
8.1
Start
32
8.2
Call Station
33
8.2.1
Pre-settings and selections
34
8.2.2
Making an announcement
34
8.3
Wall Control Panel
35
8.3.1
Select the input source
36
8.3.2
Adjust the audio output volume level
36
8.4
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
37
8.4.1
Activate the active override audio input function
38
8.4.2
Activate the amplifier auto standby
38
8.4.3
Operate the amplifier with the PC GUI
38
8.5
DSP Matrix Mixer
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Activate the override input function
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8.5.2
Activate the Alert/EVAC override function
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8.5.3
Operating the DSP Matrix Mixer/system with the GUI
40
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Troubleshooting
41
9.1
Customer service
44
10
Maintenance
45
10.1
Clean the units
45
10.2
Clean air vents
45
10.3
Check the connectors and grounding
45
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Technical Data
46
11.1
Electrical
46
11.1.1
DSP Matrix Mixer
46
11.1.2
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
47
11.1.3
Call Station
49
11.1.4
Wall Control Panel
49
11.2
Mechanical
50
11.2.1
DSP Matrix Mixer
50
11.2.2
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
50
11.2.3
Call Station
50
11.2.4
Wall Control Panel
51
11.3
Environmental conditions
52
11.3.1
DSP Matrix Mixer
52
11.3.2
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
52
11.3.3
Call Station
52
11.3.4
Wall Control Panel
52
11.4
Standards
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Safety
1
Prior to installing or operating products, always read the Important Safety Instructions which
are available as a separate multilingual document: Important Safety Instructions (Safety_ML).
These instructions are supplied together with all equipment that can be connected to the
mains supply.
Safety precautions
The DSP matrix mixer and the DSP amplifiers are designed to be connected to the public
distribution network.
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To avoid any risk of electric shock, all interventions must be carried out with
disconnected mains supply.
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The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items
such as news papers, table cloths or curtains.
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Connection of external wiring to this equipment requires installation by qualified
personnel only.
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The operation must only be performed by qualified personnel.
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Use the apparatus in moderate climate.
Caution!
!
These service instructions are for use by qualified service personnel only.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing other than that contained in
the operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so.
FCC and ICES
1.1
(U.S.A. and Canadian models only)
Business Equipment
For commercial or professional use
Warning!
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules and ICES-003 of Industry Canada. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and
!
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of
this equipment in residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Intentional or
unintentional changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance shall not be made. Any such changes or modifications could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ television technician
for corrective action. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal
Communications Commission helpful: “How to identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference
Problems”. This booklet is available from the U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
DC 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.
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About this manual
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Please read this manual carefully before installing and operating any of the PLENA matrix
public address products and retain it for future reference.
2.1
Manual purpose
The purpose of this manual is to provide information required for installing, configuring,
operating and maintaining the PLENA matrix public address Hardware products. For
instructions on the latest PC GUI software, please download the software from the product
related information on the www.boschsecurity.com.website.
2.2
Digital document
This manual is available as a digital document in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
Refer to the product related information on www.boschsecurity.com.
2.3
Intended audience
This manual is intended for installers, operators and users of a PLENA matrix public address
system.
2.4
Alerts and notice signs
Four types of signs can be used in this manual. The type is closely related to the effect that
may be caused if it is not observed. These signs - from least severe effect to most severe
effect - are:
Notice!
Containing additional information. Usually, not observing a ‘notice’ does not result in damage
to the equipment or personal injuries.
Caution!
!
The equipment or the property can be damaged, or persons can be lightly injured if the alert
is not observed.
Warning!
!
The equipment or the property can be seriously damaged, or persons can be severely injured
if the alert is not observed.
Danger!
Not observing the alert can lead to severe injuries or death.
2.5
Copyright and disclaimer
All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by
any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior
written permission of the publisher. For information on getting permission for reprints and
excerpts, contact Bosch Security Systems B.V..
The content and illustrations are subject to change without prior notice.
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Release date
Documentation version
Reason
2013.06.18
V1.0
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System overview
The Bosch PLENA matrix product range consists of high-quality products and is the ideal
solution to perform zone announcements, with excellent speech intelligibility and background
music, in a wide variety of public address areas.
The system is designed for maximum flexibility to suit almost any application. The installation
of is quick and easy, because the system uses CAT‑5 cables to connect accessories and
amplifiers to the DSP matrix mixer.
PLENA matrix product range comprises:
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PLM-8M8 – 8 Channel DSP Matrix Mixer:
The digital signal processor (DSP) Matrix Mixer is the heart of the PLENA matrix system. When
combined with the Call Station (PLM‑8CS) and the Wall Control Panel (PLM‑WCP) making
announcements and controlling individual zones is easy. The multi channel DSP amplifiers
(PLM‑4Px2x) can be connected via STP type CAT‑5 (Amp Link) or via phoenix terminal
connectors. The internal audio matrix can control announcements (via the call station), mix
four mic./line inputs, and select any of the three background music sources and deliver these
to a total of eight independent zone outputs. There is also a logic input for emergency override
that will take priority over all other inputs. Control of the DSP features is via Ethernet
connection and use of the product GUI of Windows or iPad.
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PLM-4P125 and PLM‑4P220 – Multi channel DSP Amplifiers:
With the exception of the power output, both Class‑D multi channel DSP Amplifiers are
virtually identical in features. The amplifiers come with advanced DSP features which are
accessed by the PC GUI. Both amplifiers feature the “Amp Link” CAT‑5 cable connection to
connect easily to the PLM‑8M8 DSP Matrix Mixer. Loudspeaker outputs are for 100 V, 70 V,
8 Ohm and 4 Ohm operation. The amplifier channels can also be bridged together to make
more powerful outputs. The amplifiers also feature an auto standby mode that significantly
reduces the power consumption making the amplifiers more cost effective and
environmentally friendly.
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PLM‑8CS – 8 Zone Call Station:
The 8 Zone Call Station is used to make announcements in designated zone configurations. A
total of 8 call groups can be configured in the DSP Matrix Mixer and activated via the
capacitive touch areas on the surface. The call station is powered via the PLM‑8M8 DSP Matrix
Mixer over standard CAT‑5 cables. The control is over the RS485 protocol, and can be
looped‑through to add more call stations to the system.
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PLM‑WCP – Wall Control Panel:
The Wall Control Panel is used to select and control the volume of input sources within in a
particular zone. The unit can set up to either; select the background music (BGM) input
source, or to mix the four mic./line input sources within a zone. The connection uses the same
CAT‑5 cabling and RS485 protocol as the PLM‑8CS 8 Zone Call Station and is also powered via
the PLM‑8M8 DSP Matrix Mixer. Installation of the wall control panel is via the supplied
wall‑mount bracket.
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PC Configuration and User GUI:
The PC GUI offers a configuration page and user operation page to setup and control the
PLM‑8M8 DSP Matrix Mixer and also the PLM‑4Px2x Amplifiers. The software GUIs are able to
be downloaded from the Bosch website: www.boschsecurity.com.
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Application area
The PLENA matrix product range is designed to be used in small to medium‑sized public
address application areas, such as; hotels, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, canteens,
gyms, showrooms, regional airports, warehouses, educational facilities, theatres-back of
house, and other places where announcements and background music (BGM) creates the
right atmosphere.
3.2
Scope of delivery
Make sure that the following items are included with your product:
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–
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PLM‑8M8 – 8 Channel DSP Matrix Mixer:
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1x Safety instructions.
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1x Mains power cord.
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1x Set of 19”mounting brackets.
PLM‑4Px2x – Multi Channel DSP Amplifiers:
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1x Safety instructions.
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1x Mains power cord.
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2x 12‑pole euro/phoenix connectors.
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2x 4‑pole euro/phoenix connectors.
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1x 1 m 26AWG x 4‑pair shielded CAT‑5e cable.
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1x Set of 19”mounting brackets.
PLM‑8CS – 8 Zone Call Station:
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PLM‑WCP – Wall Control Panel:
1x Wall mount bracket.
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Planning
Make sure that:
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You make use of manufacturer specified installation materials.
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No liquids can spill into or on the products.
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Installation is in a clean environment free of dust and belly button lint.
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The ventilation airflow of the 19" units is not obstructed.
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There is a mains power outlet of sufficient rating close to the intended location of the
products.
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Sufficient free space and access at the rear of the 19" units for connectors and wiring.
–
Check you have downloaded the latest versions of documentation and software from the
Bosch website: www.boschsecurity.com.
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Installation
Hardware and software installation procedures are described in the following chapters.
Before installing the rack mounted products:
1.
Set the mains power switch on the unit’s rear panel to the off position:
–
The DSP matrix mixer unit and multi channel DSP amplifier operates on AC mains
voltage ranging from 100‑240VAC, 50‑60Hz.
5.1
DSP Matrix Mixer and Amplifiers
The DSP matrix mixer and the multi channel DSP amplifiers are designed for installation into a
19" rack. For 19" rack installation; use:
–
The 19" rack mounting brackets which come with the product.
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Standard M6 mounting screws: 16 mm thread depth, 20 mm total length.
Figure 5.1: 19” bracket and rack mounting
Notice!
If you install the product into a 19” rack:
- Ensure that it does not exceed the overheating temperature (+45°C ambient).
- Use the included Bosch 19” mounting brackets.
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Call Station
1.
A call station is used as a desktop device. As such be careful do not place this product
where it is likely to have liquid spilt on it.
2.
Take care to when installing not to exceed the cable manufactures’ “bend radius”
specifications.
3.
Be sure that cabling is installed in a way that the cabling will not be damaged, and it will
not become a hazard.
4.
Check that RJ45 connectors have strong locking tabs, and are not able to be
inadvertently pulled out once installed. Refer to Call Station, page 18.
Notice!
The maximum number of call station IDs that can be configured for each DSP matrix mixer is
8 call stations.
The maximum safe cable distance from the DSP matrix mixer to the last call station on is
500m. This may be extended with the use of better cable and less call stations on that cable
run.
If the cables are exposed; use black CAT‑5 cables. This makes for a better visual look once
installed, as it matched the black of the call station.
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Wall Control Panel
A wall control panel is installed as a wall/surface mount product that allows two methods of
cable entry. This allows the same product to be used for both; solid masonry walls, where
cables are often run externally down a wall, then enter the unit from above; or alternatively on
frame constructions where cables are inside the cavity and need to be hidden.
1.
Be sure to plan for easy cable entry into unit before affixing the bracket to the surface:
–
Be sure that there are no electrical cables that will be obstructed or compromised by
the method of fixing the bracket (i.e. screws).
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The textured surface should be facing the wall. This surface texture assists the use of
adhesives if required.
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Be sure that the bracket is level and is straight before attaching to the wall.
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Allow enough space above the bracket so that when attaching the wall control panel,
it is not obstructed.
2.
Set the rear panel DIP switches before the wall control panel is locked into bracket:
3.
Connect the RJ45 connector(s), located on the base of the unit, before the wall control
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Refer to Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings, page 24.
panel is attached to bracket:
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Be sure to plan and consider the bend radius of cables. It strongly recommended
that the shortest possible RJ45 connector is used when terminating, this is to
maximize bend radius of cables in the confined space.
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4.
Refer to Wall Control Panel, page 18.
Place wall control panel onto bracket. Once the 4 lugs have been placed correctly onto
the unit, slide the unit down the bracket until it clicks into place.
–
If the unit does not sit correctly into the lugs, be sure that you have not used screw
heads that are too big to fit in the channels on the rear of the unit.
5.
Removing the wall control panel from the bracket (if required):
–
With the use a flat blade screwdriver press down the bracket locking mechanism,
located on the bottom right hand side, and gently slide the unit upwards, this
removes the unit from the bracket.
Notice!
The maximum number of wall control panel IDs that can be configured via DIP switch is 16 (8
BGM controllers and 8 mic./line controllers). Refer to Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings,
page 24 for more information. The maximum safe cable distance from the DSP matrix mixer
to the last wall control panel on is 500m. This may be extended with the use of better cable
and less wall control panels on that cable run. If the cables are exposed; use black or white
CAT‑5 cables. This makes for a better visual look once installed.
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PC GUI software
Configuration of the DSP matrix mixer / system (inputs, outputs, settings and controls) is
done by the PLENA matrix graphical user interface (GUI) PC software. Use the Amplifier PC
software GUI, when configuring the multi channel DSP amplifier. It is important to always use
the most up‑to‑date version of the PC GUI. Please check www.boschsecurity.com for the
latest software updates.
5.4.1
PC requirements
The Plena Matrix GUI configuration application software packages can be installed on any PC
running the Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (non RT)
operating system. Make sure that the PC is working correctly and free of viruses before
installing the GUI configuration software. Using embedded operating systems is not
recommended.
Notice!
Be sure that you use a user account with full Windows administration rights before starting
software installation.
5.4.2
PC GUI application software installation
The following instructions explain how to install the Bosch Plena Matrix GUI application
software onto your Windows PC.
1.
Download the latest version of PC GUI software from the Bosch website:
www.boschsecurity.com.
2.
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Follow the on‑screen instructions from the setup wizard.
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The installation process is started.
Click the finish button.
Notice!
The installation may prompt you to install Microsoft .NET framework 4.0, this is required to be
able to run this GUI. Please follow the link provided onscreen to download and install before
proceeding.
See also
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Configuration, page 23
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iOS GUI software
The iOS GUI is designed for use with iPad or iPad mini. This GUI app is designed for the end
user who requires more control over the system (than is provided by the wall control panel) to
wirelessly control and mix inputs in individual zones via the PLM‑8M8 DSP Matrix Mixer. The
interface is similar in terms of features to the PC GUI user interface screen. The iOS app is
available for download via the app store.
Notice!
To use the iOS GUI app will require the connection and configuration of a wireless router.
Please refer to the manual supplied with the wireless router for appropriate configuration.
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Connections
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Call Station, page 18
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Wall Control Panel, page 18
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Multi channel DSP Amplifier, page 19
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DSP Matrix Mixer, page 21
Call Station
Call stations are (daisy‑chained) connected to the DSP matrix mixer with UTP type CAT‑5
cable using RJ45 connectors. The connectors are located on the rear side of the call station.
Item
Description
Dual RS485
Standard RJ45 socket for RS485 data communication, power supply for
input/output
the unit and single channel audio bus.
Notice!
If the cables are exposed; use black or white CAT‑5 cables. This makes for a better visual
look.
6.2
Wall Control Panel
Wall control panels are (daisy‑chained) connected to the DSP matrix mixer with UTP type
CAT‑5 cable using RJ45 connectors. The connectors are located on the rear of the unit.
Item
Description
Dual RS485
Standard RJ45 socket for RS485 data communication and power supply
input/output
for the unit.
Notice!
Do NOT use a RJ45 cable boot of sleeve when terminating these cables. Using such items
may result in the cables not fitting into the device or the bend radius of the UTP to be
exceeded.
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Multi channel DSP Amplifier
6.3
When the multi channel DSP amplifier is connected to the DSP matrix mixer it is
recommended to connect via either Amp Link connectors or the phoenix terminal inputs. The
amplifier also has XLR/TRS combo inputs in case it will be used without the DSP matrix mixer.
3
Power
4
4Ω
8Ω
70V
6(4x)
Output 2
Output 1
0
5(4x)
100V
0
4Ω
8Ω
70V
100V
Link 1
70V
100V
0
4Ω
8Ω
70V
Input 2
Link 4
Input 3
Input 4
+12V DC
0V DC
Sensor +
Sensor -
8Ω
100V
Input 1
Input 3 Sens
Bridge 3+4
Input 4 Sens
Input 1 Sens
Bridge 1+2
Input 2 Sens
4Ω
Input 1
Output 4
Output 3
0
Link 3
Link 2
Input 2
Input 3
Link/Act
Input 4
Amp Link Input
Override
12(4x) 13
Number Item
Description
1
Power on/off
AC mains power switch.
2
Mains inlet
AC mains input socket.
3
Loudspeaker
–
outputs
14
7
Active
1/2
100Mbps
Network
8 9 10 11
4 x loudspeaker outputs via Phoenix terminal:
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Connections: 100V, 70V, 8Ohm, 4Ohm and 0V.
4
Fan grille
Exhaust air vent for amplifier cooling. Do not obstruct!
5
XLR/TRS combo –
4 x XLR 3-pin balanced line level audio input (1-4). Mainly used when the
inputs/loop out
amplifier is not connected to the DSP matrix mixer (standalone amplifier):
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The inputs/outputs are internally, in parallel, connected with the associated
Phoenix input connectors, for use as either input or loop‑through output.
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6
Phoenix inputs/
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loop out
XLR 3-pin number connection: 1 = ground, 2 = + signal, 3 = - signal.
4 x 3-pole Phoenix connector audio input (1-4):
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The inputs/outputs are internally, in parallel, connected with associated
XLR/TRS combo input/loop out connectors for use as either input or output.
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7
Amp Link
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connection
8
Auto Standby
Left to right pin configuration: 1 = + signal, 2 = - signal, 3 = ground.
1 x RJ45 connector. Connects 4 sequential channels of the amplifier to the DSP
matrix mixer. Processor output channels 1-4 or 5-8.
–
–
For best practice Bosch recommends use with STP CAT‑5 (e) cable.
–
Maximum recommended cable distance 5m.
4‑pole Phoenix connector to attach a Bosch motion sensor, to activate auto
Mode
standby.
connections
–
The amplifier also can supply 12V DC power for a motion detector.
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Left to right pin configuration: 1= +12V DC, 2 = 0V DC, 3= Sensor +, 4 =
Sensor -.
9
Override input
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4-pin pluggable screw socket/connector with ESD protection:
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Number Item
Description
10
–
Active
Contact closure to activate the “Override input”:
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11
Network
–
Use the 0 VDC from the sensor above as the common.
RJ45 Ethernet communication socket:
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Communication with the PLENA matrix GUI application.
Warning!
!
The 12V DC power output (Auto Standby) connection should be only connected with
products in accordance with recommendations outlined in this manual.
Notice!
Recommended motion sensors for use with the auto standby mode are the Bosch range of
sensors.
For more information regarding Bosch security products contact your local Bosch Security
certified partner or go to www.boschsecurity.com for details.
Notice!
It is recommended that the cable used Amp Link cable is a high quality STP CAT‑5 (e) cable.
Amp Link cable distances should not exceed 5 meters per cable.
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DSP Matrix Mixer
Call stations and wall control panels, are connected to the PLM‑8M8 DSP matrix mixer via
CAT‑5 cable using RJ45 connectors. The multi channel DSP amplifiers are connected to the
DSP matrix mixer either via Amp Link or via the output Phoenix connectors. All other
connected wiring must be of a professional quality and preferable screened.
Out 2
Out 3
6
7
Out 4
9
10
Control Panels
Active
Out 1
5
N.C.
Amp Link Out 1-4
4
Alert
3
Power
Evac
1/2
L
Link/Act
100Mbps
Out 5
Out 6
Out 7
Out 8
Mic/Line 1
Mic/Line 2
Mic/Line 3
Mic/Line 4
Line 5
Line 6
0V
R
Amp Link Out 5-8
Line 7
Override
Network
Call Stations
8
Number Item
Description
1
Power on/off
AC mains supply switch.
2
Mains inlet
AC mains input socket.
3
Amp Link
–
outputs
11
RJ45 socket for Amp Link connection:
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Amp Link 1‑4 output duplicates the outputs of outputs 1‑4.
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Amp Link 5‑8 output duplicates the outputs of outputs 5‑8.
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The maximum cable lenght between DSP matrix mixer and the multi channel
power amplifier: 5 m / 16.42 ft.
–
4
Phoenix zone
–
outputs
5
Mic./Line input
3‑pole Phoenix screw terminal connection per output channel:
–
–
Do not connect any device, other than a PLM‑4Px2x amplifier!
Balanced line out.
4 x XLR balanced microphone/line level audio input (1-4):
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XLR 3‑pin number connection: 1 = ground, 2 = + signal, 3 = - signal.
6
Line inputs
–
3 x 2 RCA summed line input sockets for external music sources.
7
Active contact
–
4‑pin pluggable screw socket/connector with ESD protection:
8
Override input
–
–
From left to right; Pin 1: Alert, Pin 2: evac, Pin 3: override, Pin 4: ground.
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Pin 1, 2 and 3 logic inputs, triggers with ground pin 4.
4-pin pluggable screw socket/connector with ESD protection:
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9
Network
–
RJ45 Ethernet communication socket:
–
10
Wall control
–
panel
11
Call station
–
Audio line level analog override input (+, - and shield balanced input).
Communication with the PLENA matrix GUI applications.
RJ45 socket for RS485 data communication, power and audio bus:
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Do not connect any other device, other than wall control panels!
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Maximum 16 daisy‑chained wall control panels.
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Maximum safe cable distance; 500 m / 1640.42 ft to the final unit.
RJ45 socket for RS485 data communication, power and audio bus:
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Do not connect any other device, other than call stations or wall control
panels!
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Maximum 8 daisy‑chained call stations.
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Maximum safe cable distance; 500 m / 1640.42 ft to the final unit.
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Notice!
Hardware settings cannot be overruled or changed by the PC GUI application software.
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Configuration
Call Station DIP switch settings, page 23
Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings, page 24
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier settings, page 25
DSP matrix mixer PC GUI, page 26
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI, page 28
7.1
Call Station
Configuration of zone groups, printable labels for the call stations and chimes is done via the
PC software GUI. Refer to DSP matrix mixer PC GUI, page 26.
7.1.1
Call Station DIP switch settings
DIP switches are use to set individual ID numbers to the call stations. This is so it can be
recognized by the DSP matrix mixer in the system. Each connected call station must have its
own individual ID assigned.
1.
To set the call-station ID use the 3‑way DIP switch on the base of the unit:
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Factory default ID setting: call station 1 (all switches are OFF).
Call station ID numbers
DIP switch
1*
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
2
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
3
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ON
* Factory default.
Notice!
A DIP switch in the down position is OFF.
A DIP switch in the up position is ON.
Eg. Down – Up - Down will equal call station ID number 3 in the table above.
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Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings
The wall control panel is designed to control either the back ground music inputs or the mic./
line inputs in one specific zone. As such each wall control panel requires an ID to let the DSP
matrix mixer know which unit (or zone) is requesting a change in source or volume. This is
done via DIP IDs switches to allocate a number to the unit and its function. The DIP switches
are located on the backside of the wall control panel.
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There are two sets of IDs that give the wall control panel different functions:
1.
DIP IDs 1‑8 : Line input (background music (BGM)) source selection corresponding to
output zones 1‑8.
2.
DIP IDs 9‑16 : Mic./line input select and mic./line mix mode for output zones 1‑8. (e.g.
ID 9 = Zone 1, ID 16 = Zone 8).
Wall control panel number ID
Line input (BGM) source selection
DIP switch
1*
2
3
4
OFF ON
5
6
8
OFF ON
9
1
OFF ON
2
OFF OFF ON
3
OFF OFF OFF OFF ON
4
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF ON
ON
OFF ON
7
Mic./line mix mode
OFF OFF ON
ON
ON
10
OFF ON
11
12
OFF ON
OFF OFF ON
ON
OFF OFF OFF OFF ON
ON
ON
14
OFF ON
ON
ON
ON
13
15
OFF ON
OFF OFF ON
ON
16
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
* Factory default.
Notice!
A DIP switch in the down position is OFF.
A DIP switch in the up position is ON.
Example:
If all DIP Switches are down/OFF this is ID 1 (Factory default).
If all DIP switches are up/ON this is ID 16.
Notice!
Hardware settings cannot be overruled or changed by the GUI application software.
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Multi Channel DSP Amplifier settings
The multi channel DSP amplifier does not require an ID to be connected to the DSP matrix
mixer. Amplifier settings that are configured by DIP switches are; input sensitivity and bridging
channels together. The DSP features are only able to be configured, after you have connected
to the unit using the PC software GUI. Refer to; Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI, page
28).
Some amplifier settings are configured by DIP switches; such as, the input sensitivity and
when bridging channels together.
3
Power
4
8Ω
70V
6(4x)
Output 2
Output 1
4Ω
0
5(4x)
100V
0
4Ω
8Ω
70V
100V
Link 1
100V
0
4Ω
8Ω
70V
Input 2
Link 4
Input 3
Input 4
+12V DC
0V DC
Sensor +
Sensor -
70V
100V
Input 1
Input 3 Sens
Bridge 3+4
Input 4 Sens
Input 1 Sens
Bridge 1+2
Input 2 Sens
8Ω
Input 1
Output 4
Output 3
4Ω
0
Link 3
Link 2
Input 2
Input 3
Link/Act
Input 4
Amp Link Input
Override
12(4x) 13
Number Item
Description
12
–
Line input
control
13
–
sensitivity /
7
100Mbps
Network
8 9 10 11
4 x audio input (1-4) level adjustment control:
–
Input
14
Active
1/2
The range of attenuation is approximately between 0dB and >50dB.
3‑way DIP switch for input level sensitivity and bridge mode setting:
–
bridge (input 1
Switch 1: Input Sensitivity Channel X: 6.15V (UP) / 1.22V (DOWN) input
sensitivity. Default: DOWN.
and 2 shown)
–
Switch 2: Bridge Channels X-Y: Active (UP), Single channel mode (DOWN).
Default: DOWN.
–
Switch 3: Input Sensitivity Channel Y: 6.15V (UP) / 1.22V (DOWN) input
sensitivity. Default: DOWN.
14
Input
–
sensitivity /
3‑way DIP switch for input level sensitivity and bridge mode setting:
–
Switch 1: Input Sensitivity Channel X: 6.15V (UP) / 1.22V (DOWN) input
–
Switch 2: Bridge Channels X-Y: Active (UP), Single channel mode (DOWN).
bridge (input 3
and 4 shown)
sensitivity. Default: DOWN.
Default: DOWN.
–
Switch 3: Input Sensitivity Channel Y: 6.15V (UP) / 1.22V (DOWN) input
sensitivity. Default: DOWN.
Notice!
Hardware settings cannot be overruled or changed by the GUI configuration software.
See also
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DSP matrix mixer PC GUI
All audio set up configurations for the DSP matrix mixer are done via the PC software GUI.
With the DSP matrix mixer PC GUI: audio input levels; audio output levels and controls could
be set via the connected PC.
Notice!
It is impossible to configure the DSP matrix mixer's advance DSP settings without this PC GUI
installed and connected!
Refer to PC GUI software, page 16 installation to install the PC GUI, if needed.
Proceed as follows:
Notice!
Changes and updates to this procedure are available in the software down load file.
1.
Complete the installation of the PC GUI software. Refer to PC GUI application software
2.
Open the PC GUI software program.
3.
The DSP PC GUI configuration program starts and the user screen should appear:
installation, page 16 for more information.
–
An offline configuration for the DSP matrix mixer can be made and saved onto the
PC, without connection to the unit. This can be saved and uploaded at a later time, if
required.
4.
To make a connection to the DSP matrix mixer, make sure that an Ethernet cable is
connected to the network port of the DSP matrix mixer.
5.
To connect to the unit via PC GUI:
–
In the Tool bar - Click “Device” and then click “Connect”. The “Connect to target”
window will open.
Note: If the “Connect” is grayed out. Please enter the administrator password/
hardware password under the Admin menu or contact the installer assistance.
–
Click “Search/Refresh” to discover the active units connected to the network. Select
the unit you wish to control. Click on which way you would like the data to flow
during connection; either “Read configuration from device” or “Write configuration
to device” buttons.
Read configuration from device : This will read or extract the settings from the
selected unit and display them on your PC GUI. You can then control the system.
Write configuration to device: This will send the configuration that is on the PC GUI
to the unit.
–
You are now online. The green “Online” Light should be illuminated on the GUI
screen.
Notice!
When selecting “Write configuration to device”. You will clear and wipe all existing setting on
the device.
There is no undo button for this after the task has been completed.
6.
Changing details of the unit:
–
To change the unit from DHCP to a static IP configuration, follow the procedure
above to open the connect to target window. Once in the unit is selected, you can
change:
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Turn DHCP on/off.
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Set a static IP address.
–
Change the device name for easy identification in larger systems.
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The GUI should now be connected and online in the “User page” where inputs can be
mixed into different zones.
8.
To access the DSP configuration page go to “Config” in the menu bar and select “DSP
setup”.
Notice!
For more information regarding the operation of features within the GUI, please read the GUI
operation document.
DSP matrix mixer PC GUI control functions:
User page:
Figure 7.1: DSP matrix mixer GUI main screen
–
Mixing and Level control of the 4 Mic./line inputs; per zone.
–
Selection of the Line inputs and level control; per zone.
–
Master level control; per zone.
–
Call station input level control; per zone.
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Soft standby.
–
Global mute.
–
Connect to device.
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DSP setup page:
Figure 7.2: DSP matrix mixer GUI setup screen
–
Input level control (iPad, +48V, HPF).
–
Input DRC – Dynamic Range Compression.
–
Input Parametric EQ (Mic./Line 5 bands, Line inputs 3 bands).
–
Assign.
–
Crossover (8th order).
–
Output Zone EQ (7 bands).
–
Delay.
–
DRC- Dynamic Range Compression.
–
Output level Control.
–
Output assignment.
Other DSP matrix mixer configurations in the GUI:
–
Priority set up.
–
Ducking levels.
–
Password set up.
–
Call station set up.
See also
–
7.5
Troubleshooting, page 41
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI
All DSP features for the multi channel DSP amplifier are controlled via the PC software GUI.
With the amplifier PC GUI: fault monitoring can be viewed and DSP features can be configured
or controlled via the connected PC.
Notice!
Unlike the DSP matrix mixer, the amplifiers can work as a basic amplifier (i.e. without the use
of the DSP features). Level controls for each amplifier channel are on the rear of the unit.
Refer to PC GUI software, page 16 installation to install the PC GUI, if needed.
Proceed as follows:
Notice!
Changes and updates to this procedure are available in the software down load file.
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Complete the installation of the PC GUI software. Refer to PC GUI application software
installation, page 16 for more information.
2.
Open the PC GUI software program.
3.
The amplifier PC GUI program should open and the user screen should appear:
–
An offline configuration of the amplifier can be made without connection to a DSP
matrix mixer, and uploaded to the DSP matrix mixer at a later time (optional).
4.
To make a connection to the hardware, make sure that an Ethernet cable is connected
between the PC and to the network port of the amplifier.
5.
To connect to the unit via PC GUI:
–
In the Tool bar - Click “Device” and then click “Connect”. The “Connect to target”
window will open.
Note: If the “Connect” is grayed out. Please enter the administrator password/
hardware password under the Admin menu or contact the installer assistance.
–
Click “Search/Refresh” to discover the active units connected to the network. Select
the unit you wish to control. Click on which way you would like the data to flow
during connection; either “Read configuration from device” or “Write configuration
to device” buttons.
Read configuration from device : This will read or extract the settings from the
selected unit and display them on your PC GUI. You can then control the system.
Write configuration to device: This will send the configuration that is on the PC GUI
to the unit.
Note: This will overwrite all the current settings in the device.
–
You are now online. The green “Online” Light should be illuminated on the GUI
screen.
Notice!
When selecting “Write configuration to device”. You will clear and wipe all existing setting on
the device.
There is no undo button for this after the task has been completed.
6.
Changing details of the unit:
–
To change the unit from DHCP to a static IP configuration, follow the procedure
above to open the connect to target window. Once in the unit is selected, you can
change:
7.
–
Turn DHCP on/off.
–
Set a static IP address.
–
Change the device name for easy identification in larger systems.
The GUI should now be connected and online in the “User page” where inputs can be
mixed into different zones.
8.
To access the DSP configuration page go to “Config” in the menu bar and select “DSP
setup”.
Notice!
For more information regarding the operation of features within the PC GUI, please read the
PC GUI operation document in the help menu of the PC GUI.
Refer to DSP matrix mixer PC GUI, page 26 when use the amplifier connected to the DSP
matrix mixer.
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Functions viewed and/or controlled with the amplifier PC GUI configuration page:
Main page:
Figure 7.3: Amplifier GUI main screen
–
Output levels for each amplifier channel.
–
Fault monitoring.
–
Mute per amplifier channel.
–
Connect to device.
DSP setup page:
Figure 7.4: Amplifier GUI DSP setup screen
–
Input mixer.
–
Crossover.
–
Parametric EQ – including Bass Enhancement on/off.
–
Delay.
–
DRC – Dynamic Range Compression.
–
Output Level control.
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Amplifier Bridging Configuration
1.
Set the Bridge DIP switch (13 and 14) on the rear of the unit to the ON position (1+2 or
3+4).
2.
3.
Restart the amplifier, as the value of the DIP switches is only read during powering up.
Wiring the outputs; The two channels being bridged together should have the commons
(0V) connected together, and then either the 4/8/70V/100V taps off the two channels are
then used for the + ve and the – ve to the speaker cable.
!
Warning!
Bridging the 70V and 100V lines, the voltage will be 140V and 200V respectively.
Caution!
!
Be sure that the higher voltage does not create a problem for the speakers used:
If any problem exists, this may be solved with the use of a 2:1 step down transformer
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PLENA matrix
Operation
Call stations and wall control panels can only operate when connected to the DSP matrix
mixer and individual IDs have been set via the DIP switches on the units. Refer to Call Station
DIP switch settings, page 23 and Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings, page 24.
The multi channel DSP amplifier can operate both as a standalone amplifier or connected to
the DSP matrix mixer.
8.1
Start
1.
Check that all connections have been made to relevant units in the system including wall
control panels and call stations.
2.
Power on the DSP matrix mixer followed by the amplifiers.
3.
Check that the power LED are illuminated on the front of the DSP matrix mixer and
amplifier(s) (19” rack unit(s)).
4.
Check that the RS485 LED is flashing for connections to the wall control panels and call
stations.
5.
Make sure that the level controls on the rear of the amplifier are set to the desired level.
6.
For use with the PC GUI software, Click “Device” from the menu bar, and then
“Connect”. Refer to PC GUI software, page 16.
–
If the above steps have been followed the system should be in its last mode of operation.
However, if this is the initial power‑up of the system, it will be obviously be in its factory
default state.
–
If all of the above steps have been followed and the system is not working correctly, refer
to the Troubleshooting, page 41 section of this manual.
Continue with one of the following chapters:
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Call Station, page 33
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Multi Channel DSP Amplifier, page 37
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Call Station
8.2
The call station is used to make announcements in pre‑selected loudspeaker zones.
Notice!
Upon start up, the call stations will need to be identified by the processor. During this period
the LEDs will flash in a rotating sequence; once this is complete the system is ready. Allow
approx. 15 seconds before attempting an announcement.
1
2
3
3
4
5
Number Item
Description
1
Microphone
Flexible gooseneck microphone stem with paging call activity LEDs (green).
2
Zone label
Paper labels can be inserted behind the thin plastic cover. Paper labels can be typed
and printed out via the PC GUI software.
3
3
4
Zone selection
This section allows the user to select the zone(s) that have been previously
button
configured in the PC GUI Software.
Zone selection
1‑8 selection LED indicator (green/on = zone selected). On start up LEDs flash in a
LED
sequence.
PTT LED
–
Bi‑color LEDs above the PTT button indicating:
–
Red: Busy. Another call-station is currently making a call/announcement.
This call-station cannot be used to make a paging call, until the current call/
announcement is finished.
5
PTT button
–
–
Yellow: Wait. Your paging call is attempting to start. Do not speak yet.
–
Green: Ready. The call station microphone is active, you may talk.
Press‑to‑talk (paging call) button. Keep button pushed down to continue to talk.
Continue with:
–
Pre-settings and selections, page 34
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Pre-settings and selections
The following pre‑selections and settings have to be done by the DSP matrix mixer PC GUI
application at configuration of the system. Refer to DSP matrix mixer PC GUI, page 26
–
Setting button functions - zone groups per call station (see PC GUI help file for more
information).
–
Chime generation (enable/disable).
–
Microphone gain control.
–
The call-station ID setting is pre-defined at configuration. Refer to Call Station DIP switch
settings, page 23.
8.2.2
Making an announcement
1.
Select zone(s) by touching the numbered capacitive zone selection areas:
–
The zone selection LED indicates the zone group to which the announcement is
distributed.
–
2.
To deselect the zone group, touch the capacitive area again (LED is off).
Multiple zone groups can be selected by continuing to use the numbered capacitive touch
areas. Push the press‑to‑talk (PTT) button:
–
When the LED above the PPT button goes green, you are ready to talk. Refer to Call
–
Only one call-station in the system is able to make an announcement at one time.
Station, page 33.
Notice!
Use slow deliberate touches on the capacitive touch areas on products. Excessively fast
tapping may not be recognized by the unit.
A good rule when making an announcement through the call station is to keep at least one
hands distance away from the microphone. This will reduce popping noises and distortion in
the system.
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Wall Control Panel
8.3
The wall control panel is used to select the input source and to adjust the audio volume level
in the pre‑selected loudspeaker zones.
1
3
2
4
SELECT
Number Item
1
5
Description
Volume level up/ 2 x capacitive button to control the zone audio volume level up or down.
down button
2
Volume control
–
LED
–
3
Input source
8 x LED indicating the selected audio source’s volume level:
–
Top LED: 0dB attenuation.
–
-6dB attenuation.
–
-12dB attenuation.
–
-18dB attenuation.
–
-24dB attenuation.
–
-30dB attenuation.
–
-36dB attenuation.
–
Bottom LED: <= -40dB attenuation.
LEDs off: Mute.
4 x LED indicating; Line input sources (1, 2, 3 or off) or mic./line (1, 2, 3 or 4).
selection LED
4
5
Input source
A paper label to identify input sources can be inserted behind the thin plastic cover.
label
Paper labels can be typed and printed out via the PC GUI software.
Input source
Capacitive button to toggle through the connected line input sources (1, 2, 3 or off)
selection button or mic./line (1, 2, 3 or 4) input source.
Continue with:
–
Select the input source, page 36
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Select the input source
1.
Select the input source with the capacitive touch button labelled “Select”:
–
The input source selection LED indicates the input source or off.
–
NOTICE: The source (microphone inputs or line inputs), ID and zone selection are
pre‑defined at configuration. Refer to Wall Control Panel DIP switch settings, page 24.
8.3.2
Adjust the audio output volume level
1.
Press the capacitive touch buttons up or down arrows to adjust audio level:
–
2.
One touch per 3 dB step.
The volume control LED indicates the audio output volume level:
–
The maximum level indicated is dependent upon the predefined maximum allowable
level that is set in the PC GUI (DSP setup output level).
Notice!
Use slow deliberate touches to the capacitive touch areas on products. Excessively fast
tapping may not be recognized by the unit.
Notice!
The level will increase or decrease 3dB for every button press of the arrows, and the LED is
6dB per step. Therefore it will sometimes require 2 pushes to see the next LED illuminate.
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Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
The multi channel amplifier’s DSP is able to be used to process audio signals for up to 4
zones. The amplifiers can be used either with or without the DSP functionality.
The amplifier can be used standalone or connected to the DSP matrix mixer.
Refer to DSP Matrix Mixer, page 21 if the amplifier is only connected to the DSP matrix mixer
and loudspeaker output zones.
1
2
Fault
Signal/Clip
CH
CH
CH
CH
Number Item
Description
1
Flashes (green) during power up. It becomes solid (green) as soon the amplifier is
Power on LED
ready-for-use.
2
Input signal
–
LEDs
Two LEDs per amplifier input channel (4x) indicating:
–
Protect/fault. On (red), indicates an amplifier fault. Refer to Troubleshooting,
page 41 section.
–
Signal presence/clip bi-color LED: On, when the applied audio input signal is
-40dB from clip (green), -3dB from clip (amber), 0dB full output power
(red).
Standalone without connection to the PC GUI
After following the guide on setting up the input sensitivity and bridging (if required).
1.
Turn on the amplifier.
2.
Use level controls on the rear of the unit to set desired output level (The factory preset
configuration is input 1 is routed to output 1 etc. All internal levels are set to unity gain).
3.
If usage with the auto standby mode is required, the preset time out is 1 hour.
With DSP / PC GUI functionality
After following the guide on setting the input sensitivity and bridging (if required).
1.
2.
Turn on the amplifier.
Use level controls on the rear of the unit, to set desired output level:
–
Usually these level controls are set to full, as you can adjust the levels down within
the PC GUI.
3.
Open the PC GUI program and click on "Device" in the menu bar, and then click
"Connect":
–
4.
Refer to Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI, page 28 for configuration details.
If required, more information on using the PC GUI can be found in the help menu.
–
Refer to Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI, page 28; for DSP features.
Notice!
Hardware settings (controls and switches) cannot be overruled or changed by the DSP matrix
mixer and amplifier PC GUI configuration software.
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The following operations can be done when using the amplifier hardware in either mode or
operation:
–
Activate the active override audio input function, page 38.
–
8.4.1
Activate the amplifier auto standby, page 38.
Activate the active override audio input function
The active audio override function is used when you want to temporarily override all existing
configurations on all amplifier outputs, with a signal supplied by the override audio input.
3
Power
4
4Ω
8Ω
70V
100V
6(4x)
Output 2
Output 1
0
5(4x)
0
4Ω
8Ω
70V
100V
Link 1
70V
100V
0
4Ω
8Ω
70V
Input 2
Link 4
Input 3
Input 4
+12V DC
0V DC
Sensor +
Sensor -
8Ω
100V
Input 1
Input 3 Sens
Bridge 3+4
Input 4 Sens
Input 1 Sens
Bridge 1+2
Input 2 Sens
4Ω
Input 1
Output 4
Output 3
0
Link 3
Link 2
Input 2
Input 3
Link/Act
Input 4
Amp Link Input
Override
12(4x) 13
1.
14
7
Active
1/2
100Mbps
Network
8 9 10 11
Trigger the active audio override contact closure on the amplifier rear panel (10) via the
phoenix connection labelled “Active”:
–
The override input signal now has a higher priority than all the other input sources,
and is active immediately into all channels.
2.
By opening the contact again, the override input signal stops:
–
8.4.2
The unit will restore and return to its prior configuration immediately.
Activate the amplifier auto standby
The amplifier auto standby function is used when you want to switch the amplifier to standby
mode. Standby mode activates to save power, which reduces running costs and extends the
lifetime of the amplifier. You can set the length of time that there is no activity in a zone using
the amplifier DSP. The timeout can be as fast as 1 minute or as long as 4 hours (Factory
preset is 60 min.).
1.
Once a movement sensor has been correctly connected and powered (8); any activity that
is detected by sensor, resets the standby timeout period.
2.
When the timeout has been reached, the amplifier will switch into a highly efficient power
saving mode.
–
During standby, if activity is detected via the sensor, or an Active/Alert/EVAC contact
closure is engaged; the amplifier “wakes up” and restore and return to its prior
configuration immediately.
Notice!
The recommended sensor to be used, and can be powered by the amplifier, is the Bosch PIR
range of detectors. Refer to www.boschsecurity.com.
8.4.3
Operate the amplifier with the PC GUI
Operating and configuration of the DSP features can only be used via the amplifier PC GUI.
Refer to Multi Channel DSP Amplifier PC GUI, page 28. Operation instructions are available
within help of the PC GUI.
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DSP Matrix Mixer
8.5
The DSP matrix mixer; the brains of the PLENA matrix system. It has no external controls on
the unit itself. To control this unit it requires either connection to the call station and /or wall
control panel, or a online connection to the PC GUI.
Notice!
It is impossible to control zone volume levels without one of the following; wall control panel,
PC or iOS GUI. Refer to PC GUI software, page 16 to install the PC GUI, if needed.
+48V
Busy
Signal/Clip
Mic/Line Inputs
1
Network
Line Inputs
2
3
Outputs
4
5
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Refer to the following table to check the indicators of the functionality in use.
Number Item
Description
1
Flashes (green) during power on and initialization. It becomes solid (green) as soon
Power on LED
the unit/system is ready-for-use.
2
Mic./Line 1‑4
–
level LED
2 x bi‑color LED per microphone/line input (4x) indicating:
–
Microphone +48 V phantom power supply LED: On (yellow), when phantom
–
Signal presence/Clip LED: On, when applied signal is -40dB from clip
power supply is supplied to the connected microphone.
(green), -3dB from clip (amber), 0dB (red = clip).
3
Line input LED
–
Bi‑color LED per background music source input (3x) indicating:
–
Signal presence/Clip LED: On, when applied signal is -40dB from clip
(green), -3dB from clip (amber) or 0dB (red = clip).
4
Call station LED –
2 x bi‑color LED on the call-station input indicating:
+ signal
–
precense / clip
Announcement active LED. On (yellow), when a call station is making an
announcement.
LED
–
Signal presence/Clip LED: On, when applied signal is -40dB from clip
(green), -3dB from clip (amber) or 0dB (red = clip).
5
Output 1‑8 LED
–
Bi‑color LED per zone output (8x) indicating:
–
Signal presence/Clip LED: On, when applied signal is -40dB from clip
(green), -3dB from clip (amber) or 0dB (red = clip).
6
RS485 LED
Indicates RS485 bus communication (call stations, wall control panels).
7
Network LED
Indicates network/PC communication (e.g. communication with the PC GUI).
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Activate the override input function
8.5.1
The active override function is used when you want to temporarily override all existing
configurations on all outputs, with a signal supplied by the override audio input.
Out 1
Amp Link Out 1-4
Out 2
5
Out 3
6
7
Out 4
9
10
Control Panels
Active
4
N.C.
3
Alert
Power
Evac
1/2
L
Link/Act
100Mbps
Out 5
Out 6
Out 7
Out 8
Mic/Line 1
Mic/Line 2
Mic/Line 3
Mic/Line 4
Line 5
Line 6
0V
R
Amp Link Out 5-8
Line 7
Override
8
1.
Network
Call Stations
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Trigger the active audio override contact closure on the units rear panel (7) via the
phoenix connection labeled “Active”:
–
The override input signal (8) now has a higher priority than all the other input
sources, and is active immediately into all channels.
–
By opening the contact again, the override input signal stops. The unit will restore
and return to its prior configuration immediately.
2.
Activate the “Force into override” via the PC GUI:
–
8.5.2
The override input signal overrules all active audio signals.
Activate the Alert/EVAC override function
These override functions are used when you want to override all existing configurations in all
zones, with an internally generated alarm signal.
1.
Activate the audio override via contact closures the units’ rear panel (7) using an external
device:
–
The override input signal overrules all active audio signals.
–
By opening the contact again, the override tone stops. The unit will restore and
return to its prior configuration immediately.
2.
Activate the “Force into Alert Tone” or “Force into EVAC Tone” via the PC GUI:
–
8.5.3
The override input signal overrules all active audio signals.
Operating the DSP Matrix Mixer/system with the GUI
Operating and configuration of the DSP features can only be used via the DSP matrix mixer PC
GUI. Refer to DSP matrix mixer PC GUI, page 26. Operation instructions are available within the
help of the PC GUI.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
DSP matrix mixer or
–
–
Power (plug)
amplifier: does not work and
disconnected and/or the
power LEDs are not
unit is switched off
Insert power cord and
switch on the unit.
illuminated.
–
An audio output cable
–
output audio
not been properly
connections, Plug in
audio cables properly.
plugged in.
–
Check all input and
has come loose or has
Within the PC GUI
–
Check the audio levels in
DSP matrix mixer or
controls the input or
the PC GUI are not
amplifier: No audio.
output levels have been
muted or set to a level
muted or reduced to a
that is too low.
very low level.
–
–
Check the input source
Input source is not
is working correctly and
working correctly.
sending an appropriate
level of signal.
–
The audio output cable
–
has not been properly
have been made and
plugged in.
–
DSP matrix mixer or
amplifier: The audio output
The correct cables have
plugged in properly.
–
not been used.
–
sound is distorted or sounds
The input level is
Check all connections
Check the recommended
cables have been used.
–
clipping.
Turn down the input
level in the PC GUI
strange:.
configuration screen.
–
Music source material is
–
Switch music source.
–
Send immediately for
not correct.
Amplifier: Fault light
constantly ON ( Red).
–
Indicates a fault with
that amplifier channel.
service and/or contact
the Bosch authorized
dealer or installer for
assistance.
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Problem
Possible cause
Possible solution
Amplifier: Fault light lit for
–
–
approx. one second.
This is indicating
The amplifier
protection on that
automatically retries the
channel (overload or
channel after this time (1
short condition).
min).
–
Note that the amplifier
will not detect a shortcircuit directly without
signal - for instance, if a
short is on the output,
but no signal is being
driven, the amplifier may
not actually be in fault
mode. As soon as
enough signal is present
to activate the current
protection the fault LED
will light.
Amplifier: Fault LED flashes
–
quickly for around 30
This indicates a thermal
–
error on the channel.
re‑activated after it has
seconds.
Amplifier: Fault LEDs flash
The channel will be
cooled down.
–
slowly.
This indicates that the
–
Send immediately for
PSU has failed (or
service and/or contact
thermally cut‑out).
the Bosch authorized
dealer or installer for
assistance.
Call stations / Wall Control
Panel's LED keep rotating.
–
RS485 ID cannot be
–
identified.
Check that the switches
have been full switched
to the appropriate
positions, and reset
power to the unit.
–
Check that the CAT‑5
cable is not damaged in
anyway.
–
Download and connect
with the latest version of
PC GUI and check the
RS485 status "Device >
RS486 device status".
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Possible cause
Possible solution
Wall Control Panel volume
–
–
The LEDs only indicate
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Be assured the unit is
control takes two button
+/-6dB steps. The up
not faulty or broken. The
presses to increase the LED
down arrows increase/
unit will be affecting the
indicator.
decrease the volume in
audio at 3dB every time
3dB steps.
you press the button.
You should listen to
audio through the PA
system to confirm that
this is the case.
Call station’s microphone
–
Multiple call stations
becomes active without the
have been set with the
user touching the PTT button.
same ID.
Call stations / Wall Control
–
The DSP matrix mixer is
–
Change call stations to
have different IDs.
–
Check that all cables in
Panels do not work. Lights
not able to configure the
the cable run are using
continue to flash around.
unit.
the correct CAT‑5 pin
configuration (no
crossover cables).
–
Check if a cable has
been damaged in the
daisy‑chain.
The call station is activated
–
but, announcement did not
Unit has just been turned –
Wait 15 seconds, until
on.
unit has been identified
by the DSP matrix mixer
come through the system.
–
before attempting to use
A chime has been
it.
programmed to play
before any
–
–
announcement.
green on the call station
The announcement level
before talking or
is not at a sufficient level
deactivate the chime via
the GUI.
for the selected zone.
–
Wait for LEDs to turn
The user is not speaking
–
Within the GUI check
loudly enough towards
that all call station levels
the microphone.
are set to appropriately
and the mute is not
activated.
–
Speak slowly and clearly
towards the microphone.
Rack units are not found in
–
target search.
–
–
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Ethernet cables have
–
Check all unit are
been disconnected.
connected to power,
Unit(s) and/or router are
check cabling is correctly
not on.
connected, check that
PC is not connected to
the PC is connected to
network.
the network.
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PLENA matrix
Customer service
If a fault cannot be resolved, please contact your supplier or system integrator, or go directly
to your Bosch representative.
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Maintenance
The PLENA matrix system has been designed to operate without problems for a long period of
time, with a minimum of maintenance.
In order to guarantee trouble-free operation:
–
Clean the units, page 45
–
Clean air vents, page 45
–
Check the connectors and grounding, page 45
Warning!
!
10.1
Dangerous mains voltages are present inside the 19" units. Disconnect the mains power
supply before you do any maintenance.
Clean the units
Periodically clean all units with a damp, lint-free cloth; never use water or chemicals.
10.2
Clean air vents
The multi channel DSP amplifier can collect dust as a result of the internal fan.
Base the interval on the actual situation and dust build‑up. Start with an interval of at least
once a year. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the air vents of all units.
10.3
Check the connectors and grounding
Periodically check:
–
All cable connections for corrosion and the screw terminals to make sure that they have
not become loosened.
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Technical Data
11.1
Electrical
11.1.1
DSP Matrix Mixer
Power supply
Mains voltage:
–
Nominal input voltage
100 - 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
–
Input voltage limits
90 - 264 VAC
Power consumption:
–
No devices connected
<10 W
–
Max. load/max. devices connected
54 W
Performance
Frequency response (-1dB)
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/‑3 dB)
Mic./line input
4x
Input Clip level:
–
Pad off
8.4 dBu (6.2 dBV)
–
Pad on
24.2 dBu (21.9 dBV)
CMRR (1 kHz, 0 dBFS))
>46 dB
Phantom power supply
48 V
THD
<0.01 %
Dynamic range (A‑weighted)
>103 dB
Connectors
4x XLR/TRS combo
BGM inputs
3x
Input clip (Pad on)
10.2 dBu (8 dBV)
THD
<0.004 %
Dynamic range (A‑weighted)
>103 dB
Connectors
3x pair of Cinch RCA
Outputs
Output level
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Logic inputs
Connector
2‑pole Phoenix terminal (metric)
8CS and WCP (RS485)
Call station connector
1x RJ45
Wall control panel connector
1x RJ45
Amplifier
2x
Connector
RJ45
Nominal level
1V
Impedance
<100 ohm
Ethernet (10/100 Mbit/s)
1x
Connector
RJ45
Notice!
Maximum load means maximum two multi-channel amplifiers, call stations and wall control
panels connected.
11.1.2
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
Power supply
Mains voltage:
–
Nominal input voltage
100 - 240 VAC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
–
Input voltage limits
90 - 264 VAC
Power consumption (-6dB/idle/standby):
–
PLM‑4P125
254 W / 27 W / 6 W
–
PLM‑4P220
412 W / 36 W / 6 W
Performance
Rated outputs voltage/impedance
100 V / 70 V / 8 ohm / 4 ohm
Rated output power per channel (continous *):
–
PLM‑4P125
130 W
–
PLM‑4P220
220 W
Rated output power per channel (burst *):
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PLM‑4P125
130 W
–
PLM‑4P220
220 W
Bridged (CH 1‑2 / 3‑4) (continous *):
–
PLM‑4P125
250 W
–
PLM‑4P220
385 W
Bridged (CH 1‑2 / 3‑4) (burst *):
–
PLM‑4P125
250 W
–
PLM‑4P220
445 W
THD+N (1 kHz, 6 dBFS):
–
PLM‑4P125
0.1 %
–
PLM‑4P220
0.03 %
Dynamic range (A‑weighted):
–
PLM‑4P125
>101 dB
–
PLM‑4P220
>102 dB
Frequency response (-1dB)
65 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/‑3 dB)
Crosstalk @ 1 kHz
<-70 dB
* According to CEA‑490‑A R‑2008
Connectors
Inputs (wired in parallel):
–
4x 3‑pin XLR balanced
–
4x 3‑pole balanced Phoenix
terminal (Metric)
–
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–
Loudspeaker output
4x 3‑pole Phoenix terminal (Metric)
–
Logic and standby overide
2‑pole Phoenix terminal (Metric)
Ethernet Network 10/100 Mbps
RJ45
12 V output power for motion sensor
2‑pole Phoenix terminal (Metric)
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Call Station
Power supply (supplied by PLM‑8M8)
Voltage range
30 - 50 VDC
Power consumption
1.5 W
Performance
11.1.4
Microphone type
Cardoid
Frequency response (-3dB)
100 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/‑3 dB)
Input Clip level
-11 dBu (-13.3 dBV)
THD+N (1 kHz, 6 dBFS):
<0.03 %
–
Dynamic range (A‑weighted) (mid gain setting) >97 dB(A)
–
Output level
24.4 dBu (22.2 dBV)
Connectors
2x
RS485 loop‑through
RJ45
Wall Control Panel
Power supply (supplied by PLM‑8M8)
Voltage range
30 ‑ 50 VDC
Power consumption
0.5 W
Connectors
2x
RS485 loop‑through
RJ45
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11.2
Mechanical
11.2.1
DSP Matrix Mixer
Dimensions (H x W x D)
45 x 440 x 358 mm
1.8 x 17.3 x 14.1 in
(19" wide, 1RU high)
Mounting
Stand-alone, 19" rack
Color
Trafic black (RAL 9017)
Silver (RAL 9006)
Weight
Approx. 6 kg
Approx. 13.23 lb
11.2.2
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
Dimensions (H x W x D)
90 x 440 x 417 mm
3.5 x 17.3 x 16.4 in
(19" wide, 2RU high)
Mounting
Stand-alone, 19" rack
Color
Trafic black (RAL 9017)
Silver (RAL 9006)
Weight:
–
PLM‑4P125
Approx. 15 kg
Approx. 33 lb
–
PLM‑4P220
Approx. 18 kg
Approx. 39.7 lb
11.2.3
Call Station
Base dimensions (H x W x D)
50 x 156 x 140 mm
(2 x 6.1 x 25.5 in)
Microphone stem length
390 mm (15.35 In)
Color
Trafic black (RAL 9017)
Silver (RAL 9006)
Weight
Approx. 0.77 kg
Approx. 1.69 lb
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Wall Control Panel
Base dimensions (H x W x D)
130 x 100 x 30 mm
5.1 x 3.9 x 1.2 in
Mounting
Surface mount bracket
Color
Trafic black (RAL 9017)
Silver (RAL 9006)
Weight
Approx. 0.13 kg
Approx. 0.29 lb
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Environmental conditions
11.3.1
DSP Matrix Mixer
11.3.2
11.3.3
11.3.4
11.4
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-10 ºC to +45 ºC
Storage temperature
-40 ºC to +70 ºC
Relative humidity
<95%
Multi Channel DSP Amplifier
Operating temperature
-10 ºC to +45 ºC
Storage temperature
-40 ºC to +70 ºC
Relative humidity
<95%
Call Station
Operating temperature
-10 ºC to +45 ºC
Storage temperature
-40 ºC to +70 ºC
Relative humidity
<95%
Wall Control Panel
Operating temperature
-10 ºC to +45 ºC
Storage temperature
-40 ºC to +70 ºC
Relative humidity
<95%
Standards
EMC emission
According to EN55103-1
EMC immunity
According to EN55103-2
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