AT&T SPIRIT Attendant ConnecT/R Specifications

AT&T
®
PagePac Plus System
Installation and Configuration
Contents
General Information - 2
Before You Start - 3
Installation Steps - 4
Connecting Speakers - 9
Power Up System - 12
Self Powered Controller - 13
Troubleshooting - 20
Specifications - 23
Controls and Indicators,
Terminals and Connectors - 24
Connectivity Chart - 26
Programming - 28
Quick Reference Charts - 48
Zone Map and Configuration
Tables - 51
Application Notes - 57
AT&T463-248-201
0II722051-000
Issue 5, Oct. 1994
Copyright © 1994 Harris Dracon
All Rights Reserved
Written/Printed in U.S.A.
Notice
Important Safety Information
Every effort was made to ensure that the information in this
guide was complete and accurate at the time of printing.
However, information is subject to change. Certain features
Always follow these basic safety precautions when installing and
using the system:
described in this guide may not apply to earlier versions of the
PagePac Plus System.
1. Read and understand all instructions.
2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.
FCC Statement (Part 15) - Radio Frequency Interference
The PagePac Plus System generates and uses radio frequency
energy and if not installed and used in strict accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and
television reception. Testing is being conducted for compliance
with the limits for a Class A device in accordance with the
specifications in Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Canadian D.O.C.
regulations. This testing is designed to provide reasonable
protection against such interference. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
AmpliCenter unit off and on, on the user is ecouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
- Reorient the radio or TV receiving antenna.
- Relocate the AmpliCenter unit with respect to the radio or TV
receiver or vice-versa.
- Plug the AmpliCenter unit into a different outlet so that it and
the radio or TV receiver are on different branch circuits.
If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an
experienced radio/television technician for additional
suggestions. The user may find the following booklet, “How To
Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems,” helpful.
This booklet was prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and is available from the U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Stock order
3. DO NOT block or cover the ventilation slots and openings.
They prevent the product from overheating. DO NOT place the
product in a separate enclosure or cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
4. Never spill liquid on the product or drop objects into the
ventilation slots and openings. Doing so may result in serious
damage to the components.
5. Repair or service must be performed by a factory authorized
repair facility or AT&T technician.
6. The product is provided with a UL-CSA approved, 3-wire
ground type plug. This is a safety feature. DO NOT defeat the
safety purpose of the grounding type plug. DO NOT staple or
otherwise attach the AC power supply cord to building surfaces.
7. DO NOT use the product near water or in a wet or damp
place (such as a wet basement).
8. DO NOT use extension cords. The product must be installed
with 6 feet of a grounded outlet receptacle.
9. DO NOT install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.
10. DO NOT install telephone jacks in a wet location unless the
jack is specifically designed for wet locations.
11. Never touch uninsulated wires or terminals, unless the line
has been disconnected at the paging or controller interface.
12. Use caution when installing or modifying paging or control
lines.
No. 004-000-00345-4.
Support Telephone Numbers
Trademarks
AT&T provides a toll-free customer Help line 24 hours a day.
PAGEPAC, PAGEPAC PLUS and AMPLICENTER are
trademarks of Harris Corporation. Centrex is a registered
trademark of AT&T.
In the U.S., call the AT&T NTSC Group at 1-800-552-3293 or
Ordering and Reference Information
The order number for this book is 463-248-202. To order copies
of this book, call:
1-800-432-6600 in the U.S. and
1-800-255-1242 in Canada.
For related product information, refer to the PagePac Plus
AmpliCenter Installation and Use Guide, and the PagePac Plus
Zone Expansion Unit Installation and Use Guide.
2
the AT&T Help line at 1-800-628-2888 if you need assistance
when installing, programming, or using your system. For service
or technical assistance in Canada, call one of the following
Technical Assistance Centers
Eastern Canada and Ottawa:
Ontario:
Central and Western Canada:
1-800-363-1882
1-800-387-4268
1-800-663-9817
Domestic and International Approvals
U.L. 813, U.L. 1459 Paragraph 2.1., C.S.A.-22.2 No. 225-M90,
F.C.C. Part 15, F.C.C. Part 68, D.O.C.
Before You Start
Before installing your system, read and understand the safety instructions
that follow. Be sure you have all the necessary parts, tools, and test
equipment, listed below.
1
Read Important Safety Information on Page 2
2
Check Shipping Container Contents
■
Controller Unit, including plastic snap on cover
■
Mounting hardware (screws and brackets)
■
Cables, a non-standard modular to modular cord (do not
substitute), and 8-pin Molex (See note 1)
■
This Installation and Configuration guide
CONTROLLER
NOTE 1: This cable is only
supplied with the standard
(non-powered) Controller.
6 7/8"
MOUNTING BRACKETS
1 3/4"
16"
NOTE 2: These items are only
supplied with the Controller
with power supply.
INSTALLATION GUIDE
8-PIN MOLEX CABLE
(SEE NOTE 1)
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
AT&T
16.5 VAC WALL PLUG-IN
TRANSFORMER
(SEE NOTE 2)
PagePac Plus System
Installation and Configuration
NON-STANDARD CORD
MODULAR TO SPADE
LUG CABLE
(SEE NOTE 2)
Figure 1. Controller Components
3
Have Required Tools
The following tools are required for the installation of the system
hardware and cabling.
■
Phillips screwdriver (small and large)
■
Standard blade screwdriver (small and large)
■
Wire strippers (24 AWG -12 AWG)
■
Telephone test set (optional, for troubleshooting)
■
Tone out circuit tester (optional, for troubleshooting)
■
Portable 70V speaker (use cabling pulled for ceiling speakers)
(optional, for troubleshooting)
■
Volt-Ohm Meter (optional, for troubleshooting)
■
4 wood screws, if mounting on wall
3
Installation Steps
1
NOTE: When installing the
PagePac Plus Controller, leave
at least four inches space
above and below for proper
ventilation.
Mount the PagePac Plus Controller and Zone
Expansion Units, if any, to either a wall, cabinet or a
rack (below the AmpliCenter or other amplifier).
SIDE VIEW
AMPLICENTER
4"
Install the paging equipment in
a ventilated room where there
is easy access to speaker
cabling (preferably in the
telephone equipment room).
CONTROLLER
4"
ZONE EXPANSION
UNIT # 1
3/4"PLYWOOD
Figure 2. Wall Mounted Hardware
FRONT DETAIL
4.0"
TYPICAL
19"
REAR DETAIL
ZONE
WIRING
POWER STRIP
Figure 3. Rack Mounted Hardware
4
COMBINATION
PAN HEAD
PILOT POINT
# 12 - 24 (TYPICAL)
2
Connect background music input wires to Left and
Right terminals if stereo, or, Left and Ground if not.
70V OUT
NOTE: The optional audio
source can be a CD or tape
player, AM, FM, or commercial
radio, or other audio device.
PAGE IN
MUSIC IN
AMPLICENTER
BACK PANEL
LOW FREQ
CUT OFF
If more than one AmpliCenter
is used in the paging system,
each one can be connected to
the same music source, or
different audio device, if
desired.
MONO
OR
STEREO
Figure 4. Music Input Connections on AmpliCenter
3
NOTE: If an amplifier other
than the AmpliCenter is used,
refer to page 15. There you
will find wiring diagrams and
notes.
Plug modular cord into connectors “To Amp” on
Controller and “Page In” on AmpliCenter.
AMPLICENTER
PAGE INPUT
PAGE INTO AMPLIFIER
CONTROLLER
Figure 5. Page In Connection from Controller to AmpliCenter
4
NOTE: Connectors can only go
in one way. DO NOT force in.
Connect 8-pin Molex connector from AmpliCenter to
Controller.
AMPLICENTER
If you are using another type of
amplifier, refer to the example
system setups on page 15.
TO CONTROLLER UNIT
CAUTION: Damage to
Controller will occur if the
Molex connector (from
AmpliCenter) is plugged into
the right connector (This goes
to Zone Expansion Units).
POWER, CONTROL, 70V AUDIO
CONTROLLER
FROM AMP
Figure 6. 8-pin Molex Connector from AmpliCenter to Controller
5
5
Set the AmpliCenter Telephone Mode Selection Switch
to Dry Loop 600 Ohms (Far left setting).
Figure 7. AmpliCenter Mode Switch Setting
6
NOTE: Up to 3 Zone
Expansion Units can be used,
providing up to 56 paging
and/or control zones.
Connect 8-pin Molex from Controller to Zone
Expansion Unit(s), if used.
CONTROLLER
POWER, CONTROL, 70V AUDIO
ZONE EXPANSION UNIT #1
POWER, CONTROL, 70V AUDIO
TO NEXT ZONE EXPANSION UNIT(S)
Figure 8. 8-pin Molex Connector from Controller to Zone Expansion Unit(s)
7
NOTE: These DIP switches
must be set correctly in order
for the Controller to recognize
the additional zones.
Set DIP switches on each Zone Expansion Unit, if any.
ON 1ST ZONE EXPANSION UNIT SET DIP SWITCH TO:
ENABLES
ZONES 9-24
ON 2ND ZONE EXPANSION UNIT SET DIP SWITCH TO:
ENABLES
ZONES 25-40
ON 3RD ZONE EXPANSION UNIT SET DIP SWITCH TO:
ENABLES
ZONES 41-56
Figure 9. Setting Zone Expansion Unit DIP Switches
6
8
Make initial sound level adjustments on AmpliCenter.
Re-adjust (if necessary) after testing paging system.
Using a small standard screwdriver, make the following adjustments.
Adjust the Low Frequency Cut Off control to center position. This
control cuts out the low frequency bass so that horns and small
speakers are not over-driven and distorted by excessive bass
energy. Cut-off frequency is continuously adjustable from 50Hz (full
CCW rotation) to 400 Hz (full CW rotation).
Adjust the Page VOX (voice activated) sensitivity to the fully
counter-clockwise position.
Adjust Music Input level to the center position. Clockwise rotation
will increase the level. Listen and set to a comfortable level.
Adjust Music Ducking level to the fully counter-clockwise position.
This feature allows music to continue to be heard during a page, but
at a reduced level. The range is less than –40 dB (full CCW) to –6
dB (full CW). If music is not connected, set to full CCW.
70V OUT
PAGE IN
AMPLICENTER
BACK PANEL
MUSIC IN
LOW FREQ
CUT OFF
Figure 10. Sound Level Adjustments on AmpliCenter
9
NOTE: If the type of telephone
system access port is not
readily known, refer to the
Connectivity Chart on page 26,
or check with your
telecommunications manager
or telephone installer.
Set Telephone Mode switch on Controller to match
host telephone system interface port type.
CONTROLLER
DL S.A./ GS LS
600 C.O.
DL = Dry loop, 600 ohms
S.A./C.O. = Station Access / C.O.
GS = Ground Start Trunk Port
LP = Loop Start Trunk Port
Figure 11. Setting Controller Telephone Mode Switch
7
10
NOTE: Depending on the type
of host telephone system
interface port, the connection
may differ slightly from the
illustration to the right. A direct
4-conductor cord from the
Controller to the telephone
system can also be used,
bypassing the connector block.
Connect cable from host telephone system to
Controller Page Input.
CONTROLLER
CONNECT BLACK WIRE TO THE PAIRED DRY CONTACT CONTROL LEAD GROUND
CONNECT YELLOW WIRE TO THE PAIRED DRY CONTACT CONTROL LEAD C1
CONNECT RED WIRE TO SYSTEM RING R
CONNECT GREEN WIRE TO SYSTEM TIP T
CONNECTION TO HOST
TELEPHONE SYSTEM
TO HOST TELEPHONE
SYSTEM INTERFACE
PORT
RJ-11 CONNECTOR
BLOCK
Figure 12. Connecting Host Telephone System to Controller
11
NOTE: If the host telephone
system is an EKTS type, it will
provide a contact closure for
night bell. This night bell input
is wired to one of the eight
controller input zones, and
programmed as such. The
night bell ringing through the
paging system is an optional
feature.
Connect two wires from the night bell analog station
port on the host telephone system to Controller night
bell (N.B.) input.
CONTROLLER
NIGHT BELL CONNECTION
FROM HOST TELEPHONE
SYSTEM ANALOG STATION
PORT
Figure 13. Night Bell Connection to Controller
8
12
NOTE: For each zone used, no
matter what its function, this
switch needs to be set to one
of three settings for proper
zone operation.
Set the Zone Option switches on the Controller and
Zone Expansion Units, if any.
SPEAKER SETTING
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
SHIELDED FOR
TALKBACK
The Controller has eight
switches for zones 1-8. Each
subsequent Zone Expansion
Unit has switches for zones
9-24, 25-40, and 41-56.
SIGNAL-IN SETTING
CONTACT CLOSURE SETTING
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
MOMENTARY OFF
MOMENTARY
CONTACT CLOSURE
MOMENTARY ON
RELAY POWER
ZONE OPTION SWITCHES
Refer to the Zone Map and
Zone Configuration Tables
filled out during facility paging
system design. You can find
these in the programming
section on page 29.
CONTROLLER
ZONE EXPANSION UNIT
Figure 14. Setting Zone Option Switches on Controller and Zone Expansion
Units
Connecting Speakers
1
NOTE: Adjust all speakers per
volume and power
requirements as noted on floor
plan, during or after installation.
2
Locate and mount all speakers in accordance with the
floor plan drawing for this installation.
Connect each speaker to the appropriate Home Run
or Speaker-to-speaker wiring scheme as shown on the
floor plan.
Figures 16 and 17, on the
following pages, show wiring
methods using local and zone
connector blocks, and contact
closure zone applications.
SPEAKER-TO-SPEAKER METHOD
70 VOLT
AUDIO
OUTPUT
HOME RUN METHOD
Figure 15. Speaker Wiring Methods
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TYPICAL CONNECTIONS FOR CONTROLLER
OR ZONE EXPANSION UNITS ZONE CONNECTORS
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
DO NOT
OVERTIGHTEN
SCREW OVER
WIRE
70v OUTPUT
LABEL
ZONE 5
ZONE 6
ZONE1
66 OR 110 TYPE
CONNECTOR
BLOCK
ZONE SWITCH
CLOSURE
SHIELD TO
SPEAKERS OR
ZONE CLOSURES
ZONE SWITCH
CLOSURE INPUT
SHIELD
SPEAKER
ZONES
SHIELDED
24 TO 22 AWG
WIRE TO
CONNECTOR
LIMITED
NUMBER OF
SPEAKERS
PER ZONE
SCREW LUG
TERMINAL BLOCK
A LARGER GAUGE WIRE
MAY BE REQUIRED FOR
HIGH POWER OR VERY
LONG CABLE RUNS (500’ PLUS)
MULTIPLE SPEAKERS
SINGLE ZONE
(TYPICAL)
SCREW LUG
TERMINAL BLOCK
AT&T 66E OR 110
Figure 16. Zone Wiring Using Connector Blocks
10
LABEL ALL ZONE
BLOCKS FOR EASE
OF INSTALLATION
ZONE 1
TYPICAL ZONE CONNECTIONS FOR
ZONE EXPANSION UNIT
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V OUTPUT
TERMINAL
CONNECTIONS USE
22 TO 24 AWG
ZONE 2
DOOR
ENTRANCE
POWER
LOCK
MECHANISM
OUTPUT-CONTACT
CLOSURE (MOMENTARY)
INPUT-CONTACT
CLOSURE
DOORBELL
USE TERMINAL BLOCKS AS
ILLUSTRATED IN FIGURE 17
WHEN NECESSARY
SHIELDED
CABLE
INPUT-CONTACT
CLOSURE
70V ZONE
OUTPUT
AUDIO WITH
TALKBACK
LABEL ALL TERMINAL BLOCKS
BY ZONE # AND APPLICATION.
CONTACT
CLOSURE
INPUT FROM
PUSHBUTTON
FIRE ALARM
SYSTEM
SECURITY
ALERT
DOOR SPEAKER PHONE
Figure 17. Contact Closure Zone Wiring to Controller
11
3
Test speaker wiring for short circuits
Measure the resistance of each home run wiring with an ohmmeter.
Any pair indicating a value of less than 15 ohms must be rechecked
for possible shorted wiring or speakers. Correct any problems and
retest.
4
Make zone connections to Controller and any Zone
Expansion Units. (See Figure 16)
The zone connectors on the Controller and Zone Expansion Units can
accommodate up to two 22 AWG wires or four 24 AWG wires per zone
output.
NOTE: DO NOT over tighten
zone connector screws.
Check zone option switch setting with Zone Map and Zone Configuration
Tables as you connect each zone (A 70V audio output setting going to
other than speakers may damage other equipment).
Powering Up System
With all zones wired and connected to the Controller and Zone
Expansion Units (if any), initial testing can begin. Refer to Figure 24,
Controls and Indicators. Once initial testing is done, you can begin to
program the Controller with the features for each zone.
NOTE: If during power up, the
system does not respond as
described, refer to the
Troubleshooting section
If an amplifier other than the
AmpliCenter is used, make
sure it is powered up and
verify the Controller LEDs.
1
Plug the power cord into the A.C. input connector on
the AmpliCenter. The following should happen.
1. The green Power LED on the AmpliCenter will turn on and stay on.
2. The green Page Access LED on the AmpliCenter also turns on, but
will go out after a few seconds.
3. On the Controller, verify that the green Phone System Enabled LED
if off.
4. On the Controller, verify that the yellow Attendant Access Enabled
LED is off.
5. If background music is connected, adjust the Music In Input Level
control on the AmpliCenter(s) for an acceptable level.
Continued on next page...
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2
Make an All Zone test page. Re-adjust sound levels, if
required.
1. Re-adjust Music Input level to the center desired loudness relative
to paging loudness.
2. Some loudspeaker taps may have to be re-adjusted to get even
coverage at all locations. Be sure that the final speaker tap setting
totals do not exceed the power rating of the AmpliCenter.
3
Begin programming the Controller (page 28).
Self-Powered Controller Connections
The PagePac Plus System consists of the Controller, AmpliCenter, and
up to 3 Zone Expansion Units, providing up to 56 paging and/or control
zones. The Self-powered Controller comes with its own power supply,
enabling it to control paging and control zones utilizing a paging amplifier
other than the AmpliCenter.
The following wiring diagrams illustrate the connection of the
Self-powered Controller with other amplifiers. In this way, most features
associated with the Controller can be utilized with amplifiers other than
the AmpliCenter. Refer to Tables 1 and 2 for gain and sensitivity settings.
NOTE: If you are installing the “non-self-powered” Controller with the
AmpliCenter, disregard the diagrams in Figures 18 through 22, and refer
to the Installation Steps, previously described.
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Controller to Generic Amplifier
1
NOTE: Refer to Tables 1 and 2
for proper audio input
requirements and volume
control settings.
Connect 0dBu or 0dBm output to amplifier audio input.
2
Connect Audio Output (70.7V) to Amplified Audio
connector on Controller.
3
Adjust Controller volume control (See table 1)
4
If required, connect control input to amplifier from
Controller zone set to “output contact closure.”
5
Connect background music input, if any.
6
Connect host telephone system to Controller.
7
Plug power pack connector into Controller.
ADJUST OUTPUT VOLUME CONTROL
TO MATCH THE INPUT SENSITIVITY
OF THE GENERIC AMPLIFIER.
REFER TO "INPUT SENSITIVITY" TABLE
FOR THE AMPLIFIER, THEN FIND THE
PROPER VOLUME CONTROL SETTING
IN THE "ADJUSTABLE GAIN LEVELS" TABLE
THIS CONNECTION
REQUIRED ON SOME
AMPLIFIERS TO ENABLE
THE PAGE MODE. SET
ZONE 1 SWITCH FOR
OUTPUT CONTACT CLOSURE
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
SELF-POWERED
CONTROLLER
LOW (0 dBu)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
600 OHM
(0 dBm)
OUTPUT
IMPEDANCE
TO HOST
TELEPHONE
SYSTEM
USE EITHER THE 600 OHM or LOW OUTPUT.
SEE "ADUSTABLE GAIN LEVELS" TABLE
FOR OUTPUT RANGE SETTING
GENERIC AMPLIFIER
REAR PANEL
PAGE/MUSIC
CONTROL
INPUT
MUSIC IN
AUDIO OUTPUT
70.7V
AUDIO INPUT
RADIO
CD OR TAPE
PLAYER
MODEL No.
SERIAL No.
AMPLIFIED AUDIO OUTPUT
CAN BE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
100, 70.7, 25, and 3.5 Vrms
or 16, 8, and 4 OHM or LOW LEVEL
Figure 18. Connection of the Self-powered Controller to Generic Amplifiers
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TELEPHONE INPUT
MICROPHONE INPUT
(DRY INPUT, NO BATTERY
OR VOLTAGE CAN BE PRESENT)
Table 1. Controller Adjustable Output Levels
Controller Volume Control Setting
600 Ohm Impedance Output
Low Impedance Output
Full Counter Clockwise
-12 dBm (195mV rms)
-6 dBu (388mV rms)
Full Clockwise
0 dBm (.775V rms)
+6 dBu (1.5V rms)
*NOTE: The generic amplifiers input must be dry, no battery or voltage can be present
Condition: -12 dBm on the Telephone Interface or -12 dBu on the Attendant Access input, both outputs are terminated with
600 ohms.
Table 2. Input Sensitivity Levels for Amplifiers
Model Number
Manufacturer
Sensitivity
Carver Professional
PM 125
0.775V rms (22 kohm)
Bogen Communications Inc.
Gold Seal Series
Tel. Input Lo-Z Bal. 0.07V rms (600
ohm) or Power Amp “IN” 1V (High
Z input impedance)
J.W. Davis & Company
DA-240P
Telephone: 600 ohm input
impedance, 500mV
Crest Audio
CA6
0.775V rms (20 kohm input
impedance)
AB International Power Amplifiers
Model 200
Model 400
0.775V rms (15 kohm input
impedance) 1.5V rms
Chevin
A500
1V rms (10k input impedance)
Facusrite, Red Range
RED 5
1V rms (100k input impedance)
Compact Power
DS-300
0.5V rms (10k or 600 ohm)
CROWN
Com-Tech CT-200
0.775V rms (20k input impedance)
IED
Model 6000
0.9V rms (86k input impedance)
Clarity
SMA-60
200mV rms (600 ohm input
impedance)
Alliance
PA20
Tel 150mV rms (600 ohm input
impedance) or Aux 1 0.5V
University Sound, Inc.
A300
0dBu (15 kohm)
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Controller to Amplified Speakers
1
Connect 0dBu output from Controller to Amplified
Audio input to Controller.
2
Adjust Controller volume control to mid point.
3
Connect amplified speakers to each zone connector.
4
Set zone option switches to Amplified Audio Output.
5
Connect host telephone system to Controller.
6
Plug Power Pack connector into Controller.
SPEAKER SETTING
ON ZONE OPTION
SWITCH
NOTE: NO INPUT FOR
BACKGROUND MUSIC
IS PROVIDED
CONTACT CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT CLOSURE INPUT
AMPLIFIED AUDIO OUTPUT
ADJUST OUTPUT VOLUME CONTROL
TO THE MID POINT
SELF-POWERED
CONTROLLER
USE SHIELDED CABLE
FOR AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS
FOR ZONE 1 (TYPICAL)
Figure 19. Self-powered Controller Driving Amplified Speakers
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LOW (0 dBU)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
TO HOST
TELEPHONE
SYSTEM
Controller to PagePac 20
1
Connect 0dBm un-balanced output from Controller to
the modular to spade lug cable (green and red).
2
Adjust Controller volume control to full counter
clockwise position.
3
Connect Controller zone contact closure output to the
modular to spade lug cable (yellow and black).
4
Plug the 4-connector cable into PagePac 20 “Page
Input” and to the modular to spade lug cable.
5
Connect audio output cable from PagePac 20 to
Controller Amplified Audio input terminals.
6
Connect host telephone system input to Controller.
7
Plug power pack connector into Controller.
ADJUST OUTPUT LEVEL
VOLUME CONTROL
TO THE FULL COUNTER
CLOCKWISE POSITION
OUTPUT CONTACT
CLOSURE SETTING
ON ZONE OPTION
SWITCH
SELF-POWERED
CONTROLLER
CONTACT CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT CLOSURE INPUT
AMPLIFIED AUDIO OUTPUT
CONNECT TO PIN 8
OF J3 or GND.
TO HOST
TELEPHONE
SYSTEM
600 OHM (0 dBm)
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE
UNBALANCED
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLACK
RED
MODULAR TO
SPADE LUG CABLE
ETHER OUTPUT
CAN BE USED
PAGEPAC 20
FRONT
REAR
Figure 20. Self-powered Controller Connected to PagePac 20.
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Controller to AmpliCenter 100
1
2
3
Connect the modular to spade lug connector from
Controller (To Amp) to amplifier Page In (red and
green), and to Music/Page (black and yellow) control.
Adjust Controller volume to counter clockwise
position.
Connect 70V audio out from amplifier to Controller
Amplified Audio terminals.
4
Connect host telephone system input to Controller.
5
Plug power pack connector into Controller
ADJUST OUTPUT VOLUME CONTROL
TO FULL COUNTER CLOCKWISE
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
SELF-POWERED
CONTROLLER
TO HOST
TELEPHONE SYSTEM
6-CONDUCTOR
CORD
MODULAR TO
SPADE LUG CABLE
LIFT FRONT PANEL
TO ACCESS AMPLIFIER
CONNECTORS
Figure 21. Self-powered Controller Connected to the PagePac AmpIiCenter 50, 100, or 200
18
Controller to D-Series AmpliCenter
1
2
Connect 6-conductor cord from Controller (To Amp) to
AmpliCenter Page Input.
Connect 70V audio out from AmpliCenter to Controller
Amplified Audio terminals.
3
Connect host telephone system input to Controller.
4
Plug power pack connector into Controller.
D-SERIES
AMPLICENTER
PAGE INTO
AMPLIFIER
SELF-POWERED
CONTROLLER
AMPLIFIED
AUDIO
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
TO HOST
TELEPHONE
SYSTEM
Figure 22. Self-powered Controller Connected to the PagePac D-Series AmpliCenter
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Troubleshooting
Some common problems encountered when the paging system is not
operating are described below. Check each item in the order listed.
1. No AC power to AmpliCenter or Controller
2.
Host telephone system failure
3. Host system page port failure
4.
A hardwire disconnect between host system and the Controller
5.
AmpliCenter or Controller switch settings tampered with
If the problem has not been resolved by checking the preceding items,
follow the steps described in the Troubleshooting tables that follows.
Table 3. Troubleshooting
Corrective Action
Problem
Power LED not on
Verify power cord is connected at both ends
Check for AC voltage at the wall socket
8-pin Molex plug from AmpliCenter in wrong connector on Controller
AmpliCenter or Power pack Failed. Return for repair
Page access extension does
not answer
No power to AmpliCenter
Host telephone system not passing call through to Controller
Telephone mode selection switch on Controller not set correctly
Ground start - Tip and Ring reversed or Controller not grounded to host system
Background music cannot be
heard
Input level not set correctly. Adjust music input level on AmpliCenter.
No power to music source. Verify power is on.
Radio off station. Adjust tuner.
Most likely music input wires crossed, with signal grounded out.
Music not programmed ON.
Distorted, garbled, or raspy
sound from all speakers
Short circuited speaker leads. Separate.
Music input level too high. Turn down.
Speaker transformer shorted. Replace.
Failed AmpliCenter. Return for repair.
Green power LED off
AC outlet receptacle is not live. Check outlet circuit breaker or use another outlet.
Power cord is loose.
Failed AmpliCenter. Return unit for repair.
Page access LED won’t go off
Page VOX not set to full Counter Clockwise position
C1 lead inadvertently grounded. If loop start or ground start, check that only 2 wires
(Tip and Ring) are connected by the modular plug cord.
Incorrect modular to modular cord connected between the Controller and the modular
jack of the D-series AmpliCenter
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Table 3. Troubleshooting (Continued)
Corrective Action
Problem
Talkback feature does not
work.
Check the zone option switch, make sure that the switch is in the 70 volt position.
Check programming options for proper settings.
Check the telephone mode switch on the AmpliCenter is set to Dry Loop, 600 ohm mode
Noisy Talkback
Check the wire to see if shielded cable was used. Change to shielded if necessary.
Make sure shield for cable is only tied to the Controller or Zone Expansion Unit end.
Remove shield at speaker end.
Remote amplifier not receiving
audio
Check audio connections on 0dBm or 0dBu
No music source connected to
the input, but there is noise on
the output in the music mode.
Turn the music input volume control to the full counter clockwise position (down)
No music heard with a music
source connected to the input.
Check the-volume control level
Check the zone option switch is in the Contact Closure Output position
Check programming option to see if music is disabled to the zone(s).
A higher priority in the Controller is active.
Check the input and output connections.
Check the programming options to see if music has been enabled to the zone(s).
Music volume is low when the
volume control on the
AmpliCenter is set to maximum.
Check the DTMF volume control level on the AmpliCenter
Check the speaker tap settings.
Page Access LED is on.
Night Bell is not active when it
is intended to be activated with
a ring voltage
The input voltage level is too low or missing (50V or greater)
Make sure the the Controller input connections are to pins 5 and 6 of J3
A higher priority in the Controller is active
Zone optioned as an “Contact
Closure Input” is not functioning
Check the connections to the zone selected as the input zone.
Check that the zone option switch is in the middle position.
Using an ohmmeter, verify that a contact closure is being provided from the host
equipment.
A higher priority in the Controller is active.
Check the programming options for the proper settings.
No “Phone System Enabled”
LED is lit when the host
system is attempting to access
the Controller
Verify that the telephone mode selection switch is in the proper position for the host
system interface port
Check all the connections to J4 on the Controller.
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Table 3. Troubleshooting (Continued)
Problem
Corrective Action
Relay chatter when Tip and Ring
is connected to the Controller
Verify that the Telephone Mode Switch on the Controller is set correctly for the host
telephone system.
A busy signal is returned when
attempting to make a page
when the Controller is in the
Page Port Mode
Verify that the Telephone Mode Switch is in the “DL” position to match the host
telephone system interface port.
Verify Attendant Access is not active.
Page port of host system is busy.
Cannot access Controller when
Tel. Mode is Ground Start
Verify host Tel. system’s ground is connected to terminal “G” of J3 on the Controller.
Verify Tel. Mode switch on Controller is set to “GS” (ground start).
Tip and Ring tel. interface connections may be reversed (Ring always more negative
than Tip).
Controller answers a station
call, then immediately hangs up
Telephone Mode switch has wrong setting. Set to the “SA” (station access) position to
match the host telephone system interface port.
Dial tone or confirmation tone is
sent to the speaker when the
Controller has not been
accessed.
The Telephone Mode switch position may have changed while connecting Tip and Ring
wires.
Contact closure output is not
functioning
Check connections to selected contact closure output zone.
Verify Zone Option switch is in its back position for contact closure output.
Use an ohmmeter to verify that a contact closure is being provided from the Controller.
A higher priority access to the Controller is currently active.
Verify programming options enable contact closure output for that zone.
Attendant Access is not
functioning.
No pre-announce tone or
confirmation tone is sent to the
output zone, but it is desired.
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Check the connection to the Controller back panel, terminals 7, 8, 9, and 10 of J3
Using an ohmmeter, verify that a contact closure is being provided from the host tel.
system to activate page on the Controller.
Verify programming options for that feature are enabled for that zone.
Controller Specifications
Table 6 describes the technical specifications of the Controller.
Table 6. Controller Specifications
The Controller connects up to 8 zones of audio output (including talkback) and contact
closure inputs or outputs.
Capacities:
■
Dimensions and
Weights
■
Height:
■
Width:
16 inches (40.64) without brackets, 19 inches (48.3 cm) with brackets attached.
■
Depth:
6.875 inches (17.5 cm)
■
Weight:
3 pounds (6.6 kg)
1.75 inches (4.4 cm)
Electrical:
Voltage:
0.388 Vrms (no load)
Impedance:
600 Ohms
0 dBm Output
■
0 dBu Output
■
Page Compression
Threshold
■
–12 dBm at Tip/Ring and Attendant Access inputs.
Talkback Compression
Threshold
■
–15 dBm (measured at Tip/Ring).
Frequency Response
Tip/Ring
■
–3 dB ± 1dB at 350 Hz and 20 kHz
Frequency Response
(Attendant Access)
■
–3 dB ± 1dB at 200 Hz and 20 kHz
Talkback Sensitivity
■
138 mVrms at the 0dBm output (pins 1/2, J3); 4 mVrms at the 70.7 Vrms zone output
Talkback Compression
■
–15 dBm ± 2dB measured at Tip and Ring
Dry Loop
■
Impedance:
600 Ohms; Control Lead De-bounce: 50 msec.
Loop Start and Ground
Start
■
Impedance:
600 Ohms; Talk Battery: –24 VDC; Control Lead De-bounce: 150 msec.
Station/Centrex Access
■
Attendant Access
Interface
■
Impedance:
■
Control Lead De-bounce: 50 msec.
Relay Contacts
■
Control Contact Closure: Contacts are rated at 120VAC/50VDC and 1 Amp.
■
Audio Zone: Contacts are rated at 2 Amps.
Temperature
Range:
■
0 to +40 deg. C. (32 to 104 deg. F) operational
■
–40 to +66 deg. C. (–40 to +150 deg. F) storage and shipment
Humidity Range:
■
5% to 95% (non-condensing) storage/shipment and operation
Altitude:
■
Sea level to 10,000 ft. operational (1048 to 648 millibars); 40,000 ft. max. shipment
Air Pressure:
■
40,000 ft. max. shipment
Environmental
■
Locate in an area free of excess moisture, corrosive gases, dust, and chemicals.
Interconnect Cable
■
8-position, 5 Amp contact rating, locking, keyed, 22 AWG wire, housing material 94V-2, U.L.
and C.S.A. listed, providing 70.0 Vrms (4), common ground, +17 VDC and –24 VDC
Voltage:
0.388 Vrms (no load)
Impedance: 11 Ohms
Telephone
Interference:
Impedance: 600 Ohms; Open Interval Protection: 1.2 seconds; Foward Disconnect:
greater than 400 msec.
40 KOhms (Balanced); 20 KOhms (Un-balanced)
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Controls and Indicators, Terminals and Connector
Figure 23 shows the controls and indicators, terminals and connectors on
the rear panel of the AmpliCenter, Controllers, and Zone Expansion
Units. Table 4 identifies them by function.
AMPLICENTER
CONTROLLER
SELF-POWERED
CONTROLLER
16.5 VAC
POWER
MODULE
ZONE EXPANSION UNIT
Figure 23. AmpliCenter, Controllers, and Zone Expansion Unit Back Panels.
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Table 4. Controls and Indicators, Terminals and Connectors
1.
AC Power in: 105 – 125 VAC, 210 – 250 VAC, 50/60 Hz. (voltage auto-selectable within unit)
2.
0dBm out, an auxiliary output that differs from the main 70.7V output in that it is a low level (0dB), 600
ohm balanced output used for driving a remote or off-premises amplifier
3.
DC Power, and 70V audio out to standard Controller (Not used on self-powered Controller)
4.
Bass control screw-type adjustment pot. Attenuates low frequencies so that horns and small speakers are not
overdriven by excessive bass energy. Cut-off freq. adjustable from 50 Hz (full CCW) to 400 Hz (full CW)
5.
Music In: left and/or right channels with ground; Paging In: redundant paging input (ground, C1, tip, and
ring); 70V Out: Balanced output used for terminating the loudspeaker wiring
6.
Screw adjustable potentiometers: VOX sensitivity level, Music ducking (mute level for music during voice
page), Music level for various music sources
7.
LEDs: green – power on, lights when AC line voltage is applied to AmpliCenter
red – overload, lights when the AmpliCenter output exceeds its output power rating.
This can occur when total speaker load is greater than the output rating, or
when speaker wiring is shorted
red – unbalanced output, indicates when one speaker lead is accidentally shorted to ground
green – page accessed, lights when voice paging is active
8.
Telephone system mode switch: dry loop 600 ohms, dry loop Hi Z, ground start, or loop start
9.
Page input from host telephone system or Controller 6-conductor cable (see item 16): paging audio and
control
10.
DB9 connector, RS-232 PC interface port, used for PC programming of Controller and PC monitoring
11.
Zone option 3-position slide switch: 70V audio out, contact closure input, contact closure output
11A.
Zone connector for zones 1-8, plus, minus, and ground screw down terminals
12.
LEDs: Yellow-attendant access active; Green-telephone access active
13.
8-pin Molex connector: DC power, control, and 70V audio from AmpliCenter
14.
DC power, control, and audio 70V output to next Zone Expansion Unit
15.
10-position connector: terminals 1/2 0dBm (600 ohm), terminals 3/4 0dBu output to other equipment,
terminals 5/6 night bell in, terminals 7/8 control closure for attendant access input, terminals 9/10-audio
source (mic) attendant access input
16.
Audio and control to AmpliCenter 6-conductor jack, item #9
17.
Telephone Mode switch: Dry Loop, Station Access, Ground Start, and Loop Start
18.
Telephone System interface for PBX, KTS, or Centrex systems; standard 6-conductor jack
19.
Zone connector for expansion zones: plus, minus, and ground screw terminals
20.
8-pin Molex connector from controller: power, control, and 70V audio or previous Zone Expansion Unit
21.
8-pin Molex connector to additional Zone Expansion Unit power, control, and audio
22.
DIP switch to be set when one, two, or three Zone Expansion Unit(s) are used.
23.
Volume output control on self-powered Controller
24.
Amplified audio input terminals on self-powered Controller
25.
Power connector input for 16.5 volt power module on self-powered Controller
26.
AC power transformer to self-powered Controller: 120VAC, 60 Hz, 200 mAmp to 16.5 VAC
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Connectivity Chart
The Controller Connectivity chart gives the interface requirements for the
host telephone systems listed. This information is then used to set the
telephone mode function switch on the PagePac Plus Controller.
Table 5. PagePac Plus Controller Connectivity Chart
Merlin Plus
System
2000
Merlin 1030/30/70
Merlin 206/820
Merlin II
Merlin Legend
Set Mode
Switch To:
C.O.
Line
C.O.
Line
Page
Port
C.O.
Line
Page
Module
C.O.
Line
Service
Module
C.O.
Line
Analog
Station
C.O.
Line
Analog
Station
Loop Start
Yes
Yes
Note 1
–
Yes
Note 1
–
Yes
Note 1
–
Yes
Note 1
–
Yes
–
Ground Start
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Station Access
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Yes
Note 2
–
Yes
Note 3
Dry Loop (600Ω )
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Spirit
1224/2448
Spirit 308/616
Partner II
Partner Plus
Set Mode
Switch To:
C.O. Line
Page Port
C.O. Line
C.O. Line
Analog
Station
Page Port
C.O. Line
Analog
Station
Page
Port
Loop Start
Yes
–
Yes
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
–
Ground
Start
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Station
Access
–
–
–
–
Yes
Note 5,6
–
–
Yes
Note 4,6
–
Dry Loop
(600 Ω )
–
–
–
–
–
Yes
Note 7
–
–
Yes
Note 7
System 75/G1/G3I Definity
System 25
System 85/G2
Set Mode
Switch To:
C.O. Line
Analog
Station
Aux.
Port
C.O.
Line
Analog
Station
Aux. Port
C.O. Line
Analog
Station
Aux. Port
Loop Start
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
–
–
–
–
Ground Start
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
–
Station Access
–
Yes
Note 4
–
–
Yes
Note 4
–
–
Yes
Note 4
–
Dry Loop
Ω)
(600Ω)
–
–
Yes
Note 8
–
Yes
Note 8
–
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Yes
Note 8
Comkey 416, 718, 1434
and 2152
Horizon
Dimension
Set Mode
Switch To:
C.O. Line
Intercom
C.O. Line
Analog
Station
Intercom
C.O. Line
Analog
Station
Aux. Port
Loop Start
Yes
–
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
–
Ground Start*
–
–
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
–
Station Access
–
–
–
Yes
–
–
Yes
–
Ω)
Dry Loop (600Ω
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Yes Note 7
NOTES:
— Indicates a non applicable connection
1. Pressing pound key twice (##) equals one pound key (#) to be sent to the Controller when dialing from a multi-button set.
2. The Station Pac must be a vintage C or later. In order for the Merlin II to send a forward disconnect, the station must be
programmed as a AA/VMS station port.
3. The Station Pac must be a vintage C or later. In order for the Merlin Legend to send a forward disconnect, the station must be
assigned to a Calling Group with a Group Type Generic VMI.
4. The Station Pac sends a forward disconnect signal
5. Release 1 does not send a forward disconnect, Release 2 sends a forward disconnect.
6. A single pair RJ-11 cord must be used to interface with the Controller.
7. A 2-pair RJ-11 cord must be used to interface with the Controller.
8. Use “909” Universal Coupler and a 2-pair cord.
* Ground Start trunk for tel. system must share a common ground with Controller page input ground.
The Dry Loop 600 Ohm is a four wire interface consisting of a dry audio
pair with a 600 ohm impedance and a control pair. The page input is
activated when the control pair receives a contact closure from the host
equipment, connecting C1 to ground. The Dry Loop page input can also
be activated by the presence of page input audio signals that exceed a
set threshold. This threshold is set by the page VOX adjustment;
clockwise rotation lowers the threshold and makes it more sensitive.
Adjust by experimentation to account for various line loss and noise.
This feature is beneficial for (amplified) microphone sources that don’t
have a Music/Page control contact, or for remote AmpliCenters.
Dry Loop Hi Impedance is used to interface with parallel multiple units.
input impedance is 100K ohms. Otherwise, the same as the 600 ohm
dry loop operation.
NOTE: Ground start interface
requires common ground
between paging input and
telephone system by direct line
or other common grounding
methods.
The Ground Start mode is a two wire interface and has a 600 ohm input
impedance. When a trunk is accessed, a momentary ground is sent to
the ring-side of the pair by the host equipment, loop current is detected
and the tip-side of the pair is closed. Disconnect supervision of the
ground start mode is accomplished by monitoring the loop current.
The Loop Start mode is two wire interface and has a 600 ohm input
impedance. The host equipment draws loop current from the talk-battery
which is supplied by the AmpliCenter. Disconnect supervision of the loop
start mode is accomplished by monitoring the loop current.
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Programming the Controller
The Controller is programmed to enable each zone to have different
zone features, if required. There are two ways to do the programming.
One is via the RS-232 serial port on the Controller which is connected to
a IBM compatible (DOS) PC using the optional programming software.
An advantage of using a PC to configure the Controller is that screens
can be viewed on the monitor to aid in selecting the zones for various
options. A re-programming of the entire system can be done before
downloading the configuration to the controller, saving down time.
Furthermore, the old configuration can be saved and used again.
The other method works via the telephone access port (like calling to
make a page), which accepts only touchtone telephone keypad inputs
(DTMF) tones. The Controller has the ability to retain all programming
options in non-volatile EEPROM memory or as a .CFG (configuration) file
on a personal computer.
Software Configuration Overview
The Controller is pre-programmed with certain default values when
shipped. However, not all paging systems will have the same
requirements, and therefore you may want or need to change the options
on the system.
Some of the various programming configurations, which are presented in
detail later in this section, include:
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■
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The ability to option a zone as an audio output zone, as either of two
levels of input zone, or as an output contact-closure zone.
If a zone is optioned as a paging zone or a switch-closure zone, then
other options are available, such as zone grouping.
■
Zone groups and individual zones can be configured to perform a
variety of functions such as page enabled/ disabled or talk-back
enabled/disabled.
■
If a zone is selected to be input, then options may be selected such
as energizing an output switch-closure zone(s), whenever the input is
active, or a selected tone can be sent out to selected zones
whenever the input is active.
■
If multiple zones are configured as inputs with the same priority (for
example, two zones coded l-1), access will be granted on a
first-come, first-served basis.
■
Zone mapping is also permitted.
Programming Steps
When powered up, the Controller polls the zones to determine how many
(if any) Zone Expansion Units are present (see DIP switch settings). The
Controller has the capacity to serially access up to 48 external zones.
CAUTION:
The Zone Option switches
must be set before the system
is powered up, and therefore
before programming
commences.
NOTE: Programming steps by
PC are not described in this
guide because the software
comes with its own guide.
Although, the you may find the
feature descriptions helpful
herein.
NOTE: If the wrong password
is entered, you will not receive
any confirmation tone or new
dial tone. You can continue to
enter digit strings (without
hanging up) until the correct
password is entered, or hang
up and try again by
re-accessing the paging
system. In the event that the
you forget the password, see
“Forgot the Password?” in
Step 5.
The 8 Zone Option switches on the rear of the Controller unit must be
set to match the zone option selected via programming. The slide switch
for each zone must be manually set to Contact Closure (to switch on/off
a device, such as a door security lock, remote amplifier, etc.), Input, or
Audio Output, depending on the mode selected for each zone.
The 16 Zone Option switches on the Zone Expansion Unit must also be
configured to match the zone modes you intend to program.
IMPORTANT! It is recommended that the paging zone decisions be
made and filled in on the Zone Map and Configuration Tables, located on
page 54, prior to setting zone option switches and programming.
The programming features are summarized in the Programming Quick
Reference Charts located on page 49 If a feature of the system is not
going to be used, bypass that programming step.
1
Enter Programming Mode
1.
From any DTMF telephone in the system, dial the
paging access extension.
2.
Dial the Connect Password (if optioned).
You will hear the paging system dial tone
3.
Dial ✱
✱
You will hear confirmation tone, then dial tone. Now
programming may begin.
2
Reset to Factory Defaults
1.
Dial 1 0
You will hear two beeps from the Controller
2.
Dial 2 5 3 2 7
After a long pause, you will hear 3 beeps from the
Controller. The controller is now set to factory default
conditions.
3.
Program the system options (refer to the following
paragraphs).
You may exit the programming mode by dialing
#
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3
Define Length of ALlAS Numbers
This system option allows you to set the length (3 or 4 digits) of the
ALlAS number field. The default is 2 digits. If you wish to assign ALlAS
numbers to the paging zones, you must set the length parameter. The
ALlAS number is the dialing extension for the zone. If no ALIAS
numbers are used, the Physical Zone Code is the dialing extension for a
zone.
This MUST be done before
“Zone Map Option – Assigning
ALIAS Numbers”, later in this
section.
First access the PagePac Plus system and enter the programming mode
by pressing ✱ ✱ and then entering your Programming password (if
optioned). You may exit the programming mode by dialing #.
1. Dial 2 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Press 3 or 4 to set length of ALIAS numbers (number of digits
dialed to reach paging zone).
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the setting, dial 2 1 and repeat step 2 above.
4
Set Connect Password
This feature will not become active until the first time you enter a
password, via the programming mode. The factory default is NO
password. The Connect password operates as a security block into the
paging system, restricting paging access to authorized users.
NOTE: You may want to use a
short Connect password (2 or
3 digits only) for ease of use.
1. Dial 3 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the Password you wish to use (up to 6 digits). If the
password has fewer than 6 digits, enter the # to terminate the
string.
For example, 123456 is a valid
password entry. 123# is also a
valid password entry, resulting
in the password 123.
If you already have entered a password and want to remove it (to
have NO password), just enter the # alone.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify that the new Connect password has been established, dial
3 1 and repeat step 2 above.
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5
NOTE: Your Connect and
Programming passwords
should not be the same. If this
feature is active and the
system has been accessed via
the telephone interface, then
after the first digit of your
Programming password is
pressed, the dial tone will stop
and will not be returned until
the correct password is
entered or until the user hangs
up and re-enters the system.
Set Programming Password
Establishing a Programming password will restrict access to the
programming mode of the PagePac Plus paging system. It is
recommended that access to programming be restricted to the System
Administrator, Telecommunications Manager, or other selected users.
This feature will become active once any programming password has
been entered via the programming mode. You are not required to
establish such a password. The factory-set default programming
password is ✱ ✱
1. Dial 3 2 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
For example, 234567 is a valid
password entry. 234# is also a
valid password entry, resulting
in the password 234.
2. Enter the Password you wish to use (up to 6 digits). If the
password has fewer than 6 digits, enter the # to terminate the string.
If you already have entered a password and now want to remove it
(to have NO password), just enter the # alone.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify that the new Programming password has been
established, dials 3 3 and repeat step 2 above.
Forgot the Password? In the event that either or both the connect
password and programming password are forgotten, it will be
necessary to call the Help line (refer to page 2) for instructions how
to erase the two passwords and be able to enter new ones.
6
Turn Confirmation Tone ON/OFF
When the option is ON, a tone will be sent to the telephone interface
after a zone has been selected and before a page can be made. The
default setting is ON.
1. Dial 4 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial 0 to turn OFF, or 1 to turn ON.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the Confirmation Tone condition (OFF or ON), dial 4 1
and repeat step 2 above.
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7
Turn Pre-Announcement Tone ON/OFF
This tone is very similar to the initial talk-back warning tone, in the sense
that it is sent to a zone when the zone is accessed. This tone will be
sent out to both the zone selected and to the telephone interface. After
this tone is sent, you may begin your page message. Default is ON.
1. Dial 4 2 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial 0 to turn OFF, or 1 to turn ON.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the condition (OFF or ON) of the Pre-Annoucement tone,
dial 4 3 and repeat step 2 above.
8
Set Talk-Back Warning Tone
This tone is intended to alert a person that their conversation is being
monitored through the paging system loudspeaker. If Talk-back is
optioned for YES, then the choices will be Initial, 30 Second Repetition,
or Off. The default setting for this parameter is Initial and 30 Second
Repetition.
1. Dial 4 4 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial 0 to turn OFF, 1 to select INITIAL tone only, or 2 to select
Initial and 30 Second repeat.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the condition of the Talk-Back Warning tone, dial 4 5
and repeat step 2 above.
9
Set VOX Disconnect Timing
The system will hang up on a page if no audio is detected for the
programmed amount of time. The default time is 30 seconds, but can be
varied from 10 seconds to 60 seconds, in 10 second increments, or can
be disabled completely.
1. Dial 5 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
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2. Dial the code to select a duration for the VOX Disconnect Timing:
0
1
2
3
to
to
to
to
turn OFF
select 10 seconds
select 20 seconds
select 30 seconds
4 to select 40 seconds
5 to select 50 seconds
6 to select 60 seconds
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the duration of the VOX Disconnect Timing, dial 5 1 and
repeat step 2 above.
10
Enable Computer Monitor
This option selects a device to be connected to the Controller RS-232
port, a computer monitor for logging of all paging activity or a visual
message display. The default setting is Computer Monitor.
By selecting Computer Monitor (the default option), the system is
enabled to monitor activity on Attendant Access, Telephone Interface,
and Night Bell inputs. This feature requires that a PC computer be
connected to the RS-232 port of the Controller. Whenever the input
becomes active, ASCII characters will be sent out the RS-232 port (DB9
pin connector) to the computer. The ASCII characters will be intercepted
by a special software package in the computer that logs the time, date,
input zone, type of activity, zone that was paged, and duration of the
activity. All such input activity to the paging system can then be viewed
(and recorded) on the computer.
By selecting Display, the monitoring activity described above enables
commands to be sent to a visual message display where preprogrammed
messages are displayed.
1. Dial 5 2 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial the 0 to select Computer Monitor, or 1 to select Visual Display
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the status of this option, dial 5 3 and repeat step 2 above.
If a Computer Monitor or visual message display has been connected
and Controller software loaded, you will need to select the types of
paging inputs to be displayed or recorded. See next programming option
“Input Computer Monitor.”
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Select Input to Computer Monitor
This option turns ON or OFF the inputs of Attendant Access, Telephone
Access, and Night Bell to be recorded and displayed by the Computer
Monitor if you have activated it in Step 10. Default is OFF for all three.
You will repeat this procedure 3 times in order to reset all three inputs.
1. Dial 5 4 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial the code to select an option for one of the three inputs:
0
1
2
3
4
5
to turn OFF the Attendant Access
to turn ON the Attendant Access
to turn OFF the Telephone Access
to turn ON the Telephone Access
to turn OFF the Night Bell
to turn ON the Night Bell
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the status of this option, dial 5 5 and repeat step 2 above.
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Set Serial Port Bit Rate
The speed (bit rate) of the controller’s RS-232 serial port can be set to
the rate of the computer monitor or visual display. Default is 9600 bps.
The bit rate may be changed at any time, but the Controller must be
reset (power off then on again) in order to take effect.
1. Dial 2 2 to select this option
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial a code to select the Serial Port Bit Rate
0
1
2
3
to
to
to
to
select
select
select
select
300 bps
1200 bps
2400 bps
4800 bps
4
5
6
to select 9600 bps
to select 14400 bps
to select 19200 bps
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the status of this option, dial 2 3 and repeat step 2 above.
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13
Set Supervised Trunk Mode
If the host telephone system is not a Merlin Legend this feature does not
apply. Proceed to Step 14.
NOTE: Once the option has
been configured, you should
place the Controller Telephone
Mode switch to the Ground
Start position. Connect the
telephone interface to a Loop
Start trunk on the host system
using a standard two-conductor
(not four-conductor) RJ-11
cable.
NOTE: The Ground Start and
Station Access modes are not
available when the Controller is
configured for Supervised
Trunk mode. Supervised
Trunk mode must be turned off
to re-enable these access
modes.
The Supervised Trunk access mode provides both VOX Disconnect and
Forced Disconnect timeouts. When the Controller detects that the it has
been off hook for two minutes, it opens the trunk circuit for one second,
ending the call. Also, if no voice activity is detected for the period
specified by the VOX Disconnect programming option (normally 30
seconds), or if the telephone is overridden by a higher priority activity
(i.e., attendant access), the call is disconnected.
1. Dial 5 6 to select this option
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Press 0 to turn OFF, or 1 to turn ON
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the condition (ON/OFF) of the Supervised Trunk mode,
dial 5 7 and repeat step 2 above.
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Specify Zone Microphone
This option allows you to specify that a zone microphone is attached to
the Attendant Access interface. When the Zone Microphone option is
enabled (ON), the controller will wait for a zone to be selected from the
microphone keypad before it makes a page. When disabled (OFF), the
controller reverts to its normal (All Call) operation.
1. Dial 5 8 to select this option
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial 0 to turn OFF, or 1 to turn ON
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the condition (OFF/ON) of the Zone Microphone option,
dial 5 9 and repeat step 2 above.
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Inhibit Dial Tone Detect
Supervision of the Station/Centrex Access mode is accomplished in 3
ways, by monitoring the loop current and the audio signal (including dial
tone), and a forced disconnect timer. This option (only applicable in the
station access mode) enables you to defeat the dial tone detect function
in order to send a tone via the Telephone Interface to the output.
1. Dial 2 4 to select this option
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Dial 0 to turn Enable, or 1 to turn Inhibit
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
3. To verify the condition (OFF/ON) of the Dial Tone Detect option, dial
2 5 and repeat step 2 above.
General Zone and Zone Group Configurations
General Zone and Zone Group Configurations are options that apply to
selected zones or groups, not to the entire system. The steps following
“Copy Command,” describe each option.
COPY Command
The COPY command can be used to copy the configuration of a zone
that has already been optioned, to one or more additional zones. This
saves re-entering the same parameters over again, to duplicate the
parameters of an existing zone.
1. Dial 1 2 to activate COPY command.
Hear a DOUBLE beep tone.
2. Enter the zone number that you wish to copy from (i.e., 01).
Hear DOUBLE beep tone.
3. Enter the zone number of the beginning of the range of zones you
wish to copy to.
Hear a DOUBLE beep tone.
4. Enter the zone number of the END of the zone range to be copied to.
Hear a TRIPLE beep tone.
NOTE: Program the Controller
using the physical zone
number.
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For example, to copy the parameters of zone 01 to all other zones, the
range zone 02 to 56 would be entered in this step and the next. To copy
to a single zone (for example, 02) enter that zone number as both the
beginning and the end of the range (02 to 02). In this step, enter only
the beginning zone of the zone range.
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NOTE: Before doing this
option, you MUST do “Define
Length of ALIAS Numbers”
(see Step 3).
Zone Map Option—Assigning ALlAS Numbers
Zone Map permits you to assign the dialing code, called the ALlAS zone
code, that you will dial to access a particular zone by telephone (i.e.,
instead of dialing 02 to make a page, you could dial 2202). The factory
default is NONE: no ALlAS numbers are pre-programmed. The zones
are identified by their 2-digit Physical Zone Codes (01 thru 56 and
groups 81-88) as the default condition.
Digit string length for an ALlAS code can be 3 or 4 digits, but all ALlAS
codes must have the same number of digits. (Refer to Step 3) The ✱
and # digits are not applicable digits for zone ALlAS numbers.
NOTE: If ALIAS numbers are
enabled, you MUST use them
for programming from now on.
When an ALIAS number for a
zone is changed, all the
previous zone options for that
zone will be transferred to the
new zone number.
Refer to your own Zone Map and the Example Zone Map at the end of
this programming section.
1. Dial 6 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the 2-digit PHYSICAL zone/group code, of the zone to be
given an ALlAS number.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter the ALlAS zone/group number you have chosen.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the assignment of an ALlAS to a selected zone or group,
dial 6 1 and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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NOTE: The INPUT #1 option
must only be assigned to
physical zones 1 through 8
(on the Controller).
Type of Zone: Input or Output
The choices here are INPUT #1, INPUT #2, and OUTPUT. Be sure the
manually selectable Zone Option switch on the rear of the Controller or
Zone Expansion Unit is set to match the type of zone selected (input or
output). Input #1 would be used for an emergency alert, say a
connection to your alarm system. Input #2 would be a lower priority, say
a doorbell input.
The factory default is OUTPUT (i.e., all zones are output type, by default).
1. Dial 6 2 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the number of the zone or zone group to be optioned. Use
ALlAS numbers, if optioned. Otherwise, use Physical zone/group
numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
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3. Press 0 to designate the zone as OUTPUT
Press 1 to designate it as INPUT #1, or
Press 2 to designate it as INPUT #2
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the zone type assignment, dial 6 3 and repeat steps 2
and 3 above.
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Set Input Priority Arrangement
The input priorities are pre-set at the factory. You may only assign a
priority level to inputs such as doorbell or security alarm, by assigning
them to Input #1 or Input #2, which differ in priority.
NOTE: These priorities
cannot be rearranged.
Also, if you select more than
one zone to be inputs of the
same level (Input 1, for
example), such inputs will be
handled on a first in, first
served basis. See Type of
Zone option, under Zone /
Group Configurations
programming, later in this
section.
The default setting is:
1 – Attendant Access
2 – Input #1
3 – Telephone Access
4 – Input #2
5 – Night Bell
Music (always lowest priority)
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Set Zone or Group Zone to Remote Monitor
This option selects a zone or group zone for computer monitoring,
(logging of paging activity), or for visual message display. The default
setting is off (Refer to Step 10).
1. Dial 6 6 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter zone or group zone number.
3. Dial the code to activate this option:
0 to select OFF
1 to select ON.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the status of this option, dial 6 7 and repeat step 2 above.
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Set Zone Grouping to Page
This option allows you to select a group of zones to be paged at the
same time. The number of zone groups that can be formulated is eight;
the maximum number of zones per group is 56 zones.
The factory default is NONE (there are no default zone groups).
You will need to repeat this procedure for each zone group you wish to
set up.
1. Dial 6 4 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the zone code, of the zone group to be defined (81 thru 88).
For example, dial 81 for zone
group 81 (Zone group 80 is
always All Call). Use ALIAS
numbers, if optioned.
Otherwise, use Physical
zone/group numbers.
For example, 01 (tone), 02
(tone), 13 (tone), 14 (tone), #,
indicates zones 1, 2, 13, and
14 are included in this group.
Enter the codes consecutively,
with no digit or character
between them. Use ALIAS
numbers, if optioned.
Otherwise, use Physical
zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter zone codes of each zone to be included in the group.
Hear a Confirmation Tone for each zone, then dial tone
4. Press
# to end the string of zones.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
5. To verify the zone group assignment, dial 6 5 and repeat steps 2
and 3 above.
Output Zone/Group Configurations
These options apply to zones or groups already configured as outputs
(see Step 17, “Type of Zone,”). All these parameters can be individually
optioned per zone. For a summary of these options, see the
Programming Quick Reference Chart at the end of this section.
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Set Output Zone Type
This option selects the type of output for an individual output zone. The
choices here are Audio/Normally Open, Normally Closed, System
Handshake, Momentary Open, Toggle, Phantom, and Attendant Access
Handshake. The Audio/Normally Open option is the default. The
primary use for the Normally Closed Or System Handshake is to
determine how the switch closure is to function.
NOTE: System Handshake is a
feature required by certain
PBX systems: when they
access the paging system,
they require a return
acknowledgment signal – the
“handshake” – from the
Controller.
When the System Handshake option is chosen, the closure will energize
when a valid Off Hook condition has been detected. The Attendant
Access Handshake zone provides an output contact closure when
Attendant Access interface is ready to make a page.
A Phantom Zone is an output zone that exists only in software. If a page
is made to a Phantom zone, the controller will send a message to an
attached monitoring device (if configured) and will issue confirmation
tone, but will take no action with respect to the zone’s hardware. This
allows uninstalled zones to be used to select messages on a visual
display.
The Momentary Open and Toggle options are intended to be used for
controlling door striker plates, for instance, to permit a security door to be
unlocked. The Momentary Open will stay energized for as long as the
zone is selected. The Toggle will stay energized until the zone is
selected again. Neither of these modes will respond to an Attendant
Access page or an All-Call page. Repeat this procedure for each output
zone.
1. Dial 7 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the output zone number.
Use Alias numbers, if optioned.
Otherwise, use Physical
zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter the code for the type of output you wish to select:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
selects AUDIO/N.O. (Normally Open)
selects Momentary Open
selects N/C (Normally Closed)
selects Sys HS (System Handshake)
selects Toggle
selects Phantom
selects AA Ready (Attendant Access Handshake)
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the Type of Output assignment, dial 7 1 and repeat steps
2 and 3 above.
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NOTE: If you make an all-call
page and this option is
selected NO in either a Zone
Group or Individual Zones,
then an all-call page will be
made to all other zones except
the ones specified. If the
decision is NO for the All-Call
zone and an all-call page is
made, then an error tone will
be returned to you.
NOTE: Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
Set Page Enable
This output zone parameter enables paging for a selected output zone or
zone group. The choice for this selection is YES/NO, with the default
being YES. Repeat this procedure for each output zone or zone group.
1. Dial 7 4 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the zone number, of the zone or group you wish to configure.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter 0 for NO (Page Not Enabled) or 1 for YES (Page enabled)
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the status of Page Enable for a given zone, dial 7 3 and
repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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Set Music Enable if Background Music is Used
This is an individual zone output parameter, that enables background
music to be broadcast to a selected output zone (in the absence of a
higher priority paging output). The choice is YES/NO, with the default
being NO. Repeat this procedure for each output zone that you wish to
have background music.
1. Dial 7 4 to select this option.
NOTE: Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the zone or group zone number.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter 0 for NO (Music Not Enabled) or 1 for YES (Music enabled)
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the status of Music Enable for a given zone, dial 7 5
and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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Set Talkback Enable
This is a zone output parameter that enables talkback capability for a
selected output zone or group. The choice is YES/NO, with the default
being set to NO.
NOTE: Refer to the
Applications notes on
Talkback, page 62.
All speakers in a zone or group will be active 2-way speakers if talkback
has been enabled for a zone. Repeat this procedure for each output
zone or zone group that you wish to have talk-back.
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1. Dial 7 6 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the zone or group zone number.
NOTE: Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter 0 for NO (Not Enabled) or 1 for YES (Enabled)
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the status of Talk-Back Enable for a given zone, dial
and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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Set Night Bell Enable
This is an individual zone output parameter. The choice is YES/NO with
the default being NO. With this parameter set to YES, night bell will be
sent to selected outputs whenever ring voltage is present on the night
bell input (from the PBX to the controller).
If a closure is required to trigger the night bell, then a zone will need to
be configured as an input to send night bell to designated zones when a
closure is present. This is discussed in Steps 27 and 28, Tone Selection
and Tone Routing.
You will need to repeat this procedure for each output zone that you wish
to receive the night bell signal.
1. Dial 7 8 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the zone or group zone number.
NOTE: Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter 0 for NO (Not Enabled) or enter 1 for YES (Enabled)
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the status of Night Bell Enable for a given zone, dial 7 9
and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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Pass DTMF to the Output
This zone output option enables the Touchtone telephone keypad tones
(DTMF) to be passed through the Controller and output to a second
controller or other ancillary device.
The choice is YES/NO, with the default being NO. Operating the unit in
the default mode, you may switch from zone to zone (within the same
Controller) without hanging up, simply by dialing the zone number of the
zone you wish to switch to. The DTMF tones you dial will be muted (not
sent out as audio) as soon as they are detected by the controller.
NOTE: If you leave NO in
option mode, you may page
zone to zone without exiting
system. System is locked up
while you roam zone to zone.
Access to the first zone will be disconnected and you will hear a
pre-announcement tone when the zone switch has been accomplished
(if pre-announcement tone has been enabled).
NOTE: If you access a zone
that is enabled for passing
DTMF, you will not be able to
switch to another zone (on the
same controller) except by
hanging up and re-initializing
access to the PagePac Plus
system.
This YES option, with DTMF tones enabled to the output, is useful when
you have more than one Controller daisy-chained in a system. The
un-muted DTMF tone is passed through the first controller (not triggering
a zone change) to the second controller (or other ancillary device), where
it DOES activate a zone.
When you have accessed a zone with this parameter set to YES, DTMF
will be sent out as un-muted audio but the Controller will not respond to
the DTMF tones (and will not switch zones).
You will need to repeat this procedure for each output zone or zone
group that you wish to receive the DTMF tones.
1. Dial 9 0 to select this option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the zone or group zone number.
NOTE: Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter 0 for NO (Not pass DTMF) or enter 1 for YES (Pass DTMF)
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the status of DTMF Pass for a given zone, dial 9 1
and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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Input Zone / Group Options
These options apply to zones or groups already configured as inputs
(see “Type of Zone,” Step 17). These options are summarized in the
Programming Quick Reference Chart, at the end of this section.
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Tone Selection
If a zone is configured to be an input and is activated, then a tone may
be selected to be directed to whatever zone(s) are selected in “Tone
Routing,” below. The tone selections are listed in step 3.
For example, you wish to have a doorbell pushbutton input cause a
chime to be heard in certain zones. You have already configured the
zone of the doorbell as an input zone. You need to select the tone
(chime) you wish to be heard in the output zones, when the doorbell is
pressed. This is called “Activate Tone via an Input Closure,” on the
Quick Reference Chart.
The default setting for this option is NONE (not activated).
1. Dial 9 2 to select this mode option.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the number of the input zone (i.e., the zone containing the
doorbell pushbutton). Use ALlAS numbers, if optioned. Otherwise,
use Physical zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter the tone option, 0 through 7.
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
None
Chime
Siren
Warble Siren
Night Bell
Fast Ring
Steady Tone
Door Bell
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify the tone option for a given input zone, dial 9 3 and repeat
steps 2 and 3 above.
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Description of Tones
Dial tone: continuous, like the dial tone of a telephone system
Confirmation tone: three beeps
Pre-Announcement tone: 1.5 second duration, 440 Hz
Talk-back Warning tone: 1.5 second duration, 440 Hz
Programming Ready tone: similar to dial tone
Programming/Access Confirmation tone: two beeps
Programming/Access Error tone: beep-hoop, beep-hoop, repeating
Override tone: similar to a “busy signal” on a telephone
Night Bell tone: fast ding-a-ling
Chime: constant period with a sweeping duty cycle
Warble Siren: sweep frequencies up and down
Fast Ring: fast electronic ringer
Steady Tone: steady tone
Door Bell: ding-dong
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Set Tone Routing
Whatever zones are selected here will receive the tone selected in the
previous option, “Tone Selection.”
For example, you have
optioned an input zone to
receive a doorbell pushbutton
input. And you have selected
a tone (in the previous step) to
be output when the doorbell
input is received. Now you
must select the output zone or
zone group which will receive
the tone.
NOTE: Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
1. Dial 9 4 to activate Tone Routing.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the input zone number.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter the output zone/group ALlAS number.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify Tone Routing, dial 9 5 and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
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Audio Source Enable
The primary use for this feature is to allow the paging system to be used
for door service. If optioned, whenever a selected zone is active (i.e.,
the doorbell pushbutton), an audio source (either Telephone Access or
Attendant Access) will be routed automatically to a zone (the door
speaker-phone) selected in “Audio Routing,” below. The default for this
option is NONE.
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1. Dial 9 6 to select Audio Source Enable.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
2. Enter the input zone or group number.
Use ALIAS numbers, if
optioned. Otherwise, use
Physical zone/group numbers.
Hear a DOUBLE beep.
3. Enter 0 (NONE), 1 (AA, Attendant Access), or 2 (T/R, Telephone
Access) to select the audio source (or none) to be enabled when
this zone is activated.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify your selection, Dial 9 7 and repeat steps 2 and 3, above.
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Set Audio Routing
If optioned, whenever a selected input zone with “Audio Source Enabled”
is active, the audio source (either Telephone Access or Attendant
Access) will be routed to the selected zone or group. The default for this
parameter is NO ZONES.
Door Service
The primary use for this feature is to allow the paging system to be used
for door service. For example, you have optioned the doorbell input
zone to enable Telephone Access, and you wish now to select the door
speaker to be the output zone for this Telephone Access audio.
The audio path will remain routed for 10 seconds. If the user accesses
the controller during the 10 second period, they will automatically be
routed to the zone specified in this procedure. If the user accesses the
controller after the time expires, the user will receive a dial tone.
NOTE: If a Connect password
has been installed in your
system, you will have to
access the paging system and
enter your password, before
being automatically routed to
the zone.
1. Dial 9 8 to select Audio Routing.
Hear DOUBLE beeps.
2. Enter the input zone or group zone number.
Hear DOUBLE beeps.
If the doorbell input has a
higher priority than the
telephone access and is
activated while telephone
access paging is underway,
then you will receive the tone
specified in the option “Tone
Selection,” above, and then
will be automatically routed to
the proper zone.
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3. Enter the output zone / group ALlAS number.
Hear TRIPLE beeps.
4. To verify your selection, dial 9 9 and repeat steps 2 and 3 above.
Error Tones
The Error Tone is heard over the phone receiver when an incorrect zone
number has been dialed or contradictory programming input has been
attempted.
Hear error tone
when dialing a zone
ALlAS number
When a zone is selected by Touchtone telephone keypad input (DTMF),
the PagePac Plus searches for the zone in numerical order of the
physical zones; the value dialed (the ALlAS number) is then compared to
the digits stored in memory for each physical zone. If not found, then an
error tone will be returned to the user. Refer to your Zone Map to review
your ALlAS number assignments, and review of the Zone Map Option
programming steps.
Error tone received
when programming
a zone or group
If ever there is a conflict in the programming options between a zone and
a group to which it is assigned (i.e., zone 1 is optioned as an input as an
individual zone, but is optioned as an audio output as part of a zone
group), then an error tone will be returned to the user’s receiver.
Zone group configurations will override individual zone configurations
whenever a zone group is selected. Refer to your filled-in Zone Map
and Zone Configuration Tables to identify any conflict, and reprogram the
erroneous zone.
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Programming Quick Reference Chart
Chart 1. System Configuration Options
Feature
Mode Option/
Verify
Dial
Listen
For
Choose Option
Listen For
Default
Reset to Factory Defaults
To Select
10
Double
Beep
Enter 25327 to reset.
Enter any invalid number string
to escape.
Triple Beeps
25327
(CLEAR)
Number of Zone Map Digits
To Select
To Verify
20
21
Double
3 (digits)
4 (digits)
Triple Beeps
2
To Select
To Verify
30
31
Double
Beep
Enter Password, enter
terminate the string.
# to
Triple Beeps
None
Programming Password
To Select
To Verify
32
33
Double
Beep
Enter Password, enter
terminate the string.
# to
Triple Beeps
✷✷
Confirmation Tone
To Select
To Verify
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41
Double
Beep
0 – Off
1 – On
Triple Beeps
On
Pre-Announcement Tone
To Select
To Verify
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43
Double
Beep
0 – Off
1 – On
Triple Beeps
On
Talk-back Warning Tones
To Select
To Verify
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45
Double
Beep
0 – Off
1 – Initial
2 – Initial and 30 sec.
Triple Beeps
Initial and 30
sec.
VOX Timer Disconnect
To Select
To Verify
50
51
Double
Beep
Enter Duration
0 – Off
1 – 10 sec.
2 – 20 sec.
3 – 30 sec.
4 – 40 sec.
5 – 50 sec.
6 – 60 sec.
Triple Beeps
30 Sec.
Computer Monitor
To Select
To Verify
52
53
Double
Beep
0 – Computer Monitor
1 – Visual Display
Triple Beeps
Computer
Monitor
Input Computer Monitor
To Select
To Verify
54
55
Double
Beep
0 – AA Off
1 – AA On
2 – T/R Off
3 – T/R On
4 – N.B. Off
5 – N.B. On
Triple Beeps
AA – Off
T/R – Off
N.B. – Off
Serial Port Bit Rate
To Select
To Verify
22
23
Double
Beep
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Triple Beeps
9600 bps
Supervised Trunk Mode
To Select
To Verify
56
57
Double
Beep
0 – Off
1 – On
Triple Beeps
Off
Zone Microphone
To Select
To Verify
58
59
Double
Beep
0 – Off
1 – On
Triple Beeps
Off
Dial Tone Detect
To Select
To Verify
24
25
Double
Beep
0 – Enable
1 – Inhibit
Triple Beeps
Enable
Connect Password
Beep
– 300 bps
– 1200 bps
– 2400 bps
– 4800 bps
– 9600 bps
– 14400 bps
– 19200 bps
*NOTES:
Exit the programming mode by dialing #. The # key will terminate a digit string (i.e., Password string)
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Chart 2. General Zone / Group Configurations
Feature
Mode Option/
Verify
Dial
Listen
For
Zone/Group
Selection
Listen
For
Zone Map
To Select
To Verify
60
61
Double
Beep
Enter physical
zone/group number.
Double
Beep
Triple Beeps
Enter alias
zone/group number.
Type of Zone
To Select
To Verify
62
63
Double
Beep
Enter zone/group
number.
Double
Beep
0 – Output
1 – Input 1
2 – Input 2
Zone Grouping
To Select
To Verify
64
65
Double
Enter group number.
Double
Triple Beeps
Enter zone
numbers. A # will
terminate the string.
None
To Select
To Verify
66
67
Double
Beep
0 – OFF
1 – ON
OFF
Remote Monitor
Beep
Beep
Enter zone or group
number (Z)
Double
Beep
Choose Option
Listen For
Triple Beeps
Triple Beeps
Default
None
Output
NOTES:
When a Zone map number (ALIAS) is changed, all of the previous options for that zone will be transferred to the new zone
number.
Program the Controller using ALIAS numbers, if optioned. Otherwise, use the physical zone/group numbers.
Exit the programming mode by dialing #
The # key will terminate a digit string (i.e., Zone Numbers string)
Chart 3. Output Zone / Group Configurations
Feature
Mode Option/
Verify
Dial
Listen
For
Zone/Group
Selection
Listen
For
Type of Output
To Select
To Verify
70
71
Double
Beep
(Z)
Double
Beep
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
Page Enable
To Select
To Verify
72
73
Double
Beep
(Z,G)
Double
Beep
Music Enable
To Select
To Verify
74
75
Double
Beep
(Z)
Talk-Back Enable
To Select
To Verify
76
77
Double
To Select
To Verify
78
79
Double
To Select
To Verify
90
91
Double
Night-Bell Enable
Pass DTMF to the
Output
Listen
For
Default
Triple
Beeps
Audio/
N.O
0 – No
1 – Yes
Triple
Beeps
Yes
Double
Beep
0 – No
1 – Yes
Triple
Beeps
No
(Z,G)
Double
Beep
0 – No
1 – Yes
Triple
Beeps
No
(Z)
Double
Beep
0 – No
1 – Yes
Triple
Beeps
No
(Z,G)
Double
Beep
0 – No
1 – Yes
Triple
Beeps
No
Beep
Beep
Beep
Choose Option
– Audio/N.O.
– Mom. Open
– N/C
– Sys HS
– Toggle
– Phantom
– AA Ready
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Chart 4. Input Zone / Group Configurations
Modify Option/
Verify
Dial
Listen
For
Zone/Group
Selection
Listen
For
Choose Option
Listen For
Default
Activate Tone via
an Imput Closure
To Select
To Verify
92
93
Double
Enter the input zone
number.
Double
Beep
0 – None
1 – Chime
2 – Siren
3 – Warble Siren
4 – Night Bell
5 – Fast Ring
6 – Steady Tone
7 – Door Bell
Triple Beeps
None
Beep
Tone Routing
To Select
To Verify
94
95
Double
Beep
Enter the input zone
number.
Double
Beep
Output zone/group
number
Triple Beeps
None
Audio Source
Enabled
To Select
To Verify
96
97
Double
Enter the input zone
number.
Double
0 – None
1 – AA
2 – T/R
Triple Beeps
None
Audio Routing
To Select
To Verify
98
99
Double
Enter the input zone
number.
Double
Output zone/group
number
Triple Beeps
None
Feature
Beep
Beep
Beep
Beep
*NOTES:
Program the PagePac Plus using the ALIAS numbers, if optioned. Otherwise, use Physical zone/group numbers
Exit the programming mode by dialing
The # key will terminate a digit string (i.e. Zone Numbers string)
#
The Copy Command
Copy
Command
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Dial 12
Double
Beeps
Enter zone
number that is to
be copied.
Double
Beeps
Enter the
beginning of the
range.
Double
Beeps
Enter end of
the range.
Triple
Beeps
Zone Map and Zone Configuration Tables
The Zone Map (table 7) assists in identifying each zone, both input and
output, of your particular paging layout. The Zone Configuration table
(table 8) identifies each input and output zone, and their associated
features. Refer to your facilities floor plan. With these three tables filled
out, programming can begin.
NOTE: You may find it helpful
to photocopy the tables and fill
the copies out.
Follow steps 1 thru 3 and fill out the Zone Map tables on the next page,
and steps 4 to 11 and fill out the Zone Configuration (Output and Input
Zones) tables. When completed, proceed to page 29 and begin
programming the system.
1
Write a brief description of each zone.
For example, Lobby, Warehouse, Doorbell: Security Door, Fire
alarm, etc.
2
Assign ALlAS Zone Numbers (optional).
An Alias Zone Number if the extension number (3 or 4 digits) you
intend to dial to reach this zone. If an ALlAS number is assigned to
any zone, ALlAS numbers must be assigned to ALL zones.
3
Enter the Input or Output zone type.
Write an I-1, I-2, or an O to indicate the type of zone. I-1 means
input priority level 1; I-2 means input priority 2 (the higher the
priority zones get first access to the Controller). Input and Output
here mean inputs to, or outputs from, the Controller.
4
Fill in description of Output Zone.
See examples in step one. Refer to the Zone Map
5
Enter the Type of Output
The options are Audio/N.O., Mom. Open, N-C, Sys HS, Toggle,
Phantom, or AA Ready.
6
7
For the other features listed for that zone, enter a Y
(yes) or N (no) to implement those options.
Fill in description of Input Zone.
See examples in step one. Refer to the Zone Map
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8
Enter the Priority Level (1 or 2) for this zone
Priority Level 1 inputs are “first in” to access the page
9
Select Tone 1 - 7 for this zone
See Tone Selection descriptions on page 44.
10
Enter the Zone or Group Zone to receive the tone.
Refer to Zone map to determine what zones will hear this tone.
11
Enter 0, 1, or 2 for Audio Enable to this zone.
0 = None, 1 = AA, Attendant Access, and 2 = T/R Telephone
Access. Refer to Audio Enable on page 46.
12
Enter the zone number to route the audio to.
Refer to Step 30 on page 47 for an explanation of this feature.
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Upon completion of the Zone Map and Zone
Configuration Tables, go to page 29 to begin
programming.
Table 7. Zone Map
DESCRIPTION OF ZONE
PHYSICAL
ZONE
NUMBER
PHYSICAL
ZONE
CODE
Zone 1
01
Zone 2
02
Zone 3
03
Zone 4
04
Zone 5
05
Zone 6
06
Zone 7
07
Zone 8
08
All Call
80
Group 1
81
Group 2
82
Group 3
83
Group 4
84
Group 5
85
Group 6
86
Group 7
87
Group 8
88
ALIAS*
ZONE
NUMBER
INPUT (1 OR 2) OR
OUTPUT
Zones 9 thru 24 are located on the First Zone Expansion Unit
09
Zone 9
Zone 10
10
Zone 11
11
Zone 12
12
Zone 13
13
Zone 14
14
Zone 15
15
Zone 16
16
Zone 17
17
Zone 18
18
Zone 19
19
Zone 20
20
Zone 21
21
Zone 22
22
Zone 23
23
Zone 24
24
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Table 7. Zone Map (Continued)
DESCRIPTION OF ZONE
PHYSICAL
ZONE
NUMBER
PHYSICAL
ZONE
CODE
Zone 25
25
Zone 26
26
Zone 27
27
Zone 28
28
Zone 29
29
Zone 30
30
Zone 31
31
Zone 32
32
Zone 33
33
Zone 34
34
Zone 35
35
Zone 36
36
Zone 37
37
Zone 38
38
Zone 39
39
Zone 40
40
Zones 25 thru 40 are located on the Second Zone Expansion Unit
Zone 41
41
Zone 42
42
Zone 43
43
Zone 44
44
Zone 45
45
Zone 46
46
Zone 47
47
Zone 48
48
Zone 49
49
Zone 50
50
Zone 51
51
Zone 52
52
Zone 53
53
Zone 54
54
Zone 55
55
Zone 56
56
Zones 41 thru 56 are located on the Third Zone Expansion Unit
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ALIAS*
ZONE
NUMBER
INPUT (1 OR 2) OR
OUTPUT
Table 8. Zone Configuration Table (Output Zones)
DESCRIPTION OF
OUTPUT ZONE
Phys.
Zone Code
Type of
Output
Page
Music
Talkback Night Bell DTMF Pass
Enable Y/N Enable Y/N Enable Y/N Enable Y/N thru Y/N
Example
i.e., Office Loudspeakers
01
Audio
Y
Y
N
Y
N
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Table 8. Zone Configuration Table (Input Zones)
DESCRIPTION OF
INPUT ZONE
Priority Physical Zone Select Tone
1-7
Code
Level 1 or 2
Route Tone
to Zone
Audio
Enable
0-2
Audio
Route to
Zone
81
2
05
Examples
i.e., Security Doorbell
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2
04
1
Application Notes
Night Bell
There are two different Night Bell connections possible to the Controller.
These are illustrated in figure 24.
From an EKTS
Telephone System
A programmer needs to know what type of Night Bell connection exists
between the telephone system and the Controller. In one case, typically
with an EKTS (Key) telephone system, where Night Bell input is wired to
one of the eight Controller onboard zones (corresponding to the eight
switches on the rear of the controller), then you will need to configure it
as an input zone, just as any other (i.e.,door bell, alarm system, door
ajar). The phone system produces a contact closure.
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17, Tone Selection, step
27, and Tone Routing, step 28.
From a PBX or
Centrex System
In the other case, typically with a PBX system that produces a ring
voltage output, the Night Bell connection is not wired to one of the eight
input zones, but to the connector on the rear of the Controller labeled
“N.B.” (pins 5 and 6, nightbell)
Required Programming: Night Bell Enable, step 25, Tone Selection,
step 27, and Tone Routing, step 28.
NIGHT BELL CONNECTION
FROM KEY TELEPHONE SYSTEM
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
MOMENTARY
CONTACT CLOSURE
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
CONTROLLER
NIGHT BELL (N.B.) CONNECTION
FROM PABX TELEPHONE SYSTEM
Figure 24. Night Bell Interface
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Door and Speaker Control
Visitor Presses
Doorbell
Figure 25 illustrates door speaker and control interfaces.
When a visitor presses the doorbell of a security door, a contact-closure
input to the controller signals an output tone (i.e., a door chime) to
selected paging zone(s).
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17 (doorbell as an input
zone), Tone Selection, step 27 (select a tone to be sounded when the
doorbell input is activated), Tone Routing, step 28 (route the tone to
in-facility paging zones), and Audio Enable, step 29 (so that it
automatically opens an audio channel between the door speaker and
your telephone access (or attendant access).
Answering the
Doorbell
The person inside the building, having heard the door chime, can simply
dial the proper extension and establish two-way communications with the
door speaker.
If the input zone (door bell) has been optioned for Audio Enable, then the
user’s telephone access (or attendant access, depending on the option
chosen in Audio Enable) connects via the paging system to the door
speaker, for a period of 10 seconds. If the user doesn’t pick up the
phone until after the 10 seconds has passed, he must dial the Door
Speaker zone code to talk.
DOOR SPEAKER
PUSHBUTTON CONNECTION
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
MOMENTARY CONTACT CLOSURE
INPUT FROM DOOR
SPEAKER PUSHBUTTON
DOOR SPEAKER
AUDIO CONNECTION
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
DOOR POWER
LOCK CONNECTION
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIX OUTPUT
DOOR
ENTRANCE
70 VOLT AUDIO OUTPUT
SHIELDED FOR TALKBACK
OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE
(MOMENTARY)
ZONE EXPANSION UNIT
Figure 25. Door Speaker and Control Interfaces
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If the doorbell input has a higher priority than T/A (i.e., is Input #1), and
is activated while T/A paging is in progress, or during a dial tone, then
the user will hear the door chime tone and be automatically routed to the
door speaker for two-way communication.
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17 (interface the door
speaker-phone as an output zone), Output Zone Type, step 21,
(configure output for Audio to the door speaker-phone), Page Enable,
step 22, (enables page to the door speaker), Talkback Enable, step 24
(enable talk-back for the door speaker), and Audio Routing, step 30
(route the telephone access audio to the door speaker-phone).
Door Unlock
The person inside the building can also remotely unlock the door, by
entering a numeric code (Door Code) on the telephone’s keypad.
NOTE: The door ajar switch, if
any, should be programmed
similarly to a doorbell as an
input zone, resulting in a tone.
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17, (set the door lock
device as an output zone), and Output Zone Type, step 21 (momentary,
normally-open switch).
Alarm System Input
Figure 26 illustrates a typical alarm system interface. When the alarm
system is tripped, a tone will be constantly sent to selected zones until
the alarm is reset.
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17, (set the alarm system
as Input #1, Tone Selection, step 27 (select a tone to be sounded when
the alarm input is activated), Tone Routing, step 28 (route the tone to
in-facility paging zones).
ALARM SYSTEM
CONNECTION
CONTACT
CLOSURE OUTPUT
CONTACT
CLOSURE INPUT
70V AUDIO OUTPUT
CONTROLLER
Figure 26. Alarm System Interface
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Computer Monitor and Visual Message Display
Figure 27 illustrates the Computer Monitor and Visual Display interface.
If a PC computer is connected to the RS-232 port of the Controller for
the purpose of logging paging activities, you will need to program the
Controller to send signals to it, and turn ON/OFF the Attendant Access,
Telephone Access, and Night Bell signals that would trigger the monitor
to log the event.
To communicate with a visual display, you will need to set the Computer
Monitor option to Visual Display, and enable the Input Monitor and
Remote Monitor options for the interfaces, zones, and zone groups you
wish to monitor. You can also use the Phantom option of the Zone
Output type parameter.
In addition, you will need to program the visual display with the
messages you wish to display.
Required Programming: Computer Monitor, step 10 (set to Computer
Monitor or Visual Display), Input to Computer Monitor, step 11 (select
monitor types).
COMPUTER MONITOR
CONNECTION
CONNECT SERIAL (RS-232)
CABLE FROM COMPUTER
SERIAL PORT TO DB-15
CONNECTOR ON CONTROLLER
VISUAL MESSAGE DISPLAY
CONNECTION
CONNECT VISUAL MESSAGE DISPLAY
KEYBOARD PORT / RJ-45 CABLE
CONNECTOR TO DB-15
CONNECTOR ON CONTROLLER
CONTROLLER
Figure 27. Computer Monitor and Visual Message Display Interface.
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Talkback
Any audio output zone can be programmed for Talkback. Each Talkback
paging zone must use shielded cable, grounded at the Controller zone
connector, not the speaker. All speakers in a zone will be two-way
speakers, if talkback has been enabled for a zone. Therefore all
speakers in the talkback zone will pick up ambient noise, as well as the
voices of persons addressing the paging speakers. For that reason, it is
not recommended to have more than two speakers in a zone that is
designated for talkback. There should be low ambient background noise
levels of 72 dB or less for efficient operation.
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17 (set to Output),
Talkback Enable, step 24 (activates two-way speakers).
Connecting Additional Controllers or Remote Amplifiers
Figure 28 illustrates the additional Controller and Remote AmpliCenter
interface.
When additional Controller(s) or other ancillary devices are daisy-chained
with the first Controller, you will want to ensure that the programming
option DTMF Enabled to the Output has been selected for a YES
condition for output zones. This permits you, when engaged in paging
by telephone in one zone, to dial another zone number (residing on the
remote Controller unit) and automatically reach that zone. Your DTMF
dial input tones are passed through the first (main) Controller, to the
second one, where a switch of zones occurs in response to the dialed
tones.
Required Programming: Type of Zone, step 17 (contact closure output
to remote Controller), Enable DTMF to output, step 25 (send tone to
remote Controller).
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AMPLICENTER
PAGE INPUT
CONTROLLER
CONTACT CLOSURE
OUTPUT (BLK/YEL)
TO AMP
0dBm OUTPUT
(RED/GRN)
REMOTE AMPLICENTER
PAGE INPUT
REMOTE PAGING SYSTEM
AMPLICENTER
PAGE INPUT
CONTROLLER
TO AMP
Figure 28. Connecting Additional Controllers and Remote Amplifiers
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