V-Series Panels User Guide
V-Series Panels
User Guide
PN: 399G037 Rev: A 03/22/13
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V-Series Panels User Guide
Part Number: 399G037 Revision: A
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Contents
1
Important Safety Instructions ........................................................................... 9
Safety symbols .................................................................................................................................. 10
Mains power cord .............................................................................................................................. 10
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3
Introduction ...................................................................................................... 11
2.1
V-Series Panels covered by this guide ................................................................................. 11
2.2
Further information ................................................................................................................ 12
Overview ........................................................................................................... 13
3.1
Headset connector options ................................................................................................... 13
3.2
Expansion panel options ....................................................................................................... 13
3.3
Front panel lights and controls .............................................................................................. 14
3.3.1
V12LD ........................................................................................................................... 14
3.3.2
V12PD ........................................................................................................................... 14
3.3.3
V12RD ........................................................................................................................... 15
3.3.4
V24LD ........................................................................................................................... 15
3.3.5
V24PD ........................................................................................................................... 16
3.3.6
V24RD ........................................................................................................................... 16
3.3.7
V12LDE ......................................................................................................................... 17
3.3.8
V12PDE......................................................................................................................... 17
3.3.9
V12RDE ........................................................................................................................ 17
3.3.10
V12LDD ......................................................................................................................... 18
3.3.11
V12PDD ........................................................................................................................ 19
3.3.12
V12RDD ........................................................................................................................ 20
3.4
3.4.1
Navigating the key display window ............................................................................... 22
3.4.2
Key display window controls ......................................................................................... 23
3.4.3
Navigating the Reply key display window ..................................................................... 25
3.5
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Key display window ............................................................................................................... 21
Supported fonts in V-Series panels....................................................................................... 26
Using the Front Panel Controls ...................................................................... 27
4.1
Mic On ................................................................................................................................... 27
4.2
Shift Page .............................................................................................................................. 27
4.3
Headset Select ...................................................................................................................... 27
4.4
Menu ..................................................................................................................................... 28
4.5
Main levels (volume) control ................................................................................................. 28
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Auxiliary levels (volume) control............................................................................................ 28
4.7
Listen Again........................................................................................................................... 29
4.8
Up / Down buttons on lever key and pushbutton panels ...................................................... 29
4.9
Rotary control on rotary panels ............................................................................................. 29
4.10
Dial pad (2RU and desktop panels) ...................................................................................... 30
4.11
Push-To-Talk (PTT) operation .............................................................................................. 31
4.12
Status LEDs (Tallies) ............................................................................................................ 32
4.13
Communication errors ........................................................................................................... 33
4.14
Lever key panels ................................................................................................................... 33
4.14.1
4.15
Pushbutton panels ................................................................................................................ 33
4.15.1
4.16
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Pushbutton Reply Key GPI Operation .......................................................................... 34
Rotary panels ........................................................................................................................ 34
4.16.1
Using rotary panel keys ................................................................................................. 35
4.16.2
Rotary panel Reply key ................................................................................................. 35
4.16.3
Assignment Panel (AP) mode and the COM key .......................................................... 36
4.16.4
Rotary panel IFB operation ........................................................................................... 36
4.16.5
Rotary panel Forced Listen ........................................................................................... 37
4.16.6
Rotary panel Reply key GPI operation .......................................................................... 38
Using the Menu System .................................................................................. 40
5.1
Navigating the menu system ................................................................................................. 40
5.2
Fast Key Assign .................................................................................................................... 41
5.2.1
The Dial code ................................................................................................................ 42
5.2.2
Dial code validation ....................................................................................................... 42
5.3
Top level menu ...................................................................................................................... 44
5.4
SYS INFO (System Information) menu ................................................................................. 46
5.4.1
VIEW KEYS menu......................................................................................................... 47
5.4.2
PARTY LINE menu ....................................................................................................... 50
5.4.3
FIXED GRP menu ......................................................................................................... 52
5.4.4
NEAR PNLS menu ........................................................................................................ 53
5.4.5
MONITORS Menu ......................................................................................................... 54
5.4.6
FL SOURCE Menu ........................................................................................................ 55
5.4.7
FL DEST menu.............................................................................................................. 56
5.5
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Reply Key GPI functionality on lever key panels .......................................................... 33
LOCAL PREF (Local Preferences) menu ............................................................................. 57
5.5.1
TIMEOUTS menu .......................................................................................................... 59
5.5.2
LEVEL ADJ (Level Adjust) Menu .................................................................................. 60
5.5.3
BRIGHTNESS menu ..................................................................................................... 63
5.5.4
MESSAGE menu........................................................................................................... 64
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5.5.5
5.6
PARTY LINE configuration menu.................................................................................. 68
5.6.2
FIXED GRP configuration menu ................................................................................... 70
5.6.3
LOCAL PNL (Local Panel) configuration menu ............................................................ 72
5.6.4
LOCAL KEYS configuration menu ................................................................................ 73
5.6.5
ATTRIBUTES menu ...................................................................................................... 76
5.6.6
REMOTE PNL menu ..................................................................................................... 77
5.6.7
FL CONFIG (Forced Listen configuration) menu .......................................................... 80
5.6.8
INPUT LVLS (Input Levels) configuration menu ........................................................... 82
5.6.9
OUTPUT LVL (Output Levels) configuration menu....................................................... 86
DIAGNOSTIC menu .............................................................................................................. 88
5.7.1
SYSTEM DATA menu ................................................................................................... 91
5.7.2
UPGRADE menu........................................................................................................... 92
5.8
CALL menu ........................................................................................................................... 94
5.9
DIAL menu ............................................................................................................................ 96
5.10
LOCAL EXCL (Local Exclusive) menu .................................................................................. 98
5.11
LOCAL PAGE (Local Page override) menu .......................................................................... 99
5.12
ASSNMT PNL (Assignment Panel) menu ........................................................................... 100
5.12.1
Assigning IFB sources and destinations ..................................................................... 101
5.12.2
Assigning partyline members ...................................................................................... 103
5.12.3
Assigning Fixed Group members ................................................................................ 104
5.13
SUPERVISE menu .............................................................................................................. 105
5.14
SHIFT menu ........................................................................................................................ 109
5.15
Menu map ........................................................................................................................... 110
IP Configuration ............................................................................................. 111
6.1
Accessing the IP configuration menus ................................................................................ 111
6.2
IP SETUP menu .................................................................................................................. 112
6.2.1
CONNECT menu......................................................................................................... 113
6.2.2
USER ID menu ............................................................................................................ 116
6.2.3
PASSWORD menu ..................................................................................................... 117
6.2.4
CNTL DELAY (Control Delay) menu ........................................................................... 118
6.3
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SYS CONFIG (System Configuration) menu ........................................................................ 66
5.6.1
5.7
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RESET XPTS (Reset Crosspoints) menu ..................................................................... 66
NET SETUP menu .............................................................................................................. 120
6.3.1
IP ADDRESS menu..................................................................................................... 122
6.3.2
IP GATEWAY menu .................................................................................................... 123
6.3.3
DNS SERVER menu ................................................................................................... 124
6.3.4
MATRIX IP menu ........................................................................................................ 125
6.3.5
LOGIN PORT menu .................................................................................................... 126
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6.3.6
DHCP menu ................................................................................................................ 127
6.3.7
SUBNETMASK (Subnet Mask) menu ......................................................................... 127
6.3.8
CON TYPE (Connection Type) menu ......................................................................... 128
6.4
CONFIRM CLEAR menu .................................................................................................... 129
6.5
IP menu map ....................................................................................................................... 130
Installing V-Series panels ............................................................................. 131
7.1
7.1.1
Placing rack mounted panels ...................................................................................... 131
7.1.2
Placing desktop panels ............................................................................................... 131
7.1.3
Placing expansion panels ........................................................................................... 135
7.2
Wiring V-Series panels ........................................................................................................ 136
7.2.1
V-Series main panel rear connectors (no AES-3 or T-Adapter) ................................. 137
7.2.2
V-Series main panel rear connectors (AES-3) ............................................................ 137
7.2.3
V-Series main panel rear connectors (T-Adapter) ...................................................... 137
7.2.4
V Series expansion panel rear connectors ................................................................. 138
7.2.5
V-Series desktop panel rear connectors (no AES-3 or T-Adapter)............................ 139
7.2.6
V-Series desktop panel rear connectors (AES-3) ....................................................... 139
7.2.7
V Series desktop panel rear connectors (T-Adapter).................................................. 140
7.2.8
Mains power cord ........................................................................................................ 140
7.2.9
Power connector wiring ............................................................................................... 141
7.2.10
Analog matrix frame to panel wiring ............................................................................ 141
7.2.11
Matrix panel GPIO connector wiring ........................................................................... 143
7.2.12
Programmable Relay contacts .................................................................................... 144
7.2.13
Opto-Isolated inputs .................................................................................................... 144
7.2.14
Auxiliary audio connector ............................................................................................ 146
7.2.15
AES-3 option to AES-6 interface card ......................................................................... 147
7.2.16
T-Adapter option to DIG-2/DIF-102 interface .............................................................. 149
7.2.17
LAN connector............................................................................................................. 150
7.2.18
Expansion panel output............................................................................................... 151
7.3
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Placing panels ..................................................................................................................... 131
Front panel connectors ....................................................................................................... 152
7.3.1
Microphone connector ................................................................................................. 152
7.3.2
Headset connectors .................................................................................................... 153
7.4
Mains AC Power ................................................................................................................. 156
7.5
Panel parameters in ECS / EHX ......................................................................................... 156
7.5.1
Headset sidetone ........................................................................................................ 157
7.5.2
Headset autodetect ..................................................................................................... 157
7.5.3
Panel microphone gain ............................................................................................... 158
7.5.4
Speaker dim ................................................................................................................ 158
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7.6
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Panel-to-matrix card baud rate............................................................................................ 159
Maintaining V-Series panels ......................................................................... 160
8.1
Accessing the Local Maintenance Menu (LMM) ................................................................. 160
8.2
Navigating the LLM menu ................................................................................................... 161
8.2.1
8.3
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Page Override ............................................................................................................. 159
Use of displays ............................................................................................................ 161
Commands .......................................................................................................................... 162
8.3.1
version ......................................................................................................................... 162
8.3.2
xpoint ........................................................................................................................... 163
8.3.3
level ............................................................................................................................. 165
8.3.4
control.......................................................................................................................... 166
8.3.5
limit .............................................................................................................................. 168
8.3.6
filter .............................................................................................................................. 169
8.3.7
la (Listen Again) .......................................................................................................... 171
8.3.8
mixer ............................................................................................................................ 172
8.3.9
setup ............................................................................................................................ 172
8.3.10
voicerec ....................................................................................................................... 173
8.3.11
voiceplay ..................................................................................................................... 174
8.3.12
intrim ............................................................................................................................ 174
8.3.13
outtrim ......................................................................................................................... 175
8.3.14
gpio .............................................................................................................................. 176
8.3.15
module......................................................................................................................... 178
Specifications ................................................................................................ 179
9.1
Front panel controls and connectors ................................................................................... 179
9.2
Main panel rear connectors................................................................................................. 179
9.3
AES-3 option rear connectors ............................................................................................. 179
9.4
T-Adapter option rear connector ......................................................................................... 180
9.5
Expansion panel rear connectors........................................................................................ 180
9.6
Panel microphone input ...................................................................................................... 180
9.7
Headset microphone input .................................................................................................. 180
9.8
Auxiliary loudspeaker output ............................................................................................... 180
9.9
Audio input/output ............................................................................................................... 181
9.10
AC mains power supply (external) ...................................................................................... 181
9.11
Temperature ........................................................................................................................ 181
9.12
Humidity .............................................................................................................................. 181
9.13
Dimensions (1RU panels) ................................................................................................... 182
9.14
Dimensions (2RU panels) ................................................................................................... 182
9.15
Dimensions (Desktop panels) ............................................................................................. 182
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10 Glossary ......................................................................................................... 183
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1 Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as power-cord supply or plug is damaged, liquid has
been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain
or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture.
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Safety symbols
Familiarize yourself with the safety symbols in Figure 1: Safety symbols. These symbols are
displayed on the apparatus and warn you of the potential danger of electric shock if the system is
used improperly. They also refer you to important operating and maintenance instructions in the
product user manual.
Figure 1: Safety symbols
Mains power cord
V-Series panels are powered by an external power supply. The cord to connect the external power
supply to the mains supply must conform to the following:
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The mains power cord shall have an IEC C13 connector at one end and a mains power plug
at the other end.
•
An IEC C13 plug has three pins, the centre pin carrying the earth / ground. The other two
pins carry neutral and live circuits.
•
The conductors of the mains cords shall have adequate cross-sectional area for rated current
consumption of the equipment.
•
The mains plug that connects to the mains supply must be approved for use in the country
where the equipment is to be used.
•
The mains power cord must be an IEC mains power cord complying with standard
IEC60320; IEC320/C13.
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Mains power cords used in the U.S. must also comply with standard UL817.
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2 Introduction
This guide describes how to install, use and maintain V-Series™ user panels from Clear-Com®
V-Series user panels are fully compatible with both the Eclipse and Eclipse HX digital matrix
systems, and are available in 12-key and 24-key pushbutton, rotary and lever key formats.
The panels incorporate a wide range of advanced features to enhance usability and audio
performance, including:
•
Advanced Digital Signal Processing.
•
10-character displays.
•
Listen Again memory.
•
Clear-Com IP technology.
2.1 V-Series Panels covered by this guide
The V-Series family of panels comprises:
Format
Product number
Lever Key
V12LD
V24LD
V12LDD
V12LDE
Pushbutton
Rotary
Description
19” rack mount 1RU 12 lever key panel.
19” rack mount 2RU 24 lever key panel with dial pad.
Desktop 12 lever key panel.
19” rack mount 1RU 12 lever key expansion panel.
V12PD
19” rack mount 1RU 12 pushbutton panel.
V24PD
19” rack mount 2RU 24 pushbutton panel with dial pad.
V12PDD
Desktop 12 pushbutton panel.
V12PDE
19” rack mount 1RU 12 pushbutton expansion panel.
V12RDX4
19” rack mount 1RU 12 rotary control panel (XLR4).
V12RDX5
19” rack mount 1RU 12 rotary control panel (XLR5).
19” rack mount 2RU 24 rotary control panel with dial pad
(XLR4).
19” rack mount 2RU 24 rotary control panel with dial pad
(XLR5).
V24RDX4
V24RDX5
V12RDDX4
Desktop 12 rotary control panel (XLR4).
V12RDDX45
Desktop 12 rotary control panel (XLR5).
V12RDEY
19” rack mount 1RU 12 rotary control extension panel.
Table 1: V-Series Panels covered by this guide
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2.2 Further information
V-Series documentation is available from your product CD-ROM. For more information about the VSeries family of panels, see:
http://www.clearcom.com/product/digital-matrix/user-panel
For more information about the Eclipse and Eclipse HX digital matrix systems, referenced by this
guide, see:
http://www.clearcom.com/product/digital-matrix.
For sales information, see your Clear-Com sales representative. For contact information and legal
disclaimers, see Page 2 of this guide.
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3 Overview
This chapter provides an overview of the V-Series family of panels, including:
•
Headset connector and expansion panel options.
•
Front panel lights and controls.
•
Key display and fonts.
Tip: For a brief description of all the V-Series panels covered by this guide, including product
numbers, see Table 1: V-Series Panels covered by this guide.
3.1 Headset connector options
The following headset connector options (one connector only) are available to V-Series panels:
•
XLR-4M locking headset connection.
•
XLR-5F headset connection.
•
XLR-7M headset connection.
3.2 Expansion panel options
Panel
Expansion panel support
V12LD
Up to eight V12LDE expansion panels in a daisy chain.
V24LD
Up to eight V12PDE expansion panels in a daisy chain.
V12PD
V24PD
Up to eight V12RDE expansion panels in a daisy chain.
V12RD
V24RD
V12LDD
Do not support expansion panels.
V12PDD
V12RDD
Table 2: Expansion panel options
Note:
Expansion panel types (lever key, pushbutton or rotary control) may not be mixed in a daisy chain of
such panels and must be connected to a main panel of the same type.
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3.3 Front panel lights and controls
3.3.1 V12LD
Figure 2: V12LD front panel lights and controls
3.3.2 V12PD
Figure 3: V12PD front panel lights and controls
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3.3.3 V12RD
Figure 4: V12RD front panel lights and controls
3.3.4 V24LD
Figure 5: V24LD front panel lights and controls
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3.3.5 V24PD
Figure 6: V24PD front panel lights and controls
3.3.6 V24RD
Figure 7: V24RD front panel lights and controls
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3.3.7 V12LDE
Figure 8: V12LDE front panel lights and controls
3.3.8 V12PDE
Figure 9: V12PDE front panel lights and controls
3.3.9 V12RDE
Figure 10: V12RDE front panel lights and controls
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3.3.10
V12LDD
Figure 11: V12LDD front panel lights and controls
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3.3.11
V12PDD
Figure 12: V12PDD front panel lights and controls
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3.3.12
V12RDD
Figure 13: V12RDD front panel lights and controls
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3.4 Key display window
The key display window is located next to the selection pushbutton, lever key or rotary
control.
You can access assigned labels either by pushing the selection control (pushbutton and
rotary panels) or toggling (lever key panels). Each key display window can be assigned as
many as nine labels, one each from the main page and the eight shift pages. A label may
either:
•
Represent a talk or listen path to a panel, interface card or module, fixed group,
or partyline.
•
Activate a programmable control function.
The key display window can display up to ten Latin or Katakana characters, or five Kanji
characters, together with status indicators for the key. These status indicators are:
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Currently selected page.
•
Latched talk indicator.
•
Latched listen indicator.
•
Panel monitoring indicator.
•
Microphone indicator.
•
Incoming VOX indicator.
•
Antenna active indicator.
•
Destination type indicator (for example, a partyline, IFB, or Fixed Group).
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Remote panel connection.
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3.4.1 Navigating the key display window
Figure 14: Navigating the key display window
Feature
Description / comments
Label Field
10 character field for the key label.
Latch Indicator
Indicates the talk/listen status of the key.
A down arrow indicates that the key is a latched talk key, an
up arrow indicates a latched listen key. Both arrows together
indicate a latched talk and listen key.
If no arrows are displayed the key is not latched.
Audio Level
A bar graph indicating the audio level set on that route.
Key Type
Indicates the type of route or action the panel key is
connected to:
• PL = Party Line
• IFB = Interruptible Foldback
• FG = Fixed Group (includes stacked keys)
Key Status
Displays an icon indicating the status of this key
(see Figure 15: Key Status icons).
Table 3: Navigating the key display window
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Figure 15: Key Status icons
3.4.2 Key display window controls
Figure 16: Lever key display window controls
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Figure 17: Pushbutton key display window controls
Figure 18: Rotary key display window controls
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3.4.3 Navigating the Reply key display window
Figure 19: Navigating the Reply key display window
Feature
Description / comments
Label Field
10 character field for the Reply / caller label.
Latch Indicator
Indicates the latch status of the key.
As the Reply key is non-latching these indicators are not
displayed.
Shift Page
The number of the current shift page. Only the current
page number is displayed, with the digit in the position shown
in the illustration.
Key Type
Indicates the type of route or action the Reply key is
connected to.
When replying to an incoming call from a partyline, Fixed
Group or IFB the caller port is displayed rather than the
partyline, Fixed Group or IFB. The reply key only connects to
the caller.
Panel Monitoring
Displays an ear icon if the panel is being monitored.
Table 4: Navigating the Reply key display window
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3.5 Supported fonts in V-Series panels
Font
Description / comments
Basic Latin
Cyrillic
Hiragana
The backslash is a Yen character. This is a size-maximized font (no
descenders, lower-case characters are not relative in size to uppercase characters). This covers Unicode 32 to 127 (decimal), 0x20 to
0x7F (hex).
The V-Series panel display will support ten characters.
This is a normal, relatively-sized font. Covers Unicode 1024 to 1279
(decimal), 0x400 to 0x4FF (hex) with some missing characters.
The V-Series panel display will support ten characters.
This covers the codepoint range 12352 to 12447 (decimal), 0x3040
to 0x309F (hex).
The V-Series panel display will support five characters.
Full-width
Katakana
The V-Series panel display will support five characters, as this is a
normal width font.
This covers the codepoint range 12448 to 12543 (decimal), 0x30A0 to
0x30FF (hex) with some missing characters.
Displays 17,000 out of the 21,000 characters. This covers the
codepoint range 19968 to 40895 (decimal), 0x4E00 to 0x9FBF (hex).
Kanji
The V-Series panel display will support five characters.
Hangul
The range is 44032 to 55215 (decimal), 0xAC00 to 0xD7AF (hex).
The V-Series panel display will support five characters.
Half-width
Katakana
The codepoint range is 65376 to 65440 (decimal), 0xFF60 to 0xFFA0
(hex).
The V-Series panel display will support ten characters.
Table 5: Supported fonts
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4 Using the Front Panel Controls
This chapter describes the functionality of the V-Series front panel controls in detail, including the
small functional differences between lever key panels, pushbutton panels and rotary control
panels.
Tip: For a brief description of all the V-Series panels covered by this guide, including product
numbers, see Table 1: V-Series Panels covered by this guide.
4.1 Mic On
The Mic On/Off button turns the currently selected microphone (gooseneck microphone or
headset microphone) on or off.
When the microphone is on the red LED will come on to indicate that the microphone is
active. If a panel key is used to establish a talk connection the panel microphone is
automatically enabled and the indicator light is lit.
When the connection is terminated the microphone is automatically disabled.
4.2 Shift Page
By momentarily pressing and releasing the Shift Page button, you can toggle between the
main page and the currently selected shift page.
When you press and hold the Shift Page button for more than 500ms, the panel is placed in
Shift Page mode. The Shift Page menu is shown on the display and the red indicator LED
is lit.
The software now supports named shift pages. This allows the user to give any shift page a
1 - 10 character name to better identify the use of the page. See EHX user guide for
information on the naming of shift pages.
4.3 Headset Select
The Headset Select button enables you to select the panel headset for audio output.
When you have selected a headset, the red LED indicator is lit. The panel microphone is
deselected, if active.
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4.4 Menu
V-Series panel functions are configured in Menu mode. You enter Menu mode by pressing
and releasing the Menu button.
When the panel enters Menu mode, the display windows are cleared of labels and the panel
menus are displayed. The blue menu LED is lit.
To exit an active menu, press the Menu button again.
Note:
Access to some panel menus can be disabled in ECS (Eclipse Configuration Software) /
EHX (Eclipse HX configuration software) thru Advanced Settings > Soft Mode Options in
Matrix Hardware. A PIN code (set in the configuration software) must be entered to disable
access to these menus. For more information, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
[Still true of EHX?]
4.5 Main levels (volume) control
The main levels (volume) control comprises a rotary encoder with push-switch action and
a tri-color loudspeaker volume indicator LED.
The LED volume indications are:
•
•
•
Red - high volume.
Amber - intermediate volume.
Green - low volume.
Turn the volume control clockwise to increase the loudspeaker volume and anticlockwise to
decrease loudspeaker volume.
The loudspeaker cut indicator LED is lit red when the loudspeaker output is muted. Press
the volume control to toggle the loudspeaker cut.
4.6 Auxiliary levels (volume) control
The auxiliary panel levels (volume) control comprises a rotary encoder with push-switch
action and a tri-color loudspeaker volume indicator LED. The LED volume indications are:
•
•
•
Red - high volume.
Amber - intermediate volume.
Green - low volume.
The auxiliary levels (volume) control sets the volume on the optional external loudspeaker
that you can connect to the auxiliary audio port on the rear of the panel. Turn the volume
control clockwise to increase the loudspeaker volume and anticlockwise to decrease
loudspeaker volume.
Press and release the auxiliary volume control to play back messages stored on the
Listen Again system (see next section).
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4.7 Listen Again
Note:
The Listen Again feature is configured in ECS / EHX. For more information, see your ECS /
EHX documentation.
Pressing the auxiliary volume control switch momentarily activates the
Listen Again feature. The last stored audio will be replayed (this feature
is configured in ECS / EHX).
Repeatedly pressing the auxiliary volume control will step back through the stored
messages.
4.8 Up / Down buttons on lever key and pushbutton panels
There is a pair of buttons to adjust the volume level on the connection beneath each key
display window on lever key and pushbutton panels (see Figure 16: Lever key display
window controls and Figure 17: Pushbutton key display window controls).
Use the left (Down) button to reduce the volume and the right (Up) button to increase the
volume.
You can also use the volume buttons to release a telephone line, in the same way as the
TEL RELEASE function in the diagnostic menu (see [insert link here]). This function only
operates for TEL-14 labels, and must be enabled on the panel in ECS / EHX.
To release the telephone line, press both of the Up and Down buttons together.
The label display changes to TEL RELEAS, and the telephone is put back on the hook. All
latched keys on the local system are unlatched, killing all routes to the telephone. After
approximately 5 seconds, the display starts displaying the configured label again.
If the panel does not have Remote Line Release configured, then the call signal is sent to
the label instead.
Note:
The volume buttons are also used to adjust some settings that are accessed through the
panel menu, such as Sidetone Gain. For more information, see [insert link here].
4.9 Rotary control on rotary panels
The rotary control located next to the key window display on rotary panels is used to adjust
the volume on the connection. Turn the rotary control clockwise to increase the volume and
anticlockwise to decrease the volume.
You can also use the rotary control to release a telephone line, in the same way as the TEL
RELEASE function in the diagnostic menu (see [insert link here]). This function only
operates for TEL-14 labels, and must be enabled on the panel in ECS / EHX.
To release the telephone line, press and hold the rotary control.
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The label display changes to TEL RELEAS, and the telephone is put back on the hook. All
latched keys on the local system are unlatched, killing all routes to the telephone. After
approximately 5 seconds, the display starts displaying the configured label again.
If the panel does not have Remote Line Release configured, then the call signal is sent to
the label instead.
Note:
The up / down buttons are also used to adjust some settings that are accessed through the
panel menu, such as Sidetone Gain, and scrolling thru lists. For more information, see
[insert link here].
4.10 Dial pad (2RU and desktop panels)
Use the dial pad on 2RU panels and desktop panels to:
•
Access some menu pages directly (as a shortcut).
•
Enter dialcodes, to dial out thru a telephone interface, such as the TEL-14 interface
module.
The menu shortcuts available from the dial pad are as follows:
Dial pad key
Menu shortcut
1
Dial menu
2
Local Exclusive
3
Local page override
4
Assignment Panel menu
5
Local Key Assign menu
7
Local Preferences menu
#
Fast Key Assign menu
Table 6: Dial pad menu shortcuts
When the dial pad keys are used to access a menu function, The blue menu LED is lit.
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4.11 Push-To-Talk (PTT) operation
Push-To-Talk (PTT) operation on V-Series panels is performed using a PTT switch on either:
•
The panel headset.
•
The auxiliary audio connector on the rear of the panel.
The operation of PTT on the V-series panels is configured in Headset PTT Function in ECS
/ EHX. You can set the Headset PTT Function to one of three options:
Option
Description / comments
No Function
The headset PTT does not activate any talk or
listen routes.
Activate All Talk Keys
The headset PTT activates the audio routes for all
latched talk keys.
Activate Two-Way Radio Talk Keys
Unlatched talk and listen keys are not activated.
The headset PTT activates the
audio routes on all latched talk keys attached to
two-way radios.
Unlatched talk keys and listen keys are not
activated.
Table 7: Headset PTT options
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4.12 Status LEDs (Tallies)
Status LEDs (tallies) indicate the status of a key, audio route, or menu option.
Note:
In the case of lever key panels, the status LEDs are set under the display windows. In
pushbutton panels, the push buttons themselves act as status indicators, and there are no
separate LEDs. In rotary panels, the rotary controls and the talk buttons act as status
indicators.
The status LEDs (tallies) signal the following:
LED action / state
Description / comments
Solid red
A talk path (audio route) is active.
Solid green
A listen path (audio route) is active.
Solid amber
A talk and listen path (audio route) is active.
LED is off
LED flashing
LED is dim red
LED is dim green
LED is dim amber
LED is blue
Key is either not configured or the menu option is not
selectable.
Either user action is required, or there is an incoming call or
call signal.
Key is configured as a talk key or a menu option is
selectable.
Key is configured as a listen key or menu option is selectable
Key is configured as a talk and listen key or menu option is
selectable.
Menu mode is active.
Table 8: LED actions / states
Important note:
Specific information on the operation / action of status LEDs (tallies) is provided by sections
describing specific functionality and / or menu operations.
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4.13 Communication errors
If the panel loses data communication with the matrix frame, the following message is
displayed:
Waiting for Eclipse
When data communication is restored, the panel automatically returns to normal operation.
4.14 Lever key panels
Lever keys can:
•
Have both talk and listen labels assigned to the same key in ECS / EHX.
•
Be used as either talk or listen keys, depending on whether the key is moved up or
down. If the key is moved upwards then the listen function is selected while if the key
is moved down then the talk function is selected.
The lever keys normally default to latching unless the non-latching option is configured in
ECS / EHX under Global Settings (Latch Disable set to True) for the destination port. In
the default state (latching), pressing the lever key momentarily up or down latches the key.
If you hold the lever key in the talk or listen position for more than 200ms, the lever key does
not latch and the connection terminates as soon as the key is released.
When the key is inactive, the talk/listen status indicator below the key is lit amber. When a
talk path is active (key pressed down) the status light is lit red, and when a listen path is
active (key pressed up) the status light is lit green.
An incoming call to the panel will cause the Reply key indicator to flash red. To take the call,
press the reply key down. To clear the call press the Reply key up.
4.14.1
Reply Key GPI functionality on lever key panels
If you connect a footswitch (or other type of switch) to GPI 3, which is preassigned to the
Reply key, the panel clears the item that is currently being viewed on the reply stack when
you release the switch.
For more information, see [Opto-Isolated Inputs] and your ECS / EHX documentation.
4.15 Pushbutton panels
Pushbuttons are either talk or listen keys, according to how they have been assigned in
ECS / EHX.
Pushbuttons normally default to latching unless the non-latching option is configured in
ECS / EHX under Global Settings (Latch Disable set to True) for the destination port. In
the default state (latching), pressing the button momentarily latches the key.
If you hold the pushbutton for more than 200ms, the lever key does not latch and the
connection terminates as soon as the key is released.
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When the pushbutton is inactive, the pushbutton is lit either dim red, green or amber
(depending on whether it is configured as a talk (red), listen (green) key, or talk and listen
(amber) key.
When the pushbutton is active, the pushbutton is lit either bright red, green, or amber,
according to how it is assigned.
To cancel a connection, press the pushbutton. The button returns to dim illumination.
An incoming call is signalled by a flashing red Reply pushbutton. To pick up the call, press
the Reply pushbutton.
4.15.1
Pushbutton Reply Key GPI Operation
Connecting a footswitch (or other type of switch) to GPI 3, which is preassigned to the Reply
key, the panel will not clear the item that is currently being viewed on the reply stack when
you release the switch.
For more details, see [Opto-Isolated Inputs] and your ECS / EHX documentation.
Tip: For an audio block diagram for V-Series panels, see [figure cross-ref].The diagram
shows all the allowed audio routes and valid crosspoints allowed by V-Series panels. Some
of the audio paths shown by the diagram are only available with the audio mixer function in
ECS / EHX.
4.16 Rotary panels
Rotary panels can have talk and listen labels assigned to the same key in ECS / EHX. The
talk and listen functions are divided between the rotary control (listen) and the pushbutton
under the display (talk).
If the rotary control is pressed then the listen function is selected. The rotary control light is lit
green.
If the pushbutton (talk button) under the display is pressed, then the talk function is selected
and the talk button is lit red.
If listen is latched while talking, then the rotary control is lit green and the pushbutton (talk
button) is lit red.
Figure 20: Rotary panel display: latched listen while talking
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4.16.1
Using rotary panel keys
By default, the talk label is displayed on a key, unless a listen only label is configured for the
key.
In assignment panel mode, the talk labels are shown on possible IFB destinations and the
listen labels are shown when the user is selecting an IFB source.
The rotary control and talk button normally default to latching unless the non-latching option
is configured in ECS / EHX under Global Settings (Latch Disable set to True) for the
destination port.
In the default state (latching), pressing the rotary control or talk button momentarily latches
the key.
If you hold the rotary control or talk button for more than 200ms, the key does not latch and
the connection terminates as soon as the key is released.
When the rotary control is inactive, the center of the control is lit dim green. When the talk
button is inactive, the button is lit dim red.
If the brightness control is turned down further, the dimmed lighting of the rotary control and
talk button is turned off entirely.
When you press the rotary control to establish a listen route, the center of the control is lit
bright green. When you press a talk button to establish a talk route, the button is lit bright
red.
To cancel the connection press the rotary control or talk button.
.
An incoming call is signalled by a flashing red Reply key talk button. To pick up the call
press the reply key talk button.
4.16.2
Rotary panel Reply key
Unlike lever key and pushbutton panels, the Reply key on a rotary panel can be overwritten
with other talk and listen labels in ECS / EHX without being deleted. This enables the
creation of:
•
12 listen and 12 talk pairs for each 1RU panel.
•
24 listen and 24 talk pairs for each 2RU panel.
If you enter Menu mode and the reply key has been overwritten / is no longer available, the
Assignment Panel (AP) functions are disabled. If the labels placed on the Reply key are
removed in ECS / EHX, the Reply key becomes available again and Assignment Panel
functions are restored.
You can use the Reply key rotary control to scroll through the Reply key stack if more than
one call is present on the answerback stack. To move to the next call, turn the rotary control
clockwise. To return to the previous call, turn the rotary control anticlockwise.
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4.16.3
Assignment Panel (AP) mode and the COM key
Assignment Panel (AP) mode is enabled in ECS / EHX. AP mode enables you to add
members to local partylines (conferences), local Fixed Groups, and route local audio
sources to Global IFBs.
There are three ways to access AP mode on rotary panels:
•
Press Menu and then select ASSNMT PNL.
•
Press the dial pad 4 key (a shortcut to the ASSNMT PNL menu).
•
Press an assigned COM button.
You can assign a special COM button to any key on a rotary panel including the Reply key in
ECS / EHX. The position of the COM key on the panel determines which buttons are
available for making assignments and which remain in intercom mode. This feature extends
to expansion panels, enabling you to perform intercom and assignment operations
simultaneously.
When the COM key is selected, the panel enters Assignment Panel (AP) mode without
entering Menu mode. If you select a COM key that has been placed on an expansion panel,
then the expansion panel (and any other expansion panels in the daisy chain) is placed in
AP mode and can be used normally.
You use the COM key in exactly the same way as the Reply key in Menu mode when
making assignments.
For detailed information about making assignments, and the appearance of the panel
displays, see 5.12 ASSNMT PNL (Assignment Panel) menu.
For more information about using the dial pad to perform tasks, see
4.10 Dial pad (2RU and desktop panels)
Note:
If the Reply key has not been reassigned in ECS / EHX, the talk button on the Reply key will
also flash when in AP mode, mimicking the COM key status.
4.16.4
Rotary panel IFB operation
When a rotary panel key is assigned as an IFB source, you can use the rotary control to
adjust the audio level sent from the panel to the destination or the listen level at the panel.
If you latch the call to the IFB destination by momentarily pressing the talk button, you can
adjust the level of the audio sent to the IFB destination by turning the rotary control.
If the call to the IFB destination is not latched (the talk button is held down) the audio level is
adjusted by pressing and turning the rotary control.
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Figure 21: Rotary Panel latched and unlatched talk to IFB
4.16.5
Rotary panel Forced Listen
Forced listen key operation on rotary panels differs from lever key and pushbutton panels. A
forced listen key on a rotary panel will show the rotary control lit bright green to indicate
active listen.
Pressing the rotary control, when it is configured as a forced listen, will mute the audio from
the forced listen. Pressing the rotary encoder again restores the forced listen audio.
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4.16.6
Rotary panel Reply key GPI operation
Connecting a footswitch (or other type of switch) to GPI 3, which is preassigned to the Reply
key, the panel will not clear the item that is currently being viewed on the reply stack when
you release the switch.
For more details, see gOpto-Isolated Inputs and your ECS / EHX documentation.
Tip: For an audio block diagram for V-Series panels, see [figure cross-ref].The diagram
shows all the allowed audio routes and valid crosspoints allowed by V-Series panels. Some
of the audio paths shown by the diagram are only available with the audio mixer function in
ECS / EHX.
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Figure 22: V-Series audio block diagram
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5 Using the Menu System
This chapter describes the structure and functionality of the V-Series menu system.
Tip: For a brief description of all the V-Series panels covered by this guide, including product
numbers, see Table 1: V-Series Panels covered by this guide.
5.1 Navigating the menu system
To enter menu mode, press the menu button on the front panel to display the top level
menu.
The menu LED will light and various menu options are displayed on the key displays.
Note:
Access to the System Configuration, Local Preferences and Diagnostic menus is set
from ECS / EHX. Depending on the configuration, access to some or all of these menus may
be disabled on the panel.
To navigate each menu level:
•
On lever key or pushbutton panels, use the lever keys or pushbuttons associated
with a particular menu option to select that option.
Note:
Press lever keys down (Talk) to select menu options. The up (Listen) direction is not
active except in the case of the View Keys and Local Keys menus, where you can
use both up and down (Talk and Listen) key presses to select menu options.
•
On rotary panels, use the talk button associated with the displayed menu option to
select that option.
The selected menu options are then displayed on the panel and the process is repeated until
you reach the setting you want to enable, disable or adjust.
To return to the previous menu use the Reply key talk button (which displays the name of
the current menu).
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To scroll through label lists:
•
On lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up/down volume control buttons.
•
On rotary panels, use the rotary control.
Note:
You can access the following menus directly using the dial pad on the 2RU and desktop
panels:
1 - Dial menu
2 - Local Exclusive
3 - Local page override
4 - Assignment Panel menu
5 - Local Key Assign menu
7- Local Preferences menu
# - Fast Key Assign
For more information, see 4.10 Dial pad (2RU and desktop panels).
5.2 Fast Key Assign
The Fast Key Assign facility on V-Series panels with dial pads enables you to create and
delete local key assignments through the dial pad (see 4.10 Dial pad (2RU and desktop
panels)).
This facility is enabled in ECS / EHX in Advanced Settings (see your ECS / EHX
documentation).
To enter Fast Key Assign mode on a panel press the # key on the dial pad. The Reply key
displays FAST ASSN in inverted text.
Figure 23: Fast Key Assign for rack mount panels
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Figure 24: Fast Key Assign for desktop panels
5.2.1 The Dial code
The fast key assign requires 3 to 5 key presses for a dial code number to use. The dial code
number will be displayed on the reply key as the user is dialling it. The first port number dial
code will be 1 and all entity types will be 1 indexed.
5.2.2 Dial code validation
To terminate a Dial Code number the user must press the * key. At this point the Dial Code
number is verified to see if the user is allowed to assign the entity to the panel through the
sort group rules. If it is an invalid or disallowed operation then “Invalid” will be displayed on
the reply key. If it is valid, then the label for the entity will be displayed on the reply key and
the key labels which it can be assigned to will flash. The rack will determine if the entity is
assignable by looking in the entity table to see if the “Protect Port from Assignment” bit has
been set and if the talk and listen bits are cleared. Also the Sort groups will be checked to
see if the user panel is allowed to assign the entity.
Whether the key assigned has its talk or listen bits set will be determined by the default
settings on the port set in ECS. Note if the talk and listen bits are set, a Talk + Listen key will
be configured not a Talk + Forced Listen. On a lever or rotary V-Series panel the talk will be
placed on the talk key and the listen on the listen key. The rotary encoder panel will also
support talk forced listen. The force listen will be assigned to the encoder key and the talk to
the push button key.
Sort groups
If the destination is a member of a valid local sort group, you can scroll the members of the
sort group until you reach the desired destination by using the up/down buttons or rotary
controller on the Reply key. Any member of the sort group may be selected for assignment.
Note:
If the destination port is a member of a sort group that is blocked for the panel the word
BLOCKED is displayed in the reply key. Sort group permissions are set in ECS / EHX. For
more information, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
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Assigning keys
Select one of the flashing keys by pressing one of the following:
•
The pushbutton on pushbutton panels.
•
The key down on lever key panels.
•
The talk button on rotary panels.
The selected destination port will be assigned to that key. When a key has been assigned,
the talk/listen attributes are defined in ECS / EHX. You can change the assigned key
attributes later from the local panel menu.
To exit assign mode press Menu on the panel.
Figure 25: Fast Key Assign sequence
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Deleting key assignments
To delete a key assignment, press the # key followed by the * key. The Reply key displays
DELETE? and all the keys that can be deleted flash.
To delete the assignments on one of the flashing keys, press:
•
The associated pushbutton (pushbutton panels).
•
The associated key down (lever key panels).
•
The associated talk button (rotary panels).
To exit delete mode press the Menu button.
5.3 Top level menu
To enter the menu system press the Menu button on the front panel. The top level menu is
displayed and the blue menu LED is lit.
Press Menu again to exit Menu mode.
Figure 26: Main menu display for rack mounted panels
Figure 27: Main menu display for desktop panels
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The main menu options are as follows:
Menu option
Description / comments
SYS INFO
Comprises menu options that enable panel keys and nearby
panels to be viewed.
LOCAL PREF
Comprises menu options that enable you to configure
preferences on the panel, such as brightness levels, timeouts
and audio levels.
SYS CONFIG
Comprises menu options that enable local panel configuration,
input levels adjustment and output levels adjustment.
DIAL
Enables manual dialing on panel types without a dial pad.
LOCAL EXCL
Used to temporarily deactivate latched keys during talk or listen.
Requires the matrix frame to be online.
ASSNMT PNL
Comprises menu options that enable keys to be assigned locally
to IFBs, partylines and Fixed Groups.
MESSAGE
Used to record and review an outgoing audio message.
CALL
Used to place labels on the reply stack, creating a temporary
user key.
DIAGNOSTIC
Provides access to the diagnostic menu options, where you can
view system information, reset the panel and test audio links.
LOCAL PAGE
Enables the user to override the destination volume settings,
and talk to the connected panels.
SUPERVISE
Places the panel in Supervisor mode, enabling you to
supervise (take control of) other panels.
The supervise option must be enabled in ECS / EHX, otherwise
this menu option is not displayed. For more information, see
your ECS / EHX documentation.
Figure 28: Main menu options
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5.4 SYS INFO (System Information) menu
The System Information (SYS INFO) menu enables you to view all the partylines and Fixed
Groups programmed on the local system.
Figure 29: Sys Info menu on rack mounted panels
Figure 30: Sys Info menu on desktop panels
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The SYS INFO menu provides access to the following options:
Menu option
Description / comments
VIEW KEYS
Enables you to view the panel key settings.
PARTY LINE
Lists both the available partylines and members of partylines.
FIXED GRP
Lists both the available Fixed Groups and members of Fixed
Groups.
NEAR PNLS
List of panels configured as nearby panels in ECS / EHX.
MONITORS
List of panels monitoring this panel.
FL SOURCE
List of forced listen sources available to the panel.
FL DEST
List of forced listen destinations available to the panel.
Figure 31: SYS INFO menu options
Tip: To return to the main menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button (SYS INFO).
5.4.1 VIEW KEYS menu
Use the up/down volume buttons or rotary encoder on the Reply key (VIEW KEYS) to scroll
through the list of key labels.
Each label displayed allows access to the configuration information for that label. To display
the information (KEY INFO menu), select the label by pressing the corresponding talk/listen
key or talk button.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(VIEW KEYS).
Figure 32: VIEW KEYS menu on rack mounted panels
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Figure 33: VIEW KEYS menu on desktop panels
KEY INFO menu
The VIEW KEYS > KEY INFO menu provides information about the selected key.
Figure 34: KEY INFO menu on rack mounted panels
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Figure 35: KEY INFO menu on desktop panels
The items in italics in the above figures (together with LIST) are system and configuration
dependant as follows:
Variable
Description / comments
Attributes
May be any of the following: Talk, Talk + Lstn, Talk + FL
(Forced Listen), Dual T+L, Listen or Force Lstn
Sys Name
Name of the system that the entity the label refers to belongs to.
Label Entity
The type of label. May be any of the following: PORT, PL
(Partyline), IFB, FG. CONTROL
LIST
Displayed if the label is a Fixed Group. Pressing this key
displays a list of Fixed Group members (see [link to Fixed Group
menu])
Table 9: KEY INFO variables
Tip: To return to the VIEW KEYS menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(KEY INFO).
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5.4.2 PARTY LINE menu
The PARTY LINE menu option displays the partylines available to the panel.
Use the up/down volume buttons or the rotary control on the Reply key (VIEW PL) to scroll
through the available partylines on the panel display.
Select one of the partylines to display the membership menu for that partyline.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(VIEW PL).
Figure 36: Partyline menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 37: Partyline menu for desktop panels
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PL MEMBERS menu
Figure 38: Partyline members menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 39: Partyline members menu for desktop panels
The PARTY LINE > PL MEMBERS menu shows you the members of the partyline you selected in the
PARTY LINE menu.
Use the volume up/down buttons or the rotary control on the Reply key (PL MEMBERS) will
scroll through the list of party line members.
Note:
Any members that were assigned to a partyline using Production Maestro Pro, rather than
ECS / EHX, are not displayed. This is because Production Maestro Pro assignments are
temporary, rather than fixed, as in the ECS / EHX configuration.
Tip: To return to the PARTY LINE menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(PL MEMBERS).
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5.4.3 FIXED GRP menu
The FIXED GRP menu displays a list of all the Fixed Groups available to the panel.
Figure 40: Fixed Group menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 41: Fixed Group menu for desktop panels
Use the Reply key (VIEW FG) up/down volume buttons or rotary control to scroll through the
available fixed groups on the panel display.
Select one of the fixed groups to display the membership for that fixed group.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(VIEW FG).
FG MEMBERS menu
The FG MEMBERS menu displays the members of the Fixed Group that you selected in the
main FIXED GRP menu.
Use the volume up/down buttons or rotary control on the Reply key (FG MEMBERS) to scroll
through the devices that are members of the fixed group.
Tip: To return to the FIXED GRP menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(FG MEMBERS).
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5.4.4 NEAR PNLS menu
Selecting the NEAR PNLS menu option on the main menu will display the labels associated
with panels configured as Nearby Panels in ECS / EHX.
Note:
Panels designated as Nearby Panels are within hearing distance of each other, which
means that an audio link between panels could result in an audio feedback loop (howlround).
Audio paths to panels designated as nearby panels cannot be established.
Use the up/down volume buttons or rotary control on the Reply key (NEAR PNLS) to scroll
through the list of nearby panels.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(NEAR PNLS).
Figure 42: Nearby panels menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 43: Nearby panels for desktop panels
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5.4.5 MONITORS Menu
The MONITORS menu displays a list of the ports monitoring the current panel.
Use the up/down buttons or rotary control on the Reply key (MONITORS) to scroll through
the list of monitoring ports.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(MONITORS).
Figure 44: Monitors menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 45: Monitors menu for desktop panels
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5.4.6 FL SOURCE Menu
The FL SOURCE menu option lists all the forced listen sources configured in the system.
Note:
A forced listen is a permanently enabled audio path set up in ECS / EHX between a source
and a destination, allowing the destination to listen to the source without the source having
to activate a talk key. For more information, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
Figure 46: Force listen source menu on rack mounted panels
Figure 47: Force listen source menu on desktop panels
Use the up/down volume buttons or rotary controller on the Reply Key (FL SOURCE) to
scroll through the list of forced listen sources.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(FL SOURCE).
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5.4.7 FL DEST menu
Pressing the FL DEST key or talk button will display all the forced listen destinations
configured on the panel.
Figure 48: Forced listen destination menu on rack mounted panels
Figure 49: Forced listen destination menu on desktop panels
Use the volume up/down buttons or rotary control on the Reply Key (FL DEST) to scroll
through the list of forced listen destinations.
Tip: To return to the SYS INFO menu press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(FL DEST).
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5.5 LOCAL PREF (Local Preferences) menu
Select the LOCAL PREF (Local Preferences) menu option from the main menu to display
the panel setups that may be changed locally rather than in ECS / EHX.
If the PIN code has been enabled in ECS / EHX, the panel will request PIN code entry
before allowing access to the local preferences menu.
Figure 50: Local preferences PIN entry on rack mounted panels
Figure 51: Local preferences PIN entry on desktop panels
On lever key and pushbutton panels enter the PIN code using the volume up/down buttons
under each number. On rotary panels, press the rotary control to select the left hand digit
and the talk button to select the right hand digit in the display.
The PIN code digits will be echoed as X in the PIN code entry window.
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Figure 52: Local preferences menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 53: Local preferences menu for desktop panels
The LOCAL PREF menu provides access to the following menu items:
Menu option
Description / comments
TIMEOUTS
Displays the timeouts setting menu.
LEVEL ADJ
Displays the menu to set the audio levels for the microphones, headset
and loudspeaker.
BRIGHTNESS
Displays the brightness setup menu that allows the brightness of all
labels and LEDs to be adjusted.
RESET XPTS
Displays the menu for resetting the panel crosspoints to default level.
Table 10: LOCAL PREF menu options
Tip: To return to the main menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(LOCAL PREF).
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5.5.1 TIMEOUTS menu
The LOCAL PREF > TIMEOUTS menu displays the Answerback and Listen Again timeout
settings.
The Answerback timeout controls the length of time an unanswered call remains in the
Reply key stack. If the value is set to OFF (0 seconds) or the function is disabled, calls will
remain in the Reply key stack until actioned.
The Listen Again timeout controls the length of time before recorded messages are auto
deleted and may be set to a value of 0 t- 99 minutes in units of 1 minute.
Note:
If the timeout is set to 99 the messages are not auto-deleted. If the timeout is set to 0 the
Listen Again facility is disabled, so no audio is recorded. You can use this timeout to ensure
that recorded conversations are not left on a panel where they may be accessed later by
other operators.
Figure 54: Timeouts menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 55: Timeouts menu for desktop panels
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The TIMEOUTS menu provides access to the following menu items:
Menu option
Description / comments
ANSWERBACK
Enables you to set the panel answerback timeout. Values range from 0
(OFF) to 60 seconds in 10 second steps.
DISABLE
Disables Answerback timeout.
MSG A DEL
Enables you to set the Listen Again timeout. Values range from 0 to 99
minutes. If the timeout is set to 0 the Listen Again facility is disabled
(no audio recorded). If the timeout is set to 99 the messages are not
auto-deleted.
Figure 56: TIMEOUTS menu options
Tip: To return to the LOCAL PREF menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(TIMEOUTS).
5.5.2 LEVEL ADJ (Level Adjust) Menu
The LEVEL ADJ (Level Adjust) menu displays the audio levels setup menu.
Figure 57: Level adjust menu for rack mounted panels
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Figure 58: Level adjust menu for desktop panels
This menu adjusts the audio gain values for gooseneck panel microphone and headset
microphones to preset levels of 20, 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80 db. The sidetone levels can be set
for the first headset (front panel connector) and the second headset (auxiliary audio
connector).
Adjust the gain values and sidetone levels using the up / down buttons or the rotary control.
Menu option
Description / comments
GN MIC
Gooseneck microphone gain.
HS MIC
First headset microphone gain.
HS2MIC
Second headset microphone gain.
LS DIM
The amount the loudspeaker is dimmed by when a talk key is pressed
(-70dB, -20dB, -12dB, -6dB, -3dB, 0dB).
L SIDETONE
First headset left sidetone level. The key status (lever key) or
pushbutton or talk button (rotary) is lit red when the left sidetone is on.
To toggle left sidetone between ON and OFF press the pushbutton or
press the lever key down or press the talk button (rotary). The default
sidetone level is -9dB, the minimum level is -15.5dB.
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R SIDETONE
First headset right sidetone level. The key status (lever key) or
pushbutton or talk button (rotary) is illuminated red when the right
sidetone is on.
To toggle right sidetone between ON and OFF press the key
pushbutton or press the lever key down or press the talk button
(rotary). The default sidetone level is -9dB, the minimum level is 15.5dB.
L2SIDETONE
Second headset left sidetone level. The key status (lever key) or
pushbutton or talk button (rotary) is illuminated red when the left
sidetone for the second headset is on.
To toggle left sidetone between ON and OFF press the key pushbutton
or press the lever key down or press the talk button (rotary). The
default sidetone level is -9dB, the minimum level is -15.5dB.
R2SIDETONE
Second headset right sidetone level. The key status (lever key) or
pushbutton or talk button (rotary) is illuminated red when the right
sidetone for the second headset is on.
To toggle right sidetone between ON and OFF press the key
pushbutton or press the lever key down or press the talk button
(rotary). The default sidetone level is -9dB, the minimum level is 15.5dB.
Table 11: LEVEL ADJ menu options
Note:
When a monaural headset is used only the headset left sidetone adjust operates. The right
sidetone adjust has no effect.
Tip: To return to the LOCAL PREF menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(LEVEL ADJ).
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5.5.3 BRIGHTNESS menu
The BRIGHTNESS menu enables you adjust the brightness settings for the panel.
Figure 59: Brightness menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 60: Brightness menu for desktop panels
Use the up/down buttons or rotary control on the Reply key to alter the brightness of the
displays.
The displays automatically dim after the time limit set in ECS / EHX Panel Options (from 0 to
60 minutes) where 0 minutes sets the panel display to dim mode permanently.
After a further period the display will change to provide a screensaver to increase the lifetime
of the displays.
Tip: To return to the LOCAL PREF menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(BRIGHTNESS).
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5.5.4 MESSAGE menu
Use the MESSAGE menu to enable outgoing messages to be recorded, reviewed, output to
audio and erased.
Figure 61: Message menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 62: Message menu for desktop panels
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The MESSAGE menu provides access to the following menu options / actions:
Menu options /
actions
Description / comments
RECORD
When you press the RECORD button, you can record up to 10
seconds of audio from the microphone into an audio file on the panel.
Text inverts while the button is pressed.
REVIEW
When you press the REVIEW button, the outgoing message is played
to the currently selected output device (Headset or Loudspeaker).
Text inverts while the button is pressed.
When you press the PLAY button, the outgoing message is output to
the route configured by ECS / EHX. This will normally be Matrix 1 or
Matrix 2 but may be the EXT1 or EXT2 output.
PLAY
Text inverts while the button is pressed.
ERASE
When you press the ERASE button, the current outgoing message is
erased.
Figure 63: MESSAGE menu options
Tip: To return to the LOCAL PREF menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(MESSAGE).
Note:
You can use the recorded output message to verify audio paths between ports.
Select a talk path set up on the panel, then enter the MESSAGE menu and press PLAY. If
the talk path connects to another panel, the message is heard as an incoming talk on the
target panel.
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5.5.5 RESET XPTS (Reset Crosspoints) menu
The RESET XPTS menu enables you to reset the panel crosspoints to their default levels.
Press the YES key or pushbutton or talk button to reset the panel crosspoint levels to their
default settings or the NO key to cancel the operation and return the user to the local
preferences (LOCAL PREF) menu.
Tip: To return to the LOCAL PREF menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(RESET XPTS).
5.6 SYS CONFIG (System Configuration) menu
The SYS CONFIG (System Configuration) menu comprises menu options that enable local
panel configuration, input levels adjustment and output levels adjustment.
Note:
If the PIN code has been enabled in ECS / EHX, you must enter a PIN code entry before you
can access this menu.
On lever key or pushbutton panels, enter the PIN code using the volume up/down buttons
under each number. On rotary panels press the rotary encoder to select the left hand digit
and the talk button to select the right hand digit in the display. The PIN code digits will be
shown as * in the PIN code entry window.
Figure 64: System configuration menu on rack mounted panels
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Figure 65: System configuration menu for desktop panels
The SYS CONFIG menu displays the following menu options:
Menu options
Description / comments
PARTY LINE
Displays the partyline configuration menu (PL CONFIG on the Reply
key). Enables interfaces and panels to be assigned to a partyline.
FIXED GRP
Displays the Fixed Group configuration menu (FG CONFIG on the
Reply key). Enables interfaces and panels to be assigned to a Fixed
Group.
LOCAL PNL
Displays the local panels configuration menu.
REMOTE PNL
Displays the remote panels configuration menu.
FORCE LSTN
Displays the Forced Listen configuration menu. Enables sources and
destinations configured as keys on the current panel to be set as
forced listens.
INPUT LVLS
Enables you to set input audio levels.
OUTPUT LVLS
Enables you to set output audio levels.
Table 12: SYS CONFIG menu options
Tip: To return to the main menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(SYS CONFIG).
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5.6.1 PARTY LINE configuration menu
The SYS CONFIG > PARTY LINE menu (PL CONFIG on the Reply key) enables you to
configure partylines 1 - 10 by adding panels and interfaces to the partylines as members.
Figure 66: Partyline configuration menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 67: Partyline configuration menu for desktop panels
Use the up/down volume buttons (lever key or pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the
Reply Key (PL CONFIG) will scroll through the available partylines on the panel display.
Selecting one of the partylines displays the membership menu for that partyline.
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(PL CONFIG).
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PL MEMBERS (Partyline membership) menu
The PL CONFIG > PL MEMBERS (Partyline membership) menu enables you to add /
remove interfaces and panels to / from a partyline.
Figure 68: Partyline membership menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 69: Partyline membership menu for desktop panels
Select INTERFACES to list the interfaces that may be members of the partyline. Select
PANELS to list the panels that may be members of the partyline.
Tip: To return to the PARTY LINE (PL CONFIG) menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk
button (PL MEMBERS).
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PL INTS (Interfaces) and PL PANELS (Panels) menus
Use the volume up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the
Reply Key (PL INTS (interfaces) or PL PANELS (panels)) to scroll through the list of
possible interfaces / panels.
If the interface or panel is a member of the partyline a selection bar is displayed under the
interface or panel name. To select or deselect a label or panel press the lever key/button or
talk button next to the required label. The interface is either added to or removed from the
party line membership.
Tip: To return to the PL MEMBERS menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(PL INTS or PL PANELS).
5.6.2 FIXED GRP configuration menu
The SYS CONFIG > FIXED GRP (FG CONFIG on the Reply key) menu enables you to
configure Fixed Groups by adding and removing panels and interfaces as members.
Figure 70: Fixed Group configuration menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 71: Fixed Group configuration menu for desktop panels
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Use the volume up/down buttons (lever key or pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the
Reply Key (FG CONFIG) to scroll through the available fixed groups on the panel display.
Selecting one of the fixed groups will display the membership menu for that fixed group.
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(FG CONFIG).
FG MEMBERS menu
When a fixed group is selected from the FIXED GRP configuration menu (FG CONFIG on
the Reply key) the Fixed Group membership menu (FG MEMBERS) will be displayed.
Figure 72: Fixed Group members menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 73: Fixed Group members menu for desktop panels
Select INTERFACES to list the interfaces that may be members of the Fixed Group. Select
PANELS to list the panels that may be members of the Fixed Group.
Tip: To return to the FIXED GRP (FG CONFIG) menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk
button (FG MEMBERS).
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FG INTS (Interfaces) and FG PANELS (Panels) menus
Use the volume up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the
Reply Key (FG INTS (interfaces) or FG PANELS (panels)) to scroll through the list of
possible interfaces / panels.
If the interface or panel is a member of the Fixed Group a selection bar is displayed under
the interface or panel name. To select or deselect a label or panel press the lever key/button
or talk button next to the required label. The interface is either added to or removed from the
Fixed Group membership.
Tip: To return to the FG MEMBERS menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(FG INTS or FG PANELS).
5.6.3 LOCAL PNL (Local Panel) configuration menu
Select the LOCAL PNL item in the SYS CONFIG (System Configuration) menu to display
the local panel configuration menu.
Figure 74: Local panel configuration menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 75: Local panel configuration menu for desktop mounted panels
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The LOCAL PNL menu displays the following menu options:
Menu options
Description / comments
LOCAL KEYS
Use this menu to assign keys on the panel.
ATTRIBUTES
Use this menu to set the attributes of the panel keys.
Table 13: LOCAL PNL menu options
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(LOCAL PNL).
5.6.4 LOCAL KEYS configuration menu
The LOCAL KEYS menu enables you to both select a key and display what is configured on
that key.
For lever key panels, press the key up to display the listen label, and down to display the talk
label. In the case of pushbutton panels pressing the pushbutton will display the talk or listen
label that is configured for that key (only one can be configured per key on a pushbutton
panel).
For rotary panels press the rotary control to display the listen label and the talk button to
display the talk label.
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(LOCAL KEYS).
Figure 76: Local Keys menu for rack mounted panels
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Figure 77: Local Keys menu for desktop panels
KEY ASSIGN menu
Select a label on the LOCAL KEYS menu to display the KEY ASSIGN menu. The KEY
ASSIGN menu displays the labels that are attached to that key.
On lever key panels, press a lever key down to show what is configured on the talk key for a
label, and down to show what is configured on the listen key.
Press a pushbutton key to display the talk or listen label configured for that key.
On rotary panels, use the rotary control to scroll through the label list. Up to four labels can
be configured (stacked) on a key.
You can also use KEY ASSIGN to assign a label to a key locally (without using ECS / EHX).
The highlight bar is displayed below the first label on the key.
Use the up/down buttons or the rotary control on the Reply key (KEY ASSIGN) to move the
highlight bar to the next key to the right (up) or left (down).
Alternatively, select the next label by pressing the label pushbutton or lever key or talk button
(rotary). The highlight bar is then displayed on that label.
Controls
Description / comments
CLEAR / Talk key
Removes the highlighted label and shuffle the labels to the left.
GET LABEL / Talk Displays the available Sort Groups. When you select a label from a
group, the label is assigned to the selected key.
key
OK / Talk key
Confirms the settings and returns you to the LOCAL PNL menu.
Table 14:ASSIGN KEY menu controls
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GET LABEL Menu
The KEY ASSIGN > GET LABEL menu displays the available sort groups.
Use the up / down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the Reply
key to scroll through the list of available Sort Groups. To select a sort group from the list, use
the pushbutton or lever key or talk button corresponding to the display window.
The Sort Group membership menu is displayed for the selected Sort Group.
Pressing the Reply key or Reply key talk button (GET LABEL) will return to the key assign
menu.
Note:
For information setting up Sort Groups, see the [link to Eclipse Configuration Menu].
The Sort Group menu options comprise the following:
Menu option
Description / comments
Label
Label for currently displayed key in Sort Group.
Alias Label
Alias of currently displayed key.
START
Takes you to the start of the current Sort Group.
MIDDLE
Takes you to the middle of the current Sort Group.
END
Takes you to the end of the current Sort Group.
OK
Accepts the currently displayed item and places it in the KEY ASSIGN
menu.
Table 15:Sort Group menu options
The Reply key displays the label of the selected Sort Group. The top row shows the first
member of the Sort Group.
Pressing and releasing the down button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the
rotary encoder anti-clockwise on the reply key will step down through the Sort Group
(towards the end).
Pressing and releasing the Up button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the rotary
control clockwise on the Reply key will step up through the sort group (towards the start).
Pressing the Reply key or Reply key talk button will return you to the Get Label menu.
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5.6.5 ATTRIBUTES menu
The LOCAL PNL > ATTRIBUTES menu enables you to set the attributes of a panel key to
TALK, LISTEN, TALK + LSTN, TALK + FL or DUAL T+L.
Attribute
Description / comments
TALK
Sets a talk from this panel to a destination with no automatic listen to
the destination.
LISTEN
Sets a key to listen to the source without talking to the destination at
the same time. Use as a monitor key. Use the volume level up/down
buttons under the display (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary
control to increase listen level.
TALK + LSTN
Sets a talk key with listen. Use the volume level up/down buttons
under the display (lever key and pushbutton panel) or rotary encoder to
increase or mute the listen level.
TALK + FL
Sets a talk key with permanently made listen. Use the volume level
up/down buttons under the display (lever key and pushbutton panels)
or rotary encoder to increase or mute the listen level.
DUAL T + L
Sets a dual talk and listen key (used only on pushbutton panel types).
Press and hold to activate a talk and listen, or press and release(less
than 200ms) to latch a listen on the same pushbutton.
Table 16:Available attributes in ATTRIBUTES menu
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key / Reply key talk button
(ATTRIBUTES).
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5.6.6 REMOTE PNL menu
The REMOTE PNL menu enables you to program keys on a remote panel. Select the
remote panel from a list of available panels using the Sort Groups.
Note:
You can only use the REMOTE PNL menu to program keys on other V-Series panels. It
cannot be used to program keys on other panel types.
Figure 78: Remote panel menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 79: Remote panel menu for desk top panels
Use the up / down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the Reply
key to scroll through the list of available Sort Groups. To select a sort group from the list, use
the pushbutton or lever key or talk button corresponding to the display window.
The Sort Group membership menu is displayed for the selected Sort Group.
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key (REMOTE PNL).
Note:
For information setting up Sort Groups, see the [link to Eclipse Configuration Menu].
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The Sort Group menu options comprise the following:
Menu option
Description / comments
Label
Label for currently displayed key in Sort Group.
Alias Label
Alias of currently displayed key.
START
Takes you to the start of the current Sort Group.
MIDDLE
Takes you to the middle of the current Sort Group.
END
Takes you to the end of the current Sort Group.
OK
Accepts the currently displayed item and you to the REMOTE PNL
menu where the remote keys can be selected and the attributes of the
selected remote keys set.
Table 17:Sort Group menu options
The Reply key displays the label of the selected Sort Group. The top row shows the first
member of the Sort Group.
Pressing and releasing the down button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the
rotary encoder anti-clockwise on the reply key will step down through the Sort Group
(towards the end).
Pressing and releasing the Up button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the rotary
control clockwise on the Reply key will step up through the sort group (towards the start).
Pressing the Reply key or Reply key talk button will return you to the REMOTE PNL menu.
Figure 80: Remote panel menu (RMT keys and attributes mode) for rack mounted panels
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Figure 81: Remote panel menu (RMT keys and attributes mode) for desktop panels
Menu option
Description / comments
RMT KEYS
Press to assign keys on the remote panel
ATTRIBUTES
Press to set the properties of the remote panel keys.
Table 18: Remote panel menu (RMT keys and attributes mode)
Tip: To return to the Sort Group version of the menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk
button (REMOTE PNL).
RMT KEYS menu
Use the REMOTE PNL > RMT KEYS menu to assign keys on the remote panel.
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ATTRIBUTES menu
The REMOTE PNL > ATTRIBUTES menu allows the user to set the attributes of a panel
key to TALK, LISTEN, TALK + LSTN, TALK + FL or DUAL T+L.
For definitions of the available attributes, see Table 14: Available attributes in ATTRIBUTES
menu.
Tip: To return to the REMOTE PNL menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(ATTRIBUTES).
5.6.7 FL CONFIG (Forced Listen configuration) menu
The Forced Listen configuration menu (FL CONFIG on the Reply key) enables you to
select a key and set the source or destination of that key to forced listen.
Figure 82: Forced Listen configuration menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 83: Forced listen configuration men for desktop panels
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Menu option
Description / comments
SOURCE
Press to select forced listen sources (FL SOURCE menu).
DEST
Press to select forced listen destinations (FL DEST menu).
Table 19: FL CONFIG menu options
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(FL CONFIG).
FL SOURCE configuration menu
Selecting FL CONFIG > SOURCE takes you to the FL SOURCE menu.
Configuring a forced listen source creates a forced listen from the selected source to the
selected key on the panel being configured. This results in the configured panel always
receiving the audio from the forced listen source on that key.
Tip: To return to the FL CONFIG menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(FL SOURCE).
In the FL SOURCE menu, select INTERFACES or PANELS to display a list of interfaces or
panels that may be forced listen sources.
Press the volume up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turn the rotary
control on the Reply key (FL SRC INT (Interfaces) or FL SRC PN (Panels)) to scroll through
the list of possible interfaces / panels.
Press a key or talk button for a source interface / panel to select the label, and display the
forced listen destination (FL DEST) menu.
FL DEST configuration menu
Selecting FL CONFIG > DEST takes you to the FL DEST menu. FL DEST is also displayed
when you have selected a forced listen source (see previous section).
Configuring a forced listen destination creates a forced listen from the panel being
configured to the selected destination. This results in the configured panel always sending
audio to the forced listen destination.
Tip: To return to the FL CONFIG menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(FL SOURCE).
In the FL DEST menu, select INTERFACES or PANELS to display a list of interfaces or
panels that may be forced listen destinations.
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Press the volume up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turn the rotary
control on the Reply key (FL DST INT (Interfaces) or FL DST PN (Panels)) to scroll through
the list of possible interfaces / panels.
Press a key or talk button for a source interface / panel to select the label / destination, and
display the forced listen source (FL SOURCE) menu.
5.6.8 INPUT LVLS (Input Levels) configuration menu
The INPUT LVLS menu displays the Sort Groups available to the panel. Selecting one of the
Sort Groups displays the membership menu for that sort group.
Figure 84: Input levels configuration menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 85: Input levels configuration menu for desk top panels
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Press the up / down volume buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turn the rotary
control on the Reply key to scroll through the list of Sort Groups.
When a Sort Group is selected by pressing the corresponding lever key, pushbutton or talk
button the Sort Group membership menu is displayed.
Tip: To return to the SYS CONFIG menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(INPUT LVLS).
Setting the input levels for a label
The INPUT LVLS > Sort Group membership menu enables you to select an individual
label from a Sort Group and to set the input levels for that label.
Figure 86: Input levels Sort Group membership menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 87: Input levels Sort Group membership menu for desktop panels
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The Sort Group menu options comprise the following:
Menu option
Description / comments
START
Takes you to the start of the current Sort Group.
MIDDLE
Takes you to the middle of the current Sort Group.
END
Takes you to the end of the current Sort Group.
OK
Press the OK key or talk button to select the port label to be
configured.
Table 20:Sort Group menu options
The Reply key displays the label of the selected Sort Group. The top row shows the first
member of the sort group.
Pressing and releasing the down button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the
rotary control anticlockwise on the Reply key will step down through the Sort Group towards
the end of the Sort Group.
Pressing and releasing the up button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the rotary
control clockwise on the Reply key steps you up through the Sort Group.
Pressing the OK key or talk button to selects the port label to be configured.
Setting the input levels for the selected label
Figure 88: Input levels menu (selected label mode) for rack mounted panels
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Figure 89: Input levels menu (selected label mode) for desktop panels
The +0 dB represents the input level for the audio source of the label and may be adjusted
using the up and down buttons below the level display or the rotary encoder.
Select the RESET key or talk button to reset the input levels to the default of 0dB. Pressing
the Reply key or Reply key talk button (INPUT LEVEL) will return you to the Sort Group
menu.
Note:
When you set the input level for an audio source, you are setting the input levels for the
entire matrix frame and not just an individual panel.
Input and output settings can only be made for the local matrix. Gains for other matrices can
be achieved within ECS / EHX.
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5.6.9 OUTPUT LVL (Output Levels) configuration menu
The OUTPUT LVL (Output Levels) menu displays the Sort Groups available to the panel.
Selecting one of the Sort Groups displays the membership menu for that Sort Group.
Figure 90: Output levels configuration menu (available Sort Groups) for rack mounted panels
Figure 91: Output levels configuration menu (available Sort Groups) for desktop panels
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The Sort Group menu options comprise the following:
Menu option
Description / comments
START
Takes you to the start of the current Sort Group.
MIDDLE
Takes you to the middle of the current Sort Group.
END
Takes you to the end of the current Sort Group.
OK
Press the OK key or talk button to select the port label to be
configured.
Table 21:Sort Group menu options
The Reply key displays the label of the selected Sort Group. The top row shows the first
member of the sort group. Pressing and releasing the down button (lever key and
pushbutton panels) or turning the rotary control anticlockwise on the Reply key will step
down through the Sort Group towards the end of the Sort Group.
Pressing and releasing the up button (lever key and pushbutton panels) or turning the rotary
control clockwise on the Reply key steps you up through the Sort Group.
Pressing the OK key or talk button to selects the port label to be configured.
Setting the Output Levels for the selected label
Figure 92: Output levels menu (selected label mode) for rack mounted panels
Figure 93: Output levels menu (selected label mode) for desktop panels
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The +0 dB represents the output level for the audio source of the label and may be adjusted
using the up and down buttons below the level display or the rotary encoder.
Select the RESET key or talk button to reset the output levels to the default of 0dB.
Pressing the Reply key or Reply key talk button (OUTPUT LEVEL) will return you to the Sort
Group menu.
Note:
When you set the output level for an audio source, you are setting the input levels for the
entire matrix frame and not just an individual panel.
Input and output settings can only be made for the local matrix. Gains for other matrices can
be achieved within ECS / EHX.
5.7 DIAGNOSTIC menu
The DIAGNOSTIC menu is accessed from the top level menu.
Figure 94: Diagnostic menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 95: Diagnostic menu for desktop panels
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The DIAGNOSTIC menu options are as follows:
Menu option
Description / comments
SYSTEMDATA
Displays the system data menu.
TEST TONE
Selecting TEST TONE turns the LED indicator red and sends a 1KHz
test tone to the matrix output.
Selecting Test Tone again disables the tone, and turns off the red LED.
Exiting the DIAGNOSTIC menu also turns off the test tone.
RESET PANL
Selecting RESET PANL resets the panel to factory defaults. It will also
delete all locally assigned keys and reset all crosspoint levels to the
factory default (0dB).
Panel brightness is reset to the brightness level configured for that
panel in ECS / EHX.
TEL RELEAS
Selecting TEL RELEAS returns the user to the Direct Access Key
(DAK) page. If a telephone key is pressed the line is released.
Note:
The panel must also have Remote Line Release enabled in ECS /
EHX for this to take effect. This function can also be performed using
the up/down volume control buttons or rotary control.
UPGRADE
Only displayed if an update is available from the matrix frame.
Selecting this option displays the UPGRADE menu.
Table 22:Diagnostic menu options
Tip: To return to the top level menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(DIAGNOSTIC).
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Version numbers and IP address
Figure 96: Diagnostic menu (offline display) for rack mounted panels
Figure 97: Diagnostic menu (offline display) for desktop panels
The version number displayed in the DIAGNOSTIC menu is for the panel application only.
To obtain the version numbers of all panel firmware and the IP address of the V-Series
panel, you must take the panel off line.The information given (from the example information
in Figure 95 and Figure 96 above) is as follows:
Example diagnostic
information
Description / comments
M 0.20.0
Module application code version
U 0.0.11
Panel boot loader version
K2.6.16
Panel kernel version
A0.19.0
Panel application version
172.16.86.101
Panel IP address (if set, otherwise blank).
Table 23: Example diagnostic information
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Note:
The version and IP address information is for main panels only. Expansion panels do not
display this information. You can also access version information through ECS / EHX.
5.7.1 SYSTEM DATA menu
Select the SYSTEMDATA menu to display system information for the panel.
Figure 98: System data menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 99: System data menu for desktop panels
The SYSTEM DATA menu displays the following information:
System information
Description / comments
LD
Time and date of last configuration / map download.
MAP
Name of configuration / map.
NET
Systems configured and connected to the panel
PORT
Port number of the panel
Label
Panel label
Table 24: System information
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Tip: To return to the DIAGNOSTIC menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(SYSTEMDATA).
5.7.2 UPGRADE menu
The UPGRADE menu is displayed if:
•
A panel upgrade is available from the matrix.
•
The Panel Prompt option was selected in ECS / EHX.
You have the option to accept or refuse any upgrade that is offered.
You can access the UPGRADE menu from the DIAGNOSTIC menu. The menu is also
displayed when a panel comes back online after an upgrade has been downloaded to the
matrix. Flashing keys also prompt you that an upgrade is available.
Figure 100: Upgrade menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 101: Upgrade menu for desktop panels
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Confirming the upgrade
If you select YES, the upgrade confirmation menu is displayed.
Figure 102: Upgrade confirmation menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 103: Upgrade confirmation menu for desktop panels
If you are sure about the upgrade, select YES. The panel is upgraded with the new
download.
If you select NO, the upgrade prompt is not displayed again until the upgrade is downloaded
from the matrix frame again.
The panel displays a message when the upgrade is complete, and then reboots to load the
new application.
Note:
During the upgrade process the message UPDATE IN PROGRESS is displayed, with an
indication of how far the upgrade has progressed.
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5.8 CALL menu
The CALL menu displays a list of sort groups from which a label can be selected and placed
on the answerback stack to create a temporary key.
Figure 104: Call menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 105: Call menu for desktop panels
Use the up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the Reply
key to scroll through the available Sort Groups and select the name of the Sort Group
containing the required label using the lever key or pushbutton or talk button.
This will display the Sort Group label selection menu. Press the Reply key or Reply key talk
button (CALL) to return to the main menu.
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Selected Sort Group in the CALL menu
Figure 106: Selected Sort Group menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 107: Selected Sort Group menu for desktop panels
The selected Sort Group label / name is displayed on the Reply key and the first member of
the sort group is displayed on the top row of the display.
Selecting START will take the user to the start of the sort group. Selecting MIDDLE will take
the user to the middle of the sort group, and selecting END will take the user to the end of
the sort group.
Selecting OK will select the currently displayed member of the sort group and place it at the
top of the answerback stack and return the user to the main CALL menu.
Tip: To call the selected label, press the Reply key to access the label from the
answerback stack and call. The label is not removed from the answerback stack.
To return to the CALL menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button.
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5.9 DIAL menu
The DIAL menu is provided on 1RU panels to allow users to dial telephone numbers. 2RU
and desktop panels also have a dial pad for dialing telephone numbers.
To use the DIAL facility, you must first set up a key on the panel to a TEL-14 interface
module. To dial out:
1. Select the TEL-14 interface module.
2. Use either the dial pad (if available) or the DIAL menu to dial the telephone number.
Figure 108: Dial menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 109: Dial menu for desk top panels
On lever key and pushbutton panels, pressing the up / down buttons under the numbers will
dial the numbers as they are selected and enter them into the dial display on the lower line
(shown as XXXX ).
On rotary panels pressing the rotary control will select the left digit, while pressing the talk
button will select the right digit. Telephone numbers up to 30 digits in length may be
displayed.
If the initial number dial is unsuccessful, select the RELEASE key to release the telephone
line.
Select REDIAL to dial the number saved on the lower line of the display. If you exit DIAL
mode, the redial number is cleared.
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The RELEASE and REDIAL keys perform the same function on 2RU panels whether the
keypad or panel keys are used to dial the number.
Tip: To return to the main menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button (DIAL).
Using the DIAL menu with dial pads
Using the dial pad on 2RU rack mount panels and desktop panels to access the DIAL menu
by pressing 1 will enter a different dial menu. The labels operate as normal, and dialing out
is achieved using the dial pad.
Figure 110: Dial menu (from dial pad shortcut) for rack mounted panels
Figure 111: Dial menu (from dial pad shortcut) for desktop panels
Important note:
When you dial out through a TEL-14 interface module, using the DIAL menu, no outgoing
audio is transmitted until you exit the DIAL menu. Incoming audio from the TEL-14 interface
module can be heard, however.
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5.10 LOCAL EXCL (Local Exclusive) menu
The LOCAL EXCL (Local Exclusive) menu enables you to select a single key for talk and
temporarily deactivate all other latched keys on the panel.
The required key is non-latching and so must be kept pressed while local exclusive is in
operation. Releasing the key will return the deactivated latched keys to their previous state.
The menu can also be entered by pressing 2 on the dial pad.
Figure 112: Local exclusive menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 113: Local exclusive menu for desktop panels
If local exclusive is selected but no key is pressed in five seconds local exclusive mode is
cancelled and the panel returns to its previous state.
The local exclusive functionality is only available when the panel is connected to a matrix
and online.
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5.11 LOCAL PAGE (Local Page override) menu
The LOCAL PAGE override menu allows you to talk to one or more destinations, regardless
of the destination panel settings for the panel loudspeaker.
Tip: Local page override can also be accessed by pressing 3 on the panel dial pad.
Figure 114: Local page override menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 115: Local page override menu for desktop panels
Select any key with a label to override the local loudspeaker settings for all the destination
panels associated with that key.
When the talk key is released the override function ceases, and the loudspeaker settings at
the destination panels revert to their normal settings.
If no key is pressed for five seconds after entering local page override mode the panel exits
local page override automatically.
Note:
To enable local page override on the panel, you must enable both page override and ensure
that the page volume levels for the destination panel are set in ECS / EHX. For more
information, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
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5.12 ASSNMT PNL (Assignment Panel) menu
Use the ASSNMT PNL (Assignment Panel (AP)) menu, to assign (and remove) sources and
destinations for IFBs, partylines and Fixed Groups.
The Reply key displays the assignment types (IFB, PL, FG) that have been enabled in ECS /
EHX. Pressing the Reply key or Reply key talk button will cycle through the available
assignment types.
Tip: In addition to the main menu, you can also enter assignment panel mode through a
COM key on rotary panels. The COM key will function in exactly the same way as the Reply
key.
Figure 116: Assignment panel menu (IFB assignment shown) for rack mounted panels
Figure 117: Assignment panel menu (IFB assignment shown) for desktop panels
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Assignment
mode
Description / comments
IFB
To assign IFB sources and destinations, press the ASSNMT PNL key or
talk button. IFB is displayed on the Reply key, and the Reply key status
LED (lever key) or pushbutton or talk button is lit red.
PL
To make partyline assignments, press the Reply key again (currently
showing IFB).
PL is displayed on the Reply key.
To make Fixed Group assignments, press the Reply key again (currently
showing PL).
FG
FG is displayed on the Reply key.
To exit assignment mode all together, press the Reply key again.
Table 25: Assignment menu modes
5.12.1
Assigning IFB sources and destinations
The only valid IFB destinations are Global IFBs with talk.
The only valid IFB sources are sources with listen.
Note:
Normally only one source per destination is configured. If multiple sources for an IFB
destination are required, then the option to assign multiple sources to an IFB from an
assignment panel (AP) must be enabled in ECS / EHX. For more information, see your ECS
/ EHX documentation.
To assign an IFB destination and source:
1. Press the ASSMNT PNL key or talk button. The Reply key status LED (lever key) or
pushbutton or talk button is lit red and IFB is displayed on the Reply key.
Valid IFB destinations are indicated by the status LEDs, pushbuttons or talk buttons
flashing red.
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2. Press the appropriate key or talk button for the required IFB destination. The status
LED, pushbutton or talk button for the selected key is now lit solid red.
Note:
Pressing the key or talk button again deactivates the assignment
Valid IFB sources are indicated by the status LEDs, pushbuttons or talk buttons
flashing green.
3. Press the appropriate key or talk button for the required IFB source. The status LED,
pushbutton or talk button for the selected key is now lit solid green.
Note:
Pressing the key or talk button again deactivates the assignment.
4. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all IFB sources are assigned to the IFB destination.
Rotary panel IFB setup: setting the audio levels
On rotary panels, you can set the audio levels when assigning IFB sources and
destinations using the rotary controls.
To change the audio levels:
1. Select the IFB destination (see above procedure).
2. Turn the rotary control associated with the selected IFB destination key. The display
changes to show the audio level and the type of level being adjusted. When the talk
button is pressed the output level to the IFB destination is set.
3. Select the IFB source(s) (see above procedure).
4. Turn the rotary control associated with the selected IFB source key. The display
changes to show the audio level and the type of level being adjusted. When the talk
button or rotary control is pressed the input level to the matrix frame is set.
Figure 118: Rotary panel IFB audio level setup
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Figure 119: Rotary panels: Setting the output level
Figure 120: Rotary panels: Setting the input level
5.12.2
Assigning partyline members
Note:
Talk and listen keys are the only valid members of a partyline.
To assign partyline members to a talk or listen key:
1. Press the ASSMNT PNL key or talk button twice, so that PL is displayed on the
Reply key.
All available partyline status LEDs, pushbuttons or talk buttons flash red.
2. Press the key, pushbutton or talk button for the required partyline.
The key’s status LED or talk button is lit solid red and all available members’ status
LEDs or pushbuttons flash green. In the case of rotary panels if a talk label is
available the talk button will flash green and if a listen label is available the rotary
encoder will flash green.
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3. Press a key with the associated flashing green status LED or the pushbutton or talk
button or rotary control of an available member to add it to the partyline.
The status LED or pushbutton or talk button or rotary encoder becomes solid green
to indicate the member has been added to the partyline.
Note:
To remove a member from the partyline, press that member’s key. The solid green
status LED or pushbutton or talk button or rotary control associated with that key
flashes green to indicate it is available again.
4. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the partyline contains all desired members.
5.12.3
Assigning Fixed Group members
Note:
Talk and listen keys are the only valid members of a Fixed Group.
To assign Fixed Group members to a talk or listen key:
1. Press the ASSMNT PNL key or talk button three times, until FG is displayed on the
Reply key.
All available partyline status LEDs, pushbuttons or talk buttons flash red.
2. Press the key, pushbutton or talk button for the required Fixed Group.
The key’s status LED or talk button is lit solid red and all available members’ status
LEDs or pushbuttons flash green. In the case of rotary panels, if a talk label is
available the talk button will flash green and if a listen label is available the rotary
encoder will flash green.
3. Press a key with the associated flashing green status LED or the pushbutton or talk
button or rotary control of an available member to add it to the Fixed Group.
The status LED or pushbutton or talk button or rotary encoder becomes solid green
to indicate the member has been added to the Fixed Group.
Note:
To remove a member from the Fixed Group, press that member’s key. The solid
green status LED or pushbutton or talk button or rotary control associated with that
key flashes green to indicate it is available again.
4. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until the Fixed Group contains all desired members.
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5.13 SUPERVISE menu
The SUPERVISE menu allows the user to select another panel to supervise from the panels
listed in the sort groups.
Note:
The target panel cannot be the current panel (an error message will be displayed if this is
selected) and must be a V-Series panel with the same number of keys or fewer keys than
the supervising panel.
Figure 121: Supervise menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 122: Supervise menu for desktop panels
Use the up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton panels) or rotary control on the Reply
key to scroll through the available Sort Groups and select the name of the Sort Group
containing the required label using the lever key or pushbutton or talk button.
This will display the Sort Group label selection menu.
Tip: To return to the main menu, press the Reply key or Reply key talk button
(SUPERVISE).
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Selected Sort Group in the SUPERVISE menu
Figure 123: Selected Sort Group menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 124: Selected Sort Group menu for desktop panels
The selected Sort Group label / name is displayed on the Reply key and the first member of
the sort group is displayed on the top row of the display.
Selecting START will take the user to the start of the sort group. Selecting MIDDLE will take
the user to the middle of the sort group, and selecting END will take the user to the end of
the sort group.
Selecting OK will select the currently displayed member of the sort group and place the
panel corresponding to the label into supervised mode.
If it is unable to supervise the panel an error screen is displayed.
Figure 125: Supervise error message for rack mounted panels
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Figure 126: Supervise error message for desktop panels
The Panel Offline error message (shown above) is displayed if the target panel cannot be
supervised because it is offline.
For other errors, such as an invalid port or panel type, the Unable to Supervise message is
displayed.
When the panel is actively supervising another panel the keys displayed on both panels are
inverted to indicate the current state (instead of light text on a dark background the key
displays will show dark text on a light background).
Supervising panels
When in Supervise mode, the V-Series panel can mimic and control other V-Series panels in
the local system. This involves remote actioning of key presses and displaying a mimic of
the target panel's display. While in Supervise mode, all key presses are processed at the
target panel.
Important note:
V12LD, V24LD, V12PD and V24PD panel types can be selected as target panels to be
supervised from other lever key and pushbutton panels Rotary panels can only supervise
other rotary panels, and cannot be supervised by lever key or pushbutton panels.
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The following target panel features can be mimicked or controlled:
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Audio to the target panel.
•
Display text.
•
Display level control bars.
•
Key presses and releases.
•
Cross-point level control.
•
Microphone gain.
•
Loudspeaker cut.
•
Head-set select.
•
Microphone mute.
•
Side-tone control
General purpose inputs and outputs are not mimicked or remotely controllable as they may
not be connected to the same hardware on the supervisor and target panels.
In particular, some of the general-purpose inputs and outputs have dedicated functions on a
Supervisor Panel. Busy Feedback is not mimicked.
Pushbutton panels can supervise lever key panels but will not be able to mimic or control
lever key up assignments. Only the lever key down assignments will be supervised.
Exiting supervise mode
To exit Supervise mode, hold down the Menu button on the dial pad for at least 3 seconds.
The key displays on both panels will then return to the normal (non-supervised) state.
Supervisor hot key
A supervisor hot key can be configured in ECS / EHX to enable rapid entry to Supervise
mode. When the supervisor hot key is selected the labels to panels which may be
supervised will flash and the Reply key will display SUPERVISE in highlighted mode.
Pressing the Reply key or Reply key talk button will exit this mode.
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5.14 SHIFT menu
The SHIFT (Shift Page) menu enables access to the eight shift pages.
Press the Shift key for more than 500ms to display the SHIFT menu.
Note:
Press the Shift key for less than 500ms to display the last selected shift page (enabling you
to toggle between the main and shift page quickly).
Figure 127: Shift page menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 128: Shift page menu for desktop panels
The V-Series panels have up to nine pages of keys. Page 0 is the main page by default.
Press and hold the shift page button to display the SHIFT menu with the currently selected
shift page indicated by a bar below the label.
The shift page labels flash if there is an unanswered call on any key on the page. The
talk/listen key or pushbutton or talk button is used to select a shift page.
Pressing and releasing the shift page button again will display the last selected shift page.
Pressing and releasing the shift page button will switch between the main page (page 0) and
the last selected shift page.
Note:
Shift pages are only available on main panels and not on expansion panels.
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5.15 Menu map
Figure 129: V-Series panel menu map
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6 IP Configuration
IP-enabled V-Series panels can connect to an Eclipse or Eclipse HX matrix frame over a
standard Ethernet network using an IVC-32 card. Each IVC-32 card can support up to 32
V-Series panels using IP.
The IP settings for the panel are configured using the IP configuration menus, described in
this chapter.
Important note:
V-Series panels running application code V1.73 or above are automatically IP-enabled. VSeries panels running earlier versions of the application code must be enabled for IP
operation by either:
•
Inputting a ten digit passcode to the panel.
•
Upgrading to V1.73 or above of the application code.
6.1 Accessing the IP configuration menus
To access the IP menus, select Menu and then Info. The panel displays the Local
Maintenance Menu (LLM). Select IP SETUP to enter the IP configuration menus.
Tip: If you enter PANEL INFO instead, you enter the maintenance menus.
See 8 Maintaining V-Series panels.
To communicate to ECS / EHX that the panel is ready to be identified, select IDENTIFYME.
The panel buttons or LEDs flash red and IDENTIFYME is displayed in the bottom left
display screen. Select IDENTIFYME again (the Reply key) to cancel identify mode.
Identification mode can also be initiated in ECS /EHX, in which case the same display mode
is seen.
Note:
If the LAN port is the only connection with the panel, the panel will automatically display the
IP SETUP menu, prompting the user to enable the panel for IP access (if it is not already
enabled (see above)).
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6.2 IP SETUP menu
Figure 130: IP Setup menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 131: IP Setup menu for desktop panels
The IP SETUP menu features the following menu options:
Menu option
Description / comments
NET SETUP
Selects the NET SETUP menu (see
CONNECT
Select to initiate panel login to the matrix.
DISABLE
Disables IP connectivity on the panel. If this is selected the panel
passcode must be reentered in order to enable panel IP again.
USER ID
Select to enter the user identifier the panel must use when logging in to
the matrix.
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).
PASSWORD
Select this item to enter the user password the panel must use when
logging in to the matrix.
CNTL DELAY
Select to configure a delay on processing of the key up for intercom
keys.
Table 26: IP SETUP menu options
6.2.1 CONNECT menu
Select CONNECT to initiate panel login to a matrix.
The panel login process has three phases:
1. The panel checks the network and attempts to reach the address of the login server.
2. The panel verifies the user ID and user password.
3. The panel completes the connection process.
Figure 132: Panel connecting display for rack mounted panels
Figure 133: Panel connecting display for desktop panels
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During phase 1 of the panel connection process, only progress messages will be displayed
without status codes.
If an error occurs then one of the following status messages is displayed:
Error / status message
Description / comments
Network not connected
LAN cable not inserted. If DHCP mode selected, a
DHCP server was not found.
The login server is inaccessible or not running.
IVC Server not found
The login server could not find an online IVC to log the
panel into.
Login USER xyz denied
Table 27: CONNECT menu: phase 1 status / error messages
The second connection phase begins with the panel identifying itself to the host matrix.
During this phase, error and status messages are displayed with status codes and subcodes.
Code
Err 1:0
Error / status message
Check User ID
Description / comments
The name or password supplied were invalid.
Err 4:0
Media busy
The system is busy and will try again shortly.
Info 3:0
Connecting...
OK, connecting to the IVC.
Info 5:0
Reconnecting
OK (the call is being made again with new codec
settings).
Err 8:0
Connection lost
The IVC connection was lost.
Table 28: CONNECT menu: phase 2 status / error messages
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If the IVC-32 card is reachable, but another error occurs that indicates a more detailed
networking or configuration issue, then the error code starts with 6:
Code
Err 6:0
Error / status message
Local call cleared
Err 6:1
Call rejected locally
Err 6:2
Locally declined
Err 6:3
Remote cleared call
IVC-32 has cleared the call
Err 6:4
Remote refused call
Err 6:5
Remote ans. timeout
Err 6:6
Remote stopped
IVC-32 has refused to accept the call from the
panel
The IVC-32 has not replied to the call within the
timeout period
IVC-32 card has stopped responding
Err 6:7
Transport cleared
Err 6:8
Transport connection
Err 6:9
Gatekeeper cleared
Err 6:10
Cannot find user
Err 6:11
Not enough bandwidth
Err 6:12
No common capabilities
Err 6:13
Call was forwarded
Err 6:14
Bad password
The panel name or the password is incorrect
Err 6:15
Local end busy
Network congested
Err 6:16
Local end busy
Network congested
Err 6:17
Remote end busy
Network congested or IVC-32 busy
Err 6:18
Remote end busy
Network congested or IVC-32 busy
Err 6:19
Remote party unavail.
Target IVC-32 could not be contacted
Err 6:20
Remote disconnected
OK
The IVC-32 has terminated the connection
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Description / comments
The user name specified by the panel is not
known to the target system
The network did not have enough bandwidth
available for a connection
Err 6:21
Remote offline
The IVC-32 could not be reached
Err 6:22
Remote may retry
IVC-32 may retry the connect.
Err 6:23
Remote unmapped
Err 6:24
Call duration exceeded
Err 6:25
Invalid conference ID
Err 6:26
Connection timed out
Network load cased disconnect
Table 29: CONNECT menu: phase 2 status / error messages starting with 6
Note:
Errors are often caused by an invalid user ID or password being used. However, if the error
indicates a network problem (such as insufficient bandwidth), you are advised to contact
your network administrator.
6.2.2 USER ID menu
Figure 134: User ID setup menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 135: User ID setup menu for desktop panels
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The USER ID menu is used to set up the user ID that enables the panel to log in to the
matrix.
The user ID:
•
Must correspond to a user ID that has already been set up in ECS / EHX for a port
on an IVC-32 card (Matrix Hardware > Advanced Settings >IP Panel Settings).
•
Is a string of up to ten characters (0 to 9 and A to F).
Enter up to ten characters using the up/down volume buttons (lever key and pushbutton
panels) or the talk button (rotary panels) to select the characters.
After each character has been selected the input will advance to the next character.
Pressing the lever key down, or the pushbutton, or the rotary control will step back to the
previous character.
When the user ID has been set up, exit the menu using the USER ID key or talk button.
6.2.3 PASSWORD menu
Figure 136: Password setup menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 137: Password setup menu for desktop panels
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Use the PASSWORD menu to set up the password the panel uses to log into the matrix.
The password:
•
Must correspond to a password that has already been set up in ECS / EHX for a port
on an IVC-32 card (Matrix Hardware > Advanced Settings >IP Panel Settings).
•
Is a string of up to ten characters (0 to 9 and A to F).
Enter up to ten characters using the up/down volume buttons (lever key and pushbutton
panels) or the talk button (rotary panels) to select the characters.
After each character has been selected the input will advance to the next character.
Pressing the lever key down, or the pushbutton, or the rotary control will step back to the
previous character.
When the password has been set up, exit the menu using the PASSWORD key or talk
button.
6.2.4 CNTL DELAY (Control Delay) menu
The CNTL DELAY (Control Delay) menu enables you to configure a delay on key up
processing for intercom keys.
The delay is only applied to dumb panel intercom page keys (keys used to make or break of
audio routes). Menu access keys are not affected.
You may want to apply a delay with certain audio links with multiple IP encodes and decodes
in place, as the link control data can overtake the audio on the link resulting in truncation of
the audio.
The default setting for a delay on key up processing is 0.
The setting is held locally on the panel, which means that if the panel is moved to another
port on the system, the control delay setting comes with it. The control delay must stay with
the panel as it is based on geographical location, and therefore the size of audio and control
latency.
The control delay range is 0ms - 9999ms. The granularity of this setting is in blocks of 50ms
with the delay set being rounded down to the nearest multiple of 50ms. For example, if less
than 50ms is set no delay is applied. If a multiple between 50 and 100ms is set, 50ms will be
applied.
Tip: Although the CNTL DELAY menu is accessed from the top level IP settings menu, you
can apply a delay to any type of connection to the matrix (enabling it to be used on four-wire
based VoICE unit connections).
Figure 138: Control delay menu on rack mounted panels
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Figure 139: Control delay menu on desktop panels
Use the CLEAR key to clear the current control delay, and then enter the new control delay.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits. For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the control delay has been entered exit the menu using the CNTL DELAY key or talk
button.
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6.3 NET SETUP menu
Figure 140: Net setup menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 141: Net setup menu for desktop panels
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The NET SETUP menu options are used to configure IP addresses and network connection
parameters:
Menu option
Description / comments
IP ADDRESS
Used to set the IP address of the panel.
IP GATEWAY
Used to set the IP address of the gateway that the panel uses when
connecting to the matrix.
DNS SERVER
Used to set the IP address of the Domain Name server used by the
panel.
MATRIX IP
Used to set the IP address of the matrix frame the panel will connect to.
The address refers to the IVC-32 card address that is set up in ECS /
EHX.
LOGIN PORT
Used to set up the IP port that the panel uses when logging in to the
matrix frame.
The login port must be the same as the port set up in ECS / EHX under
System Preferences > IP Panels. When the panel logs in, the panel
will be sent the IP address and port to use when communicating with
the IVC-32 card. This is configured in ECS / EHX under Matrix
Hardware.
Used to enable or disable DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol).
DHCP
If enabled, the panel can be assigned an IP address, subnet mask,
gateway address and DNS server automatically from the DHCP server
rather than having to manually configure the panel.
When DHCP is enabled, pushbutton panels will show the DHCP
pushbutton flashing green. Lever key panels will show the talk/listen
indicator flashing green. IVC-32 cards should be assigned
automatically to ensure manually assigned addresses do not clash with
those assigned by the DHCP server.
SUBNETMASK
Used to set the subnet mask for the IP network the panel is to be used
on. Commonly the subnet mask will be 255.255.255.0.
CON TYPE
Used to determine the connection type (WAN (Wide Area Network),
LAN (Local Area Network) or INTERNET).
The connection type may determine whether DHCP and DNS are used.
Table 30: NET SETUP menu options
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6.3.1 IP ADDRESS menu
Figure 142: IP address menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 143: IP address menu for desktop panels
Use the CLEAR key to clear the current IP address for the panel, and then enter the new IP
address.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits. For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the IP address for the panel has been entered exit the menu using the LOGIN PORT
key or talk button.
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Assigning IP addresses
It is important to ensure that the panel IP address does not clash with any other IP address
on the network (another device is using the same IP address).If there is an IP address clash,
the panel may repeatedly lose the connection with the IVC-32 card, and may also cause the
IVC-32 card to crash.
Note:
Clear-Com recommends that DHCP is used wherever possible to automatically assign IP
addresses rather than assigning IP addresses manually in order to reduce the risk of an
address clash. For more information, see 6.3.4 DHCP menu.
6.3.2 IP GATEWAY menu
Figure 144: IP Gateway menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 145: IP Gateway menu for desktop panels
Use the CLEAR key to clear the current IP Gateway address for the panel, and then enter
the new IP Gateway address.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits. For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the IP Gateway for the panel has been entered exit the menu using the IP GATEWAY
key or talk button.
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6.3.3 DNS SERVER menu
Figure 146: DNS Server menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 147: DNS Server menu for desktop panels
Use the CLEAR key to clear the current DNS Server address, and then enter the new
address.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits. For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the DNS Server address has been entered exit the menu using the DNS SERVER key
or talk button.
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6.3.4 MATRIX IP menu
Figure 148: Matrix IP menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 149: Matrix IP menu for desktop panels
The MATRIX IP menu enables you to clear and enter a new matrix IP address.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits.For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the matrix IP address has been entered exit the menu using the MATRIX IP key or
talk button.
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6.3.5 LOGIN PORT menu
Figure 150: Login port menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 151: Login port menu for desktop panels
Use the CLEAR key to clear the current login port number, and then enter the new login port
number.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits. For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the login port number has been entered exit the menu using the LOGIN PORT key or
talk button.
Note:
The IP port that the panel uses when logging in to a matrix must be the same as the port set
up in ECS / EHX for the matrix to listen for logins.
This may not be the same port number used by the panel to communicate with an IVC-32
card set up in ECS / EHX under Matrix Hardware.
When a panel logs in to a matrix, the matrix sends the IP address of the IVC-32 card and the
port number to use back to the panel.
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6.3.6 DHCP menu
Figure 152: DHCP menu for rack mounted panels
Figure 153: DHCP menu for desktop panels
The DHCP menu enables you to enable or disable the panel using a DHCP server.
The current DHCP state is indicated by an inverse video bar. Use the ENABLE or DISABLE
keys to enable or disable DHCP, and the DHCP key or talk button to exit the menu.
6.3.7 SUBNETMASK (Subnet Mask) menu
Figure 154: Subnet mask menu for rack mounted panels
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Figure 155: Subnet mask menu for desktop panels
Use the CLEAR key to clear the current subnet mask, and then enter the new subnet mask.
In lever key and pushbutton panels, use the up / down buttons to select the digits. For rotary
panels, press the rotary control to select the left digit and the talk button to select the right
digit.
Each time a digit is selected the cursor will advance to the next digit automatically. Pressing
the lever key down or the pushbutton or the rotary control will step back to the previous digit.
When the subnet mask has been entered exit the menu using the SUBNETMASK key or
talk button.
6.3.8 CON TYPE (Connection Type) menu
Figure 156: Connection type menu for rack mounted panels
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Figure 157: Connection type menu for desktop panels
V-Series panels support three types of IP network connection:
Connection type
Description / comments
WAN
WANs (Wide Area Networks) cover a broad area and may include a
number of local area networks (LANs).
LAN
LANs (Local Area Networks) usually cover a small area, such as an
office, a single building or business.
Internet
Global network that may be used to connect local networks in various
locations around the world.
Table 31: Connection types
The currently selected connection type is highlighted with a bar under the network type.
To select a connection type, press the key or talk button corresponding to the network type.
The indicator bar will move to the selected type.
Press the CON TYPE key or talk button to exit.
6.4 CONFIRM CLEAR menu
When you use the CLEAR key to clear an item (such as the current IP address or IP
Gateway), a confirmation menu is displayed.
To confirm the action, select YES. To cancel the action, select NO.
The orginal menu is then redisplayed, with the item cleared / not cleared.
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6.5 IP menu map
Figure 158: IP menu map
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7 Installing V-Series panels
This chapter describes how to install V-Series panels, including expansion panels.
7.1 Placing panels
7.1.1 Placing rack mounted panels
Locate all panels at comfortable heights for operation and leave at least 2 inches (51 mm) of
clearance behind the rear of the panel’s chassis to allow for cable connectors.
Expansion panels are usually installed next to or near the main panel. Leave at least 2 inches (51
mm) of clearance behind the rear of each expansion panel to allow for cable connectors.
Connect expansion panels using straight through 8-way shielded CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors.
Note:
Expansion panels can be connected to the main panel in a daisy chain using cables not more than 16
ft (5 m) long between each panel. The cable length of any daisy chain of panels must not exceed 24 ft
(7.5 m) in total.
7.1.2 Placing desktop panels
Desktop panels can be placed on a flat surface or they may be used as wall mounted panels. Where
desktop panels are placed on a flat surface leave at least 2 inches (51 mm) of clearance behind the
rear of the panel to allow for cable connectors.
To wall mount a desktop panel:
1. Check the contents of the the panel fixing kit provided with the desktop panel as shown in .
Figure 159: Desktop panel wall mounting kit
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2. Rotate the front panel, so that the controls and display will face upwards when wall
mounted:
a. Remove the eight countersunk screws that hold the front of the panel in place
(the countersunk screws are located on the ends of the panel, four on each
end).
Figure 160: Countersunk screws in desktop panel
b. Retain all the screws and remove the front panel assembly.
Note:
The cables connecting the front panel electronics to the main PCB are long
enough to allow the panel front to be removed and rotated without having to
unplug any of the cables.
c. Rotate the front panel 180 degrees taking care not to pull on any of the cables
and reposition it. Ensure that no cables are trapped before refitting the
screws.
d. Apply pressure to the panel front to align the screw holes and fit the top and
bottom screws loosely on each side before fitting the remaining screws and
tightening all the screws.
When completed the front panel will be upside down when the panel is
standing on a flat surface.
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Figure 161: ‘Upside down’ desktop panel (for wall mounting)
3. Attach the upper wall bracket to the wall in the required position using suitable
fixings. Allow enough clearance below for the panel for the lower fixing plate and the
cable connections.
Figure 162: Desktop casing (without lower bracket)
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4. Use the two fixing screws to attach the lower wall bracket to the rear of the desktop
panel so that the offset part of the plate faces away from the panel body.
Desktop with Lower Bracket Fitted
Figure 163: Desktop casing (with lower bracket attached)
5. Hang the panel on the upper wall bracket and mark the position of the screw hole for
the lower bracket on the wall. Remove the panel and place a suitable fixing for the
lower wall bracket.
6. Replace the panel on the upper bracket and attach the lower wall bracket to the
fixing. Attach the cables to the connectors and power the panel up.
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7.1.3 Placing expansion panels
The following section describes how to install the following optional, accessory key panels:
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The V12LDE Lever Key Expansion Panel adds 12 lever key talk/listen selectors to a
panel.
•
The V12PDE Pushbutton Expansion Panel adds 12 pushbutton talk/listen selectors
to a panel.
•
The V12RDE Rotary Expansion Panel adds 12 rotary talk/listen selectors to a panel.
The installation procedure is identical for these panels.
Note:
Expansion panel types (lever key, pushbutton or rotary) may not be mixed in a daisy chain of
such panels and must be connected to a main panel of the same type.
Only one rack unit (1RU) of a standard Electronics Industry Association equipment rack is
required for each expansion panel. The panels’ compact size makes them ideal for use in TV
control rooms, edit suites, mobile OB vans, and any other location where many talk/listen
keys are necessary but space it at a premium.
All panels provide 12 additional selectors with displays.
Mounting
All accessory panels are mounted in a standard 19-inch wide (48.3 cm) standard Electronics
Industry Association rack, requiring one unit of rack space each. Leave at least 2 in. (51 mm)
of clearance behind the rear of the chassis to allow for cable connectors.
Power
Each expansion panel is powered by an external power supply which may be mounted on
the back of the panel using the mounting clip provided. To connect the power supply to an
expansion panel, route the transformer’s output lead to the power connector on the back of
the panel. This is a 4 pin connector.
Panel connection
A cable is supplied with each panel to connect it to a main panel or to additional expansion
panels. The cable is a 6-ft. long (1.8 m) CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors at each end. If
custom length cables are to be made, they should be made with cable with 22 to 24 AWG
wire. The pins should be wired one-to-one between the RJ45 connectors. The maximum
distance between the panel and the last expansion panel should be 25 ft. (7.6 m).
To connect an expansion panel to a main panel:
1. Plug one end of the CAT5 cable into the RJ45 expansion socket on the back of the
main panel.
2. Plug the other end of the CAT5 cable into the input connector on the back of the
expansion panel.
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To connect an additional accessory panel:
1. Plug the CAT5 cable into the output connector of the last expansion panel in the
chain.
2. Plug the other end of the CAT5 cable into the input connector of the new expansion
panel. More panels can be added by using this daisy-chaining method.
The numbering of expansion selectors follows the order of the daisy chaining.
Panel configuration
After physically placing the expansion panels and connecting them to a main panel, the
expansion panels must be programmed in ECS / EHX
For more information, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
7.2 Wiring V-Series panels
This section provides detailed wiring diagrams for V-Series panels.
Eclipse / Eclipse HX uses shielded CAT5 cable between the panel and the matrix frame, and between
panels and expansion panels using the industry standard RJ-45 connector.
Tip: For detailed wiring information concerning Eclipse / Eclipse HX connections, see the
Eclipse / Eclipse HX Installation Guide.
V Series panels also provide a LAN connection using the industry standard RJ-45 connector. If the
connection is directly to a PC, use a CAT5 crossover cable to connect to the LAN port. If a hub or
switch is being used, use a straight CAT5 cable.
To connect to external devices, use the GPIO connector with the DB-25F connector, and the auxiliary
audio connector with the DB-25M connector.
The external panel power supply is normally held in a mounting bracket on the rear of the panel. If
required, you can place the power supply away from the panel. This enables you to remove the power
supply mounting bracket from the panel, saving space.
The following sections describe:
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Connecting the panel to the matrix frame.
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Connections between panels and local devices.
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Connections between panels and expansion panels.
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7.2.1 V-Series main panel rear connectors (no AES-3 or T-Adapter)
Figure 164: V Series main panel rear connectors (no AES-3 or T-adapter)
7.2.2 V-Series main panel rear connectors (AES-3)
Figure 165: V Series main panel rear connectors (AES-3)
7.2.3 V-Series main panel rear connectors (T-Adapter)
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Figure 166: V-Series main panel rear connectors (T-Adapters)
7.2.4 V Series expansion panel rear connectors
Figure 167: V-Series expansion panel rear connectors
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7.2.5 V-Series desktop panel rear connectors
(no AES-3 or T-Adapter)
Figure 168: V-Series desktop panel rear connectors (no AES-3 or T-Adapter)
7.2.6 V-Series desktop panel rear connectors (AES-3)
Figure 169: V-Series desktop panel rear connectors (AES-3)
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7.2.7 V Series desktop panel rear connectors (T-Adapter)
Figure 170: V-Series desktop panel rear connectors (T-Adapter)
7.2.8 Mains power cord
The V-Series panels are powered by an external power supply which may be mounted in a clip on the
back of the panel or located away from the panel. If the power supply is not mounted in the clip on
the rear of the panel the clip can be detached to save space by removing the two mounting screws.
The cord to connect the external power supply to the mains supply must conform to the following:
•
The mains power cord shall have an IEC C13 connector at one end and a mains power plug
at the other end.
An IEC C13 plug has three pins, the centre pin carrying the earth / ground. The other two pins
carry neutral and live circuits.
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The conductors of the mains cords shall have adequate cross-sectional area for rated current
consumption of the equipment.
•
The mains plug that connects to the mains supply must be approved for use in the country
where the equipment is to be used.
•
The mains power cord must be an IEC mains power cord complying with standard IEC60320;
IEC320/C13.
•
Mains power cords used in the U.S. must also comply with standard UL817.
•
The equipment must be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing
connection.
•
Where the mains plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the
disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
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7.2.9 Power connector wiring
The power supply is a 4 pin socket which is connected to an external 24V power supply. The pinout
for the connector is shown below.
Figure 171: 4-pin power socket
Pin
Description / comments
Not connected
1
24VDC
2
Not connected
3
0V
4
Table 32: 4-pin power socket
7.2.10
Analog matrix frame to panel wiring
The analog audio RS-422 data communications module uses a 4-pair wiring scheme between the
frame and panels. This module requires an MVX-A16 card in the frame.
Four-pair analog wiring is wired with shielded CAT5 RJ-45 cable:
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Pair 1 transmits analog audio from the matrix port to the panel.
•
Pair 2 transmits RS-422 data from the panel back to the matrix card port.
•
Pair 3 transmits analog audio from the panel to the matrix card port.
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Pair 4 transmits RS-422 data from the matrix port back to the panel.
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Figure 172: Matrix frame to panel wiring (analog)
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7.2.11
Matrix panel GPIO connector wiring
Most input/output devices (other than the matrix, expansion panels and auxiliary audio devices) are
connected to the panel via the GPIO connector.
Figure 173: GPIO connector pinout
Pin
1
Description
Panel Mute relay output
Normally Closed
Pin
14
Description
Panel Mute output relay Common
2
Panel Mute relay output
Normally Open
15
Panel Aux output relay Normally Closed
3
Panel Aux output relay
Common
16
Panel Aux output relay Normally Open
4
Not connected
17
Not connected
5
Not connected
18
Not connected
6
Not connected
19
Not connected
7
Not connected
20
5V
8
0V
21
5V
9
0V
22
Opto-isolated input A1
10
Opto-isolated input B1
23
Opto-isolated input A2
11
Opto-isolated input B2
24
Opto-isolated input A3
12
Opto-isolated input B3
25
Opto-isolated input A4
13
Opto-isolated input B4
Table 33: GPIO connector pinout
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Note:
The Relay 1 and 2 outputs on the GPIO connector are referred to in ECS / EHX Controls as Panel
mute relays and Panel AUX relays respectively.
7.2.12
Programmable Relay contacts
Each panel includes two relays which are:
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Controlled by the matrix.
•
Independent of the local panel function.
These relays can be assigned to any label(s) in the system, which will activate whenever a
talk or listen is set to that label(s).
Tip: If you simply wish to trigger a relay, assign the relay to a control label. For more
information, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
The relay can activate an external device, such as an applause light in a studio, a cue light,
or a security door lock. Any programmable relay in the system can be activated from any
panel in the system, including a direct-inward-access caller.
Figure 172: GPIO connector pinout shows the wiring of the relay contacts to the GPIO
connector.
Both normally open and normally closed contacts are provided. They are rated at 1 Amp at
24 V DC. This relay is not designed for switching mains AC line voltage. To switch an
external device running on mains AC line voltage, use an external relay (or other switching
mechanism) activated by this relay.
7.2.13
Opto-Isolated inputs
Each main panel provides four opto-isolated inputs using the GPIO interface.
Each input consists of a pair of pins on the GPIO with an operating range of 4V to 30V DC or
AC. These inputs can be used for user programmable functions set up by ECS / EHX to
execute other actions within the system such as switching a microphone on or off.
Input 3 (pins A3/B3) is preassigned in ECS to trigger the Reply Key function while inputs 1
and 2 (pins A1/B1 and A2/B2) are available for assignment in ECS / EHX in
Advanced Settings > Logic Inputs.
Input 4 (pins A4/B4) is not currently used.
The inputs are operated by applying a voltage between 4V and 30V DC or AC across the
pins so that a current flows through the circuit and is detected by the opto-coupler.
The voltage may be derived from the panel itself using the 5V and 0V pins on the GPIO or it
may be from an external source. An example is a circuit using a footswitch to activate the
panel microphone using logic input 1.
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Figure 174: Example GPIO logic input wiring
In the above example, pressing the footswitch applies 5V DC from the panel between B1
and A1. This enables the detection of a logic input.
If logic input 1 has been configured in ECS / EHX to activate the Mic On/Off function the
footswitch could be used to control the panel microphone.
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7.2.14
Auxiliary audio connector
The auxiliary audio connector allows additional audio inputs and outputs to be connected to
the panel.
Figure 175: Auxiliary audio connector
Pin
1
Description
Headset 2 MIC +ve
Pin
14
Description
Headset 2 MIC -ve
2
Headset 2 Left Ear
15
Headset 2 Left Ear Ground
3
Headset 2 Right Ear
16
Headset 2 Right Ear Ground
4
Headset 2 PTT 1
17
Headset 2 PTT 2
5
0V
18
0V
6
0V
19
0V
7
External Output 2 +ve
20
External Output 2 -ve
8
External Output 1 +ve
21
External Output 1 -ve
9
Hot MIC Output +ve
22
Hot MIC Output -ve
10
Auxiliary Loudspeaker
Output +ve
23
Auxiliary Loudspeaker Output -ve
11
External Input 2 +ve
24
External Input 2 -ve
12
External Input 1 +ve
25
External Input 1 -ve
13
0V
Table 34: Auxiliary connector pinout
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Note:
When wiring headset 2 to use the auxiliary audio connector, Clear-Com recommends using
good quality headphone cable to avoid pickup of electronic noise by the microphone
connection.
Wire the Headset 2 PTTs (pins 4 and 17) so that PTT connects the pin to ground.
The auxiliary loudspeaker output is at line levels, and auxiliary loudspeakers cannot be
connected directly. Auxiliary loudspeakers must be driven through a suitable audio amplifier.
The line output levels are given in the product specifications.
7.2.15
AES-3 option to AES-6 interface card
The AES-3 option module adds digital input and output using RJ-45 or coax to V-Series
main panels.
If the AES-3 digital interface option is used to connect the V-Series main panel to the matrix
it must be connected to an AES-6 Digital Interface instead of the MVX-16 serial ports on the
matrix.
Tip: For more information about the AES-6 digital interface, see the AES-6 manual.
Figure 176: V-Series panel with AES-3 connection
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The pinout for the CAT5 cable to connect an AES-6-RJ to a V-Series panel AES-3 interface
is given in the table below.
Pin
1
Wire color
White/Orange
Description / function
not used
2
Orange
not used
3
White/Green
Rx (+)
4
Blue
Tx (+)
5
White/Blue
Tx (-)
6
Green
Rx (-)
7
White/Brown
not used
8
Brown
not used
Table 35: AES-6 to panel wiring (CAT5 cable)
The AES-3 interface RJ45 connection is capable of operation with up to 200m of screened
Cat5e cabling of 110 ohm +/- 10 ohm impedance, with 24 AWG cores.
If 26AWG or smaller cable is used the maximum cable run may be severely reduced.
The specification for the coaxial cable required to connect V-Series panels AES-3 interfaces
to an AES-6-CX card is given below.
Characteristic
Nominal impedance
Requirement
75 Ohm
Insulation
solid polyethylene
Screen
double braided copper
Capacitance
68pF/m or better
Equivalents
BBC PSF 1/3M
BICC TM 3304
Brand Rex GT 851
Table 36: Coaxial cable specification
This type of cable will allow up to 500 metres of cable run between the AES-6-CX interface
and the panel at the standard 48K sample rate.
Note:
A ferrite core must be added to the socket end of each cable. A suitable ferrite core is Würth
Electronik part: 74271132.
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If the AES-3 option/AES-6 interface is used to connect the V-Series panel using a 3rd-party
AES-3 network the system setup is as shown below.
Figure 177: Panel connected by 3rd party AES-3 network
Note:
The cable specifications are as stated previously unless the connections to the 3rd party
network require different cable specifications. In this case the customer should contact
Clear-Com for advice.
7.2.16
T-Adapter option to DIG-2/DIF-102 interface
The T-Adapter option module adds 2-wire digital input and output via RJ-45 to V-Series main
panels. If the T-Adapter digital interface option is used to connect the V-Series main panel
to the matrix it must be connected via a DIG-2 Digital Interface instead of directly to an MVX16 analog port on the matrix.
Tip: For information on the DIG-2/DIF-102 digital interface, see the DIG-2 manual and the
Interface Module Frames manual.
Figure 178: Panel with T-Adapter interface
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The pinout for the CAT5 cable to connect a DIG-2 interface to a V-Series panel T-Adapter
interface is given below.
Pin
1
Wire color
White/Orange
2
Orange
3
White/Green
4
Blue
5
White/Blue
6
Green
7
White/Brown
8
Brown
Description / function
not used
not used
not used
Tx/Rx (+)
Tx/Rx (-)
not used
not used
not used
Table 37: DIG-2-6 to panel wiring (T-Adapter interface)
The T-Adapter interface RJ45 connection is capable of operation with up to 3000m
(10,000ft) of screened 24 AWG Cat5e cabling of 110 ohm +/- 10 ohm impedance
If 26 AWG screened CAT5e cable is used the maximum cable run is reduced to 2,200m
(7,300ft).
Note:
A ferrite core must be added to the socket end of each cable. A suitable ferrite core is Würth
Electronik part: 74271132.
7.2.17
LAN connector
The LAN connector is an industry standard RJ45 socket that enables you to connect the
panel to either a network or the ethernet port of a PC. The LAN connection is reserved for
panel firmware upgrades and future use.
Figure 179: LAN connector pinout
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7.2.18
Expansion panel output
V-Series main panels have an industry standard RJ45 socket allowing up to eight V Series
expansion panels to be daisy chained from it.
Figure 180: Example of daisy chained panels
The pinout for the expansion panel cable RJ45 connector is given below:
Figure 181: Expansion panel connector pinout
The CAT5 cables used to connect V Series main panels to expansion panels and expansion
panels to further expansion panels are wired as straight through and the same signals are
present along the daisy chain.
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Each cable connecting a V Series main panel to an expansion panel or an expansion panel
to another expansion panel must not exceed 5 metres in length, and the total length of any
expansion panel daisy chain must not exceed 7.5metres in length.
Note:
If power is removed from an expansion panel within a chain that panel and all expansion
panels after it in the chain will no longer work.
7.3 Front panel connectors
The V-Series main panels have a microphone connection and a headset connection on the
front.
The microphone connection is always a three pin socket while the headset connector may
be an XLR-4M, XLR-5F or XLR-7M connector.
The pinouts for the connectors are given below.
7.3.1 Microphone connector
Figure 182: Microphone connector
Pin
1
2
3
Description / comments
Screen
Microphone input +
Microphone input -
Table 38: Microphone connector pinout
Note:
Configuration of the wrong type of microphone or headset will degrade or nullify the audio
from the panel or worse still, damage the microphone or headset.
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7.3.2 Headset connectors
The headset connector may be one of three types: XLR-4M, XLR-5F or XLR-7M.
The pinouts for each type are shown below.
Figure 183: XLR-4M headset connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
Description / comments
Microphone Screen
Microphone Input
Headphone Return
Headphone Output
Table 39: XLR-4M headset connector pinout
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Figure 184: XLR-5F headset connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
Description / comments
Microphone Screen
Microphone Input
Headphone Return
Left Headphone Output
Right Headphone Output
Table 40: XLR-5F headset connector pinout
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Figure 185: XLR-7M headset connector
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Description / comments
Microphone -ve
Microphone +ve
Ground
Left Headphone Output
Right Headphone Output
PTT1
PTT2
Table 41: XLR-7M headset connector pinout
Note:
Configuration of the wrong type of microphone or headset will degrade or nullify the audio
from the panel or worse still, damage the microphone or headset.
The PTT1 and PTT2 functions on an XLR-7 headset or a second headset connected via the
auxiliary audio connector are connected to the logic 1 and logic 2 inputs.
Headset 1 PTT 1 or headset 2 PTT 1 active will have the same effect as Logic 1 active.
Headset 1 PTT 2 or headset 2 PTT 2 active will have the same effect as Logic 2 active.
PTT is activated by grounding the PTT line.
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7.4 Mains AC Power
The panel has a separate, external DC power supply.
The power supply is universal, operating over a voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC and 50 to
60 Hz. The maximum power dissipation is 50 W.
A bracket has been provided to mount this external supply if necessary.
7.5 Panel parameters in ECS / EHX
The following panel parameters are adjustable by selecting options in ECS / EHX:
•
Panel Headset Microphone Gain
•
Headset 2 Microphone Gain
•
Panel Microphone Gain
•
Input Level (Volume)
•
Output Level (Volume)
•
Aux Level (Volume) Off Limit
•
Main Level (Volume) Off Limit
•
Speaker Dim
•
Page Volume Level
•
Headset Detect Loudspeaker Cut
All these parameters are set to factory defaults. Most panels should operate at these default
setting. However, some applications may required adjustment.
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7.5.1 Headset sidetone
Sidetone is the sound of the user’s voice in his headset.
For information about adjusting sidetone, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
7.5.2 Headset autodetect
V-Series panels can autodetect headsets 1 and 2 and automatically enable them. Headset
auto detect can be set to enabled or disabled via a DIP switch (SW2) on the main board. As
headset insertion can cause a noise on the panel some users may wish to disable automatic
headset detect and use the front panel button instead to enable and disable the headsets.
To access the DIP switch the rear cover must be removed from the panel.
The DIP switch is located on the right hand edge of the main PCB (looking from the rear)
behind the headset connector.
Figure 186: DIP switch location (headset detect)
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Headset 1 auto detect is controlled by switch 1 on SW2 and headset 2 auto detect is
controlled by switch 2 on SW2.
Figure 187: Headset detect DIP switch settings
To enable headset auto detect for a headset set the appropriate switch to ON (towards the
front of the panel).
To disable headset auto detect set the appropriate switch to OFF (towards the rear of the
panel).
7.5.3 Panel microphone gain
The preamplifier gain of the panel microphone can be adjusted over a range of +20 to +70
dB; the panel microphone gain’s default setting is 50 dB. However, if two panels are talking
to each other at the same time with the panel microphone gain set to maximum, feedback
may occur even if the speaker dim is set to maximum in ECS / EHX.
In this case, it will be necessary to turn the panel microphone gain down. Similarly, in some
noisy environments it may be necessary to turn the panel microphone gain down and have
the operator talk more closely into the microphone.
Tip: For information on adjusting panel microphone gain, see your ECS / EHX
documentation.
7.5.4 Speaker dim
When a panel microphone and a speaker are used together, feedback is possible.
To reduce this possibility, the panel software will mute (turn down) the speaker level by
some predetermined amount when both the microphone and speaker are enabled. The
speaker mute can be adjusted from 0 to 15 dB (its default setting is 6 dB).
Tip: For information on adjusting speaker mute settings, see your ECS / EHX
documentation.
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7.5.5 Page Override
When Page Override is assigned to a label, the audio level at the destination panel(s) is
predetermined.
This function enables you to talk to someone even if their panel volume control is off (if the
destination speaker was off, it will turn on).
The panel speaker output will operate at the predetermined level regardless of the volume
control setting, unless this control is set higher than the predetermined level.
The page volume level can be adjusted from 0 to 10 in steps of 1 with 0 being off and 10
being full volume. The page volume level’s default setting is 5.
Tip: For information about enabling Page Override, see your ECS / EHX documentation.
7.6 Panel-to-matrix card baud rate
The RS-422 serial data communication between a panel and other devices operates at
19.2 k baud by default.
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8 Maintaining V-Series panels
This chapter describes how to use the Local Maintenance Menu (LMM) on V-Series panels.
The menu is a read-only diagnostic tool, designed to help users and support engineers
retrieve information about the settings and performance of panels.
8.1 Accessing the Local Maintenance Menu (LMM)
To access the Local Maintenance Menu (LMM), select Menu and then Info.
Enter Panel Info.The panel displays the Local Maintenance Menu (LLM).
To exit the LLM, select Exit Local.
Tip: If you enter IP SETUP instead, you enter the IP configuration menus.
See 6 IP Configuration.
Note:
For V-Series panel releases before v1.21 with the LMM, press Menu and then press and
hold Menu again for about 7 seconds to enter the LMM when the matrix is connected. When
the matrix is not connected, access the LMM by pressing and holding Menu for about 7
seconds.
Figure 188: Top menu (Press Panel Info to enter LLM) in rack mounted panels
Figure 189: Top menu (Press Panel Info to enter LLM) in desktop panels
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8.2 Navigating the LLM menu
To change the commands and values use either:
•
The up / down buttons under the display.
•
The talk or listen lever keys associated with the display.
On a pushbutton panel, the pushbutton can also be used to scroll forwards through
commands and the up button to scroll back through the commands or values.
In rotary panels, pressing the rotary control steps you forward through the commands and
values. Pressing the talk button steps you back through the commands and values.
The numerical value of a command may be changed using either the Main or Aux level
(volume) control.
If a command leads to an action, the relevant display will show DO IT. Pressing any key on
this display actions the command, and the display will change to DONE.
8.2.1 Use of displays
The position of the Local Maintenance Menu (LLM) in the panel display on V-Series panels
is shown below:
Figure 190: Position of Local Maintenance Menu (LLM) on panels
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The layout for the LLM is numbered as shown below:
Figure 191: Layout of the Local Maintenance Menu (LLM)
The main command appears in display 1. Displays 2-5 may show subtypes or parameters
for that command.
Display 6 always shows Exit Local.
8.3 Commands
The command always appears in window 1.
To scroll through the commands, use the up/down buttons (lever key and pushbutton
panels) under the command window.
On rotary panels use the rotary control and the talk button.
8.3.1 version
The version command shows the versions of various components of the system.
Display 2 shows the component and may be adjusted. Display 3 shows the version of that
component.
Note:
The versions are not adjustable.
Figure 192: version display
To scroll through the panel software components, press the up/down keys (lever key and
pushbutton panels) or use the rotary control and talk button (rotary panels) under the app
display.
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The components shown in display 2 are as follows:
Component
Description / comments
app
The panel application version
kernel
The µlinux kernel version
rootfs(v)
The version (v) of the kernel root file system
rootfs(d)
The date (d) of the kernel root file system
modules
The version of the module firmware and bootloader
sound
The version of the sound drivers
Table 42: version components in display 2
8.3.2 xpoint
The xpoint command enables you to adjust the values of the crosspoints in the panel’s
audio mixer.
Display 2 displays the output audio stream.
Display 3 shows the input audio stream.
Display 4 shows the value of the crosspoint in dB. A value of -80 signifies no audio, and a
value of 0 signifies all on.
Figure 193: xpoint display
The output streams displayed in window 2 can be scrolled through using the up/down
volume keys under display 2 (lever key and pushbutton panels).
On rotary panels use the rotary control and talk button to scroll through the output streams.
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The output audio stream crosspoint options are:
Crosspoint options
hs1l
Description / comments
Headset 1 left ear
Headset 1 right ear
hs1r
Headset 2 left ear
hs2l
Headset 2 right ear
hs2r
Main loudspeaker
ls
Auxiliary loudspeaker
auxls
mtx1
Mono audio to the matrix via the analogue connection or one
channel of stereo via an AES-3 card
mtx2
Second channel of stereo to matrix via AES-3 card
External output 1 on auxiliary audio connector
ext1
ext2
External output 2 on auxiliary audio connector
hotmic
Output to hot microphone on auxiliary audio connector
Listen again output
larec
voicerec
Message recording output
Table 43: Crosspoint options in display 2 (output)
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The input audio stream crosspoint options are:
Crosspoint options
mtx1
Description / comments
Input mono audio from the matrix using the analog connection or
one channel of stereo using an AES-3 card
mtx2
Input a second channel of stereo from the matrix via the AES-3
card
ext1
Input from external input 1 on the auxiliary audio connector
ext2
Input from external input 2 on the auxiliary audio connector
hs1
Input from headset 1 microphone
hs2
Input from headset 2 microphone
tone
Test tone input
laplay
Listen again input
voiceplay
Message recording input
Table 44: Crosspoint options in display 3 (input)
8.3.3 level
The level command enables you to change the internal level (volume) controls.
Display 2 shows the controller name.
Display 3 shows the controller value.
Figure 194: level display
Five level options shown in display 2 to can be set using the up/down buttons (lever key and
pushbutton panels) or the rotary encoder and talk button (rotary panels).
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The level options are:
Level options
Description / comments
main
Main internal level (volume) controller
aux
Auxiliary internal level (volume) controller
st1
Sidetone 1 internal level (volume) controller
st2
Sidetone 2 internal level (volume) controller
po
Page override controller
Table 45: level options
8.3.4 control
This command allows the controller of a crosspoint to be changed.
Display 2 shows the output streams.
Display 3 shows the input stream.
Display 4 shows the controller name for that crosspoint.
Figure 195: control display
The output audio stream crosspoint options are:
Crosspoint options
hs1l
hs1r
hs2l
hs2r
ls
auxls
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Description / comments
Headset 1 left ear
Headset 1 right ear
Headset 2 left ear
Headset 2 right ear
Main loudspeaker
Auxiliary loudspeaker
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mtx1
Mono audio to the matrix via the analogue connection or one
channel of stereo via an AES-3 card
mtx2
Second channel of stereo to matrix via AES-3 card
External output 1 on auxiliary audio connector
ext1
ext2
External output 2 on auxiliary audio connector
hotmic
Output to hot microphone on auxiliary audio connector
Listen again output
larec
voicerec
Message recording output
Table 46: Crosspoint options in display 2 (output)
The input audio stream crosspoint options are:
Crosspoint options
mtx1
Description / comments
Input mono audio from the matrix using the analog connection or
one channel of stereo using an AES-3 card
mtx2
Input a second channel of stereo from the matrix via the AES-3
card
ext1
Input from external input 1 on the auxiliary audio connector
ext2
Input from external input 2 on the auxiliary audio connector
hs1
Input from headset 1 microphone
hs2
Input from headset 2 microphone
tone
Test tone input
laplay
Listen again input
voiceplay
Message recording input
Table 47: Crosspoint options in display 3 (input)
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The crosspoint controller options are:
Crosspoint options
main
Description / comments
Main internal level (volume) controller assigned
Auxiliary internal level (volume) controller assigned
aux
No controller assigned
none
Table 48: Crosspoint controller options (display 4)
8.3.5 limit
The limit command allows various operating parameters of the digital limiters to be viewed
and adjusted.
Display 2 shows the input stream of the limiter being accessed.
Display 3 shows the parameter for the limiter.
Display 4 shows its current value.
Figure 196: limit display
The available input streams shown in display 2 are:
Options
hs1
Hs2
Description / comments
Input from headset 1 microphone
Input from headset 2 microphone
Table 49: Input stream options (display 2)
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The available limiters are shown in display 3 and the limiter parameters and units are shown
in display 4.
The limiters are described below:
Options
Description / comments
type
Select a preset limiter from the range limit1 - limit6 shown in
display 4.
enable
Select yes or no in display 4 to enable/disable this limiter
decay
Decay time in ms shown in display 4
attack
Attack time in ms shown in display 4
knee
Knee in dB shown in display 4
comp
Compression shown in display 4
Markup gain of limiter in dB shown in display 4
gain
The threshold below which the limiter has no effect shown in
display 4
thresh
Table 50: Limiters (display 3)
8.3.6 filter
The filter command allows the current filter to be displayed and changed.
Display 2 shows the input stream of the filter being accessed.
Display 3 shows the action.
Display 4 shows the action status.
Figure 197: filter display
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The available input streams in display 2 are:
Options
hs1
Description / comments
Input from headset 1 microphone
hs2
Input from headset 2 microphone
ext1
Input from external input 1 on the auxiliary audio connector
ext2
Input from external input 2 on the auxiliary audio connector
mtx1
Input mono audio from the matrix via the analogue connection or
one channel of stereo via an AES-3 card
Input a second channel of stereo from the matrix via the AES-3
card
mtx2
Table 51: filter input streams (display 2)
The available filter options in display 3 are:
Options
enable
Description / comments
Action to enable the filter
Table 52: filter options (display 3)
The available action options in display 4 are:
Options
yes
no
Description / comments
Enable filter
Disable filter
Table 53: action options (display 4)
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8.3.7 la (Listen Again)
The la command allows various controls for the Listen Again system to be displayed and
changed.
Display 2 shows the parameter name.
Display 3 shows the parameter value.
Figure 198: la (Listen Again) display
The parameter names and values are shown below:
Parameter
Description / comments
threshold
The signal level in dB needed to trigger the Listen Again
recording
maxsilence
The maximum time in ms that silence will not cause
fragmentation of a message
stale
The time in seconds after which a message will be deleted
startsil
The duration in ms of silence preceding message playback
starttone
The duration in ms of the start tone during playback
endsilence
The duration in ms of the silence after playing back a message
endtone
The duration in ms of the end of messages tone during playback
Table 54: la parameters and values
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8.3.8 mixer
The mixer control enables control of a number of mixer inputs and outputs.
Display 2 displays inputs or outputs.
Display 3 shows the number of inputs or outputs.
Figure 199: mixer display
8.3.9 setup
The setup command allows all the audio settings to be saved and restored from a file in
nonvolatile memory on the panel. This is an action command.
Display 2 shows save or restore.
Display 3 shows DO IT, and when the command is executed shows DONE.
Figure 200: setup display
The action options in display 2 are:
Options
save
restore
Description / comments
Save the settings to a file
Restore settings to a file
Table 55: action options (display 2)
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The options in window 3 are:
Options
Description / comments
Execute the save or restore action
DO IT
Save or restore action completed
DONE
Table 56: action options (display 3)
8.3.10
voicerec
The voicerec command allows the voice message recording system to be controlled. They
are all action commands.
Display 2 shows the command.
Display 3 shows the action.
Figure 201: voicerec display
The commands in display 2 are as follows:
Options
start
Description / comments
Start the voice recording system
stop
Stop the voice recording system
erase
Erase the recorded message
Table 57: commands (display 2)
The action in display 3 is:
Options
DO IT
Description / comments
Execute or restore action.
Table 58: action options (display 3)
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8.3.11
voiceplay
This command controls the playback of the voice recording system. Display 2 shows the
command and display 3 shows the available action.
Figure 202: voiceplay display
The available commands in display 2 are:
Options
Description / comments
Turn voice recording playback on
on
Turn voice recording playback off
off
Table 59: Commands (display 2)
The action in display 3 is:
Options
Description / comments
Execute or restore action.
DO IT
Table 60: action options (display 3)
8.3.12
intrim
The intrim command allows the trim, or gain, to be adjusted on each of the input streams.
Display 2 shows the stream name.
Display 3 shows the trim in dB.
Figure 203: intrim display
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The available input channels where the trim can be set are:
Options
Description / comments
Input from external input 1 on the auxiliary audio connector
ext1
Input from external input 2 on the auxiliary audio connector
ext2
hs1
Input from headset 1 microphone
hs2
Input from headset 2 microphone on the auxiliary audio
connector
Table 61: Input channels (display 2)
8.3.13
outtrim
The outrim command allows the trim, or gain, to be adjusted on each of the input streams.
Display 2 shows the stream name.
Display 3 shows the trim in dB.
Figure 204: outrim display
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The available output channels where the trim can be set are:
Options
Description / comments
Headset 1 left ear
hs1l
Headset 1 right ear
hs1r
Headset 2 left ear
hs2l
Headset 2 right ear
hs2r
Main loudspeaker
ls
Auxiliary loudspeaker
auxls
mtx1
Mono audio to the matrix via the analogue connection or one
channel of stereo via an AES-3 card
mtx2
Second channel of stereo to matrix via AES-3 card
External output 1 on auxiliary audio connector
ext1
ext2
External output 2 on auxiliary audio connector
hotmic
Output to hot microphone on auxiliary audio connector
Table 62: output channels (display 2)
8.3.14
gpio
This menu shows the current setting of the discrete digital inputs in the panel General
Purpose Input (GPIO) facility.
Display 2 shows the input name.
Display 3 shows its value.
Figure 205: gpio display
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The input names and permissable values are show in the table below:
Input names
Values
micsel
GN/HS
mic1gain
number 0..15
mic1bal
bal/unbal
mic1bias
on/off
hs2gain
number 0..15
hs2bal
bal/unbal
hs2bias
on/off
fled0
on/off. This controls the function LED 0 on the front panel
fled1
on/off. This controls the function LED 1 on the front panel
fled2
on/off. This controls the function LED 2 on the front panel
fled3
on/off. This controls the function LED 3 on the front panel
lscut
xlvl
cut/uncut
on/off
lev0
number 0..15
lev 1
number 0..15
relay0
relay1
closed/open
closed/open
Table 63: Input names and permissible values
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8.3.15
module
The module command allows commands to be sent to the display modules.
Display 2 shows the command.
Display 3 shows the value.
Figure 206: module display
The commands and permissible values are as follows:
Input names
Values
dimled
Number 0..50. This sets the brightness level for the LEDs.
Table 64: commands and permissible values
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9 Specifications
Note:
0 dBu is referenced to 0.775 V RMS
9.1 Front panel controls and connectors
Control / Connector
Talk/Listen Switches
Description / comments
11 or 23
Answer Back Switch
1
Volume Controls
2
Headset Connector
1 XLR-4M or XLR-5F or XLR-7M
Panel Mic Connector
1 3-pin
Table 65: Front Panel controls and connectors
9.2 Main panel rear connectors
Connector
GPIO
Description / comments
DB-25F
To Matrix
RJ-45 in XLR shell
Auxiliary Audio
DB-25M
Expansion
RJ-45
LAN
RJ-45
DC Power
4 Pin
Table 66: Main panel rear connectors
9.3 AES-3 option rear connectors
Connector
To Matrix (CAT5)
Description / comments
RJ-45
To Matrix (Coax)
BNC
Table 67: AES-3 option rear connectors
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9.4 T-Adapter option rear connector
Connector
To Matrix (CAT5)
Description / comments
RJ-45
Table 68: T-Adapter option rear connector
9.5 Expansion panel rear connectors
Connector
Expansion In
Description / comments
RJ-45
Expansion Out
RJ-45
DC Power
4 Pin
Table 69: Expansion panel rear connectors
9.6 Panel microphone input
Characteristic
Type
Description / comments
Electret
Input Level
-70 to -40dBu
Impedance
1700 Ohms +/- 10% Electret mic
1000 Ohms +/- 10% Dynamic mic
Table 70: Panel microphone input
9.7 Headset microphone input
Characteristic
Type
Description / comments
Electret or Dynamic
Input Level
-70 to -40dBu
Table 71: Headset microphone input
9.8 Auxiliary loudspeaker output
Characteristic
Nominal Output
Description / comments
0dBu
Maximum Output
+18dBu
Output Impedance
100 Ohms
Table 72: Auxiliary loudspeaker output
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9.9 Audio input/output
Characteristic
Description / comments
Bandwidth
30 Hz - 22 kHz
Headroom
+18 dBu
Noise
<-70 dBu rms (20-22 kHz)
THD
<0.02% @ 1kHz
Input impedance
120 kOhms
Output impedance
50 Ohms
Table 73: Audio input / output
9.10 AC mains power supply (external)
Characteristic
Voltage
Description / comments
100 - 240VAC
Frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Power
50W maximum
Table 74: AC mains power supply (external)
9.11 Temperature
Characteristic
Operating
Description / comments
Range: 0° - 50° C (32 to 125 F)
Storage
Range 0° - 70° C (32 to 150 F)
Table 75: Temperature
9.12 Humidity
Characteristic
Operation and storage
Description / comments
Between 20% and 90%
Non-Condensing
Table 76: Humidity
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9.13 Dimensions (1RU panels)
Characteristic
Height
Description / comments
1.82 in. (4.63 cm), (1 RU, EIA rack)
Width
19.0 in. (48.26 cm)
Depth
6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg)
Weight
Table 77: Dimensions (1RU)
9.14 Dimensions (2RU panels)
Characteristic
Height
Description / comments
3.5 in. (8.89 cm), (2 RU, EIA rack)
Width
19.0 in. (48.26 cm)
Depth
6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
Weight
7.5 lbs. (4.0 kg)
Table 78: Dimensions (2RU)
9.15 Dimensions (Desktop panels)
Characteristic
Height
Description / comments
5.9 in. (15.00 cm)
Width
10.25 in. (26.00 cm)
Depth
6.8 in. (17.50 cm)
Weight
6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg)
Table 79: Dimensions (Desktop)
Notice About Specifications
While Clear-Com makes every attempt to maintain the accuracy of the information contained
in its product manuals, that information is subject to change without notice. Performance
specifications included in this manual are design-center specifications and are included for
customer guidance and to facilitate system installation. Actual operating performance may
vary.
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Glossary
Term
Definition
Analog Port
Any of the matrix’s analog input/output RJ-45 connectors that are
used to connect cable from the matrix to panels and interfaces.
Each port connects to a separate audio channel in the matrix.
Alias label
A label that is temporarily assigned and replaces a previously
labeled port or conference.
Bus
A bus is the channel or path between the components in the matrix
along which electrical signals flow to carry information from one
component to the next.
In the Eclipse matrix the bus is located in the etched surface of the
midplane.
Call signal
A call signal is an electronic signal sent from one panel or interface
to another. A call signal can be audible and/or visual. Typically a
call signal is sent to get the attention of a panel operator who may
have turned down their intercom speaker’s volume or removed
their headset. It can also be sent to activate an electronic relay.
Canvas
The assignment area of the Production Maestro software which
can have any user labeled background.
Category-5 (CAT-5)
cable
EIA/TIA 568 category specification relating to network cabling.
Shielded category-5 cabling is required for Eclipse matrix wiring.
CellCom
Digital wireless communications product. Sold under the CellCom
name in USA and as FreeSpeak in Europe and Asia.
Central matrix
The term central matrix is used to differentiate the central
hardware and software of the intercom system from the connected
audio devices. The central matrix consists of:
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The metal housing for the circuit cards and power supplies.
The circuit cards.
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The power supplies.
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The rear panel connectors which connect the matrix’s hardware
to panels and interfaces.
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Conference
An internal matrix virtual partyline or busbar where many panels
and interfaces can talk onto or listen from the party line without
talking to themselves.
Destination
A device such as an intercom panel, beltpack, or interface to which
audio signals are sent. The device from which audio signals are
sent is called a source.
Duplex
All real-time communication between individuals talking face to
face is full duplex, meaning that they can both talk and listen
simultaneously. The Eclipse matrices provide full-duplex audio.
ECS
ECS is the Eclipse configuration software. ECS guides the
operation of the matrix circuit cards and connected panels.
Ethernet
International standard which describes how information is
transmitted across a network. Provides for the efficient
organization of network components.
Fiber optic cable
A fiber-optic cable consists of a glass core covered with a
reflective material called cladding and several layers of buffer
coating to protect the cable from the environment. A laser sends
light pulses through the glass core to the other end of the cable.
FreeSpeak
Digital wireless communications product. Sold under the
FreeSpeak name in Europe and Asia and CellCom name in USA.
Full duplex
Refers to transmission of signals in two directions simultaneously.
Hopping
Refers to making a trunk connection through other matrices to a
destination matrix.
Interruptible Foldback. The term foldback refers to sending
program audio / feed, or some other audio mix, back to
announcers while they are on the air. Doing so allows announcers
to monitor themselves, other announcers, videotapes of
commercials, or some mix of sources, while they on the air. This is
typically found in television news and live broadcast events.
IFB
Interface module
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Announcers typically wear a small ear piece so they can hear the
selected foldback audio mix. When a director wants to give
directions to an announcer on air, or to announce changes in the
program, the director must interrupt the foldback. To do this, the
director uses a channel specifically set up to interrupt the foldback
audio.
A piece of electronic hardware designed to convert the 4-wire
signals of a central matrix port to some other form of
communication, such as 2-wire partyline, telephone, etc. The
interface module is connected to a central matrix port. The
external non-4-wire device is then connected to the interface
module.
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ISO
The ISO function, short for panel ISOlation, allows a panel
operator to call a destination and interrupt all of that destination’s
other audio paths and establish a private conversation. When the
call is completed the destination’s audio pathways are restored to
their original state before the interruption.
Keygroup
KeyGroups provide a way of assigning a label to multiple panels
simultaneously even within a networked matrix system. Once the
KeyGroups have been defined using ECS, all the keys within a
KeyGroup can be changed with a single assignment in Production
Maestro (Pro mode only).
A label is an alphanumeric name of up to five characters that
identifies a source, destination, or control function accessed by an
intercom panel. Labels appear in the displays of the intercom
panel.
Labels can identify panels, ports interfaced to other external
equipment, fixed groups, party lines, and special control functions.
Multichannel Audio Digital Interface. The MADI or AES10
electronic communications protocol defines the data format and
electrical characteristics of an interface carrying multiple channels
of digital audio.
The process by which two or more signals are transmitted over a
single communications channel. Examples include time division
and wavelength division multiplexing.
Label
MADI
Multiplexing
Non-volatile Memory
Data stored in the CPU’s firmware (ROM) that is not lost when the
power is turned off.
Palette
The port, keyGroup and Monitor selection screen in Production
Maestro Pro.
Panel
Any intelligent intercom device connected to the rear-panel analog
ports of the central matrix. This term does not refer to devices
connected through interface modules.
Partyline
A wired shared communication system based on a single
screened pair of wires. See the Encore range. Matrix requires the
CCI-22 to interface to it.
Port
Any of the input/output connections (RJ-45 connectors) on the
back panel of the central matrix. These connectors and the
attached cables connect the central matrix to remote intercom
devices. The term port emphasizes that the connection is a portal
between the central matrix and the remote intercom devices.
Program
Any separate audio source that is fed into the intercom channels.
In television applications, for example, the program audio is the
audio that is broadcast on air.
Rack Unit (RU)
Standardized unit of mounting space on a rack panel. Each rack
unit is 1.75 inches (44.45 mm) of vertical mounting space.
Therefore 1 RU is 1.75 inches (44.45 mm) of vertical mounting
space, 2 RU is 3.5 inches (88.9 mm), 3 RU is 5.25 inches
(133.35mm), and so on.
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Remote panel
Any intelligent intercom device connected to the back-panel ports
of the system frame (matrix). This term does not refer to devices
connected through interfaces.
Sidetone
The sound of the panel operator’s voice, as heard in their own
earphone(s) as they speak.
Source
In this guide, the term source refers to a device (such as an
intercom panel, interface, or beltpack) that sends audio into the
matrix. The device to which audio is sent is called a destination.
VOX
In the Eclipse / Eclipse HX system, when audio at a panel exceeds
a threshold, a light switches on at the panel’s port card to visually
cue the operator. The threshold level is set in the ECS / EHX
configuration software.
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