Solo Executive BFS User Guide
REVOLABS SOLO™ EXECUTIVE
Basic Feature Set (BFS)
Wireless Microphone System
Models: 01-EXESYS-BFS, 01-EXESYS4-BFS, 03-EXESYSEU-BFS and
03-EXESYSEU4-BFS
Installation and Operation Guide
Revolabs, Inc.
© 2007 REVOLABS, INC. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be
reproduced in any form or by any means without express written permission from
Revolabs, Inc. Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
Revolabs Solo™ Executive BFS Manual
01-EXEMAN-BFS-11
December 2007 (Rev 2.1)
Contents
Safety and General Information .................................................................................................................... 1
Using the Revolabs Solo™ Executive Base Station ..................................................................................... 8
Installing the Solo Executive Base Station.................................................................................................... 9
Understanding Revolabs Solo™ Executive Connections......................................................................... 9
Setting up the Solo Executive................................................................................................................. 10
Linking the Charger Base with the Base Station .................................................................................... 10
Using the Rear Panel System Mute Function Switch............................................................................. 10
Using the Rear Panel DB25 Control Port ............................................................................................... 11
Using Revolabs Microphones and Microphone Adapters........................................................................... 12
Using Revolabs Solo™ Wearable Wireless Microphones...................................................................... 12
Using Solo Tabletop Wireless Boundary Microphones .......................................................................... 13
Using the Solo XLR Microphone Wireless Adapter ................................................................................ 14
Charging the Microphone Batteries ........................................................................................................ 15
Pairing Wireless Microphones to Base Station....................................................................................... 16
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Indicator LEDs ................................................................................................ 18
Warranty...................................................................................................................................................... 19
Specifications .............................................................................................................................................. 20
Appendix A – Adjusting Base Station Power Level .................................................................................... 21
Index............................................................................................................................................................ 23
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Safety and General Information
Please read the following information to ensure safe and efficient use of your Revolabs system.
FCC User Information
FCC Registration Number: 0014898290
FCC ID Number: T5V01EXESYS
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Base Station
FCC ID Number: T5V01EXEMIC
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Microphone
FCC Notice to Users
Users are not permitted to make changes or modify the equipment in any way. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by Revolabs, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radiation
Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits for an uncontrolled environment.
Professional Installation Recommended
This product should be professionally installed.
Industry Canada Notice to Users
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference and
(2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the
device Ref IC: RSS 210 Sec. 5.11. The term “IC:” before the certification/registration number only signifies that
registration was performed based on a Declaration of Conformity indicating that Industry Canada technical
specifications were met. It does not imply that Industry Canada approved the equipment. See Ref IC SelfMarking 6(f) and RSP-100 Sec. 4.
IC ID Number: 6455A-01EXESYS
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Base Station
IC ID Number: 6455A-01EXEMIC
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Microphone
Restricted use with certain medical devices
Hearing Aids
Some devices may interfere with some hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may want to consult
with your hearing aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is
adequately shielded from RF energy. Your physician may be able to assist you in obtaining this information.
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Export Law Assurances
This product is controlled under the export regulations of the United States of America and Canada. The
Governments of the United States of America and Canada may restrict the exportation or re-exportation of this
product to certain destinations. For further information contact the U.S. Department of Commerce or the
Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. The use of wireless devices and their
accessories may be prohibited or restricted in certain areas. Always obey the laws and regulations on the use
of these products.
01-EXESYS 8 and 4 channel system North America UPCS Usage Restriction
Due to the UPCS frequencies used, this product is licensed for operation only in the United States of America
and Canada.
03-EXESYSEU 8 and 4 channel system European Union Usage Restriction
Due to the DECT frequencies used, this product is licensed for operation only in the European Union
countries.
European Compliance
This equipment has been approved in accordance with Council Directive 1999/5/EC “Radio Equipment and
telecommunications Equipment.
Conformity of the Equipment with the guidelines below is attested by the CE mark.
Model Numbers:
03-EXERACEU(4)-BFS-NM
03-EXEMICEU-BLK-11
Revolabs Solo™ Executive BFS Base Station
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Microphone
03-EXECHGEU-STD-11
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Charger
05-TBLMICEU-OM-BLK-11
05-TBLMICEU-DR-BLK-11
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Table Microphone Omni
Revolabs Solo™ Executive Table Microphone Cardioid
06-XLRMICEU-OM-BLK-11
Revolabs Solo™ Executive XLR Microphone Adapter
Standards to which Conformity is declared:
RF
EMC
ETSI EN 301 406 V 1.4.1 03/2001
ETSI EN 301 489-6 v1.2.1 (2002-04)
WEEE Notification:
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive (2002/96/EC) is intended to promote
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment and their components at end of life.
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2003/11/EC & 2002/95/EC “RoHS Compliance Directive”:
The products referenced herein are in compliance with the EU directive 2003/11/EC and EU directive
2002/95/EC.
Safety Compliance
TUV SUD AMERICA
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Introduction
Congratulations on your purchase of a Revolabs digital wireless microphone system! This
system utilizes 1.9 GHz DECT technology, and high band-width audio from multiple
wireless microphones, enabling clear, reliable, untethered communications in audio and
video conferencing environments.
The Revolabs Solo™ Executive Wireless Microphone System is a unique marriage of
innovative technology and ergonomic design, employing Multi-Carrier, Time Division
Multiple Access and Time Division Duplex (MC/TDMA/TDD) radio transmissions from the
microphone.
This technology allows the microphones to co-exist with other wireless products such as
wireless LANs (802.11b&g), and includes digital encryption technology to ensure secure
communications.
System Components
Depending on which system you’ve purchased, your Revolabs Solo™ Executive System
package contains the following:
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Rackmountable 4 or 8 channel Base Station
Microphone Charger Base
Solo wireless microphones, (wearable microphone also have lanyards).
The Base Station houses the processor and has either one pair (4 Mic system) or two pairs
(8 Mic system) of diversity antennas and offers individual line-level audio for each
microphone channel. This allows for additional post processing such as:
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Acoustic echo cancellation (AEC)
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Feedback elimination
Level control
Equalization
Noise cancellation
The system is designed to optimize conference-call productivity by providing:
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Consistent audio input from all participants
Minimum room noise
Mute control
Wireless encryption
Resynchronization
The Charger Base unit stores and charges the wireless microphones when not in use.
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Using the Revolabs Solo™ Executive Charger Base
When Microphones are not in use, they should be properly inserted into the Solo Executive
Charger base. It is important to ensure that all system microphones are inserted fully in
the base so that charging will occur. Features of the base are shown in the following figure.
1. System Mute Switch — overrides individual Microphone mute function.
2. LED indicator — power / mute status indicator.
3. Charger Bays — charges up to 8 Microphones.
4. Power Cord Receptacle — power supply input (on rear).
Power Module
The Charger Base requires 5VDC power, provided by the AC Adapter. Plug the supplied AC
adapter into an appropriate power outlet 110-240 AC, 50-60Hz. The power LED on the
Charger Base will illuminate.
System Mute Switch
The System Mute button (#1, in above figure) on the Charger Base mutes all audio when
pressed. During normal operation the Power Base LED will display solid GREEN (power on).
In this mode, mute individual microphones as needed.
Pressing the System Mute button will mute all wireless microphones in the system and the
Charger Base LED will turn RED. All active microphones will display flashing RED LED
status indicating that the microphone audio is muted. To un-mute all microphones, press
the system Mute button again. The Charger Base LED will return to solid GREEN, and all
microphones will return to their state prior to the system mute.
Note: Pressing the Mute button on a microphone while the system mute is active (solid
RED LED on Charger Base) will NOT un-mute the microphone.
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Using the Revolabs Solo™ Executive Base Station
The Revolabs Solo™ Executive Base Station, shown below in front and rear panel views,
manages wireless audio signal processing, pairing, and muting between the Revolabs
microphones and the Base Station.
The 8 channel Base Station includes the following numbered features and controls shown
above:
1. Channel LED indicators: Displays
microphone and pairing states
6. On/Off Switch: Powers up unit
2. Diversity Antennae: Two sets
7. Power In Receptacle (AC In)
3. Pairing Push Buttons: For pairing
microphones to Base Station
8. Mini-Phoenix Connectors: Audio out
connections (4 or 8 channels)
9. Learn Button and Signal LED: For
linking Charger Base System Mute to
Base Station.
4. Muting Antenna
5. Power On LED
10. DB25 Control Port (Parallel IO Port)
and special mute control switch
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Installing the Solo Executive Base Station
The Revolabs Solo™ Executive Base Station is designed to be installed into a standard 19”
AV rack system using the attached rack ears.
To setup the Base Station:
1. Plug the power cord into an appropriate outlet.
2. Turn the fuse-protected power switch on the back panel to Reset.
The GREEN power LED on the front panel will illuminate.
3. Attach the diversity antennas (4 or 2 SMA female connectors) and the smaller System
Mute antenna (SMA RP male connector) in the center.
Understanding Revolabs Solo™ Executive Connections
There are eight 3.5mm mini-Phoenix output ports on the back panel of the unit (four on the
4-channel system) providing access to each channel’s audio signal.
The provided mini-Phoenix connectors are designed for easy wiring. The three terminals
(from left to right) correspond to positive +, negative -, and shielded ground.
To connect the Solo Executive
1. Use the screws on top of the connector to first loosen the terminals.
2. Insert an appropriate 3 conductor cable (3 separate conductors, or 2 conductors and
shield) into the terminals.
3. Tighten the screw to secure the cable.
4. Push the connector onto the pins centered under the desired output port until firmly
secured.
There are four or eight output channels representing a separate channel for each
microphone. The microphone output connectors need to be attached to the line-level (0dBu)
input connectors of an audio mixer. PHANTOM POWER MUST BE OFF IN THE MIXER.
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Setting up the Solo Executive
The Base Station has four or eight indicator LEDs (one for each channel) and pairing push
buttons on the front panel. When the LED is flashing GREEN or RED, that channel is
active and connected to a wireless microphone (GREEN is for live audio, RED is for muted).
When the LED is OFF, the channel is inactive (the microphone is out of range or turned
off).
The front panel also has one or two sets of diversity antennas for optimal reception, and a
smaller antenna for System Mute reception. These antennas are removable for relocation by
installation professionals, based on the installation environment and coverage optimization
requirements.
Linking the Charger Base with the Base Station
Linking (like pairing) is used to create a link between the Charger Base System Mute
control and the Base Station. When the Charger Base and Base Station are linked, the
system may be muted by pressing the single button.
The Charger Base in new systems is already linked with the Base Station. However, if a
new Charger Base is ever required, it will need to be manually linked with the Base Station.
To link the Charger Base with the Base Station:
1. Power-on the Charger Base and Base Station (power LEDs on both units will display
GREEN).
2. Place the Base Station system into learning mode by briefly pressing the Learn button
on the rear connection panel. The LED next to the LEARN button will illuminate.
3. Press the Mute button on the Charger Base once. The LEARN LED on the back of the
Base Station panel will go off and the Charger Base power LED will turn solid RED.
4. Press the Mute button on the Charger Base again. The LEARN LED on the Base Station
will flash twice and the power LED on the Charger Base will turn solid GREEN.
5. Once the LEARN LED on the Base Station stops flashing, linking is complete and the
Mute button on the Charger Base will mute all the microphones in the system.
There may also be instances when you will want to disable the System Mute function, such
as when systems are used in dividable rooms. To disable the System Mute function: Press
and hold the LEARN button on the back of the Base Station for 10 seconds. The LED will
stay red for a few seconds and then turn off. This clears the System Mute memory. While
the System Mute light on the charger will change from GREEN to RED, the system will not
mute. Repeat Linking instructions above to reactivate this control.
Using the Rear Panel System Mute Function Switch
Under certain conditions it is preferable to use the muting capabilities in a DSP-based
automated microphone mixer, instead of the Solo Executive Charger Base system mute.
This is particularly recommended when the mixer is providing acoustic echo cancellation
and needs a continuous signal from every microphone to maintain a near-end audio
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reference. The two position System Mute switch located on the rear panel controls how the
Base Station handles the audio output for muted channels.
Position 1 (left side – INT - default): Base Station completely shuts off audio out of each
channel that is in the mute state.
Position 2 (right side - EXT): Slide the switch to the EXT position so that the audio output
of muted channels stays at the same level, yet signals the appropriate “mute out” pin on
DB25 connector for line muting on external hardware (see Using the Rear Panel DB25
Control Port below).
Note:
The Power Switch must be cycled (off/on) for the status change to take effect.
Warning: The Executive system will not mute when the switch is in the EXT Position (right
side). Neither the microphone MUTE button, nor the System Mute button on the Charger Base
will mute audio. Muting is available only by a third party audio mixer.
Using the Rear Panel DB25 Control Port
The DB25 Control Port allows the use of third party control and muting systems, using
parallel port IO (active low, open collector).
Connector Front View
DB25 Connector Pin................. Function
Pin 1........................................... Mute – Channel 1 output
Pin 2........................................... System Mute – Input
Pin 3........................................... Mute – Channel 2 output
Pin 5........................................... Mute – Channel 3 output
Pin 7........................................... Mute – Channel 4 output
Pin 9........................................... Mute – Channel 5 output
Pin 11......................................... Mute – Channel 6 output
Pin 13......................................... Mute – Channel 7 output
Pin 15......................................... Mute – Channel 8 output
Pin 25......................................... Ground
Pin All Others ............................. Not Used
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The pin-out status functions, shown on the previous page, provide system muting
operations via third party audio mixing products. Push the System Mute switch all the way
to the right to operate this feature. The Mute OUT indicators determine individually muted
channels and the SYS Mute IN mutes all channels by using a programmable muting macro
in the control device.
Please refer to the third party control device operating manual for more information
regarding setup and programming.
Using Revolabs Microphones and Microphone Adapters
Use any Solo Microphone microphones with your Revolabs Solo™ Executive system:
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Revolabs Solo™ Wearable Wireless Microphone.
Solo Tabletop Wireless Boundary Microphone.
Solo Universal Wireless Adapter for Handheld Microphones.
Using Revolabs Solo™ Wearable Wireless Microphones
The Revolabs Solo™ Wearable Microphones, shown in the following figure, are paired to the
Base Station and can be worn on the user’s shirt pocket, lapel or on a lanyard.
1. Microphone port — direct port toward mouth for best audio pickup.
2. Noise cancelling port — do not block opening.
3. Mute Button — press to mute, un-mute and pair microphone.
4. Pocket clip — also used to attach microphone to lanyard.
5. LED display — visual status for mute, un-mute, and pairing.
6. Earpiece jack — accepts the 2.5mm plug for the earpiece (not used with BFS systems).
7. Charging port — docks to Solo Charger Bases.
Note: Microphones in new systems must be paired to the Base Station with each
microphone assigned to a unique channel on the base unit. See pairing instructions below.
Revolabs Solo™ Wearable Microphones turn on and mute automatically when removed
from Charger Base, to reduce noise while being attached. The microphone has a clip on the
back which allows the microphone to be easily attached onto a shirt pocket, blouse, lapel or
lanyard.
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To use the Wearable Mic:
1. Remove the microphone from the Charger Base.
2. Attach the microphone to clothing or to a lanyard close to the mouth, within 6 - 12
inches (15 – 30cm) is recommended. Make sure microphone is attached securely with
the microphone port pointed up toward mouth.
3. With the microphone in the wearing position, un-mute the microphone by pressing and
releasing the Mute button (confirm by viewing flashing GREEN LED). If the volume is too
low, move the microphone closer to the mouth.
4. To turn microphones off, return the microphone unit to the Charger Base or press and
hold the Mute button for ~10 seconds until the LED turns solid RED and release button.
If the microphones are moved out of range of the Base Station (~100 feet or 30 meters) the
connection will be dropped (LED flashes all colors) and the microphone will mute.
After 15 seconds the microphone will beep 5 times, and will continue beeping every 30
seconds to remind the user to return the microphone to the conference room. If the
microphone is moved back into range within 15 minutes the connection will automatically
be re-established to its original state, and the beeping will cease. If not, the microphone will
turn off.
Using Solo Tabletop Wireless Boundary Microphones
The Solo TableTop Wireless Boundary Microphones enable multiple conference attendees to
use a single microphone.
The TableTop Wireless Microphone, shown on the following page, is designed to provide
optimum coverage when placed on a conference room table.
1. Mute button — press to mute, un-mute and pair microphone.
2. LED display — visual status for mute, un-mute, and pairing.
3. Integral grille — protects internal parts (non-removable).
4. Audio jack — accepts a 2.5mm plug (not used with BFS systems).
5. Charging port — docks to all Solo Charger Bases.
6. Rubber feet — non-slip, vibration absorbing pads.
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To use the Revolabs Solo™ TableTop Microphone:
1. Remove the microphone from the Charger Base to turn on and automatically mute the
mic (indicated by a flashing RED LED) during placement on the conference table.
2. TableTop microphones should be centered on the table with the integral grill pointed
toward the users (uni-directional), or centrally located between users (omni-directional),
from 2 to 5 feet (.75 to 1.75m) away. It is always better to be as close to the person
speaking as possible, but avoid placing the microphone where it might be blocked by
equipment or meeting paperwork. Also do not place microphones too close to an audio
or video conference speaker to avoid echoes.
3. With the microphone in position, un-mute the microphone by pressing and releasing the
Mute button (confirm by viewing flashing GREEN LED).
4. To turn microphone off, return the microphone unit to the Charger Base or press and
hold the Mute button for ~10 seconds until the LED turns solid RED and release button.
If the microphones are placed too far from the Base Station (~100 feet or 30 meters) the
connection will be dropped (LED flashes all colors) and the microphone will mute. After 15
seconds the microphone will beep 5 times, and will continue beeping every 30 seconds to
indicating it’s out of range.
Move the microphone closer to the Base Station and the connection will automatically be
re-established to its original state, and the beeping will cease. If not, the microphone will
continue beeping until it turns off in about 15 minutes.
Using the Solo XLR Microphone Wireless Adapter
The Revolabs Solo™ Universal Wireless Adapter for Handheld Microphones, shown in the
following figure, is connected to your existing handheld dynamic microphones for wireless
freedom during open mic meetings, Q&A sessions, classrooms, etc.
1. Mute button — press to mute, un-mute and pair microphone.
2. Rubber collar — durable and impact/strain protection.
3. XLR Female connector — balanced audio for dynamic microphones.
4. LED display — visual status for mute, un-mute, and pairing.
5. Audio Out port — accepts the 2.5mm plug for the earpiece (not used with BFS systems).
6. Power/Charging Port — docks to Solo Charger Bases.
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To use the Revolabs Solo™ Universal Wireless Adapter:
1. Remove the Microphone Adapter from the Charger Base.
The adapter turns on and mutes automatically when removed from Charger Base
(flashing RED LED). The XLR Microphone Adapter is attached to a standard dynamic
microphone to convert it from a wired microphone to a wireless microphone (see
following figure).
The Adapter does not provide phantom power or bias current so it cannot be used with
condenser or electret microphones.
2. With the microphone attached, un-mute the Adapter by pressing and releasing the Mute
button (confirm by viewing flashing GREEN LED).
Note:
If the microphone has an on-board mute switch, this switch must also be unmuted prior to use.
3. To turn the Adapter off, return the microphone unit to the Charger Base or press and
hold the Mute button for ~10 seconds until the LED turns solid RED and release button.
Important: Always remove the microphone from the Adapter by pressing the latch
switch and separating the parts before returning the Adapter to the Charger Base.
If the Adapter is moved too far from the Base Station (~100 feet or 30 meters) the
connection will be dropped (LED flashes all colors) and the audio will mute.
After 15 seconds the microphone will beep 5 times, and will continue beeping every 30
seconds to indicate that it is out of range.
Move the XLR Adapter closer to the Base Station and the connection will automatically be
re-established to its original state, and the beeping will cease. If not, the XLR Adapter will
continue beeping until it turns off in about 15 minutes.
Charging the Microphone Batteries
First-time use — before using the wireless microphone the first time, charge the batteries
in the microphones for eight hours (or overnight) in the Charger Base.
Recharging — when the YELLOW LED starts to flash intermittently on the microphone the
battery has 30 minutes of charge remaining. Over time (years), batteries gradually wear
down and require longer charging times. This is normal. Always return microphones to the
Charger Base when not in use.
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Important: The Lithium Polymer rechargeable batteries that power the microphones are not
user serviceable. Please contact Revolabs (www.revolabs.com) or your AV service provider for
replacement instructions and to assure the proper disposal method is used. Warning: Never
dispose of batteries in a fire because they may explode.
To charge the batteries place microphones into the Revolabs Solo™ Executive Charger Base
and the mic LED's will display a 5 blink "self test". During charging, the LED indicator will
be RED when mics are discharged and turn GREEN when charged. The microphones are
muted while in the Charger Base. In normal use, batteries should fully charge in about 2
hours, and can be “quick-charged” to 80% capacity in 45 minutes.
The batteries of microphones left in the Charger Base remain solid GREEN.
Note: In earlier versions of microphone software the LED turns OFF when fully charged, not
GREEN. In all cases, a fully charged battery provides approximately 8 hours of talk time.
Pairing Wireless Microphones to Base Station
Pairing creates a link between the Solo wireless microphone and the Base Station, with a
unique electronic serial number. When the microphone and Base Station have been
previously paired, the mic will automatically try to connect to the Base Station whenever it
is lifted from the Charger Base.
Note: Note: Microphones in new systems must be paired to the Base Station with each
microphone assigned to a unique channel on the base unit.
Remember, microphones are always muted (flashing RED LED) when they are removed
from the Charger Base and the Mute button needs to be pressed to make it “live” (flashing
GREEN LED).
A microphone that is not paired will be indicated by either cycling RED-GREEN, or REDYELLOW-GREEN LED patterns. A Base Station channel that is not paired to a microphone
will not show any activity on the channel LED (make sure unit is first powered on by
observing GREEN power LED on the front panel).
When channels are paired, both microphone and channel LEDs will flash RED as
microphones are removed from the Charger Base and flash GREEN when un-muted.
Remember that only one microphone can be paired to any single Base Station channel.
The maximum number of microphone channels within a 100’ (30m) radius in North
America is 16 channels. The maximum number of channels within a 100’ (30m) radius for
an EU frequency system is 24 channels.
To pair the microphone to the Base Station:
1. Turn the microphone OFF (no LED activity). If the microphone is ON, press and hold the
Mute button for 10 seconds until the LED turns solid RED (do not release when you
hear two beeps). Release the button to turn the unit off.
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2. Place the microphone unit into pairing mode by holding the Mute button down for seven
seconds. The LED will turn solid RED. Release the Mute button. The microphone is now
in pairing mode.
3. Within one minute, push and hold the button for the desired channel on the Base
Station for seven seconds to enter into pairing mode then release. The LED for that
channel will be solid red until pairing starts, as indicated by a quick GREEN flash, then
switching to flashing RED on both the microphone and the Base Station (muted audio).
Pairing is now complete.
Note: An Executive Single Channel can not be used in the same installation with an
Executive multichannel system because there is no way to synchronize the units to prevent
mutual signal interference. A BFS Executive system is not expandable.
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Revolabs Solo™ Executive Indicator LEDs
The following tables show activities associated with the various states shown by the LEDs:
Equipment Use
Microphone LED
Microphone in Charger
Base
Microphone not in
Charger Base
Solid RED
Solid GREEN*
OFF
Two RED flashes
every 1.5 seconds
GREEN flash every
1.5 seconds
Solid RED
Alternating slow
GREEN and RED
YELLOW flash
alternating with
GREEN
YELLOW flash
alternating with two
RED flashes
Alternating RED,
YELLOW, GREEN,
YELLOW
Base Station
Channel LEDs
OFF
OFF
OFF
Meaning
RED Flashing
Charging in Progress
Charging Complete
Microphone powered OFF or
battery discharged
Microphone paired and muted
GREEN Flashing
Microphone paired and “live”
Solid RED
Pairing mode or confirmation of
powering-down.
Microphone or channel not
paired
OFF
or Alternating slow
GREEN and RED
GREEN Flashing
Microphone low battery
(mic live)
RED Flashing
Microphone low battery
(mic muted)
OFF
Searching for a connection, or
out of radio range. The
Microphone will try to reestablish the link for about 15
minutes, and then turn off
automatically.
Radio congestion – it is not
possible to make a radio
connection because there are
already too many nearby users,
or there is heavy radio
interference. Possibilities
include some types of digital
cordless phones, and other
Solo installations.
Unit is faulty. Contact your AV
service provider for advice.
Rapid RED flashes
continuing for more
than a few seconds
OFF
Groups of five rapid
RED flashes
OFF
* In earlier versions LED will turn OFF when fully charged.
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Warranty
Revolabs, Inc. warrants this product to be free of manufacturing defects. Repair or
replacement of any defective part or unit (at the discretion of the Seller) will be free of
charge for the period of one year.
Any attempt by the user to alter the equipment, or equipment damaged by negligence,
accident, or Acts of God voids this warranty.
The Seller shall not be liable for any consequential damage resulting from the malfunction
of this product. Should the user experience unsatisfactory performance from this
equipment, contact the Seller to obtain instructions for return, or replacement, as deemed
necessary.
This warranty is not transferable by the original end user.
Revolabs, Inc.
63 Great Road
Maynard, MA 01754
www.revolabs.com
800.326.1200
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Specifications
Dimensions, (L, W, H) and Weight:
Executive Base Station 16.9” (43.03 cm) x 8.0” (20.32 cm) x 1.7” (4.42 cm), 6.5 lbs (2.95 kg)
Charger Base
8.3” (21.1 cm) x 4.3” (10.9 cm) x 1.0” (2.56 cm), 1.0 lb (0.45 kg)
Wireless Microphones Wearable: 0.9” (2.3 cm) x 0.8” (2.0 cm) x 2.6” (6.6 cm), 0.05 lb (0.02 kg)
TableTop: 1.5” (3.8 cm) x 0.8” (2.0 cm) x 3.3” (8.4 cm), 0.05 lb (0.02 kg)
XLR Adapter: 0.9” (2.3 cm) x 0.8” (2.0 cm) x 4.0” (10.2 cm), 0.05 lb (0.02 kg)
Shipping Weight
12.0 lbs (5.45 kg)
Radio Frequency:
01-EXESYS(4)
03-EXESYSEU(4)
1.92 to 1.93 GHz (UPCS North America)
315 MHz (System Mute North America)
1.88 to 1.90 GHz (DECT EU)
433.92 MHz (System Mute EU)
Connectors:
Base Station Audio
Diversity Antenna
System Mute Antenna
Control Port
Charger Base
Microphone
Microphone patterns
Phoenix (3.5mm) quick connect terminal blocks (8 or 4)
SMA Plug Female Base, Male Antenna (50 ohm)
SMA Jack RP Base, Female RP Antenna (50 ohm)
DB25 Socket
DC power input port, Proprietary 4 pin microphone charge jacks
Proprietary 4 pin charge plugs, 2.5mm mono earplug port (16 ohm, not used)
Unidirectional cardioid 01(03)-EXEMIC (EU), 05-TBLMIC (EU)-DR Omnidirectional 05-TBLMIC
(EU)-OM
Power Requirements:
Executive Base Station 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz, 10W (power cable varies by country)
Charger Base
5V DC, 2 Amps (switching power supply varies by country)
Range:
100’ (30 meters) approx. (no obstructions)
Maximum Audio Channels:
01-EXESYS
01-EXESYS4
03-EXESYSEU
03-EXESYSEU4
12 to16 channels maximum (2 systems)
8 channels maximum (2 systems)
20 to 24 channels maximum (3 systems)
8 channels maximum (2 systems)
Battery:
Charge Time:
Audio Bandwidth:
Security:
Lithium Polymer, 8 hours approx. talk time
2 hours approx.
100-7000 Hz
128-bit DSAA (DECT Standard Authentication Algorithm) authentication, 64 bit DECT Standard
Cipher
Included Accessories: 1 Lanyard per Wearable Microphone
Environmental Requirements:
Temperature
Humidity
40° to 105° F (5° to 40° C) operating
20% to 85%
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Appendix A – Adjusting Base Station Power Level
Important: Adjusting RF power settings as described below should only be performed by
trained and authorized audiovisual personnel.
All Revolabs Solo™ products contain MaxFlex™ technology, enabling multiple systems with
a variety of microphone types to be deployed within the same building.
One of the main features of our products that allow multiple units to coexist in a building
area, without interference is the ability to lower the RF broadcast power of Executive Base
Stations.
Solo Executive Base Stations are normally delivered from the factory configured for high
power mode, which is appropriate for most installations. High power mode equates to the
specified usable microphone range of 100 feet (30M) for the multi-channel Executive
system or 65 feet (20M) for the single channel system.
If a Solo Executive system needs to operate within the radius of another system, it is
usually advisable to set all the systems to reduced power levels to preclude systems from
interfering with each other. Interference between systems may cause occasional audio noise
and signal dropouts on affected channels.
A Solo Executive multi-channel system has two lesser power settings available that deliver
usable microphone ranges of 30 feet (power level 2) and 8 feet (power level 3). A Solo Single
Channel system also has two lesser power settings delivering usable microphone ranges of
20 feet (power level 2) and 6 feet at power level 3.
In performing the following process, it may help to understand that an 8-channel Executive
base station rack unit has four radio transceivers - each associated with a pair of audio
channels - and that each transceiver needs to be configured separately.
Similarly, a 4-channel Executive base station rack unit has two radio transceivers, while a
single channel system has just one transceiver in the charging Base Station.
To configure a multi-channel Solo Executive base station for reduced power level modes:
1. Power-off base station at the power switch on the back of the unit
2. Press and hold the CHANNEL 2 button and power-on the unit
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3. Release the button after the channel LED flashes green twice for reduced power level 2.
Release the button after the channel LED flashes green three times for reduced power
level 3. The power levels will continue to cycle through the settings until the button is
released.
4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 with the CHANNEL 4 button
5. Repeat steps 1 to 3 with the CHANNEL 6 button (8 channel system only)
6. Repeat steps 1 to 3 with the CHANNEL 8 button (8 channel system only)
When the base station is powered-on again, the LEDs will give one green flash on channels
2, 4, 6, and 8 to indicate that the system is in high power mode, twice to indicate reduced
power level 2, and three times for reduced power level 3.
Note: Always confirm that all transceivers are set at the same power level setting. Each
channel will repeat the flash 10 times to indicate setting when powered on, so make sure all
even channels flash the same number of times on the unit.
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Index
Adjusting Base Station Power Level, 22
Associate LED, 10
Associating, 10
Base Station, 8, 10
Back Panel, 8
Front Panel, 8
Channels, 9
Charger Base, 7, 10
Charger Bays, 7
Charging the Batteries, 15
First-time use, 15
Recharging, 15
Connections, 9
DB25 Control Port, 11
Pin-out Status, 11
Indicator LEDs, 18
LED indicator, 7
MC/TDMA/TDD, 5
Microphone
Charging port, 12
Earpiece Jack, 12
LED Display, 12
Mute Button, 12
Pocket Clip, 12
Microphones, 12
Mute Button, 10
Mute function
Disable, 10
Pairing, 16
Power Cord Receptacle, 7
Power Module, 7
Rack Mounting, 9
Safety Information, 1
Specifications, 20
System Components, 5
Base Station, 5
Diversity Antennas, 5
Microphone Charger Base, 5
Microphone Lanyards, 5
System Mute memory, 10
System Mute Switch, 7
Position 1, 10
Position 2, 10
System Set Up, 10
Time Division Duplex, 5
Time Division Multiple Access, 5
Warranty, 19
Wireless Boundary Microphone, 13
XLR Microphone Wireless Adapter, 14
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Note:
Microphones must be fully
charged and paired to the
Charger Base prior to first
use.
Revolabs Solo™ Executive BFS Manual
01-EXEMAN-BFS-11
December 2007 (Rev 2.1)
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