FreeSpeakII

FreeSpeakII
D I G I TA L W I R E L E S S I N T E R C O M S Y S T E M ( D E C T 1. 8 9 - 1. 9 3 G H Z )
FreeSpeak II
™
High Performance, Standalone and Integrated
Wireless Solution for Large-Scale Communications
FREESPEAK II WIRELESS INTERCOM SYSTEM
FreeSpeak II™ is the next generation DECT-based distributed wireless solution
that operates in multiple license-free frequency bands: 1.897-1.933GHz. This high
performance wireless intercom system was designed for extensive communication
in large-scale operations. Its ability to maintain a strong and continuous wireless
connection across an expansive coverage area while providing crystal-clear digital
audio makes FreeSpeak II the ideal wireless roaming solution for live event,
broadcast, sport production, industrial, military and government applications.
FreeSpeak II combines innovative intercom features with a robust design to
offer the optimal user experience.
FreeSpeak II is highly flexible, capable of being a
standalone wireless system or an integrated wireless
solution with the advanced Eclipse HX Matrix System. As
a standalone system, the robust 1RU base station can
support up to 20 digital wireless beltpacks. Alternatively,
FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks can seamlessly integrate
into Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX Matrix System, providing up
to 50 wireless user connections per E-Que-HX cellular
card. This approach extends the intercom functions
offered by the Matrix system to mobile users.
Unsurpassed, crystal-clear digital “Clear-Com Sound”
gives users full-duplex (talk and listen) 7kHz “commentator”
audio bandwidth from a whisper to a shout. This level of
sound quality delivers ultimate audio comfort after extended
usage and clear intelligibility to FreeSpeak II users.
Expansive wireless coverage can be achieved by
strategically placing up to 10 remote antennas. Each
Active Antenna can be positioned as far as 3,200 feet
away from the base station or Matrix, and each powered
Antenna can create a coverage zone of up to 1,475 feet.
Flexible cellular roaming technologies allow users
to move freely about in large, multi-site environments
without the worry of fading or losing connection.
With the latest DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless
Telecommunications) technology at its core, FreeSpeak II
continuously scans, selects, and connects with the best
Active Antenna for uninterrupted communication.
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DECT CARRIER FREQUENCY CHART
RFC
Carrier Frequency
RFC
Carrier Frequency
0
1897.344
17
1911.168
1
1895.616
18
1912.896
2
1893.888
19
1914.624
3
1892.160
20
1916.352
4
1890.432
21
1918.080
5
1888.704
22
1919.808
6
1886.976
23*
1921.536
7
1885.248
24*
1923.264
8
1883.520
25*
1924.992
9
1881.972
26*
1926.720
10
1899.072
27*
1928.448
11
1900.800
28*
1930.176
12
1902.528
29*
1931.904
13
1904.256
30*
1933.632
14
1905.984
31*
15
1907.712
32*
16
1909.440
*Carriers 23 through 27 are those used in the USA.
Worldwide Frequency Bands: Each region uses approved 5 or 10 bands.
FreeSpeak II DECT bands are selected for regions. However, DECT is not approved for use in all regions.
WIRELESS BELTPACK
The all-new five-channel, full-duplex FreeSpeak II digital
beltpack was uniquely designed for the rigorous demands
of large-scale operations and continuous communication
use. Ergonomic form factor, intuitive operation, and a
rugged housing make the beltpack ideal for extended use.
Drop-in battery and
beltpack charger
Full-duplex 7kHz bandwidth offers high audio quality and
reduces the strain on the user’s ears after extended usage.
Four push-to-talk one reply key and two rotary encoders
allow up to five communication routes to be assigned to each
beltpack. These can be any desired combination of group
and point-to-point communication assignments.
Large OLED backlit display provides extensive information,
including the names of beltpacks, assigned users and
groups of each beltpack, battery level, and signal strength.
USB Port for local
DC powering
18+ hours of
battery operation
(door shown open)
A variety of beltpack menus are accessible via the OLED
display including headset levels, microphone levels, audible
alert at low battery level, and adjustable local sidetone.
BELTPACK TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
BELTPACK FEATURES
• Up to five communication routes per beltpack,
each with a 5 or 10 character label
Audio Bandwidth
100Hz-7.1KHz (G.722)
No. of Full-Duplex
Audio Paths
Up to 5 with individual level control (2 pairs)
2 controls and a main volume
Mode of Operation
Full-duplex on all routes
• Four programmable pushbuttons, two rotary
encoders and a reply button
Level/Talk Controls
4 pushbuttons, a reply button and 2 rotary controls
• Menu driven display, which can be partially
or completely restricted
Frequency Spectrum
Enter/Answer-Back Button
RF Output
1
1.88GHz-1.93GHz* DECT Cellular
auto-roaming technology
200mW Burst, 17mW average**
• Secure system – beltpacks are registered
to a particular base station or Matrix
Range
• Internal antenna – no antenna breakage or damage
Battery
Li-Ion Battery (BAT60) or 3 AA cells
• Long battery usage – typically 18 hours
of continuous talk time
Battery Charging
Drop-in charger (AC60) or local USB
• Two battery options – rechargeable Li-Ion cells
or disposable Alkaline AA Batteries
Headset Connector
• Drop-in charging port with built-in USB battery
and beltpack charging capability
• Strong metallic beltclip and shoulder strap points
Battery Life
Microphone Type
Microphone Level
and Headset Limiter
• “Listen Again” audio memory to replay last
15 seconds of audio
• Technician’s flash light on rear
18+ hours with Li-Ion – also accepts 3 x Alkaline AA cells
4-pin male, Clear-Com standard
Electret and Dynamic, selectable in beltpack menu
Selectable in beltpack menu
Headset Limiter
Selectable from beltpack menu
Environmental
IP-65 water and dust resistance -67°F to +158°F
(-55°C to +70°C)
• Over-the-air beltpack easy registration and regionalization
• Real-time monitoring of battery per beltpack
Up to 1475ft (450m) to beltpack in good conditions,
800 feet typical
Dimensions
Weight
Tapered design at largest points approx.
5 x 1.5 x 3.75 in (130 x45 x 97mm) (WxDxH)
9.0oz (0.4kg) including batteries
*Japan: 8mW average
**Exact frequency range depends upon country,
and is preset e.g. Transceiver for Japan: 1.893GHz-1.906GHz.
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ACTIVE ANTENNA AND ANTENNA SPLITTER
FreeSpeak II users can roam thousands of feet from the
base station while staying connected. This is achieved
through the Cellular Roaming capability between
distributed Active Antennas. The Antenna Splitter
extends the base station to create an expansive
coverage area with multiple antennas, which
provide connections to the wireless beltpacks.
Active Antenna
Antenna Splitter
Locally-powered Antennas may be located
up to 3,200ft (1,000m) away or 800ft (250m)
when centrally powered from the base station.
The omni-directional coverage area may
be up to 800ft (50 to 150m typical) in radius,
although typical distances in production
environments range from approximately
160 to 640ft (50 to 200m).
Each Active Antenna supports up to five
full-duplex beltpacks in one coverage
area. By co-locating additional Active
Antennas, more than five beltpacks can
be supported in a particular area.
ACTIVE ANTENNA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Beltpacks Supported
per Active Antenna
5
Active Antenna
Transmission Range
Up to 1475ft (450m) to beltpack in good conditions,
800 feet typical
Active Antenna Output
Maximum Distance,
Base to Antenna Via
Transceiver Port
Maximum Distance,
Antenna Powered by Base
Local Powering
Connection to
FreeSpeak II Base
Mounting
Dimensions
Weight
5
No. of Splitters per Base
200mW burst, 80mW average*
3,200ft (1,000m) on 4-pair CAT5 or better cable
975ft (300m) on CAT5 or better cable
CAT5 or better cable with RJ-45
Connection Between
Splitter and Antennas
CAT5 or better cable with RJ-45
Locally powered via supplied external power supply
Weight
24VDC power supply
RJ-45
16oz (0.45kg)
TRANSMISSION METHOD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Method of RF Operation
Integral screw mounts or
standard microphone mounting
6.9 x 5.4 x 2.1in (175 x 135 x 50mm) (HxWxD)
11.9oz (0.45kg)
2
Connection Between
Base and Splitter
Powering of Splitter
*Japan: 8mW average
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ANTENNA SPLITTER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
No. of Antennas
Modulation
GFSK
Frequencies of Operation
RF Output
Uses two slots per beltpack for wider
frequency response
from 1.8-1.93GHz** (restricted by software)
250mW burst, average as new FCC level 2 – 4mW
**Exact frequency range depends upon country,
and is preset e.g. Transceiver for Japan: 1.893GHz-1.906GHz.
BASE STATION
The FreeSpeak II Base Station serves as the heart of the standalone wireless
communications system for all digital wireless beltpack users. The base
station supports up to 20 full-duplex wireless beltpacks. FreeSpeak II cellular
auto-roaming technology enables beltpacks to continuously detect and
automatically select the best connection. Even in the most crowded RF
environments, FreeSpeak II remains highly secure and free from interference.
The base station can individually address each
beltpack, allowing multiple combinations of beltpack
to-beltpack (point-to-point) and small-group (partyline)
conversations to happen simultaneously.
FreeSpeak II can be programmed through either the
software menus on the base station or via the PC-based
software. All setup and management of the beltpacks and
beltpack audio levels, communication routes and groups,
and input and output levels for the wired connections are
also under software control.
The base station can power two Active Antennas or up to
10 using optional Antenna Splitters with local power.
FREESPEAK II BASE SYSTEM FEATURES
• License-free 1.897-1.933GHz DECT operations
The Rear panel offers four 4-wire and two 2-wire intercom
connections for communication with other wired intercom
systems. Program feed input, Stage Announce output
and Stage Announce relay output are also available as
connections at the back of the Base Station.
FREESPEAK II BASE STATION TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Base-to-Beltpack
Frequency Response
No. of Beltpacks Per Base Station
No. of Transceiver/Antennas
Supported by Base, Basic Base
No. of Active Antenna Ports
100Hz-7.1kHz
20 when all 10 bands are available;
or 10-12 in certain regions
10
2
PC Programming Port
DB9
• Supports up to 20 wireless beltpacks per base
Relay Port
DB9
• Point-to-point and small group wireless communications
Partyline Intercom A
and Intercom B (each)
• User-defined coverage zones, with up to
10 remote antennas
Four-Wire/Matrix Connection
Program Input
XLR-3F with XLR-3M loop through, on/off
termination switch (via software)
4 RJ-45 (Intercom 3 – 6)
XLR-3F, transformer isolated, line-level input
• 10 LED Active Antenna indicators
Stage Announce Output
• Position Active Antennas up to 3,200ft (1,000m)
from base station
Front-Panel Headset
4-pin male connector with 2-channel capability
and individual talks and listens
Front-Panel Display
254 x 32 dot-graphic VFD
• Create, name, and assign groups with 5 character labels
Front-Panel Indicators
2 Talk LEDs for front-panel headset,
CH A and CH B partyline enable LEDs,
Program Input enable LED,
10 individual antenna LEDs
Base Station
Programming/Editing
Push-to-enter rotary encoder
Dimensions
1RU unit, 1.75 x 19.0 x 12.5in
(44 x 483 x 312mm) (HxWxD)
• Two 2-wire and four 4-wire connectors
• Frequency and channel-hopping technology
automatically finds clear spectrum
• Interrupted fold-back (IFB) functionality for
on-screen talents
• Five wireless partyline groups
XLR-3M, transformer isolated, line-level output
Weight
10.8lbs (4.9kg)
• Partyline call alert functionality
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FREESPEAK II
II-INTEGRA
INTEGRA MATRIX
BELTPACK
SOLUTION
SOLUTION
FreeSpeak II is the only wireless system on the market that can seamlessly
integrate its wireless beltpacks with Clear-Com’s Eclipse HX Digital Matrix
Intercom Systems. This solution is known as FreeSpeak II Integra.
With FreeSpeak II Integra, wireless beltpack users can
communicate with any Eclipse HX panel users on a oneto-one or group basis. This unique capability is achieved
with the E-Que-HX cellular controller card which fits
directly in the matrix frames.
FreeSpeak II Integra has the ability to individually
address each beltpack and then connect that beltpack
to one or many users on the Matrix. Up to 1475ft (450m)
can be achieved under good radio frequency conditions –
adding more Active Antennas can extend the range.
The E-Que-HX card connects with up to 10 Antennas
to provide beltpack connections to any number of ports
within the Matrix System.
Patented Dynamic Port Allocation technology allows
the beltpacks to roam between Active Antennas without
breaking connections.
Up to 50 wireless beltpacks per E-Que-HX card
(depending on environment) can roam between 40 Active
Antennas and communicate on a Matrix System. Up to
four E-Que-HX cards can be used in one Matrix frame.
Standard CAT5 cabling connects beltpacks to the Matrix
via a network of Active Antennas and antenna splitter.
Simply add additional Active Antennas to expand the
number of users.
DECT CARRIER FREQUENCY CHART
RFC
Carrier Frequency
RFC
Carrier Frequency
0
1897.344
17
1911.168
1
1895.616
18
1912.896
2
1893.888
19
1914.624
3
1892.160
20
1916.352
4
1890.432
21
1918.080
5
1888.704
22
1919.808
6
1886.976
23*
1921.536
7
1885.248
24*
1923.264
8
1883.520
25*
1924.992
9
1881.972
26*
1926.720
10
1899.072
27*
1928.448
11
1900.800
28*
1930.176
12
1902.528
29*
1931.904
13
1904.256
30*
1933.632
14
1905.984
31*
15
1907.712
32*
16
1909.440
*Carriers 23 through 27 are those used in the USA.
Worldwide Frequency Bands: Each region uses approved 10 or 5 bands.
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FreeSpeak II Beltpacks are configured within the EHX (Eclipse HX Configuration
Software). They benefit from all the features within the Eclipse HX matrix system.
ACTIVE ANTENNA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Beltpacks Supported
per Active Antenna
5
Active Antenna
Transmission Range
Up to 1475ft (450m) to beltpack in good conditions,
800 feet typical
No. of Antennas
No. of Splitters per Base
Active Antenna Output
200mW Burst, 80mW average*
Maximum Distance, Base to
Antenna via Transceiver Port
Local Powering
3,200ft (1,000m) on 4-pair CAT5 or better cable
5
2
Connection Between
Base and Splitter
CAT5 or better cable with RJ-45
Connection Between
Splitter and Antennas
CAT5 or better cable with RJ-45
Powering of Splitter
24VDC power supply
Connection to
FreeSpeak II Base
Weight
Locally powered via supplied external power supply
16oz (0.45kg)
RJ-45
Mounting
Integral screw mounts or standard microphone mounting
Dimensions
6.9 x 5.4 x 2.1in (175 x 135 x 50mm) (HxWxD)
Weight
SYSTEM (CELL CONTROLLER CARD, ACTIVE ANTENNA & ANTENNA SPLITTER)
Frequency Spectrum
1.88GHz-1.93GHz** DECT Cellular
auto-roaming technology
Size
Cell Controller Card (in Matrix):
Standard 6RU Eurocard (HxWxD)
11.9oz (0.45kg)
*Japan: 1.893GHz-1.906GHz.
TRANSMISSION METHOD TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Method of RF Operation
Modulation
Uses two slots per beltpack for wider frequency response
GFSK
Frequencies of Operation
RF Output
ANTENNA SPLITTER TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
1.88GHz-1.93GHz** (restricted by software)
250mW burst, average as new FCC level 2 – 4mW
**Exact frequency range depends upon country,
and is preset e.g. Transceiver for Japan: 1.893GHz-1.906GHz.
Maximum Beltpacks per
Cell Controller
50
Maximum Cell Controller
Cards per Matrix
4
Maximum Antennas per
Cell Controller Card
10
Connection between Cell
Controller Card & Active
Antenna
2 x RJ45 (CAT5 screened cable) up to 4,800ft
(1,500m) from matrix
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About Clear-Com
®
Clear-Com, an HME company, is a global provider in professional voice communications systems since
1968. We develop and market proven intercom technologies such as Analog & Digital Partyline, Digital
Matrix, Wireless and Intercom-over-IP systems for critical communication applications in broadcast,
performance venues, military, government and enterprise markets. Recognized for our legacy of intercom
innovations, production teams around the world have come to depend on Clear-Com for clear, reliable
and scalable communications solutions.
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