HelixNet Partyline Linking Quick Start Guide v3.0 - Clear-Com

HelixNet Partyline Linking Quick Start Guide v3.0 - Clear-Com
HelixNet® Partyline
Quick
Start
Guide
The following quick start guide provides basic installation instructions for linking two or more HelixNet
Main Stations over Ethernet. It also provides a quick reference to possible network topologies.
Note: For information about the HelixNet Remote Station, HelixNet Speaker Station with S-Mount
bracket, HelixNet beltpacks and HelixNet 2W and 4W optional modules, see the HelixNet Partyline
User Guide.
Before Installing
In order to link two or more HMS-4X Main Stations over Ethernet or Fiber you need to ensure that all
HMS-4X are updated to a 1.1.x or more recent software. The most recent HelixNet software can be
found in the Support area of the Clear-Com web page (www.clearcom.com).
Note: Linked devices must be running the same version of software.
Installing Linking Modules
Warning: The interface modules are not hot pluggable. Ensure that the
Main Station is powered down before inserting or removing modules.
To install either an Ethernet (HLI-ET2) or a Fiber (HLI-FBS) interface module to the HMS-4X Main
E
Station:
1. Disconnect the HMS-4X Main Station
from mains power.
2. Remove the blanking plate (
) and insert the
interface module (
) into the module bay.
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3. Reconnect the HMS-4X Main Station
to mains power.
To configure the networking preferences, navigate to Menu > Networking.
Quick Setup with HLI-ET2 Ethernet
1. Connect Cat5 or Cat6 cable from one HLI-ET2 port on one Main Station to one HLI-ET2 port on
another Main Station.
2. On one Main Station navigate to Menu > Networking > Linking > Link Mode > Master and
select Enabled. (To set a local static IP address, go to Networking > Preferences and set the IP
address and subnet mask.)
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3. On up to two other Main Stations, navigate to Menu Networking > Linking -> Link Mode ->
Member. This will bring you to Networking > Link to Master -> By Name menu where you can
select the Link Master you configured in step 2.
Quick Setup with HLI-FBS Fiber
1. Connect Fiber cable from one HLI-FBS port on one Main Station to one HLI-FBS port on another
Main Station.
2. On one Main Station navigate to Menu > Networking > Linking > Link Mode > Master and
select Enabled.
3. On up to two other Main Stations, navigate to Menu Networking > Linking -> Link Mode ->
Member. This will bring you to Networking > Link to Master -> By Name menu where you can
select the Link Master you configured in step 2.
Quick Reference to Topologies
HLI-ET2
HLI-ET2
IP Network
HLI-FBS
HLI-ET2
HLI-FBS
Quick Reference to Cable Distances
Cable type
Cat5 or Cat6
Multi Mode Fiber and
Clear-Com Multi Mode SFP
Single Mode Fiber and
Clear-Com Single Mode SFP
Copyright © 2015 HME Clear-Com Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Distance
100 m
2 km
10 km
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