Clear-Com FreeSpeak II - Eclipse User guide

Clear-Com FreeSpeak II - Eclipse User guide
User Guide
FreeSpeak II for Eclipse HX
User Guide
Eclipse HX 10.0 and above
Part Number: 399G304 Rev B
Date: May 07, 2020
User Guide| FreeSpeak II for Eclipse HX
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FreeSpeak II for Eclipse HX User Guide
Part Number: 399G304 Rev B
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Table of contents
1 Important Safety instructions
1.1 Safety symbols
2 Introduction to FreeSpeak II®
2.1 An FS II communication system
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2.2 FreeSpeak II with an FSII Transceiver (1.9 and 2.4)
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2.3 FreeSpeak II with an FSII IP Transceiver
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2.4 FSII 1.9 GHz/FSII 2.4 GHz
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2.5 National Radio Carrier Frequencies
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3 Installing a system
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3.1 Installing and removing an E-IPA-HX card
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3.2 Adding an E-IPA-HX card to the software
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3.3 Adding the E-Que card for an FS II transceiver or splitter to the matrix
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3.4 Connecting to transceivers
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3.5 Clear-Com cable recommendations
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4 Operating the wireless beltpack
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4.1 Overview of the wireless beltpack
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4.2 Beltpack user controls
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4.3 Using the beltpack
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5 Programming on the beltpack
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5.1 Introduction to programming on the beltpack
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5.2 Configuring the beltpack volume settings
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5.3 Configuring the beltpack headset
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5.4 Configuring the beltpack microphone
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5.5 Configuring the beltpack display and LEDs
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5.6 Configuring the beltpack alarm options
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5.7 Selecting the beltpack role default set
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5.8 Selecting the beltpack administration
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5.9 Setting the listen again option
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5.10 Control audio on keys C & D (beltpack)(advanced menu option only)
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5.11 Accessing beltpack information
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5.12 Setting display mode
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5.13 Setting system connect
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5.14 Enabling over the air (OTA) registration mode from a beltpack
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5.15 Performing a site survey
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6 Operating the FS II IP Transceiver (IPT)
6.1 IP rating (Protection Marking)
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6.2 FS II IP Transceiver connector panel
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6.3 IP Transmitter LEDs
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6.4 IP Transceiver fans and filters
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6.5 Reset the IPT to default
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6.6 Transceiver standalone mode
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6.7 Connecting the FS Transceivers to a matrix
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6.8 Cabling the IP transceivers
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6.9 Configuring the E-IPA-HX card for FreeSpeak II
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6.10 Adding transceivers
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6.11 Powering the transceiver
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6.12 Upgrading the FS II IP Transceiver firmware
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6.13 Upgrading from the matrix
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6.14 Upgrading by USB connection
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6.15 Port security settings
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6.16 Network and synchronization
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6.17 General network and switching rules
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6.18 Beltpack support capacities for FS II IP Transceivers
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6.19 Coverage areas under various conditions
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6.20 FS II Transceiver setup rules and tips
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6.21 Spare parts
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7 Operating the FS II Transceiver
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7.1 IP rating (Protection Marking)
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7.2 FS II transceiver connector panel
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7.3 Cabling the FS II transceivers
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7.4 Beltpack support capacities for FS II Transceivers
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7.5 Placing the transceivers and splitters
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7.6 Determining coverage areas
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7.7 Coverage areas under various conditions
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7.8 FS II Transceiver setup rules and tips
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7.9 Doing a site survey to determine coverage areas
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7.10 Registering beltpacks
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7.11 Upgrading FS II Transceiver firmware
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7.12 Upgrading by USB connection
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7.13 Upgrading by wireless connection
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8 Using the FreeSpeak II Base splitter (FSII-SPL)
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8.1 Configuration using a splitter with Cat 5/6 RJ45 connection
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8.2 Configuration using a splitter with fiber connection
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8.3 Splitter (FSII-SPL) rear connectors
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8.4 Splitter (FSII-SPL) front panel
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8.5 Using a transceiver with a fiber connection
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8.6 Splitter software version (FSII-SPL)
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9 Specifications
9.1 FreeSpeak II beltpack
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9.2 FreeSpeak IP Transceiver
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9.3 FreeSpeak II Transceiver
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9.4 FreeSpeak II Transceiver Splitter
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9.5 Transmission method
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9.6 Notice about specifications
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10 Regulatory compliance
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10.1 FCC Notice
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10.2 FCC/IC/EC RF Exposure Warning
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10.3 Industry Canada Compliance Statement
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10.4 Korean Notice
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10.5 KCC 2.4Ghz warning
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10.6 European Union (CE mark)
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10.7 Taiwan Statements
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10.8 Customs Union EAEU
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10.9 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
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Important Safety instructions
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Read these instructions.
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Keep these instructions.
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Heed all warnings.
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Follow all instructions.
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Do not use this apparatus near water.
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Clean only with dry cloth.
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Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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 is
provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
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.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
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.
Use only chargers provided by HME/Clear-Com to charge the battery packs or
beltpacks. These include:
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BAT60 Battery pack and beltpack charger manufactured by HME/Clear-Com
USB Charger model PA1015-050SIB200/PA1015-1SI/ PA1015-1SI050200
provided by HME/Clear-Com with your beltpack.
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This product uses Lithium Ion Batteries which can be a fire hazard, if used improperly.
Use only HME/Clear-Com supplied BAT60 or equivalent battery packs to ensure safe
operation of the beltpack.
When using AA Batteries follow all safety instructions from manufacturer. Do not mix
different battery chemistries. When depleted, replace all batteries.
The in-beltpack USB charging feature has only been tested utilizing USB2.0 port.
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this product to rain or
moisture.
1.1
Safety symbols
Familiarize yourself with the 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.
Note:
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For compliance notices, see Regulatory compliance.
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2
Introduction to FreeSpeak II®
With a FreeSpeak II (FS II) wireless beltpack you can roam freely around a site or facility while
talking and listening to all, or selected, members of the production team. With its four
communication routes, the beltpack gives you the flexibility to communicate quickly and
seamlessly with individuals or groups, and to change communication routes as often as needed.
With FS II you can set up a wireless system specifically tailored to local needs by locating
transceivers and beltpacks in areas where they are needed most. And because the beltpacks
operate in the unlicensed 1.90 and 2.4 GHz frequency spectrum, there is no interference with
existing wireless systems, even those located in the same area.
FreeSpeak II offers a choice of two transceivers:
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FS II transceiver that operates using E1 digital transmission
FS II IP transceiver (IPT) that leverages your existing IP infrastructure for convenience
and ease of installation.
With FreeSpeak II for Eclipse HX, wireless beltpack users can communicate with any Eclipse
HX panel users on a one-to-one or group basis.
Note:
This User Guide covers the use of FS II with a matrix only (FS II for Eclipse HX). For more
information on running an FS II system with a Base station, please see FreeSpeak II User Guide,
Base Station Version.
To use FreeSpeak II with a matrix, the matrix must be equipped with
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E-Que cards in transceiver or splitter mode for connection to FS II transceivers.
The system must be configured using the Eclipse HX Configuration Software. For more detail,
please refer to the Eclipse HX Configuration Software User Guide.
Note:
You cannot configure FreeSpeak and FreeSpeak II on the same Eclipse matrix. If you attempt to
do so, the Eclipse HX Configuration Software displays a warning.
2.1
An FS II communication system
An FS II system consists of three main elements:
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The transceiver network that provides custom coverage zones in which beltpacks can
operate. Beltpacks can roam freely between coverage zones.
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FS II also includes a drop-in battery charger for the beltpack Li-Ion batteries. You can
conveniently charge the battery by placing the whole beltpack into the charger, or by placing
individual batteries into the charger.
FS II operates using a cellular network of transceivers located around a working environment.
The transceivers connect to the matrix via an E-IPA-HX or E-Que card installed on the matrix.
Each transceiver provides an area or cell in which up to ten full-duplex beltpacks can operate.
Beltpacks can roam among and between cells without disconnecting because each beltpack
continually detects which transceiver has the strongest available signal. When the signal from
a transceiver starts to diminish due to the distance from a beltpack, the beltpack automatically
“hands off” its signal to the nearest transceiver, ensuring smooth transfer.
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2.2
FreeSpeak II with an FSII Transceiver (1.9 and 2.4)
Using a transceiver splitter allows up to five transceivers to be connected to each transceiver
port. Each E-Que card can connect to two splitters and so support up to 10 transceivers. Each
transceiver supports up to five beltpacks. This means that up to 50 beltpacks can be present,
giving a great deal of flexibility in placing beltpacks where they are needed most, and
providing wireless reliability.
If a transceiver card is selected in the configuration software, this supports 8 transceivers.
Note:
Each transceiver is designed to handle five beltpacks in the 1.9 GHz range and four in the 2.4
GHz range, simultaneously and in good conditions. However, if interference or propagation
problems occur in an area, to ensure proper operation and reliability, it may be more practical
to install one less beltpack for each transceiver.
For zones which are likely to need coverage for up to five or more beltpacks simultaneously
you must install a second transceiver. Similarly, for good coverage for nine or more beltpacks
simultaneously, a third transceiver may be required.
Radio Frequency
(RF) Band
1.9 GHz
2.4 GHz
2.3
Minimum number. of
transceivers in one RF cell
Maximum number of beltpacks
supported in one RF cell
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4-5
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8 - 10
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12 - 15
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16 - 20
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FreeSpeak II with an FSII IP Transceiver
Using the FreeSpeak II system with an IP transceiver increases the capacity and range of your
system.
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The IP transceiver is used with the E-IPA-HX card (Eclipse 10.0 and above software).
E-IPA-HX card operates on a license basis. You can buy a card with a 16, 32, 48 or 64
port license.
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The E-IPA card enables up to 64 FS II connections (according to license) which may be made
up of any combination of:
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FS II IP Transceivers (up to 64)
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FS II beltpacks (up to 64)
Radio Frequency
(RF) Band
1.9 GHz BV32
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2.4 GHz
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Minimum number. of
transceivers in one RF cell
Maximum number of beltpacks
supported in one RF cell
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8 - 10
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16 - 20
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24 - 30
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32 - 40
Not supported
Not supported
The IP Transceiver supports up to 10 beltpacks, but to enable effective roaming Clear-Com
recommends eight beltpacks per transceiver.
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FSII 1.9 GHz/FSII 2.4 GHz
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2.5
National Radio Carrier Frequencies
The carrier frequencies allocated for a radio space vary according to location. This affects the
amount of belt packs that can be supported in one RF area.
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Number of carrier
frequencies
Location
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Maximum belt packs in one RF cell
United States
5
25 belt packs, 50 beltpacks with the
FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver
European Union and
elsewhere
10
50 beltpacks, 100 beltpacks with the
FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver
If necessary, using two RF bands (1.9 GHz and 2.4 GHz) will increase the amount of beltpacks
that can be used in one area or cell.
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Installing a system
This chapter explains how to install a FreeSpeak II system, including cable connections,
registering beltpacks and performing a site survey to optimize system performance.
A FreeSpeak II system can be used with an Omega, Median or Delta matrix.
3.1
Installing and removing an E-IPA-HX card
To install an E-IPA-HX card:
1. Carefully place the card in the appropriate slot. Make sure the card is aligned with the top
and bottom precision guides.
2. Push the card toward the backplane connectors.
3. When the card has almost reached the backplane connectors, open the two ejector tabs,
allowing them to clear the edges of the matrix. Gently insert the card further until it
touches the backplane connector guides.
4. Gently close both ejector tabs at the same time, to propel the card into the backplane
connectors.
3.1.1
To remove an E-IPA-HX card from the matrix
1. Hold the card in place in the matrix.
2. The two card ejector tabs are located at the top and bottom of the card. To remove a card,
open the two ejector tabs at the same time until the card unseats from its backplane
connectors.
3. Pull the card out of the matrix.
3.2
Adding an E-IPA-HX card to the software
To add and E-IPA-HX card to the software:
1. In the EHX configuration software go to: Hardware > Cards and Ports, and then navigate to
an available slot number (marked Empty). Do either of the following:
a. Double click the slot.
b. Right click the slot and select Set Card Type.
2. Select a card type from the drop-down menu listing the available card types.
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You cannot have both E-IPA-HX cards and E-Que card on the same matrix.
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3.3
Adding the E-Que card for an FS II transceiver or splitter to the
matrix
Note:
You can only use the FS II splitter with FS II transceivers that connect to an E-Que card. You
cannot use the splitter with the FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver.
The E-Que card is designed to allow Eclipse HX matrices to connect to FreeSpeak and
FreeSpeak II wireless transceivers/beltpacks or connect together using E1 or T1 protocol. You
will need an E-Que card and a rear port. You will need to make sure the E-Que card is
physically connected to the matrix and configured for communication in the Eclipse software.
See 3.1.1 and 3.1.2. below.
3.3.1
Installing and removing an E-IPA-HX or E-Que card.
To install a card:
1. Carefully place the card in the appropriate slot. Make sure the card is aligned with the top
and bottom precision guides.
2. Push the card toward the backplane connectors.
3. When the card has almost reached the backplane connectors, open the two ejector tabs,
allowing them to clear the edges of the matrix. Gently insert the card further until it
touches the backplane connector guides.
4. Gently close both ejector tabs at the same time, to propel the card into the backplane
connectors.
To remove a card from the matrix
1. Hold the card in place in the matrix.
2. The two card ejector tabs are located at the top and bottom of the card. To remove a card,
open the two ejector tabs at the same time until the card unseats from its backplane
connectors.
3. Pull the card out of the matrix.
3.3.2
Adding an E-Que card to the software
To add an E-Que card to the software:
1. In the EHX configuration software, go to Hardware > Cards and Ports, and navigate to an
available slot number (marked Empty).
2. Do either of the following:
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3. A drop-down menu is displayed, listing the available card types. Select an FS II transceiver
or splitter from the drop-down menu.
You cannot have both E-Que Transceiver/Splitter and E-Que FS II Transceiver/Splitters
configured on the same matrix.
For information about integrating 2.4 GHz FSII with 1.9 GHz FSII IP, please contact Clear-Com
Technical Support.
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3.3.3
Selecting an FS II-TA transceiver card type
Selecting an FS II-TA transceiver card type automatically configures an E-Que card with eight
transceiver ports (1 to 8 on the rear card). Each of those transceiver ports provides five user
ports and one control port.
3.3.4
Selecting an FS II-TA splitter card type
Selecting an FS II-TA splitter card type automatically adds an E-Que card with two splitter
ports (1 and 5 on the rear card) configured. Each splitter can support up to five transceivers and
each transceiver provides five beltpack ports.
Note:
At this stage you might choose to register all of the beltpacks with the matrix, or at least
register one or two for system setup and testing. See Eclipse HX Software Configuration User
Guide, 5.59 FreeSpeak II Beltpacks.
3.4
Connecting to transceivers
3.4.1
Connecting one transceiver directly to a transceiver port
A transceiver connects to the transceiver port on the E-Que card using a standard 4-pair CAT-5
data cable with RJ-45 connectors. If the transceiver is locally powered, it may be located up to
800 metres from the matrix if 24AWG cable is used or for 400 metres if 26AWG cable is used
creating a coverage area for five FS-BP wireless beltpacks in that location.
Note:
It is recommended that shielded CAT-5 cable or better is used.
To know that a transceiver is active, observe the green power LED and the yellow signal LED
on the face of the unit where the RJ-45 connector is connected. Both must be lit. Also,
wireless beltpacks in the vicinity of the active transceiver will be connected to the system and
their displays will show labels and other information.
For the best, most reliable coverage, it is advisable to use a minimum of two transceivers in
any installation, positioned in different locations in the coverage area. When more transceivers
are required to support a larger coverage area or more wireless beltpacks, a transceiver splitter
will need to be introduced.
In some situations, particularly in outdoor venues, interference from non-DECT sources can
severely reduce the range of the system. In these cases we recommend a site survey as
described in Chapter 8, “Installing a System”.
3.4.2
Connecting transceivers with a splitter (PD2203)
Note:
You can only use the FS II splitter with FS II transceivers that connect to an E-Que card. You
cannot use the splitter with the FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver.
A splitter (PD2203) will connect up to five transceivers to one of the transceiver ports on the
E-Que card, creating up to five coverage zones that can be overlapped to make large areas
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where beltpacks can have continuous coverage. The use of the splitter also extends the
distance that the transceivers can be located from the matrix to 1600 metres (5250 feet) if
24AWG cable is used or 800 metres (2625 feet) if 26AWG cable is used (assuming the same
cable type is used to connect the transceiver to the splitter and the splitter to the matrix).
Note:
It is recommended that shielded CAT-5 cable or better is used.
For example, a splitter can be used to connect to a matrix that is located in a production truck
outside an arena or stadium, with a single CAT-5 cable going to the splitter which is then
located just inside the stadium. From that splitter, up to five transceivers are distributed
throughout the stadium to create wide coverage – each with a run of CAT-5 cable back to the
splitter. A similar arrangement may be used in a large theatre or performing arts facility.
The connection between a transceiver port on the E-Que card and a PD2203 splitter is
accomplished with standard 4-pair CAT-5 data cable with RJ-45 connectors. It is connected to
the port labeled MATRIX on the splitter. The splitter must be locally powered via its DC IN
connector, using the in-line external universal power supply.
Note:
The RJ-45 ports on the splitter labeled “1” through “5” are the connections to the FS-TA
transceivers.
Ports 1 and 5 on the E-Que card are connections to the PD2203 splitter.
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Note:
You musty set the card type to Splitter mode in Cards and Ports in the EHX software interface
before connecting the devices. See section 3.1.2. for more detail.
Note:
3.5
Clear-Com cable recommendations
Use the following Category (Cat), American Wire Gauge (AWG) and shielded cable types.
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Specification
Description
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Example: Cat 5; up to 1GB. Cat 6; up to 10GB.
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American Wire Gauge (AWG)
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Higher Cat numbers will support a higher
bandwidth. Therefore, by using a higher Cat
number, you are future proofing your system to
some extent.
The lower the AWG number, the less temperature
rise there will be in the cable when using PoE.
This is particularly important for bundles. Local
building regulations may rule out the use of
26AWG or higher, depending on the installation.
Check with your local building regulations.
Use AWG 24 or lower.
Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) or
Foiled Twisted Pair (FTP)
Using shielded cable means less problems with
interference from other sources. This means that your
network will be more robust if you use shielded cables.
Overall Recommendation
Use Cat 6a 23 AWG STP cable.
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Operating the wireless beltpack
This chapter explains how to operate the FS II beltpack. It contains the following sections:
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Overview of the wireless beltpack
An FS II wireless beltpack gives you simultaneous access to up to five channels of talk/listen
communication, with the ability to switch among them as desired. Any or all of these routes
may be kept open during use. You can adjust Incoming volume levels (“listen levels”) using the
two rotary level controls, so that one conversation can be monitored in the background while a
primary conversation is held.
The panel display contains the role (label) of the beltpack user, identifies up to four talk/listen
labels currently selected, and gives other information such as signal strength and battery level.
You can choose between two display modes:
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Intercom display mode – displays key labels, role name, signal strengths, battery level
and volume levels.
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Partyline display mode – displays role name, signal strength, battery level and volume
levels for channel A and channel B.
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Key to display layout
Feature
Description
Label for key A assignment.
Label for key B assignment.
Label for Key C Assignment or CALL key for Key A if not assigned.
Label for Key D Assignment or CALL key for Key B if not assigned.
Volume level for Key A assignment.
Volume level for Key B assignment.
Signal strength.
Role name for the role assigned to the Beltpack.
Battery life remaining (in hours for Li-Ion, in % for AA battery).
A 4-pin male headset connector is provided for connection with a standard Clear-Com headset
or similar device. The FS II beltpack will operate for approximately 18 hours using a
rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Real operational times depend on usage and quality of batteries
used. You can also use AA batteries, but you must not attempt to recharge them.
On the bottom of the beltpack, there is an LED torch with a latching key that provides a quick
and convenient source of illumination when working in poorly lit areas.
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4.2
Beltpack user controls
4.2.1
Top controls
Key to beltpack top controls
Feature Description
Talk key A and B. Press to talk or listen on channel A and channel B.
Talk key C. Press to talk or listen on channel C.In menu mode, press to cancel
menu.
Talk key D. Press to talk or listen on channel D.In menu mode, press to select
menu.
Display. When the beltpack is not in menu mode, information about each of the
four channels supported by the beltpack is displayed on screen. Exactly what is
present on the screen depends on the display mode (intercom or partyline).
4.2.2
Beltpack display
The following table lists the beltpack display icons and indicators.
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Beltpack display icons and indicators
Name
Icon
Description
Key label
A descriptive name for the channel. The maximum length
is 10 characters.
Role name
A descriptive name for the beltpack role.
Channel listen
volume level
The volume of the channel audio.
Signal strength
Bars that indicate the strength of the signal from the Main
Station.
Battery level
Indicates the battery time remaining.
4.2.3
Beltpack headset tones/alerts
Note:
To change call signal, low battery or out-of-range alerts go to Menu (press and hold) ->
Settings -> Alarm options on your beltpack. Choose from Vibrate & audio/Vibrate only/Audio
only/Off.
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Beltpack headset tones/alerts
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Event
Tone
Call signal
Mid to high beep, as long as call is active
Mid on 200ms, mid off 0ms, high on 200ms, high off 400ms. Repeat if key
held.
Low battery
High beep, long then short.
High, on 400ms, off 100ms, on 100ms.
Repeats intermittently.
Out-of-range
High beep, long then short (as above).
Repeats as long as beltpack is out of range.
Menu button
Mid beep.
Mid, on 100ms, off 100ms.
Triggers on entering menu mode.
Power
button
Mid beep.
Mid, on 100ms, off 100ms, repeated while power button pressed.
Listen again
Low beep.
Low, on 100ms, off 100ms.
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Key to beltpack front controls
Feature Description
4.2.5
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A
Right rotary level control. Turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to adjust volume.In
menu mode, turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to navigate the menus.
B
Power button. Press to power up or power down the beltpack.
C
Reply key. Reply key can be configured as an extra fifth channel using the
Configuration Editor or EHX software.
D
Mnu key. Press firmly for about two seconds to enter menu mode To exit menu
mode, press the menu key again. If you tap the Menu key, the Listen Again feature
is activated. See Setting the listen again option on page 50.
E
Left rotary level control. Turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to adjust volume.In
menu mode, turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to navigate the menus.
Beltpack bottom connectors
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Key to beltpack bottom connectors
Feature
Description
LED torch
LED torch control
Headset socket (4-pin XLR–M)
Pin
Function
1
Mic ground
2
Mic +
3
Earphone ground
4
Earphone
Headset socket pin out
Headset socket (7-pin XLR–M)
Pin
Function
1
Mic ground
2
Mic +
3
Ground
4
Left Headphone Output
5
Right Headphone Output
6
PTT1
7
PTT2/Headset detect
Headset socket pin out
3.5 mm stereo jack.
Micro USB connector.
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4.2.6
Beltpack rear panel
Key to beltpack rear panel
Feature
Description
Beltpack clip
Beltpack battery compartment
4.3
Using the beltpack
4.3.1
Registering the beltpack
Before you can use a beltpack, you must first register it with the FreeSpeak II system. For more
information, see the Eclipse HX Software Configuration User Guide, 5.59 FreeSpeak II
Beltpacks.
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4.3.2
Charging the beltpack
The beltpack batteries are located inside the beltpack battery compartment. The beltpack can
use a Clear-Com rechargeable Li-Ion battery or AA batteries. The AC60 battery charger can
charge up to five batteries simultaneously.
To recharge the beltpack battery:
1. Insert either the beltpack containing the battery, or the battery itself into one of the
recharging bays on the battery charger. A red LED indicates that the battery is recharging.
If you are recharging the battery while it is still in the beltpack battery compartment, an
illuminated beltpack key (Talk key A) indicates the charging status. The beltpack charging
sequence depends on whether you insert a powered on unpowered beltpack into the charger.
The table below shows the charging status conditions.
Talk key A
red
Battery
charging
Talk key A green
RF
component
Battery fully
recharged
Disabled
Beltpack screen
Displays current percentage charge and
software version
If a beltpack is powered on when placed in the charger, on removal the RF component is reenabled and the beltpack attempts to reconnect to its previous connection.
If a beltpack is powered off when placed in the charger, on removal it will power off.
2. Wait until the recharging LED turns from red to green. The battery is now fully recharged.
4.3.3
How to set AA battery type: Nickel-metal hydride (NiMHi) or Alkaline for
wireless beltpacks
FreeSpeak II wireless beltpacks are supplied with Li-Ion batteries and battery charger.
However, in some cases you may wish to use AA batteries. You may need to use standard AA
alkaline batteries, or in a high atmospheric pressure (hyperbaric) environment, where you can’t
use Li-ion batteries, you may need to use NiMHi batteries.
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When using AA batteries of either kind, it is helpful to set battery type so that battery capacity
can be monitored accurately. NiMHi batteries and alkaline batteries have different discharge
patterns and setting this option will allow for that.
AA Battery type must be set in the EHX software.
1. Open the EHX configuration software and navigate to Preferences/Wireless
Beltpacks/Battery type.
2. Select required battery type, NiMHi or Alkaline.
Note:
The default setting for AA battery type is Alkaline.
4.3.4
Powering on the beltpack
The recessed power button is used to turn the FS II beltpack on and off. Press and hold the
button for about three seconds to turn the beltpack on. To turn it off, press and hold the button
for about three seconds.
4.3.5
Using the beltpack to communicate
The beltpack has four keys labelled A, B, C, D and Reply. You can program each of these keys
to determine their communication destinations, and the type of communication possible. For
example, a key could be programmed to call a partyline channel, with both talk and listen
enabled. You can program the beltpack keys by using the Eclipse HX software. For more
information, see the Eclipse HX Configuration Software User Guide.
To talk to all the devices connected to the channel:
1. Connect a headset, using the 4-pin XLR–M connector on the base / rear of the beltpack.
2. Press the appropriate key.
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3. While the key is held down audio transmits on that channel. When the key is released
audio no longer transmits. To latch a key on for hands-free use, quickly tap the key.
Another quick tap releases the latch.
4. Speak into the headset microphone.
5. To adjust the volume of incoming audio for a channel, turn the appropriate side-mounted
rotary control. Turn the rotary control clockwise to increase the volume, and counterclockwise to decrease volume. The current volume level for the channel is shown on
screen.
4.3.6
Entering and exiting Menu mode
Use Menu mode to:
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Configure the settings for the beltpack.
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Read beltpack information such as software version
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Perform a site survey to maximize signal strength and coverage.
To enter Menu mode, press and hold the Menu key for three seconds. To exit Menu mode,
press the Menu key again.
For more information about using Menu mode on the beltpack, see Introduction to
programming on the beltpack on page 40.
4.3.7
Setting and Adjusting Listen Levels
You can adjust a beltpack’s incoming audio volume in two ways:
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The master volume level for the beltpack can be set by using the beltpack menu options.
See Configuring the beltpack volume settings on page 42.
The incoming audio level can be adjusted during talk or listen on the beltpack using the
beltpack’s rotary level controls.
To adjust the listen level during talk or listen from the beltpack:
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During talk and listen, use the rotary level control to increase or decrease the incoming
volume level (“listen level”) for that assignment.
Note:
You can also configure the incoming audio volume using the EHX software.
4.3.8
Upgrading beltpack firmware
You can upgrade the FreeSpeak II beltpack firmware by:
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Using a USB connection (the upgrade file for USB has a .fws extension).
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Using an Over The Air upgrade.
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Upgrading by USB connection
1. Connect the beltpack to a USB port on the computer running the EHX software.
2. Select Tools > Apply Wireless Firmware Via USB.
3. Browse to the location of the upgrade file, and then select Update Firmware. The upgrade
file for USB has a .fws extension.
The upgrade file is downloaded to the beltpack or transceiver.
Note:
You can connect more than one beltpack to the computer if you have multiple USB ports. The
units will be upgraded sequentially.
4.3.10
Upgrading beltpack firmware by Over The Air Upgrade
Note:
You must first upgrade the Transceivers before upgrading the beltpacks.
1. Right-click on the Frame in the Layout window, and then select Firmware > Update
Firmware. The Update Firmware Wizard appears.
2. Select Next. The following screen appears:
3. Select the Wireless radio button. There are two further options:
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Automatic – select this option to automatically upgrade the beltpack when it is
switched on.
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Prompted – select this option to allow the beltpack user to confirm the upgrade.
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4. Select Next, and then browse to the upgrade file (.fww) and select Open. The upgrade file
is loaded to the transceiver. The upgrade file is downloaded to all the connected beltpacks,
and the beltpacks automatically restart.
The transceivers store the beltpack upgrade files until they are power cycled or there is a
black reset.
You can track the status of the download in the EHX Event Log, and for beltpack upgrades the
upgrade status is also shown on the beltpack display.
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5
Programming on the beltpack
This chapter explains how to program the beltpack using the beltpack's menu system. It
contains the following sections:
5.1
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Introduction to programming on the beltpack on page 40
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Configuring the beltpack volume settings on page 42
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Configuring the beltpack headset on page 43
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Configuring the beltpack microphone on page 44
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Configuring the beltpack display and LEDs on page 45
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Configuring the beltpack alarm options on page 46
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Selecting the beltpack role default set on page 48
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Selecting the beltpack administration on page 49
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Setting the listen again option on page 50
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Accessing beltpack information on page 51
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Setting display mode on page 52
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Setting system connect on page 52
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Enabling over the air (OTA) registration mode from a beltpack on page 52
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Performing a site survey on page 54
Introduction to programming on the beltpack
You can access the beltpack menu by pressing and holding the menu key. The Master Menu
screen is displayed. This consists of the following submenus:
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Volume Level Control
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Volume Operation
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Line In Volume Level
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Settings
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Information
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Display Mode
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Note:
Site Survey
The menus that appear depend on the menu access level. See Setting full menu access on page
49.
To select a submenu turn either of the two rotary dials clockwise. This will scroll down the
submenu options. If you turn the rotary dials counter-clockwise, you will scroll upwards.
To select a submenu, press the Menu Select key (D).
To return to the previous screen, press the Menu Cancel key (C). You can also return to the
previous screen by pressing the Menu key.
Each menu screen on the beltpack has the following structure:
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Header - this displays the menu title
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Body - this displays a scrollable list of menu items
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Footer - this displays the current value of the current menu selection
To exit the beltpack menus, press the Menu key.
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5.2
Configuring the beltpack volume settings
You can configure the following:
5.2.1
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The volume on each of the four channels
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The beltpack master volume
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The volume of the line-in feed.
Configuring the beltpack channel volumes and master volume
Each of the four beltpack channel volume levels is configurable separately.
Note:
You can only change volume levels on keys that have been configured.
To configure a channel volume:
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Turn either rotary control clockwise to highlight Vol Level Ctrl, and press the Menu
Select key (D). The Volume Level Control screen appears:
Use the left-hand rotary control to select the required channel, or select M for the master
volume
Use the right-hand rotary control to adjust the volume level. The default is 0dB for channel
audio, and -9.6dB for master volume.
The volume level appears in the footer.
To confirm the selection, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.2.2
Configuring the volume level of the line input
You can configure the volume of an audio line input:
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Turn either rotary control clockwise to highlight Line In Vol Lvl, and press the Menu Select
key (D).
3. Use either rotary control to select between -15 dB to 6dB
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.2.3
Configuring the rotary controls
You can configure the rotary controls on the beltpack to either:
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Control the volume of the audio on keys A and B
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Control the master volume of the beltpack audio.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Turn either rotary control clockwise to highlight Vol Operation, and press the Menu Select
key (D).
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
n
Talk Key
n
Master
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key.
5.3
Configuring the beltpack headset
You can configure the following headset settings:
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Headset autodetect
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Headset sidetone level
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Headset limiter
The menus that appear depend on the menu access level. See Setting full menu access on page
49.
5.3.1
Setting headset autodetect
Use this setting to allow the beltpack to automatically detect when you plug in a headset, and
route the audio to the headset.
Note:
To use this feature, first set Mic Type to Auto. See Setting the microphone type on page 44.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Headset Options > Auto Detect.
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
n
On
n
Off
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
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5.3.2
Setting the sidetone level
Use this setting to set the level of the sidetone. You can either set the sidetone to a fixed
level, or choose to have the sidetone track the master volume level. To set sidetone to a fixed
level:
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Headset Options > Sidetone >
Sidetone Level.
3. Use either rotary control to select the sidetone level between -70dB and 0dB.
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key.
5.3.3
Setting the headset limiter
Use this setting to limit the incoming headset audio level to prevent excessive sound levels.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Headset Options > Limiter.
3. Use either rotary key to select the limiter level between -12 and 8dB. The default is 0dB.
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.4
Configuring the beltpack microphone
You can configure the following microphone settings:
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Microphone type
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Microphone echo cancellation
The menus that appear depend on the menu access level. See Setting full menu access on page
49.
5.4.1
Setting the microphone type
Use this setting to specify the type of microphone you are using. You can also allow the
beltpack to automatically detect what kind of microphone is present.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Mic Options > Mic Type.
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
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Electret
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Dynamic Unbalanced
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
Note:
5.4.2
If automatic headset detection is ON:
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Dynamic headset is detected if microphone impedance is between 90 – 320 Ohms
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Electret headset is detected if microphone impedance is between 1.3 – 6.5 kOhms.
Setting the microphone echo cancellation
Use this setting to improve the microphone audio quality.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Mic Options > Echo
Cancellation.
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
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On
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Off (default)
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key.
5.5
Configuring the beltpack display and LEDs
You can configure the following display options:
5.5.1
l
Display brightness level
l
Display dim timeout
l
Display off timeout
Setting the display and LED brightness
Use this setting to control the brightness of the display. The beltpack automatically dims after
a timeout period if no key is used or there is no incoming call or call alert. You can adjust the
timeout period.
When the beltpack is dimmed, the display goes off after a timeout period if no key is used or
there is no incoming call or call alert. You can adjust the timeout period.
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1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Display Options > Brightness
Level
3. Use either rotary control to select the dim level between 1 and 5 (default).
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key.
5.5.2
Setting the display dim timeout
Use this setting to determine when the beltpack display will dim if no key is used or there is
no incoming call or call alert.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Display Options > Dim Timeout
3. Use either rotary control to select the dim level between Off and 120 seconds (default).
Setting the dim timeout to Off disables the timeout function.
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key.
5.5.3
Setting the display off timeout
Use this setting to determine when a dimmed beltpack display will switch off.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Display Options > Off Timeout
3. Use either rotary control to select the dim level between Off and 120 seconds (35 second
default).
Setting the display off timeout to Off disables the timeout function.
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.6
Configuring the beltpack alarm options
You can configure the following alarm options:
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Low battery alarm
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Low battery alarm threshold
l
Out of range alarm
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Call alert mode
See 4.2.3 Beltpack headset tones/alerts for a description of tones and alerts.
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5.6.1
Setting the low battery alarm
Use this setting to determine how the beltpack behaves when battery power is low. You can
set the following types of alarm:
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Audio warning
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Vibrate
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Audio warning and vibrate
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Off
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Alarm Options > Alarm Mode.
n
Use either rotary control to select between:
n
Vibrate & Audio (default)
n
Vibrate Only
n
Audio Only
n
Off
3. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.6.2
Setting the low battery alarm threshold
Use this setting to determine the battery power level that triggers the low battery alarm.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key (D).
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Alarm Options > Low Battery
Threshold.
3. Use either rotary control to select a value between 0 and 100%.
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.6.3
Setting the out of range alarm
Use this setting to determine what kind of alarm the beltpack issues when it moves out or
range of a transceiver. You can set the following alarms:
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1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Alarm Options > Out of Range
Alarm.
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
n
Audio only
n
Off
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.6.4
Setting the call alert
Use this setting to determine what kind of alert the beltpack issues when it receives an
incoming call. You can set the following alerts:
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Audio warning
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Vibrate
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Audio warning and vibrate
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Off
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Alarm Options > Call Alert
Mode.
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
n
Vibrate & Audio (default)
n
Vibrate Only
n
Audio Only
n
Off
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.7
Selecting the beltpack role default set
Use this setting to set the beltpack configuration to the default settings defined in the EHX
configuration map for that role.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Role Default Set.
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3. Use either rotary control to select between:
n
On (default)
n
Off
4. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.8
Selecting the beltpack administration
You can select the following administration settings:
5.8.1
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System pairing mode
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Full menu access
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System sync mode
Enabling OTA registration mode
Use this setting to enable or disable system pairing mode. Enable this mode if you want to
register a beltpack over the air.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Admin Options. You will be
prompted to enter a four digit code. The default code is 4632.
3. Select Enable Pair Mode.
4. Use either rotary control to select between:
n
Disable
n
Enable
5. To confirm the selection and exit the menu screen, press the Menu Select key (D).
5.8.2
Setting full menu access
Use this setting to override the menu access for the beltpack role. The following menu access
levels apply:
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If this setting is not enabled, the menu access is set in the EHX software to one of the above
four levels. When it is enabled, the beltpack has full menu access.
Note:
If you change this setting, it will apply until the beltpack role changes, or the beltpack is power
cycled.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Admin Options. You will be
prompted to enter a four digit code. The default code is 4632.
3. Select Full Menu Access.
4. Use either rotary control to select between:
5.8.3
n
Disable (default)
n
Enable
Setting system sync mode (not currently available)
Use this setting to make transceiver synchronization readings.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Admin Options. You will be
prompted to enter a four digit code. The default code is 4632.
3. Select System Sync.
4. Use either rotary control to select the transceiver group to synchronize.
5.9
Setting the listen again option
Use this setting to configure an option to allow you to play back an incoming message. When
Listen Again is active, if you tap the Menu key on the beltpack, the last received message is
played back. You can select the length of the recorded message, and also how long the
message is stored on the beltpack before automatic deletion. To play back a recorded message,
press the Menu button.
To select the length of the recording:
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Listen Again Opt > Recording
Time.
3. Use either rotary control to select a value between Off and 15 seconds.
To determine how long the message is stored:
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1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Settings > Listen Again Opt > Auto Delete
Time.
3. Use either rotary control to select a value between Off and 240 minutes.
5.10
Control audio on keys C & D (beltpack)(advanced menu option
only)
Pressing the menu button on your beltpack can trigger Listen Again. However, a quick tap on
the menu button can also be configured to allow volume on keys C & D to be adjusted by the
rotary controllers.
The default setting for this option is Listen Again.
To control volume on keys C & D using menu keytap:
1. Press and hold the menu button to enter menu mode.
2. Navigate to Settings/Menu key oper using the rotary controllers
3. Press key D to select menu key operation option
4. Scroll down to Switch to Vol Ctrl using rotary controllers
5. Press key D to select option.
You can now control audio volume on keys C & D using the rotary controllers (the same as you
do on keys A & B) by giving the menu key on the beltpack a quick tap, instead of using this
action to trigger Listen Again. This menu key behavior option can also be set in the EHX
software.
Note:
This mode has a 5 second inactive time-out, after which time the rotary controllers will revert
to controlling volume on keys A & B. To re-activate this mode in order to adjust C & D, use
another quick tap of the menu key. To switch quickly between A & B and C & D, tap the menu
key to toggle.
5.11
Accessing beltpack information
You can access a list of beltpack information, including battery and fault-finding information.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Information.
You can read the following information:
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Item
Value
Beltpack role
Role name
SW (software)
Version number
Beltpack. ID (beltpack identity)
ID number
RFP (Remote Fixed Part – transceiver) ID number
5.12
Regional (DECT frequency area)
DECT region. For example, US_DECT.
Battery Level
Percentage charge, hours of use
Setting display mode
You can select between two display modes: Intercom mode and Partyline mode.
Note:
You can only access this option if you have advanced menu access.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Display Mode.
3. Use either rotary control to select between:
5.13
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Intercom mode
n
Partyline mode
Setting system connect
Use this option to connect to a transceiver.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select System Connect.
A list of available systems appears on the beltpack screen.
3. Use the rotary control to select a system.
5.14
Enabling over the air (OTA) registration mode from a beltpack
In some circumstances you may need to enable registration of beltpacks without having access
to a matrix or computer. In this case it can be done from a beltpack.
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The beltpack needs to be previously registered and connected. You need the Menu Access
code, available from Eclipse EHX. (The default code is 4632). To view or change the Menu
Access code select Configuration > Preferences. The following screen appears:
1. From the registered, connected beltpack press and hold the MENU button for 2 seconds to
enter the menu options.
2. Go to Settings > Admin Options.
3. Enter the Menu Access code using the left and right hand rotary controllers on the
beltpack.
If the Menu Access code is successful, the beltpack will display the Enable Pair Mode
screen.
4. Press the D key on the beltpack to select this option.
5. A confirmation screen will appear. Select Y to confirm.
The system will now be open for registration for 2 minutes.
6. From the beltpack to be registered, follow the registration procedure. See Registering the
beltpack on page 34.
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5.15
Performing a site survey
Note:
You can only access this option if you have advanced menu access.
You can survey an intercom installation to determine how may FreeSpeak II transceivers are
present. You can do this in two ways:
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Connecting to a system and detecting all FreeSpeak II transceivers connected to that
system
Performing a survey with no system connection. All FreeSpeak II transceivers are
detected regardless of which system they are connected to.
1. To enter the beltpack menu, press and hold the Menu key.
2. Use the rotary and Menu Select keys to select Site Survey.
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Operating the FS II IP Transceiver (IPT)
This chapter describes how to use the FreeSpeak II IP transceiver.
For information about operating the FS II Transceiver that connects to an E-Que card, see
Operating the FS II Transceiver on page 77.
The FS II IP Transceiver (IPT) forms the transmission link between the FS II beltpacks and the
matrix. It offers internal omnidirectional (all directions/spherical) coverage. Multiple units are
used to support the beltpacks and to create larger, customized coverage areas. Each transceiver
is connected to the E-IPA-HX card on the matrix via an AES67 connection.
The unit has two methods of fixing:
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IP rating (Protection Marking)
The transceiver has an IP rating of IP53 so it can be mounted outside and will be resistant to
weather conditions.
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FS II IP Transceiver connector panel
Warning: do not connect more than one IP port to your IP network. This may lead to a
broadcast storm and could seriously degrade the performance of your network.
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Transceiver state
Status LED (LED 1 shows normal operating mode)
Power on test failure
LED 2 red 2 Hz
Temperature
LED 1 red 2 Hz: overheat. LED 1 light blue 2 Hz:
underheat
No data connection
LED 1 white 2 Hz
Initializing AES67/locking to
PTP
LED 1 purple 2 Hz
Acquiring DECT sync
LED 1 amber 2 Hz
Transceiver online and ready for
LED 1 solid amber
beltpack connection
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Standalone (rigging) mode
LED 2 double flash amber: device is in Standalone mode.
LED 1: normal indication, solid amber: standalone
transceiver is online and ready for beltpacks
LED 1 and 2 solid amber: device has entered standalone
mode, release mode button.
Mode indicators (LED 2)
Press and hold the Mode button:
>3 secs: LED 2 white (state 1)
>6 secs: LED 2 green (state 2)
>9 secs: LED 2 amber (state 3)
>12 secs:LED 2 red (state 4)
Press and hold the Mode button until LED 2 is red to reset
device to default (DHCP).
IP Transceiver fans and filters
The IPT operating temperature is 0 to 45 C in shaded conditions.
Each transceiver contains two fans which activate when the IPT internal temperature reaches
55 C. If the internal temperature reaches 60 C, LED 1 will flash red at 2 Hz.
You should periodically check that the fans function correctly, and if necessary replace them.
Note:
If a fan fails, LED 1 flashes red at 4 Hz.
Each transceiver contains two internal filters and one external filter to protect the device from
dust and other atmospheric debris.
You should periodically clean the filters with warm water and let them dry. Replace them if
they are damaged.
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Clear-Com recommends that you clean the internal filters every 1 to 2 months, and that you
clean the external filter every 18 to 24 months.
For a list of spare parts, including the fans and filters, see Spare parts on page 76
To change the IPT fans and filters, see the diagrams below.
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6.5
Reset the IPT to default
To reset the IP Transceiver to default:
1. Press and hold the Mode button for at least 12 seconds.
This will reset the IP Transceiver to DHCP mode, and remove any stored diagnostics.
The Admin and the audio (AES67) IP addresses are reset to DHCP. Reset can take up to 5
minutes.
6.6
Transceiver standalone mode
You can use the standalone mode to connect the IPT to two beltpacks with full duplex audio.
This is useful for performing an initial site survey when the IPT has no matrix connection. In
standalone mode, for convenience, you can use a USB battery pack (5V, 3A) to power the
transceiver.
To enable standalone mode:
1. Press and hold the Mode button while simultanaously powering the IPT with the USB
battery pack.
Both LEDs will turn solid yellow when standalone mode is enabled. It takes from 2 to 3
minutes for the IPT to reach standalone mode.
Note: While the IPT is in standalone mode, LED 2 will flash amber .
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Connecting the FS Transceivers to a matrix
The FS IP transceiver connects to an E-IPA-HX card in an Eclipse HX Digital Matrix.
You can connect transceivers to one of the LAN ports (LAN 1 - 6). For a fiber connection,
connect the IPT to LAN 5 or 6. In the EHX configuration software, LAN 3 is the default AES67
connection.
Warning: Do not connect more than one cable from the E-IPA card to the same LAN/VLAN.
This may lead to a broadcast storm and could seriously degrade the performance of your
network.
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Clear-Com matrices can contain more than one E-IPA card. However, only one E-IPA-HX
card in a matrix can connect to FreeSpeak II beltpacks.
Transceivers cannot be added to the matrix until at least one beltpack is configured.
Each E-IPA-HX card can connect to up to 64 IP Transceivers (IPT). Each transceiver can
connect up to 10 beltpacks.
The total number of beltpacks depends on your E-IPA-HX license.
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accuracy. For this reason it is advisable to use different VLANs to route Admin/IVC
traffic and AES67 IPT traffic.
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If you are using more than one connector on your E-IPA card for Admin/IVC and AES67
then they must connect to different switches or VLANs.
If you separate Admin and IVC traffic then they must be on different VLANs.
The bandwidth usage per IP transceiver is ~12Mbps.
Warning: If you change the IP address of the AES67 ports (transceiver or E-IPA matrix card),
the devices will reset automatically. Reset can take up to five minutes..
When connecting the E-IPA-HX card to the IP transceiver over your network certain scenarios
will work while others do not. This is down to the way the E-IPA card routes audio and data
between ports and processors.
Example set ups:
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Network setup for the IPT
Bear in mind the following network considerations. For more information, refer to the ClearCom network recommendations document.
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AES67 connections to the IP transceiver can be put on ports 1-6 (RJ45 or Fiber). Default:
LAN 3.
Clear-Com recommends that AES67 traffic has its own VLAN.
If there is no DHCP server, AES67 connections will use the link-local range of IP
addresses (169.254.XXX.XXX).
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When configuring an AES67 network, the network switch needs to have DiffServ
Quality of Service (QoS) switched on.
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping needs to be switched on, with at
least one IGMP querier.
The network must be 1Gbps. A 100Mbps network will not support the amount traffic
the card can generate, and will not deliver the required PTP accuracy.
The Multicast enabled switch must be ON.
Try to keep the number of layer 2 hops between PTP master and slave (for example, IP
Transceiver) as low as possible (no more than three). If there are more than three, you
require switches that support PTP, for example transparent clocks or boundary clocks.
Use DHCP (the default setting) for fast and easy setup of the devices. If no DHCP server
is present, IPTs will self-assign an IP address in the Link-Local range.
The screen below shows the E-IPA-HX card properties screen.
Note:
If you need to use static IP addressing for your transceivers, see Static configuration in this
document.
6.8
Cabling the IP transceivers
Run standard Ethernet cable from one of the LAN connectors on the back of the E-IPA-HX card
to either LAN 1 or LAN 2 on the IP Transceiver via an IP switch.
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6.9
Configuring the E-IPA-HX card for FreeSpeak II
Note:
For more information about using the EHX configuration software to setup and configure the IP
transceiver, see the EHX Configuration Software User Guide.
6.9.1
Set card properties
Configure the network settings in Card Properties. (add graphic?)
6.9.2
Add beltpacks
When using FreeSpeak II on E-IPA-HX , each beltpack takes up a matrix port. Select the
number of beltpacks you require.
1. Navigate to Cards and Ports and select the E-IPA-HX Card slot.
2. Click +Port. The following screen appears.
Note: If you are adding more than one port, you can enter values in the Characters to
Replace and Seed value fields to automatically generate labels. For example if you
enter Label 0 in the Label field, and then enter 0 in the Characters to replace and
Seed value fields, this will automatically generate labels called Label 1, Label 2,
Label 3 up to the specified number of labels.
3. Click Add to add the ports, and then Close to exit the screen.
Note:
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by any FreeSpeak beltpack. You only need to allocate for the number of beltpacks you intend
to have connected to the system at any one time. No allocation for spare beltpacks is needed.
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When at least one beltpack has been allocated to the card, you will see a Beltpacks button
appear under Hardware. Click this button to configure beltpacks in the usual way. (Registration
and Roles).
6.10
Adding transceivers
When at least one beltpack has been allocated to the card, you will see a Transceivers button
appear under Hardware. Click this button to add and remove IP transceivers.
Two methods can be used for adding transcievers;
1. Offline configuration
2. Online configuration (the Discovery method).
6.10.1
Offline configuration
Use the + IP TCVR button to add transceivers to your configuration (offline configuration).
To connect the matrix and the transceiver, input the transceiver mDNS Hostname or IP address
into transceiver Properties and click Apply Map to Matrix.
Note:
The mDNS Hostname is on the label on the back of the Transceiver.
Note:
Using mDNS hostname means that even if the IP Address is changed, the matrix will
automatically re-connect with the new IP without an Apply Changes being required.
Use the - IP TCVR button to remove transceivers from your configuration, then Apply Changes.
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Online configuration
Use Detect IP TCVR to find the IPTs on the network (the AES67 interface of the E-IPA-HX
card and the IPTs must be on the same network, and the EHX software must be on the same
network as the IPA Admin port). By default, the E-IPA-HX is DHCP enabled, and the IPT is also
by default in DHCP mode.
Note:
The Detect IP TCVR feature works if the IPTs are not on the same subnet, but connected to
the same network, as the AES67 interface on the E-IPA-HX card. However, for connection
between the transceiver and the card, the devices must be on the same subnet.
Note:
If you reset an IPT to default settings, the device reverts to DHCP. To reset the IPT, press and
hold the Mode button on the transceiver base until the status light turns red (approx 12
seconds).
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From the AoIP Devices screen, use the up and down arrows to add or remove matrices from
your current configuration. Apply Map to Matrix when you are done.
The color of the detected transceiver indicates:
Blue: Transceiver is available.
Amber: Transceiver is configured, but not connected to the matrix. A download is required.
Green: Transceiver is connected to the matrix.
Gray: Transceiver is connected to another matrix, but it is not online.
Purple: Transceiver is already connected to another matrix.
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Static configuration
By default, the E-IPA-HX card is DHCP enabled, and any IPTs are in DHCP mode. However,
you can allocate static IP addresses for an IPT. If the IP AES67 Admin and AES67 Audio IP
addresses are in DHCP mode, you must set them to static mode.
1. Navigate to Hardware > Cards and Ports, and then double-click the card slot containing the
E-IPA-HX card. The Card Properties screen appears.
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2. Select the AES67 tab, and then deslect DHCP Enabled.
3. Enter the required static IP address, and then Apply Changes.
4. Click Close.
5. Navigate to Hardware > Transceivers.
6. Click the cog
icon for the required transceiver. The Transceiver Properties screen
appears.
7. Select Edit, and then deselect DHCP Enabled for both AES67 Admin and AES67 Audio.
Note: You cannot mix DHCP and static IP addressing on the IPT.
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Note: The IP Transceiver must be connected.
8. Enter the required static IP addresses for AES67 Admin and AES67 Audio.
Note: You cannot set static IP addresses that are within the Link Local range (169.254.0.0
to 169.254.255.255)
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9. Click the tick or cross icon to accept or discard changes.
10. Click Close.
11. Click Apply Map to Matrix.
6.11
Powering the transceiver
The transceivers can use:
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Note: The transceiver is a Class 3 PoE device.
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Power redundancy
You can simultaneously power the IPT using a local power supply and PoE. In this case, the
following applies:
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If the IPT is using a local power supply, adding a PoE connection causes no power
interruption.
If the IPT is using a PoE connection, adding a local power supply interrupts the power
supply for 1 to 2 seconds.
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If the IPT is using both local and PoE, if you remove the local power supply connection,
the IPT power supply is interrupted for 1 to 2 seconds and then continues using the PoE
supply.
If the IPT is using both local and PoE, if you remove the PoE connection, the IPT
continues to operate without interruption using the local power supply.
Upgrading the FS II IP Transceiver firmware
You can upgrade the transceiver firmware by:
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Upgrading from the matrix
1. Right-click on the Frame in the Layout window, and then select Firmware > Update
Firmware. The Update Firmware Wizard appears.
2. Select Next. The following screen appears:
Note: For IPT Transcievers, the Auto/Promoted radio button is always set to Auto.
3. Select the Wireless radio button.
4. Select Next, and then browse to the upgrade file (.tar.gz) and select Open. The upgrade file
is loaded to the transceiver, and the transceiver restarts.
You can track the status of the download in the EHX Event Log.
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Upgrading by USB connection
Place the *tar.gz upgrade image onto a USB stick in a folder named firmware_upgrade located
in the root of the USB FAT32 file system.
Note: Make sure that there is only one upgrade image in the folder. If not, the incorrect image
might be upgraded.
The upgrade will begin automatically when you insert the USB stick.
Note: Both status LEDs will flash light blue once per second for 5 seconds on successful
detection of the upgrade file. Both status LEDs will light solid red if there is an error
duing the upgrade.
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Port security settings
The following port security settings apply for the IP Transceiver.
Note:
All ports are closed by default, and the firewall is enabled.
Port
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AES67 Admin
DHCP (67, 68)
mDNS (5553)
HTTP (80, 8080, 443)
rsync (873)
IVP port is configurable
AES67 Audio
DHCP (67, 68)
PTP (319, 320)
mDNS (5353)
IVP (6001)
HTTP (8080)
Network and synchronization
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Setting
The transceiver is shipped with DHCP enabled (default). The transceiver supports static
IP addressing, but if you use a static IP you will need to enter two static IP addresses.
When the transceiver is reset to default it will revert to DHCP mode, and the AES67
Admin interface is set to DHCP.
When budgeting for network bandwidth be aware that the transceiver will take a
bandwidth of 12 Mbps.
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Be aware that in order to achieve reliable DECT sync, your AES67 network has a lower
tolerance of jitter and delay than other AoIP networks.
If the AES67 IP address on the transceiver changes, the device will reboot. This may
take up to 5 mins.
General network and switching rules
The following table lists general system and switch requirements for small, medium and large
configurations.
System
size
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Configuration
Switch requirements
Small
Up to 10 IPTs
Up to three layer-2 hops between the PTP
master and IPTs
Clear-Com AES67 traffic only
DiffServ QoS
Medium
10 to 30 IPTs
Up to three layer-2 hops between PTP master
and IPTs
Clear-Com AES67 traffic only
DiffServ QoS
IGMP Snooping
IGMP Querier
Large
More than 30 IPTs
More than four layer-2 hops between PTP
master and IPTs
Mixed network traffic
DiffServ QoS
IGMP Snooping
IGMP Querier
PTP Transparent and/or
Boundary clocks
Beltpack support capacities for FS II IP Transceivers
FreeSpeak II for Eclipse HX supports up to a maximum 64 beltpacks per matrix.
Each FreeSpeak II IP transceiver supports 10 beltpacks within one coverage zone.
When designing the system, determine how many beltpack users will be in or passing through
a given coverage zone. If it will be 10 or fewer users, then place one transceiver in the center
of that area. If it is between 10 and 20 users, place two transceiver next to each other, both
with a direct connection to the FS II Matrix.
If an extra beltpack user goes into a coverage zone with only one transceiver, and that user is
out of range from another transceiver, it will lose connection with the system. This is because
the transceiver has a maximum capacity of up to 10 beltpacks at a time. If one of the existing
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users in that coverage area turns off a beltpack or leaves the area, then the extra beltpack will
find an open slot and will be reconnected with the system.
The proprietary technology within FS II permits the beltpack user to go between coverage
zones created by different transceivers connected to the Matrix, and for the system to hand
over the communication between beltpack and Matrix from one transceiver to the next one.
Thus, a larger, customizable communications area may be designed.
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Coverage areas under various conditions
Just as with any other product communicating with radio waves, the effective distance
between the beltpack and the transceiver (the range) will differ depending on the particular
environment in which it is being used. Radio waves can be attenuated by walls, floors, ceilings,
trees, shrubbery, the human body (such as an audience), and numerous other objects. They can
be reflected and/or stopped by metallic objects such as structural beams, safety doors, lighting
equipment and truss, bodies of water, and so on.
Under ideal conditions, the maximum range between an FS II beltpack and a transceiver is 500
metres. Typical distances are between approximately 50 metres (about 160 feet) and 150
metres (about 485 feet), depending on the particular environment.
As the transceiver requirements for a particular installation are being determined, keep in mind
both the number of beltpack users who will be working in a particular area (based on the 10
beltpack capacity of each transceiver), and the layout and potential RF attenuating and
reflecting items in the location. Be conservative in distance estimates to make sure that
enough transceivers are included to provide the necessary coverage for the installation.
Remember that additional transceivers may be added to a Matrix.
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FS II Transceiver setup rules and tips
Keep the following general rules and tips in mind:
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Keep transceivers high (typically, though lower placements away from interfering
objects can at times be beneficial) and line-of-sight.
Keep them away from larger metallic objects and surfaces, and from lighting truss.
Transceiver coverage is circular so put the transceivers in the center of the area in which
coverage is required.
When overlapping the coverage zones of transceivers to create larger continuous
coverage areas, test the in-between areas with a beltpack for potential areas of low RF
signal; adjust the positioning of the transceivers as needed.
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Because of potential body shielding during movement, it is useful to place two
transceivers in different locations within larger working areas to minimize low-level
signals and potential signal dropouts.
Going between a larger area and a corridor via a door, especially a heavy or shielded
one, or where the walls are thick, place a second transceiver in the corridor near the
doorway to assure continuous coverage.
Spare parts
The IP Transceiver has the following spare parts.
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Operating the FS II Transceiver
This chapter describes the FS II Transceiver that connects to an E-Que card in the matrix. For
information about the FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver, see Operating the FS II IP Transceiver (IPT)
on page 55.
The FS II transceivers form the transmission link between the FS II beltpacks and the matrix. It
has internal omnidirectional (all directions/circular coverage) transceivers. Multiple units are
used to support the beltpacks and to create larger, customized coverage areas. Each transceiver
is connected to the E-Que card on the matrix, either directly or via a PD2203 splitter.
The unit has two methods of fixing:
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IP rating (Protection Marking)
The transceiver has an IP rating of IP53 so it can be mounted outside and will be resistant to
weather conditions.
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Feature Description
USB connector. Used to upgrade the firmware in the FS II-TA.
Matrix connector. This RJ-45/etherCON connector is used to connect the bidirectional signal from the matrix, directly or via the splitter. Up to 800 metres
(2625 feet) of 4-pair 24AWG shielded Ethernet cable (CAT5/5e/6) can be used
for this connection between matrix and transceiver. If 26AWG cable is used the
maximum distance is 400 metres (1312 feet).
DC in power connector. This connector is used to locally power the transceiver
with the supplied universal power supply. Use of local power is required when the
transceiver is located more than 100 metres (328 feet) from the matrix or the
splitter, and is recommended even when the transceiver is closer whenever it is
available and convenient.
Data signal/Power LEDs. This amber LED indicates that a connection has been
established between the matrix and the transceiver, and that it is actively creating a
coverage zone within which the beltpacks can operate.
A flashing amber LED indicates that a data connection has been established with
the matrix. A solid amber light shows that there is a DECT synchronization lock
between the devices. A solid light is required for normal operation of the system.
Power LED. This LED indicates that the transceiver is receiving power, either from
its local power supply or from the connected CAT-5 cable (distances up to 100
metres, or 328 feet, from the matrix or the splitter) being powered via the FS II
Matrix.
This light is green for FSII 1.9 GHz devices and blue for FSII 2.4 GHz devices.
Mode button. The mode button is currently not in use.
7.3
Cabling the FS II transceivers
The transceivers can be cabled in two modes:
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Splitter mode – connect to transceiver via splitter (up to 2 splitters; 10 transceivers per
card).
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Note:
A matrix system can support up to four E-Que-HX cards (six for an Omega matrix). This makes
the maximum number of transceivers per system up to 40.
To select a transceiver connection mode, you will need to set the card type in the EHX
software, in Cards and Ports, before connecting the devices.
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Splitter mode
7.3.3
Connect matrix to splitter or transceivers
Once you have set the card type in EHX, run standard Ethernet cable (Cat 5e/6) from the RJ45
connectors on the back of the E-Que card to the ports labeled Matrix on the splitter or
transceiver.
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Connect splitters to transceiver
Run standard Ethernet cable from one of the RJ45 connectors on the splitter to the RJ45
connector labelled Base/Matrix on the transceiver.
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Beltpack support capacities for FS II Transceivers
FreeSpeak II for Eclipse HX (FS II used with a Matrix) will support up to a maximum 50
beltpacks per E-Que-HX card. As the Matrix can support up to 4 E-Que-HX cards, a maximum
of 200 beltpacks can be used, according to conditions.
Each FSII 1.9 GHz transceiver can support five beltpacks within one coverage zone. Each FSII
2.4 GHz transceiver can support four beltpacks within one coverage zone. This reduction is
due to system losses in the 2.4 GHz frequency range. With the omnidirectional transceivers,
the coverage pattern is circular, with a maximum range of up to 500 metres. An average range
will be 50 – 150 metres from the transceiver.
When designing the system, determine how many beltpack users will be in or passing through
a given coverage zone. If it will be five or fewer users, then place one transceiver in the center
of that area. If it is between 6 and 10 users, place two transceiver next to each other, both with
a direct connection to the FS II Matrix or splitter. In larger systems – approaching 20 beltpacks
– it is advisable to allow one transceiver for every 2 to 4 users to ensure smooth handoffs
between transceivers. It is good practice to have each beltpack “seeing” two or more
transceivers, so a minimum of two transceivers in any system is to be considered.
If an extra beltpack user goes into a coverage zone with only one transceiver, and that user is
out of range from another transceiver, it will lose connection with the system. This is because
the transceiver has a maximum capacity of up to five beltpacks at a time. If one of the existing
users in that coverage area turns off a beltpack or leaves the area, then the extra beltpack will
find an open slot and will be reconnected with the system.
The proprietary technology within FS II permits the beltpack user to go between coverage
zones created by different transceivers connected to the Matrix, and for the system to hand
over the communication between beltpack and Matrix from one transceiver to the next one.
Thus, a larger, customizable communications area may be designed.
For more information on the coverage range of the FS II-TA, see 3.5 Determining coverage
areas on page 85.
Note:
For most working systems, Clear-Com recommends a ratio of 2-4 users per transceiver due to
system losses.
7.5
Placing the transceivers and splitters
Note:
You can only use the FS II splitter with FS II transceivers that connect to an E-Que card. You
cannot use the splitter with the FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver.
The next step is to begin placing transceivers and splitters to provide the necessary coverage
areas for all of the beltpacks. The first placements of transceivers and splitters will be
experimental and temporary. After placing the transceivers, walk through the coverage areas to
check for gaps and then re-locate the transceivers accordingly.
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Doing a site survey to determine coverage areas on page 87 Doing a site survey to
determine coverage areas on page 87
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Is there a central place to locate a transceiver so that it will provide omnidirectional (all
directions / circular) coverage?
Are there balcony areas, corridors, or other rooms or areas that will require coverage
with transceivers?
For systems with up to eight transceiver/transceivers, the cable runs will go directly from the
transceiver ports on the rear of the E-Que card. If you need more transceiver/transceivers you
will need to decide where the splitters that feed these will be located.
The E-Que card supports two splitters. Each splitter supports up to 5 transceiver/transceivers
which in turn support up to 5 beltpacks.
For transceiver coverage options see Determining coverage areas on page 85 in this chapter.
7.5.1
Wiring the transceivers and splitters
Note:
You can only use the FS II splitter with FS II transceivers that connect to an E-Que card. You
cannot use the splitter with the FreeSpeak II IP Transceiver.
To wire transceivers and splitters:
1. Make sure that the local power supplies are plugged into the transceivers and splitters.
2. Run 4-pair shielded Ethernet cable from the matrix (the E-Que card) to the transceiver or
splitter, and determine that the transceiver or splitter is showing both power (green) and
signal (amber) LEDs. If the amber data LED flashes, a data link is established, and if the LED
is solid, DECT synchronization is established and the system is ready to use.
The E-Que card will not provide power to the transceivers or splitters.
During the initial system setup, before walking through the system with a beltpack to check
for gaps in coverage, it is wise to avoid “permanently” installing the transceiver/transceivers.
Hold them in place in some temporary way until their optimal position is determined.
Note:
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result in markedly shorter distances of cable runs and other possibly other performance
problems.
7.6
Determining coverage areas
After the transceivers and splitters (if present) have been initially set up proceed to test the
coverage areas and re-locate transceivers and splitters, if necessary, for optimal coverage.
The following figure illustrates some FreeSpeak II coverage scenarios.
Note:
Cells can be completely overlapped for density (by co-locating multiple transceivers).
Cells can be overlapped at boundaries (increases radio coverage).
For most working systems Clear-Com uses a ratio of 3-4 (1.9GHz) or 2-3 (2.4GHz) users per
transceiver. This is to allow seamless roaming in all scenarios.
Note:
Under ideal conditions, the maximum range between an FS II beltpack and a transceiver is 500
metres. Typical distances are between approximately 50 metres (about 160 feet) and 150
metres (about 490 feet), depending on the particular environment.
7.6.1
To determine coverage areas
When the matrix, splitter(s), and transceivers have been placed and wired, turn on an FS II
beltpack (assuming that it has been registered with the system) and walk the coverage area.
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Alternatively, use the Site Survey mode on the beltpack (see Doing a site survey to determine
coverage areas on page 87 below). It is often best to begin with one transceiver in place, and
then place additional units to enhance coverage.
Walk through all of the areas where beltpack users will typically be moving, and note any
areas of weak signal, dropout, or disconnection from the system. Pay special attention to the
overlap areas between transceiver coverage zones, making sure sufficient signal strength is
there from each of the transceivers to make a clean handoff between them for the beltpack.
7.7
Coverage areas under various conditions
Just as with any other product communicating with radio waves, the effective distance
between the beltpack and the transceiver (the range) will differ depending on the particular
environment in which it is being used. Radio waves can be attenuated by walls, floors, ceilings,
trees, shrubbery, the human body (such as an audience), and numerous other objects. They can
be reflected and/or stopped by metallic objects such as structural beams, safety doors, lighting
equipment and truss, bodies of water, and so on.
Under ideal conditions, the maximum range between an FS II beltpack and a transceiver is 500
metres. Typical distances are between approximately 50 metres (about 160 feet) and 150
metres (about 485 feet), depending on the particular environment.
As the transceiver requirements for a particular installation are being determined, keep in mind
both the number of beltpack users who will be working in a particular area (based on the 10
beltpack capacity of each transceiver), and the layout and potential RF attenuating and
reflecting items in the location. Be conservative in distance estimates to make sure that
enough transceivers are included to provide the necessary coverage for the installation.
Remember that additional transceivers may be added to a Matrix.
7.8
FS II Transceiver setup rules and tips
Keep the following general rules and tips in mind:
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Keep transceivers high (typically, though lower placements away from interfering
objects can at times be beneficial) and line-of-sight.
Keep them away from larger metallic objects and surfaces, and from lighting truss.
Transceiver coverage is circular so put the transceivers in the center of the area in which
coverage is required.
When overlapping the coverage zones of transceivers to create larger continuous
coverage areas, test the in-between areas with a beltpack for potential areas of low RF
signal; adjust the positioning of the transceivers as needed.
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Because of potential body shielding during movement, it is useful to place two
transceivers in different locations within larger working areas to minimize low-level
signals and potential signal dropouts.
Going between a larger area and a corridor via a door, especially a heavy or shielded
one, or where the walls are thick, place a second transceiver in the corridor near the
doorway to assure continuous coverage.
Doing a site survey to determine coverage areas
You might want to test coverage areas more extensively before setting up a complete system.
Testing a system in the setting in which it will be located helps to meet operational needs.
Factors in the local setting may affect the areas a system can cover, so it is important to plan a
site setup accordingly.
Doing a complete site survey, as described below, helps to set up an optimal system. You can
do a site survey using a beltpack that is connected to the system or one that is not connected
to the system.
7.9.1
Doing a site survey with a beltpack
1. Link one beltpack to the matrix.
2. Place one connected transceiver in the center of the coverage area.
3. Put the beltpack into Site Survey mode using the beltpack menu. See Operating the
wireless beltpack on page 25. The following figures show the information that the Site
Survey mode displays for connected and unconnected beltpacks.
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Parameter
Meaning
Received Signal Strength
Indication (RSSI)
A measure of the signal strength in a wireless environment. The
higher the value, the stronger the signal.
Frame Error Rate (FER)
A measure of the signal connection quality. The lower the FER,
the better the signal connection.
Link Quality (LQ)
A combined quality metric ranging from 1 (poor) to 5 (high).
4. Walk around the transceiver with the beltpack, monitoring the beltpack signal strength and
quality metrics.
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The signal strength is shown in the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) field.
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The signal strength number will fluctuate, ranging between 0 - 59 as you walk
through the coverage area, and may even fluctuate as you stand still. As a rule-ofthumb the best system performance will be obtained when the signal strength
remains at 30 or above. If the signal strength falls below 30 the beltpack may start
losing audio. This is the limit of the coverage zone.
n
A high Received Signal strength indication and a high Error rate may indicate that
there is another RF system causing interference.
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A beltpack can transmit to a transceiver at a range of approximately 500m in good
conditions.
5. Draw a map of the coverage zone for the transceiver. The coverage zone is the area where
the signal strength, as a rule-of-thumb, is 30 or above and the Line Quality is 3-5.
6. Repeat this process for as many transceivers as necessary to cover the required area.
Overlap coverage zones so that there is no area where the signal strength is below 30, and
no area where the error rate is above a few percent.
7. Adjust the transceiver placement to get the best coverage.
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In some environments you might observe that despite having a high signal strength, the
beltpack consistently reports a high error rate.
This could be due to two things:
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In-band interference from an RF source broadcasting in the DECT area of the spectrum.
This can be verified using a DECT band monitor or by using a Spectrum Analyzer.
Long Delay Spread Multipath, where the signal is bounced off a number of reflective
surfaces, such as metal ceilings, gantries, walkways or other large structures. This
problem is greatest where the reflective surface is large and exists at a range of
distances from the transceiver. To reduce the problem, consider siting the transceiver
where it cannot “see” the reflective surface or installing a reflector close to the
transceiver between it and the reflective surface.
Testing transceiver handoff
After testing the coverage areas for individual transceivers, test the handoff between the
transceivers. When you walk through a coverage area with the beltpack, the beltpack searches
to find the transceiver with the best signal strength, and switches transmission to that
transceiver. Therefore the beltpack continually hands off transmission among transceivers as
you move through the coverage area. You can determine which transceiver the beltpack is
connected to using the EHX configuration.
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To test transceiver handoff, connect any additional transceivers in the installation and walk
through the coverage areas to ensure that the coverage is continuous and complete, without
audio breakups. Reposition transceivers if necessary.
7.9.3
Assigning beltpacks to coverage areas
Transceivers that operate in the 1.9 GHz band will handle up to 5 transceivers at any one time.
Transceivers that operate in the 2.4 GHz band will handle up to 4 transceivers.
Although they can achieve this in good conditions, this may not always be possible for a
number of reasons. First, interference or propagation problems may mean that not all
transceiver slots are available all the time. Second, a beltpack constantly searches for the best
transceiver signal, and may frequently switch transceivers. To make this transmission seamless,
a beltpack maintains the connection to its current transceiver until it is confident that the new
transceiver is functioning well. Therefore, for a short period of time during this transition, a
single beltpack can occupy slots on more than one transceiver.
This means that for zones likely to need coverage for five or more beltpacks simultaneously it
is recommended that a second transceiver is installed. Similarly, for good coverage for nine or
more beltpacks simultaneously, a third transceiver may be required (remember that the 2.4
band will support one less beltpack per transceiver).
7.9.4
Conditions affecting coverage areas
The environment in which a system is located affects the coverage area for any particular
beltpack/transceiver combination. The presence of walls, floors, ceilings, trees, shrubbery,
people, and numerous other items may affect the coverage zone. Metallic objects, safety doors,
lighting equipment, and bodies of water may possibly block transmission. These factors must
be taken into consideration when planning the installation.
7.9.5
Surveying a site in standalone (rigging) mode
You might need to scope a site (check the range and performance of a transceiver) without
connecting to a matrix. To do this, one or two beltpacks and transceiver can be put into
standalone or rigging mode. If you have two beltpacks, they automatically have duplex audio.
To put a beltpack and transceiver into standalone mode:
1. Make sure you have to hand:
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2. Connect the power to the transceiver and at the same time press the black mode button on
the base of the transceiver.
This puts the transceiver in standalone mode, and opens it for pairing to a beltpack.
3. From the beltpack, press the menu key (3 second press) and navigate to System Connect
using the right hand rotary controller on the beltpack.
4. Press button D to see local systems available for connection.
In menu mode the D key on the beltpack operates as SELECT and the C key exits the menu
level and cancels the selection.
5. Scroll through available systems using the right hand rotary controller.
6. When you have found the transceiver to pair to (it will be showing a ‘P’ to indicate that it
is ready to be paired to the beltpack) press button D to select the transceiver and connect
the beltpack to it.
7. When the beltpack is successfully connected to the transceiver, navigate to Site Survey in
the beltpack menu and monitor the range and performance of the transceiver. For more
information on Site Survey functionality see Doing a site survey with a beltpack on page
87.
7.10
Registering beltpacks
Before you can use a beltpack, you must first register it with the FreeSpeak II system. The
beltpacks can be registered to an Eclipse matrix (Omega, Median or Delta) using Eclipse HX
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software (EHX).
You can register the beltpacks using a USB cable or over the air (OTA).
To register FreeSpeak beltpacks with the system see the Eclipse HX Software Configuration
User Guide, 5.59 FreeSpeak II Beltpacks.
7.11
Upgrading FS II Transceiver firmware
You can upgrade the transceiver firmware by:
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Upgrading by USB connection
1. Connect the transceiver to a USB port on the computer running the EHX software.
2. Select Tools > Apply Wireless Firmware Via USB.
3. Browse to the location of the upgrade file, and then select Update Firmware.
The upgrade file is downloaded to the transceiver.
Note:
You can connect more than one transceiver to the computer if you have multiple USB ports.
The units will be upgraded sequentially.
7.13
Upgrading by wireless connection
1. Right-click on the Frame in the Layout window, and then select Firmware > Update
Firmware. The Update Firmware Wizard appears.
2. Select Next. The following screen appears:
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3. Select the Wireless radio button.
4. Select Next, and then browse to the upgrade file (.fww) and select Open. The upgrade
file is loaded to the transceiver, and the transceiver restarts.
You can track the status of the download in the EHX Event Log.
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Using the FreeSpeak II Base splitter (FSII-SPL)
The FreeSpeak II Base transceiver splitter is a device that connects up to five transceivers to a
FreeSpeak Base (both FreeSpeak I and FreeSpeak II, 1.9 and 2.4 systems) or an Eclipse matrix.
Using the splitter, audio can be routed from the Base to transceivers either via Cat5/6
Ethernet cable (RJ45) or a Fiber connection.
8.1
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Configuration using a splitter with fiber connection
The transceiver connections are switched between RJ45 and Fiber routing using dip switches
set inside the splitter.
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Note:
When using Fiber, you must install Fiber modules. See link below.
Note:
When using the splitter with third party routing devices, transceiver synchronisation data is not
passed. In this case, you need to set the splitter to 'local synch' mode. This is done by setting
the splitter dip-switch no. 6 to OFF.
For more information, see:
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Splitter (FSII-SPL) rear connectors
See also:
Splitter (FSII-SPL) front panel on page 97
Using the FreeSpeak II Base splitter (FSII-SPL) on page 94
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8.4
Splitter (FSII-SPL) front panel
See also:
Splitter (FSII-SPL) rear connectors on page 96
Using the FreeSpeak II Base splitter (FSII-SPL) on page 94
8.5
Using a transceiver with a fiber connection
You may wish to connect a FreeSpeak II Base to a splitter (FSII-SPL) using Fiber. In this case,
you need to install Fiber modules to the Base and the splitter.
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Modules are available for single mode Fiber cable (HLI-SMFO) and multi-mode Fiber
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Install Base Station Fiber module.
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Install splitter Fiber module.
Once the modules are installed, the Base Station and the splitter can be cabled with the
correct Fiber cable (single mode or multi-mode depending on existing cabling). You will see
the Base Connection indicator on the front of the splitter change from RJ45 to Fiber.
You must also set the transceiver port to Fiber in the Core Configuration Manager. Navigate to
Device>Station>Transceiver ports.
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8.6
Splitter software version (FSII-SPL)
Splitter software is not usually user upgradable, but if necessary you can find out the splitter
software version (usually for system diagnostic purposes) by connecting to the splitter with a
PC and using a serial console emulator such as Tera Term.
8.6.1
How to find out splitter software version
1. Remove the covering panel (two screws) on the base of the splitter to access a USB
(micro) port next to the dip switch settings.
2. Connect the splitter to a PC using a USB A to micro B cable.
3. Allow windows to install a USB com port driver (this should be automatic).
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4. Using a serial console emulator (such as Tera Term), input serial console settings.
5. Open the serial console. Press the space bar and the splitter will output its software
version as shown.
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9
Specifications
9.1
FreeSpeak II beltpack
Specification
Value
Beltpack Frequency Response
100 Hz to 7.1 kHz
Beltpack Assignment-Select
Buttons
2, used to edit beltpack menu options
Number of sumultaneous FullDuplex Audio Paths
Up to 7 including Reply Key and two PTT keys. Only four
with individual level control.
Level/Talk Controls
2 top-mounted rotary encoders
Headset Connector
XLR-4M, Clear-Com standard
Headphone Impedance
≥32 ohm
Microphone Type
Dynamic or electret, selectable in beltpack menu
Input Level
70 to -40 dBu
Electret headphone voltage
2.3V
Microphone and Headset
Limiters
Selectable in beltpack menu
Powering
Li-Ion Battery, 3 AA alkaline cells
Latency for E1
Latency for AES67
Battery Charging
In unit, via 5-way AC60 charger
Battery Life
Approximately 18 hours
500 m from transceiver in line-of-sight conditions; 50 m
Range from Single FSII-TCVR-19 indoors;
Transceiver
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Approx. dimensions
38 x 130 x 100 mm (dwh) (1.5 x 5 x 3.75 inches)
Weight (with batteries)
Approx. 400g (9 oz)
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FreeSpeak IP Transceiver
Specification
9.3
Value
Beltpacks supported per transceiver
10 in one cellular zone
Transceiver transmission range
Up to 500 m (1475 ft.), line of sight
Local powering
12VDC power supply or 5V (USB) or 48V PoE
SFP module
1GB (1000Base), <250mA maximum current draw
Connection to matrix
RJ45
Mounting
Four fixing holes
Dimensions
60 x 180 x 220 mm (dwh)(2.4 x 7.0 x 8.7 inches)
Weight
Approx. 460g (16.1 oz)
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Value
Beltpacks Supported Per Transceiver FS II 1.9
GHz devices
Five in one cellular zone
Beltpacks Supported Per Transceiver FS II 2.4
GHz devices
Four in one cellular zone
Transceiver Transmission Range
Up to 500 m (1475 ft.), line of sight
Maximum Distance, Matrix to Transceiver Via
Matrix Port
800 m (2625 ft.) using shielded 24
AWG cable
400 m (1312 ft) using shielded 26
AWG cable
Local Powering
24VDC power supply
Connection to matrix
RJ-45
Mounting
Three fixing holes
Dimensions
50 x 140 x 175 mm (dwh)
(2.0 x 5.5 x 6.9 inches)
Weight
Approx. 460g (16.1 oz)
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FreeSpeak II Transceiver Splitter
Specification
Value
Number of Transceivers Supported
10
Number of Splitters Per Card
Two
Connection Between Matrix and Splitter
4-pair shielded CAT5 cable with RJ-45
Connection Between Splitter and Transceiver 4-pair shielded CAT5 cable with RJ-45
Powering of Splitter
9.5
Locally powered using external power supply
Transmission method
Specifiction
Value
Method of
RF
Operation
DECT and ISM standards, using two DECT bands per beltpack
Modulation
GFSK
FSII 1.9 GHz
Frequencies 1880–1900 MHz (Europe)
of
1920 – 1930 MHz (North America)
Operation
FSII 2.4 GHz
2400–2480 MHz (Europe and North America)
9.6
Maximum
RF Output
250 mW burst, average level 2 - 4 mW (Europe)
100 mW burst, average level 2 - 4 mW (US)
Theory of
Operation
Dynamic allocation of frequencies and handoff of beltpacks among the
transceivers up to their individual limit of up to 10 connected beltpacks at a
time; each beltpack is assigned a virtual port within the matrix.
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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Regulatory compliance
Applicant Name: Clear-Com LLC
Applicant Address: 1301 Marina Village Pkwy, Suite 105, Alameda CA 94501, United States
Manufacturer Name: Clear-Com LLC
Manufacturer Address: 1301 Marina Village Pkwy, Suite 105, Alameda CA 94501, United
States
Country of Origin: USA
Brand: Clear-Com
Caution: All products are compliant with regulatory requirements detailed in this document
when the user follows all installation instructions and operating conditions per Clear-Com
specifications
Caution: Use of accessories and peripherals other than those recommended by Clear-Com may
void the product's compliance as well as the user's authority to operate the equipment.
10.1
FCC Notice
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.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communication. Operation of this equipment in a residential area
is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Clear-Com, LLC, an HM Electronics, Inc.
company could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
10.2
FCC/IC/EC RF Exposure Warning
- This product complies with FCC/IC/EC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment.
- This product may not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other transceiver or
transmitter.
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- The beltpack has been tested to comply with FCC/IC/EC RF Exposure requirements in bodyworn position. Use of third party clips or holsters with the beltpack may not ensure compliance
with FCC/IC/EC RF exposure requirements and should be avoided.
- To comply with FCC/IC/EC RF exposure requirements, the Antenna/Transceiver unit must
be installed and operated at least 20 cm (8 inches) from any person.
10.3
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class[A] digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts
de licence. L’exploitation est soumise aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interféence, et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interféence radioéectrique subie, mêe si l’interféence est
susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
Cet éetteur exempt de licence est éuipéd’une antenne intéré. Cet éetteur exempt de licence
n’est pas autoriséàfonctionner avec une autre antenne.
Cet appareil numérique de la class[*] est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
10.4
Korean Notice
A급 기기 (업무용 방송통신기자재)
이 기기는 업무용(A급)으로 전자파적합기기로
서 판매자 또는 사용자는 이 점을 주의하시기
바라며, 가정외의 지역에서 사용하는 것을 목
적으로 합니다.
10.5
KCC 2.4Ghz warning
해당 무선설비는 전파혼신 가능성이 있으므로 인명안전과 관련된 서비스는 할 수 없음
10.6
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The CE marking indicates compliance with the following directives and standards, whenever
applicable to the product in question.
Directives:
- Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU
- Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU
- Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU
- RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
Standards:
- EN55022/EN55032
- EN55024
- IEC/EN60950-1
- EN300328
- EN301406
- EN301489
- EN50581
Warning:
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
10.7
Taiwan Statements
Taiwan NCC statement:
經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻
率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象
時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法
規定作業之無線電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療
用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾
Taiwan BSMI statement:
R45131
RoHS
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10.8
Customs Union EAEU
Russia
Regulatory Models for FSII System Products covered in this User Guide Manual
Regulatory model numbers:
Beltpack 2.4Ghz: BP2G4A
Beltpack 1.9Ghz: BP1G9
Transceiver 2.4Ghz: XCVR2G4A (Modular)
Transceiver 2.4Ghz: MER2G4TCVR (end-device)
Transceiver 1.9Ghz: XCVR1G9 (end-device)
Battery Charger: AC60
Battery Pack: BAT60
10.9
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
The European Union (EU) WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU) places an obligation on producers
(manufacturers, distributors and/or retailers) to take-back electronic products at the end of
their useful life. The WEEE Directive covers most Clear-Com products being sold into the EU
as of August 13, 2005. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are obliged to finance the costs
of recovery from municipal collection points, reuse, and recycling of specified percentages per
the WEEE requirements.
Instructions for Disposal of WEEE by Users in the European Union
The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging which indicates that this
product was put on the market after August 13, 2005 and must not be disposed of with other
waste. Instead, it is the user’s responsibility to dispose of the user’s waste equipment by
handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of WEEE. The separate
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collection and recycling of waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve
natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the
environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for
recycling, please contact your local authority, your household waste disposal service or the
seller from whom you purchased the product.
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