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User Guide
VoiceLift®
VoiceLift
Microphone
System
Featuring PVS 405D
PoleVault Digital Switcher
68-2548-01 Rev. A
02 14
Safety Instructions
Safety Instructions • English
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For information on safety guidelines, regulatory compliances, EMI/EMF
compatibility, accessibility, and related topics, see the Extron Safety and
Regulatory Compliance Guide, part number 68-290-01, on the Extron website,
www.extron.com.
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, cuando se utiliza en el producto,
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producto, lo que puede representar un riesgo de descarga eléctrica.
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mantenimiento recogidas en la documentación proporcionada con el
equipo.
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de normativas, compatibilidad electromagnética, accesibilidad y temas
relacionados, consulte la Guía de cumplimiento de normativas y seguridad de
Extron, referencia 68-290-01, en el sitio Web de Extron, www.extron.com.
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совместимости (ЭМП/ЭДС), возможности доступа и других
вопросах см. руководство по безопасности и соблюдению
нормативных требований Extron на сайте Extron: www.extron.com,
номер по каталогу - 68-290-01.
Chinese Simplified(简体中文)
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使用的特性等相关内容,敬请访问 Extron 网站 www.extron.com,参见
Extron 安全规范指南,产品编号 68-290-01。
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규제 준수 안내서, 68-290-01 조항을 참조하십시오.
FCC Class A Notice
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. The Class A limits 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 communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference. This interference must be corrected at
the expense of the user.
NOTE: For more information on safety guidelines, regulatory compliances, EMI/EMF compatibility,
accessibility, and related topics, see the “Extron Safety and Regulatory Compliance
Guide” on the Extron website.
Copyright
© 2014 Extron Electronics. All rights reserved.
Trademarks
All trademarks mentioned in this guide are the properties of their respective owners.
The following registered trademarks, registered service marks, and trademarks are the property of
RGB Systems, Inc., or Extron Electronics:
Registered Trademarks (®)
AVTrac, Cable Cubby, CrossPoint, eBUS, EDID Manager, EDID Minder, Extron, Flat Field, GlobalViewer, Hideaway, Inline, IP Intercom, IP Link,
Key Minder, LockIt, MediaLink, PlenumVault, PoleVault, PowerCage, PURE3, Quantum, SoundField, SpeedMount, SpeedSwitch, System
INTEGRATOR, TeamWork, TouchLink, V‑Lock, VersaTools, VN‑Matrix, VoiceLift, WallVault, WindoWall, XTP, and XTP Systems
Registered Service Mark(SM) : S3 Service Support Solutions
Trademarks (™)
AAP, AFL (Accu‑Rate Frame Lock), ADSP (Advanced Digital Sync Processing), AIS (Advanced Instruction Set), Auto‑Image, CDRS (Class D
Ripple Suppression), DDSP (Digital Display Sync Processing), DMI (Dynamic Motion Interpolation), Driver Configurator, DSP Configurator, DSVP
(Digital Sync Validation Processing), FastBite, FOXBOX, IP Intercom HelpDesk, MAAP, MicroDigital, ProDSP, QS-FPC (QuickSwitch Front Panel
Controller), Scope‑Trigger, SIS, Simple Instruction Set, Skew‑Free, SpeedNav, Triple‑Action Switching, XTRA, ZipCaddy, ZipClip
Conventions Used in this Guide
Notifications
The following notifications are used in this guide:
CAUTION: A caution indicates a situation that may result in minor injury.
ATTENTION: Attention indicates a situation that may damage or destroy the product or
associated equipment.
NOTE: A note draws attention to important information.
Software Commands
Commands are written in the fonts shown here:
^AR Merge Scene,,Op1 scene 1,1 ^B 51 ^W^C
[01] R 0004 00300 00400 00800 00600 [02] 35 [17] [03]
E X! *X1&* X2)* X2#* X2! CE}
NOTE: For commands and examples of computer or device responses mentioned
in this guide, the character “0” is used for the number zero and “O” is the capital
letter “o.”
Computer responses and directory paths that do not have variables are written in the font
shown here:
Reply from 208.132.180.48: bytes=32 times=2ms TTL=32
C:\Program Files\Extron
Variables are written in slanted form as shown here:
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx —t
SOH R Data STX Command ETB ETX
Selectable items, such as menu names, menu options, buttons, tabs, and field names are
written in the font shown here:
From the File menu, select New.
Click the OK button.
Specifications Availability
Product specifications are available on the Extron website, www.extron.com.
Contents
Introduction.................................................... 1
About this Guide.................................................. 1
About the VoiceLift System.................................. 1
System Components....................................... 1
Features.......................................................... 2
Application Diagrams........................................... 3
Features and Operation................................ 5
Functional Overview of the VoiceLift System........ 5
Cable Length................................................... 7
Charging Station.................................................. 7
Microphones....................................................... 8
Pendant Microphone....................................... 8
Handheld Microphone................................... 11
Installing or Replacing the Microphone
Battery......................................................... 13
Charging the Microphone Battery.................. 14
Setting Up and Using the Microphones.......... 16
Adjusting the Microphone Volume.................. 17
Tips for Using the Microphones..................... 19
Receiver............................................................ 19
Integrated DSP.............................................. 20
Receiver Dome and Base Plate..................... 20
Receiver Housing and Back Plate.................. 22
Removing and Replacing the Receiver
Dome........................................................... 23
Special Application: Instant Alert.............. 30
Installing the Receiver (Overview)............. 34
Planning the Installation ................................... 34
Installation Overview.......................................... 36
Stage 1: Installing the Receiver Base and
Housing........................................................ 36
Stage 2: Installing the FF 120 Speakers ........ 37
Stage 3: Installing the PoleVault Switcher....... 38
Stage 4: Connecting the Cables.................... 38
Stage 5: Setting Up the Microphone and
Testing the System....................................... 38
Reference Information: Updating the
Firmware....................................................... 39
Downloading a Firmware File............................. 39
Updating Firmware Using Firmware Loader....... 41
SIS Configuration and Control................... 25
Overview........................................................... 25
Host to Receiver Communications..................... 25
Receiver-initiated Messages.......................... 26
Error Response.............................................. 26
Timeout......................................................... 26
Commands and Responses.............................. 26
Using the Command and Response Table..... 26
Symbol Definitions......................................... 27
Command and Response Table for SIS
Commands...................................................... 28
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Introduction
This section gives an overview of the VoiceLift System, listing its components and
features. Topics include:
•
About this Guide
•
About the VoiceLift System
•
Application Diagrams
About this Guide
This guide discusses the components and operation of the Extron VoiceLift System. For
details on installation procedures, see the VoiceLift System Installation Guide, delivered
with your VoiceLift System.
The following terms are used in this guide:
•
“VoiceLift System” refers to the entire system, which includes the pendant or
handheld microphones, the receiver, and the charging station.
•
“Receiver” refers to the VLR 102 infrared (IR) receiver, which mounts onto a wall or
ceiling.
•
“Charging station” refers to the VLC 202 charger for the microphone.
•
“Microphone” refers to the VLP 202 pendant or the VLH 102 handheld microphone.
About the VoiceLift System
The VoiceLift System is a low-power classroom microphone amplification system (also
referred to as a “soundfield system”) that enables a teacher or presenter to be clearly
heard at a comfortable level throughout the entire room. The pendant or handheld
microphone picks up speech from the teacher or student and transmits it via IR signal
to the receiver. From the receiver, the signal is fed to an Extron PoleVault switcher. The
switcher functions as an amplifier and powers strategically placed speakers to improve
the signal-to-noise ratio of the voice of the speaker to at least +15 dB.
System Components
The VoiceLift System consists of the following components:
•
Microphone (VLP 202 or VLH 102) — The pendant microphone (VLP 202) is worn
by the teacher or presenter on a lanyard around the neck, but can also be handheld
or clipped to clothing if desired. The handheld microphone (VLH 102) cannot be worn
on a lanyard. Each microphone features volume control, a power switch, and an
auxiliary line input connector to feed in a source (such as an MP3 player).
For detailed descriptions of the two VoiceLift microphones, see Microphones on
page 8.
VoiceLift System with PVS 405D • Introduction
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•
Receiver (VLR 102) — The receiver is the main sensor for the VoiceLift System. It
features the following:
•
Captive screw connectors for auxiliary input, RS-232, contact input, and relay
output (see page 21)
•
RJ-45 connectors for power, communication with the PoleVault switcher, and
audio output (see page 20)
•
Two DIP switches that enable or disable the volume change tone and the
auxiliary input mode (see page 20)
•
Charging station (VLC 202) — The microphone charging station contains slots in
which one or two microphones can be placed for their batteries to be recharged. The
charging station is powered by an external power supply (see Charging Station on
page 7).
•
Lightweight microphones — The pendant and handheld microphones are made
of lightweight and impact-resistant polycarbonate material. The pendant microphone
can comfortably be worn around the neck or clipped to clothing.
•
Built-in DSP feedback suppression — The receiver has an integrated digital
signal processor (DSP) that suppresses feedback while maximizing sound quality and
intelligibility. The DSP prevents ringing caused by frequencies cycling out of control
through the microphone and speakers.
•
Two microphones per classroom — The VoiceLift System supports up to two
pendant microphones, or one pendant and one handheld microphone, in each
classroom. The pendant microphone can be used by instructors and students.
•
Power (Mute) buttons — The microphones contain easily accessible buttons on the
sides or front to mute the sound and power the microphone on and off.
•
Volume buttons — On the pendant microphone (normally used by the teacher or
presenter), a Volume button is conveniently located on the side, enabling the teacher
to easily raise and lower the volume during a presentation.
Features
On the handheld microphone (normally used by the student), Volume Up and Down
buttons are located behind the battery cover. These buttons can be used to set the
volume prior to use but cannot be accidentally pressed during the presentation.
•
Instant alert e-mail messaging — The VoiceLift receiver can be wired to enable
the teacher to send e-mail alerts by pressing the microphone Volume button when
assistance is required (see Relay (Rly) port on page 21 and Special Application:
Instant Alert on page 29 for details).
•
Auxiliary line input — An auxiliary input connector on the microphone enables input
from an MP3 player or other source.
•
Battery power — The VLP 202 and VLH 102 microphones are each powered by a
single NiMh or alkaline AA battery. NiMh batteries can be recharged via the VLC 102
or VLC 202 charging station or by a wall charger.
•
Charging station — The VLC 202 desktop charging station holds and recharges up
to two VoiceLift microphones simultaneously.
•
Receiver mounting options — The VLR 102 receiver is compact and can be
mounted on a wall or ceiling, or to a junction box.
VoiceLift System with PVS 405D • Introduction
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Application Diagrams
The following diagrams show possible installations of a VoiceLift System.
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VoiceLift System Diagram
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Figure 2.
VoiceLift System in a Classroom Using a VLH 102 Handheld Student
Microphone
VoiceLift System with PVS 405D • Introduction
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Features and
Operation
This section provides a functional overview of the VoiceLift System and detailed
descriptions of each component and its function. Topics include:
•
Functional Overview of the VoiceLift System
•
Charging Station
•
Microphones
•
Receiver
Functional Overview of the VoiceLift System
The VoiceLift System functions as follows:
The VLP 202 Pendant Microphone or the VLH 102 Handheld Micropnone picks up speech
and transmits it via an IR signal to the VLR 102 IR Receiver. The receiver transmits the
signal to a PoleVault switcher that functions as an amplifier and also powers speakers
placed throughout the room.
Figure 3 on the next page shows the path of the audio signal through the VoiceLift
System.
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FIG_Audio signal path
1
VLP 202
Pendant
Microphone
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VLH 102
Handheld
Microphone
OUT
IN
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Receiver
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3
PoleVault Switcher
INPUTS
OUTPUT
AUDIO OUT
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SIG
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LINK
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Figure 3.
PVT IN
PAGING
SENSOR
+V
HDMI
LINK
INPUT 5
L
PVT IN
R
R
AUX
PVS 405D
VOICELIFT
AMPLIFIED AUDIO OUT
DO NOT
GROUND
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OUTPUTS
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RS-232
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VoiceLift System Connections and Audio Signal Path
a Microphone — The VLP 202 Pendant Microphone or the VLH 102 Handheld
Microphone picks up speech from the instructor and transmits a mono audio signal
via infrared (IR) on the selected channel (2.3 MHz or 2.8 MHz).
b Receiver — The VLR 102 receiver picks up the IR signal from the microphone. The
receiver outputs a balanced -10 dBV line level signal via an RJ-45 connector. The
signal passes to the PoleVault switcher through a shielded twisted pair (STP) cable.
c PoleVault switcher — The PoleVault switcher also functions as an amplifier for the
VoiceLift System. It receives the audio signal from the VLR 102 receiver, amplifies it,
and sends it to strategically placed speakers. The switcher powers speakers placed
throughout the room to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the voice of the speaker
to at least +15 dB.
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Cable Length
The length of the cable from the receiver to the PoleVault switcher can be:
Minimum: 5 feet (1.5 meters)
Maximum: 40 feet (10.2 meters)
Charging Station
The VLC 202 charging station recharges the microphone battery. The charger contains
two slots, enabling two microphones to be charged simultaneously. The charging station is
powered by an external wall power supply (provided).
Wall Charger
OFF/MUTE
ON
Pendant or
Handheld Microphone
1
Figure 4.
2
VLC 202 Charging Station
The VLC 202 charging station has the following connections:
a DC power jack — Connect the 5 VDC, 1 A wall charger from a 110-130 VAC (U.S.)
or XX-240 VAC (international), 50-60 Hz power source to this coaxial center positive
DC jack to provide power to the charging station.
b Microphone slots — Insert one or two microphones into these slots to charge
their batteries. When two microphones are in the charging station, each is charged
independently of the other, and the two can finish charging at different times.
ATTENTION: Do not charge alkaline batteries.
For charging status, check the microphone power LED (see Microphones on page 8 for
the LED location on each microphone).
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Microphones
Pendant Microphone
The VoiceLift VLP 202 pendant microphone operates via IR at two frequencies: 2.3 MHz
on channels A and C, and 2.8 MHz on channels B and D. The microphone picks up
speech and transmits a signal wirelessly to the VLR 102 receiver. The microphone is
powered by one AA NiMh battery (provided), which can be recharged using the VLC 202
charging station, or one AA alkaline battery.
ATTENTION: Do not recharge alkaline batteries.
The VLP 202 pendant microphone has the following controls and connections:
Front, side, and top panels
1
2
3
4
7
6
5
Figure 5.
a — Pwr (power) LED
b — Acoustic audio input port
c — Audio input port (Audio In)
d — Volume button
e — Battery compartment cover
f — Battery compartment
g — Power and mute switch
(Off/Mute/On)
VLP 202 Pendant Microphone Top, Front and Side Panels
a Pwr LED — This bicolor LED indicates the microphone power, volume, and charging
status as follows:
When the microphone is in use:
LED Color
Indication
Green – steady
Power is on and microphone is functioning.
Green – flashing
Volume button is being pressed (volume is changing).
Red – flashing
Low battery (1 hour or less of talk time left)
When the microphone is charging:
LED Color
Indication
Red – steady
Battery charging
Green – steady
Battery fully charged
Red and green – flashing
Alkaline or damaged battery is detected.
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b Microphone acoustic audio input port — The microphone receives the audio
signals via this port. Do not block this port while the microphone is in use.
c Audio input port (Audio In) — Connect an MP3 player or other audio device to this
3.5 mm TRS jack for auxiliary audio line input. When a device is plugged into this port,
its audio is mixed with the signal from the internal microphone.
NOTE: Because the audio input is mixed with the microphone input, pressing the
Volume button on the microphone affects the volume of the audio input device.
However, it is recommended that you use the volume control of the input device
instead of the microphone Volume button to adjust the levels of this audio input.
Tip (+)
Ring (-)
Sleeve ( )
Figure 6.
Pin
Signal
Tip
Left channel
Ring
Right channel
Sleeve
Ground
3.5 mm TRS Connector for Use with the Audio Input Port
d Volume button — This rocker button, containing raised arrows, raises and lowers
the microphone volume (see Adjusting the Microphone Volume on page 17). This
button can also be used to send an IR signal to the receiver to close its relay (Rly)
port in order to trigger an alert (see g Relay (Rly) port on page 21 and the Special
Application: Instant Alert section beginning on page 29 for more information on this
function.)
e Battery compartment cover — Slide this cover down to access the battery and the
Volume buttons.
f Battery compartment — Insert one AA NiMh (provided) or alkaline battery into this
compartment, aligning the + and – poles as indicated inside the compartment. NiCd
batteries can be used but cannot be charged from a VoiceLift charging station. Li-ion
batteries are not supported.
ATTENTION: Do not recharge alkaline batteries.
g Power and mute switch (Off/Mute/On) — Slide this switch up to power on the
microphone. Slide it down to power off or mute the microphone.
NOTE: Always slide this switch to Off before charging the microphone.
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Back panel
1
2
3
Figure 7.
VLP 202 Pendant Microphone Back Panel
a Clip — Use this clip to attach the VLP 202 to clothing or to a lanyard (included). See
Setting Up and Using the Microphones on page 16 to attach the lanyard.
The provided lanyard features:
•
A lanyard lock to retain adjustments to the position of the microphone clipped to
the lanyard.
•
A breakaway clasp that separates and releases the lanyard from around the neck
if it is pulled tight. Place this clasp at the back of your neck when wearing the
pendant microphone.
b Channel selection switch — Use a small screwdriver to turn this rotary switch to
select channel A, B, C, or D when setting up the microphone.
Primary channels A (2.3 MHz) and B (2.8 MHz) are for use by the
instructor or speaker. Secondary channels C (2.3 MHz) and
D (2.8 MHz) are for student use. The secondary channels operate
the same as channels A and B, but the microphone Volume button is
disabled.
A B
C
D
NOTE: When two microphones are used, they must be on different frequencies.
Only channels A and B, A and D, B and C, or C and D can be used together.
c Microphone label recess — Place the appropriate provided sticker in this space to
identify the microphone or the user for whom the microphone has been set up (see
Setting Up and Using the Microphones).
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Handheld Microphone
The VLH 102 Handheld Microphone can be used with the VoiceLift System as an
alternative to the VLP 202 Pendant Microphone. The VLH 102 is best used as a
pass-around microphone for student presentations or a secondary microphone for team
teaching and guest speakers.
The handheld microphone has many of the features of the pendant microphone, including
a power switch and an auxiliary input jack to allow playback from audio devices through
the system. It is powered by one AA NiMh (provided) or alkaline battery. NiMh batteries
can be recharged using the VLC 202 charging station or an external wall charger.
ATTENTION: Do not charge alkaline batteries.
The VLH 102 provides two channels: channel A at 2.3 MHz and channel B at 2.8 MHz.
Unlike the VLP 202, it does not provide channels C and D for disabling the volume control
on the student microphone.
1
5
2
6
HRG
AUDIO IN
4
R
WE
PO
3
9
7
A B
VOLUME
8
Figure 8.
VLH 102 Handheld Microphone
a — Microphone grille
b — Power LED
c — Power switch
d — Audio input port (Audio In)
e — Charging (Chrg) jack
f — Battery compartment
g — Battery compartment cover
h — Volume buttons
i — Channel selection switch
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a Microphone grille — Covers and protects the microphone acoustic port, through
which the VLH 102 receives audio signals. Do not block this grille while the
microphone is in use.
b Power LED — This bicolor LED, located above the Power switch, indicates the
microphone power, volume, and charging status as follows:
When the microphone is in use:
LED Color
Indication
Green – steady
Power is on and microphone is functioning.
Green – flashing
Volume button is being pressed (volume is changing).
Red – flashing
Low battery (One hour or less of talk time is left.)
When the microphone is charging:
LED Color
Indication
Red – steady
Battery is charging.
Green – steady
Battery us fully charged.
Red and green – flashing
Alkaline or damaged battery is detected.
c Power switch — Slide this switch up to power on the microphone and down to
power off or mute the microphone.
NOTE: Always slide this switch to Off before charging the microphone.
d Audio input port (Audio In) — Connect an MP3 player or other audio device to this
3.5 mm TRS jack for auxiliary audio line input. When a device is plugged into this port,
its audio is mixed with the signal from the internal microphone.
NOTE: Because the audio input is mixed with the microphone, pressing the
Volume buttons on the microphone affects the volume of the audio input device.
However, it is recommended that you use the volume control of the input device
instead of the microphone Volume buttons to adjust the levels of this input.
Tip (+)
Ring (-)
Sleeve ( )
Figure 9.
TRS
Signal
Tip
Left channel
Ring
Right channel
Sleeve
Ground
3.5 mm TRS Connector for Audio Input Port
e Charging (Chrg) jack — Connect the wall charger (5 VDC, 1 A) into this DC coaxial
jack to charge the microphone battery, as an alternative to the charging station. A full
charge can take up to 5 hours. Always turn the microphone off before charging it.
f Battery compartment — Insert one AA NiMh (provided) or alkaline battery into this
compartment, aligning the + and – poles as indicated inside the compartment. NiCd
batteries can be used, but cannot be charged from the microphone. Li-ion batteries
are not supported.
g Battery compartment cover — Remove this cover to access the battery and the
volume buttons (see Installing or Replacing the Microphone Battery on the next
page).
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h Volume buttons (inside the battery compartment) — These buttons, marked with >
and <, raise and lower the microphone volume (see Handheld microphone volume
adjustment on page 18). To access these buttons, remove the battery cover (see
Installing or Replacing the Microphone Battery).
NOTE: You can disable the tone by setting the Tone DIP switch on the receiver to
Off (see c DIP switches on page 20).
Pressing and holding both of these buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds sends an
IR signal to the receiver to close its relay (Rly) port. This is typically used to trigger an
alert (see g Relay (Rly) port on page 21 and the Special Application: Instant
Alert section beginning on page 29 for more information on this function).
i Channel selection switch — When setting up the microphone, use
a small screwdriver to turn this rotary switch so that its arrow points
to channel A (2.3 MHz) or B (2.8 MHz). You must remove the battery
cover to access this switch.
A B
NOTE: When two microphones are used, they must be on different frequencies;
in other words, one must be set to channel A and the other to B.
Installing or Replacing the Microphone Battery
A rechargeable AA NiMh battery is provided for each microphone in your system. You can
also use an AA alkaline battery. Additional replacement batteries can be purchased locally.
To install or replace the battery:
1. Remove the battery cover.
•
Pendant microphone: Slide the cover downward until its two tabs are free of
their slots and lift the cover off.
•
Handheld microphone:
a. Slide the battery cover downward until it stops.
b. Lift the cover up and off the microphone.
Positive
Terminal
A B
VOLUME
VLP 202
VLH 102
Figure 10. Removing the Microphone Battery Covers
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2. Place the battery in the compartment, aligning the + and – poles as indicated inside
the compartment (the positive terminal is at the bottom).
3. Replace the battery cover.
•
Pendant microphone:
a. Place the cover onto the microphone so that the battery is covered.
b. Slide the cover upward until the two tabs at the top of the cover
snap into the slots on the microphone.
•
Handheld microphone:
a. Align the tabs on both sides of the cover with the two slots on
the outer edges near the bottom of the microphone (see the
illustration at right).
b. Press the cover until the tabs snap into the slots.
c. Slide the cover upward into place (you may need to press firmly).
Charging the Microphone Battery
A B
VOLUME
The microphones can be charged by the following methods:
•
In the VLC 202 charging station
•
Using the provided wall charger (VLH 102 only)
Slots
Using the charging station
The VLC 202 charging station provides a convenient way to charge the microphone
battery overnight or between uses. The charging station can charge two microphones
simultaneously, and the microphones can start and finish charging at different times.
The microphone battery requires up to 5 hours to charge fully in order to provide a full
day of use. It is safe to charge for extended periods, such as winter or spring breaks.
However, it is recommended that you store the microphone out of the charger.
CAUTION: Risk of explosion. Do not replace the battery with an incorrect type.
Use only NiMh or alkaline batteries.
ATTENTION:
• Do not recharge alkaline batteries.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions provided on the battery
packaging.
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To charge the microphone using the charging station:
1. Turn off the microphone by sliding the power switch to Off.
NOTE:The microphone should be turned off before charging. However, if it is
inadvertently left on, the microphone continues to charge, but at a slower rate. If
the microphone is on when placed in the charger, its power LED lights red.
R
PW
ON
ron
Ex
OFF/MUTE
OFF/MUTE
n
ON
tro
VLP 202
VLH 102
Figure 11. Sliding the Microphone Power Switch to Off
2. Plug the wall charger into a 110-130 VAC (U.S.) or XX-240 VAC (international) power
source.
3. Connect the charger cable to the charging station power jack.
Figure 12. Wall Charger Cable and Charging Station Power Jack
4. Place the microphone in one of the slots in the charging station, with the charging
contacts on the bottom of the microphone facing down. Charge until the Pwr LED
lights green (this takes up to 5 hours).
PW
R
Charging Contacts on Pendant
Microphone Bottom Panel
Ex
OFF/MUTE
n
ON
tro
Charging Contacts on Handheld
Microphone Bottom Panel
Figure 13. Charging Contacts on the Microphones
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Using the wall charger — VLH 102 only
An alternative method of charging the handheld microphone is to plug the provided
wall charger into a 110-130 VAC (U.S.) or XX-240 VAC (international) power outlet, and
connect its cable to the microphone Charge jack as shown in figure 14. Charge until the
Pwr LED lights green (this takes up to 5 hours).
Wall Charger
Power LED
VLH 102
Figure 14. Connecting the Wall Charger to the Handheld Microphone
Setting Up and Using the Microphones
Follow these steps to set up the VLP 202 Pendant Microphone or the VLH 102 Handheld
Microphone and use it in a classroom:
1. Set the channels on the teacher and student (if applicable) microphones, using the
rotary switch (located on the back of the VLP 202 below the product label and behind
the battery cover of the VLH 102). Channels A and C are at 2.3 MHz, and channels B
and D are at 2.8 MHz. (The VLH 102 has only channels A and B.)
NOTE:Each microphone in the system must be set to a different frequency. For
example, on the pendant microphone A and B, A and D, B and C, or C and D
can be used together.
If the students will use a pendant microphone, it is recommended that the
channel be set to C or D. On these channels, the Volume button is disabled to
prevent inadvertent volume resets.
2. Apply the appropriate label sticker to the microphone. For example, if
your microphones have been set to channels A and B, place the Mic 1
(red) label on the microphone that is using channel A. Place the Mic 2
label (green) on the microphone using channel B.
NOTE: A recessed space is provided on the back of the pendant
microphone, below the channel adjustment switch. No location
is specified for the handheld microphone.
Teacher
Mic 1
Student
Mic 2
33-1694-01 A 08 08
3. Verify that the battery is installed (see Installing or Replacing the Microphone
Battery on page 13) and charged (see Charging the Microphone Battery on
page 14).
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4. (Pendant microphone only) Attach the lanyard (provided) to the microphone clip (a)
and place the lanyard around your neck. The microphone should hang approximately
4 inches (10.2 cm) below your chin. Use the lanyard cord lock (b) to make
adjustments to the length.
Breakaway
Clasp
Microphone
Clip
a
~ 4" (10.2 mm)
PWR
Slide Lanyard
Lock Under Clip
OFF/MUTE
n
ON
Extro
Lanyard
Lock Clipped
in Place
b
Lanyard
Figure 15. Using the Lanyard with the Microphone
5. Turn the microphone power on by sliding the power switch up to the On position.
6. Speak in a normal tone of voice. If necessary, adjust the volume level (see “Adjusting
the Microphone Volume”).
7. When finished, or at the end of the day, turn the microphone off by sliding the power
switch down to the Off position.
8. Return the microphone to the charging station or connect it to the wall charger. Make
sure that the microphone is turned off before charging it.
ATTENTION: Do not recharge alkaline batteries.
Adjusting the Microphone Volume
Pendant microphone volume adjustment
To adjust the volume on the VLP 202 Pendant Microphone, use the Volume rocker button
on the left side as follows:
•
Press the top section of the button (marked with a raised >) to raise the volume.
•
Press the bottom section of the button (marked with a raised <) to lower the volume.
Up
>
Down
Figure 16. Adjusting the Volume on the Pendant Microphone
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When this button is pressed, the receiver produces a tone and the Pwr LED blinks.
NOTES:
• You can disable the tone by setting the Tone DIP switch on the receiver to Off (see
c DIP switches on page 21).
• Volume adjustment works only for microphones set to channel A or B (see
figure 17).
Channel Switch
Figure 17. Channel Switch on the VLP 202 Pendant Microphone
Handheld microphone volume adjustment
To adjust the volume on the VLH 102 Handheld Microphone:
1. Remove the battery cover (see Installing or Replacing the Microphone Battery
on page 13 for the procedure).
2. Press the Up (>) or Down (<) button, located below the battery compartment, to
raise or lower the volume.
A B
VOLUME
A B
VOLUME
Figure 18. Volume Buttons on the Handheld Microphone
3. Replace the battery cover (see Installing or Replacing the Microphone Battery
for the procedure).
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Tips for Using the Microphones
•
Speak in a normal tone of voice. When the microphone is set properly, your voice is
amplified above ambient room noise.
•
Turn the microphone off while having private conversations.
•
Charge the microphone battery every night. A fully charged battery will last the entire
school day.
NOTE: Always turn the microphone off before charging.
•
If you are experiencing intermittent audio problems:
•
Check the batteries and replace them if necessary. NiMH and alkaline batteries
are supported.
CAUTION: Risk of explosion. Do not replace the battery with an
incorrect type. Use only NiMh or alkaline batteries.
ATTENTION:
• Do not recharge alkaline batteries.
• Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions provided on the
battery packaging.
•
Do not set more than one microphone to the same channel in a system.
•
Ensure that there are no obstructions between the microphone and the receiver.
Receiver
The VoiceLift VLR 102 Receiver receives infrared signals from the VoiceLift VLP 202
Pendant Microphone. The receiver outputs a balanced -10 dBV line level signal via an
RJ-45 connector.
Ceiling Tile
Cables
Housing and Base Plate
Base Plate with Connectors
Dome
Figure 19. The VLR 102 Receiver
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Integrated DSP
Digital signal processing (DSP) is a specialized circuit that processes audio signals that
have been converted to digital form. The VLR 102 Receiver has a built-in DSP that
suppresses feedback while maximizing sound quality and intelligibility.
As feedback occurs, up to 15 dynamic filters engage, automatically detecting and
eliminating unwanted feedback frequencies. The dynamic filters are notch filters, providing
up to 30 dB of attenuation for feedback frequencies caused by high microphone levels,
room resonance, or proximity of the microphone to a speaker.
The DSP retains a maximum of 10 filters. After a period of 2 minutes, if the number of
filters is greater than 10, the oldest filters begin to slowly release until the number of
dynamic filters in use equals 10. This process assures that five filters are always available
in case of unexpected feedback (see the VoiceLift System Installation Guide to set the
dynamic filters).
Receiver Dome and Base Plate
The tinted sensor dome filters ambient light but lets the IR signals from the microphone
pass through to the sensors. The dome is attached to the receiver base plate by four tabs
that are inserted into slots on the base plate.
8
IN
1
OUT
2
AUX IN
CTC
IN
+
RS-232
Tx Rx
O 1
N
RLY
NO C
2
CTS-2
TONE
3
MIX
7
4
5
6
Figure 20. VLR 102 Receiver Base Plate
a — Input (In) port
b — Output (Out) port
c — Mix and Tone DIP switches
d — $S-232 configuration port
i — Dome LED
e — Auxioiary input (Aux In) port
f — Contact input (CTC) port
g — Relay (Rly) port
h — Tab with arrow
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a Input (In) port — If using a secondary receiver, connect a shielded twisted pair (STP)
cable from this RJ-45 connector to the output port of the secondary device (consult
your Extron sales representative for information on secondary receivers).
b Output (Out) port — Connect an STP cable from this RJ-45 connector to the
PoleVault switcher to provide the following:
•
Power from the PoleVault switcher to the receiver
•
Communication with the switcher to pass on carrier detection, relay, and contact
closure information
•
Output of a balanced -10 dBV line level audio signal
c DIP switches
•
Mix switch ­— This switch should remain in the Off (down) position. If it is left in
the On position (up), noise may be introduced into the system.
•
Tone switch — Enables and disables the tone generated when the microphone
volume is changed. As the microphone volume increases, the level of the tone
increases also. The default state for this switch is On.
d RS-232 configuration port — This port allows firmware upgrades and gain
adjustments to be performed via SIS commands (see the SIS Configuration and
Control section beginning on page 24). An IP Link device such as the PVS 405D can
be connected to this port to monitor the status of the receiver. The default protocol for
this port is:
• 38,400 baud
• 8 data bits
• 1 stop bit
• No parity
• No flow control
e Auxiliary input (Aux In) port — Not supported on the PVS 405D
f Contact input (CTC) port — Connect this two-pole captive screw connector to a
contact closure device such as a push-button or a motion sensor. g Relay (Rly) port — This relay port allows control of items such as lighting. If
connected to a digital I/O port of an MLC control panel, this port can be used to set
up an instant alert (see the Special Application: Instant Alert section beginning on
page 29).
The default state for this port is normally open. To trigger the relay, hold down both
parts of the Volume rocker button on the pendant microphone, or hold down both
Volume buttons on the handheld microphone, simultaneously for 3 seconds. When
the relay is closed, the LED in the center of the receiver dome flashes, alternating
between amber and green. The relay returns to an open state 10 seconds after the
Volume buttons are released. The contact rating for this port is 24 V, 1 A.
NOTE:The microphone must be on channel A or B for the Volume buttons to
trigger the relay.
h Tab with arrow — This tab contains an arrow etched into the side of the dome. To
attach the dome to the housing, align this arrow with the raised arrow on the rim of
the housing, then rotate the dome clockwise (see Removing and Replacing the
Receiver Dome on page 23).
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i Dome LED — Located in the center of the receiver dome, this LED indicates power,
carrier detection, and relay status (see the following table).
9
Figure 21. Status LED on the Receiver Dome
LED Color
Indication
Off
Power is off.
Green
Microphone is detected (channel A or B).
Green and amber flashing
Relay is closed.
Amber
No microphone is detected.
Receiver Housing and Back Plate
The receiver housing surrounds and protects the base plate and connectors. It contains
knockouts that can be removed to accommodate a raceway, if desired. The metal back
plate is attached to the housing, and contains two knockouts that can be removed as
necessary to accommodate conduits. The housing has tabs that insert into slots in the
dome. A 1/8 clockwise turn secures the housing to the dome.
1
2
a — Conduit knockouts
b — Raised arrow
c — Raised dot
d — Raceway knockouts
3
4
Figure 22. VLR 102 Receiver Housing and Metal Back Plate
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a Conduit knockouts — These circular knockouts are scored into the back plate to
accommodate an electrical conduit, if needed. The unit is delivered with one of these
knockouts removed. The other knockout can be removed if desired.
b Raised arrow — To attach the dome to the housing, line up the raised arrow on
the housing rim with the arrow etched on the dome. Rotate the dome clockwise to
secure it (see Removing and Replacing the Receiver Dome).
c Raised dot — To secure the dome to the housing, turn the dome clockwise until the
arrow on its tab lines up with the raised dot on the housing rim (see Removing and
Replacing the Receiver Dome).
d Raceway knockouts — This combination knockout fits two sizes of raceways that
can be connected when the receiver is mounted on a wall or other hard surface. The
knockouts fit common types of raceways, such as the Wiremold® 500/700 and 2400
series.
21/32 inch
(16.7 mm)
17/32 inch
(13.5 mm)
3/4 inch
(19.1 mm)
7/8 inch
(22.2 mm)
3/4 inch
(19.1 mm)
1 29/32 inch
(48 mm)
Figure 23. Examples of Raceways That Can Be Used with the Receiver
Removing and Replacing the Receiver Dome
After having installed and used the VoiceLift microphone for some period of time, you
may want to make changes to the receiver connections (such as adding an auxiliary input
device) or the DIP switch settings. To make these changes, you must detach the dome
from the housing to access the base plate.
To remove, reconfigure, and reattach the receiver dome:
1. Pull any new cables to the receiver location that will be connected to the receiver.
2. Grasp the receiver dome firmly and turn it counterclockwise until it stops.
3. Pull the dome away from the housing, being careful not to disconnect any of the
connectors.
4. Make any desired changes to the connections or DIP switch settings on the receiver
base panel.
5. Place the dome onto the housing, aligning the etched arrow on the dome tab with the
raised arrow on the rim of the housing.
6. Turn the dome clockwise until the dome snaps into place and the arrow on the
tab aligns with the raised dot on the housing rim (see figure 22 on page 22 and
figure 24 on the next page).
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FIG_Removing receiverFIG_Attaching receiver dome to housing
Receiver
Housing
Tab
Arrow
Dot
Tab
Twist to
Lock
Align
Arrows
Arrow
Receiver
Dome
Figure 24. Attaching the Receiver Dome to the Housing
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SIS Configuration
and Control
This section describes the serial connection through which the Extron Simple Instruction
Set (SIS) commands can be issued from your host to the VLR 102. It also provides a list
and descriptions of the commands that are available for configuring and controlling the
VoiceLift System. Topics include:
•
Overview
•
Host to Receiver Communication
•
Commands and Responses
Overview
The VoiceLift VLR 102 Receiver can be controlled via a host computer that is connected
to the RS-232 control port on the receiver. You can issue SIS commands via the
computer RS-232 interface using a communication software program such as Extron
DataViewer or HyperTerminal. SIS commands are available for you to do the following:
•
Upload firmware
•
Obtain information and status for VoiceLift ports and system components
•
Adjust the volume for a specific channel
Default protocol for the VoiceLift receiver RS-232 port:
•
•
•
38400 baud
No parity
8 data bits
•
•
1 stop bit
No flow control
Host to Receiver Communications
SIS commands consist of one or more characters per field. No special characters are
required to begin or end a command sequence. When the VLR 102 determines that a
command is valid, it executes the command and sends a response to the host device.
All responses from the receiver to the host end with a carriage return and a line feed
(CR/LF = ]), which signals the end of the response character string. A string is one or
more characters.
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Receiver-initiated Messages
When a local event such as a volume adjustment takes place, the VLR 102 responds
by sending a message to the host. No response is required from the host. The
receiver-initiated messages are listed below (underlined). The receiver sends the copyright
and audio level messages when power is cycled to the receiver.
Copyright 20nn, Extron Electronics, VLR 102, Vn.nn, 60-938-01]
Chn X22* * Aud = X$ ]
Vn.nn is the firmware version number, X22# is the microphone channel (A, B, C, or D), and
X$ is the volume level.
The receiver also sends this message when the volume level is changed:
Chn X22* * Aud= X$
Additional messages may be sent by the VLR 102 in response to changes in the contact
closure input state, relay state, or microphone channel selection.
Error Response
When the VLR 102 receives a valid SIS command, it executes the command and sends
a response to the host device. If the receiver is unable to execute the command because
the command is invalid or contains invalid parameters, it returns the following error
response to the host:
E13 – Invalid value (the number is out of range)
Timeout
A pause of 10 seconds or longer between command characters results in a timeout. The
command operation is aborted with no other indication.
Commands and Responses
Using the Command and Response Table
The Command and Response Table for SIS Commands, starting on page 27, lists
valid ASCII command codes, the receiver responses to the host, and a description of the
command function or the results of executing the command. The ASCII to hexadecimal
conversion table below is for use with the command and response table:
Space
ASCII to Hex Conversion Table
•
Upper- and lowercase characters can be used interchangeably in the command field
unless otherwise specified.
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Symbol Definitions
]
}
=
CR/LF (carriage return/line feed) (hex 0D 0A)
= Carriage return (no line feed, hex 0D)
= Space character
= Pipe character (alternative for })
E = <Escape> key (hex 1B)
W
= <Escape> key (alternative for E)
X$
= Audio gain (volume increase) level: 0 through 6
X%
= Attenuation (volume decrease) level: 0 through 6
X^
= On and Off status
0 = off or disable
1 = on or enable
X&
= Audio level: -6 through +6
X1! = Firmware version number (typically listed to two decimal places; for example, n.nn)
X4# = Contact input state
0 = open
1 = closed
X22* = Microphone channel
0 = no carrier
1 = channel A or C
2 = channel B or D
3 = channels A or C and B or D
•
|
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Command and Response Table for SIS Commands
Command
ASCII Command
(Host to Receiver)
Response
(Receiver to Host)
Additional Description
Gain and Attenuation Adjustment
NOTES:
• For the pendant microphone, channel A selections also apply to channel C (student microphone); channel B
selections apply to channel D (student microphone).
• These commands are case-sensitive.
X22* * X$ G
Chn X22**Aud=+X$ ]
2 * 5G
Chn2*Aud=+5 ]
Set audio attenuation
X22* * X% g
Chn X22**Aud=-X% ]
Increment audio gain
X22* +G
Chn X22**Aud=X& ]
Example:
2 * +G
Chn2 * Aud = 4 ]
Decrement audio gain
X22* * -G
Chn X22**Aud= X& ]
View audio volume level
X22* * G
Chn X22**Aud=X& ]
View microphone status
View relay state
S
O
Chn X22* ]
Rly X^ ]
View contact closure input state
]
Sio X4# ]
Set audio gain
Example:
Increase the audio level for mic
channel X22* to X$ dB.
For X22*:
0 = no carrier
1 = channel A or C
2 = channel B or D
3 = channels A and B or C
and D
X$ = 0 to 6 dB
Set the gain (volume level) for
channel B or D to +5 dB.
Decrease the audio level for
channel X22* to X% dB.
X% = 0 through 6 dB
Increase audio volume level
(X&) for channel X22* in
increments of +1 dB. For X22*:
1 = channel A or C
2 = channel B or D
(0 and 3 are not available for
this command.)
X& = -6 through +6
Raise the volume level for
channel B or D by 1 dB (to
4 dB).
Decrease audio volume level
X& for channel X22* in steps of
-1 dB. For X22*:
1 = channel A or C
2 = channel B or D
(0 and 3 are not available. for
this command)
Show audio volume level X&
for channel X22*.
1 = channel A or C
2 = channel B or D
(0 and 3 are not available. for
this command)
Status Checks
Show current channel X22*.
Show status X^ of the Rly port.
For X^:
0 = open
1 = closed
Show status of the CTC
(contact input) port. For X4#:
0 = open
1 = closed
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ASCII Command
(Host to Receiver)
Response
(Receiver to Host)
Request part number
N
60-938-01 ]
Query firmware version
Q or 1Q
X1! ]
Example:
Query factory firmware version
Q
3Q
1.01 ]
X1! ]
Query updated firmware version
4Q
X1! ]
Query DSP firmware version
32Q
X1! ]
Request general information
I or 0I
Mix X^ • Tone X^ ]
Request model name
1I
VLR • 102 ]
E UPLOAD }
...GO ]
RS ]
Command
Additional Description
Information Requests
Show part number of the
VLR 102 receiver.
Show the VLR 102 firmware
version (X1!) to two decimal
places.
Show the original firmware
version that was installed at
the factory. Factory firmware is
not user-replaceable.
Show the version of firmware
(if any) that was uploaded to
the receiver after it left the
factory.
Show the firmware version of
the DSP audio processor to
two decimal places (n.nn).
Show status of Mix and Tone
DIP switches. For X^:
0 = off or disable (down)
Mix: Receiver outputs
microphone and auxiliary
input audio on separate pins.
Tone: Volume change tone
is disabled.
1 = on or enable (up)
Mix: Microphone audio is
mixed with auxiliary input
audio.
Tone: A tone is produced
when volume is changed.
Show the receiver product
name.
Firmware Upload
Upload firmware
Update the VLR 102 firmware.
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Special
Application:
Instant Alert
A useful application for the VoiceLift System is the instant alert. By connecting an
MLC 104 IP Plus controller to the relay port of the VLR 102 Receiver, you can set up
e-mail alerts to be sent out when both parts of the microphone Volume button are
pressed and held for 3 seconds. This section provides instructions for setting up an
instant alert using an MLC 104 IP Plus Controller.
NOTE: This is not a “life safety” feature because it depends on line of sight or
reflection to the receiver.
1. Remove the receiver dome from the housing (see Removing and Replacing the
Receiver Dome on page 23).
2. Wire one of the provided 2-pole captive screw connectors to one end of a
communication cable. Insert the red wire in the left slot of the connector and the
black wire in the right slot and tighten the screws.
3. Plug the connector into the receiver Rly (relay) port. Ensure that the red wire is
connected to the NO (normally open) port and the black wire is connected to the C
(common) port.
Connector to Cable from
the MLC Controller
Figure 25. Communication Cable Connected to the Receiver Relay Port
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NOTE: If the MLC and the PoleVault switcher are using separate power supplies,
ground the C pin of the receiver Rly port to the receiver using a jumper between
the C pin and the ground (_) pin on the contact input (CTC), the auxiliary input
(Aux In), or the RS-232 port.
Figure 26. Jumper Wire Connecting the Receiver Relay Port Common Pin
with the Ground Pin of the Contact Port
4. Pull the communication cable to the MLC 104 IP Plus and insert it into one of the MLC
direct-insertion digital I/O ports as follows:
•
Insert the black wire into the ground port.
•
Insert the red wire into the first available digital I/O port.
Figure 27. Communication Cable Connected to Digital I/O Port 1 and
Ground on an MLC 104 IP Plus Controller
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IN
OUT
Figure 28 shows a wiring diagram of the instant alert application.
AUX IN
+
RS-232
Tx Rx
O 1
N
CTC
IN
RLY
NO C
2
CTS-2
TONE
MIX
Tx
DISPLAY A B C D E
RS-232/IR
COMM LINK
Rx
VLR 102 Receiver
RLY Port
GROUND
IR OUT
+V OUT
GROUND
CM
IR IN
SCP
DIGITAL
I/O
3
GROUND
B
MLS
PWR
RS-232 12V
A
Rx
Tx
GROUND
LAN
PRESS TAB WITH
TWEEKER TO REMOVE
1
2
Digital Input 1
Ground ( )
GROUND
+12V IN
MLC 104 IP Plus
DIGITAL I/O
Port
Figure 28. Wiring for Instant Alert
5. Using Global Configurator on your computer, configure the MLC Digital I/O port for
digital input with pull-up.
Figure 29. Global Configurator Screen for Configuring the MLC Digital I/O
Port
6. Use Global Configurator to configure a monitor to send an e-mail when the MLC
Digital I/O port closes. See the Global Configurator help file for information on how to
configure and monitor the MLC Digital I/O port via Global Configurator.
NOTE: You can download Global Configurator from the Extron website at
www.extron.com.
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7. Test the instant alert notification as follows:
a. Ensure that the MLC 104 IP Plus is connected to the network and powered on.
b. Pendant microphone: Ensure that channel A or B has been selected for the
microphone.
c. Handheld microphone: Remove the battery cover.
d. Press and hold both sections of the Volume button on the pendant microphone or
both Volume buttons on the handheld microphone simultaneously for 3 seconds.
The LED in the receiver dome blinks, alternating amber and green.
Press and hold both
sections of the
Volume button
simultaneously.
A B
VOLUME
VLP 202
Press and hold both
Volume buttons
simultaneously.
VLH 102
Figure 30. Testing the Instant Alert
e. Check for the arrival of the e-mail notification.
8. If necessary, make adjustments to the relay and digital input wiring, the monitor
settings, or the e-mail notification settings.
9. Replace the receiver dome in its housing (see page 23) and replace the battery cover
on the handheld microphone, if applicable.
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Installing
the Receiver
(Overview)
This section provides an overview of the procedure for planning and performing an
installation of the VoiceLift VLR 102 Receiver. For the complete procedure, see the
VoiceLift System Installation Guide, provided with your VoiceLift System.
The following topics are included:
•
Planning the Installation
•
Installation Overview
Planning the Installation
Before you start to install the VLR 102 receiver, there are several major factors that you
must consider in order to ensure that the installation is as smooth and trouble free as
possible, and that the result meets the needs of the users.
VLP 202
Pendant
Microphone
Tx
S
G
R
W
P
EGRAHC
E
r tx
no
NO
/FFO
GHC/ETUM
Extron
FF 120
IN
AUDIO
ER
IN
COMPUT
IN
AUDIO
R
IN
VIDEO
2
AUX
VIDEO
OFF
3
ON
PC
4
CONFIG
IMAGE
MUTE
104
TCP/IP
Network
IP
VLR 102
Receiver
Plenum Flat
Field® Speakers
L
1
VIDEO
DISPLAY
VOLUME
Plus
MLC
PVS 405D
Twisted Pair
Switcher
Extr
on
VLC 202
Desktop Charging
Station
Figure 31. Typical Classroom Installation
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Room factors to be considered should include, but are not confined to:
•
Interference and noise sources
•
Line-of-sight obstructions between microphone and receiver
•
Reflective surfaces
•
Location of the VLR 102 receiver
•
The best location is on the ceiling, at the middle of the classroom.
•
If ceiling mounting is not possible, place the receiver high and centered on the
longest wall.
•
Locations to avoid:
•
Places where line of sight could be obstructed; for example, too close to the
projector
•
Corners of the room
•
On walls at less than 6 feet (1.8 m) or more than 12 feet (3.6 m) up from the
floor
•
Areas that receive direct sunlight
PoleVault A-V Wallplate Location
Potential
VLR 102 IR
Receiver
Locations
Screen or White
Board Location
Instructor Desk
TV / VCR / DVD
Inputs
MLC Controller
Location
Ceiling Mount
Wall Mount
Projector and
Switcher
Location
Speaker
Locations
Student Desks
Figure 32. Example of a Classroom Installation, Top View
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Installation Overview
The installation procedures are outlined in this section. For detailed descriptions and
illustrations of these procedures, see the VoiceLift System Installation Guide.
NOTE: Observe all local and national building and safety codes to ensure that the
installation meets all regulatory codes.
Stage 1: Installing the Receiver Base and Housing
Stage 1a: Installing in a drop ceiling
(See the diagram at right.)
1. Cut a hole 2 to 3 inches (51 to 76 mm) in diameter in the
ceiling tile in which the receiver will be mounted.
2. Align the knockout in the receiver housing back plate with
the hole in the ceiling tile.
3. Insert the ceiling bracket screw through the back plate and
the hole in the ceiling.
4. If needed, attach a conduit to the back plate.
5. Attach the Z-bracket to the end of the screw on the back
side of the ceiling tile. Replace the ceiling tile.
Stage 1b: Installing in a junction box
(See the diagram at right.)
1. Install the junction or ceiling box (not included).
2. Attach the receiver housing to the junction box.
3. If needed, attach a conduit to the junction box.
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Stage 1c: Installing on a wall or other hard surface
(See the illustration at right.)
1. Install a raceway if needed.
2. Mark the mounting screw locations on
the surface, using the receiver housing for
guidance, and drill pilot holes at the marked
locations.
3. If using a raceway, remove the appropriate
knockout from the receiver housing.
4. Mount the receiver housing to the surface.
If using a raceway, position the housing with
the raceway inserted through the knockout.
Stage 1d: Installing on a projector pole
(See the illustration at right.)
1. Attach the required lingth of ¾-inch (19 mm) diameter pole to the
ceiling.
2. Remove a large knockout in the receiver back plate.
3. Mount the receiver housing to the pole using a ¾-inch clamp,
compression, or set screw connector.
Stage 2: Installing the FF 120 Speakers
1. Remove the ceiling tiles where the speakers will be installed.
2. Mark a line 12 inches (30 cm) from and parallel to one of the short edges of the
ceiling tile and cut the tile.
3. Lay a T-rail (supplied) 12 inches (30 cm) from one end of the ceiling T-frame.
4. Remove the terminal cover from the rear of one speaker and attach the anchor ring
and cable clamp to the cover.
5. Place the speaker onto the T-frame and pass the speaker cable through the cable
clamp.
6. Connect the speaker wires to the speaker terminals.
7. Reattach the terminal cover and bend the seismic tabs over the T-rail.
8. Replace the remaining portion of the ceiling tile.
9. Repeat steps 1 through 8 for each speaker to be installed.
10. Terminate the other end of the speaker cable for the PVS switcher.
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Stage 3: Installing the PoleVault Switcher
See the instructions in the PoleVault Systems Featuring the PVS 405D Switcher
Installation Guide, available at www.extron.com, to install the switcher.
Stage 4: Connecting the Cables
1. Set the Mix DIP switch on the receiver dome to Off and the Tone DIP switch to On.
2. Pull the STP cable, and any other cables that will be attached, to the receiver location.
3. Terminate the STP cable with an RJ-45 plug and connect it to the RJ-45 jack labeled
Out on the receiver base (see Receiver Dome and Base Plate on page 20).
4. Connect cables for any additional devices to the receiver (for example, an MLC cable
to the Rly port, a secondary receiver to the RJ-45 In jack, and so on, see page 20).
5. Align the arrow on the dome tab with the arrow on the edge of the housing and attach
the dome to the receiver (see Removing and Replacing the Receiver Dome on
page 23).
6. Pull the cables from the receiver to the PoleVault switcher location.
7. Connect the other end of the STP cable to the PoleVault switcher (for the VLR 102) or
to the RJ-45 In jack (for the VLR 102SR secondary receiver).
Stage 5: Setting Up the Microphone and Testing the System
1. Configure the PoleVault system (see the PoleVault Systems Featuring the PVS 405D
Switcher Installation Guide).
2. Set up the microphone (set the channels, apply the label, insert the battery, and
attach the lanyard).
3. Test the system: power on all devices and test the microphone audio.
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Reference
Information:
Updating the
Firmware
This section provides information on updating the firmware on the VoiceLift System.
Updates to the VLR 102 receiver firmware are made available periodically via the Extron
website. If the need arises, you can replace the receiver firmware via RS-232.
Downloading a Firmware File
To obtain the latest version of VoiceLift System firmware:
1. Visit the Extron website (www.extron.com) and click the Download tab.
2. On the Download Center page, click the Firmware link on the left sidebar menu.
Figure 33. Firmware Link on Download Center Screen
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3. On the next web page, click the letter V in the alphabet displayed across the top or
bottom of the page (see figure 34).
4. On the V page, locate the VLR 102 firmware and click the Download link at right.
Figure 34. VLR 102 Link on the Firmware Download Center Screen
5. On the next page, fill in the required information, then click the button called
Download_vlr102fw_vnxnn.exe (nxnn indicates the firmware version number).
Depending on your browser and Windows version, one of the following appears:
•
A File Download - Security Warning window opens. On this window, click Run.
When a second File Download - Security Warning window opens, click Run on
this window to start the firmware installation wizard.
•
A button containing the name of the firmware file appears at the bottom of the
browser screen. Click this button to display an Open File - Security Warning
window. Click Run on this window to start the firmware installation wizard.
•
A confirmation window appears at the bottom of the browser screen. Click Run
on this prompt to start the installation wizard.
6. Follow the instructions on the installation wizard screens to download and install the
firmware file on your computer. By default, the file is placed:
c:\Program Files (x86) [Windows 7 and later] or Program Files [Windows XP]\
Extron\Firmware\VLR_102\nn.
A Release Notes file, giving information on what has changed in the new firmware
version, and a set of instructions for updating the firmware are also loaded (see
Updating Firmware Using Firmware Loader on the next page).
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Updating Firmware Using Firmware Loader
The Extron Firmware Loader software enables you to upload firmware to the VoiceLift
receiver. If you do not already have this software installed on your computer, you can
obtain it from the Extron website at www.extron.com.
1. If necessary, download the Firmware Loader installer executable file to your computer.
a. On the Extron web page, click the Download tab.
b. On the Download Center page, click Software on the left sidebar menu.
c. Locate the Firmware Loader software and click the Download link at the far right.
d. Follow the instructions on the download screens to save the installer file to your
computer.
e. When ready to install it, locate the Firmware Loader executable file on your
computer and open it.
f. Follow the instructions on the Installation Wizard screens to install Firmware
Loader on your computer. The installer program places the Firmware Loader file,
“FWLoader.exe,” at C:\Program Files [(x86)]\Extron\FWLoader. (If the Extron
and FWLoader folders do not yet exist in your program files folder, the installer
creates them.)
2. Access the Firmware Loader program via your desktop Start menu by selecting:
Start > All Programs > Extron Electronics > Firmware Loader >
Firmware Loader
The Add Device window is displayed in front of the Firmware Loader main window.
3. On the Add Device window, select VLR 102 from the Device Name drop-down menu.
4. From the Connection Method drop-down menu, select one of the following:
•
RS-232: Select this option if the receiver is connected to the host computer via
the receiver RS-232 port.
Figure 35. Add Device Window for an RS-232 Connection
a. From the remaining two drop-down menus, select the appropriate Com port
number for your PC and baud rate for the VLR connection (the default is
38400).
b. Click Connect. If the RS-232 connection is made, VLR 102 appears in the
Connected Devices field, followed by a green check mark.
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•
Pass-Thru (via MLC 104 IP or 226 IP): Select this option if the receiver
is connected indirectly through an MLC 104 IP Plus or an MLC 226 IP via a
PoleVault switcher.
Figure 36. Add Device Window for an MLC Pass-through Connection
a. In the MLC’s IP Address or Hostname field, enter the IP address of the
MLC. Enter the Telnet port number in the Port field (by default, this number
is 23).
b. If a password for the MLC exists, enter it in the Admin Password field.
c. Click Connect. The Connected Device field displays the MLC type and IP
address, the pass-through port number, and VLR 102 as the target device,
followed by a check mark.
d. If you want to edit the pass-through port number, click Edit Port. The port
number becomes a text field, in which you can enter the new port number.
5. (Optional) In the Path field in the New Firmware File (Optional) section, you can enter
the path to the new VLR 102 firmware file on your computer or click Browse to locate
and open the file (by default, the firmware file is placed at C:\Program Files\
Extron\Firmware\VLR_102 when downloaded from the Extron website).
NOTE: You can also locate and add the firmware file on the Firmware Loader
main window.
6. (Pass-through only) Click Add Next if you intend to add more VLR 102 devices to
the Firmware Loader. When you click Add Next, the device you entered on the Add
Device window is displayed on the Firmware Loader window and the Add Device
window continues to be displayed.
7. Click Add to close the Add Device window and display the selected device on the
Firmware Loader window.
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8. If you did not add a firmware file in step 5, on the Firmware Loader window
double-click on <double click to set> in the New Firmware File column (see
figure 37). A Choose Firmware File window opens.
Figure 37. Double-Click to Select the Firmware File
9. On the Choose Firmware File window, locate the firmware file that you want to
upload, select its name, then click Open (see figure 38).
ATTENTION: The file must have an .s19 extension. Uploading the wrong file type
could cause the receiver to stop functioning.
Figure 38. Choose Firmware File Window
The Choose Firmware File window closes. The new firmware file name is displayed
on the Firmware Loader window in the New Firmware File column.
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10. Click Begin to start the uploading process.
While the firmware is being updated, a progress bar in the Total Progress field
shows the status of the upload, while the Transfer Time field displays the time
elapsed and the time remaining in the process. In addition, the percent of the file that
has been uploaded is displayed in the Progress column until the entire firmware file is
uploaded (see figure 39).
Figure 39. Firmware Upload in Progress
When the firmware update is finished, Completed appears above the progress bar,
the Progress field displays 100% and the Status field displays Completed (see
figure 40).
Figure 40. Firmware Upload Completed
11. Close the Firmware Loader window.
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Extron Warranty
Extron Electronics warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three
years from the date of purchase. In the event of malfunction during the warranty period attributable directly to
faulty workmanship and/or materials, Extron Electronics will, at its option, repair or replace said products or
components, to whatever extent it shall deem necessary to restore said product to proper operating condition,
provided that it is returned within the warranty period, with proof of purchase and description of malfunction to:
USA, Canada, South America,
and Central America:
Extron Electronics
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
U.S.A.
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Extron Electronics, Japan
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Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082
Japan
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Extron Europe
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The Netherlands
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Extron China
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Songjiang District
Shanghai 201611
China
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Singapore 368363
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Extron Middle East
Dubai Airport Free Zone
F12, PO Box 293666
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the fault has been caused by misuse, improper handling care, electrical
or mechanical abuse, abnormal operating conditions, or if modifications were made to the product that were not
authorized by Extron.
NOTE: If a product is defective, please call Extron and ask for an Application Engineer to receive an RA
(Return Authorization) number. This will begin the repair process.
USA: 714.491.1500 or 800.633.9876
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Japan:81.3.3511.7655
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damage during shipment. Returned units must include the serial number and a description of the problem, as
well as the name of the person to contact in case there are any questions.
Extron Electronics makes no further warranties either expressed or implied with respect to the product and its
quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular use. In no event will Extron Electronics be liable
for direct, indirect, or consequential damages resulting from any defect in this product even if Extron Electronics
has been advised of such damage.
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