DT-715 and DTE-710

 

About IDX

Harman’s IDX system is a seamless audio and visual information delivery solution that provides a highly flexible and scalable way to communicate important information to those trying to navigate complex spaces such as today’s airports, transit stations and other public spaces.

Harman’s experience and expertise in audio, matched with Com-Net Software’s depth of experience and knowledge, bring to you a new and comprehensive approach to information delivery that has not been seen before. The system is designed and built to exceed professional audio standards, incorporating premium microphones, amplifiers and loudspeakers for the best audio quality available.

The IDX system is Powered by ECLIPSX® software, and utilizes a standard database server for straightforward information management. It supports a multilingual message library and features robust logging of captured events for auditing and live playback. The IDX solution is the most advanced dynamic message delivery engine on the market.

IDX system training classes are now being offered. Visit the IDX training page for more information.

 

IDX 100

IDX 100 is a comprehensively-featured paging, messaging and background music system for up to 96 output zones. Using a small number of powerful system components and a building block approach to system design, IDX 100 represents a straightforward solution to even the most demanding applications.

At the heart of the system is the PDC-100 controller, which provides centralized management and logging of the IDX 100 system. The PDC-100 also provides storage of pre-recorded messages and playback of up to two simultaneous message channels.

Signal processing and distribution is provided by the PDP-DSP processors and each PDP-DSP device provides signal processing for up to 48 output zones. IDX 100 is a scalable system and PDP-BOB break-out boxes provide zone outputs in blocks of eight channels.

For systems requiring failover functionality, the CT16S amplifier switcher can be used to provide amplifier backup. The PDC-100 monitors the CT16S and, in the event that a primary amplifier channel failure is detected, the PDC-100 instructs the CT16S to switch to the appropriate idle backup amplifier channel.

The PDP-DSP and CT16S devices feature General Purpose Inputs and Outputs (GPIO) which allow IDX 100 systems to be integrated with other systems, such as fire alarms.

Day-to-day control of IDX 100 systems is facilitated by elegant deskmount paging stations. Up to 12 DT-715 15-button paging stations can be used in an IDX 100 system and up to 12 DTE-710 10-button extensions can be used per paging station. Many different system functions can be assigned to the buttons of the paging stations and extensions, bringing complete control of paging, message playback and background music to your fingertips.

IDX 100 Designer is the configuration, control and monitoring software application for IDX 100 systems. Its IDX System Wizard guides users through the step-by-step configuration process.

 

IDX 200

IDX 200 is a complete paging, messaging and background music system. It is an open architecture system comprised of standard Harman processing hardware. Using these components in a building block design approach, the IDX 200 system can support up to 128 output zones. It is a complete solution for all types of installations.


The PDC-200 server is the central element in the system. Its software provides complete system management, user activity logging, fault reporting, and paging activity logging. Ambient Noise Compensation (ANC) is possible when used in conjunction with AKG noise sensing microphones. There are also up to four simultaneous CobraNet messaging channels provided by the incorporated Digital Audio Controller (DAC) in the PDC-200 server, which are used for playback of pre-recorded messages stored on the server.


Signal processing and distribution for up to 128 output zones is achieved with any of the BSS Audio Soundweb London devices. The number of Soundweb London devices is determined by the needs of the system. Any of the available I/O cards may be used. The Soundweb London devices are configured through HiQnet London Architect. The number of background music channels that may be connected is determined by the available inputs on the Soundweb London devices.


The IDX 200 system is also able to provide amplifier failover functionality. This is done with the Crown CT16S Amplifier Switcher. Primary and backup amplifier channels, connected to this device, are monitored by the PDC-200 server. In the situation where a primary amplifier channel fails, the CT16S will receive instruction from the PDC-200 server to switch to the idle backup amplifier channel. Crown offers a large catalog of amplifiers, but the CTs and I-Tech HD Series are particularly suited for IDX system applications. The Crown G-EOL module can also be used to supervise the loudspeaker circuits.


Using the General Purpose Inputs and Outputs (GPIO) on the BSS Audio Soundweb London devices and Crown CT16S, the IDX 200 system can be integrated with other systems, such as fire alarms and HiQnet third party controllers. Also, any of the Soundweb London controllers may be used in the system design.


The three paging station models that can be used to control the system are the DT-715, FM-704, and DT-720. At an additional cost, an optional ‘vPaging’ software paging station can be added to the system. Up to 48 paging stations may be connected to one system. Each DT-715 15-button paging station can be accompanied by up to 12 DTE-710 10-button paging station extensions. Functions such as selecting a zone, playback of a pre-recorded message, event triggering and many others can be assigned to each button, providing total control of the system. The IDX 200 system also includes up to 4 simultaneous store and forward messages. It is also capable of playing assembled and event messages. Another cost option is a Text-To-Speech Voice Engine. This allows dynamic content such as individuals’ names to be inserted into messages assembled from pre-recorded content or entire messages to be constructed from text input.


The configuration of an IDX 200 system is done using the IDX Designer software application and HiQnet London Architect. No IDX System Wizard exists to assist with the configuring of the system. Class dates for the official Soundweb London Level 1 and Level 2 training and certification courses are available on bssaudio.com. By the second quarter of the 2014 calendar year, an IDX Designer Certification Program will also be available.

 

IDX 300

IDX 300 is a complete paging, messaging and background music system. It is an open architecture system comprised of standard Harman processing hardware. Using these components in a building block design approach, the IDX 300 system can support an unlimited number of output zones . It is a complete solution for all types of installations.

The PDC- 300 server is the central element in the system. Its software provides complete system management, user activity logging, fault reporting, paging activity logging and recording, and a non-customizable Application Programming Interface (API). Ambient Noise Compensation (ANC) is possible when used in conjunction with AKG noise sensing microphones. Unique to IDX 300 systems is the decoupling of the audio and control components, facilitating centrally controlled, distributed messaging systems. IDX 300 systems also add the option to include Visual Paging, by adding dedicated Digital Display Controllers (DDCs). A Rules Engine used for executing commands based on incoming data is also available. There are up to 24 CobraNet messaging channels provided by each Digital Audio Controller (DAC), which are used for playback of pre-recorded messages stored on the server. Due to system scalability, multiple DDCs (display) and DACs (audio) can be added based on system needs. For an additional cost the option of DAC redundancy can be added.

Signal processing and distribution for the unlimited output zones is achieved with any of the BSS Audio Soundweb London devices. The number of Soundweb London devices is determined by the needs of the system. Any of the available I/O cards may be used. The Soundweb London devices are configured through HiQnet London Architect. The number of background music channels that may be connected is determined by the available inputs on the Soundweb London devices.

The IDX 300 system is also able to provide amplifier failover functionality. This is done with the Crown CT16S Amplifier Switcher. Primary and backup amplifiers channels connected to this device are monitored by the PDC-300 server. In the situation where a primary amplifier channel fails, the CT16S will receive instruction from the PDC-200 server to switch to the idle backup amplifier channel. Crown offers a large catalog of amplifiers, but the CTs and I-Tech HD Series are particularly suited for IDX system applications. The Crown G-EOL module can also be used to supervise the loudspeaker circuits.

Using the General Purpose Inputs and Outputs (GPIO) on the BSS Audio Soundweb London devices and Crown CT16S, the IDX 300 system can be integrated with other systems, such as fire alarms and HiQnet third party controllers. Also, any of the Soundweb London controllers may be used in the system design.

The three paging station models that can be used to control the system are the DT-715FM-704, and DT-720. At an additional cost, an optional ‘vPaging’ software paging station can be added to the system. An unlimited number of paging stations may be connected to one system . Each DT-715 15-button paging station can be accompanied by up to 12 DTE-710 10-button paging station extensions. Functions such as selecting a zone, playback of a pre-recorded message, event triggering and many others can be assigned to each button, providing total control of the system. The IDX 300 system also includes up to 24 store and forward messages. It is also capable of playing assembled and event messages. Another cost option is a Text-To-Speech Voice Engine available in many languages. This allows dynamic content such as individuals’ names to be inserted into messages assembled from pre-recorded content or entire messages to be constructed from text input.

The configuration of an IDX 300 system is done using the IDX Designer software application and HiQnet London Architect. No IDX System Wizard exists to assist with the configuring of the system. Class dates for the official Soundweb London Level 1 and Level 2 training and certification courses are available on bssaudio.com. By the second quarter of the 2014 calendar year, an IDX Designer Certification Program will also be available.