Phone In 6
(Available Q3 2013)
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Phone In 6
The Phone In 6 is a telephone switching system for radio talkshows. It consists of one or more desktop Remote Control Panels for call control, and a rackmount Base Console which contains all of the audio and telephony connections, including two superb quality digital telephone hybrids. Connected via Ethernet, the units make up a simple, easy to use talkshow system.
The Base Console can be loaded with 1, 2, or 3 modules, where each module can have 2 x PSTN (normal telephone) lines, 1 x ISDN BRI line or 1 x GSM line. The ISDN basic rate interface allows two calls to be handled, one on each ISDN B channel. The PSTN module has two interfaces each using a modern digital hybrid interface, which is settable by software to handle a variety of PSTN and PABX systems with varying impedances, call connection & disconnection tones. The GSM unit handles one call and requires an external antenna to be mounted close to the Base Console but with an interference-free line-of-sight to the nearest cell.
The Base Console front panel shows metering of audio to and from the telephone line for each of the two hybrids. There are separate LEDs to show limiting, AGC active and AES/EBU lock (for the PI-6D version of the Base Console which has AES/EBU hybrid audio I/O). There is individual adjustment of level to and from the line for each hybrid using 3 position switches.
The Remote Control Panel (RCP) has 3 rows of 6 Line selection buttons, with the top LINE HOLD buttons used to receive or drop a call from a line and the HYBRID 1 and HYBRID 2 buttons used to send the caller to the respective hybrid. The LOCAL button routes the caller to a headset or telephone handset that is connected to the rear of the RCP. The presenter/producer audio from this headset is sent to the caller via the Base Console over Ethernet with caller audio being received similarly. A keypad on the RCP allows numbers to be dialled and a bright LED menu display with multiple control buttons allows more detailed functions to be performed. The RCP uses a USB connection for DC power.
The Phone In 6 uses an echo-cancellation DSP algorithm and impedance matching to give around 70dB cancellation, which provides excellent separation of caller & line send audio and elimination of feedback, distortion & echo on the incoming calls. This is close to being the best performance possible on a telephone line and uses the same enhanced echo cancellation algorithms as used on the DHY-03, the best performing telephone hybrid in the world.
Easy to Use Menu System
The system can be set up to operate in the manner required by selecting pre-defined Configurations using the menu system on the Remote Control Panel. The Configuration settings are defined by using Windows PC software connected to the Base Console via the Ethernet port. Some of the settings are specific to the install, e.g. country type for the hybrid settings, ring cadences & disconnect tones supplied by the network provider. Other settings can be program specific, e.g. call screening/self-op mode. The configuration settings can change with the presenter, or as a particular show changes, so multiple sets are saved into permanent memory. The Configuration selected can easily be changed by using the * key and a single digit number, or from the menu on the Remote Control Panel. The keypad can be used to direct dial a call using DTMF dialling, the hash (#) key to select phonebook entries or ## to repeat the last used number.
Call Handling - Self-op & Call Screening Modes
The Phone In 6 provides two different ways of operating: ‘Self-op’ where the show is entirely controlled by the presenter or using ‘Call-screening’ where an assistant or producer deals with incoming calls manually and then places the calls to the presenter via the on-air buttons. More than one remote control unit can be active on a system, allowing call control to be driven by a call screener and/or the presenter.
The Base Console has 2 hybrids each with 2 sets of connections. The primary connections are 4 off XLR-3 connectors which carry the audio to and from the telco channel. If the Base Console needs to connect to a second studio for alternate programs then this studio can be connected using the secondary hybrid RJ-45 connections. The configuration settings are used to recall the set of connectors to be used. If a second studio is not required then the secondary connectors can be used as a record output. It is also possible to define the Hybrids as shared between 2 studios (1 each).
Normally 2 calls can be handled independently, each with their own caller output and cleanfeed input. A conference mode is available where up to 2 calls can be mixed within the unit, which are then presented as a single audio stream on the output with a single cleanfeed input, also handling the station output to the conference callers. This mode is especially useful when the unit is connected to a smaller mixing desk with just one telco channel.
Features of the Phone In 6 Radio Talkshow Telephone Switching System
- Simple installation using CAT5 Ethernet connection to the remote control panels.
- Automatic call answering.
- Automatic call disconnection.
- Self-op or call screening modes.
- Caller conferencing.
- Headset included with all systems.
- Simple switch button control of callers.
- Receive, route, drop or make calls.
- 12 digit keypad to make calls, recall favourite settings and for speed-dialling.
- Graphic LCD display.
- Phonebook for automatic dialing.
- Responsive illuminated switch buttons.
- Programmable GPIO.
- Ethernet control/connectivity.
- Two superb quality digital telephone hybrids.
- Modular PSTN, ISDN & GSM telephony inputs.
- Hardware metering of send & receive levels.
- Send & receive level adjustment.
- Wide range of impedance matching options.
- Music on hold input.
- AGC, automatic gain control of send & receive signals.
- Echo cancellation.
- Noise gate.
- Automatic caller ducking.
- Share or switch the hybrid audio to multiple studios.
Technical Specification For Phone In 6
|Input Impedance – Line Mode
(Mix-Minus Audio to Caller):
|>10kΩ balanced 0dB, optimum working input|
|Input Level Range:||Adjustable 0 to +12dBu|
|ADC Signal to Noise:||Better than –89dbFS (RMS A-weighted at 24bit)|
|ADC Dynamic Range:||>96dB|
|>87dB THD + N at 1kHz|
|ADC Frequency Response:||20Hz to 3.8kHz|
|Output Impedance (Received Audio From Caller):||<50Ω balanced floating 0dB, optimum working input|
|Output Level Range:||Adjustable -6 to +6dBu|
|DAC Signal to Noise:||Better than –85dbFS (RMS A-weighted at 24bit)|
|DAC Dynamic Range:||>97dB|
|DAC Distortion & Noise:||>83dB THD + N at 1kHz|
|DAC Frequency Response:||20Hz to 3.8kHz|
Optional Digital Audio I/O
|Format:||AES/EBU 110Ω balanced (PI-6D version of the Base Console)|
|Audio:||Inputs & Outputs (IEC60968)|
|Sample Rates:||32kHz to 96kHz|
|0dBFS Reference Level:||12dBu or 18dBu|
PSTN Telephone Connection
|Send to Line Limiting Input:||+4dBu|
|Bandwidth to Telephone Line:||125Hz – 3.8kHz, -3dB ref 1kHz|
|Telephone Line||Nominally 600Ω - set|
|complex Impedance:||impedances via country code|
|Telephone Line Impedance Range:||300Ω to 1500Ω|
|Telephone Rejection:||78dB on 1kHz tone, typically 75dB on complex waveforms, reference peak level of 0dB|
|Ring Detector Sensitivity:||1 ring to 8 rings|
ISDN Telephone Connection
|ISDN Interface:||S0 (BRI) / I.430|
|D Channel Protocol:||DSS1, National 1, 5ESS, JATE (INS64), AUSTEL, X.31, VN 4, TPH 1962|
|B Channel Protocol:||G.711|
GSM Telephone Connection
|GSM Interface:||Quad Band 850/900/1800/
|Output Power:||Class 4 (2W) @ 850/900 MHz, Class 1 (1W) @ 1800/1900 MHz|
|SIM:||Full size Push/Push SIM Holder|
|Regulatory Approval:||Type R&TTE – CE, GCF, FCC, PTCRB, IC & Anatel|
Connections (PI-6C Base Console)
|Music On Hold Input:||3 pin XLR socket, balanced|
|Hybrid 1 & 2 Inputs:||2 x 3 pin XLR socket, balanced|
|Hybrid 1 & 2 Outputs:||2 x 3 pin XLR plug, balanced|
|Secondary Hybrid I/O:||2 RJ-45 sockets, 1 for each Hybrid|
9-way ‘D’-type socket
9-way ‘D’-type socket I/O Port:
|Mains Input:||Filtered IEC, continuously
rated 85-264V AC @ 47-63Hz, fused 1A, max 10W
Connections (PI-6R Remote Control Panel)
|Local Headset:||2 x 3.5mm jack socket (mic
input & headphones output)
|Local Handset:||1 RJ11-4/4 to connect to
standard handset (switch to
select between alternate wiring standards)
|Ethernet Port:||RJ45 socket|
|DC Input:||USB socket rated 5V, 0.5A (Mains adaptor included)|
|PI-6C Base Console
|48.3cm (W) x 16cm (D) x 4.3cm (H)
19” (W) x 6.29” (D) x 1.69” (H)
|Weight:||Nett: 2.2kg Gross: 3.2kg
Nett: 4.8lbs Gross: 7.0lbs
|PI-6R Remote Control Panel|
|Dimensions (Raw):||24.5cm (W) x 14.6cm (D) x 5.4cm (H)
9.6” (W) x 5.8” (D) x 2.1” (H)
|Weight:||Nett: 1.0kg Gross: 1.8kg
Nett: 2.2lbs Gross: 4.0lbs
|PI-6PSTN4||Phone In 6 system, 1 x PI-6C, 1 x PI-6R & 2 x PI-PSTN2|
|PI-6PSTN6||Phone In 6 system, 1 x PI-6C, 1 x PI-6R & 3 x PI-PSTN2|
|PI-6ISDN6||Phone In 6 system, 1 x PI-6C, 1 x PI-6R & 3 x PI-ISDN2|
|PI-6C||Phone In 6 Base Console|
|PI-6D||Phone In 6 Base Console with AES/EBU hybrid audio I/O|
|PI-PSTN2||Phone In 6 PSTN Card|
|PI-ISDN2||Phone In 6 ISDN Card|
|PI-GSM1||Phone In 6 GSM Card|