Public Address and Voice Alarm Solutions For any project. For every industry.
Application Solutions was founded in 1989 as an electronic design consultancy. It commenced manufacturing public address and voice alarm products around 15 years ago in response to demand from London Underground and others. The genesis of the VAR routers that still make up the backbone of the ASL range today was in that demand for high reliability, highly qualified products to meet demanding standards. Using that as a foundation, the company, which is still privately owned by the original directors, now produces the most innovative and powerful products in their field, whilst adhering to the original design drivers of reliability and adherence to standards. ASL is located in Lewes in Sussex, UK with it’s own factory, EMC test areas, validation laboratory and offices. ASL offers training and is always pleased to welcome our customers and their customers in turn to our facility.
ASL in 2013 This year ASL stands at a crossroads in it’s development. Many of the products that have formed the backbone of the ASL PA/VA range are now being joined by new IP converged, greener products that will take up the mantel at the forefront of industry. EN54-16 has now passed into law and ASL has worked with LPCB to ensure the most rigorous compliance to the new standards. The arrival of the standards and the need to ensure that the product range meets industry’s demands for the next ten years means that ASL’s market approach is evolving. Until now, ASL has been carefully linked to the projects where equipment has been used, but is now looking to supply through a wider range of partners who are integrators and installers – with ASL standing behind them as manufacturer. This scalable approach will expand ASL’s market shares in export and outside the transport industry where is it so well known. Looking through our brochure, you can find the following new products:
ASL’s new IP converged router allowing simple expansion and networking – includes enhanced message storage and easy RJ45 connectivity along with environmentally friendly low power consumption mode for lower operating costs
The new microphone series with IP and analogue outputs, in-built store and forward capabilities and EN54 language free indications.
This public address workstation offers modern touchscreen control with 3D graphics and IP integration. A simple to implement but comprehensive controller to meet modern specifications.
ASL trust that you will find what you need for your projects in PA, VA or GA in our catalogue. If you need assistance in deciding which ASL products best meet your needs, you can call or email us and we will be pleased to help you.
Contents EN54 Rack Mounted PAVA systems
Routers Vipedia-12 VAR range Class D amplifiers V400 range X400 range EN54 Battery backup, BPC range
Wall Mount PAVA systems
Distributed Amplifier unit : DAU range Audio Control unit : ACU range
IP-Enable Public Address
Monitored :IPAM range Unmonitored : IPA range
Modular Paging and Emergency Microphones EN54 : MPS range Zoneable Emergency Microphones EN54: EMS range Vandal proof Call station : SAP02 Rugged Stainless steel call station : RMS04 Railway radio microphones : RPA range
Remote I/O Expansion Unit : BMB01 Ambient Noise Sensors ANS04 range DANS Level and Source Remote controls VC/PS range
Induction Loop system
Matching transformer : LMT range Panel : ILP range
Public Address Control Workstation and software : DVA02 Public Address and Customer information System : iVENCS-PA Voice Over IP Public Address software platform :VIPA range
IP Digital PAVA Router • EN 54-16 COMPLIANT • 12 ANALOGUE & 2 IP AUDIO INPUTS • 12 ANALOGUE & 2 IP AUDIO OUTPUTS • PRO SOUND AUDIO QUALITY :24 BIT / 48 KHZ AUDIO PROCESSING • HARDWARE BYPASS MICROPHONE PORTS • 12 GPIO INPUTS / 12 OUTPUTS • UP TO 48x48 ROUTING MATRIX • TCP/IP AND SECURED DIGITAL AUDIO NETWORKING UP TO 48 x 48 ROUTING MATRIX OVERVIEW VIPEDIA-12 provides audio routing between 14 inputs and 14 outputs. Two of the inputs and two outputs are available via IP and can be used to integrate the matrix into larger distributed systems connected over Ethernet. The router is compatible with audio in ASL’s PMC audio format from any of ASL’s IP enabled microphones (MPS-IP), iVENCS control systems, other VIPEDIA routers. Up to four VIPEDIA-12 routers can be locally linked within a rack to provide routing from any or all of their inputs to their outputs in a single logical 48 by 48 matrix. VIPEDIA-12 integrates seamlessly with ASL V400, X400, 100V Amplifier Mainframes, providing full system status monitoring and fault reporting. This includes the monitoring and control of up to 64 amplifier mainframes (V400 and X400) and their associated amplifier interface card/surveillance units. Audio inputs are connected via standard RJ45 connections to ASL MPS and EMS microphones (0dB + RS485). Two audio inputs support router hardware bypass ensuring continued all-call microphone operation even if the matrix DSP or CPU has failed. DSP based 24 bit / 48kHz audio functions including dynamic input processing, individually adjustable digital output delay and parametric equalisation. The unit includes 12 GPIO inputs (configurable as analogue or digital) 12 digital outputs and two relay outputs. GPIO can be expanded using ASL’s BMB01 if required. ANS ambient noise sensors connect directly via analogue contact inputs. Dynamic DANS Noise sensors interface via analogue audio inputs. The Vipedia-12 is equipped with a low power consumption mode to reduce its consumption to a minimum in case of standby mode on batteries.
DVAs (Digital Voice Announcements) Up to 64 monitored DVAs are provided (max 10 minutes). A micro-SD card will provide virtually unlimited non-monitored message storage. Up to two messages can be played simultaneously. Those messages can be triggered from the MPS or EMS microphones, the Alarm input contacts or the internal scheduler. 4
MICROPHONES Each Vipedia input is supporting ASL MPS and EMS paging microphones (0db + RS485). Additionally, the MPS and EMS can be cascaded (up to 6 per Vipedia input). One tone, two tones, three tones chimes are available. Furthermore, custom chimes (WAV) can be downloaded onto the micro-SD card. The following functionalities will be available from the MPS/EMS microphones : Zone/Group live and DVA paging, Music selection routing and level control, EN54-16 status.
INTERNAL SCHEDULER The internal scheduler will trigger the following events : DVA broadcast in pre-defined zones, Night/Day volume control.
EN54 Rack Mounted PAVA systems: Routers
Vipedia-12 IMPLEMENTATION OPTIONS STANDARD ANALOGUE AMPLIFIER WIRING Use of the analogue audio outputs enables integration of the VIPEDIA-12 with ASL V400, X400 100V Amplifier Mainframes, or with any other analogue audio amplification equipment.
IP Networking The VIPEDIA-12 can be IP networked to provide a large audio matrix across a large site, or across a region or country. This functionality is available in the base product, with two channels of ASL PMC IP Audio I/O, suitable for use with a single control centre, or in long line PA applications. The multiple IP connectivity of the VIPEDIA-12 also enables these networks to have dual redundant connections.
PRODUCT PART NUMBERS VIPEDIA-12 VIPEDIA-BOA01 VIPEDIA-BOA02
VIPEDIA 12*12 IP VOICE ALARM ROUTER RJ45 DIN TERMINAL BREAKOUT ADAPTER - SINGLE PORT - WITH TERMINATIONS RJ45 DIN TERMINAL BREAKOUT ADAPTER - FOUR PORT - STRAIGHT THROUGH
VAR4, VAR8, VAR12, VAR20 Digital PAVA Routers family
• EN 54-16 COMPLIANT • Fully DSP based • Built in monitored DVAs and Fire Alarm Interface • Monitored GPIO Alarm inputs • Integrated GPIO outputs • HARDWARE BYPASS MICROPHONE PORTS • Incorporate all commissioning and fault display functions The VAR4, VAR8, VAR12 and VAR20 are DSP-based Voice Alarm & Public Address routers, allowing routing of 4, 8, 12 or 20 audio inputs to any combination of 4, 8, 12 or 20 outputs. In addition to audio routing these units provide full system control and fault reporting functions for ASL’s rack mount Intellevac Voice Alarm systems. This includes the monitoring and control of up to 64 amplifier mainframes (V400 and X400) and their associated amplifier interface card/surveillance units. The VAR routers provide digital storage for pre-recorded DVA messages, audio outputs, and universal mic/line inputs. Each input can be used with an ASL multi-zone paging microphone (DMS, MPS), Fire Microphone (FMS, EMS), Station Announcement Point, or other source. All-call or zoneable Fire Microphones may be connected to inputs 1 & 2. These act as allcall failsafe override microphones in the event of processor failure, as required by BS5839 Pt 8. Fire alarm interfacing is built in, as are numerous routing and general control inputs. A serial control port enables interfacing to advanced DVA or site control systems, and gives the router the ability to be remotely monitored and configured. There are many other built in functions which are accessible via the front panel LCD display or the PC based Router Configuration Tool. The router has a front panel display and control interface for commissioning the system, fault monitoring, diagnostics and audio monitoring. Access to all configurations settings is controlled by 4 digit PIN code.
Audio In and Out
4 In x 4 Out
2 x 66 sec +2 x 50 sec
10 Analogue Input Ports + 12 Digital Opto-Isolated Input Ports
8 In x 8 Out
2 x 66 sec +2 x 50 sec
12 Analogue Input Ports
12 In x 12 Out
4 x 66 sec +4 x 50 sec
10 Analogue Input Ports + 32 Digital Opto-Isolated Input Ports
20 In x 20 Out
6 x 66 sec +6 x 50 sec
10 Analogue Input Ports + 52 Digital Opto-Isolated Input Ports
EN54 Rack Mounted PAVA systems: Routers
VAR4, VAR8, VAR12, VAR20 Application examples
ASL Analogue Secured Network
V400 and M100, M200, M400 Modular Class D amplifiers
• EN 54-16 certified • Low power consumption • Dual AC and DC power supplies • 100W, 200W and 400W modules • Switch over to backup amplifier with SSINT module • a and b DC speaker line surveillance modules (LSDDC) The V400 Amplifier Mainframe provides the housing, signal and data interconnection, monitoring electronics, and power supplies for the ASL range of power amplifier modules and their interface cards. This mainframe can house any of the following four combinations of amplifier modules: 4 x 100 W (M100), 2 x 200 W (M200), 1 x 400 W (M400), or 2 x 100 W + 1 x 200 W. Amplifier modules are inserted from the front of the mainframe and are protected by a front panel chosen to suit the configuration of amplifier types. Interface cards (which may also serve line surveillance and standby amplifier switchover functions) are inserted from the rear of the mainframe to connect to the amplifier modules. The mainframe is designed to operate with dual power supplies: 230 V AC mains supply and 24 V DC battery supply. The full 400 W power is available right down to 21 V battery supply voltage. The amplifier modules will deliver their nominal power to a 100 V loudspeaker line, even with the Amplifier Mainframe’s 230 V mains supply absent and right down to a 21 V battery supply voltage. The unique design negates the need to ‘sleep’ the amplifiers when in quiescent state. This improves efficiency and reduces heat dissipation. ASL amplifiers are specified to deliver their rated power at the lowest battery voltage (21 V). However, on 230 V mains power they can produce full output, with normal programme material, into loads 25% greater than those specified. In these conditions a fully populated V400 can deliver full output with 500 W of load connected. Through the SSINT module, the V400 has provision for connection of an external standby amplifier; alternatively one of its own amplifiers may be assigned as the standby. The V400 connects to the ASL VAR series of Audio Routers for configuration and fault reporting using ASL’s Audio-CAN Network. Both V400s and X400s may co-exist on the network. Up to 63 V400 and/or X400 mainframes can be connected to the Audio-CAN Network.
100W @ 21V DC 125W @ 230V AC 4 per Amplifier Mainframe
200W @ 21V DC 250W @ 230V AC 2 per Amplifier Mainframe
400W @ 21V DC 500W @ 230V AC 1 per Amplifier Mainframe
EN54 Rack Mounted PAVA systems: Class D amplifiers
X400 and MX100, MX200, MX400 Modular Class D amplifiers
• EN 54-16 certified • Low power consumption • Dual AC and DC power supplies • 100W, 200W and 400W modules • Switch over to backup amplifier (integrated module) • Four monitored speaker line outputs per channel (a,b,c,d) • DC and Impedance speaker line monitoring
The X400 Multi-channel Amplifier Mainframe is a 2U rack mount unit which combines amplification, loudspeaker line monitoring, loudspeaker circuit isolation, and standby amplifier switchover functions. The mainframe is designed to operate with dual power supplies: 230 V AC mains supply and 24 V DC battery supply. Amplification is provided by high efficiency and low quiescent current modular amplifiers using ASL proprietary Adaptive Class D technology. The X400 can be fitted with the ASL MX series 100 V PA/VA amplifier modules in any of the following combinations: 4 x 100 W, 2 x 200 W, 1 x 400 W, or 1 x 200 W + 2 x 100 W. Loudspeaker line monitoring is provided using AC, Impedance or DC surveillance. ASL amplifiers are specified to deliver their rated power at the lowest battery voltage (21 V). However, on 230 V mains power they can produce full output, with normal programme material, into loads 25% greater than those specified. In these conditions a fully populated X400 can deliver full output with 500 W of load connected. The X400 is designed specifically to meet the requirements of applications that restricts the number of loudspeakers that may be connected to any given speaker circuit. To meet this requirement, the X400 features 16 relay isolated outputs to enable multiple small speaker runs to be fed from single amplifiers. In the event of short circuit the surveillance system identifies and isolates the faulty circuit, which enables the other circuits fed by the same amplifier to operate unaffected. The X400 is fully configurable in terms of the mapping of the amplifiers to the outputs. For example 4 amplifiers may be fitted, each feeding 4 outputs. Alternatively a single amplifier may be fitted feeding up to 16 outputs. This enables very cost-effective solutions to be provided for multi-circuit applications. The X400 has provision for connection of an external standby amplifier; alternatively one of its own amplifiers may be assigned as the standby. The X400 connects to the ASL VAR series of Audio Routers for configuration and fault reporting using ASL’s Audio-CAN Network. Both X400s and V400s may co-exist on the network. Up to 63 X400 and/or V400 mainframes can be connected to the Audio-CAN Network
100W @ 21V DC 125W @ 230V AC 4 per Amplifier Mainframe
200W @ 21V DC 250W @ 230V AC 2 per Amplifier Mainframe
400W @ 21V DC 500W @ 230V AC 1 per Amplifier Mainframe
EN54 Rack Mounted PAVA systems
EN54-4 Battery Backup System • 24V, 130AH (BPC130), 65AH (BPC65) Voice Alarm Battery Pack • 230V AC Power Input • 19” Rack Mount • 600mm & 800mm Depth Options • Ten DC Outputs with Circuit Breakers • Mains, Battery & Charger Monitoring • EN54 Battery Resistance Monitoring • Change Over Relay Fault Output The BPC65 and BPC130 are self-contained 24V DC 19” rack mounting battery backup systems for use with a 230V AC mains supply. The battery pack provides 65 AH ( BPC65) and 130AH (BPC130) of battery capacity, with a 3.25A (BPC65) and 6.5A (BPC130) recharge rate from the built-in charger unit, and with the charge voltage being temperature compensated to maximise battery life. The BPC65 and BPC130 are designed to comply with EN 54-16, ISO 7240-16 and BS 5839-8, and are fully monitored to the requirements of EN 54-4 and BS 5839-8, including monitoring for a high battery resistance in order to predict that the batteries are approaching their end of life. The fault indication is via LED indicators and a change-over relay fault output. The BPC65 comprises one charger tray, and one battery tray with two 12V batteries, and requires 8U of rack space. The unit is designed to fit into racks with 600 mm or 800 mm depth, with an appropriate battery tray being selected for the rack type which is being used. The BPC130 comprises one charger tray, and either one or two battery trays with four 6V batteries. For racks with 800 mm depth, it uses one charger tray and requires 8U of rack space. For racks with 600 mm depth, it uses two battery trays and requires 13U of rack space. The DC power outputs are connected to or disconnected from the attached systems by Miniature Circuit Breakers, with these being provided at the rear of the charger tray. As standard, eight 25A breakers and two 3A breakers are provided. The 25A outputs are normally used for connecting ASL Amplifier Mainframes while the 3A outputs are used with low current 24V DC powered equipment such as the ASL Voice Alarm Routers. Various ‘BDIST’ battery power distribution cable assemblies are available from ASL for connecting the BPCs to the powered equipment. The BPCs are normally powered from an ASL MDIST Mains Distribution system. The MDIST comprises a 32A 230V distribution block and a number of 10A IEC320-IEC320 leads.
PART NUMBERS PRODUCT PART NUMBERS
Battery Charger and Tray Assembly (does not include batteries) BPC65..................................... Battery Charger With Mounting Tray - 65Ah - Inc Cables And Breakers BPC130................................... Battery Charger With Mounting Tray - 130Ah - Inc Cables And Breakers Batteries (to be ordered separately) BPC65-BAT..............................Battery Set - 65Ah : 2 x 12V Yuasa NPL65-12IFR BPC130-BAT............................Battery Set - 130Ah : 4 x 6V Yuasa NPL130-6IFR Battery Trays BTRAY130-Ser600................. Battery Tray For Schroff 600 mm Eurorack With Battery Interconnect Cables And Retaining Strap BTRAY130-Ser800................. Battery Tray For Schroff 800 mm Eurorack With Battery Interconnect Cables And Retaining Strap
Wall Mounted PAVA systems
DAU200 / DAU400
Wall Mounted Compact PAVA system • 4 zones • Integrated Class D amplifiers: 4x50W (DAU200), 4x100W (DAU400) • 1 backup amplifier • 8 universal Mic/Line inputs • 4 DVA messages • 4 additional 0db audio outputs to connect an extension unit (DAX) • Integrated battery backup and batteries • 10 opto-isolated sounder circuit inputs • Internal Audio DSP router • Fully monitored (EN60849 and BS5839) The Intellevac DAU200 and DAU400 are compact, self-contained, wall-mounted Voice Alarm Systems. These units contain all audio processing, amplification and battery back up elements needed to provide a fully BS5839 Pt 8 compliant system that is also extremely cost effective, and with amplification being provided by High Efficiency Class D amplifiers. The DAU200 provides 200 W of total power configurable as four zones of 50 W, two zones of 100 W, or one zone of 200 W. The DAU400 provides 400 W of total power configurable as four zones of 100 W, two zones of 200 W, or one zone of 400 W. In four and two zone configurations each zone can be configured as A+B circuit or single circuit. Both units have a 100 W standby amplifier, and use DC monitoring for loudspeaker line surveillance. Each amplifier can be fitted with up to 10 x 10 kΩ End of Line resistors for spurred speaker circuits. The units may either operate in stand-alone mode, be connected to a local fire alarm panel, or be networked to form a larger distributed Voice Alarm System. A built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) audio Router provides equalisation, chimes, and surveillance functions, as well as performing audio routing. All parameters are set digitally. The units include storage for 4 DVA messages, 8 audio outputs, and 8 universal Mic/Line inputs, each of which can be used with an ASL multi-zone Paging Microphone. A ninth audio input is provided for miscellaneous functions such as background music. Inputs 1 & 2 support Fire Microphones, which act as All-Call override in the event of processor failure, as required by BS5839 Pt 8. Four of the eight outputs are connected to the unit’s integral amplifiers and the other four outputs may be connected to external expansion amplifier units. Ambient noise sensing, external volume control, and external programme selection functions are available by connecting the ASL range of ambient noise sensors and remote controls.
Wall Mount Intellevac Audio Control Units The Wall Mount Intellevac ACU Audio Control Unit is the central point for controlling the distribution of audio in a network of physically distributed Slave Nodes, either wall mount Intellevac Distributed Amplifier Units (DAU) or rack mount systems. The Intellevac BS5839 Network uses a RS485 data ring together with three audio rings, to allow for concurrent broadcast of ALERT, EVACUATE, and Fire Microphone audio. Both the audio and data network rings are tolerant to open and short circuit faults, and operate over MICC or other fire rated cables. The flexibility of the PA/VA fire network controlled by the ACU to include both wall mount and rack mount Slave Nodes, allied with the capacity to support up to 120 network audio zones, make the Intellevac Network the ideal PA/VA solution for large sites. The Wall Mount Intellevac ACU can feature dedicated buttons for playing DVA messages, and can have either 20, 40 or 60 zone selection buttons fitted, to work along with a built-in Fireman’s microphone. These buttons are protected by a keyswitch to prevent unauthorised operation. All-Call versions or versions with no built-in microphone are available.
Wall Mounted PAVA systems
The ACU allows a number of Secondary Audio Control Units (ACS) to be supported. The ACS acts as a secondary control panel,mimicking the ACU’s audio broadcast functions. Announcements and DVA messages initiated from the ACU, or any microphone or ACS connected to it, can be broadcast to any zone across the network. The ACU front panel’s Status indicators display the emergency message status of the zones across the network. The ACU includes 4 DVA messages, 3 network audio outputs, and 8 universal Mic/Line inputs, each of which can support an ASL multi-zone Paging Microphone or ACS. A ninth audio input is provided for miscellaneous functions such as background music. Inputs 1 & 2 support Fire Microphones, which act as an All-Call override across the whole network in the event of processor failure, as required by BS5839 Pt 8. Fire Alarm Interfaces are built-in, including 6 opto-isolated sounder circuit inputs; a RS485 serial port; and a common fault output relay. On ordering, the opto-isolated inputs can be replaced with 4 non-isolated analogue inputs and 8 digital outputs if required. The units include a built-in, fully monitored, temperature compensated charger, and space for a battery pack, which can be ordered from Application Solutions Limited. A serial control port gives the ACU the ability to be remotely monitored and configured. The ACU also has a front panel display and control interface that provides functions for system commissioning, fault monitoring, and audio monitoring.
ACU/DAU NETWORK APPLICATION DIAGRAM – NETWORKED SYSTEM
IP Enabled Public Address
IP Routing and Amplification system • TCP/IP audio and control connectivity • Up to two simultaneous IP stream decoding and encoding • VoIP compliant • 400W Modular amplifier units allow flexible output power configuration (1x400W, 2x200W or 4x100W...) • DC and AC Loudspeaker line monitoring (IPAM400) • Dual microphone/analogue audio inputs • Recorded DVA Messages and PC/DVA • Optional Text to Speech Engine (TTS) • 230V AC and/or 24V DC power supplies • 2U enclosure
The iPA(M)400 Public Address Amplifier Mainframe is a 2U rack mount unit which combines amplification, routing, and Ethernet connectivity, together with loudspeaker line monitoring (IPAM only). The Mainframes can be used as self-contained intelligent monitored PA systems, or can be used as part of an IP networked system. Two multifunction audio input and serial I/O ports enable the connection of BMB01 Remote I/O Units and ASL paging microphones, or other audio sources. The BMB01 units in turn enable the connection of ASL Ambient Noise Sensors, and also provide flexible general purpose analogue and digital I/O. The ASL microphones can be configured for live speech paging and for DVA message broadcast locally at the host iPAM400, or anywhere else over the IP network. Thus a microphone can broadcast at an adjacent unmanned station in the case of Long Line PA systems. Two extra audio inputs plus four audio outputs are provided by an optional XIO01 Audio I/O module. The optional Acapela Text-toSpeech module can be used in place of or as well as live speech and DVA message recordings if desired. The iPA(M)400 can be remotely controlled using ASL MPS IP microphones, or by an ASL or other compatible third party PA workstation. The iPA(M)400 connectivity, control, and monitoring functions also enable it to drive RS485 PIS displays, and to be used as a SCADA RTU to monitor and control third party equipment. The iPA(M)400 can be fitted with one or more amplifier modules (MX100, MX200,MX400) in any combination of up to: 4x100W, 2x200W, 1x400W, or 1x200W + 2x100W. Each amplifier feeds four outputs, of A, B, C, and D circuits.. Loudspeaker line monitoring is provided using either AC or DC Line Surveillance. The iPA(M)400 operates with dual power supplies, a 230V AC mains supply and/or a 24V DC supply.
Typical Networked iPAM System
MPS01, MPS10, MPS20, MPS30, MPS40, MPS50
Modular Paging and Emergency Microphones • Gooseneck Table Top or Wall mounted versions • GUI and/or 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 Selection Buttons • EN54 Compliant • Live, Store-and-Forward, and Recorded Broadcasts • Silent ‘No-Click’ PTT Button • Speech Level ‘VU’ Bargraph • Loudspeaker with PA Zone Listen-In Function • Background Music Input and Control • Wall Mount, Headset and Fist Microphone Options • PA Zone Selection on Buttons or Graphic LCD Display • Voice over IP, with PoE RJ45 Ethernet Port (With IP License) • Dual Redundant Audio Outputs for A & B Routers plus Hardware Bypass Fallback
The MPS01, MPS10, MPS20, MPS30, MPS40, and MPS50 are powerful and flexible paging microphones which can provide live, store-and-forward, and recorded message broadcast into user selected zones, and also provide EN54 compliant emergency functions and all EN54 mandatory indicators and controls. The units each consist of a sloping desk console with a flexible gooseneck paging microphone, graphic LCD display, and silent operation ‘Touch to Talk’ touch pad PTT button, together with one or more additional MPX10 zone selection and control button modules. The number of additional buttons depends on the model, with the MPS10 having ten extra Select buttons, and the MPS50 having fifty. Each button is identified by means of a label which is protected under a clip-in cover. PA zone selection is provided by the Select buttons or by using the rotary selector and graphic LCD display. There is also a VU bargraph which displays the microphone signal level. The MPS range has multiple system interfaces, and can be connected directly to either one or two ASL audio routers. There is also an RJ45 Ethernet IP interface with Power over Ethernet for connection to ASL IP PA/VA systems, and for use with VIPA enabled PC workstations. The microphones will also operate in a hardware bypass fallback mode in the event of failure within a host router. All interconnect cabling and the microphone capsule is continuously monitored. As well as the main microphone gooseneck, there are 3.5mm jack plug connections for an auxiliary audio input, such as for background music, and for connection of a microphone headset. A general purpose local contact input and output enables use with PTT foot switches and external speak now indicators. The units can be fitted with a uSD card to hold user recorded or pre-recorded audio messages, and custom user chimes and can be used to replay these messages over the PA system. A speaker is provided on the underside of the console and this enables preview of the locally stored DVA messages, and also enables remote PA zones to be listened to. All cable entries are under a protective strain relieving cover on the underside of the microphone, and all interconnect cables and the gooseneck microphone are replaceable to simplify maintenance. As well as a single button variant, a fist microphone variant is available, as is a dual purpose wall or desk mounting bracket.
MPS IMPLEMENTATION OPTIONS Single Router Connection The most basic connection method uses either the Router 1 or Router 2 Microphone Port connected direct to a single ASL audio router.
Connection to Dual Redundant Routers If the MPS is used with a PA/VA system which has dual redundant ‘A’ and ‘B’ audio routers, then both the Router 1 and Router 2 Microphone Ports are used, one connected to each ASL Audio Router.
Daisy Chain Router Connection Multiple MPS microphones can be connected to a single VIPEDIA microphone port by ‘daisy chaining’ the Router 1 and Router 2 Microphone Port connectors.
Dual Redundant Connection to a Single Router If the MPS is used with a single audio router, then both the Router 1 and Router 2 Microphone Ports can be used, in order to provide dual redundant cabling between the MPS microphone and the router.
Dual Connection with BGM Music Feed If the MPS is used with a local music source connected into its rear mounted 3.5mm audio input socket, then both the Router 1 and Router 2 Microphone Ports can be used, one for the music feed and one for the microphone. This will provide simultaneous operation of the microphone to make a broadcast to some PA zones while the music feed continues to be played into other PA zones.
IP Network Connection The built-in Ethernet port enables direct connection to a site’s IP Network, and enables the MPS microphone to broadcast to any or all PA zones on that network. The MPS has the capability to stream two channels of audio out to the network and one Listen-In channel of audio in from the network simultaneously, which gives the ability to stream live speech and music or live speech and recorded audio DVAs, to give the same functionality as when using analogue wiring. The PA/ IP network may be confined to a single site, or may be a wide area network linking many sites, such as stations along a railway line or separate buildings across a large complex.
Connection to an IP Networked PA System
EMS01, EMS10, EMS20, EMS50 Emergency Microphones
• Wall Mount Fist Microphones • GUI and/or 10, 20 or 50 Selection Buttons • EN54 Compliant Indicators and Controls • EN54 Fault List Display • Speech Level ‘VU’ Bargraph • Fully Monitored • Hardware Bypass Fallback Operation • Dual Redundant Outputs for A & B Routers The EMS01, EMS10, EMS20 and EMS50 Emergency Microphone Stations are EN54 compatible emergency microphones which provide live and pre-recorded message broadcast into user selected zones. The EMS01 provides All-Call functionality for making live emergency announcements to entire facilities. The EMS10 provides 10 button selection capability whilst the EMS20 provides 20 buttons, and the EMS50 is formed from a 20 button EMS20 together with an additional 30 button EMX30 expansion unit. All microphones also provide EN54 compliant emergency functions and all EN54 mandatory indicators and controls. The microphones are housed in a lockable wall-mounting box and feature a graphic LCD display together with indicators for ‘Power’, ‘Voice Alarm’, ‘System Fault’, ‘Fault’ and ‘Speak Now’. The LCD display provides remote access to the list of active faults in the PA/VA system, while the EN54 mandated control keys enable navigation through the fault list, and also provide remote fault acceptance and clearance. The microphones have multiple PA/VA system interfaces and can be connected directly to either one or two ASL audio routers, enabling multiple options for system redundancy. The microphones will operate in an All-Call hardware bypass fallback mode even in the event of processor failure within the host Voice Alarm Router. This hardware bypass function also operates across whole facilities when the microphones are used in conjunction with ASL’s Intellevac safety audio network. There is also a nonEN54 RJ45 Ethernet IP interface with Power over Ethernet capability for VoIP connections to ASL IP based PA/VA systems. All interconnect cabling and the microphone capsule is continuously monitored for open and short circuits. Top, bottom and rear cable entry points are provided by means of ‘knock-outs’ in the enclosure, while the field connections are provided by means of a set of terminals on the inside rear panel of the back box. The EMS10, EMS20 and EMS50 are compatible with the whole range of ASL Voice Alarm and Public Address systems, and are designed to comply with EN54-16, ISO 7240-16 and BS5839-8. An All-Call version is available for applications which require this.
EMS IMPLEMENTATION OPTIONS Single Router Connection
Dual Redundant Connection to a Single Router
Connection to Dual Redundant Routers
Daisy Chain Router Connection
Vandal Proof SAP02
Station Announcement Point • Fully monitored (Capsule, audio and serial links to router) • Vandal resistant • IP65 • Status LEDs (Power and Fault) The SAP02 Station Announcement Point is housed in an IP65 vandal resistant, lockable wall-mounting box. It is designed to work with the whole range of ASL Voice Alarm and Public Address systems, and is normally used for making announcements to station platforms. The unit features indicators for ‘Busy’ and ‘Speak Now’. A processor within the Station Announcement Point interfaces all LEDs and switches to the Router by means of a serial interface, while microphone audio is provided as a balanced 0 dBu (nominal) analogue signal. The SAP02 can optionally house a RMR02 Radio Microphone Receiver to enable remote (Radio Microphone) announcements to be made in addition to the SAP’s standard local (Fist Microphone) announcements.
Desk top rugged stainless steel Microphone • Fully monitored (Capsule, audio and serial links to router) • Vandal resistant • Four zones buttons with Busy and Select LEDs • Button annotation provided behind a sturdy glass window The RMS04 is designed to be flush mounted within a desk or console. It is designed to work with the whole range of ASL Public Address and Voice Alarm Systems. The microphone’s construction is of a rugged stainless steel console with abuse resistant buttons, so that it is vandal resistant. Except for the gooseneck, the microphone is IP65 rated.
Railway Radio Microphones RPA-01 The RPA01 PA Radio Microphone Transmitter is a multi-channel UHF handheld microphone, which is designed to work with the Radio Microphone Receiver installed either within the ASL Station. Announcement Points (SAP02) or the ASL PAVA rack. The unit incorporates an internal aerial and microphone, and has ten selectable channels. The unit features a LCD display to show the selected channel number and the battery level
RMR02 The RMR02 Radio Microphone Receivers is a self-contained high quality, fully synthesised diversity receiver, designed to fit within the ASL SAP02. The Receivers are capable of working on ten frequencies that are selectable via a rotary switch
RRM02 The RMR02 Radio Microphone Receivers is a self-contained high quality, fully synthesised diversity receiver in an IP65 enclosure to be interfaced to PAVA equipment through 0dB audio.
Remote I/O Expander Unit • RS485 bus with up to 9 units • 12 analogue inputs (0-5 VDC) • 12 digital (opto-isolated) inputs • 12 digital (open collector) outputs The BMB01 is an input and output control port (I/O) expander for the VAR, Vipedia and IPAM series of routers. Up to 9 remote BMB01 units, cab beconnected by a multi-drop RS485 serial interface. These input and output control ports may be used for functions such as: Program Selection, Volume Control, Fault Input, Routing Control, Routing Reset Input, External Fault Input, and Busy Output. The BMB01 is housed in a DIN-rail mountable enclosure suitable for use either within a central equipment rack or remotely, at distances of up to 1km from the Routers.
ANS04 / ANS04E Ambient Noise Sensors
• Microphone and electronic surveillance • IP65 die-cast aluminium enclosure • Speech band weighted response • Dual measurement range • Status LEDs (Power and Fault) • Extended temperature from -40°C to +50°C (ANS04E) Each ASL Public Address or Voice Alarm system is able to support the connection of multiple ANS04 units, each of which interfaces to an analogue input of a BMB01 Remote I/O Unit. The ANS sensor detects ambient noise using its built-in microphone. The detected signal is weighted with a speech-band response for the best system performance, and is then translated to a value of measured ambient noise in dBA. This value is used to proportionally adjust the Public Address or Voice Alarm system output gain for the configured output channel or channels. The system is set up for the maximum broadcast volume without the ANS sensor, and the ANS system then reduces the gain from this level when the zone is quiet. Two ambient noise measurement ranges are selectable, depending on the required system volume and expected ambient noise level: High Range from 65 dBA to 95 dBA, and Low Range from 55 dBA to 85 dBA.
Dynamic Ambient Noise Sensor • PA announcements dynamically and constantly adjusted to suit the current ambient noise • Microphone and electronic surveillance • IP65 die-cast aluminium enclosure • Speech band weighted response • Status LEDs (Power and Fault) The DANS01 Dynamic Ambient Noise Sensor is designed to work with ASL VAR12, VAR20 and Vipedia-12 DSP Routers as part of the ASL DANS Dynamic Ambient Noise Sensing System. ASL Dynamic ANS System constantly maintains the volume of Public Address announcements just above the ambient noise, guaranteeing that announcements are always intelligible, and not excessively loud.
Accessories / Induction Loop system The DANS System employs digital signal processing technology to distinguish the ambient noise from the announcement. This enables adjustments of the broadcast volume level to reflect any variations in ambient noise, even while the announcements are being made. The DANS Sensor uses a built-in microphone to detect the ambient noise, and the DANS System can process ambient noise levels between 55 dBA and 95 dBA.
VC01 / PS01 / VCPS02
Remote Volume Controls and Program Selectors VC01-M Single gang metal panel mounted volume control PS01-M Single gang metal panel mounted program selector VCPS02-M Double gang metal panel mounted volume control and program selector The VC01, PS01 and VCPS02 range of products provide convenient local control of volume and program (source or channel) selection, from attractive wall plate mounted rotary selectors. Up to 12 controls may be connected (via a simple 2 wire interface per control) to a BMB01 unit mounted either locally or at the equipment rack. All controls may be configured to affect multiple or single system inputs and outputs as required.
LMT100 / LMT200
Induction Loop Matching Transformers for M100 and M200 • Input Voltage : 100V RMS • Current output into 0.5R loop LMT100 : 6A RMS (9A Peak) primarily for ASL M100 amplifiers LMT200 : 13A RMS (18A Peak) primarily for ASL M200 amplifiers The LMT100, LMT200 are IP65 rated loop matching transformer units, which enable the ASL 100V Line amplifiers to drive low resistance Audio Frequency Induction Loops (AFILs). These induction loops are typically installed as a single turn conductive loop in passenger lifts, platform shelters, ticket offices, and other areas where it is required to provide a direct transmission of a Public Address or Voice Alarm broadcast to hearing aid wearers. The LMT units contain an End Of Line (EOL) resistor to enable an amplifier equipped with an LSIDC or LSDDC surveillance card to monitor the connection from the amplifier to the LMT unit.
Induction Loop Panel • Fully compliant with AFILS BS and EN60118-4 • Up to 6m2 coverage • Several installing options The ILP01 Induction Loop Panel provides an easily mounted induction loop solution for areas requiring localised induction loop coverage. This Induction Loop system helps service providers comply with the Disability Discrimination Act requirements for the hearing impaired, with the minimum of installation work, and of impact to the aesthetics of the site. The ILP01 Induction Loop Panel is fully compatible and integrated with ASL range of Public Address and Voice Alarm systems, typically using 1, 2 or 3 loops driven from a M100 100 W amplifier.
iVENCS Site and Long Line Control Software
ASL’s iVENCS Control System has a unique fully 3D or 2D GUI, and is a truly open and intuitive integrated management platform offering robust control, monitoring and incident analysis across all safety, security and communications building subsystems. The iVENCS software is fully scalable from simple Public Address control workstations through Long Line PA, Security, and Communication systems, to be equally at home when implemented as a large distributed facility control system controlling dozens of subsystems comprising many tens of thousands of devices. Some of the products from the iVENCS range are :
• DVA02 • Public Address Control Workstation • iVENCS-PA • Semi-custom site and long line Public Address and Customer Information System • iVENCS • Fully customised site and long line management platform • VIPA-OS • ASL’s Public Address VoIP and Data IP Communications platform • VIPA-SIL, VIPA-SDK • Developer libraries for easy third party system integration .
Public Adress Control Workstation and Software
• 2D Graphic GUI with Pan and Zoom and up to 30 pages • Live PA Announcements • Immediate Recorded Message DVA broadcasts • Automated Recorded Message DVA Broadcasts • Powerful broadcast and system control scheduler. • Background Music Control • PA Zone Listen In • Automated Volume Control • Fault Monitoring of the PA System • Fault Monitoring of Other Equipment (Simple SCADA, etc) • Single Integrated Client / Server Workstation The DVA02 is a stand-alone PC based Public Address Control Workstation which provides both control and monitoring of an ASL Public Address or Voice Alarm system. The DVA02 can be used as a graphic microphone display in conjunction with a separate ASL IP microphone, such as a MPS01 IP microphone (as shown in the image above). The DVA02 operates as a paging microphone in which the physical microphone buttons and zone indicators are implemented on the DVA02 graphic display, and integrated with a separate MPS microphone, which also operates independently using its own buttons and controls. Various different pre-announcement chimes can be used, and the customer’s own chimes can be loaded onto the unit. The DVA02 also provides a background music routing function; enables the user to Listen In to announcements being made in any zone of the PA System; and provides automated day / night volume control, with options for additional noise abatement control functions. The DVA02’s Digital Voice Announcer functionality enables PA announcements to be made from recorded ‘Digital Voice Announcer’ (DVA) messages stored within the PC. As well as immediate broadcast functions, DVAs can also be scheduled to be automatically broadcast at intervals, and new DVAs can be recorded by the user.
Control Software The DVA02’s simple and intuitive user interface enables easy and quick operation. The display graphics use standard .png image files, and are normally customised to show the site plan with the physical layout of the PA zones being shown on the screen. The area representing each zone is configurable by the installer and acts as a ‘zone select’ button, with zone selection and announcement status being shown by different colours. The DVA02’s interface to the PA system is via an IP network, across which the PA audio is routed using ASL’s VIPA Voice over IP technology. The DVA02 will work with the whole ASL PA range, including the VIPEDIA IP Audio Router, and the iPA400 and iPAM400 IP PA Amplifiers. The DVA02 can also operate with ASL VAR Routers and with third party PA systems via ASL VIPA-HOST or VIPET IP interfaces. Fault and status reporting is provided for the PA system, and is also provided for any third party equipment which has its fault or status contact outputs connected to the system. The fault indications are shown on the PA display graphics using various representative symbols, and each alarm is assigned a priority to warn users of severe alarms while still reporting minor alarms. A system alarm summary is shown at the top of every screen, while traditional list-based displays can provide details of the active alarms and the alarm history. A hierarchical tree view shows alarm status down to particular equipment within each system area. The DVA02 can also report alarms from third-party equipment. This requires the third-party equipment’s contact alarm or status outputs to be connected to contact inputs on the PA system. All DVA02 functions, and more, are available in the iVENCS-PA semi-custom Public Address and CIS System.
Public Address and Customer Information System
• 3D and 2D Graphic GUI with Pan, Tilt, Rotate and Zoom controls • Live PA Announcements • Immediate Recorded Message DVA broadcasts • Automated Recorded Message DVA Broadcasts • Powerful broadcast and system control scheduler. • DVA Message concatenation • Text to speech option. • Background Music Control • PA Zone Listen In • Automated Volume Control • Fault Monitoring of the PA System • Fault Monitoring of Other Equipment (Simple SCADA, etc) • Client and Server PC Architecture with Dual and Multiple redundancy options • Multi-Screen GUI options • Customer Information System (CIS) integration and built-in CIS Visual display system options • Able to run on either Linux or Windows platforms
iVENCS-PA is a PC-based control system, providing powerful Public Address (PA) and system monitoring functions, all of the DVA02 functions are available, and more. iVENCS-PA can be configured with workstation options of single or multiple displays, and with single or redundant workstation PCs, and has options of single, dual, or multiple redundant servers, all customisable to meet the individual installationâ€™s requirements. The iVENCS-PA GUI can be based around a 2D graphic image of the site, facility, or lone map, or a full Pan, Tilt, Rotate and Zoom enabled 3D display. Combinations of 2D and 3D displays are also available, for instance to show a line map or entire site plan in 2D, plus to have drill down to individual stations or buildings shown as full 3D models. As well as operating as a paging microphone in which the physical microphone buttons and zone indicators are implemented on the 2D or 3D graphic display, and providing a background music routing and Listen In functions, the iVENCS-PA system can provide Text to Speech functionality. PA announcements can be made using fixed pre-recorded DVA messages, user recorded messages, Text-to-Speech converted text messages, and fragmented messages which are assembled into complete messages at broadcast time. As well as immediate broadcast functions, DVAs can also be scheduled to be automatically broadcast at intervals, and new DVA and Textto-Speech messages can also be recorded by the user. Customer information Systems are typically used to provide automated audio and visual customer information for transport infrastructure such as rail lines and airports, and iVENCS-PA can include a built-in Customer Information System which has display driving capability as well as PA functions. Alternatively iVENCS-PA can be integrated with third party CIS systems in order to make automated broadcasts. Modular system design enables only the required functions to be provided at each workstation, and individual user or group, logons enable the required functions to be facilitated according to each userâ€™s specific requirements. All iVENCS-PA functions, and more, are available in the full iVENCS site and long line management platform.
Voice Over IP Public Address Software Platform
• A core module of the iVENCS Control Software range • Real-time audio distribution over IP • No overall limit on channel capacity • Flexible network audio routing capability • High-precision time synchronisation between nodes • Compatible with fibre optic and gigabit Ethernet as well as Networks on legacy copper • Ethernet infrastructure can be used simultaneously for audio and data communications • Professional 48 kHz 16-bit audio as standard, with options for other audio codecs The ASL VIPA library of IP-enabled software solutions runs on either Windows or Linux platforms and provides the core functions of an IP based distributed or single site Public Address system. The base VIPA software includes Voice over IP, interfaces to ASL standard equipment such as Routers and Microphones, and third party interfaces for control and fault reporting. There are options for Digital Voice Announcement facilities, and Remote I/O expansion. VIPA supports full peer-to-peer communications for both Voice and Control, which provides an IP enabled distributed operating platform for ASL software and other applications, including connectivity, control, and monitoring functions. The VIPA software can be installed on any ASL VIPA operating platform, and is standard in the product software for the iVENCS Control System, the iPA400 and iPAM400 Intelligent IP Amplifier Mainframes, and the VIPET IP Audio Controller, as well as other products in the same range. These modules include all the low level control functions that the ASL iVENCS control system is built on. The VIPA-SIL and VIPA-SDK provide a set of tools which enable third party equipment developers to integrate their products with the ASL VIPA and iVENCS systems. For VoIP and simple audio control functions the VIPASIL is a simple Windows dll which enables very rapid integration. If more powerful control and reporting functions are required then the VIPA-SDK provides an extensive toolkit enabling integration with either Windows or Linux based systems.
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Brochure of Public Address and Voice Alarm products manufactured by ASL (Safety and Security) Ltd from Lewes, UK.