IDA8C Master Controller
The IDA8C is a third generation modular system that complies with current architectural demands requiring IP-and/or Fiber-optics Networking to cover for any complex design possible. IDA8 responds to Public Address and Voice Alarm requirements as stated in EN54-16, ISO 7240-16 and BS5839/8, with specific attributes for compliance in large installations.
The IDA8C Controller unit houses: Audio digital signal processing (DSP), matrix control functions, digital message player. Front panel access with; fully monitored fireman microphone, emergency message trigger button(s).
Amplifier monitoring with hot-swap amplifiers, loudspeaker line impedance line monitoring. It can support up to four PSS-AS security microphone consoles with color touch pad and up to eight secured amplifiers plus two backup amplifiers, paging into 8 different zones per unit with A/B-line detection according to the BS5939-part 8. Two free card-slots are available for two optional 4 ch 0 dB audio in-or output cards or two 4 ch AES/EBU cards.
IDA8S Slave units can extent the system configuration with an additional 8 inputs and 8 outputs. The slave units are available with A/B speaker line configurations (IDA8SAB), or for simple single speaker lines per zone (IDA8S). Each input and output channel is fitted with a wide range of pre-and post-processing devices such as; volume controllers, routing mixers and switches, priority and paging components, equalizers, compressors, limiters, delay-lines, etc.
Up to 1 hour of digital messages can be stored providing live-recording or pre-recorded playback. External files can be uploaded (WAV) from a computer into IDA8C. Up to 4 messages in a single IDA8C Controller unit or a total of 48 messages in an IDA8 system, can be played simultaneously into different zones.
IDA8C Controller unit enables operators to see a detailed overview of the operational status of the entire PA system with a single push button. IDA8C Controller unit is able to run an impedance scan of all components connected to it, covering not only the input paging consoles but including connectors, cabling, processing blocks such as compressors and limiters, delay lines and the network and loudspeakers. It stores a reference measurement of the system as it exists in a given configuration and environment. This reference is subsequently stored in the system. Any alterations to this reference will be reported and are logged in an event log file. User definable thresholds can be applied to these references, allowing for customization to match circumstances.
Being EN54-16/ISO 7240-16 and BS5839 part 8 security systems, all components and peripherals are monitored. All incidents are recorded into a data file which can be consulted on the controller module monitor display or on a PC using the ATEÏS Studio remote control software. Also, any detected fault is signaled by a general fault output contact available on the IDA8C Controller unit. A built-in loudspeaker output enables selective listening to all the sources and system’s 100 V output signals.
IDA8C Controller unit is easily configured with our PC based ATEÏS-Studio global software (Windows compatible). Software access can be password protected. Once programmed, the system will be able to work independently (off-line) without the need of a PC to be connected.