Note that your existing HAL3 software configuration files are not compatible with the new HAL3s. This means system designers should either create brand new HAL3s files to use with the new model, or copy and paste all the HAL3 DSP blocks and wires into a new HAL3s file. Then recreate links, presets or paging management settings. You’ll find HAL3s support in the latest version of Halogen software.
The new HAL3s Multiprocessor is shipping now!
A HAL3s Multiprocessor supports 6 in x 10 out audio, with 2 in x 6 out on balanced analog connections, and another 4 in x 4 out digitally through RADs. The two analog Inputs are Line / Line-Plus / Mic / Mic+48V capable. In addition to supporting balanced line and microphone inputs, this configuration allows a stereo pair connection to an input, converting to a single L+R mono signal.
Two DR ports provides support for preset recall, level control and select functions using a DR1, DR2 or DR3. If more logic ins and outs are needed for pots, switches or external indicators, a DR4 or DR5 may be added. DRs can be operated from a RAD port, so up to four DRs can plug into a HAL3s when RADs aren't needed.
A Remote Audio Device (RAD) provides analog to digital conversion at the wall.
Three Digital Remotes simplify end user control and eliminate installer brain fatigue. Use Digital Remotes for volume control, preset recall, source selection, or resetting or toggling system states. All offer customizable backlit LCD screens for intuitive end user labeling. Home run shielded CAT 5e (or better) connections to a HAL or EXP eliminate addressing, external power, and the need to test the cables. Each is available in white, ivory or black, and fit in standard electrical boxes.
The DR4 Logic I/O Expander adds more logic to any HAL for external switches and pots:
The DR5 Switch Controller adds more logic to any HAL, accepting external switches and driving LEDs on a room combine panel.
The DR6 is a fully customizable touchscreen remote for the HAL family. It supports multiple pages or tabs and any set of levels, toggles, selectors and/or commands on the 7-inch LCD display.
The maximum length for CAT 5e cable between ethernet devices is 100 meters.
Shielded CAT 5e between a HAL or EXP and a RAD (carrying 4 channels of digital audio) can run up to 150 meters.
Shielded CAT 5e between a HAL or EXP and a DR (carrying control information) can run up to 300 meters.
It is possible to extend these lengths by increasing distance between the HAL and Expanders. Up to 32 Expanders can daisy-chain from a single HAL, and each can be up to 100 meters apart. For greater distance, off-the shelf Gbit Ethernet media converters are supported. Multimode fiber can run up to 2 kilometers, and singlemode fiber can run up to 12 kilometers.
This background music system supplies stereo audio in three rooms, each with it's own source selector and volume control. One stereo source is fed to the "Line" inputs on the rear of the HAL3s wired + and ground for each channel. Two sources could be used if they are run in mono, wired the "Line-Plus" method of Left+, Right+, and ground. Another input can be away from the HAL3s in it's own room to accept an accessory input like a phone or bluetooth adaptor.
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