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VARIZ NE

VAB-Line
DIGITAL PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM

VARIZ NE
INSTALLATION GUIDE
D I G I TA L E S E L A - S Y S T E M
VARIZONE INSTALLATION GUIDE 2

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Contents
I. Introduction 6
I.1. Application 6
I.2. Reader’s Information 6
I.3. How to Read 6
I.4. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) 8
I.5. Safety Regulations 8
II. VARIZONE VAB-Line VAB1 Controller 9
II.1. Application and Features 9
II.2. Basic VAB1 - Description 10
II.2.1. Basic VAB1 - Front Side 10
II.2.2. Basic VAB1 - Rear Side 12
II.3. Extension Cards for the VAB1 Controller 17
II.3.1. EVAC Interface Card 18
II.3.2. Paging Interface Card 19
II.3.3. DSS Interface Card 20

III. VAB-Line Digital Speaker System (DSS) Bus 22


III.1. VAB-Line DSS Bus - General Information 22
III.1.1. Bus Characteristics 22
III.1.2. Data Exchange 22
III.1.3. Bus Cabling Variants 23
III.1.4. Order of Installation 23
III.2. VAB-Line DSS Bus - System Overviews 24
III.2.1. Basic Components 24
III.2.2. Additional Components - Data and Power Refresh 27
III.2.21. Line Interface 27
III.2.22. Repeater 28
III.2.23. Power Bridge 29
III.2.3. Additional Components - Line Manager 31
II.3. VAB-Line DSS Bus 33

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III.3.1. Termination 33
III.3.2. CAT5 Cabling 36
III.3.21. Basic Components 36
II.3.22. Additional Components - Power/Data Refresh 43
II.3.23. Additional Components - Line Manager 52
III.3.3. J-Y(ST)Y Cabling 59
III.3.31. Basic Components 59
III.3.32. Additional Components Power/Data Refresh 62
III.3.33. Additional Components - Line Manager 70

IV. VAB-Line Paging Bus 72


IV.1. VAB-Line Paging Bus - General Information 72
IV.1.1. Bus Characteristics 72
IV.1.2. Data Exchange 72
IV.1.3. Order of Installation 72
IV.2. VAB-Line Paging Bus - System Overviews 73
IV.2.1. Bus Internal Power Supply of the Paging Stations 73
IV.2.11. Example 1 73
IV.2.12. Example 2 74
IV.2.2. Combination of Internal and External Power Supply of the Paging Stations 75
IV.2.21. Example 3  75
IV.2.22. Example 4  76
IV.3. VAB-Line Paging Bus 77
IV.3.1. Termination 77
IV.3.2. CAT5 Cabling 78
IV.3.21. Bus Internal Power Supply of the Paging Station 78
IV.3.22. External Power Supply of the Paging Stations 81
IV.3.3. J-Y(ST)Y Cabling 83
IV.3.31. Bus Internal Power Supply of the Paging Station 83
IV.3.32. External Power Supply of the Paging Station 86

V. Addressing of VAB-Line Modules 87


V.1. DSS Bus 87
V.1.1. Address Assignment 87
V.1.2. Addressing of I-PAMs 93

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V.1.3. Addressing of Power Bridges and Repeaters 95


V.1.4. Addressing of Other Modules 95
V.2. VAB-Line Paging Bus 96
V.2.1. Address Assignment 96
V.2.2. Carrying out of the Module Addressing 97

VI. Cable Testing 99


VI.1. CAT5 Cable Testing 99
VI.2. J-Y(ST)Y Cable Testing 99
VII. Handheld Programmer 100
VII.1. Description of the Handheld Programmer 100
VII.1.1. Top Side 100
VII.1.2. Bottom Side 102
VII.1.3. Rear side 103
VII.2. VAB-Line DSS Bus Use of the Handheld Programmer 104
VII.2.1. General Information on Cable Testing and Module Addressing 104
VII.2.2. Preparations 105
VII.2.21. Preparation of the VAB-Line DSS Bus 105
VII.2.22. Preparation of the Handheld Programmer 107
VII.2.3. Installation of the Handheld Programmer 107
VII.2.4. Cable Testing Procedure 110
VII.2.41. Continuation if no Cable Defect Has Been Detected 111
VII.2.42. Continuation if a Cable Defect Has Been Detected 111
VII.2.5. Module Addressing Procedure 112

VIII. Accessories 114


VIII.1. Cables 114

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I. Introduction
I.1. Application
This installation guide is meant to enable qualified personnel for the installation of PA systems to install a KLOTZ
DIGITAL VARIZONE VAB-Line system.

I.2. Reader’s Information


There is a certain hierarchy of warnings in this installation guide. The warnings are printed in bold letters
and are marked by a warning sign at the margin.
1. WARNING!
2. CAUTION!
3. NOTE!

WARNING The term WARNING will be used wherever danger is imminent. The possible consequences may be death or
severe injury (personal injury).

CAUTION The term CAUTION will be used wherever a dangerous situation is possible. The possible consequences
include death, severe or light injury (personal injury), damage to property (destruction of modules) or
environmental hazards (fire damage).
In any case, the failure to observe/comply with these instructions will result in the loss of guarantee.

The term NOTE will be used for marking recommendations on the use. These sections contain additional
information, recommendations, hints and tips.
Non-compliance with these recommendations may result in damage to property, e.g. to the system or the soft-
ware.

I.3. How to Read


• In this guide the following designations are used:
- “Quotation marks“ indicate terms which are used on the VARIZONE GUI, on VARIZONE components’ sur-
faces and in MS Windows©.
- Bold types and italics are used for accentuations.

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• In this guide the following abbreviations are used:


Abbreviation Stands for ...
A/D analog / digital
ADDR/Addr address
amp amplifier
CH channel
CLK clock
CS chip (= module) select
D/A digital / analog
D/I data input (pin configuration of I-PAM volume control and Channel Select Extensions)
D/O data output (pin configuration of I-PAM volume control and Channel Select Extensions)
DSS Bus digital speaker system bus
GND ground
GUI graphical user interface
HP headphones
(unique) ID (unique) identifier
I/F interface
I/O input/output
I-PAM integrated programmable amplifier module
L phase conductor
LS loudspeaker
mic microphone
N neutral conductor
PE protection earth (protective earth conductor)
PG power good
PSU power supply unit
preamp (microphone) preamplifier
RD read (pin configuration of I-PAM volume control and Channel Select Extensions)
RX receive
SB standby (amplifier channel)
SRC sample rate converter
sync synchronization
TX transmit
VAB1 Controller Voice evacuation, Announcement, Background music controller, first generation
VARIZONE VAB-Line VARIZONE based on the VARIZONE VAB1 Controller
VOL CTRL volume control
WR write (pin configuration of I-PAM volume control and Channel Select Extensions)

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I.4. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)


With this sign electronic components that are sensible to electrostatic discharge are marked. Some of the
VARIZONE VAB-Line system components are equipped with such electronic components. In case it should be
necessary to work on electronic components marked with this sign, the handling has to be carried out according
to IEC 61340. Provide for a proper earthing of persons and tools while handling such electronic components.

I.5. Safety Regulations


This installation guide is written for qualified personnel. KLOTZ DIGITAL suppose that all installation works are
exclusively done by qualified specialists taking account of general and site particular safety regulations. Likewise,
all servicing instructions are for use by qualified personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not per-
form any servicing other than that contained in the operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so. Refer
all servicing to qualified service personnel.
The specialists carrying out installation or servicing works have to follow the guidelines of VDE/ISO as well as the
guidelines of the responsible trade associations. When installing, repairing or maintaining devices or systems,
the nationally applicable safety standards (IEC) as well as the regulations for the prevention of industrial acci-
dents are to be followed.
For system installations in the USA, the standard NEC / NFPA 70 needs to be followed.

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II. VARIZONE VAB-Line VAB1 Controller


II.1. Application and Features
The VARIZONE VAB-Line VAB1 Controller is the digital central unit for small and medium-sized PA systems,
which can be used for the following:
• To play background music in individually defined zones
• To make announcements in individually defined zones
• To run, control and monitor an emergency warning and evacuation system according to EN 60849

The VAB1 is available as a basic version or it can be additionally equipped with optionally available extension
cards. A basic VAB1 Controller has the following features:
• Control elements (display and buttons) to carry out and indicate settings and selections
• 5 LEDs for status, error and alarm indication
• Audio monitoring loudspeaker with volume control
• 4 DSS Buses, each one with 8 audio channels and 125 W power*
• 8 trigger inputs (GPI)
• 8 trigger outputs (GPI)
• 4 control voltage inputs
• 5 V DC output to trigger the GPI inputs
• 2 microphone inputs with gain control per input
• 3 stereo line inputs (being internally converted into 3 mono line inputs)
• RS422 interface
• CMI interface
• USB interface
• Redundant 48 V PSU connector
• 7 slots for optionally available extension cards

The following cards are optionally available for the VAB1 Controller:
• EVAC Interface Card
• Paging Interface Card with 4 inputs**
• DSS Interface Card with 4 outputs*
The cards are inserted into the slots on the rear side of the VAB1 Controller.

* Available with RJ45 or Phoenix-type connectors for DSS Bus cabling.


** Available with RJ45 or Phoenix-type connectors for Paging Bus cabling.

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II.2. Basic VAB1 - Description


Following, the connectors and operating elements of the VAB1 Controller are described on the basis of illustra-
tions of the front and rear panel of the device.

II.2.1. Basic VAB1 - Front Side


Audio monitoring unit Control element to carry out and LEDs for status, error
with volume control indicate settings and selections and alarm indication
A B C

Cover plate on the assembly opening for the


optionally available evacuation microphone

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A a Audio monitoring unit


The audio monitoring unit includes a loudspeaker and a volume control knob. The loudspeaker serves to monitor
audio channels that have been selected via the control element. With the control knob, the monitoring volume of
the selected audio channels can be adjusted.
The loudspeaker of the audio monitoring unit also serves to transmit an audio warning in case of a system error.

B B control element
With the control element, settings and selections can be carried out and indicated. The control element consists
of a monochrome graphic LC display and 6 push buttons. The push buttons are used to carry out settings and
selections, the display indicates the settings and selections.

C C LEDs
The VAB1’s front panel is equipped with the following 5 LEDs:
LED Color State Meaning
“ALARM” red lights permanently The system is in the alarm mode.
“ERROR” yellow • lights permanently • Indicates the detection of an error that does not endanger an
evacuation.
• blinks • Indicates the detection of an error that endangers an evacuation.
“RUN” green blinks The system is running correctly.
“POWER ON” green lights permanently The standard PSU is operating correctly.
“48 V OK” green lights permanently A sufficient redundant voltage supply is available.

D Cover plate
Each basic VAB1 Controller is equipped with a metal plate on its front panel. This metal plate serves to cover an
assembly opening designed for the installation of an optionally available evacuation microphone.

D NOTE!
Before such a microphone can be installed, the metal plate needs to be removed.

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II.2.2. Basic VAB1 - Rear Side


5 V DC RS422 Gain control for
output port microphone inputs
C E H
Trigger Trigger Control volt- CMI Microphone Slots for optionally available extension cards
inputs outputs age inputs port inputs (covered with blank panels when not used)
A B D F G I

Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6 Slot 7

Redundant
power con- O
nector

N M K
Power socket with fuse DSS Bus Line
and ON/OFF switch outputs L outputs J
USB Line
port inputs

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NOTE!
The foregoing illustration shows the rear panel of the VAB1 Controller in the RJ45 DSS Bus variant. The VAB1
Controller is also available with Phoenix-type connectors for DSS Bus cabling. Following, the VAB1 Controller is
described on the basis of the foregoing illustration. All variant-depending differences are described in the corre-
sponding passages of this document.
Trigger inputs a Trigger inputs
A
The trigger inputs 1-8 are used to connect external devices that can affect internal audio routings or other
actions. Via an external contact, internal audio routings can be changed, deleted, activated, muted or the like.
A possible application could be to route a telephone signal into defined zones of a building.

Trigger outputs B Trigger outputs


B
Via the trigger outputs 1-8, external devices can be controlled. These outputs can for instance activate visual
signals (e.g. flashlights) or audible signals (e.g. alarm sirens) as soon as the system enters the alarm mode.

DC Out 5 V C DC out 5 V
C
The 5 V DC provided via this output serve to trigger the trigger inputs so that no external power supply for the
trigger inputs is needed.

Control voltage inputs D Control voltage inputs


D
The control voltage inputs allow for the connection of external, variable control devices such as potentiom-
eters for volume control.

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RS422 port E RS422 port


E
The RS422 port is meant to connect another system (e.g flight control system) to the VAB1 Controller.

CMI port F CMI port


F
The CMI port is designed for the connection of proprietary KLOTZ DIGITAL CMI bus devices.

Microphone G Microphone inputs


inputs
G Via the microphone inputs, dynamic and condenser microphones can be connected to the VAB1 Controller.
Switchable phantom powering allows for the installation of both microphone types. The microphone inputs
are also suitable for generic line signals.

Microphone H Gain control for microphone inputs


inputs
H The VAB1 Controller is equipped with 2 gain control potentiometers. These potentiometers are used to adjust
the VAB1 Controller’s microphone preamplifier to the levels of the connected microphones. The potentiom-
eter labeled “MIC 1 Gain” serves to adjust microphone 1. With the potentiometer labeled “MIC Gain 2” the
adjustments for microphone 2 are carried out.

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Slots for optionally available extension cards I Slots for extension cards
(covered with blank panels when not used)
I The VAB1 Controller has 7 slots for the insertion of optionally available extension cards. The following exten-
sion cards for the VAB1 Controller are available:
• EVAC Interface Card with EVAC Front Panel
• Paging Interface Card
• DSS Interface Card
Slot 1 Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 Slot 5 Slot 6 Slot 7
The different types of extension cards cannot arbitrarily be inserted in any of the available slots but have to
be used as follows:
• EVAC Interface Card for slot 1
• Paging Interface Card for slots 2 and 3
• DSS Interface Card for slots 6 and 7
Slots 4 and 5 are not yet defined but are reserved for future purposes.

NOTE!
Before an extension card can be inserted in one of the slots, the VAB1’s top cover and the corresponding blank
panel need to be removed as described in the VAB1 Controller Quick Start Guide.

J Line inputs
The line inputs can be used to feed in up to 3 stereo line inputs e.g. from a CD player. Incoming stereo sig-
nals are internally converted into mono signals.

J
Line inputs

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K Line outputs
Via the line outputs, unamplified analog signals can be output e.g. to amplifiers for amplification and trans-
mission via loudspeakers.
K
Line outputs

L USB port
The USB port serves to connect a PC to the VAB1 Controller. A PC needs to be connected for the initial con-
L figuration of the system. Once having made the initial configuration, all further settings can be carried out and
USB port displayed via the VAB1 Controller’s front panel control and indication elements. Nevertheless, it is possible to
permanently connect a PC to telemonitor all system components such as loudspeakers, EVAC microphone
and internal message memory. The USB port can also be used to control the device.

M DSS Bus outputs


The VAB1 Controller is equipped with 4 DSS Bus output connectors used for the following:
• To distribute electrical power to the connected DSS Bus modules (e.g. I-PAMs)
• To distribute audio data to the connected DSS Bus components (unidirectional data flow)
• To allow for the exchange of control data between the VAB1 Controller and the connected DSS Bus
components (bidirectional data flow)
In addition to the VAB1 Controller in the RJ45 DSS Bus variant as illustrated on the left, the controller is also
M available with Phoenix-type connectors for DSS Bus cabling. The VAB1 Controller in the Phoenix-type con-
nector DSS Bus variant is equipped with the following 5-pin Phoenix connectors:
DSS Bus outputs
Phoenix MSTB 2,5/5 GF-5.08

NOTE!
The Phoenix-type counterparts for the bus cable are included in delivery.

N Power socket with fuse and ON/OFF switch


The VAB1 Controller is connected to the power supply system via its built-in power socket. The power socket
is protected by a fuse. Replace fuses must be of the same type as the original one according to the labeling
N on the fuse holder. With the ON/OFF switch, the controller is switched on and off as marked on the switch.
Power socket with fuse
and ON/OFF switch

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CAUTION CAUTION!
The VAB1 Controller is not completely disconnected from the power supply system until the power plug of the
controller is removed from the wall outlet. The properly grounded wall outlet should be located at an easily attain-
able place close to the VAB1 Controller.

Redundant O Redundant power connector


power con- O
nector The redundant power connector to the left of the DSS Bus output connectors can be used to connect an
external 48 V PSU for redundancy purposes.

NOTE!
The redundant PSU is not included in delivery and has to be provided by the customer.

II.3. Extension Cards for the VAB1 Controller


The VAB1 Controller can be equipped with the following optionally available extension cards:
• EVAC Interface Card
• Paging Interface Card
• DSS Interface Card
In the following sections, the extension cards are described in detail.

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II.3.1. EVAC Interface Card

Fireman
A Panel
connector

COM RS422
B connector

Trigger
C input/output
connector

a Fireman Panel connector


Fireman The Fireman Panel connector serves to connect a proprietary KLOTZ DIGITAL Fireman Panel to the VAB1
A Panel Controller.
connector

B Com RS422 connector


COM RS422 This COM RS422 connector can be used to interconnect the VAB1 Controller and the central fire alarm
B connector system.

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C Trigger input/output connector


Trigger The Trigger input/output connector provides 2 trigger inputs and 2 trigger outputs. Among other things, the
C input/output trigger inputs allow for the connection of the VAB1 Controller to the central fire alarm system. The trigger
connector
outputs can for instance be used to trigger switches serving to indicate system errors.

NOTE!
The EVAC Interface Card includes an EVAC Front Panel providing a microphone and an alarm button. The EVAC
Front Panel has to be attached to the VAB1 Controller’s front panel according to the mounting instructions in the
VAB1 Quick Start Guide or in the Installation Instructions for VAB1 Extensions.

II.3.2. Paging Interface Card

Paging
A Buses 1-4

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a Paging Buses 1-4


The Paging Interface Card provides 4 Paging Station inputs for the connection of proprietary KLOTZ DIGI-
TAL Paging Stations. The power supply of the Paging Stations is carried out via the bus.

The foregoing illustration shows a Paging Interface Card with RJ45 connectors. This card is also available
with the following Phoenix-type bus connectors:

Phoenix MCD 1,5/4 G1F-3.81

NOTE!
The Phoenix-type counterparts for the bus cable are included in delivery

II.3.3. DSS Interface Card

DSS Buses
A 1-4

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a DSS Buses 1-4


The DSS Bus interface card provides 4 DSS Bus outputs for the connection of proprietary KLOTZ DIGITAL
DSS Bus modules (e.g. Line Manager).

NOTE!
Unlike the 4 powered DSS Buses provided by the VAB1 Controller, these DSS Buses do not carry any power.
Therefore, power needs to be fed in via the VAB-Line Line Interface before active DSS modules can be installed
on the DSS Buses coming from the DSS Interface Card.

The foregoing illustration shows a DSS Interface Card with RJ45 connectors. This card is also available with
the following Phoenix-type bus connectors:

Phoenix MC 1,5/5 GF-3.81

NOTE!
The Phoenix-type counterparts for the bus cable are included in delivery

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III. VAB-Line Digital Speaker System (DSS) Bus


III.1. VAB-Line DSS Bus - General Information
III.1.1. Bus Characteristics
The VAB-Line Digital Speaker System (DSS) Bus is a proprietary KLOTZ DIGITAL bus system with proprietary
KLOTZ DIGITAL bus format. The DSS Bus has the following functions:
• Distribution of electrical power to the DSS Bus modules
• Distribution of audio data to the DSS Bus modules (unidirectional data flow)
• Distribution of control data to and from the DSS Bus modules (bidirectional data exchange)

The installation of the VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus components can be realized either via CAT5 or via
J-Y(ST)Y cables. Regardless which of these cable types is used for the installation of the DSS Bus components
the cable length should not exceed 200 m (660 ft) before one of the following DSS Bus components is installed:
• Repeater for data refresh
• Power Bridge for data and power refresh
Although the bus connection is electrically interrupted by the installation of a Repeater or Power Bridge, all
cable sections are part of one and the same DSS Bus, because the same audio and control data are exchanged
between the sections.

III.1.2. Data Exchange


The control and audio data exchange between the VARIZONE controller and the DSS Bus components can be
realized as follows:
• Via the 4 built-in DSS Bus RJ45 or Phoenix-type connectors on the rear panel of the VAB-Line VARIZONE
controller
• Via the 4 DSS Bus RJ45 connectors or Phoenix-type connectors on the optionally available VAB-Line DSS
Interface Card (if existent)

NOTE!
The DSS Buses of the optionally available VAB-Line DSS Interface Card are not powered. When installing mod-
ules on such an unpowered DSS Bus, the following items must be considered:
• DSS Bus modules with an external power supply (e.g. Line Manager) can be connected to an unpowered
DSS Bus without any difficulty.
• DSS Bus modules that are powered via the bus (e.g. I-PAMS) can only be connected to the originally unpow-
ered DSS Bus after a Line Interface.

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III.1.3. Bus Cabling Variants


The installation of the VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus can be realized with the following 2 bus cabling variants:
• CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors
• J-Y(ST)Y cable with Phoenix-type connectors

All VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus components are available with the following 2 DSS and paging panel bus con-
nector types:
• RJ45 panel connectors for the CAT5/RJ45 cabling variant
• Phoenix-type connectors for the J-Y(ST)Y/Phoenix-type connector cabling variant

III.1.4. Order of Installation


Proceed as follows to install a VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus:
1. Run the cables according to the cable installation plan.
2. Install all connectors according to the cable installation plan.
3. Connect all DSS Bus components according to the installation plan.
4. Test the cables as described in section VI. and the corresponding subsections of section VII. of this
document for the following:
• Short circuit
• Continuity
• Polarity

5. Address the modules as described in section V. of this document.


6. Carry out the DSS Bus termination at the last module of the DSS Bus as described in section III.3.1 below.
7. Power up the system.
8. Make sure that all modules are detected by the VAB1 Controller.

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III.2. VAB-Line DSS Bus - System Overviews


III.2.1. Basic Components
The following illustration shows the fragment of an VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus containing the basic compo-
nents of a VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus system.
The basic components of a VARIZONE DSS Bus system are:
• VAB1 (Voice evacuation, Announcement, Background music) 1st generation controller used for the following:
- Distribution of digital audio data to the VAB-Line DSS Bus
- Exchange of digital control data with the VAB-Line DSS Bus
- Feed-in of power to the VAB-Line DSS Bus
• I-PAM (Integrated Programmable Amplifier Module) for the selection, processing and amplification of signals

NOTE!
The I-PAM is not a stand-alone module. It needs to be integrated into other devices, e.g. loudspeakers.

With the illustrated basic components, digital signals coming from the VAB1 Controller added by power can be
sent to an I-PAM and processed by the I-PAM.
Via an I-PAM the following signal processing can be carried out:
• Selection of 2 out of 8 available digital audio channels from the VAB-Line DSS Bus
• Setting of the volume of digital audio signals
• Amplification of audio signals for the transmission via speakers

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VAB1 Controller, basic version

DSS
Bus

NOTE!
The bus is not inter-
rupted by the I-PAM,
because the bus I-PAM
cables before and
after the I-PAM are
internally connected
in the loudspeaker Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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VARIZONE VAB-Line I-PAMs can be equipped with optionally available Volume Control and Channel Select
Extensions.

NOTE!
The Volume Control and Channel Select Extensions are installed as follows:
• The Volume Control Extension is directly connected to the I-PAM. It is possible to install only a Volume Control
Extension without a Channel Select Extension.
• The Channel Select Extension is indirectly connected to the I-PAM via the Volume Control Extension. There-
fore, it not possible to install only a Channel Select Extension without a Volume Control Extension.

The illustration below shows a VAB-Line DSS Bus with the following components:
• I-PAM with the maximum possible number of loudspeakers
• I-PAM with the maximum possible number of loudspeakers and Volume Control Extensions
• I-PAM with the maximum possible number of loudspeakers, Volume Control and Channel Select Extensions
DSS Bus

DSS Bus
Channel Select
Extensions 1 + 2

Volume Control Volume Control


Extensions 1 + 2 Extensions 1 + 2

I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM


1 2 3
Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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III.2.2. Additional Components - Data and Power Refresh


Long cables and the installation of many modules may cause the following situations on a VAB-Line DSS Bus:
• Due to a long cable connection the quality of the transferred signals has reduced that much that a data
refresh is necessary.
• The power on the DSS Bus is not sufficient for the supply of more modules. A power refresh is necessary if
more modules are to be installed.
The VARIZONE VAB-Line offers the following devices to refresh the DSS Bus data and to feed power into the
DSS Bus:
• Line Interface to feed in power
• Data Repeater to refresh the data
• Power Bridge to refresh the data and the power on the bus
The following sections provide examples of the installation of a Line Interface, a Data Repeater and a Power
Bridge.

III.2.21. Line Interface


NOTE!
DSS Buses coming from a VAB-Line DSS Interface Card do not carry any power. Therefore, a Line Interface
must be installed directly after the DSS Interface Card for power feed-in before DSS modules can be power-sup-
VAB1 Controller, equipped
with a DSS Interface Card plied via the DSS Bus.

DSS
Line Interface Bus

I-PAM I-PAM
1 2
Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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III.2.22. Repeater
Whenever the quality of the signals on a DSS Bus is insufficient but no additional power is needed at this point,
DSS Bus Repeaters are used. The use of Repeaters is required for the bridging of distances of more than 200 m (660 ft)*
coming from between 2 DSS Bus modules.
the VARIZONE
controller

DSS Bus
110/230 V AC
Installation of other modules
than Repeaters between
Repeater and Power Bridge
Repeater is not possible. Insufficient Power Bridge 1 I-PAM 1 I-PAM 2
power supply! Single Mode
LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2

* Depending on specific cable type

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III.2.23. Power Bridge


The VARIZONE system offers the Power Bridge in 2 different designs:
• As a Single Mode Power Bridge
• As a Split Mode Power Bridge
Single Mode Power Bridges are used if the DSS Bus is extended in 1 line as shown in the example below.
An example for the installation of Split Mode Power Bridges follows in the next example.

Single Mode Power Bridge


DSS Bus
coming
from the
VARIZONE
controller

DSS Bus
110/230 V AC

Power Bridge 1 I-PAM 1 I-PAM 2 I-PAM 3 I-PAM 4


Single Mode
LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2

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Split Mode Power Bridge

DSS Bus Split Mode Power Bridges are used if it is required to split the DSS Bus e.g. in order to transfer signals of a DSS
coming Bus to different wings of a building.
from the
VARIZONE
controller

DSS Bus

110/230 V AC

Power Bridge 1 I-PAM 1 I-PAM 2 I-PAM 3 I-PAM 4


Split Mode
LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2

DSS Bus

110/230 V AC

Power Bridge 2 I-PAM 5 I-PAM 6 I-PAM 7 I-PAM 8


Single Mode
LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2 LS 1 LS 2

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III.2.3. Additional Components - Line Manager


The VARIZONE Line Manager makes it possible to carry out the following:
• to monitor a 70 V / 100 V sound reinforcement system
• to interconnect a VARIZONE VAB-Line system and a 70 V / 100 V sound reinforcement system and monitor
the 70 V / 100 V sound reinforcement system

The picture below gives an example of the monitoring of a 70 V / 100 V sound reinforcement system with the
VARIZONE VAB-Line Line Manager.

Loudspeaker
lines

Line Manager

DSS Bus
70 V / 100 V
amplifier VAB 1

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In the following figure it is illustrated how a VARIZONE VAB-Line system and a 70 V / 100 V sound reinforcement
system are interconnected and monitored via a VARIZONE Line Manager.

DSS Bus

Loudspeaker
lines
I-PAM
LS 1 LS 1
Line Manager

70 V / 100 V DSS Bus


amplifier VAB 1

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II.3. VAB-Line DSS Bus


III.3.1. Termination
Each bus section needs to be terminated on either side.
The beginning of the complete VAB-Line DSS Bus is automatically terminated at the DSS Bus outputs of the
VARIZONE controller respectively of the VAB-Line DSS Interface Card. The RJ45 connector outputs for the
CAT5 cabling variant are terminated with 100 Ω. The Phoenix-type outputs for the J-Y(ST)Y cabling variant are
terminated with 90 Ω. The end of the complete VAB-Line DSS Bus has to be terminated by the last module on
the bus.
If the DSS Bus consists of 2 or more sections all necessary terminations between the VAB-Line VARIZONE
controller and the last module on the complete DSS Bus are carried out by the installed Repeaters and Power
Bridges as follows:
• Repeater Termination at the DSS Bus input Previous bus section is terminated at the end
Termination at the DSS Bus output Next bus section is terminated at the beginning

• Single Mode Termination at the split line output Previous bus section is terminated at the end
Power Bridge Termination at the DSS Bus output Next bus section is terminated at the beginning

• Split Mode Termination at the DSS Bus output Next bus section is terminated at the beginning
Power Bridge

NOTE!
The Split Mode Power Bridge has 1 input and 2 outputs functioning as follows:

Connector Function Termination


Input, labeled as follows: Connection to the DSS Bus section previ- No termination included.
“IN DSS Bus” ous to the Split Mode Power Bridge.
Split line output, labeled as follows: Data transfer to another Split Mode or to a Terminated by default via a removable termination
“OUT DSS Bus to Split Power Bridge” Single Mode Power Bridge. Via this output resistor. The resistor must be removed before the
the DSS Bus section previous to the Split split line cable can be plugged in. It is not neces-
Mode Power Bridge is continued. sary to terminate the split line as it is the continua-
tion of the previous bus section.
DSS Bus output, labeled as follows: Data transfer to a new DSS Bus section. Integrated permanent termination that cannot be
“OUT DSS Bus” The new section begins at this output. removed.

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The I-PAMs are terminated by means of removable 90 Ω or 100 Ω resistors. On a CAT5-cabled DSS Bus, the
last I-PAM needs to be terminated with 100 Ω. The last I-PAM on a J-Y(ST)Y-cabled DSS Bus requires a 90 Ω
termination.

NOTE!
The removable termination resistors are included in the delivery of both the VAB1 Controller and the Line Inter-
face as follows:
• RJ45 version: Four RJ45 connectors with 100 Ω termination, one connector per DSS Bus, to be
plugged in
• Screw terminal /
Phoenix-type version: Eight 90 Ω resistors, two resistors per DSS Bus, to be screwed in
The following illustration provides a basic survey of how to integrate an I-PAM into a DSS Bus.

DSS In
DSS Bus
connector Customized
4 solution, pro-
on I-PAM 3
PCB, view J1 2 vided by the
from above system integrator
1 DSS Out

In the next illustration it is shown how the termination of an I-PAM installed at the end of an CAT5-cabled DSS
Bus could be realized.

I-PAM PCB,
side view DSS
Out
Removable
J1 RJ45 connec-
DSS
In tor with 100 Ω
DSS Bus connec- g in termination
tor on I-PAM PCB Plu
CAT5 DSS Bus
input cable with
RJ45 connector

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The following two examples serve to illustrate exemplarily how to carry out the termination of an I-PAM con-
nected to a J-Y(ST)Y-cabled DSS Bus. In the first illustration, the I-PAM is connected to the DSS Bus via a
single-strip Phoenix connector. The second illustration provides a solution with a T-type connector.

I-PAM PCB, Screw in the 90 Ω


side view resistors as follows:
RX+
J1 Screwed in
removable 90 Ω
DSS Bus connec- Plug in 90 Ω resistors
tor on I-PAM PCB RX-
Phoenix TX+
single-strip DSS
connector In + Out
90 Ω

DSS Bus input TX-


cable wires

I-PAM PCB,
side view Screw in the 90 Ω
resistors as follows:

J1 RX+
Screwed in
removable
Plug in 90 Ω resistors 90 Ω
DSS Bus connec-
tor on I-PAM PCB
RX-
DSS Out TX+
Phoenix
T-type DSS In
connector 90 Ω

TX-
DSS Bus input
cable wires

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III.3.2. CAT5 Cabling


III.3.21. Basic Components
The heart of the VARIZONE VAB-Line system is the VARIZONE VAB1 Controller. The VAB1 Controller offers 4
VAB-Line DSS Bus outputs used for the following:
• Transmission of audio data from the VARIZONE controller to the DSS Bus modules
• Exchange of control data between VARIZONE controller and DSS Bus modules
• Transmission of power from the VARIZONE controller to the DSS Bus modules

Another basic VAB-Line component is the I-PAM. The I-PAM is used to select audio signals from the DSS Bus,
process the signals if necessary and amplify them for transmission via speakers. Each I-PAM can be additionally
equipped with Volume Control and Channel Select Extensions.

The whole DSS Bus connection is realized via CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors, starting at the female RJ45
connectors on the back of the VARIZONE controller labeled “DSS Bus 1-4”.

Following, the cabling details of the connection between a VAB-Line VARIZONE controller and an I-PAM
mounted to a loudspeaker are illustrated exemplarily on the basis of 1 DSS Bus. Actually, the specifications apply
for all available buses.

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Bus cabling details for the connection between VAB1 Controller and I-PAM
The following illustration gives a survey of the DSS Bus cabling details for the VAB1 Controller and the I-PAM.
VAB1 Controller

DSS Bus input DSS Bus output Connect to the following


RJ45 connector RJ45 connector pins on I-PAM connector J1
Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin
1 TX+ (GND) 1 TX+ (GND) 4
2 TX- (GND) 2 TX- (GND) 3
3 RX+(48 V) 3 RX+ (48 V) 1
4 TX- (GND) 4 TX- (GND) 3
5 TX+ (GND) 5 TX+ (GND) 4 3 2 1
4
6 RX- (48 V) 6 RX- (48 V) 2
7 RX+ (48 V) 7 RX+ (48 V) J1
1
8 RX- (48 V) 8 RX- (48 V) 2

4-pin terminal block J1 on


I-PAM for DSS Bus cabling
Depending on the specific cable, Cable type
the maximum length before the CAT5, twisted Pin Signal
next data/power refresh is 200 m 1 with 2 1 RX+ (48 V)
(660 ft). The 100 Ω termination is 2 RX- (48 V)
included in the VAB1 Controller. 3 with 6
4 with 5 3 TX- (GND)
8 1
7 with 8 4 TX+ (GND)
1:1 1:1
Pin Signal Cable type DSS
CAT5 CAT5 Bus
1 TX+ (GND) CAT5, twisted DSS DSS
2 TX- (GND) Bus Bus
1 with 2 input output
3 RX+(48 V) 3 with 6
4 TX- (GND) 4 with 5 NOTE!
5 TX+ (GND) 7 with 8 The bus is not inter- J1
rupted by the I-PAM,
6 RX- (48 V) because the bus
7 RX+ (48 V) I-PAM
cables before and
8 RX- (48 V) after the I-PAM are
internally connected
in the loudspeaker. Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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Cabling details for the connection between I-PAM and loudspeakers


The following illustration provides a detailed description for the installation of the loudspeakers.

4 3 2 1 4-pin terminal block J2


DSS on I-PAM for loudspeaker
Bus J2 cabling
Pin Signal
1 LS 1+
2 LS 1-
3 LS 2+
4 LS 2-

1:1 1:1 DSS


Bus
CAT5 DSS Bus DSS Bus CAT5
input output

4 1
J2

I-PAM

Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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Cabling details for the I-PAM’s trigger inputs and outputs


Following, the cabling details for the trigger inputs and outputs of the I-PAM are summarized.

Example of trigger input circuit* Example of trigger output circuit*


Trigger Trigger

Input X+ Output X+
Relay
Circuit
Input X- Output X-

Input Output
DSS
bus
* Example of circuit, other circuits are possible.

1:1 1:1 DSS


Bus
CAT5 DSS Bus DSS Bus CAT5
4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1 input output

J3 J4
4 14 1
J3 J4
4-pin terminal block J3 on 4-pin terminal block J4 on
I-PAM for trigger output cabling I-PAM for trigger input cabling I-PAM
Pin Signal Pin Signal
1 Trigger Output 1+ 1 Trigger Input 1+
2 Trigger Output 1- 2 Trigger Input 1-
3 Trigger Output 2+ 3 Trigger Input 2+
Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2
4 Trigger Output 2- 4 Trigger Input 2-

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Cabling details for the connection between I-PAM and Volume Control Extension
Each I-PAM can be equipped with up to 2 Volume Control Extensions. The following two illustrations provide the
cabling details for the connection of Volume Control Extensions 1 and 2 to an I-PAM.
Volume Control Extension 1
6-pin terminal block J1 on Connect to the following pins of 4-
6
Volume Control Extension 1 pin terminal blocks J5/J6 on I-PAM
J1 Pin Signal Connector Pin
1 Control I/O RX J5 2 NOTE!
1 The cable connection
2 Control I/O TX J5 1
3 Control I/O CLK J6 3 between the I-PAM and
the Volume Control
4 Control I/O GND J6 1 Extension must not be
DSS 5 Control I/O CSx* J5 3 longer than 10 m (33 ft).
Bus J1 6 Control I/O +12 VDC J6 2
* Volume Control Extension 1
5 6
2 3 4
1

1:1 1:1 DSS


Bus
CAT5 DSS Bus DSS Bus CAT5
input output
4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1

J5 J6
4 14 1
J5 J6
4-pin terminal blocks J5 and J6 on I-PAM for the
cabling of I-PAM Extensions such as Volume Control I-PAM
J5 J6
Pin Signal Pin Signal
1 Control I/O RX 1 Control I/O GND
2 Control I/O TX 2 Control I/O +12 VDC Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2
3 Control I/O CS1* 3 Control I/O CLK
4 Control I/O CS2** 4 Control I/O GND
* Volume Control Extension 1
** Reserved for Volume Control Extension 2

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Volume Control Extension 2


6-pin terminal block J1 on Connect to the following pins of 4-
Volume Control Extension 2 pin terminal blocks J5/J6 on I-PAM
6 Pin Signal Connector Pin
J1 1 Control I/O RX J5 2
2 Control I/O TX J5 1 NOTE!
1 3 Control I/O CLK J6 3 The cable connection
4 Control I/O GND J6 4 between the I-PAM and
5 Control I/O CSx* J5 4 the Volume Control
DSS Extension must not be
6 Control I/O +12 VDC J6 2 longer than 10 m (33 ft).
Bus
J1 * Volume Control Extension 2

5 6
2 3 4
1
1:1 1:1 DSS
Bus
CAT5 DSS Bus DSS Bus CAT5
input output
4 3 2 1 4 3 2 1

J5 J6
4 14 1
J5 J6
4-pin terminal blocks J5 and J6 on I-PAM for the
cabling of I-PAM Extensions such as Volume Control I-PAM

J5 J6
Pin Signal Pin Signal
1 Control I/O RX 1 Control I/O GND
2 Control I/O TX 2 Control I/O +12 VDC Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2
3 Control I/O CS1** 3 Control I/O CLK
4 Control I/O CS2* 4 Control I/O GND
* Volume Control Extension 2
** Reserved for Volume Control Extension 1

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Cabling details for the connection between Volume Control and Channel Select Extension
In addition to the Volume Control Extension, the I-PAM can be equipped with a Channel Select Extension. The
Channel Select Extension is indirectly connected to the I-PAM via the Volume Control Extension as illustrated
below.
Connection cable (ribbon cable) with two 10-pin NOTE!
female IDC connectors to interconnect the Volume The connection cable
Control and the Channel Select Extension is included in delivery.

Volume Control Channel Select


Extension Extension

1 J2 J1
2 10 2 10
2 4 6 8 10 1 9 10 8 6 4 2 1 9 2 4 6 8 10

1357 9 97531 1357 9

10-pin male IDC connector J2 of 10-wire ribbon cable with 10-pin male connector J1 of
Volume Control Extension 10-pin female IDC connectors Channel Select Extension
Pin Signal Pin Cable wire Signal Pin Signal
1 Host 5 VDC 1 1 5 VDC 1 Client 5 VDC
2 Host serial CLK 2 2 Serial CLK 2 Client serial CLK
3 Host 5 VDC 3 3 5 VDC 3 Client 5 VDC
4 Host serial RD 4 4 Serial RD 4 Client serial RD
5 Host GND 5 5 GND 5 Client GND
6 Host serial DI 6 6 Serial DI 6 Client serial DI
7 Host GND 7 7 GND 7 Client GND
8 Host serial WR 8 8 Serial WR 8 Client serial WR
9 Host present 9 9 Present 9 Client present
10 Host serial DO 10 10 Serial DO 10 Client serial DO

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II.3.22. Additional Components - Power/Data Refresh


The VARIZONE VAB-Line offers the following devices for power/data refresh:
• Line Interface for power feed-in
• Data Repeater for data refresh
• Power Bridge for data and power refresh

While the Line Interface is a 19” rack-mount device, the data Repeater and Power Bridge are installed via dock-
ing stations.

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Bus cabling and power input details for the Line Interface

VAB1 Controller, equipped with DSS Interface Card CAUTION!


Unplug all DSS Bus cable connectors from the
VAB-Line DSS Interface Card before removing
the DSS card from the VAB1 Controller.

Pin Signal Cable type


1 TX+ CAT5, twisted
8 1 2 TX- 1 with 2
3 RX+ 3 with 6 NOTE!
4 TX- 4 with 5 The interconnection
CAT5 cable, 5 TX+ 7 with 8 between DSS Exten-
1 : 1, 6 RX- sion Card and Line
max. length 7 RX+ Interface may carry
2 m (6 ft) 8 RX- voltage supplied by
the Line Interface.
DSS DSS DSS DSS
Bus Bus Bus Bus CAT5 bus cable, 1 : 1, max. length 200 m
(660 ft) before next data/power refresh, To I-PAM
depending on specific cable type. or other
Line modules
4-pin power input connector Interface on the
Pin Signal DSS Bus
1 48 VDC 1 4
2 48 VDC
3 GND Pin Signal Cable type
4 GND 1 TX+ (GND) CAT5, twisted
4-pin cable connector 8 1 2 TX- (GND) 1 with 2
MSTB2,5/4-STF-5,08, 3 RX+(48 V) 3 with 6
1 4 counterpart to the power 4 TX- (GND) 4 with 5
input connector 5 TX+ (GND) 7 with 8
6 RX- (48 V)
NOTE! 7 RX+ (48 V)
The cable connector 8 RX- (48 V)
MSTB2,5/4-STF-5,08 is
included in delivery

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“Power good” connection cabling details for the Line Interface

VAB1 Controller, equipped with DSS Interface Card

DSS
CAT5 Bus
NOTE!
Although not obligatory, it is recom- 1:1
mended to carry out the power good
connection.
Plug in

9 16

1 8
1 8
Trigger input 8-pin cable connector CAT5
connector MC1,5/8STF-3,81, 1:1
counterpart to trigger
input connector DSS DSS DSS DSS
Bus Bus Bus Bus
NOTE!
The trigger input connector is freely Line
configurable. Make sure that the Interface
“power good” connection is imple-
mented using a 1 : 1 cabling as exem- 1 4
1 4
plified below.
“Power good” 4-pin cable connector
connector MSTB2,5/4-STF-5,08, counter-
Cabling example of “power good” connec- part to “power good” connector
tion, VAB1 Controller
Trigger 8-pin Cabling details of the “power good” connection, Line Interface
Cable input cable Power 4-pin Plug in
Signal wire connector* connector* Cable good cable
Power good PWR+ 1 Pin 1 Pin 1 Signal wire connector connector
Power good PWR- 2 Pin 2 Pin 2 Power good PWR+ 1 Pin 1 Pin 1
Power good 48 V+ 3 Pin 3 Pin 3 Power good PWR- 2 Pin 2 Pin 2
Power good 48 V- 4 Pin 4 Pin 4 NOTE!
Power good 48 V+ 3 Pin 3 Pin 3 The cable connectors
Power good 48 V- 4 Pin 4 Pin 4 MC 1,5/8STF-3,81 and
* The remaining pins of these connectors can be
used for other trigger inputs. MSTB2,5/4-STF-5,08
are included in delivery
4-wire AWG 28 - 16 cable for power good connection, 1 : 1 cabling

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NOTE!
The DSS Bus installation of the Repeater, the Single Mode Power Bridge and the Split Mode Power Bridge is
carried out via the same docking station. The DSS Bus termination via this docking station is realized as follows:
• The DSS Bus output termination of the docking station is carried out automatically for all uses of the docking
station at the DSS output labeled “OUT DSS Bus”.
• The input termination is carried out by a male RJ45 connector with an integrated 100 Ω termination. The male
RJ45 connector with termination is plugged into the female RJ45 docking station connector labeled “OUT
DSS Bus to Split Power Bridge” by default.
If the docking station is meant to be used for the installation of a Split Mode Power Bridge no input termination
is needed and the male RJ45 connector with the integrated 100 Ω termination needs to be unplugged.

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Bus cabling details for the Repeater

The next module on


the DSS Bus after the
Repeater has to be
another Repeater or a
Power Bridge!

1:1 1:1 To the next


DSS Bus Repeater or
CAT5 Termination CAT5 Power Bridge
Repeater

Bus cabling details

8 1

Pin Signal Cable type


1 TX+ (GND) CAT5, twisted
2 TX- (GND) 1 with 2
3 RX+(48 V) 3 with 6
4 TX- (GND) 4 with 5
5 TX+ (GND) 7 with 8
6 RX- (48 V)
7 RX+ (48 V)
8 RX- (48 V)

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Bus cabling details for the Single Mode Power Bridge

Bus power input details


1 : 1 CAT5 Termination 1 : 1 CAT5
DSS DSS 3-pin screw terminal for the
Bus Bus input of 48 VDC from the PSU
1 2 3 Pin Signal
Single Mode
Power Bridge 1 GND
2 +48 V
3 PE
Bus cabling details

3-pin screw terminal for the


connection to the mains supply
321 21 321 1 2 3 Pin Signal
8 1 1 PE
2 N
Pin Signal Cable type
3 L
1 TX+ (GND) CAT5, twisted
2 TX- (GND) 1 with 2
3 RX+(48 V) 3 with 6
4 TX- (GND) 4 with 5
5 TX+ (GND) 7 with 8 2-pin screw terminal for the
output of 48 VDC from the
6 RX- (48 V) PSU to the Repeater
7 RX+ (48 V) 1 2
8 RX- (48 V) Pin Signal
1 GND
2 +48 V

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Bus cabling details for the Split Mode Power Bridge


Preparation of the Power Bridge docking station for Split Mode Power Bridge use

Male RJ45
connector with
integrated 100 Ω
termination

Proceed as follows to prepare the docking station for Split Mode Power Bridge use:
1. Unplug the male RJ45 connector with the integrated 100 Ω termination from the female RJ45 connector on
the docking station. The split line output of the docking station is not terminated any more.
2. Plug the male RJ45 connector of the split line cable to the next Power Bridge docking station into the female
RJ45 connector on this docking station.

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Bus cabling details for 1 Split Mode Power Bridge

Bus power input details


Bus cabling details
1 : 1 CAT5 1 : 1 CAT5 3-pin screw terminal for the input
DSS DSS
Bus Bus of 48 VDC from the PSU
1 2 3 Pin Signal
Split
Mode 1 GND
Power 2 +48 V
8 1 Bridge 3 PE
Pin Signal
1 TX+ (GND) 3-pin screw terminal for the
2 TX- (GND) connection to the mains supply
3 RX+(48 V) 1 : 1 CAT5 1 2 3
321 21 321 Pin Signal
4 TX- (GND)
1 PE
5 TX+ (GND)
2 N
6 RX- (48 V)
7 RX+ (48 V) 3 L
8 RX- (48 V)
Split line to next
Cable type Power Bridge
CAT5, twisted 2-pin screw terminal for the
1 with 2 output of 48 VDC from the
3 with 6 PSU to the Repeater
1 2 Pin Signal
4 with 5
7 with 8 1 GND
2 +48 V

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Example of use for split mode docking stations

Previous data driver: 1 : 1 CAT5 1 : 1 CAT5


• Line Interface DSS Bus DSS Bus
or
• Power Bridge Split Mode
or Power Bridge 110/230 V AC
• Repeater (without ter- mains supply
mination 8 1
at the split
line output)
Pin Signal Cable type
1 TX+ (GND) CAT5, twisted
2 TX- (GND) 1 with 2
1 : 1 CAT5
3 RX+(48 V) 3 with 6
1 : 1 CAT5 4 TX- (GND) 4 with 5
DSS Bus
CAT5 cable 5 TX+ (GND) 7 with 8
= 6 RX- (48 V)
max. 200 m (660 ft)* Split Mode
Power Bridge 110/230 V AC 7 RX+ (48 V)
(without mains supply 8 RX- (48 V)
termination at
the split line
output)

1 : 1 CAT5 Up to 4 split lines

Termination 1 : 1 CAT5
DSS Bus
Single Mode
Power Bridge Single Mode
Power Bridge 110/230 V AC
(with termi- mains supply
nation
at the split
line output)
* Depending on specific cable

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II.3.23. Additional Components - Line Manager


DSS Bus cabling details for the connection between the Line Manager and the VAB1 Controller
Following, it is illustrated how to carry out the DSS Bus connection between the Line Manager and the VAB1
Controller.
Line Manager VAB1 Controller

1 5

5-pin Phoenix-type cable connector MSTB 2,5/5-


STF-5,08, counterpart to the 5-pin built-in Phoenix-
type DSS Bus connector of the Line Manager

NOTE!
To interconnect the VAB1 Controller and the 1 2 3 4 5

Line Manager via a CAT5 cable, the termination 100 Ω


of the Line Manager needs to be switched off resistors
via the built-in termination switch of the device.
For external bus termination, two of the 100 Ω
termination resistors, included in the delivery of 8
7
5
4
6
3
2
1
the VAB1 controller, must be srcewed into pins Cable type
1 and 2 and pins 3 and 4 of the 5-pin Phoenix- CAT5, twisted Male RJ45 connector, to
type cable connector MSTB2,5/5-STF-5,08. be plugged into one of the
1 with 2 female DSS Bus connectors
3 with 6 of the VAB1 Controller
Cable the 8-wire CAT5 DSS Bus 4 with 5
cable with the included 5-pin 7 with 8
NOTE!
Phoenix-type cable connector For the interconnection of the VAB1
MSTB 2,5/5-STF-5,08 as follows: Controller and the Line Manager
via a CAT5 cable, the use of end
Pin Cable wire Signal splices is recommended.
1 3+7 RX+
CAT5 DSS Bus cable
2 6+8 RX- from the VAB1 Controller
3 2+4 TX- to the Line Manager
4 1+5 TX+
5 Shield

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Cabling details for the connection between the Line Manager, the loudspeakers, and the ampli-
fiers.
The following illustration gives a survey of how to interconnect the Line Manager, the loudspeakers, and the
active and standby amplifier channels.

Standby amplifier,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V
LS LS LS LS
line line line line
1 LS 3 LS 5 LS 7 LS
line line line line
2 4 6 8

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Line
Manager

5 8 5 8 5 8 5 8 5 8
5 8 5 8 5 8
1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Active amplifier 4,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V
Active amplifier 3,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V

Active amplifier 2,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V
Active amplifier 1,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V

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In the following sections, cabling details such as pin assignments, cable types etc. for the above illustrated com-
ponents are described in detail.

Cabling details for the active amplified input channels 1-8 and the amplified loudspeaker outputs 1-8

LS LS LS LS
line line line line Four 8-pin Phoenix connectors MDSTB 2.5/4-G1-5.08 for amplified channel input 1 - 8 from
1 LS 3 LS 5 LS 7 LS
line line line line
the active amplifiers and amplified channel output 1 - 8 to the loudspeaker lines 1 - 8
2 4 6 8

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Line
Manager

5 8 5 8 5 8 5 8
8-pin Phoenix 8-pin Phoenix 8-pin Phoenix 8-pin Phoenix
1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 connector 1 connector 2 connector 3 connector 4
Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal
1 PA In 1+ 1 PA In 3+ 1 PA In 5+ 1 PA In 7+
2 PA In 1- 2 PA In 3- 2 PA In 5- 2 PA In 7-
3 PA In 2+ 3 PA In 4+ 3 PA In 6+ 3 PA In 8+
4 PA In 2- 4 PA In 4- 4 PA In 6- 4 PA In 8-
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
5 LS Out 1+ 5 LS Out 3+ 5 LS Out 5+ 5 LS Out 7+
6 LS Out 1- 6 LS Out 3- 6 LS Out 5- 6 LS Out 7-
Active amplifier 4, 7 LS Out 2+ 7 LS Out 4+ 7 LS Out 5+ 7 LS Out 8+
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V 8 LS Out 2- 8 LS Out 4- 8 LS Out 5- 8 LS Out 8-
Active amplifier 3,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V
Phoenix cable connector NOTE!
Active amplifier 2, MSTB 2.5/4-ST-5.08, counter- An adequate number of counterparts
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V part to the built-in Phoenix con- is included in the delivery of the Line
1 2 3 4 nectors MDSTB 2.5/4-G1-5.08. Manager.
Active amplifier 1,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V

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Cabling details for the amplified standby channels 1 and 2

Standby amplifier, 8-pin Phoenix connector MDSTB 2.5/4-G1-5.08 for


2 CH, 70 V / 100 V amplified standby channel input 1 + 2 and standby
channel through connection to 2nd Line Manager

Phoenix cable connector MSTB 2.5/4-ST-5.08,


counterpart to the built-in Phoenix connectors
MDSTB 2.5/4-G1-5.08.
1 2 3 4

2 2 NOTE!
An adequate number of counterparts is
included in the delivery of the Line Manager.
Line 8-pin Phoenix
Manager connector
5 8
Pin Signal NOTE!
1 4 Cabling details on the amplified standby
1 SB Thru 1+
channel through connection (pins 1 - 4) to
2 SB Thru 1- another Line Manager are given in the Data
3 SB Thru 2+ Sheet and the Quick Start Guide of the Line
4 SB Thru 2- Manager.
5 SB In 1+
6 SB In 1-
7 SB In 2+
8 SB In 2-

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Cabling details for the line outputs 1 - 8 to the active amplifier channels 1 - 8

Two 8-pin Phoenix connectors


MCD 1,5/4-G1-3.81 for line outputs 1 - 8
Line to the active amplifier channels 1 - 8
Manager
Phoenix cable connec-
tor MC 1.5/4-ST-3.81,
5 8 5 8 5 8 5 8 5 8 counterpart to the built-in
5 8 5 8
1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 2 3 4 Phoenix connectors
1 4 1 4
MCD 1.5/4-G1-3.81

NOTE!
An adequate number of coun-
terparts is included in the
delivery of the Line Manager.
8-pin Phoenix 8-pin Phoenix
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 connector 1 connector 2
Pin Signal Pin Signal
Active amplifier 4, 1 Line Out 1+ 1 Line Out 3+
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V 2 Line Out 1- 2 Line Out 3-
3 Line Out 2+ 3 Line Out 4+
Active amplifier 3,
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V 4 Line Out 2- 4 Line Out 4-
5 Line Out 5+ 5 Line Out 7+
Active amplifier 2, 6 Line Out 5- 6 Line Out 7-
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V 7 Line Out 6+ 7 Line Out 8+
Active amplifier 1, 8 Line Out 6- 8 Line Out 8-
2 CH, 70 V / 100 V

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Cabling details for the line cascade input channels 1 and 2 and the standby line output channels 1 and 2

Standby amplifier, 8-pin Phoenix connector MCD 1,5/4-G1-3.81 for


2 CH, 70 V / 100 V cascade line inputs 1 + 2 and standby amplifier
channel outputs 1 +2

2 2
Line
Manager
8-pin Phoenix
5 8 connector
5 8 5 8 5 8
1 4 Pin Signal
1 4 1 4 1 4
1 Line Out SB 1+
2 Line Out SB 1-
3 Line Out SB 2+
4 Line Out SB 2-
5 Line In CAS 1+
2 2
6 Line In CAS 1-
7 Line In CAS 2+
8 Line In CAS 2-

Phoenix cable connector


MC 1.5/4-ST-3.81, counterpart to
the built-in Phoenix connectors
1 2 3 4 MCD 1.5/4-G1-3.81

NOTE!
Cabling details concerning the line signal
interconnection between two Line Managers
(pins 5 - 8) are given in the Data Sheet and
the Quick Start Guide of the Line Manager.

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Cabling details for the power supply of the Line Manager


The VARIZONE Line Manager is connected to the power supply system via a 3-pin built-in power connector.
For redundancy purposes, the Line Manager can be optionally equipped with an external redundant 48 V power
supply unit, which is not included in delivery but needs to be provided by the customer. The redundant power
supply unit is connected to the Line Manager via a 8-pin Phoenix-type connector. Following, the pin assignments
of the power connector and the redundant power input connector are listed.

Pin assignment of the 3-pin built-in power connector:


PE
Pin Signal
PE Equipment grounding conductor
L N
L Phase conductor
N Neutral conductor

NOTE!
The VARIZONE Line Manager is protected by 1.25 A slow-blow fuse, which is part of the built-in power connec-
tor. Replace fuses must be of the same type as the originally built-in fuse.

Pin assignment of the 8-pin Phoenix-type connector MCD 1.5/4-G1-3.81 for the connection of a redundant
power supply unit:
Pin Signal
1-4 GND
5-8 +48 VDC

NOTE!
The redundant power supply unit is not included in delivery. If desired, it has to be provided by the customer.

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III.3.3. J-Y(ST)Y Cabling


III.3.31. Basic Components
The heart of the VARIZONE VAB-Line system is the VARIZONE VAB1 Controller. The VAB1 Controller offers 4
VAB-Line DSS Bus outputs used for the following:
• Transmission of audio data from the VARIZONE controller to the DSS Bus modules
• Exchange of control data between VARIZONE controller and DSS Bus modules
• Transmission of power from the VARIZONE controller to the DSS Bus modules

Another basic VAB-Line component is the I-PAM. The I-PAM is used to select audio signals from the DSS Bus,
process the signals if necessary and amplify them for transmission via speakers. Each I-PAM can be additionally
equipped with Volume Control and Channel Select Extensions.

The whole DSS Bus connection is realized via J-Y(ST)Y cable with Phoenix-type connectors, starting at the
Phoenix-type DSS Bus connectors on the back of the VARIZONE controller labeled “DSS Bus 1-4”.

Following, the cabling details of the connection between a VAB-Line VARIZONE controller and an I-PAM
mounted to a loudspeaker are illustrated exemplarily on the basis of 1 DSS Bus. Actually, the specifications apply
for all available buses.

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Bus cabling details for the connection between VAB1 Controller and I-PAM
The following illustration gives a survey of the DSS Bus cabling details for the VAB1 Controller and the I-PAM.
VAB1 Controller

Phoenix-type Phoenix-type Connect to the fol-


DSS Bus input DSS Bus output lowing pins on I-PAM
connector connector connector J1
Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin
1 RX+ (48 V) 1 RX+ (48 V) 1 4 3 2 1
2 RX- (48 V) 2 RX- (48 V) 2
3 TX- (GND) 3 TX- (GND) 3 J1
4 TX+ (GND) 4 TX+ (GND) 4
5 Shield 5 Shield

4-pin terminal block


J1 on I-PAM for DSS
Bus cabling
Pin Signal
Cable type Depending on the specific cable, 1 RX+ (48 V)
1 5 the maximum length before the 2 RX- (48 V)
J-YS(ST)Y, twisted next data/power refresh is 200 m 3 TX- (GND)
1 with 2 (660 ft). The 90 Ω termination is
Built-in Phoenix-type 4 TX+ (GND)
3 with 4 included in the VAB1 Controller.
DSS Bus connector
MSTB-2,5/5-GF-5,08
Pin Signal 1:1 1:1
DSS
1 RX+ (48 V) J-Y(ST)Y J-Y(ST)Y Bus
DSS DSS
2 RX- (48 V) Bus Bus NOTE!
3 TX- (GND) input output The bus is not inter-
Phoenix-type DSS
4 TX+ (GND) 5 1 11 55 rupted by the I-PAM,
Bus cable connector because the bus
5 Shield
MSTB-2,5/5-STF-5,08 J1 cables before and
Pin Signal after the I-PAM are
I-PAM internally connected
1 RX+ (48 V)
in the loudspeaker.
2 RX- (48 V)
3 TX- (GND) Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2
4 TX+ (GND)
5 Shield

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Other cabling details for the I-PAM


Apart from the bus connector, the I-PAM is equipped with five 4-pin terminal blocks used for the following:
• Connection of loudspeakers
• External trigger input
• External trigger output
• Connection of I-PAM extensions such as Volume Control Extension / Volume Control and Channel Select
Extension

NOTE!
The cabling details for the above mentioned terminal blocks are completely unaffected by the carrying out of the
bus cabling. All details on the loudspeaker, trigger input, trigger output and I-PAM extension connectors are accu-
rately described in the section on CAT5 cabling details above in this document.

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III.3.32. Additional Components Power/Data Refresh


The VARIZONE VAB-Line offers the following devices for power/data refresh:
• Line Interface for power feed-in
• Data Repeater for data refresh
• Power Bridge for data and power refresh

While the Line Interface is a 19” rack-mount device, the data Repeater and Power Bridge are installed via dock-
ing stations.

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Bus cabling and power input details for the Line Interface

VAB1 Controller, equipped with DSS Interface Card CAUTION!


Unplug all DSS Bus cable connectors from the
VAB-Line DSS Interface Card before removing
the DSS card from the VAB1 Controller.

Pin Signal Cable type


1 TX+ CAT5, twisted
8 1 2 TX- 1 with 2
3 RX+ 3 with 6 NOTE!
4 TX- 4 with 5 The interconnection
5 TX+ 7 with 8
CAT5 cable, between DSS Exten-
6 RX- sion Card and Line
1 : 1,
max. length 7 RX+ Interface may carry
2 m (6 ft) 8 RX- voltage supplied by
the Line Interface.
DSS DSS DSS DSS
Bus Bus Bus Bus J-Y(ST)Y bus cable, 1 : 1, max. length
200 m (660 ft) before next data/power To I-PAM
4-pin built-in power input con- refresh, depending on specific cable type. or other
Line modules
nector MSTB2,5/4-GF-5,08 Interface on the
Pin Signal Power Input BUS I/O PORT 1 BUS I/O PORT 2 1 5 Built-in Phoenix-type DSS Bus
1 48 VDC
+ RX TX + + RX TX +

DSS Bus connector


+ +

1 4
2 48 VDC
MSTB-2,5/5-GF-5,08
48 V 12.5 A CONTROLLER MODULES CONTROLLER MODULES
BUS I/O PORT 3 BUS I/O PORT 4

3 GND
PWR 48V
+ RX TX + + RX TX +

4 GND Power Good CONTROLLER MODULES CONTROLLER MODULES


5 1 11 55 Phoenix-type DSS
Bus cable connector
4-pin cable connector
MSTB2,5/4-STF-5,08, 100-240 VAC CAUTION: Serial No.: VARIZONE
MSTB-2,5/5-STF-5,08
1 4 Pin Signal
To reduce the risk of electric shock,

counterpart to the built-in


50/60 Hz
8A plug each power supply cord into Line Interface
separate branch circuits employing
separate service grounds.
VZ 3150/1

power input connector


CAUTION: Date of Manufacture:

1 RX+ (48 V)
Fuse T10A For continued protection against a Week Year VZ 4150/1
H 250V risk of fire, replace only with same
type of fuse.
20
No user serviceable parts inside.
Please refer to qualified service Designed and manufactured in

2 RX- (48 V)
personnel.
Germany by KLOTZ DIGITAL.

NOTE! Cable type


The cable connector J-Y(ST)Y, twisted 3 TX- (GND)
MSTB2,5/4-STF-5,08 is 1 with 2 4 TX+ (GND)
included in delivery. 3 with 4 5 Shield

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“Power good” connection cabling details for the Line Interface

NOTE!
The cabling details for the “Power good” connection between the Line Interface and VAB1 Controller are com-
pletely unaffected by the carrying out of the bus cabling. All details on the “Power good” connection are accu-
rately described in the section on CAT5 cabling details above in this document.

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NOTE!
The DSS bus installation of the repeater, the single mode power bridge and the split mode power bridge is car-
ried out via the same docking station. The DSS bus termination via this docking station is realized as follows:
• The DSS bus output termination of the docking station is carried out automatically for all uses of the docking
station at the DSS output labeled “OUT DSS Bus”.
• The input termination is carried out via 2 resistors that are by default screwed into the pins 1 - 4 of the 9-pin
screw terminal on the docking station labeled “OUT DSS Bus to Split Power Bridge”.
If the docking station is meant to be used for the installation of a split mode power bridge no input termination
is needed and the 2 resistors have to be removed from the screw terminal on the docking station.

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Bus cabling details for the Single Mode Power Bridge

DSS 1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y 1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y DSS


Bus Bus

Bus power input details


Bus cabling details Resistors 3-pin screw terminal for the
1 9 for 90 Ω input of 48 VDC from the PSU
termination
1 2 3 Pin Signal
Cable type 1 GND
J-Y(ST)Y, 2 +48 V
Resistor
twisted 3 PE
9-pin screw terminal
1 with 2
Pin Cable wire Signal

]
3 with 4 IN OUT 3-pin screw terminal for the
1 No cable is connected to 9 1 5 1 connection to the mains supply
3 1 2 1 3 1
2 pins 1 - 4, but 2 resistors IN
1 2 3 Pin Signal
3 for 90 Ω termination are
4 screwed in. 1 1 1 PE
5 Shield PE 2 N
6 1 RX+ (48 V) IN 3 L
7 2 RX- (48 V) IN
8 3 TX- (GND) IN
9 4 TX+ (GND) IN
1 5 2-pin screw terminal for the
output of 48 VDC from the
PSU to the Repeater
5-pin screw terminal OUT 1 2 Pin Signal
Pin Cable wire Signal 1 GND
2 +48 V
1 1

1 Shield PE
2 1 RX+ (48 V) OUT
3 2 RX- (48 V) OUT
4 3 TX- (GND) OUT
5 4 TX+ (GND) OUT

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Bus cabling details for the Split Mode Power Bridge

Preparation of the Power Bridge docking station for Split Mode Power Bridge use

Screw terminals
with screwed in
resistors for 90 Ω
termination

9 1 5 1 1 2 1 3 1
3

Proceed as follows to prepare the docking station for Split Mode Power Bridge use:
1. Unscrew the resistors for 90 Ω termination from the screw terminals on the docking station so that the input of
the docking station is not terminated any more.
2. Screw the wires of the split line cable to the next Power Bridge docking station into the screw terminals on this
docking station according to the pin configuration in the next illustration.

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Bus cabling details for 1 Split Mode Power Bridge

Bus cabling details Pin Cable wire Signal Cable type


5-pin screw terminal OUT 1 Shield PE J-Y(ST)Y, twisted
1 5 2 1 RX+ (48 V) OUT 1 with 2
3 2 RX- (48 V) OUT 3 with 4
4 3 TX- (GND) OUT
1
1
5 4 TX+ (GND) OUT
OUT

Bus power input details


DSS 1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y 1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y DSS
Bus Bus 3-pin screw terminal for the
1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y input of 48 VDC from the
PSU
1 2 3 Pin Signal
Split Mode
Power Bridge 1 GND
2 +48 V
9-pin screw terminal IN 3 PE
and split line OUT Split line Split
1 9
1
IN
1
OUT line
IN OUT OUT 3-pin screw terminal for the
connection to the mains
9 1 5 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 supply
1 2 3 Pin Signal
Pin Cable wire Signal
Split line 1 PE
to next 1 1 RX+ (48 V) OUT*
2 N
Power 2 2 RX- (48 V) OUT*
3 L
Bridge 3 3 TX- (GND) OUT*
4 4 TX+ (GND) OUT*
5 Shield PE
6 1 RX+ (48 V) IN 2-pin screw terminal for the
7 2 RX- (48 V) IN output of 48 VDC from the
8 3 TX- (GND) IN PSU to the Repeater
9 4 TX+ (GND) IN 1 2 Pin Signal
* To next Power Bridge on split line 1 GND
2 +48 V

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Example of use for Split Mode docking stations

1:1 1:1 Bus cabling details Bus power input details


Previous data DSS Bus J-Y(ST)Y J-Y(ST)Y DSS Bus
driver: 5-pin screw terminal for bus output 2-pin screw terminal for the
Split Mode
• Line interface Power Bridge IN OUT
1 5 output of 48 VDC from the
or (without ter- 9 1 5 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 110/230 V AC PSU to the Repeater
• Power Bridge mination at mains supply 1 2
or the split line
• Repeater output) Cable
Pin wire Signal
1 Shield PE Pin Signal
2 1 RX+ (48 V) OUT 1 GND
1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y 3 2 RX- (48 V) OUT 2 +48 V
1:1 4 3 TX- (GND) OUT
J-Y(ST)Y 5 4 TX+ (GND) OUT
DSS Bus
9-pin screw terminal for bus input and output to the 3-pin screw terminal for the
Split Mode Split Mode Power Bridge input of 48 VDC from the
Power Bridge IN OUT
1 9 PSU to the Repeater
J-Y(ST)Y cable (without ter- 9 1 5 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 110/230 V AC 1 3
= mination at mains supply
max. 200 m (660 ft)* the split line
output) Cable
Pin wire Signal Pin Signal
1 1 RX+ (48 V) OUT to Split Power Bridge** 1 GND
2 2 RX- (48 V) OUT to Split Power Bridge** 2 +48 V
3 3 TX- (GND) OUT to Split Power Bridge** 3 PE
1 : 1 J-Y(ST)Y Up to 4 split lines
4 4 TX+ (GND) OUT to Split Power Bridge**
5 Shield PE 3-pin screw terminal for the
Resistors 6 1 RX+ (48 V) IN connection to the mains
for 90 Ω 7 2 RX- (48 V) IN supply
termination 1 : 1
8 3 TX- (GND) IN 1 3
J-Y(ST)Y 9 4 TX+ (GND) IN
DSS Bus
Single Mode ** Only for split mode use of the docking station! If
Power Bridge Single Mode the docking station is used for a Single Mode
Pin Signal
Power Bridge IN OUT
Power Bridge the connector pins 1 - 4 serve to
110/230 V AC 1 PE
(with 9 1 5 1 3 1 2 1 3 1
screw in 2 resistors for 90 Ω termination.
termination mains supply 2 N
at the split Cable type 3 L
line output) J-Y(ST)Y, twisted
1 with 2
3 with 4
* Depending on specific cable

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III.3.33. Additional Components - Line Manager


DSS Bus cabling details for the connection between the Line Manager and the VAB1 Controller
Following, it is illustrated how to carry out the DSS Bus connection between the Line Manager and the VAB1
Controller.

Line Manager VAB1 Controller

1 5

1 5 1 5 1 5 1 5

5-pin Phoenix-type cable con-


nector MSTB 2,5/5-STF-5,08, 5 1 1 5
counterpart to the 5-pin built-in 5 1 1 5
Phoenix-type DSS Bus con-
nector of the Line Manager

5-pin Phoenix-type cable connector


MSTB 2,5/5-STF-5,08, counterpart to
Cable the 4-wire J-Y(ST)Y DSS the 5-pin built-in Phoenix-type DSS Bus
Bus cable with the included 5-pin connectors of the VAB1 Controller
Phoenix-type cable connectors
MSTB 2,5/5-STF-5,08 as follows: NOTE!
Pin Cable wire Signal Cable type If the DSS Bus is continued after the Line
1 1 RX+ Manager, both the cable wires of the DSS Bus
J-Y(ST)Y, twisted input cable and the DSS Bus output cable
2 2 RX- 1 with 2 need to be wired as listed in the table on the
3 3 TX- 3 with 4 left. In this case, 2 cable wires carrying the
4 4 TX+ J-Y(ST)Y DSS Bus cable same signal are inserted into each used termi-
5 Shield from the VAB1 Controller nal of the 5-pin Phoenix-type cable connector.
to the Line Manager The use of an end splice is recommended.

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Other cabling details for the Line Manager


Apart from the bus connector, the Line Manager is equipped with Phoenix-type connectors used for the following:
• Connection of active and standby amplifier channels
• Connection of loudspeaker lines
• Connection of the Line Manager to the mains supply
• Connection of an external power source for redundancy purposes

NOTE!
The details for the cabling of the amplifier channels and loudspeaker lines as well as for the power supply of
the Line Manager are completely unaffected by the carrying out of the bus cabling. All details on the connected
amplifier channels and loudspeaker lines and the power supply details are accurately described in the section on
CAT5 cabling details above in this document.

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IV. VAB-Line Paging Bus


IV.1. VAB-Line Paging Bus - General Information
IV.1.1. Bus Characteristics
The VAB-Line Paging Bus is an 1-CH analog audio and data communication bus, used to connect VARIZONE
VAB-Line Paging Stations to the VARIZONE VAB1 Controller. The VAB-Line Paging Bus has the following func-
tions:
• Distribution of electrical power to the VAB-Line Paging Stations
• Distribution of analog audio data from the VAB-Line Paging Station to the VAB1 Controller (unidirectional data
flow)
• Exchange of control data between the VAB-Line Paging Station and the VAB1 Controller (bidirectional data
exchange)
The installation of the VAB-Line Paging Station can be realized either via CAT5 or via J-Y(ST)Y cables. The
Paging Station is cabled via a standard wall panel with RJ45 sockets.
IV.1.2. Data Exchange
The audio and control data exchange between the VAB-Line controller and the VAB-Line Paging Stations is real-
ized via the VAB-Line Paging Interface Card VZ 3500x. The Paging Interface Card provides 4 RJ45 connectors
or 4 Phoenix-type screw terminals to carry out the bus cabling of the VAB-Line Paging Stations. In principle, the
VAB-Line Paging Stations are power supplied via the bus. The power is fed into the Paging Buses via the 4 input
connectors of the Paging Interface Card VZ 3500x.
IV.1.3. Order of Installation
Proceed as follows to install a VARIZONE VAB-Line Paging Bus:
1. Run the cables according to the cable installation plan.
2. Install all connectors according to the cable installation plan.
3. Use a standard network cable tester to test the cables for the following:
• Short circuit
• Continuity
• Polarity
4. Address all Paging Stations via the DIP switch on the back of the device.
5. Terminate the last Paging Station on the bus via the DIP switch.
6 Connect all Paging Stations to the tested cables according to the installation plan.
7. Power up the system.
8. Make sure that all Paging Stations are detected by the VAB1 Controller.

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IV.2. VAB-Line Paging Bus - System Overviews


IV.2.1. Bus Internal Power Supply of the Paging Stations
IV.2.11. Example 1
VAB1 Controller with 3 internally powered Paging Stations, installed on 1 Paging Bus

VAB1 Control-
ler, equipped
with a Paging Paging
Interface Card Bus

Paging
Bus
Paging
Bus

End of Paging Bus @


max.1000 m / 3300 ft

Paging Station 1 Paging Station 2 Paging Station 3

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IV.2.12. Example 2

VAB1 Controller with 4 internally powered Paging Stations, installed on 1 Paging Bus

VAB1 Controller, equipped with Paging Interface Card

Paging
Bus

Paging
Bus
Paging
Bus

End of Paging Bus


@ max.100 m / 330 ft

Paging Station 1 Paging Station 2 Paging Station 3 Paging Station 4

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IV.2.2. Combination of Internal and External Power Supply of the Paging Stations
IV.2.21. Example 3
VAB1 Controller with 4 Paging Stations on 1 Paging Bus, the last Paging Station externally power supplied.
VAB1 Controller, equipped with Paging Interface Card

Paging
Bus

Paging
Bus
Paging
Bus
End of Paging Bus
with additional external
power supply for one of
the Paging Stations @
max. 1000 m / 3300 ft

12 VDC - 24 VDC

Paging Station 1 Paging Station 2 Paging Station 3 Paging Station 4

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IV.2.22. Example 4

VAB1 Controller with 4 Paging Stations on 1 Paging Bus, the first Paging Station externally power supplied.
VAB1 Controller, equipped with Paging Interface Card

Paging
Bus

Paging
Bus
Paging
Bus

End of Paging Bus with addi-


tional external power supply
for one of the Paging Stations
@ max. 1000 m / 3300 ft

12 VDC - 24 VDC

Paging Station 1 Paging Station 2 Paging Station 3 Paging Station 4

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IV.3. VAB-Line Paging Bus


IV.3.1. Termination
Each VAB-Line Paging Bus needs to be terminated on either side. The beginning of the Paging Bus is automati-
cally terminated with 100 Ω by the Paging Interface Card. Depending on the way of bus cabling, the termination
at the end of the Paging Bus has to be carried out in one of the following ways:

If the bus cabling of the Paging Station is carried out directly at the Paging Station:
Via switch 3 of the 4-pole DIP switch of the last Paging Station on the bus as follows:

Switch no. Switch position Meaning


3 OFF The termination is switched off.
3 ON The termination is switched on.

If the bus cabling of the Paging Station is carried out via a standard connecting box with RJ45 connector
and 8-pin connecting terminal:
With the 100 Ω termination resistor included in the delivery of the Paging Interface Card as illustrated below:

Paging Bus
input cable
8-pin connecting termi-
1 2 34 5 6 7 8
nal on the rear side of
the connecting box

100 Ω termination resistor, to be affixed to


pins 4 and 5 of the 8-pin connecting terminal
on the rear side of the connecting box.

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IV.3.2. CAT5 Cabling


IV.3.21. Bus Internal Power Supply of the Paging Station
In principle, the VAB-Line Paging Stations can be powered either internally via the Paging Bus or via an external
12 VDC - 24 VDC PSU.
In the following illustration, the cabling details of an internally powered VAB-Line Paging Station are shown.

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Bus cabling details for the connection between the Paging Interface Card in the VAB1 Control-
ler and an internally powered Paging Station installed via a standard connecting box

Cable type
RJ45
connectors Pin Signal Pin Signal CAT5, twisted in pairs as follows:
VAB-Line 1 MIC+ (analog) 5 CMI data- 1 with 2
Paging Inter-
face Card 2 MIC- (analog) 6 +48 VDC 3 with 6
8 1 3 GND 7 +48 VDC 4 with 5
with 100 Ω
termination 4 CMI data+ 8 GND 7 with 8
CAT5, 1:1, max. length 1000 m (3300 ft), depending on specific cable type Paging
Bus
Bus Bus 8-pin connecting terminal
input output
1 8
Connecting box, rear view with 1 8 Pin Signal Cable type
8-pin connecting terminal for 1 MIC+ (analog)
Paging Bus input and output CAT5, twisted in NOTE!
2 MIC- (analog) pairs as follows If the Paging Station is not
3 GND 1 with 2 the last module on the bus,
4 CMI data+ two cable wires (one of the
3 with 6 bus input and one of the bus
5 CMI data- 4 with 5 output cable) are connected
Connecting box, front view with 6 +48 VDC 7 with 8 to each of the 8 pins of the
female RJ45 connector for the 7 +48 VDC connecting terminal.
connection of the paging station
8 GND

8 1 NOTE!
NOTE! The branch connection from the wall panel to the Paging
For internal power supply of the Paging Station (= via the Station is part of the Paging Bus and needs to be consid-
Paging Bus) switch 4 of the 4-switch DIP switch on the back ered for the calculation of the bus cable length.
of the Paging Station needs to be in the “OFF” position. CAT5 cable
≤ 10 m / 33 ft
12 Pin Signal Cable type
1 8 1 8
ON

1 2 3 4 1 MIC+ (analog) CAT5, twisted in


2 MIC- (analog) pairs as follows
NOTE! NOTE! 8 1 3 GND 1 with 2
If the Paging Station is cabled via If the Paging Station is cabled RJ45 4 CMI data+ 3 with 6
a connecting box, the termination via a connecting box, it is connectors 5 CMI data- 4 with 5
of the Paging Station needs to be irrelevant which of the two built-in 6 +48 VDC 7 with 8
deactivated, that is switch 3 of the female RJ45 connectors are used for 7 +48 VDC
DIP switch above needs to be in the the connection to the connecting box.
“OFF” position. Both RJ45 connectors are equal. 8 GND

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Bus cabling details for the connection between the Paging Interface Card in the VAB1 Control-
ler and an internally powered and directly installed Paging Station

VAB-Line Paging Interface


Card with 100 Ω termination
Pin Signal Cable type
1 MIC+ (analog) CAT5, twisted in
2 MIC- (analog) pairs as follows
CAUTION 8 1 3 GND 1 with 2
Unplug all Paging Bus cable RJ45
connectors from the VAB-Line 4 CMI data+ 3 with 6
connectors 5 CMI data-
Paging Interface Card before 4 with 5
removing the VAB-Line Interface 6 +48 VDC 7 with 8
card from the VAB1 Controller. 7 +48 VDC
8 GND

CAT5, 1:1, max. length 1000 m (3300 ft), depending on specific cable type Paging
Bus
Bus Bus
input output

Pin Signal Cable type


1 MIC+ (analog) CAT5, twisted in
2 MIC- (analog) pairs as follows
NOTE! 8 1 3 GND 1 with 2
Directly cabled Paging Stations are terminated via RJ45 4 CMI data+ 3 with 6
switch 3 of the DIP switch as follows: connectors 5 CMI data- 4 with 5
• If the Paging Station is not the last module on the 6 +48 VDC 7 with 8
Paging Bus, switch 3 must be in the “OFF” position 7 +48 VDC
• If the Paging Station is the last module on the 8 GND
Paging Bus, switch 3 must be in the “ON” position

12
1 8 1 8
ON

1 2 3 4

NOTE!
For internal power supply of the Paging Station (= via the
Paging Bus) switch 4 of the 4-switch DIP switch on the back
of the Paging Station needs to be in the “OFF” position.

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IV.3.22. External Power Supply of the Paging Stations


Basically, VAB-Line Paging Stations are meant for internal power supply via the Paging Bus. But specific combi-
nations of Paging Bus factors such as cable length and number of installed modules may necessitate the installa-
tion of an external 12 VDC - 24 VDC PSU.
The overall maximum allowable bus cable length is 1000 m / 3300 ft.
The maximum allowable number of Paging Stations per Paging Bus is 4.

The table below provides a survey of the Paging Bus restrictions with reference to the interdependencies
between cable length and number of installed Paging Stations.

Number of installed Maximum allowable cable length for internal power supply
Paging Stations
1 Up to 1000 m / 3300 ft**
2 Up to 1000 m / 3300 ft**
3 Up to 1000 m / 3300 ft**
4* Up to 100 m / 330 ft**

NOTE!
With the installation of an external 12 VDC - 24 VDC power supply at
one of the 4 Paging Stations, the maximum allowable cable length of
this DSS Bus can be extended to 1000 m / 3300 ft**
* Maximum allowable number of Paging Stations
** Overall maximum allowable bus cable length, depending on specific cable type

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External power supply details for the Paging Station

VAB-Line Paging
Interface Card

CAT5, 1:1, max. length 1000 m (3300 ft), depending on specific cable type
Paging
Bus
Bus Bus
input output

Connecting box, rear view with 1 8


8-pin connecting terminal for
Paging Bus input and output

Connecting box, front view with


female RJ45 connector for the
connection of the paging station

8 1
NOTE!
For external power supply of the Paging Pin Signal
Station (= via an external PSU, not included 1 2
in delivery), switch 4 of the 4-switch DIP 1 +12 VDC - +24 VDC
switch on the back of the Paging Station 2 GND
needs to be in the “ON” position.

ON
1 8 1 8 12
1 2 3 4

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IV.3.3. J-Y(ST)Y Cabling


IV.3.31. Bus Internal Power Supply of the Paging Station
In principle, the VAB-Line Paging Stations can be powered either internally via the Paging Bus or via an external
12 VDC - 24 VDC PSU.
In the following illustration, the cabling details of an internally powered VAB-Line Paging Station are shown.

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Bus cabling details for the Phoenix-type Paging Interface Card in the VAB1 Controller and the
8-pin connecting terminal of a standard connecting box with RJ45 connector and 8-pin con-
necting terminal for the installation of the Paging Station

Built-in 8-pin Phoe- Added 4-pin Phoenix-type coun-


VAB-Line nix-type connector on 1 5 1 1 terpart, MC1,5/5-STF-3,81, one
Paging Interface Paging Interface Card, 2 6 2 2 per terminal strip of the built-in
MCD1,5/4-G1F-3,81 3 7
Card with 100 Ω 4 8
3 3 connector on the Paging Inter-
4 4
termination face Card

Cable type Pin Signal Pin 8-pin built- Pin counterparts Signal Cable wire
8-wire J-Y(ST)Y, 1 MIC+ (analog) in connector
2 MIC- (analog) 1 1 counterpart 1 MIC+ (analog) MIC+ (analog)
twisted in pairs as 2 2 counterpart 1 MIC- (analog) MIC- (analog)
3 GND
follows 4 GND 3 3 counterpart 1 GND GND
1 with 2 5 CMI data+ 4 4 counterpart 1 GND GND
3 with 4 6 CMI data- 5 1 counterpart 2 CMI data+ CMI data+
5 with 6 7 +48 VDC 6 2 counterpart 2 CMI data- CMI data-
8 +48 VDC 7 3 counterpart 2 +48 VDC +48 VDC
7 with 8 8 4 counterpart 2 +48 VDC +48 VDC

8-wire J-Y(ST)Y cable, max. length 1000 m (3300 ft), depending on specific cable type
Paging
Bus
Bus Bus 8-pin connecting terminal
input output
1 8
1 8 Pin Signal Cable type
1 MIC+ (analog) 8-wire J-Y(ST)Y, NOTE!
Connecting box, rear view with 2 MIC- (analog) If the Paging Station is not
8-pin connecting terminal for twisted in pairs as
3 GND follows the last module on the bus,
Paging Bus input and output two cable wires (one of the
4 CMI data+ 1 with 2 bus input and one of the bus
5 CMI data- 3 with 6 output cable) are connected
6 +48 VDC 4 with 5 to each of the 8 pins of the
7 +48 VDC 7 with 8 connecting terminal.
8 GND

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Cabling details for the branch connection between a Paging Station and the RJ45 connector of
a standard connecting box with RJ45 connector and 8-pin connecting terminal

Connecting box, front view with


female RJ45 connector for the
connection of the paging station 8 1

NOTE!
NOTE! The branch connection from
For internal power supply of the wall panel to the Paging
the Paging Station (= via the Station is part of the Paging Pin Signal Cable type
Paging Bus) switch 4 of the 4- CAT5 cable Bus and needs to be con- 1 MIC+ (analog) CAT5, twisted in
≤ 10 m / 33 ft 1:1
switch DIP switch on the back sidered for the calculation 2 MIC- (analog) pairs as follows
of the Paging Station needs to of the bus cable length. 8 1 3 GND 1 with 2
be in the “OFF” position. RJ45 4 CMI data+ 3 with 6
connectors 5 CMI data- 4 with 5
6 +48 VDC 7 with 8
12
ON
1 8 1 7 +48 VDC
8
1 2 3 4 8 GND

NOTE! NOTE!
If the Paging Station is cabled via If the Paging Station is cabled
a connecting box, the termination via a connecting box, it is
of the Paging Station needs to be irrelevant which of the two built-in
deactivated, that is switch 3 of the female RJ45 connectors are used for
DIP switch above needs to be in the the connection to the connecting box.
“OFF” position. Both RJ45 connectors are equal.

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IV.3.32. External Power Supply of the Paging Station


For details concerning the external power supply of the Paging Stations, refer to section IV.3.22. in this docu-
ment.

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V. Addressing of VAB-Line Modules


V.1. DSS Bus
V.1.1. Address Assignment
Each DSS Bus component needs to be addressed on the bus. All bus components are arranged in the following
different address groups, offering 127 addresses per group:
• I-PAMs
Addresses are automatically assigned on the basis of the unique IDs as described in section IV.1.2. below.

NOTE!
Volume Control and Channel Select Extensions do not have to be addressed separately as they are addressed
via the I-PAM they are connected with.

• Power Bridges and Repeaters


Addresses 0 - 126, the addresses are assigned via the Handheld Programmer as described in section VII.2.5.
of this document.
• Other modules such as the Line Manager
In theory addresses 0 - 126, for the Line Manager 0 - 15; the Line Manager’s address is adjusted via a 16-posi-
tion rotary code switch as described in section V.1.4. below.

NOTE!
Although each DSS Bus offers in theory 127 Line Manager addresses, the actual maximum possible number of
Line Managers per DSS Bus is restricted to 16. This restriction results from the 16-position rotary code switch.

Each address must occur only once within a group.

The following illustrations provide examples for the addressing of modules on the VAB-Line DSS Bus.

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Example 1:

Address group Modules Addresses


I-PAMs I-PAM 1 - 5 Automatically assigned via the software

DSS
Bus

DSS
Bus

I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM


1 2 3 4 5
Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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Example 2:
Address group Modules Addresses
Power Bridges/Repeaters Power Bridge 1 and 2 ADDR 0 and 1
I-PAMs I-PAM 1 - 8 Automatically assigned via the software

DSS
Bus

ADDR 0

110/230 V AC

I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM I-PAM


Power Bridge 1 1 2 3 4 5 6
Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

ADDR 1
DSS
Bus 110/230 V AC

I-PAM I-PAM
8 7 Power Bridge 2
Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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Example 3:

NOTE!
When using Split Mode Power Bridges the split lines are part of one and the same DSS Bus section. Make sure
that each address occurs only once per group.

Address group Modules Addresses


Power Bridges/Repeaters Repeater ADDR 0
Split Mode Power Bridge ADDR 1
Single Mode Power Bridge ADDR 2
I-PAMs I-PAM 1 - 4 Automatically assigned via the software

DSS
Bus

ADDR 0 ADDR 1 DSS


Bus
110/230 V AC

I-PAM I-PAM
Re- Power Bridge 1 2
peater Split Mode Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

ADDR 2 DSS
Bus
110/230 V AC

I-PAM I-PAM
Power Bridge 3 4
Single Mode Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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Example 4:

Address group Modules Addresses


Other modules Line Manager 1 Addr 0

DSS Addr 0 DSS


Bus Bus
110/230 V AC

Line Manager 1

Example 5:

Address group Modules Addresses


Other modules Line Managers 1 and 2 Addr 0 and 1

DSS Addr 0 Addr 1 DSS


Bus Bus
110/230 V AC 110/230 V AC

Line Manager 1 Line Manager 2

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Example 6:

NOTE!
When using Split Mode Power Bridges the split lines are part of one and the same DSS Bus section. Make sure
that each address occurs only once per group.

Address group Modules Addresses


Power Bridges/Repeaters Repeater Addr 0
Split Mode Power Bridge Addr 1
Single Mode Power Bridge Addr 2
PAMs PAM 1 - 4 ADDR 0 - 3

DSS
Bus

ADDR 0 ADDR 1 DSS


Bus
110/230 V AC

I-PAM I-PAM
Re- Power Bridge 1 2
peater Split Mode Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

ADDR 2 DSS
Bus
110/230 V AC

I-PAM I-PAM
Power Bridge 3 4
Single Mode Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2 Loudspeaker 1 Loudspeaker 2

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V.1.2. Addressing of I-PAMs


Each I-PAM gets a unique ID in the form of a 7-place number, which is imprinted on the I-PAM’s mounting angle.
The I-PAM package includes a label providing two stickers with the unique ID. The stickers are designed to
simplify the assignment of I-PAM names to I-PAM unique IDs during the installation of the system. One of the
stickers is stuck on the loudspeaker the I-PAM is integrated in from the outside during installation. The second
sticker can - depending on the addressing procedure - either be stuck in an GUI-generated unique ID list or in the
cable plan.
Proceed as follows to address the I-PAMs:
A. I-PAM addressing procedure with a GUI generated unique ID list
1. Enter a name per I-PAM in the GUI (e.g. “Cafeteria”, “Computer room”, “Office” etc.)
2. Print a list with all I-PAM names that have been entered before. The list also provides an empty column
headed “Unique ID” and looks roughly as illustrated below:

I-PAM name Unique ID

Cafeteria

Computer room

...

3. Add the unique IDs of the installed I-PAMs to the list as follows:
• Take the list and the remaining I-PAMs stickers for all modules and go to the first installed I-PAM (e.g.
the I-PAM in the cafeteria). The loudspeaker the first I-PAM is integrated in is labeled with one of the two
added unique ID stickers from the outside.
• Take the remaining unique ID sticker for this I-PAM and stick it in the corresponding line of the empty
unique ID column of the list as exemplified below.

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I-PAM name Unique ID


Example
Cafeteria of stuck in
unique ID
sticker
Computer room

...

NOTE!
Instead of sticking in the unique ID sticker it is also possible to copy the unique ID number from the sticker
on the loudspeaker the I-PAM is integrated in as exemplified below.

I-PAM name Unique ID


Example of
Cafeteria handwritten
unique ID

Computer room

...

4. Repeat the procedure for all installed I-PAMs one by one.


5. Take the complemented list back to the computer and proceed as follows:
- enter all unique IDs from the printed list on the list in the GUI
or
- scan all bar codes from the printed list (not possible with handwritten entries).

B. I-PAM addressing procedure with a cable plan


1. Stick the unique ID stickers in the cable plan as follows:
• Take the cable plan and the unique ID stickers of all I-PAMs and go to the first installed I-PAM. The
loudspeaker the I-PAM is integrated in is labeled with one of the two added unique ID stickers from the
outside.

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• Take the remaining unique ID for this I-PAM and stick it next to the corresponding I-PAM in the cable
plan.

NOTE!
Instead of sticking the unique ID sticker next to the corresponding I-PAM in the cable plan it is also
possible to make handwritten entries.

2. Repeat the procedure for all installed I-PAMs one by one.


3. Enter a name per I-PAM in the GUI (e.g. “Cafeteria”, “Computer room”, “Office” etc.)
4. Take the cable plan with the stuck or filled in unique IDs and proceed as follows:
- enter all unique IDs from the cable plan on the list in the GUI
or
- scan all bar codes from the cable plan (not possible with handwritten entries)

NOTE!
Independent from the addressing procedure, each I-PAM is automatically internally addressed as soon as
the unique ID is entered on the list in the GUI.

NOTE!
In case of exchange (e.g. for service purposes), the exchanged I-PAMs are addressed as follows:
• If only one I-PAM per bus is exchanged, the GUI carries out the entry of the unique ID of the
exchanged I-PAM automatically.
• If more than one I-PAM per bus is exchanged, the unique IDs of the exchanged I-PAMs must be
entered as described above.

V.1.3. Addressing of Power Bridges and Repeaters


The Power Bridges and Repeaters are addressed with the Handheld Programmer. A detailed description of the
carrying out of the module addressing with the Handheld Programmer is given in section VII.2.5. of this docu-
ment.

V.1.4. Addressing of Other Modules


The address of the VARIZONE Line Manager is adjusted via a 16-position rotary code switch on the back of the
device. Therefore, the maximum possible number of Line Managers on one and the same DSS Bus is 16.
Proceed as follows to address the Line Manager:
• Rotate the switch clockwise to increase the address number.
• Rotate the switch counterclockwise to decrease the address number.

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V.2. VAB-Line Paging Bus


V.2.1. Address Assignment
All VAB-Line Paging Stations need to be addressed on the bus. Each VAB-Line Paging Bus provides the
addresses 0 - 3 for the addressing of Paging Stations. The maximum allowable number of VAB-Line Paging Sta-
tions per bus is 4. Each address must occur only once on a bus.

Example 1 (with maximum allowable number of Paging Stations):

Address group Modules Addresses


Paging Stations Paging Station 1 0
Paging Station 2 1
Paging Station 3 2
Paging Station 4 3
Paging Bus from
VAB1 Controller
ADDR 0 ADDR 1 ADDR 2 ADDR 3

End of
Paging
Bus

Paging Station 1 Paging Station 2 Paging Station 3 Paging Station 4

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V.2.2. Carrying out of the Module Addressing


The VAB-Line Paging Station is addressed via a DIP switch on the back of the device as described in the exam-
ple below.

ON

1 2 3 4

DIP
switch

Rear view of the VAB-Line Paging Station VZ 3540

Proceed as follows to address the VAB-Line Paging Station


1. Look at the rear panel of the Paging Station as shown in the illustration above. The DIP switch for address
setting is located on the left side of the rear panel .
2. Carry out the addressing of the module via switches 1 and 2 of the 4-pole DIP switch on the back of the
module according to the following table:

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Assignment of DIP switch positions to module addresses


Switch number
Switch Module
position 1 2 3* 4** address
ON 0
OFF

* Used for termination


** Used to switch over from internal to external power supply

Which one is the “ON” and which one the “OFF” position of the DIP switch emanates from the inscription on the
DIP switch.

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VI. Cable Testing


VI.1. CAT5 Cable Testing
If the VARIZONE VAB-Line system components are interconnected via CAT5 cables, the bus cable testing is car-
ried out as follows:
• With a customary network cable tester (e.g. Fluke Link Runner, Chauvin Arnoux CA7024) according to the
instructions of the corresponding manufacturer.
• With a VARIZONE Handheld Programmer as described in section VII.2.4. in this document.

VI.2. J-Y(ST)Y Cable Testing


If J-Y(ST)Y cables are used for the VAB-Line bus cabling, the cable testing needs to be carried out via the
VARIZONE Handheld Programmer as described in section VII.2.4. in this document.

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VII. Handheld Programmer


VII.1. Description of the Handheld Programmer
The Handheld Programmer V 2290 is a testing and programming tool for VARIZONE components. With the
Handheld Programmer, the following works can be carried out:
• VAB-Line DSS Bus and Paging Bus cable check for short circuit, continuity and polarity
• Addressing of VARIZONE VAB-Line DSS Bus Repeaters and Power Bridges

VII.1.1. Top Side


Status Status
LEDs Display LEDs
A B A

Cable OK Program
Test Active No Connection*
Low Battery Short Circuit

Rotary encoder/
Push
ON D push button

C Push buttons
Test Write Read

* No Connection can mean:


- No test adapter
connected
- Wires swapped
- Cable open-ended

V 2290
VARIZONE
Handheld Programmer

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A A a LEDs
The status LEDs are located to the left and to the right of the display. The LEDs indicate the following states:

LEDs to the left of the display:


Cable OK Green LED labeled “Cable OK” lights for 5 sec directly after the cable test if no defects have been detected.
Test Active Yellow LED labeled “Test Active” lights for 2 sec while the cabling is tested.
Low Battery Red LED labeled “Low Battery” lights permanently when the battery has to be exchanged.

LEDs to the right of the display:



Program Red LED labeled “Program” lights for 5 sec when the address has been programmed.
No Connection* Red LED labeled “No Connection*” lights for 5 sec when:
• No test adapter is connected.
• Some wires are swapped.
• The cable is open-ended, i.e. cut in two or not connected correctly.
Short Circuit Red LED labeled “Short circuit” lights for 5 sec when a short circuit on the DSS Bus has been detected.

B B Display
Via the display the addresses of the modules can be displayed.

C c Push buttons
The push buttons have the following functions:

Button Action Function


Left Push Activation of cable test procedure
Middle Push Writing of the address indicated on the display into the EPROM memory chip of the
DSS Bus docking station
Right Push Recalling of the address stored on the memory chip of the DSS Bus docking station

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D D Rotary encoder/ Push button


The rotary encoder/push button has the following functions:

Action Function
Push Activation of the Handheld Programmer
Rotation Selection of the address
VII.1.2. Bottom Side

VARIZONE
Handheld Programmer
V 2290

Designed and manufacured in


Germany by KLOTZ DIGITAL AG
Serial No.:

Firmware Version: PADTB______


Replace battery with the same or equivalent type
recommended by the manufacturer. Disposal of
used battery according to local waste regulations.
9 V Battery (Type 6LR61)

E battery case
E The battery case is located on the bottom of the Handheld Programmer. The cover of the battery case needs
to be removed before the battery can be exchanged .


CAUTION The Handheld Programmer has to be equipped with a 9 V battery of the type 6LR61.
Make sure that the battery is handled according to the following instructions:
• Use only batteries of the type 6LR61 for replacement.
• Insert the battery the right way round. Inversion of polarity may cause an explosion!
• Do not heat the battery or expose it to high temperatures.
• Do not modify the battery by disassembling, spot welding, soldering or the like.
• Avoid direct application of solder.

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NOTE!
Batteries have to be disposed in accordance with the local regulations concerning waste.

VII.1.3. Rear side

F
F connector for the installation of the connection cable
Via this 9-pin female connector the connection cable between Handheld Programmer and docking station of
the modules is installed.

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VII.2. VAB-Line DSS Bus Use of the Handheld Programmer


VII.2.1. General Information on Cable Testing and Module Addressing
Cable testing with the Handheld Programmer
1. Each VAB-Line DSS Bus can be composed of one or several bus sections. A bus section is one of the follow-
ing interconnections:
• VAB1 Controller and DSS Repeater or Power Bridge
• Line Interface and Repeater or Power Bridge
• DSS Repeater and DSS Power Bridge
• Two DSS Power Bridges
• The interconnection between the end of the VAB-Line DSS Bus and any of the following VAB-Line
components:
• VAB1 Controller
• Line Interface
• Repeater
• Power Bridge
2. The beginning of each DSS Bus section has to be equipped with a test adapter before the Handheld Pro-
grammer can be connected. The beginning of a DSS Bus section is the bus cable end that has been discon-
nected from one of the following VAB-Line components:
• VAB1 Controller
• Line Interface
• Repeater
• Power Bridge
3. The installation and use of the Handheld Programmer on the VAB-Line DSS Bus is carried out in sections,
starting after the VAB1 Controller or, if existing, the Line Interface.
4. The cable testing is carried out by means of a test adapter. The following three test adapter types are included
in the delivery of the Handheld Programmer:
• Test adapter with RJ45 connector
• Test adapter with Phoenix-type connector
• Test adapter with screw terminal
If none of the included test adapters is suitable for the cable testing of a VAB1 system, the customer can take
the most suitable of the included adapters and modify it according to the system requirements.

Module addressing with the Handheld Programmer


The Repeaters and Power Bridges are addressed with the Handheld Programmer as described in section
VII.2.5. below.

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VII.2.2. Preparations
Before the testing and programming works with the Handheld Programmer can be carried out both the VAB-Line
DSS Bus with all components and the Handheld Programmer need to be prepared.
VII.2.21. Preparation of the VAB-Line DSS Bus
Make sure that the VAB-Line DSS Bus including all components is prepared as follows before starting
with the testing and programming works:
• The laying of the cables is completed.
• All I-PAM are disconnected from the DSS Bus
• The DSS Bus is not terminated.

NOTE!
For testing and programming works on the DSS Bus, none of the connected DSS Bus components must be ter-
minated. Even the termination of the last module on the DSS Bus, which has to be activated for operation, needs
to be deactivated for testing and programming with the Handheld Programmer.
Upon completion of the testing and programming works on the DSS Bus, the termination of the last DSS Bus
module has to be activated.

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The illustration below shows exemplarily how a DSS Bus needs to be prepared before the testing and program-
ming works with the Handheld Programmer can be carried out.
VAB1 Controller

DSS Bus section 1 DSS Bus section 2

Unplugged
Unplugged bus cable end
bus cable end End of
DSS
Customized DSS Bus
Customized DSS
Bus cabling
110/230 V AC Bus cabling solu-
Customized solution for tion for I-PAM 4 Termi-
Customized nation
DSS Bus I-PAM 2 DSS Bus
cabling solution Unplugged Single Mode
Power Bridge cabling solution
for I-PAM 1 bus cable for I-PAM 3
end
I-PAM 1 I-PAM 2 I-PAM 3
I-PAM 4

1. Disconnect the 2. Interconnect the inter- Network


I-PAMs from rupted DSS Bus sub- coupler NOTE!
sections via a standard Make sure that the last
the DSS Bus DSS Bus module is termi-
network coupler with two nated upon completion of
Unplug
RJ45 jacks Plug in the testing and program-
Plug in ming works .
NOTE!
The network coupler
implements a 1:1
cable connection.

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VII.2.22. Preparation of the Handheld Programmer


Proceed as follows to prepare the Handheld Programmer for testing and programming:
1. Take the added connection cable with the 9-pin D-SUB connector on the one side and the PCB with card
edge / RJ45 and Phoenix connector on the other side.
2. Plug the male D-SUB connector of the added cable into the female 9-pin D-SUB panel connector on the back
of the Handheld Programmer.

In the illustration below it is shown how the Handheld Programmer has to be prepared before it can be used for
testing and programming.

Handheld
Programmer PCB with card edge / RJ45
W
Y 200
tested:
and Phoenix connector,
for the connection of the
H281-004-002-01A MOD-Rev. A
B C
padtbb01a

Plugged in con-
D E F

nection cable, Handheld Programmer to


the docking stations or the
RS-422

connected to
Terminator

the Handheld Cable OK


Test Active
Program
No Connection*
disconnected bus cable
Programmer via
Low Battery Short Circuit

9-pin D-SUB con-


nectors
Push
ON

Test Write Read

Connection
* No Connection can mean:
- No test adapter
connected
- Wires swapped
cable
- Cable open-ended

V 2290
VARIZONE
Handheld Programmer

Having prepared the VAB-Line DSS Bus system and the Handheld Programmer as described above the testing
and programming works can be carried out.

VII.2.3. Installation of the Handheld Programmer


NOTE!
Following, the installation and handling of the Handheld Programmer is described and illustrated on the basis
of the CAT5 cabling variant of the VAB-Line DSS Bus. If a VAB-Line DSS Bus system is wired with J-Y(ST)Y
cables, the installation and handling of the Handheld Programmer has to be carried out accordingly with the test
adapter for J-Y(ST)Y cabling.

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Use of the Handheld Programmer in case of a faultlessly cabled system

Proceed as follows to test a bus with the Handheld Programmer:


1. Unplug the bus output cable at the beginning of the complete DSS Bus from the corresponding of the below-
mentioned VAB-Line DSS Bus components:
• VAB1 Controller
• Repeater
• Power Bridge
2. Attach the appropriate* added test adapter to the removed bus cable end at the beginning of the DSS Bus.
3. Unplug the bus input cable at the end of the first DSS Bus section from the corresponding of the below-men-
tioned VAB-Line DSS Bus components:
• Repeater
• Power Bridge
4. Install the Handheld Programmer at the cable end at the end of the first bus section via the appropriate con-
nector of the connection cable.
5. Carry out the cable test.
6. Unplug the test adapter from the beginning of the first DSS Bus section.
7. Plug in the removed bus cable end at the beginning of the first DSS Bus section to the device it has been
removed from before the cable test was carried out.
8. Unplug the bus output cable from the corresponding of the below-mentioned devices on the next bus cable
section that is to be tested:
• Repeater
• Power Bridge
9. Continue with steps 2 - 8 until the whole bus is tested.
* The Handheld Programmer is delivered with the following test adapters:
• Test adapter with RJ45 connector for CAT5 cabling
• Test adapter with screw terminal for J-Y(ST)Y cabling
• Test adapter with Phoenix connector for the J-Y(ST)Y variant of the Line Interface

NOTE!
The test adapter has to be attached to the disconnected cable end at the beginning of each testable DSS Bus
section.

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The next two illustrations show:


1. how to unplug the DSS Bus cable from the VAB1 Controller
2. how to attach the test adapter to the beginning of the first testable DSS Bus section
3 how to connect the Handheld Programmer to the disconnected cable end of the first testable DSS Bus section

1. VAB1 Controller

Unplug

Disconnected
bus cable end To other mod-
ules on the
DSS Bus

2. VAB1 Controller

Test adapter, Attach


to be attached
to the RJ45
connector of the To other mod-
disconnected ules on the
bus cable end Disconnected DSS Bus
bus cable end

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3. DSS
End of first DSS Bus
section, equipped
with a male RJ45
Bus connector Handheld
DSS output Programmer
DSS Bus Female RJ45
Bus input connector of
RS-422

Network
Terminator

DSS output handheld


Bus coupler Cable OK Program

Plug programmer Test Active


Low Battery
No Connection*
Short Circuit

input in
Network
coupler Push

Customized DSS
ON

Bus connection

F
C

E
B
:
tested

D
A
for I-PAMs

D-Rev.
Y 200
MO
Test Write Read

W
Bus cable end, I-PAM

A
2-01

1a
4-00

tbb0
1-00
2

pad
disconnected from

H28
the VAB1 Control- Connection cable for the
* No Connection can mean:
- No test adapter
connected

ler, equipped with a


- Wires swapped

Handheld Programmer
- Cable open-ended

test adapter V 2290


VARIZONE

I-PAM
Handheld Programmer

Continue with the cable testing procedure.

VII.2.4. Cable Testing Procedure


Carry out the cable test with the Handheld Programmer as follows:
1. Push the “Push ON” rotary encoder/push button to activate the Handheld Programmer.
2. Push the left “Test” push button to activate the cable test procedure. The yellow “Test Active” LED lights for
the cable test period of 2 seconds. The result of the cable test is indicated as follows:

LED indication Meaning


Green “Cable OK” LED lights for 5 sec. No cabling defects have been detected.
Red “No connection” LED lights for 5 sec • No test adapter is connected.
• Some wires are swapped.
• The cable is open-ended, i.e. cut in two or not
connected correctly.
Red “Short Circuit” LED lights for 5 sec A short circuit on the bus has been detected.

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VII.2.41. Continuation if no Cable Defect Has Been Detected


If no cable defect has been detected on the first DSS Bus section the module address can be programmed into
the docking station(s) on the first DSS Bus section as described in section VII.2.5. below.
Proceed as follows with every further DSS Bus section:
• Attach the test adapter to the cable end that has been disconnected from the Repeater, Power Bridge or Line
Interface.
• Connect the Handheld Programmer to the end of the DSS Bus section.
• Carry out the cable testing procedure.
• Program the module address into each Repeater or Power Bridge docking station.

VII.2.42. Continuation if a Cable Defect Has Been Detected


Proceed as follows to localize a detected cable defect on the DSS Bus section the Handheld Programmer
is connected to :
1. Remove the test adapter from the beginning of the DSS Bus section the Handheld Programmer is connected
to.
2. Unplug the DSS Bus output cable from the first network coupler and attach the test adapter to the now open
DSS Bus cable end of the DSS Bus section starting after the first network coupIer.
3. Repeat the cable test for the bus cable after the first network coupler.

If no cable defect is detected now the defect is on the bus cable before the first network coupler.
If a cable defect is detected now the defect is on the bus cable after the first network coupler.

Continue as follows:

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if if
A. the cable defect is on the bus cable before B the cable defect is on the bus cable after
the disconnected network coupler the disconnected network coupler
A.1. Eliminate the indicated cable defect. B.1. Remove the test adapter from the DSS Bus
A.2. Remove the test adapter from the DSS Bus section after the disconnected network coupler.
cable end starting after the disconnected net- B.2. Unplug the DSS Bus output cable from the next
work coupler. network coupler and attach the test adapter to
A.3. Interconnect DSS Bus sections before and the now open DSS Bus cable end of the DSS
after the disconnected network coupler again Bus section starting after the next disconnected
by plugging in the DSS Bus output cable to the network coupler.
unused RJ45 jack of the network coupler. B.3. Repeat the cable test on the bus section start-
A.4. Repeat the cable test procedure to make sure ing after the next disconnected network cou-
that the defect is eliminated. pler.
B.4. a. If there is still a cable defect detected
continue with step B.1. as long as the cable
defect is localized and then continue with
step .A.1..
b. If no cable defect is detected now the defect
is on the bus cable before this disconnected
network coupler. Continue with step A.1..

Proceed as follows with every further DSS Bus section:


• Attach the test adapter to the cable end that has been disconnected from a Repeater, a Power Bridge or a
Line Interface.
• Connect the Handheld Programmer stepwise to the disconnected cable ends of the below-mentioned devices
on the next bus cable section that is to be tested.
• Carry out the cable test for all DSS Bus sections as described in section VII.2.4..
• Program the module address into each Repeater or Power Bridge docking station according to the description
in section VII.2.5..

VII.2.5. Module Addressing Procedure


All modules that are installed via a docking station can be addressed via the Handheld Programmer. The follow-
ing modules are addressed via a docking station:
• Repeater
• Power Bridge

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Proceed as follows to address the DSS Bus modules with the Handheld Programmer:
1. Connect the Handheld Programmer to the docking station as follows:
• Take the Handheld Programmer with the installed connection cable.
• Take the male card edge connector of the connection cable and plug it into the female card edge
connector on the docking station.
2. Activate the Handheld Programmer as follows:
Push the “Push ON” rotary encoder / push button.
3. Adjust the module address as follows:
Rotate the “Push ON” rotary encoder / push button until the display shows the required address.
4. Save the module address as follows:
Push the “Write” button to write the selected address to the EPROM memory chip on the docking station.

NOTE!
The module address can be read out of the docking station by pushing the “Read” push button.

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VIII. Accessories
VIII.1. Cables
The following cable types were tested and certified by KLOTZ DIGITAL for the use of VARIZONE VAB-Line com-
ponents

Type: CAT5
Comment: Up to 200 m (660 ft)
Cross section 8 x 0.2 mm²/AWG24

Twisted as
follows:
TX+ with TX-
RX+ with RX-

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Type: J-Y(ST)Y 2 x 2 x 0.8


UNITRONIC LiYCY
Manufacturer: E.g. LAPP
Comment: Up to 200 m (660 ft)
Cross section 4 x 0.5 mm2/AWG20
Twisted as Info: www.lappcable.com
follows:
TX+ with TX-
RX+ with RX- Description
Fine strands of plain copper wire, PVC-based core insulation, cores twisted into pairs, pairs twisted into layers,
color coded to DIN 47100, film wrapping, screen braiding of tinned copper wire, outer sheath of special PVC-
based compound, flame-retardant according to VDE 0472, part 804, test type B (IEC 332.1), pebble grey (RAL
7032).

Technical data
Temperature range: Static: -30° C to +70° C
Working voltage: Peak; 250 V (not for purposes of power/high voltage current)
Conductor stranding: Strands, fine wire
Color code: Core identification code: DIN 47100
In accordance with VDE regulations VDE 0814 (DIN 47414) resp. VDE 0812.

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Type: J-Y(ST)Y 2 x 2 x 0.8


VG G51
Manufacturer: E.g. KERTESZ
Comment: Up to 200 m (660 ft)
Cross section 4 x 0.5 mm2/AWG20
Twisted as Info: www.kerteszkabel.ch
follows:
TX+ with TX-
RX+ with RX-

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Type: J-Y(ST)Y 2 x 2 x 0.8


VG G51
Manufacturer: E.g. KLOTZ AIS
Comment: Up to 200 m (660 ft)
Cross section 4 x 0.5 mm2/AWG20
Twisted as Info: www.klotz-ais.com
follows:
TX+ with TX- Description
RX+ with RX-
The installation cables are used for telephone and signal transmission and are suitable for permanent installation
on and under plaster in dry and damp rooms and for permanent installation on external walls. Installation cable
according to DIN VDE 0815.

Construction
Conductor Solid bare copper, 0.6 and 0.8 mm Ø
Insulation PVC, color coding according to VDE 0815
Cabling 2 cores to a pair, pairs in layers
Taping Plastic foil
Screen Plastic laminated AL foil and solid drain wire
Jacket PVC, grey

Technical data
Operating voltage 300 V max.
Test voltage 800 V
Insulation resistance 100 mΩ x km min.
Loop resistance 73.2 Ω/km (0.8 mm) and 130 Ω/km (0.6 mm) max.
Capacitance 100 nF/km (800 Hz) max.
Capacitance unbalance 80 % < 300 pF / 100 m
Temperature range -30° C / +70° C
Min. bending radius 10 x overall diameter

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Type: RADOX FR fire resistant signal cable 2 x 2 x 0.75 mm2


Manufacturer: Huber + Suhner
Comment: Up to 200 m (660 ft)
Cross section 4 x 0.75 mm2/AWG22-16
Twisted as Info: www.hubersuhner.com
follows:
TX+ with TX- Application
RX+ with RX- The RADOX FR fire resistant signal cables are used for building management and fire detection systems. The
Radox FR signal cable complies with the following standards:
• IEC 60331 (International Standard)
• BS 6387 CWZ (British Standard)
• AS/NZS 3013 (Australian / New Zealand Standard)

Characteristics
• High current carrying capacity
• Excellent resistance to heat, cold, ozone and weathering
• Flame-retardant
• Functional in the event of a fire
• Halogen free, low smoke, low toxicity
• Complies with IEC 60332-2-24 Cat. C, IEC 60332-1 and IEC 60332-21

Technical data
Cross section from to 0.5 - 1.5 mm2 / AWG22-16
Operating voltage 300 V / 500 V
Number of conductors 4, twisted in pairs
Conductor class IEC 60228 Class 2
Insulation RADOX 125
Intermediate layer EMC screening
Jacket RADOX 125 or LSFH
Temperature range -40° C / +90° C

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