Ateis’ IDA8C is a UL2572 Listed Voice Evacuation System that can connect to existing legacy PA systems from Bogen, Dukane, Rauland/Borg, Telecor, and Valcom or can be installed as a stand alone system. System design and set up is done via a drag n' drop digital signal processing (DSP) interface offering an industry standard component library with advanced matrix control functions. The front panel features a high resolution TFT panel for control and monitoring, a fully monitored fireman's microphone, and emergency message trigger buttons. The IDA8 offers full monitoring of the entire systems integrity including amplifier monitoring with automatic hot-swap to back-up amplifiers and loudspeaker line monitoring.
Each IDA8 can support up to eight audio inputs and features 16 line outputs supporting 8 different zones with class B wiring and A/B line detection (as specified in EN54-16). In addition to the front panel mounted fireman's phone, up to four PSS security microphone consoles with color touch pad can be connected to each IDA8. Slave units (IDA8S) can extend the system configuration with an additional 8 inputs and 8 class B outputs with A/B line detection or single zone line monitoring.
A built in message storage chip can contain a maximum of 4 hours of digital messages that can be recorded live into the unit or be uploaded (WAV) from a computer. Up to 8 messages per IDA8 unit and a total of 64 messages for each IDA8 system can be played simultaneously into different zones.
Operators can see a detailed overview of the status of the entire PA-system with a single push of a button. IDA8 is able to run an impedance scan of all components connected to it, covering not only the paging consoles but also connectors, cabling, internal processing blocks such as compressors and limiters, as well as the network and loudspeaker lines. It stores a reference measurement of the system as it exists in a given configuration and environment. This reference is subsequently stored in the system. Any alterations towards this reference will be reported and logged in an event-log-file. User definable thresholds can be applied to these references allowing for customization of the system's supervision for specific use. All components and peripherals are monitored. All incidents are recorded into a data file which can be accessed on the master module monitor display or remotely on a PC using the control software. Any detected faults are also routed to a general fault output contact on the master unit. A built-in loudspeaker output enables selective listening to all the sources and system's 100 V output signals.
Once programmed, the system will be able to work independently (off-line) without the need for a PC.