« The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. »
We have met ZEUS! Thanks to RTS, a world-renowned intercom brand which is specialized in major events like SuperBowl or Football World Cup.
ZEUS III LE+, this Olympus king of the gods namesake, is a 16-port intercom matrix.
Each of its ports in RJ-45 allows a 4-wire roundtrip connection to user panels such as the KP-3016 or DKP-4016 via their analog FRAME port. Two XLR connectors are provided to connect a 2-wire system such as the PS-20 wired intercom supply to which the beltpacks BP-325 are linked.
These connectors are assembled on a patch made by DC Audiovisuel also including an XLR IN connector and an XLR OUT connector for each of the first 15 ports of the Zeus. Integrated in a portable rack with the ZEUS, this patch also includes an RJ-45 port dedicated to the connection of an intercom channel of a HME base.
« But I can only show you the door. You have to walk through it. »
The end user then acts on a panel, in a rackable format like the KP-3016, or in the desktop format like the DKP-4016, which have 16 multidirectional levers called keys. A gooseneck microphone on a 1/4" jack and an internal loudspeaker, or any XLR5 male headset in RTS format, serve as communication elements on these panels.
An upward pressure allows listening to channel (LISTEN) corresponding to the key used, while a downward pressure makes it possible addressing to channel (TALK). Note that the LISTEN channel and the TALK channel can be independent. Pressing to the left decreases the volume of the tuned channel, pressing it to the right increases that volume.
« You're going to have to make a choice. »
The AZEdit software, free download, allows to control all functions of the Zeus. The main interest of this system is that everything is manageable and assignable to any key LISTEN and/or TALK, meeting most technical needs in intercom, among others:
- Routing between panels, 4-wire and 2-wire systems.
- Creation of groups of locutors multi- or uni-directional.
- Creation of programmable logic functions.
- Activation of relays to trigger a red.
« You take the blue pill... the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill... you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. »
ZEUS III LE+ matrix, KP-3016 rack keypanel or DKP-4016 desktop keypanel, BP-325 2-channel beltpack and PS-20 party line power supply are available on rental from DC Audiovisuel.