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Paging problem with time clock

Paging problem with time clock

Paging problem with time clock

Have a SpecoTechnologes. PL260A amp
Have the PCM suite(TIM, CPU, and 2 3-zone modules)
Client is a school that has a tone clock.
Tone clock does not send tones/chimes/etc. to the amp, but it does send a signal to activate a contact closure.

Client would like to have a different tone/chime/whatever for one zone group(Page zones 2 and 4)
Client would also like to have a different tone/chime/whatever for another zone group(1,3,5,6)

With the current setup, I think I can place one of the tone clock leads on the Emergency services terminals on the PCM unit and program for one page group, but I am out of luck with the other.

Does anyone have any suggestions or solutions?

RE: Paging problem with time clock

So the clock unit supplies a dry contact relay that opens and closes depending up on time of day.
This would activate the contact closure on this tone generator unit? I am pretty sure the answer is yes on that one.

Problem is, They want to keep individual zones (6)

I can send the contact closure to one of the tone generator units, but that will wire into one zone. I can't make it go to two.
These are 25V speakers and I think you have to run the current through the generator and I think I will destory the tone generator if I do so.

I need a way to split the contact closure out to multiple tone generators or a way to split the tone generation from one of those units out to multiple zones safely.

I am getting confused

RE: Paging problem with time clock

Got the solution.
Only works for only two different tones/chimes/whatever.

Use the Emergency Services port on the PCM to give you one tone for the zones in one page group

Get a stand alone ring generator that will produce your desired tone. Place the tone generation on the Music Input of the PCM. Turn the backkground music switches to off for the paging zones yo don't want to hear that tone for.


It should not be this hard.

RE: Paging problem with time clock

You might try reaching out to Valcom tech support. They have seen and done everything. I agree this should not be that hard...


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