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Media Technology Systems Zöne is a unique, powerful and cost effective Ethernet based paging system.

Ethernet offers clear advantages over traditional paging systems, including reduced cable costs (>1000 paging zones carried on UTP cable), enhanced control & monitoring (Telnet, SNMP) easy integration with other systems (BMS, FIDS/PIDS, Security), many redundancy options and sharing bandwidth, with other data traffic (no proprietary cable or network requirements).

However, ethernet’s key benefit is network addressing.

Zöne uses Ethernet’s network addressing capability to eliminate the central matrix processor used in conventional paging systems.

Ethernet is by definition a collection of source and destination addresses. The Zönesoftware has a simple task: match the Ethernet address of the paging microphone input, with the Ethernet addresses of any combination of amplifier paging zones.

In Zöne, the network is the matrix.

Zöne further reduces system cost and complexity by integrating the paging station connection, the network interface, the signal processing (compressors, equalizers, duckers, and ambient sensing) and the audio amplification into one “network amplifier”.

The “network amplifier” is available in 2, 4, 6 or 8 channels, in 75 Watts or 150 Watts output power and with integral fault monitoring and line supervision.

Zöne’s network amplifier topology also offers the consultant/designer the advantage of designing a distributed solution, where the network amplifiers are located at, or close to the paging zones.

The Zöne paging system size is only limited by the bandwidth of the network. As Zönehas no central processor and uses only one hardware element – the network amplifier.

Zöne is linearly scaleable from one zone to thousands of zones and from 1 paging station to thousands of paging stations.

Zöne software is also scaleable, where the basic server module provides a 16 station/128 zone solution, including HDD based messaging, scheduling, event handling and logging. Paging stations are either simple 8 button panels or PC/Tablet based client software. Optional modules are available for text to speech, telephone interfacing, language GUI, redundancy and to increase the number of stations/zones to potentially 32, 768 stations and 65, 536 paging zones.

Paging networks of up to 512 zones:

This is a server based solution, where the server software can be configured for either a maximum of 16 paging stations/512 zones, or a maximum of 256 paging stations/512 zones. Most commercial buildings and shopping centers have only small number of paging stations, but potentially a large number of zones. For these applications, the 16/512 solution is ideal.

For complex applications with split rentable area, (eg: conventions centers, exhibition centers) and applications with a large number of stand alone paging zones, for example airport terminals, then the increased number of paging stations will require the 256/512 solution.

PC/Tablet based paging stations use a simple client application to connect to the server software using a telnet port.

For more details see the Zöne brochure, or contact MTSi.

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MTS Zone Multi-channel ethernet amplifier
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  • Basic 24/24 standalone System:
    • 8 paging stations (with DSP)
    • 4 channels for background music
    • 1 channel of HDD based message system
    • 24 paging zones (with DSP)
    • 4 levels of paging priority
    • SNMP Control and Monitoring

  • Server-Based 16/512 or 256/512 configurations:
    • 256 paging stations/background music (with DSP)
    • Simple button or PC/Tablet-based paging stations
    • 32 channels of HDD based message system
    • 8 channels of HDD or external background music systems
    • 512 paging zones (with DSP)
    • 20 levels of paging priority
    • SNMP Control and Monitoring