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  1. Create a new HelixNet-enabled partyline channel and add in the program audio feed. In this case it is labelled “HX_PGM”.

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  2. For the HXII-BP role, enable the Stacked Key option for one of the channels. 

    1. **NOTE: the best practice is to only stack the Program Audio channel with the SAME partyline channel for all HXII beltpack roles to minimize potential cross talk when using stacked keys. **
      In this case, the main PROD partyline is a good option as most beltpacks will have it assigned. You can label the stacked key with simply the name of the partyline actually used (PROD in this case).

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  3. For an HKB-2X speaker station role, you can assign the “HX_PGM” channel to one of the shift keys. 

    1. **NOTE: to minimize unnecessary cross talk, turn down the partyline channel to 0, and use only the PGM volume adjustment for this channel. **

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  4. For all FreeSpeak users and the Arcadia Central Station, you can use the built-in “Program” audio assignment for users without fear of crosstalk from the HelixNet devices.


  1. Assign your Dante input to a Dante channel in Dante controller (assume Dante 1 for this example).

  2. Create a Dante channel in the resources page.

  3. Create a “Dante_PGM” partyline that sends the Dante channel to a 4-wire port (in this case 4W Port 1).

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  4. Connect a Cat5 jumper from 4W port 1 to 4W port 8.

  5. Navigate to the Resources page > Physical Ports, and make sure the 4W port 1 is set to the standard 4W mode in the port function (“4-wire”).

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  6. Your program audio stream should now be arriving to the PGM input on 4W port 8.  The easiest way to test this is assign the PGM to a key on the Arcadia.


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Additional Solution: Using HRM-4X Program Input within the HelixNet Endpoints on R2 and onwards

  1. HRM-4X Program Audio can be assigned to HelixNet-Enabled Channels using the Front Panel or the CCM under Roles > Program Input > Channel Assignment

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    This allows the HelixNet endpoints that have the Channel to independently mix the Program Audio via the dedicated key buttons or pot.

  3. HRM-4X Program Audio will NOT be available to other parts of the Arcadia system such as FreeSpeak Beltpacks, Arcadia Front Panel User Station, 4-Wire, 2-Wire, Dante assigned to the Channel nor be visible in the CCM’s Configuration > Channels (Assignment view).