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  • Helixnet: Using HelixNet Speaker station with PTT

    Can I wire a PTT switch with the Helixnet Speaker station

     

    Yes it is possible. Make sure to order the X7 version of the HKB-2X (part # HKB-2X-X7)

     

    The following tips might be helpful.

    Note: Upgrade to the latest Helixnet version v4.2 or later to allow for programming of the PTT options

     

    Excerpt from the Helixnet User Guide, which can be found at: https://clearcom.com/DownloadCenter/manuals/HelixNetv4.2/HelixNet_Partyline_UserGuide-399G229C.pdf

    Using the speaker station with push-to-talk (PTT) actions

    The HKB Station is available in a special configuration with a 7-pin XLR headset connector. This is used with two assignable GPI/Push-to-talk (PTT) controls that enable you to configure various buttons press actions from a switch wired to the GPI/PTT. More than one button press can be configured on each GPI/PTT. There are three configurable actions available: PPT1, PPT2 and PTT 1 & 2 (both buttons pushed at the same time). The four local talk and call keys, the headset (Hset) key and the microphone (MIc) key can be assigned to any GPI/PTT. The GPI/PTTs can be configured from the CCM or from the front panel menu system. For CCM configuration see Editing the Logic Input Options (HKB-2X-7X Stations only) on page 183.

    Please contact your Clear-Com representative for further information about availability of the HKB-2X-X7.

     

    Also following page 183 of the guide:

    Editing the Logic Input Options (HKB-2X-7X Stations only)

    The HKB Station is available in a special configuration with a 7-pin XLR headset connector. This is used with two assignable GPI/Push-to-talk (PTT) buttons that enable you to configure various buttons press actions from a switch wired to the GPI/PTT. More than one button press can be configured on each GPI/PTT. There are three configurable actions available: PPT1, PPT2 and PTT 1 & 2 (both buttons pushed at the same time). The four local talk and call keys, the headset (Hset) key and the microphone (Mic) key can be assigned to any GPI/PTT.

    The GPI/PTTs can be setup in the CCM or from the front panel menu system. To configure Logic Input Options in the CCM navigate to: Roles > Speaker Station > Select Role > Logic Input Options.

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    Logic Input Options

    After clicking on a blue label, a selection dialog box will open to allow the assignment selection:

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    Dialogue

    Note: The keys in this screen toggle on and off on a mouse click. Please contact your Clear-Com representative for further information about availability of the HKB-2X-X7.

     

    Pin out of the 7-pin XLR connector:

    Additional note: Microphone -ve is internally wired to ground

    In order to activate PTT 1 or PTT 2 the user will need to take PTT logic on pin 6 or pin 7 and
    ground it to pin 3 via a switch closure. 

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