70 Volt Paging Configuration

70 Volt Paging Configuration – BellCommander


Description:  The patent-pending network audio configuration can use 70 volt paging amplifiers and speakers to create an efficient and low-cost multi-zone system for scheduled audio for school bells, factory bells, store-front announcements, medical applications, music distribution, and more.

In the 70 volt paging amplifier configuration, each paging zone is connected to a seperate 70 volt paging amplifier. The paging amplifier drives speakers which contain matching 70-volt transformers. Each paging amplifier is connected to a single Barix Exstreamer 100 network audio device. The BellCommander software sends audio to selected Barix Exstreamer 100 device(s) at scheduled times which in turn play to the amplifiers and speakers connected to the devices. Since each Exstreamer 100 can be programmed with a unique schedule, each zone can be set with a different bell schedules and pages can be targeted to specific zones.

Hardware Requirements:
Barix Exstreamer – One for each zone
We are an authorized dealer for Barix and can provide the full line of Barix products with discounts for multiple unit orders.

70 Volt Paging Amplifier – One for each zone, such as this 35W paging amplifier or this 100W paging amplifier
Speakers with matching 70 Volt Transformers. The following are examples of different types of speakers with a matching 70V transformer:
Drop-In Ceiling Speakers
Ceiling Speakers (may require mounting hardware)
Wall-Mounted Speakers
Paging Horns
Higher Quality Paging Horns

Success Story: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School

BellCommander PC Requirements:
Pentium 1.0 GHz or higher processor (higher processor for more than 5 devices recommended)

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server 2003, Server 2008, or Server 2012
1 or more network audio devices
Network connection for each device and PC

Example system:
For an example system with 3 zones with 10 speakers per zone, the following components would be used:
1 BellCommander Small Network license
3 Barix Exstreamer 100 devices
3 35W paging amplifiers
30 ceiling speakers

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