INTERCOM SOLUTION - SYSTEM CONCEPT

First For: Reliable Intercom From Simple to Sophisticated.

The oratis is a first-class intercom system. It is based on current FPGA technology and offers unique flexibility and future-proofing combined with DELEC’s renowned high reliability.

oratis can be used to create compact intercom systems featuring as few as eight ports to larger installations with more than 4,000 ports accessible simultaneously. The system employs the principle of distributed intelligence. This guarantees fast response times even on large systems, while ensuring confidence and security. oratis acts as a fully summing digital audio matrix.

 

oratis - The Benefits

orange bullet small Leading technology, safe investment

orange bullet small Space-saving I/O with the highest density

orange bullet small Open, scalable configuration

orange bullet small Perfect audio quality 48 kHz / 24 Bit

orange bullet small Innovative subscriber panel design

orange bullet small Convenient set-up

orange bullet small Excellent reliability with flexible redundancy

orange bullet small No single point of failure

orange bullet small Networked via Ethernet

 

From Small to Large – A Scalable Solution

oratis intercom systems include three basic components:

orange bullet small One or more matrix frames

orange bullet small Various matrix cards

orange bullet small Subscriber panels connected to them

 

The quantity and configuration of components are freely definable, enabling the oratis to adapt to a multitude of applications. To increase the number of matrix points, just add more matrix cards. oratis scales up from small systems to facility or even region wide installations.

Each matrix card acts as a self-contained, independent audio router. Thanks to the unique concept of distributed intelligence, the oratis avoids any single point of failure – maximum reliability and security are built into the foundations of the system!

oratis systems are adaptable systems - small units based on a single matrix frame can fulfill the entire communications requirements in a Theatre application. Much larger system installations, capable of serving the communication needs of an entire broadcast facility, are built using multiple networked matrix frames.

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SAFE & SECURE

Safety First: Safety with Reliability

oratis intercom solutions do not let you down. From the ground up the design concept embodies maximum reliability, avoiding any single point of failure thanks to distributed intelligence.

Each oratis matrix frame incorporates redundant power supply units and optical interfaces for system networking. For redundancy reasons, clock distribution is also duplicated. The TDM buses on the matrix frames utilise a passive design which offers optimum confidence and security. In addition, all components of an oratis system are actively monitored, and any malfunctions are clearly and immediately displayed.

All oratis components are hot-swappable. Be it a matrix card or a full matrix frame – each module can be replaced or even be added during operation. This allows for system extensions and full reconfiguration without the need for a reboot. Even very large oratis systems such as facility-wide installations remain flexible, versatile, and easily maintainable.

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - VALUE ADDED PLATFORM

oratis addresses many tasks in broadcast and theatre applications

oratis is more than just an intercom system: it is a universal communication platform. The high quality 48 kHz, 24 Bit audio (32 Bit internal) enables oratis to be used for distributing broadcast signals. This includes not only transparent routing but even production and processing of such signals.

High audio quality and open system architecture are principle virtues of oratis not only in broadcast, but also in theatres and other venues.

As for example in the prominent Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, which installed a large oratis system. A total network consisting of one R4000 router and 15 oratis matrix frames will undertake not only all announcement and intercom functions but also the entire audio signalrouting. For precise loudspeaker equalization, the oratis audio cards can be equipped with optional DSP modules which replace the external equalizers otherwise required.

Another application of oratis networks is stagemanagement. Whether a small system with few paging areas or a complex stage management desk – thanks to the intuitive user interface, the backlit keys and displays, oratis components also convince in this market segment.

Value-Added Platform: oratis addresses many tasks

For transparent routing of studio signals, digital audio cards with AES3 or MADI interfaces are available. Alternatively, the signals can be fed directly to an oratis subscriber panel over an AES3 port, for example for a local external source. The open system architecture and optimum audio quality qualify oratis as a networked and distributed audio routing system which helps to minimise cabling costs significantly. The oratis family includes innovative network-enabled commentator terminals. These are connected to the oratismatrix frames via LAN, providing access to the entire oratis network. Even the largest international events with manyconnected broadcasters participating, can be provided withreliable, independent and consistent commentator systems for seamless operation.

 
 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - AUDIO MATRIX

The Audio Matrix: Networking Without Frontiers

One important feature of oratis matrix frames is their high input/output density with more than 30 subscriber panel ports per  rack unit; making oratis a system of choice in the OB truck. Apart from audio and subscriber panel cards, matrix frames can also be equipped with GPI cards used for external control.

Large systems

Combining multiple matrix frames results in systems featuring up to 4,096 ports, which can all be active simultaneously. Networking of the matrix frames, including clock distribution, is done with fibre-optic cabling using the Gigabit Ethernet layer-2 protocol. This protocol permits direct connections between matrix frames, whilst also allowing for the connection of remote frames using managed Gigabit Ethernet switches.The oratis is a fully summing matrix. Each matrix frame is capable of routing up to 256 summed channels to each output. This makes for virtually unlimited eavesdrop sums or large conferences.

Matrix frames:

orange bullet small Fully summing audio matrix

orange bullet small Expansion by networking multiple matrix frames

orange bullet small 32 Bit TDM bus for up to 256 signals

orange bullet small Fully redundant clock distribution

orange bullet small Hot-swappable matrix cards, matrix frames and power supplies

orange bullet small Studio standard audio quality - 24 Bit / 48 kHz

orange bullet small External wordclock input

 

oratis Matrix Frames Overview

 
  MF4

R4000

Rack units 19" 4 U

2 U

Max. Anzahl Steckplätze 15 8 Segmente
Max. number of Ports max. 256 Ports,
120 for subscriber panels
1024 Ports,
max. 4096 Ports by cascading 4 x R4000

Others

Matrixframe

Digitale Signal Processing

48 kHz sampling rate

Redundant power supply

Redundant clock distribution

Router

128 Ports "non blocking"

Digital signal processing

48 kHz smpling rate

Redundant power supply

Redundant clock distribution

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - MATRIX CARDS

The Big Selection: Matrix cards for every application

An extensive range of matrix cards is available for configuring an oratis intercom system. While providing largely identical functionality, they differ mainly in their port configuration. Whether CAT5, video, or optical cable, balanced analogue, digital, or Voice over IP – your application rules your selection.

Processing

Signal routing on all oratis matrix cards is processed by a modern FPGA processor. In contrast to hardwired signal paths, all processing stages and signal routes are implemented in software. Thus, oratis systems offer unprecedented flexibility and future-proofing. All input and output signals can either be transparently routed on the matrix cards or routed via optional DSP modules. Functions available include gain control, filters, dynamics and delays.

All matrix cards feature:

orange bullet small Audio routing using a flexible and extensible FPGA configuration

orange bullet small Audio in broadcast quality: 48 kHz / 24 Bit (with internal 32 Bit processing)

orange bullet small Transparent routing of digital signals

orange bullet small Optional DSPs for I/O-signal processing

Audio DSP: Attached if needed

Some applications need extra audio processing such as EQ and dynamics processors. In oratis systems, these are implemented as optional plug-in DSP modules mounted directly on the corresponding matrix card. oratis’ DSPs are always accessed through an insert  path on the card. This clever architecture opens up new applications since it does not occupy additional timeslots on the bus system. In addition to intercom or commentary broadcast applications, oratis is also qualified for use as the stage management system in theatres. In this application optional DSP on the MADI output cards can carry out equalisation or other audio processing for speaker lines and paging areas.

 

Matrix Cards Overview

 
NamePortsInterfaceFormatOther
IF 8DIG 8 CAT 5 Cable / RJ45 AES/EBU Subscriber panel and 4-wire board,
two audio channels per port
IF 8A 8 CAT 5 Cable / RJ45 Analogue
audio Connection
Subscriber panel and 4-wire board,
one audio channel per port
IF 8COAX 8 Coax 75 ohm Cable / BNC AES/EBU Subscriber panel board,
two bidirectional audio channels per port
IF MADI1 64 LC SFP Module* MADI Interface 64 bidirectional audio channels, freely scalable. Optional redundant connection
IF Link   LC SFP Module*   Redundant Fibre Optic Board

IF DANTEdantelogo

64 CAT 5 Cable / RJ45 Audio over IP 64 bidirectional audio channels, compatible with DANTE standard, AVB ready
IF PL8

8

CAT 5 Cable / RJ45 Analogue 2-wire
audio Connection
Partyline interface for external 3rd party analogue belt packs
 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - ROUTER

For Really Big Players: Central Routing Unit for oratis star topology networks

The network node, oratis R4000, connects individual production islands oratis matrix frames to a star-shaped network. In large broadcast or theatre installations it enables comprehensive integration of all communication signals. A single R4000 provides a routing capacity of 1,024 ports. Cascaded with up to four R4000s, even the most complex system designs with up to 4,096 ports can be realized.

R4000 DELEC ROUTER

Within a production area the intercom system acts as an island in which all local sources and destinations can be targeted. When networked with the R4000 router, this sub-segment can offer its production signals to other production areas and can communicate with ports outside of its production island.

The networking between R4000 and the oratis matrix frames is carried out though dedicated Gigabit Ethernet lines, or through a reserved bandwidth on a leased line. Thus, the oratis communication system partners perfectly with amodern high-speed network.

More R4000 benefits:

orange bullet small Routing capacity for 1,024 ports

orange bullet small Networking via standard Gigabit Ethernet lines

orange bullet small Free choice of cabling thanks to modular SFP interfaces

orange bullet small Spans great distances

orange bullet small Audio processing on FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate   Arrays)

orange bullet small Cascadable up to 4,069 ports

Ten times faster

Several R4000 routers can be linked with the aid of an extremely fast 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface. This offers a ten-fold data throughput compared with a standardGigabit Ethernet line as used for connecting subscriber panels to oratis matrix frames. Each router offers three of these fast interfaces, which enables expansion into a network of up to four routers with up to 4,096 channels.

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SUBSCRIBER PANEL

Keeping Your Connections in View: User-friendly Subscriber panels

oratis subscriber panels are offered in two versions which both indicate the call destinations with up to 18 characters of full text in every major language. The subscriber panels equipped with extra-large LCD buttons offer superior convenience and are also furnished with a rotary encoder per button for fast access to crosspoint volume adjustment. However, the compact subscriber units with one large display and smaller keys can provide higher packing density. Both display versions guarantee optimum legibility in all lighting conditions and from any viewing angle.

 

oratis users can choose between desktop units and 19" rack subscriber panels with an expandable number of keys. The standard subscriber panel includes an internal audio matrix for routing signals to connected headphones, speakers and other destinations. The light version with reduced audio connectivity is an interesting alternative for less complex solutions. Naturally, all oratis subscriber panels offer multicoloured indications to show the call status of each key.

All subscriber panels offer:

orange bullet small Configurable key layers

orange bullet small Eight function keys per subscriber panel

orange bullet small Auto-reply function

orange bullet small Individual display and volume adjustment for each crosspoint

orange bullet small Integrated dynamics unit with compressor, limiter, and noise gate inserted     in the microphone path

orange bullet small Removable microphones

orange bullet small Up to two stereo headsets connections (lite: one port)

orange bullet small Up to two stereo mic connections with phantom power (lite: one mic port)

orange bullet small External speaker port (lite: not available)

orange bullet small Stereo AUX input and output, AES3 AUX input and output (lite: not available)

*Features of the lite version in brackets 

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SUBSCRIBER PANEL

19'' Subscriber Panel Talk 16/Talk 16L

19"/1U multi-functional subscriber panel with programmable buttons and a clear and bright display. Direct interconnection to the matrix via 2-channel AES3 (COAX or CAT5) or analogue audio / RS232.

Key Features

orange bullet small 19" / 1U rack unit

orange bullet small 16 programmable buttons

orange bullet small 2 large LCD displays

orange bullet small Backlit RGB display segments

orange bullet small Up to 18 characters per key

orange bullet small High quality audio microphone pre-amp

orange bullet small 4 layers

orange bullet small 2 microphone ports with phantom power *

orange bullet small 2 stereo-phones jacks (combo port for headsets) * only 1 Headset interface

orange bullet small 3 GPI inputs, 4 GPI outputs

orange bullet small Local stereo AUX input/output *

orange bullet small Local AES3 AUX input/output *

orange bullet small Internal virtual matrix for mixing all inputs and outputs *

orange bullet small Connects to the matrix over AES/EBU (coaxial and CAT5) or analogue audio/RS232 *

orange bullet small Goose-neck microphone, integrated speaker

* not available for Talk16L

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SUBSCRIBER PANEL

19'' Subscriber Panel Talk 12X/12LX

19"/1U multi-functional subscriber panel with programmable buttons and a clear and bright display. Direct interconnection to the matrix via 2-channel AES3 (COAX or CAT5) or analogue audio / RS232.

Key Features

orange bullet small 19", 1U rack unit

orange bullet small 12 programmable buttons

orange bullet small 12 volume control

orange bullet small Backlit RGB display segments

orange bullet small Up to 18 characters per key

orange bullet small High quality audio microphone pre-amp

orange bullet small 4 layers

orange bullet small 2 microphone ports with phantom power (Talk 12LX only one port)

orange bullet small 2 stereo-phones jacks (Talk 12LX only 1 Headset interface)

orange bullet small 3 GPI inputs, 4 GPI outputs

orange bullet small 2 Local stereo AUX input/output *

orange bullet small Local AES3 AUX input/output *

orange bullet small Connection to the matrix via AES/EBU (coaxial and CAT5) or RS232 *

orange bullet small Goose-neck microphone, integrated speaker

  *not available for Talk12LX

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - KEY EXTENSION

Keypad-Extension Key16

19"/1U keypad module for connection to an intercom subscriber unit port, or as a keypad connecting to a subscriber unit in cascade configurations.

Key Features

orange bullet small 19", 1U rack unit

orange bullet small 16 keys

orange bullet small 2 large LCD displays

orange bullet small Backlit RGB display segments

orange bullet small Up to 18 characters per key

orange bullet small 4 layers

 

Keypad-Extension Key16X

19"/1U keypad module with 16 incremantal knobs for connection to an intercom subscriber unit port, or as a keypad connecting to a subscriber unit in cascade configurations.

Key Features

orange bullet small 19", 1U rack unit

orange bullet small 16 keys + 16 incremental knobs

orange bullet small 2 large LCD displays

orange bullet small Backlit RGB display segments

orange bullet small Up to 18 characters per key

orange bullet small 4 layers

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SUBSCRIBER PANEL

Subscriber Panel Desk 16 / Desk 16L

Multi-functional subscriber panel with programmable buttons and a clear and bright display. Direct interconnection to the matrix via 2-channel AES3 (COAX or CAT5) or analogue audio / RS232.

Key Features Desk 16L

orange bullet small 16 programmable buttons

orange bullet small 2 large LCD displays

orange bullet small Backlit RGB display segments

orange bullet small Up to 18 characters per key

orange bullet small High quality audio microphone pre-amp

orange bullet small 4 layers

orange bullet small 2 microphone ports with phantom power * (only 1 port Desk 16L)

orange bullet small 2 stereo-phones jacks (combo port for headsets) * (only 1 port Desk 16L)

orange bullet small 3 GPI inputs, 4 GPI outputs

orange bullet small Local stereo AUX input/output *

orange bullet small Local AES3 AUX input/output *

orange bullet small Internal virtual matrix for mixing all inputs and outputs *

orange bullet small Connects to the matrix over AES3 (coaxial and CAT5) or analogue audio/RS232 *

orange bullet small Goose-neck microphone, integrated speaker

  * not available for Desk 16L

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - GENERAL PURPOSE INTERFACE (GPIO)

Interface oratis GPIO32

Implementing the oratis GPIO32 interface option, in combination with the extensive logic controller, enhances the feature set of the system considerably. It can be installed anywhere where GPIO ports are needed and is connected to the oratis compact via Ethernet.

GPIO Interface features

orange bullet small 16 opto-electronic inputs

orange bullet small 16 relay switch contacts

orange bullet small Connection via Ethernet

orange bullet small +5 V / +24 V auxiliary supply on the device

orange bullet small Compact half rack width design (9.5'')

orange bullet small Up to 120 GPIO32 units per CS 1624 (CS 1212: 100) can be connected

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SOFTWARE

Optimum Control With IcconXP

The convenient IcconXP control program configures the numerous functions of an oratis intercom system quickly and easily. IcconXP runs on a standard PC and can be used either online over a LAN connection to the oratis or offline for advanced programming and configuration.

Drag 'n'drop

IcconXP offers simple drag ’n’ drop functionality for most configuration tasks. From subscriber panel assignments to group definitions to complex logic programming, all settings are displayed in clear graphical dialogues. Changes can be uploaded to a live oratis system without any interruption to operation. Once set up, oratis runs independently – a control computer is not required for on-going operation.

A dedicated interface is available for connecting the oratis to third-party proprietary control systems used, for example, in master control rooms.  In this scenario, all important oratis functions including labelling the keys on the subscriber panels, can be externally controlled.

More benefits of IcconXP:

orange bullet small Groups and Conferences

orange bullet small Configuration of Interrupted Foldback (IFB)

orange bullet small Input-signal monitoring

orange bullet small Static crosspoint routing

orange bullet small Adjustment of I/O-port and crosspoint levels

orange bullet small Noise-gate adjustment

Logic Funktions

With an comfortable logic editor can be defined interactions between control inputs and outputs. Also programmable are functions and signalising for the various buttons. Control and talk funktions can be used simultaniously. With this logic editor the whole system can be adapted to customers need without changing the firmware.

 

INTERCOM SOLUTION - SYSTEM EXAMPLES

From Small to Large – A Scalable Solution

oratis systems are adaptable systems. Small units based on a single matrix frame can fulfil the entire communications requirements in a theatre application. Much larger system installations, capable of serving the communication needs of an entire broadcast facility campus, are built using multiple networked matrix frames.

In OB applications, oratis scores with its ability to leverage an existing managed Gigabit Ethernet network. In many pre-networked sports arenas extra cabling and system set-up time are reduced to a bare minimum – even for the largest international events. Short patch cables from the OB truck to the stadium patchbay and from the stadium network to the subscriber panels are all that is required.Even with a very large system, administration, configuration and servicing remain simple since the configuration PCs can be connected anywhere on the network.

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