The EXP1x is a RAD and DR Expansion Unit for the HAL1x expansion bus. It adds 8 RAD ports to your HAL System (providing a maximum of 16 additional input and 16 additional output channels). The EXP1x provides power to the RADs while HAL provides a conduit of control. As soon as the EXP1x is connected, its RAD ports become visible and available for configuration from within the Halogen software.
As with all the HAL1x Expansion Units, the EXP1x connects to HAL via a shielded CAT 5e with a cable length maximum of 100 meters (300 feet). If you need more RAD ports than are available on the HAL device, adding an EXP1x is the solution.
note: The Expansion Bus is a daisy-chain topology supporting up to 32 expansion devices. See HAL1x Expansion Units for details on latency, cable type and cable length.
tip: If the additional RAD ports are needed for only temporary channel increases (for example, increasing the number of microphones in a room for a one-time panel discussion), you may want to consider other options such as the AM1 or AM2.
Following are pictures of the rear and front panels of an EXP1x.