A PAGER1 Input block represents the audio signal received from this PAGER1 device connected to the corresponding RAD port on the HAL or EXP device. The block provides the audio processing required to prepare the PAGER1 microphone input channel for the HAL Paging System.
note: A RAD does not appear in the I/O palette until it has been added to the system in the Hardware Workspace.
note: You do not have to wire the PAGER1 audio to any other blocks. It is automatically included in the HAL paging system and appears in the Stations column in the Paging Manager. To clearly identify this station, you may want to customize its name (see next step).
Checking the Talk checkbox initiates a page into the selected Scenario. While paging into an available Scenario, the indicator above the Talk checkbox shows a status of Paging. If the page is attempted into a Busy Scenario (or a Scenario of higher priority overrides the page from this station), then the indicator above the Talk checkbox displays a status of Overridden.
note: When connected to the HAL, the Talk checkbox in Halogen is disabled (because the Talk button on the actual PAGER1 is read only. To initiate a page, you must press the Talk button on the PAGER1 hardware.
|Analog Input (Channel 1)||Name identifying the incoming microphone channel. You can edit this name by clicking it and then typing the new name in the edit box that appears.|
|Station flag||Represents the connection into the HAL paging system. Also includes the Station name that appears in the Paging Manager. To rename the Station, click the existing name and then type the new name in the edit box that appears.|
|Station controls (on left)||Displays the Paging Scenarios into which this PAGER1 can page (configured in the Paging Manager). To select a Scenario, click its radio button. Displays the status of the selected Scenario (Busy, Caution, or Ready). Displays the status of the Paging Station (Off, Paging, or Overridden). To page (or simulate a page) into the selected Scenario, select the Talk checkbox. (When connected to a HAL, however, you must press the Talk button on the PAGER1 hardware to initiate a page.)|
Configure the behavior of the Talk button by choosing between the push and toggle mode.
Push Mode configures the talk button to initiate a page as soon as the talk button is pressed, but the page will be terminated as soon as the talk button is released.
Toggle Mode configures the talk button to initiate a page as soon as the talk button is pressed, and the Pager1 will remain in the paging state even after the talk button is released. When finished paging push the talk button again to terminate the page.
|Font Family||Select the font for all labels and values shown on the DR device. You can choose between Times New Roman and Arial fonts.|
|Mic Input block||Provides control over the Sensitivity and Level settings for the PAGER1 microphone. For details, see the previous section (How to Use).|
|2-band PEQ block||
Allows you to reject noise and compensate for microphone frequency response. Open its properties dialog box to configure its settings. For details, see the previous section (How to Use).
|Compressor block||Provides the dynamics processing required to handle different paging station users talking louder or softer, or closer to / further from the microphone. Open its properties dialog box to configure its settings. For details, see the previous section (How to Use).|
|Level block||Allows you to set the nominal volume of the page audio. Open its properties dialog box to configure its settings. For details, see the previous section (How to Use).|