The Paging Zone block creates an output from the HAL Paging System. This block provides the audio processing and control required to duck program audio and insert page audio into the signal path.
For additional background information on the HAL Paging System, see About Paging.
The Paging Zone block is useful when you have a paging need in an area that doesn't need Zone Processor functionality (for example, the area doesn't need input from the Distributed Program Bus or multiple prioritized inputs).
note: Adding a Paging Zone block to the processing map automatically adds a Zone to the Paging Manager as a destination for page audio, and routes output audio from all Paging Stations to the new Paging Zone.
For more details about working with the Paging Zone block, see Adding and Configuring a Paging Zone.
|Input node||Connection point for wiring input to the Paging Zone block.|
|Output node||Connection point for wiring the Paging Zone's input to a specific output|
|Zone flag||Represents the Paging Zone and its automatic connection to the HAL Paging System). You can rename the zone by clicking it and then typing the new name in the edit box that appears. This name appears in the Zones column in the Paging Manager.|
|Program Ducker settings||Set Ducker Depth and Ramp Back values for this paging zone. See above (How to Use) for more details.|
|Active indicator and toggle control||Turns green when a page into the this Paging Zone is occurring. This indicator is also a read-only toggle control that you can link to and control other aspects of your system based on the paging status. When the status is Active, the toggle is checked.|
|Page Gain control||Adjust this control to attain the desired volume for page audio at the output. Provide end user control over the emergency page volume by linking the block's level control to a DR.|
|Meter||Displays both the rms and peak values of the page signal to this zone|