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About Paging

A key characteristic of the HAL System is its simplification of common audio design tasks—and the HAL paging system is a prime example. If you have designed paging systems before, you have likely encountered the matrix mixer mess that can occur when configuring multiple paging stations, paging zones, background music channels, routers, duckers, and so on. Well, you can say goodbye to that mess and hello to a much simpler approach.

The HAL paging system saves you time by handling many aspects of your paging system for you—behind the scenes. In fact, when you use a Pager RAD for your paging station(s) in conjunction with HAL zone processing or paging zone blocks, you never have to wire an audio channel to get your paging system to work! You also never have to worry about configuring your page processing blocks in the wrong order, setting ducking priorities, or using presets to control zone configurations. Instead, what you do worry about (although you needn't worry as it is so easy to use!) and what you need to configure is which paging stations can page into which zones. Hard to believe? Read on to learn how this powerful paging system works.

What are the components of a HAL paging system and how do they work together?
How do I work with Scenario priorities and numbers? What is their purpose and how should I use them?
What does each paging status (Busy, Caution, Ready) mean?
How do I configure emergency paging within the HAL paging system?
What is the recommended work flow for configuring paging within my HAL audio system?
What are some best practices to follow or issues to consider when configuring and working with the HAL paging system?