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HAL2 Multiprocessor

HAL2 Multiprocessor
HAL2 Multiprocessor

A HAL2 Multiprocessor supports 18 in x 18 out audio, with 8 in x 8 out on balanced analog connections, another 8 in x 8 out through RADs, and 2 in x 2 out through AES3 digital audio. The HAL2 applies the same versatile Halogen software interface to venues that don’t need extensive expansion found in the HAL1x. It includes the same abilities to quickly design room combinations, paging systems, distributed music, and automixers with Rane’s “no virtual wiring needed” approach, but in a smaller I/O configuration to meet smaller budgets.

  • DSP contains 4800 MIPS of processing power
  • Ethernet 1000BASE-T with Zeroconf service discovery protocol for easy set up
  • 8 analog balanced mic / line inputs on Euroblock connectors (green area)
    • Mic inputs have switchable +48 V phantom power
  • 8 analog balanced line outputs on Euroblock connectors (orange area)
  • AES3 stereo input (purple area)
  • AES3 stereo output (purple area)
  • Front panel signal and overload indicators for all inputs and outputs
  • Four RAD Ports, each Port 2 in x 2 out plus control channel (blue areas)
    • RJ-45 shielded CAT 5e connections up to 150 meters (500 feet)
  • Eight Digital Remote Ports (brown and blue areas) [DR can connect to RAD Ports]
    • RJ-45 shielded CAT 5e connections up to 300 meters (1000 feet)
  • Four IR Remote Ports for IR2 Wall Sensors (lower gray area)
    • RJ-45 shielded CAT 5e connections up to 300 meters (1000 feet)
  • Two Relay Outputs on Mini-Euroblock 6-pin connectors (upper gray area)
    • COM, NC & NO, 2 A, 48 V 60 W max switching power
  • Four Logic Inputs on Mini-Euroblock 6-pin connectors (upper gray area)
    • Internal passive pull-up
  • Unit Size: 2U, 3.5"H x 19"W x 8.25"D (8.9 cm x 48.3 cm x 20.9 cm)
  • Unit Weight: 7 lb (3.2 kg)

RADs (Remote Audio Devices)

A Remote Audio Device (RAD) provides analog to digital conversion at the wall.

  • RADs greatly reduce the length of the analog transmission line.
  • Remove the hum and buzz problems of long runs.
  • Reduces the cost of wiring, conduit and termination.
  • Most models install in a standard US electrical box.
  • Print labels for each in/out from Halogen software.
  • Most models are available in white, ivory and black, and include a matching Decora™ plate. To order a RAD4 in white, order a RAD4W ... ivory is a RAD4I, and black is a RAD4B.

All RADs

Digital Remotes

Three Digital Remotes simplify end user control and eliminate installer brain fatigue. Use Digital Remotes for volume control, preset recall, source selection, or resetting or toggling system states. All offer customizable backlit LCD screens for intuitive end user labeling. Home run shielded CAT 5e (or better) connections to a HAL or EXP eliminate addressing, external power, and the need to test the cables. Each is available in white, ivory or black, and fit in standard electrical boxes.

  • The DR1 supports Level Control.
  • The DR2 offers Single Selector or List of Toggles/Commands behavior.
  • The DR3 has three behaviors: Single Level & List of Toggles/Commands, List of Levels for either multizone volume control and/or input source mixing, and Single Level plus Selector.

The DR4 Logic I/O Expander adds more logic to any HAL for external switches and pots:

  • 8 Logic Inputs, Internal 5V pull-up.
  • 8 Logic Outputs for relay drive, LED or logic level output.
  • 8 Analog Control ADC inputs for potentiometers.
  • 6 IR Ports for IR2 wall sensors.

The DR5 Switch Controller adds more logic to any HAL, accepting external switches and driving LEDs on a room combine panel.

The DR6 is a fully customizable touchscreen remote for the HAL family. It supports multiple pages or tabs and any set of levels, toggles, selectors and/or commands on the 7-inch color LCD display.

All Digital Remotes

Ethernet, RAD and DR Cable Lengths

CAT5e cable lengths

The maximum length for CAT 5e cable between ethernet devices is 100 meters.

Shielded CAT 5e between a HAL or EXP and a RAD (carrying 4 channels of digital audio) can run up to 150 meters.

Shielded CAT 5e between a HAL or EXP and a DR (carrying control information) can run up to 300 meters.

It is possible to extend these lengths by increasing distance between the HAL and Expanders. Up to 32 Expanders can daisy-chain from a single HAL, and each can be up to 100 meters apart. For greater distance, off-the shelf Gbit Ethernet media converters are supported. Multimode fiber can run up to 2 kilometers, and singlemode fiber can run up to 12 kilometers.

HAL Latency