What is it?A 4-channel IP communications interface with multiple CODEC choices supporting a range of service options over LAN, WAN or internet. DetailsThe VoICE 2 frame is designed to offer a low-cost solution to extending intercom facilities to remote sites. When operating back to back with other frames, each 4-way VoICE interface provides up to four remote user panels intelligently linked to the Eclipse Digital Matrix with all the functionality of locally-connected panels. Up to four intelligent trunk lines between remote matrix systems provide efficient, automatically-managed routing between remote systems over IP and up to four, 4-wire audio pairs and four asynchronous RS-422 data links are available between remote sites. VoICE 2’s audio CODEC provides low-latency audio digitisation in user-selectable formats from full bandwidth to 7KHz audio band-pass. Echo-cancelling technology controls open gooseneck mic and loudspeaker operation by digitally reducing the loop echo. The IP processing engine is designed to provide high-priority tunneling to ensure that high-quality connectivity is maintained even in highly loaded networks. Each VoICE 2.0 frame comes with a password-protected PC web client application that provides both IP line and CODEC set-up and with diagnostics that can be monitored from a centralized remote maintenance position. Earlier versions can be upgraded to VoICE 2.0 to take advantage of the new virtual PC panel, SOFT-VoICE – a virtual PC panel that connects to the intercom matrix over the IP network or Internet. SOFT-VoICE is configured through the ECS (Eclipse Configuration System); the virtual panel imitates an I-Series panel with a main page of 30 keys and four extra shift pages. The I-Series keypad is used for telephone dialling from the central Eclipse matrix interfaces. Used in this way, SOFT-VoICE takes advantage of all the host matrix facilities including IFBs, ISOlated calls and logical routes. It offers the same functionality as local panels with talk-only, listen-only and combination keys such as Dual Talk and Listen & Talk with forced listens.