RTS has announced the global introduction of OMS (OMNEO Main Station), a hybrid IP/digital/analog main station for partyline intercom systems and the core component of the new RTS Digital Partyline product family.
Presented in a 1RU enclosure, OMS can facilitate interconnecting both wired/wireless and IP/digital/analog devices. Full TCP/IP connectivity is supported, and further, it is designed to bridge all standards and formats.
OMNEO IP technology, incorporating Dante (audio transport), AES70 (device control) and more, allows OMS to interconnect with RTS Digital Matrix series products (including ADAM, ADAM-M, ODIN, KP series keypanels and ROAMEO DECT wireless) and forthcoming new members of the RTS Digital Partyline family. Therefore, it can provide a path from legacy equipment to more recent technology, allowing users to migrate to the flexibility of an IP infrastructure without the complexity of a matrix system.
OMS applications include theaters, houses of worship, broadcast, AV rental, industrial facilities and entertainment/event venues. It[s available in five licensed configurations to better suit the user’s budget and application requirements: Advanced, Intermediate and Basic digital (each with OMNEO); Analog Plus and Analog (main station options for analog-only partyline systems). Software upgrades allow for increased capacity and functionality as needs evolve. Users requiring both analog and digital should upgrade to OMS Intermediate or OMS Advanced.
All OMS configurations have a high-resolution full-color front panel display and an icon-based menu structure intended to simplify system configuration and control. The panel layout is designed to be familiar to partyline users and has dedicated color-coded controls for each channel (talk/listen/call/volume). Each of the four button sets can be programmed to function with any destination in the system. For example, button set one does not necessarily need to control partyline one; it can be assigned as a relay, to a keypanel, etc.
Three headset variants are supported. The AC power supply has a locking IEC connector, and the unit’s low power draw and venting enclosure design mean that no cooling fans are necessary, which can help with quieter options and saving energy.
Support for four ports of analog AIO four-wire, four ports of analog two-wire (equipped with echo cancellation), two program inputs and one stage announce output are included. Ethernet connectivity is via copper or fiber (for OMS Intermediate and OMS Advanced versions with OMNEO). Additional OMNEO expansion audio ports are included for networking with other OMS units, enabling additional system capacity and partyline capability as part of a distributed or multi-site system. OMS Intermediate and OMS Advanced configurations support the TIF-2000A digital telephone interface.
The OMS Advanced version allows the user to convert between four different formats: OMNEO, RVON, four-wire AIO and two-wire. G.711, G.722 and G.729AB codecs are supported. Up to 40 OMNEO devices may be connected, including ROAMEO beltpacks (for which OMS can also serve as a standalone base station), up to eight keypanels and up to 16 partylines. OMS Advanced supports four channels of RVON (RTS Voice Over Network) via RTS KP series keypanels, for robust remote networking with other RVON-capable equipment (RVON Trunking not supported).
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