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Open Digital Architecture
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Open Digital Architecture
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Building Blocks
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Open Digital Architecture
ASTRO System Manager
Network Connectivity
ASTRO-system is equipped with two 10/10071000 BaseT Ethernet RJ45 with
UTP cable – IP static address or DHCP and VLAN board.
Typically, one Ethernet RJ45 is used for connecting ASTRO- to the LAN; the
second port is used when the full duplicated architecture is required.
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All the digital devices (stations, IP-DAD audio interface for handling the
power amplifiers, GFX for handling the interface with the telephone PABX)
are equipped with the Ethernet RJ45 interface. So, each of them is just a
node of the LAN with own IP address and there is not any limitation in terms
of quantity of the devices and their location in the plant and/or in any other
location.
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External Systems Interface
Interface with external systems trough LAN
and/or serial protocols
 GA General Alarm systems (for example, Fire & Gas)
 CCTV systems
 SCADA and supervisor systems
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 Other communication systems: third party PABX, IPBX, PA, and so on.
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External Systems Interface
Interface with external PABX or PSTN systems
ASTRO/Intercom can be configured with an additional GFX unit for handling
the communications with the existing PABX and/or with the National
telephone net by using the standard analog ACB subscribers ports of the
PABX as well the analog PSTN trunks of the national PPTT.
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Thanks to the GFX unit, ASTRO/Intercom can be configured in order to
allow to all or to a limited intercom stations to access to the telephone
subscribers of the PABX as well to the external trunk PSTN lines. In addition,
it is possible to configure ASTRO/Intercom in order to allow to the telephone
users to access.
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External Systems Interface
Interface with external digital IPBX systems
As option, ASTRO/Intercom can be configured with TRUNK-SIP protocol in
order to allow a direct interface with an external digital telephone exchange
(IPBX). A SIP trunk is a service for using Voice-over-IP (VoIP) in order to
establish communications between two different networks by using the
same connection as the Internet connection.
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On the basis of the IPBX and ASTRO configuration, IPBX users and ASTRO
users can communicate without limitations.
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External Systems Interface
Special Audio functions whit third-party systems
The digital TONO-IP console is configurable for handling special recording
functions.
When it is necessary to record calls addressed to a TONO-IP console(s) but
the calls are generated by a third party system (not ASTRO), then TONO-IP
is configured in order to send the event relevant to the external call to
ASTRO System Manager.
In this case, the audio data between TONO-IP and the external third party
system, are transferred automatically in real time to ASTRO trough a
dedicated channel.
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ASTRO handles the audio of this kind of call as any other own audio
conversation and it activates the recording. In this case, the start / stop
event, relevant to the third-party call are stored into the memory of the
TONO-IP console that is handling the call. So, the ASTRO Manager operator
can find the audio files just as any other internal call.
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External Systems Interface
Web-Service Interface
Astro can be configured with the Web Service interface in order to give all
the described functionality’s to an external manager. ASTRO uses the
specific SOAP/WSDL model.
In particular, the system can handle the information transferring in real
time. The remote system, connected to ASTRO trough Web Service, can
operate like Astro manager and it can access to all ASTRO’s functionality’s.
It is possible to use also the audio interface section, using the digital TONOIP operator station, configured as dedicated Operator Console.
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The Web Services (WS) are components of distributed applications and
available towards the external systems. The Web-Services are used for
integrating the applications written in different languages and running
different operating systems. In fact, the WS are independent by the
language and by the platform.
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ASTRO System Manager
Redundancy
Redundancy
Astro System Manager is an “HA” (High Availability) system. This function is
implemented into the system trough different combined methods. These
methods are related either to the duplicated hardware (power supply, HardDisk) components and to the full duplication of the whole system (hardware
and software).
Power supply Redundancy
In this configuration, ASTRO is configured with two power supply units each
of them with own voltage input. In case one of the two power supply units
fails, there is not any function limitation. The system generates an automatic
audio/visual alarm information.
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Hard-Disk Redundancy
In this configuration, ASTRO is configured with two hard-disk units, in RAID
1 configuration. In case one of the two Hard-disk unit fails, there is not any
function limitation. The system generates an automatic audio/visual alarm
information. After replacing the fault unit the system provides automatically
to up-date the new unit loading the same data available on the operating
hard-disk (mirroring function).
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Redundancy
System Duplication
ASTRO-PAGA system can be configured as full duplicated system: System
“A” and System “B”.
Each of the two systems are based on the ASTRO unit with redundant
power supply and redundant hard-disk.
In this architecture, the ASTRO units operates in cluster mode: Astro1 and
Astro2. Typically, Astro1 is the primary node and Astro2 is the hot back-up
unit, configured exactly in the same way as Astro1.
In case of fault of Astro1, then Astro2 becomes automatically the primary
node signalling the fault event to the operator(s) and to the maintenance
terminal (High-Availability-Cluster)
The two Astro units are connected trough a direct Ethernet link using the
DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device) in order to activate the
automatic reconstruction of the data, including all the variations (RAID1 like)
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The cluster status can be checked by the operator trough a standard WebServer connection.
Thanks to this architecture, one ASTRO unit can handle all the resources of
the whole PAGA system, including all the stations, all the IP-DAD audio
interfaces (all the power amplifiers) and all the loudspeakers.
Even in case of fault of one of the two ASTRO units, there is not any audio
power reduction!
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Redundancy
Full Redundancy
In this configuration, there are two ASTRO units in cluster configuration:
“Astro1” and “Astro2”.
Astro1 is the main node and Astro2 is configured as second system and it is
identical to Astro1 unit.
Astro2 handles the emergency system only in case Astro1 fails: in this case,
Astro1 is out of service and Astro2 becomes the main unit handling the
whole emergency system and offering the registrar SIP functionality’s. This
configuration is named “High-Availability-Cluster” (HA).
The main software components (heartbeat) of cluster Astro generates the
heartbeats signals on an additional Ethernet board, used as direct
connection between the cluster Astro1 and Astro2. The heartbeat handles
the start and stop of the redundant services on each node. The redundant
services are actives only on the main node that is active.
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In addition Astro1 e Astro2 use DRBD (Distributed Replicated Block Device)
in order to implement the data duplication. This is like a real time data backup. DRBD guarantees the data duplication as well all the changes: this
function is like a RAID1 on network basis.
When in the main node some data are changed, these modifications are
automatically applied on the second unit in real time mode. In case one
node fails, when it comes back operative, it is able to download
automatically the last data from the unit in operation. In order to duplicate
the data, DRBD uses TCP/IP on a standard network interface.
Trough web-server it is possible to check the cluster status.
From the functional point of view, ASTRO full redundancy is extended to the
in progress emergency calls, to the queue of the emergency calls as well to
the recording of the conversations.
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Redundancy
Station Redundancy
Fitre VoIP digital stations can be register themselves in the same way on
different SIP servers. Trough an algorithm configurable on own web server,
any Fitre digital station can configure a connection policy with the available
SIP server. On the station, it is possible to configure all the communication
links, each of them relevant to the specific available SIP server.
When the user presses the call button then the station checks (in real time)
the status of the available SIP servers and it selects automatically the SIP
server for sending the call request on the basis of priority list. In case non of
the SIP servers is available for handling the emergency call then the digital
Fitre station can activate a direct call (without the operation of any SIP
server) a Fitre Operator Console (TONO-IP type), configured for handling
this special function. In any case, when the architecture of the system is
based on third-party SIP server (for example IPBX) and ASTRO is not
installed, then all the special emergency functions (like queue handling)
cannot be handled. So, if the called person is not available, then the call
fails.
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This special function allows to use several SIP server on the same LAN (even
supplied by different vendors) in order to perform a redundancy with ASTRO
for handling the emergency calls.
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Recording
Audio functions and Conversations Recording
The operator, trough ASTRO Manager, can activate the recording of the
conversations. When the recording function is configured in the system,
then all the conversations between each emergency station and the
operator are recorded automatically. Even is the recording function is not
configured, the operator can activate the recording of the current
conversation. All the start/stop recording events are stored into ASTRO
database.
The operator, trough ASTRO-Manager, can:
 Record automatically or manually the audio & video files
 Search and play the audio files
 Examine the event list and find the audio file linked to each emergency
station
 Handle the audio and video recording event query
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 Organise the information searching into the database based on date /
hour / emergency station identifier / event type
 Listen the audio file recording in real time or download the audio
recording files. ASTRO can handle up to 400 simultaneous recording
signalling automatically the event of “disk almost full” (90% of the capacity
of the HD)
 The system is configured for overriding automatically the HD on the basis
of “fifo” (first in first out) rule
 Activate, trough the web-server of Astro, the back-up of the recording
database with all the relevant events
 Use any browser, connected to the web-server of ASTRO Server, for
downloading the recording database
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Recording
Audio play
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Play of the recorded conversations relevant to the specific station. Searching
by identification code, event date/time.
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Pre-Recorded
Alarm call: automatic broadcasting of an
emergency pre-recorded tone/message
ASTRO/Intercom can be configured with an additional IP-DAD & I/O piggyback unit for handling external ON/OFF alarm contacts (for example, alarm
events activate by the F&G system). ASTRO, detecting the alarm event
actives automatically the broadcasting of the pre-recorded alarm
tone/message on all the loudspeakers of the stations, configured for
receiving the alarm tone/message.
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The user can record the emergency tones and messages with/without the
warning tone.
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Pre-Recorded
Alarm tones/pre-recorded messages
configuration:
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All the alarm tones and pre-recorded messages are recorded into the
memory of ASTRO-PAGA system. There is not limitation in terms of quantity
and length of the messages. The alarm tones/messages are imported as
.wav and/or .mp3 files trough a very simple and powerful graphic interface
(ASTRO-Manager). So, the customer can program own messages even in
own local language as well he can program own special tone independently
by the manufacturer tone generator and/or list of messages. ASTRO-PAGA
system can handle any combination of alarm inputs triggering, linking any
alarm tone/message to the alarm event in order to broadcast it in the
programmed zone, group of zones or in all the zones.
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Pre-Recorded
Recorded Alarm tones/messages
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Handling of the alarm tones/messages in order to cancel, add and/or modify
a recorded tone/message into the ASTRO memory.
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Map
Map
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When active, the operator can access to the graphic map in order to place
the icon relevant to any terminal.
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Configuration - Maintenance
Graphic Interface
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The graphic interface has been designed in order to get a main window
always visible for visualising the position and the diagnostic information,
relevant to the emergency stations. Trough a menu, tool-bar or pop-up
menu, it is possible to access to all the system functionality’s.
Emergency:
open the emergency windows
Answer:
answer to an incoming emergency call
General:
set-up the system in order to broadcast a voice message
on all the emergency stations
Map:
show the map relevant to the selected emergency station
Call:
call the selected emergency station in full-duplex mode
Message:
broadcast a recorded voice message on one or group of
emergency stations
Listening:
active the silent listening on the selected emergency station
CCTV camera:
open the video relevant to the selected emergency station
in real time mode
Stop:
stop any current action
Start:
active the cyclic diagnostic activity on all the emergency
stations
Lowers:
reduce the audio volume relevant to the voice message
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Configuration - Maintenance
Web-Server interface
Both ASTRO server and all Fitre VoIP stations are equipped with own web
server; so, each browser can access to the web server in order to activate
the monitoring, the configuration, the maintenance and the diagnostic of
any Fitre VoIP terminal.
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ASTRO Web Server offers the possibility for monitoring and configuring the
system on the low level. ASTRO Web Server is a very useful software tool
especially when there is not ASTRO Manager. Typically, the configurations
execute on the client level are enough. In any case, some functions are
controlled by Web Server only; for example, the maintenance tool used for
handling the audio recording of the conversations.
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Configuration - Maintenance
Digital Emergency station handling trough the
standard SIP protocol
In addition, ASTRO System Manager handles a set of proprietary information
(diagnostic) always based on standard SIP messages. In order to handle
additional specific functions (for example, the redundancy), additional
proprietary connections based on TCP/IP protocol are used.
VoIP Digital Emergency station Configuration
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The digital emergency stations establish a point-to-point connection with
ASTRO System Manager trough TCP/IP. Typically, the digital stations are
configured in automatic mode. When ASTRO system is configured for
visualising the map (location of the emergency stations) then the operator
can access to a wizard procedure that generates automatically the link
between each emergency station and the graphic map inside the ASTRO
map (graphic interface).
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Configuration - Maintenance
TASVoIP Fitre Terminals Web-Server
TASVoIP is the name of the family full digital terminals (station, devices)
manufactured by Fitre.
The Fitre’s range of digital products can be resumed as:
 Hands-free full-duplex weatherproof telephone and/or intercom set
(TASxxx series)
 Weatherproof telephone and/or intercom set equipped with handset
(TAS2000 series)
 Industrial desk-top Operator console (TONO series)
 Audio Decoder (IP-DAD series)
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Each of these devices is equipped with own Web Server having a common
matrix. On the basis of the specific characteristics of each of the device
series, the system shows parameters and/or different pages. Even in this
case, the Web Server is very useful when there is not the ASTRO Manager
for handling the configuration and the diagnostic services.
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Properties of the terminal
The operator can access to the main functions using a contextual full-shot
graphic window. Selecting one telephone, the operator receives all the
characteristics of the terminal itself.
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Trough this window it is
possible to access to the
Diagnostic tab in order to
visualise the status of the
selected terminal
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Priority handling
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ASTRO/Intercom is fully configurable in order to handle the priority levels
assigned to the several call types: single, group, all-call, emergency, alarm,
and so on.
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Analog Emergency stations handling
Trough Fitre proprietary tone codes for Configuring the analog Emergency
Stations in order to include the emergency station description into the
system.
 Local Configuration: set of administrative information useful to the user;
for example; location of each emergency station. For each emergency
station, it is possible to link the relevant telephone subscriber number to the
installation location and to the notes useful in order to find and identify the
station itself.
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 Remote configuration: set of functional parameters relevant to each
emergency station. Trough these parameters, the operator can program the
station functions; these parameters are stored into the ASTRO database and
downloaded to the emergency station. It is also possible the uploading of
the data, stored into the station memory.
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Configuration - Maintenance
GFX Web-Server interface
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The GFX unit is the Fitre’s ATA standard. The GFX unit is equipped with own
configuration Web Server. As in ASTRO, this Web Server is very useful when
there is not the ASTRO Manager for handling the configuration and the
diagnostic services.
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Alarm handling
Trough the IP-DAD units it is possible to collect external events activated by
any external system (for example, Fire & Gas). The quantity of the external
events as well the actions to be executed by ASTRO can be configured. On
the ASTRO’s Web Server it is possible to configure the automatic audio
message broadcasting just on one selected station or group or all the
stations when the event is detected.
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In each digital emergency station it is possible to install an I/O module in
order to connect the ON/OFF alarm contacts activated by the external
system (extinguisher, tampers, and so on) as well in order to activate
external units (for example, CCTV camera, electric look, lamps, and so on).
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Diagnostic
Each digital device and power amplifier and loudspeaker loop are
continuously controlled by ASTRO-Manager diagnostic and maintenance and
configuration software.
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In particular, ASTRO-Manager can check the status of the audio path of
each digital and/or station sending an audio test tone on the loudspeaker of
the station and checking the audio level detected by the microphone of the
station itself.
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ASTRO Manager
Diagnostic/Maintenance/Configuration unit
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The Maintenance operator handles all the diagnostic information of the
system itself as well of the stations and IP units. ASTRO/Manager can be
configured for handling automatically the diagnostic sessions as well
receiving a specific command by the operator. Each industrial VoIP station
can execute the “speech test” in order to check the acoustic chain, including
the microphone and loudspeaker units, too. ASTRO/Manager is designed for
recording all the diagnostic events and for configuring the IP units trough
the Web-server, the operator can access to the Web-server trough own
internet browser. It is possible to handle the log of the calls as well the
statistics of the telephone traffic and/or record the voice communications.
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Digital Emergency Station Diagnostic functions
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The Fitre VoIP digital stations establish a continuous connection with ASTRO
server trough a TCP/IP link. In case this connection fails, then ASTRO
actives automatically a fault event. In addition, all the VoIP digital stations
execute automatically own self-diagnostic cycle as well the “speech test”.
The emergency digital stations send the fault/alarm information to ASTRO
server trough a connection based on TCP/IP with proprietary protocol.
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Analog Emergency Station Diagnostic functions
Automatic diagnostic check trough a programmable Batch-Test procedure.
ASTRO handles the Automatic Polling Diagnostic procedure (on each
emergency analog station) or Manual Diagnostic command activated by the
operator.
As option, in case of fault event, ASTRO can be configured for sending in
real time an SMS message to the maintenance mobile telephone number(s).
Typically, the Batch-Test procedure activates several functions, some of
them are programmable:
 Proper answer when ASTRO calls an Emergency station
 Access to the programming as well to the identification code of the
emergency station
 Remote dialling: the emergency station dials automatically the stored
telephone number on ASTRO’s command, that checks the proper execution
of the command
 Check of the data, stored into the emergency station memory with
automatic comparison with the data stored into the ASTRO’s database
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 Log and updating of the statistic data on the operator console
“Speech Test”: check of the audio chain in each emergency station.
ASTRO activates automatically the station in order to check the status of the
microphone, amplifier and loudspeaker
If one or more test fail than ASTRO generates a “warning” information.
When the polling diagnostic is active, ASTRO provides automatically for
activating a second check session on the same emergency station.
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Diagnostic options
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Programming of the possible modes relevant to the diagnostic sessions.
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Events log
Astro can store any diagnostic and alarm/fault event, relevant to each
emergency station, into own memory. The operator, trough the query, can
search all the information:
 New station
 Configured station
 Fault station
 No connection
 Incoming call
 Automatic answer
 No answer for incoming call
 Diagnostic session start
 Diagnostic session stop
 Recording session start
 Recording session stop
 Station connected
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 Station not connected
 Alarm acknowledge
 Operator console not connected
 Server Astro not connected
 Audio fault
 External event
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Log
In this page it is possible to see all the events relevant to the specific
terminal.
Audio Log
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Searching and visualisation of the audio recording (conversation between
the operator and the filed user).
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ASTRO SOS - INFO
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ASTRO SOS - INFO
SOS-INFO Emergency Stations
ASTRO supports the full-duplex communication among the field emergency
stations and the operator(s) in the control room. As option, the operators
can activate the PA function for broadcasting voice messages trough the
loudspeakers of the emergency stations as well trough amplifiers and
loudspeakers (PA).
The emergency stations can be configured with none or more buttons. Each
model is configured with a status LED, diagnostic function as well integrated
microphone and loudspeaker for hands-free conversation.
The operator can activate the microphone of a selected emergency station
(ambient listening function).
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Each digital emergency station check the LAN connection with ASTRO
server; in case the connection fails, then in the station the status LED is
switched-ON automatically.
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ASTRO SOS - INFO
SOS-INFO Emergency Stations
When the user press the emergency call button:
 The stations dials automatically the stored address/number and the user receives
the standard telephone tone (ringing tone) and the relevant visual information
(blinking LED). As option, ASTROI can be configured for broadcasting automatically
a recorded voice message (for example for informing the user that the CCTV system
is active and the conversation will be recorded.
 In case the operators don’t answer within the programmed time, ASTRO
broadcast automatically a programmable comfort voice message (for example,
“Please, wait”). ASTRO includes this message cyclically; so, the user receive the
standard telephone ringing tone and, time by time, the comfort voice message. If,
after the programmed time, the operator doesn’t answer to the emergency call,
ASTRO can activate an automatic voice message excusing for the missing answer
and the call is cancelled automatically. All the timing are configurable trough ASTRO
Manager configuration and diagnostic).
 After pressing the call button, any additional activation of the button has not
effect on the call in progress.
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 When the operator answer to the emergency call, then the emergency station is
active allowing the full-duplex hands-free conversation and the status LED is
switched-on in continuous mode.
Each emergency station is configured with an analog audio
output in order to handle one or more external amplified
loudspeakers. The output volume can be adjusted
automatically or manually by the operator. On the basis of
the ASTRO configuration, the operator can select the single
emergency station or group of stations (even all the
stations) for broadcasting the messages over the external
amplified loudspeakers.
 The operator can activate the hold-on function relevant to the current
conversation. In this case, the status LED blinks and the user receive an automatic
voice message “Please, wait” (the message is programmable).
 Only the operator can close the conversation. When the operator resets the call,
the status LED as well the audio path of the emergency station are switched-off
automatically. So, the emergency station is now ready for a next calls.
 The operator can activate/disable each emergency station. When the emergency
station is disabled, then when the user presses the button it has not any effect.
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Emergency Operator Console
The centre operator handles all the communications and the services using
the TONO-IP console (audio functions) and ASTRO Manager terminal
(configuration, diagnostic functions). Each TONO-IP station is equipped with
jack for connecting the headset (microphone and loudspeaker).
The digital TONO-IP console has an own IP address and there is not any
limits in terms of quantity of operators for handling the emergency system.
The operator, trough the TONO-IP digital console, can answer to the
emergency calls, broadcast automatic voice messages, call any other station
and/or console of the system as well handle the silent listening on each
emergency station. As option, the handset of the TONO-IP console can be
configured with a PTT (Press To Talk) for PA functions. Each TONO-IP
console can:
 Select the incoming emergency calls
 Handle the conversation hold-on function
 Transfer an hold-on or active conversation toward an other operator of
ASTRO or of any external system
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 Activate the live broadcasting of voice message on a selected station or
on a group of stations or an all the stations
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Emergency Operator Console with
ASTRO-Manager terminal
Trough Astro Manager, the operator can:
 Handle audio and video calls
 Handle the calls queues
 Use the headset for conversation and the GUI of ASTRO Manager instead
of the keypad of TONO-IP console
 Handle the video-recording – Each emergency station can be linked to
one or more CCTV camera. The operator can access to the real time or
recorded video images
 Handle all the audio functions
 Select the video images
 Select the emergency call for establishing the conversation
 Supervise the diagnostic functions relevant to the emergency system
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 Activate the ambient listening “Silent listening” on each emergency
station
 Activate the call on a single or group of stations in order to broadcast
recorded voice message over the loudspeakers integrated into the
emergency stations themselves
 Program the audio output volume on the basis of a time table (night and
day)
 Access to ASTRO-Manager trough several protection levels per each of
the configured operator profiles
All the operators can operate simultaneously; this means that all the
operators can be configured for receiving all the emergency calls and the
relevant queue.
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ASTRO INTERCOM
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Selective call
Each intercom station can be configured in order to call any other subscriber
of the system. It is possible to configure ASTRO/Intercom in order to limit
the dialling to a restricted quantity of the stations.
Thanks to this feature, it is possible to split the plant in several independent
“working islands”.
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It is possible to configure the system in order to allow communications
among programmed stations of different working islands.
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Group call
Each intercom station can be configured in order to activate the
loudspeakers of a group of stations. Each user can select the wished group
of stations for broadcasting own live voice message. This means that it is
not necessary to program a prefixed group of stations, like in the analog
systems, where each group of station must be assigned to a rigid call
number and each changing requires anew programming of the system.
The group call can be configured with two possible operation modes:
 Group call excluding the busy stations (already engaged in other
conversations)
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 Group call including the busy stations, with automatic reset of the active
calls
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All call
Each intercom station can be configured in order to activate the
loudspeakers of all the stations, simultaneously for broadcasting own live
voice message.
The all call can be configured with two possible operation modes:
 All call excluding the busy stations (already engaged in other
conversations)
 All call including the busy stations, with automatic reset of the active calls
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When the system is configured with several independent “working islands”,
then each working island has own all call extension number. In addition, it is
possible to configure the system with one “general all call” extension
number (all call of all the working islands, simultaneously)
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Selective call with priority
Each intercom station can be configured in order to activate the priority right
when the called station is in busy condition.
When the user with priority facility calls a busy station, then he can select
one of following actions:
 don’t use any priority right cancelling own call toward the busy station
 send a warning tone (hurry-up signal) to the busy station in order to ask
for the conversation with the called user
 force the reset of the existing conversation in order to establish
automatically the conversation with the called user
 set an automatic conference with the two users already in conversation
The three alternative operation modes are programmed in the called
stations.
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The priority facility is activated by the calling user trough password (numeric
code, dialled using the keypad of the station itself).
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Conference
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Each intercom station can dial sequentially several subscriber numbers in
order to include in conference the wished stations. All the users can speak in
conference mode. There is not any limit in terms of quantity of stations in
conference.
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Call transfer
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Each user can activate the transferring of the incoming calls addressed to
own station towards another intercom station. The user must dial a code for
activating/deactivating the function.
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Call forward
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Each user can forward a call to another station. During the conversation, the
user can dial the extension number of another station (plus the code
command) in order to forward own call to another user.
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Camp on busy station
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The caller can camp-on to a busy extension for a period of 15 seconds, after
which the call will automatically be cancelled. However, if the called
extension becomes free within this time, the connection is established
automatically with a new warning tone to both parties.
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Free numbering
ASTRO/Intercom is fully digital system and it can be fully configurable in
order to use any numbering (for example, in order to define the first digit as
identification of the area).
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Each station is identified by own IP address. This means that each station
can be connected in any location of the LAN keeping own identifier number
avoiding to reprogram the system in terms of numbering. When the digital
station is connected to the switch it’s registered automatically into the digital
ASTRO system with own subscriber number (IP address).
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Line status visualisation
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Each digital station is equipped with LED in order to visualise the status of
the connection. The LED is switched-on when the call is incoming, when the
station is in communication during the selective call, the group call and the
all call.
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Real full-duplex conversation
even in very noisy ambient
Each digital station is equipped with integrated microphone and loudspeaker
in order to allow an hands-free full-duplex conversation. Thanks to the
native VoIP digital architecture, Fitre guarantees the real full-duplex
conversation even when the two users are speaking in hands-free mode.
The digital station is equipped with a state of the art echo-eliminator and
with an exclusive noise reduction algorithm developed in order to allow an
excellent hands-free conversation in ambient where the noise level is more
than 100 dB.
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In addition, the stations can be equipped with handset.
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Independent volume adjusting
Each digital station is equipped with several audio channels; each of them
cab be configured in independent mode according to the ambient noise
level:
 Hands-free microphone channel
 Hands-free loudspeaker channel
 Handset channel
 Output channel for handling an external amplified loudspeaker
 Input channel for handling an external microphone
Typically, the external loudspeaker is used when the ambient noise level is
very high and it is necessary to have high audio output power. When the
station receives the call, it activates automatically the external loudspeaker;
when the user lift the handset or press the hands-free mode key, the
external loudspeaker is disconnected automatically.
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The external loudspeaker is activated in group and all calls, too.
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Emergency call: the user broadcast
own live voice message
Each intercom station can be configured in order to activate an emergency
call. The emergency call activates automatically and simultaneously the
loudspeakers of all the stations configured for receiving the emergency call.
The emergency call resets any active conversation for allowing the
emergency live message to be broadcast on the integrated as well on the
external loudspeakers of the stations.
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ASTRO can be configured for broadcasting automatically a special warning
tone for signalling the incoming emergency call.
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Emergency call: automatic broadcasting of an
emergency pre-recorded tone/message
Each intercom station can be configured in order to activate an emergency
call with pre-recorded tone/message. The emergency call activates
automatically and simultaneously the loudspeakers of all the stations
configured for receiving the emergency call.
The emergency call resets any active conversation for allowing the
emergency live message to be broadcast on the integrated as well on the
external loudspeakers of the stations.
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The user can record the emergency tones and messages with/without the
warning tone.
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Option - Public Address function
ASTRO/Intercom system cab be configured for handling one or several
loudspeakers zone for paging and/or for broadcasting messages/tones in
areas where only the loudspeaker are available.
Each loudspeaker zone is handled by one IP-DAD in order to be a node of
the LAN.
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Thanks to this architecture, each amplifier can be installed in any location of
the LAN saving the cost of long connections between the amplifier and the
loudspeakers.
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ASTRO PA/GA
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Power Amplifiers
ASTRO-PAGA system can operate with different types of power amplifiers
with different output power values: 60 – 120 – 240 and 480 W. Each of
these power amplifiers is equipped with own diagnostic circuit relevant to
the amplifier itself as well to the controlled loudspeaker loop.
The diagnostic circuit is designed for detecting the following fault events:
 output over-load
 output short-circuit
 over-temperature
 variation of the impedance value of the loudspeaker loop
Each power amplifier is equipped with own integrated power supply: input
230 VAC or 24 VDC.
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According to the application specification, the system can be configured for
handling the change-over with one back-up amplifier: one back-up unit per
each zone or one back-up unit per each system “A” and “B”.
In case of fault of one of the service power amplifiers then ASTRO-PAGA
system activates automatically the swapping with the back-up amplifier,
signalling the fault event to the operator(s) and to the maintenance
terminal.
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Loudspeaker zones
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ASTRO-PAGA system can broadcast any type of alarm tone/message as well
of live voice message into a single zone, into a group of zones and into all
the loudspeaker zones according to the programmable level priority list.
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Programmable audio level
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The user can configure the audio output level of each alarm tone and/or
alarm message. This feature can be programmed as automatic event
handling (for example, output level reduction during the night time).
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Loudspeaker loop Monitoring
ASTRO-PAGA system is designed for monitoring the integrity of the
loudspeaker loops in order to verify the total impedance value, the shortcircuit and open-circuit condition.
The fault event is signalled automatically on the operator console(s) and on
the maintenance terminal.
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The fault event can be detected by frequency over the two wires of the
loudspeakers or by additional cable (physical loop connection).
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Acoustic feed-back facility
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In order to avoid any acoustic feed-back (larsen effect) risk, ASTRO-PAGA
can be configured for delaying the live message broadcasting.
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Alarm Attenuation
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ASTRO-PAGA can be configured for handling several broadcasting modes
when an alarm is active: muting of the message is in progress, level
attenuation of the alarm tone, and so on.
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Audio characteristics
ASTRO-PAGA system is a real full digital VoIP system with high capability in
terms of control of the audio signals.
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Mainly, each digital VoIP station cab be configured in order to adjust by
remote the integrated microphone and loudspeaker levels as well the audio
output for handling an external amplified loudspeaker, connected to the
station itself in order to boost the audio signal when the station is installed
in noisy area.
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Audio Ambient Listening
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The operator can activate the “silent listening” mode on each station in
order to detect the ambient noise and/or, in public areas, to listen a risk
situation.
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Visual Beacons
ASTRO-PAGA system is designed for handling the switching ON/OFF of the
visual beacons, to be installed in areas where the ambient noise is very high.
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The visual signalling increase the personnel attention when an alarm
tone/message must be broadcast.
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