Eclipse HX Supporting 200 FreeSpeak Beltpacks
The Eclipse HX-Median and -Omega frames fitted with four E-IPA cards can now support up to 200 FreeSpeak beltpacks. The general set-up in the diagram shows each E-IPA card connecting to a network switch with a PTP boundary clock. The boundary clock is fed timing from the Mentor RG (or an alternative stable reference generator) which functions as the primary clock on the network. In networks supporting greater than 100 beltpacks, a very stable primary clock is required to maintain precise timing in all devices. IP based transceivers are then deployed off each of the switches to generate four separate RF zones with 50 beltpacks each, for a total of 200 beltpacks.