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AlphaCom XE1

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AlphaCom XE1 Audio Server with HD Voice

Highlights

  • Made to provide critical communication in any environment
  • Supports 552 IP stations
  • Environmental friendly and energy saving - max. 4 W
  • SIM card based software configuration and disaster recovery
  • Fully compatible with any AlphaCom system

Connectors

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Power

The AlphaCom XE1 is powered by 5VDC from 90-240VAC power adapter. The power adapter comes with the XE1 server.

Network

The XE1 server has two RJ-45 ethernet ports for IP communication. Ethernet port 0 (Eth 0) is by default configured as a Management port, allowing connection to the embedded web server (AlphaWeb) and connection of the PC configuration tool AlphaPro. Default IP addresses:

  • Eth0 has IP address 169.254.1.5
  • Eth1 gets IP address from DHCP by default

Serial Ports

XE1 Serial ports pinout

Serial ports can be used for communication with external equipment. There are two serial ports:

  • Serial Port 0: R232 on an 9-Pin D-sub connector
  • Serial Port 1: RS232, RS422 or RS485 on an RJ45 connector
    • RS232:: Switch 8 on S601 on the AMC-IP board must be set to OFF (default).
    • RS422: Switch 8 on S601 on the AMC-IP board must be set to ON. Jumpers J1 and J2 in position 1-2
    • RS485: Switch 8 on S601 on the AMC-IP board must be set to ON. Jumpers J1 and J2 in position 2-3 (default)



To access the jumpers J1 and J2, remove the top lid of the XE1 server:

Jumpers J1 and J2 for selection of RS422 or RS485 for Serial Port 1


Installation

  • Remove the front cover of the XE1 cabinet
  • Prepare the AMC-IP board with the STIC according to this article, then insert the AMC-IP board into the server. Give the board a firm final push to make sure it goes all the way into position.
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  • Turn power off before inserting or removing the AMC-IP board


  • Insert the plug from the power adapter. Make sure that the cable goes underneath the strain relief.
  • Insert the power adapter to the mains socket.
  • Watch the LEDs of the AMC-IP board. The system uses approx. 70 seconds to start up. When running the green status LED should be flashing.
  • Connect a laptop to Eth 0 port, open a web broswer (e.g. Firefox or Chrome), and log on to the web server using IP address 169.254.1.5. (Default Username/Password = admin/alphaadmin)
  • Upgrade the software of the server to the latest version. Upgrade is done from the web interface of the server. This will ensure that the system has the latest features, bug fixes and security updates.
  • Replace the front cover of the XE1 cabinet

Configuration

  • AlphaPro is the Windows application used for configuring the AlphaCom XE system. Configuration of user data, such as Directory Numbers, Direct Access Keys, Group Calls etc. is done from AlphaPro.
  • AlphaWeb is the embedded web server running on AlphaCom XE. The AlphaWeb server provides functions for system monitoring, system configuration, and system upgrade. Initial connection is done by connecting a laptop to Eth 0 port, open a web broswer (e.g. Firefox or Chrome), and log on to the web server using IP address 169.254.1.5. (Default Username/Password = admin/alphaadmin).


Factory Reset (coldstart)

Cold start button on AMC-IP board


Cold start procedure

This procedure will delete all previous programming, load factory default settings and set the IP-address to 169.254.1.5 with mask 255.255.0.0 on Eth0.

  • Press and hold the cold start button on the AMC-IP board, then power up the XE1 server.
  • Keep the cold start button pressed for at least 2 seconds after power on, then relase the button.
  • The AMC-IP status LED will flash green when the server is up and running

Cold-start of intercom application only, keep the IP settings

This procedure will delete all intercom configuration (i.e. delete all AlphaPro configuration), but keep all IP Settings (AlphaWeb configuration).

  • Power up the AlphaCom XE1 server
  • After 10 seconds, press and hold the cold start button on the AMC-IP board.
  • Keep the cold start button pressed until the AMC-IP status LED is flashing green.

Other methods of factory default

The server can be set to factory default values also:

  • From AlphaWeb: System Maintenance -> System Recovery -> Load Factory Defaults
  • From AlphaPro: Upload a default AlphaPro database to the exchange



Software upgrade

  • It is highly recommended to upgrade the software of the server to the latest version. Upgrade is done from the web interface of the server. This will ensure that the system has the latest features, bug fixes and security updates.


Mounting & Dimensions

The cabinet should be mounted on a shelf or in a 19” rack. It contains one AMC-IP processor board only. The server includes a power board.

Front View


Rear View


Top View




Additional information

Remote Control Inputs and outputs

The AlphaCom XE1 does not support any inputs or outputs on the server itself. A number of external devices can be used to provide inputs and outputs.


Specifications