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The IF4-B modular 4-wire interface connects camera intercoms, two-way radios, fiber optics, and other 4-wire devices to a standard Clear-Com intercom line. The 1-RU chassis holds up to four individual interface modules, each with its own 4-wire terminal block and XLR-3M connector to interface with Clear-Com.
Featuring broadcast-quality circuitry, the unit matches industry-standard 600-ohm transmit/receive lines (at normal levels) to Clear-Com line level. The IF4-B accepts balanced or unbalanced 4-wire input and is transformer isolated. It is powered by the Clear-Com intercom line, using standard two-conductor shielded mic cable.
Front-panel controls allow the user to adjust the operating parameters for each interface module, optimizing the interface between the 4-wire device and the party line. Capabilities include: adjusting the transmit and receive levels between the intercom system and the 4-wire line; optimizing the hybrid null balance; switching the transmit level between mic and line level; and emulating either a carbon or a dynamic microphone. A two-color LED transmit-level indicator gives a visual indication of send levels to the transmit lines.
A front-panel test jack is connected to a built-in oscillator. Using the null control and an earphone with a 1/8” plug, the user can quickly null the send/receive hybrid. Set-up switches allow the user to assign the interfaced devices to separate intercom channels, or to assign any or all to a single party line. Once set, the front-panel controls may be concealed with the provided cover plate.
Each interface module has its own set of transformer-isolated connectors. The terminal block provides a pair of connections for both transmit and receive signals, with a 600-ohm load across the receive line. The IF4-B may also be used with older-type 3-wire carbon headset systems. An XLR-3M connector provides the link between the interface and the Clear-Com intercom line.
The IF4-B may be ordered with either two (IF4-B-2) or four (IF4-B-4) interface modules installed. This is the version four modules installed.
* Referenced to -15 dB on the Clear-Com line
All specifications are subject to change without notice