Plixus: Mission Critical Products and Performance
Meeting rooms and conference venues are mission-critical environments that require mission-critical performance, security and reliability.
To meet these needs, Televic Conference developed a dedicated network technology: Plixus®.
Plixus offers what no other off-the-shelf technology can offer: extreme performance, strict security, and reassuring reliability.
The Plixus® powered conference products include
- Confidea T (Tabletop) panels,
- Confidea F (Flush mount) panels,
- uniCOS MultiMedia panels for making better decisions, faster,
- Lingua interpretation desks
These products can be easily installed into rooms and into the furniture of boardrooms, meeting rooms, parliamentary debating rooms, council rooms and auditoria.
Plixus Product Categories
Plixus Central Units
Q: What’s a CU?
A: A CU is a ‘central unit’ that is used to process the microphone signals. This can be the Plixus AE (audio engine) or Plixus MME (multimedia engine).
Q: How many units can a Plixus CU support?
A: A Plixus CU can power up to 80 units using the 4 communications ports. However the system can support over a thousand units using additional power supplies (Plixus-PS) and network extension support (Plixus-NEXT).
Q: How are the conferencing units powered?
A: The conference units are powered via the Powered Plixus network connections. Some equipment, such as multimedia panels, can be powered by the 48VDC Aux power output terminal.
Q: How many direct output or input channels can I support?
A: Dante™ can support up to 64 inputs and 64 output connections into the system. There are also several analog input and output connections on the rear panel.
Q: Can I connect this conference system to my teleconferencing or video conferencing system?
A: Yes, connection to external equipment can be done using the built in auxiliary audio inputs and outputs or through the Dante™ network.
Q: Are there desktop and flush mount versions of the conference units available?
A: Yes, there are both freestanding table top conference units and there are a variety of flush mount configurations of conference units.
Q: Does the system support direct audio outputs for zoning and connection to a DSP?
A: The Plixus Central Unit has provisions for an optional Dante™ interface card. This provides connection to multiple types of external audio equipment like audio breakout panels, DSP mixers, recorders, amplifiers and more. This platform can be used to define the connection of individual or grouped microphones to external equipment.
Q: Can the system connect to an external control system like AMX or Crestron?
A: Yes, the system can communicate and be controlled via the TCP/IP port. An API document is available to define the protocol and procedure for this control.
Q: How many microphone units can be connected to the Confidea Plixus-MME?
A: The total number of units that can be connected is based on cable length but you can typically get up to 20 delegate/chairman units per output port on the Plixus MME for a total maximum of 80. More units can be added to the system via additional Plixus-PS expansion power supplies and the Plixus-NEXT network extenders.
Q: How do the conferencing units connect to the Plixus-MME?
A: A minimum of Cat5e STP shielded cable is used to daisy chain the conference units together on the Plixus® network. The Cable MUST be shielded for the system to work properly.
Q: Does the system have an interpretation unit?
A: Yes, The system uses the Plixus Lingua Interpretation Desk. There’s also a version of the Lingua system that supports HDMI output for connection to local displays.
Q: Can I use a conference system without chairman unit?
A: Yes you can, however, there will not be any priority function available. The head member of the meeting (chairman) will not be able to manage the microphone system by use of a typical delegate unit.
Q: How far can the daisy chain cabling go?
A: Up to 262 ft. (80m) on each port from the Plixus-MME.
Q: How many microphones can be active at any given time?
A: Up to 25 microphones can be open on the latest releases of the Plixus conferencing systems.
Q: Can I share standard documents on this conferencing network?
A: Yes, you can share documents on this network. Links to pertinent documents are created as a part of the meeting and agenda prep. These links are used during the meeting to access these documents.
Q: Can I view internet content on the system?
A: The system does provide the ability to view web content. The ability of how much access each delegate has to internet content can be managed. The management software can limit the access to only websites and or pages that are approved.
Q: What is meant by the statement that the system supports Hi-Definition?
A: Each user panel is equipped with an LCD touch screen panel that supports 1280 x 760 pixel resolution. All graphics, pictures, text, presentations, video etc. are displayed at this Hi-Definition resolution.
Q: How are the conferencing units powered?
A: Data distribution is provided on the Cat5e shielded cable. A separate 48 VDC power source is distributed using a 14AWG cable that is daisy chained between the conference units to provide the required current for driving the additional power required by the 7” LCD screens.