Connecting one transceiver directly to a transceiver port

A transceiver connects to the transceiver port on the E-Que card using a standard 4-pair CAT-5 data cable with RJ-45 connectors. If the transceiver is locally powered, it may be located up to 800 metres from the matrix if 24AWG cable is used or for 400 metres if 26AWG cable is used creating a coverage area for five FS-BP wireless beltpacks in that location.

Note: It is recommended that shielded CAT-5 cable or better is used.

To know that a transceiver is active, observe the green power LED and the yellow signal LED on the face of the unit where the RJ-45 connector is connected. Both must be lit. Also, wireless beltpacks in the vicinity of the active transceiver will be connected to the system and their displays will show labels and other information.

For the best, most reliable coverage, it is advisable to use a minimum of two transceivers in any installation, positioned in different locations in the coverage area. When more transceivers are required to support a larger coverage area or more wireless beltpacks, a transceiver splitter will need to be introduced.

In some situations, particularly in outdoor venues, interference from non-DECT sources can severely reduce the range of the system. In these cases we recommend a site survey as described in Chapter 8, “Installing a System”.