Arcadia Central Station

Arcadia Central Station

1RU IP-Based Central Station

  • Supports up to 32 beltpacks (FSII and/or FSE), 16 IP transceivers (FSII 1.9 or FSE 5.0GHz) and up to 10 E1 transceivers (1.9 or 2.4GHz)
  • Supports up to 100 channels
  • 96 ports of connectivity
Base Station
  • Standard 1 rack unit (RU) device
  • High quality 12kHz audio to FS Edge beltpacks
  • 2 large full-color touch screen TFT displays
  • 4 rotary encoders for gain and menu operation
  • Headset or Microphone and Speaker connection
  • Stage Announce and Prog. Audio cable included
  • Functions as PTP Leader Clock
  • Wireless 5GHz Edge transceivers and beltpacks
  • Wireless 1.9GHz and 2.4GHz FSII splitters, transceivers and beltpacks
  • Dante enabled audio devices
  • AES67 devices via Dante controller
  • 4-wire ports (8 ports RJ45)
  • 2-wire ports (4 XLR-3F)
  • GPIO (D-type 9 pin)
  • LAN – 2 x RJ45, 2 x SFP
  • CCM browser-based configuration tool
  • Direct management with encoders and display
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The Arcadia Central Station is an IP-based standalone 1RU device supporting wired and wireless endpoints with up to 96 total ports of connectivity, 64 of which are available for Dante/AES67.

Technical Specifications


Beltpacks per Station:  32 BPs (FSII or FSE)
Transceivers/Antennas Supported by Station: 16 x FSII IP TCVRs (1.9 or FSE 5.0GHz) and 10 x E1 TCVRs (1.9 or 2.4GHz)

Gooseneck Microphone Input

Input Type: Dynamic/Electret – Selectable

Frequency Response: Gooseneck Mic – Partyline: 200Hz – 12kHz + 3dBu

Frequency Response: Gooseneck Mic – Line Out: 200Hz – 20kHz + 3dBu

Mic Limiter Threshold: -35dBu ±3dB

Mic Limiter Range: ≥ 20dB

Max Input Level: -10dBu

Input Level: -45dBu nominal; -10dBu MAX

Headset Mic Voltage: 5V (Electret selectable)

Speaker Output

Speaker Type: 1.6 x 2.8in oval

Load Impedance:

Max Output Level before 1% Distortion: 18dBu ± 2dB

Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.5% THD at 1kHz

Max Speaker Level: 87dB ± 2dB SPL A Weighted at 3ft

Frequency Response: 100Hz – 10kHz ± 9dB


4-wire I/O: Output Impedance >10kΩ, Input Impedance 200Ω + 10%, transformer isolated balanced input and output.

4-wire Operating Levels: 0dBu Nominal, 18dBu headroom

2-wire I/O: Selectable RTS or Clear-Com mode, Software controlled auto-null, null depth >60dB at 1kHz

2-wire Operating Levels: -18dBu nominal (Clear-Com Mode), -12dBu nominal (RTS Mode), Headroom 18dB

Frequency Response Base-to-Beltpack:

Freespeak Edge Beltpack: 200Hz – 12kHz

Freespeak II Beltpack: 200Hz – 7.1kHz

Partyline I/O

2W Power On/Off: A/B, C/D paired- software controlled

2W Output Voltage: 25 – 28V DC, 560 mA per pair (A/B or C/D)

2W Impedance: >10kΩ

2W Frequency Response: 200 to 12kHz. ±3dB

2W Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): < 0.1% THD at 1 kHz

Relay Contacts or GPIO

Connector Type: 2 x DB9

Relay Contact Type: SPDT

Relay Quantity: 4

Relay Contact Voltage Rating: 30V DC

Relay Contact Current Rating: 1A

Input Type: Opto-Isolated

Input Quantity: 2

Input Voltage Range: 4 – 30V DC or AC

Input Current: >=1.2mA required


4-wire I/O: (8) RJ45

2-wire I/O: (4) XLR-3F

Program Input: XLR-3M, provided using cable assembly CAB-RJ45-PGM-SA

Stage Announce Output: XLR-3F, provided using cable assembly CAB-RJ45-PGM-SA

Headset: 4-pin XLR-M, auto headset detect

USB: USB type A Receptacle

Number of E1 antenna ports: 2 x RJ45, 2 x Fiber (2 active at any time)

DECT Radio frequency sync: Rear RJ45 input and output RF sync connectors

Indicators and Function

Displays: (2) 480 x 128 color TFT LED Touch Screen displays

Front Panel Indicators & Function:

(2) Power Supply Status LEDs

(1) Status LED (Edge)

(1) Three Color Level Control LED Array


AC Mains input: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 160W Max, IEC60320 C14 inlet.

DC Low Voltage Input: 12V DC +/- 5%, 12A

External AC/DC Power Supply (PSU-EXT-001 Supplied):

Input: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 2.2A Max, IEC60320 C14 inlet.

Output: 12V DC +/- 5%, 12.5A


Operating: 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C)

Storage: 86° to 158°F (30° to 70°C)

Humidity: 20-90% Non-Condensing



19 x 1.72 x 13.929in (WxHxL)

(43.6 x 482.6 x 353.8mm)


7.25lbs (3.29kg)

Network Specifications
AoIP Interfaces





Audio Sampling: 24 bit Linear 48KHz

IP Addressing: Static, DHCP

Network Compatibility: Layer 2 & 3 LAN only

Quality of Service: DiffServ RFC2474


Multicast: On (AoIP)

Network Timing: PTPv2 (AoIP) / PTP v1 (Dante)

Minimum Network Bandwidth Required

Perduplex Connection:

1 x FS II IPT bandwidth usage: ~7 Mbps

1 x FS Edge IPT: ~ 9.6 Mbps

Network Protocols

Ethernet IPv4 Unicast Audio and Control

mDNS–Multicast Device Discovery

Network Ports


Port 80 TCP–Web Interface, System Management, Expansion

Port 443 for HTTPS

Port 6001 UDP–AES67 Data

Port 15000 – 15256 UDP – AES67 Audio

Multicast: Port 5353 UDP–mDNS, Names, Discovery, Linking, Expansion, Dante (through various ports)

Network Jitter Tolerance: < 1μs required for RF Syncing of Transceivers

Recommended Ethernet Switches

Managed Ethernet Switch – Layer 3

100/1000 Base-T ports for endpoints

1000 Base IP Trunks between switches

QoS Configuration

Energy Efficient Ethernet bypass option

IGMP Snooping bypass option

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