Divisible rooms - combining two HDL310 systems
    • 10 Jun 2024
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    Divisible rooms - combining two HDL310 systems

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    Article summary

    Switchable configurations for an audio conferencing system can be useful for divisible rooms with movable dividers, partitions or walls. This article outlines using two HDL310 systems configured with a divisible room. This configuration is suitable for divisible rooms that change from two smaller rooms into one large room.

    When setting up a switchable configuration an Ethernet switch is added to the HDL310 system installations. The switch routes the audio signal from the microphone and speaker bars to each connect module.

    Choosing a switch

    When choosing an Ethernet switch the following specifications should be considered.

    • Two-way A/B switch

    • Minimum of 100 Mbps data rate

    • Be able to pass PoE power

    • 3 - RJ45 ports (A,B,C)

    In most cases, an Ethernet A/B switch that meets these specifications will be suitable for setting up HDL310 systems into switchable configurations.

    Examples of suitable switches

    Brand of switch

    Product webpage

    Cables online

    RJ45 Ethernet AB Manual Switch Box


    L-com CAT6 A/B Network Switch

    Black Box (North America)

    CAT6 A/B Switch - Latching RJ45 Remote Control, Dry Contact (SW1040A)

    CAT6 A/B Switch - Latching RJ45 Remote Controlled Ethernet RS232, Dry Contact (SW1041A)

    Black box (Europe)

    CAT6 A/B Switch - Latching RJ45 Remote Control, Dry Contact (SW1040A)

    Firmware requirements

    Each HDL310 system should have the latest firmware version installed for an optimum audio conferencing experience.

    Update HDL310 firmware

    Room size considerations

    Room size is an important consideration when configuring a divisible room. The divisible room should meet the size requirements for HDL310 systems when divided into smaller spaces and the size requirements for an HDL410 system when combined into a large space.

    • HDL310 - spaces up to 30' x 30' (9.1 x 9.1 m)

    • HDL410 - spaces up to 35' x 55' (10.7 x 16.8 m)

    HDL310 - combining two systems

    Install the HDL310 systems according to the installation instructions, with the addition of the Ethernet switches as shown in the diagrams below.


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