Las Vegas, Nev., June 9, 2010: RTS is pleased to present the new Zeus III Digital Intercom Matrix at InfoComm 2010, a product that supersedes the popular Zeus & Zeus II matrix frames, taking their unique balance of connectivity and economy to the next level.
Offering 32 channels IN/OUT and two configurable party-line interface channels, Zeus III represents the next generation of compact intercom system units, giving more options for intercom configurations. The unit’s compact size is perfect for environments with limited space and, with the addition of Ethernet, Zeus III can be configured from virtually anywhere on a network using AZedit Intercom software. Alternatively, Zeus III can be directly connected to AZedit configuration software through the use of the USB connector on the front panel, or the serial or Ethernet connectors on the rear panel. The system also has 32 standard RJ45 connectors, making it easier to connect an intercom system with audio lines and keypanels by keeping the RTS wiring scheme. In addition, the two built-in relays can be used to control lighting or to key remote transmitters, paging systems, etc.
Zeus III encapsulates the RTS philosophy of backwards compatibility and forward thinking, and provides an excellent solution for those looking for the flexibility of a networked matrix frame and the simplicity of a party-line system. The system is further distinguished by a built-in party line interface that makes it compatible with all major party line systems, including RTS, Telex Audiocom and Clear-Com. Party line users who are beginning to outgrow their system will appreciate being able to connect the Zeus III and gain many expansion options without abandoning their current investment.
Two redundant power supplies
The unit comes with two independent power supplies powered from separate AC feeds.
The USB port is used for system configuration using AZedit Intercom software.
Zeus III can communicate with an RTS trunked system using the dedicated DB-9 trunk connector with standard RS485 protocol.
Zeus III is a 32-channel intercom matrix – each channel can be used to connect to a keypanel or 4W Audio (Audio In & Out).
Dual-channel party line interface
Zeus III includes an interface for additional two channels of party line. From the front panel it can be configured for use with RTS TW, Telex Audiocom or Clear-Com party line systems. No additional interfaces are necessary.
With the addition of Ethernet to the unit, users can remotely configure Zeus III.
Dynamic keypanel addressing
Zeus III automatically addresses keypanels when they are connected to the frame. This eliminates the need for setting keypanel addresses and maintaining port allocations.
Two relay connections are included, available on the back panel of the unit.