spatial audio ● dsp ● networking ● playback ● showcontrol ● stage tracking

Performance

Presentation

Experience

theatre ● opera ● musical
touring ● military tattoo
pageant ● orchestra ● nightclub

corporates auto show launch
experiential marketing
conference
faith
lecture training

museum gallery expo exhibit
planetarium
theme park
cinema
ride car VR/AR

TiMax is the global market leader in immersive Spatial Reinforcement and stage tracking for vocal localisation, delivering unparalleled realism, flexibility and reliability to premium live performances, built on a proprietary dynamic delay-matrix spatial audio processor and software platform.

TiMax provides outstanding message impact and engagement for discerning audiences, delegates, guests, journalists and congregations worldwide, via dynamic immersive audio processing coupled with integrated playback, editing and versatile spatial rendering and showcontrol workflows.

TiMax offers integrators an exclusive one stop shop for immersive multimedia AV experiences, rides and themed environments, with a unique show-in-a-box combination of integrated audio dsp, zoning, playback, spatialisation, scheduling, sequencing and external show control interactivity.

SPATIAL AUDIO FOR SOUND DESIGNERS AND SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS

 

TiMax spatial reinforcement and immersive soundscapes have become the New Normal for discerning sound designers of premier live performances, presentation events and experiential AV installations.

TiMax provides practical and flexible object-based tools for rendering immersive stage panoramas plus fully spatialised static or dynamic multichannel 3D surround playback, effects and ambience with expanded sweetspot.  All this plus integral and versatile showcontrol makes TiMax2 SoundHub truly a show-in-a-box, with unparalleled functionality for a single standalone unit.

 

Each SoundHub system incorporates a scaleable object-based multi-channel delay-matrix and dsp engine to handle multiple sources and multiple zones in live performance, presentation projects and AV installations, ranging from theatre, opera, corporates, cruise ships and faith venues through to museums, experiences, attractions, theme park rides, hotels and clubs.

 

The compact 2U TiMax SoundHub chassis provides 16 input and 16 outputs in analogue or AES3 format which is expandable up to 64x64 with options for Dante and MADI.  There’s also input and output parametric EQ for source sweetening and room tuning, nested channel grouping for flexible source and zone management, and built-in random access audio playback up to 64-tracks.

Every matrix crosspoint provides level adjustment for source mixing and zone distribution plus the TiMax speciality of automated crosspoint dynamic delay adjustment for creating multiple static or dynamically variable audio localisations.  Freely assignable and editable Image Definition spatial objects greatly simplify the precise rendering of spatial reinforcement localisation and immersive playback and 3D effects.

 

Accurate audio localisation is vital for directing a group of listeners to a specific performer on stage, a museum exhibit, or a presentation speaker.  This helps a system provide intelligibility and message impact on top of uniform sound distribution.  When combined with the revolutionary TiMax Tracker system, the TiMax Soundhub makes a performer’s audio smoothly follow them round the stage without attention from the sound engineer.

 

 

FEATURES

 

• 16 x 16 audio dsp and dynamic delay-matrix entry-level platform

 

• Expandable up to 64 x 64 in a single 2U chassis, networkable into much larger systems

 

• Analogue or SRC AES3 digital I/O plus optional MADI and Dante

 

• Flexible input and output AES3 SRCs handle multiple simultaneous sample-rates

 

• Internal single or dual SSD 16 up to 64-track audio playback server and effects

 

• 4-band parametric input and 8-band parametric output equalisation

 

• Spatial Image Definition object, EQ and system template libraries transferable between Shows

 

• Object-based delay-matrix for static and dynamic audio localisation and spatialisation

 

• Multi-client PC and Mac software for show programming and control

 

• SoundHub-R, -S, -M and -VR versions to cover wide-ranging applications and markets

 

• Advanced smooth delay-panning algorithms for ultimate transparency

 

• Standalone operation for Cue recall, showcontrol and Zone level control

 

• Colour LCD screen with simple front panel controls and menus

 

• 32 assignable input and output level control Groups

 

• MIDI, MTC, GPIO, XML, Date/Time control and triggering

 

• Wired or wireless networked IP control from multiple computers, AMX, Crestron, iPad

 

 

 

 

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TASK-BASED PROGRAMMING AND CONTROL SOFTWARE

 

A PC and Mac compatible software suite allows the sound designer and systems integrator to quickly dial in all source mixing and routing, zone levels, EQ and Cue Snapshots.  S-Version adds a suite of TimeLine, PanSpace and StageSpace object-based spatial rendering tools to create immersive dynamic spatialisation, playback and show control Cues.

 

A show Cues and playback content are uploaded onto the TiMax Soundhub’s internal SSD’s and can then run from the PC/Mac computer, external showcontrol systems via the integral GPIO, MIDI, MTC and XML interfaces, internal Date/Time scheduler or even the front panel.  Complete shows, including audio content, can be exported and imported as Archives for easy portability.

 

Each Cue can crossfade between different matrix and zone level/delay settings using Snapshots which can also recall EQ’s, and/or trigger multiple TimeLine dynamic spatialisation effects via Image Definition objects and audio playback events.  Every Input channel has three submix inputs: Analogue/AES; Playback; or Network (Dante or MADI), which can also be switched or cross-faded by a Cue Snapshot.  Each Output channel also has its own programmable delay adjustment for conventional multi-speaker system alignment.

 

A master System Preset allows permanent speaker management changes to be stored as they get incremented during rehearsals, such as output level and EQ settings for individual speaker zones and subs.

The System Preset is loaded each time the Show is opened, and automatically initialises these values as well as global parameters such as stage tracking matrix crossfade times.  Other Cue Snapshots can still be programmed to alter these Output parameters on a scene by scene basis.

All programming functions appear totally “task-based” to the user, using drag’n'drop with minimal keystrokes and no CAD-style block-diagram programming.

Familiar control functions such as Group faders, meters, EQ displays and libraries plus Cue Lists can be spread out across multiple windows and screens.

 

Single or multiple TiMax2 Soundhub units can be accessed simultaneously from any number of PC or Mac clients via a simple zero-config plug ‘n play system.  Multiple units can be networked to appear as one large system or as a set of separate sub-systems.

 

 

S-VERSION FEATURES

 

TiMax SoundHub S-Version software provides an advanced showcontrol and sound design environment for demanding high-end productions and events.

 

Fully integrated with the TiMax dsp matrix, S-Version incorporates TimeLine and PanSpace Cue programming and object-based spatial rendering combined with a powerful multi-channel playback engine and editor.

 

• Object-based spatial rendering and control

 

• Multi-channel sound effects editing and management

 

• Comprehensive host and slave showcontrol resources

 

• Advanced embedded TiMax Tracker functionality (soon)

 

S-Version allows Cue events to be programmed against individual Cue timelines.  To help you during rehearsals, linked playback and Show cursors advance across the Show’s drag ‘n drop multitrack waveform window to display the timings of Cue events.  A set of progress bars on the Cue List mimic this activity to keep you informed during the show.

 

A Cue can contain single audio events or composites of multiple audio events, with overlapping multichannel playback, looping, object-based panning and mix automation.  Showcontrol Events are visually displayed on their own timeline bar within each Cue where they can be independently time-slipped relatively other cue events, audio clips and showclocks.

 

 

All Trigger and Event activity works without a computer attached to the unit, so one or more TiMax SoundHub-S units can function as a true standalone showcontrol slave or host system.

 

It can even start the Show off itself at the same time every day, plus have special Cues stored to play just on certain dates or tailored for specific times of day.

 

Showcontrol events such as MIDI Prog, Note, MTC Start/Stop, ShowClock Start/Stop, Go Cue follow-ons etc can be arranged to trigger at any time during any Cue, and Cues can carry multiples of Events at user-defined intervals.  A Pre-Load event can be used to ensure multitrack music content plays perfectly in sync.

 

 

 

TimeLine AND PanSpace SPATIAL RENDERING

 

Programming of immersive spatialisation and panning effects uses a unique virtual object called an Image Definition comprising a set of matrix level and delay parameters configured to create a desired localisation.  Animated multichannel spatialisation effects are programmed in two distinct and complimentary fashions: TimeLine panning, by placing Image Definition objects onto a waveform track to use it as the timeline for the pan; or PanSpace programming where you create pan effects more organically on a visual representation of the space.

 

In either case TiMax seamlessly interpolates between these objects, creating a smooth, immersive pan effect free of any hot-spots or holes.  Any Cue can contain any number of pan events and mix automation on parallel tracks, which works equally well on external sources as internal playback tracks

 

Spatial pan rendering in PanSpace is done by dragging the mouse around multiple Image Definition objects placed onto a spatial representation of the space.  Multiple Pan trajectories between pairs or groups of Image Definition objects can be recorded then de-constructed for editing numerically so you can infinitely vary pan laws and individual trajectory segment timings.  The wishes of directors can be satisfied easily, predictably and quickly in demanding tech rehearsal situations.

 

Pan laws and timings can be infinitely varied in the TimeLine by slipping the position of Image Definition objects on a waveform track.  PanSpace Nodes also appear automatically on the TimeLine tracks and can be similarly slipped into place to sync with relevant audio clips and showcontrol events.  External sources, e.g. from QLab or Ableton, can be panned in the TimeLine by dropping Image Definitions (or PanSpace Nodes) onto dummy TimeLine tracks representing the external sources as virtual TimeLine playback tracks.

 

Familiar looking Timeline Edit functions allow sound clips to be manipulated and shaped extensively.  Non-destructive editing allows Play Zones to be trimmed on-the-fly in rehearsals, as well as Loop Zones, loop repeats and crossfade times, plus Volume Profiling for mix automation.

 

Mix and spatialisation parameters can be linked across stereo or multichannel clips and TimeLine Pan and Volume nodes can be copied between clips.  Individual clips or groups of clips can be Copy/Pasted between Cues with all Edit, Pan and Volume profile parameters intact.  TimeLine and PanSpace screens can be floated out onto an additional monitor.  Entire Shows can be Archived for export, including all audio clips, edits, dynamic pans and showcontrol data.

 

 

 

 

 

StageSpace SPATIAL REINFORCEMENT AUTO-RENDERING

 

StageSpace provides auto-calculation of spatial reinforcement localisation zone object level and delay parameters based on a scaled picture of speaker locations in a dimensioned plan of the space.

 

Different speaker type, throw and dispersion characteristics can be assigned to speakers, which get dropped onto the plan with their targeting and coverage areas displayed on the StageSpace.

 

A single click allows all or selected Zone objects to be calculated instantly, including all speakers or specific groups of speakers.  Intelligent level-shading algorithms automatically compensate for distance and angle of speakers relative to each localisation Zone object origin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRONT PANEL CONTROL

 

 

 

A series of simple front panel screens, soft switches and rotary encoder allow the user to recall stored Shows, and within each Show the individual Cues can be selected and triggered.

 

The user also has access to pre-assigned level, mute and solo Groups to make adjustments across multiple zones and sources.  Very useful for doing installation system checks or trimming master or zone levels without firing up a computer.

 

Input and output metering provides signal level and clip monitoring.  Individual Solo’s and Mutes allow for individual zone control, source switching and diagnostics.  Access is fully password-protected.

 

 

TiMax SoundHub-M

 

 

TiMax SoundHub-M is a cost-effective audio playback server complete with the same dsp EQ/Level/delay/Group functions as all SoundHubs, and bundled with full S-Version audio editing, object-based immersive spatial audio rendering and TimeLine showcontrol.  M-Version units are equipped with outputs only (analogue or optional Dante) in scaleable configurations from 16 / 32 / 48 / 64 outputs and tracks.

 

 

T i M a x   S o u n d H u b - VR

 

TiMax SoundHub-VR is a cost-effective ultra low-latency (<1ms) mobile audio playback server for theme park rides and attractions, in a compact half-depth chassis with 24VDC or 100-220VAC PSU options and the same dsp EQ/Level/delay/Group functions as all SoundHubs.  It comes bundled with full S-Version audio editing plus object-based immersive spatial audio rendering and TimeLine showcontrol.  VR-Version units are equipped with 16 outputs/tracks only (analogue or optional Dante) and also a built-in TiMax Portal MicroServer for interface with a wide range of external showcontrol platforms.

 

 

TiMax PORTAL

 

TiMax Portal introduces the first of several iPad and Win10 TiMax Portal touchscreen interfaces for controlling Cues and Zones via remote control, plus interfacing with advanced and bespoke external showcontrol platforms under TimeLine control.

Driven by a web server resident on our dedicated compact TiMax Portal MicroServer, the iPad app has a standard GUI to which the customer can apply a custom background skin and logo, plus name and assign Group faders and Cue buttons.

 

The 2U rackmount TiMax Portal ProServer can provide all the above plus bespoke tailored GUI’s, enabled in TiMax by a PortalPro Licence Key.  Also interfacing with a wide range of external showcontrol platforms via AV-Portal,

 

Future apps are in development for mobile showcontrol manipulation plus real-time spatialisation control and programming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED SPECIFICATION

 

CHASSIS:

 

2U 19” Rackmount steel chassis, 450mm / 17.5” deep contains:

 

Internal DSP and I/O modules and hard-disks to create configurations:

16x16 (16-Track); 32x32 (32-Track); 48x48 (48-Track); 64x64 (64-Tracks)

 

Forced air cooled, low fan noise, OPTIONAL extra redundant fan.

 

EMC shielded to conform to CE interference emission and susceptibility requirements.

 

OPTIONAL extra redundant PSU with additional IEC connector

 

OPTIONAL dual mirrored solid-state drives for audio playback redundancy

 

OPTIONAL TiMax Portal MicroServer for iPad or iPhone.  Custom GUI design service.

 

 

CONNECTIONS:

 

Analogue AIO I/O card:

 

16 in & 16 out line level in groups of 8 balanced signals on female DB25’s (Yamaha analogue pinout)

 

Headroom: +22dBu;

 

Dynamic Range: 114dB; THD+Noise <0.002%, 20-20KHz; Latency <2ms

 

Digital MIO I/O card:

 

16 in & 16 out AES3 on separate DB25’s plus 16 analogue outs on two DB25’s.  (Yamaha analogue pinout).

 

Sync selectable from AES3 input, or external Word Clock source via BNC, or internal 48KHz or 96KHz clocks. Input and output SRC’s allow multiple sample-rates across different AES inputs and outputs

 

OPTIONAL Dante, 64 in & 64 out

 

OPTIONAL MADI 64 in & 64 out on BNC and Optical, plus BNC WordClock in/out

 

MIDI In/Out two sets - general MIDI and also Port1 In MIDI Controllers control Groups 1-32, Port2 In MIDI Controllers control TiMax Tracker Zone object changes.

 

Ethernet for PC/Mac control and XML remotes or showcontrollers. Auto-config plug ‘n play default with static IP and forced IP modes.

 

 

POWER SUPPLY:

 

Inlet on fused IEC connector(s)

 

130W universal voltage 80-265VAC at 50/60Hz

 

Conforms to European LVD, UL, CSA, Nemco safety requirements Filtered to conform to CE requirements

 

 

FACILITIES:

 

Routing/level/delay Matrix sizes from 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64, all in 2U.

 

4-band parametric EQ on inputs, 8-band parametric EQ on outputs, linkable in zones.

 

32 assignable input and output Group level controls, also accessible through front panel

 

Source submixing at every input, between Analogue (or AES) Input / Playback Track / Network input.

 

Live cross-fade Cue Snapshots between submix sources, I/O mixes, level/delay routings, EQ, playback

 

Dynamic delay-matrix Image Definition object libraries controllable by TiMax Tracker

 

Advanced smooth delay-panning algorithms for ultimate transparency

 

Routings, EQ, Groups, Labels, System Preset can be exported /imported between shows.

 

Multiple units can work as one large system or separate sub-systems.

 

Cue Snapshots assignable to selected channels and parameters

 

Multi-channel random-access audio playback 16-, 32-, 48-, 64-track.  120Gb SSD standard (larger OPTIONAL)

 

256 GPIO input trigger ports matrixed on DB25

 

Dual MIDI/MTC In/Out showcontrol Trigger and Event Ports 1&2

 

RJ45 IP network port, for PC, Mac, AMX, Crestron, hardware remotes.  TiMaxPortal iPad and Win10 touchscreens

 

Front panel Menu, I/O Meters/Solo/Mute, Group Levels/Solo/Mute, Cue select, Utility, IP

 

Input SRC’s allow different 44.1 / 48 / 96KHz incoming sample rates on any AES3 input pair.

 

Output SRC’s allow different 48 / 96KHz sample rates on any AES3 output pair.

 

SoundHub-S, -M and -VR only:

 

TimeLine and PanSpace automated spatial rendering to level/delay Image Definition objects

 

TimeLine Comprehensive sound effects editing, mix automation, playback and management

 

Advanced audio showcontrol, TimeLine showcontrol Triggers and Events programming

 

StageSpace auto-calculation of zone objects and (soon) advanced embedded TiMax Tracker functionality (-M and -VR Versions not controllable by TiMax Tracker).

 

 

 

  STAGE TRACKING FOR IMMERSIVE VOCAL LOCALISATION AND EFFECTS

 

TiMax Tracker advanced UWB radar technology tracks, performers or presenters around a stage or event arena in three dimensions.  It ensures actors voices are spatially reinforced in real-time as they move around stage, maintaining realism, intelligibility and audience immersion.  No intervention is needed from the sound engineer, and no pre-programming required in rehearsal.

 

TiMax Tracker makes vocal mics and sound effects precisely follow the movement of actors, animatronics or stage scenery, within immersive 3D audio panoramas defined by TiMax SoundHub dynamic delay-matrix objects.  TiMax Tracker’s real-time showcontrol data can also trigger other media such as lighting or video servers.

 

TiMax Tracker’s multi-sensor UWB localisation is accurate to 15cm/6” in three dimensions, providing responsive, durable and reliable tracking in challenging environments and over large distances.

 

TT Tags worn by the performers transmit UWB pulses in the uncluttered and license-free 6-8GHz band.  These are received by TT Sensors distributed around the performance area for multi-viewpoint redundancy.

The TT Tags are located using a unique dual-layer combination of Angle Of Arrival (AOA) and Time Difference Of Arrival (TDOA) measurement methods.  These combined measurements, coupled with the broad frequency range of the UWB pulses, make TiMax Tracker less vulnerable to multipath reflection errors than other carrier-based RF tracking systems.

 

 

FEATURES

 

• Radar-controlled audio and showcontrol

 

• Tracks multiple performers in 3D space

 

• Unparalleled UWB tracking accuracy and speed

 

• Precise vocal localisation as actors move around the stage

 

• Enhanced intelligibility, greater audience immersion

 

• Operator-free real-time localisation

 

• Indoors or outdoors, any sized venue

 

 

SYSTEM SCALING AND REDUNDANCY

 

For a large-scale performance “in-the-round” such as arena opera, outdoor stages and larger proscenium theatres, typically six TT Sensors would be mounted around the stage and auditorium perimeter.  A simple proscenium stage would usually need only four sensors.  The TT Tags only need to be seen by two sensors at any time to maintain accurate 3D localisation.   Multiple sensor viewpoints ensure robust redundancy by minimising tracking errors caused by reflections, body blocking and stage scenery.

 

Sensors are combined via CAT5 to a central Location Server computer.  The server can have multiple clients so that the sound engineer, stage managers and radio mic handlers can all monitor stage action, tag signal strength and battery levels at the same time.  TiMax Tracker is ideally suited to roof-less outdoor shows by mounting TT Sensors around the perimeter of the performance space

 

For large outdoor events covering several hundreds of metres, or site-wide such as in a theme park, TiMax Tracker can be scaled up indefinitely by configuring adjacent groups of Sensors as Cells which interact as one large system.

 

 

TiMax Tracker SOFTWARE AND TiMax SoundHub

 

INTELLIGENT LOCATION ENGINE

 

The TiMax Tracker Map software displays the TT Tags movements across multiple stage Tracking Zones and maps them to TiMax SoundHub Image Definition objects.  These are auto-calculated during setup as adaptive delay-matrix localisation objects across the stage which generate true Spatial Reinforcement performer-focussed vocal localisation.  Alternatively, quick-fix plug ‘n play multi-array setups with simple cross-stage panning and upstage delay offsets can be employed for less critical localisation situations.

 

The TiMax Tracker tracking software communicates with the TiMax SoundHub matrix via a stream of MIDI messages which move TiMax inputs across TiMax Image Definition objects relating stage zone locations.  The TiMax delay-matrix applies transparently varying level and delay values to the actors’ microphones as they move around the stage, delivering transparent, immersive and authentically localised vocal spatial reinforcement to the whole audience.

 

This all happens in real-time without intervention from the operator, greatly reducing pre-programming time in rehearsal. And the TiMax SoundHub can simultaneously handle continuous TiMax Tracker automated vocal localisation at the same time as running other manually or automatically blocked Cues, including its fully-integrated TimeLine sound effects playback/editing and PanSpace spatial rendering environments.  TiMax Tracker will automatically take control of a performer’s localisation following a manually blocked Cue e.g. for an occasional deep upstage or balcony entrance.

 

TiMax Tracker’s sophisticated Location Engine configuration self-calibrates the system after entering a few simple location details.  An intelligent Calibration Wizard automatically orientates each Sensor’s AOA and TDOA tracking resources to map the stage in a few seconds.  The Location Engine includes an RF analysis tool to quantify any local interference and gate it out selectively for each Sensor.

 

There’s also a simple record function which allows you to store and replay a trajectory as you walk around the stage and up and down ramps to check the consistency of tracking.  Individual TT Tag statistical filters allow you to iron out any slight anomalies at the limits.  TiMax Tracker tells you exactly what’s going on and provides intelligent tools to optimise system performance and deal proactively with challenging environments if necessary.

 

TiMax Tracker Touring System TT Sensors are connected to the POE Combiner Hub via rugged Ethercon STP CAT5E/6 cable links.  This switch is connected to a PC running the TT Location Engine platform and TiMax Tracker Map application which is used to control and monitor the TT Tags during the show.  TiMax Tracker Touring System is the default for all premium installations and is also fully weather-proofed for outdoor use.  TiMax Tracker Install Systems are available where budgets are more constrained and weatherproofing or ruggedised connectivity is less of an issue.

 

 

The Map screen displays an outline representation of the stage in 2D or 3D, and additional elements can be created and rendered within the TT software.  The Map also lists the TT Tags and displays next to them a real-time indication of their signal strength (QoS), battery level and the current stage Zone they’re in.

 

If a tag fails or strays out of range it is placed into a user-defined Default Zone and this state is displayed on the Map.    In case of failure Tags can be hot-swapped during a show, and a Performance mode is included to disable their default battery saving time-out function.

 

Multiple three-dimensional Tracking Zones are superimposed onto the Map either as user-defined square or oval regions, or individually tailored shapes to represent any complex shaped Zone to be covered on stage.  This is useful for extending Tracking Zones onto thrusts and ramps, or up to balconies, staircases and stage-lifts.  Proprietary algorithms in the TiMax SoundHub matrix create seamless level and delay crossfades as performers move between zones, delivering uncompromised Spatial Reinforcement vocal localisation at all stage positions and for the whole audience.

 

 

Simple three dimensional “Tracker Newman” avatars show the location and movement of performers in 3D space.  Each Newman features a neutral androgynous bodysuit with a number of different-coloured heads available for easy identification, with matching 2D coloured icons in the Map Performer list.

 

The bandwidth of each TiMax Tracker cell can accommodate up to twenty TT Tags, or an indefinite number across multiple interlinked cells.  Each tag’s refresh rate can be individually adjusted to suit the performer’s movements, so bandwidth can be reduced for sluggish movers and allocated more liberally for roller-skaters or dancers.  For very large-scale environments the system can be set to automatically vary individual tag refresh rates based on continuous analysis of their movements.  Statistical data filtering can also be applied separately to each tag to compensate individually for any spurious reflections or interference.

 

TT SENSORS TECHNOLOGY

 

The TT Sensor is a precision measuring instrument containing an array of internal antennae and ultra-wideband (UWB) radio receivers.  The sensors calculate the location of the TT Tags based on reception of the detected UWB signals transmitted from the tags.  Each sensor also has a bi-directional 2.4GHz control and telemetry link for instructing and monitoring the tags.

 

 

Each TT Sensor independently determines both the azimuth and elevation Angle of Arrival (AOA) of the UWB signal, providing a bearing to each tag.  The Time Difference of Arrival (TDOA) information is determined between the network of sensors interconnected with a timing cable.  Touring Range systems include a flightcased TiMax Tracker POE Combiner Hub which handles all POE power, data and timing signals via rugged Neutrik Ethercon interconnects.  Touring Range TT Sensors also have fully weatherproofed cases and Ethercons.

 

This unique combination of AOA and TDOA measurement techniques delivers a flexible, powerful and robust location system, enabling a precise 3D location to be determined when only two sensors receive the TT Tag signal.

 

TiMax Tracker therefore offers a low entry-level cost which can be scaled incrementally to provide a high degree of redundancy and reliability for more complex or hostile environments.  TT Sensors are environment-resistant to IP30 as standard and the Touring Range weatherproofed versions are rated to IP64.

 

 

TT SENSOR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

 

Size and Weight:

Dimensions: 20cm (8”) x 14cm (5.5”) x 6cm (2.4”)

Weight: 650g

 

Operating Conditions:

Temperature: Standard: -20°C to 60°C (-4F to 140F)

Extended temperature ranges available on request

 

Humidity:

0 to 95%, Non-condensing

 

Enclosure:

Standard IP30, Touring Range weatherproofed to IP64

 

Operating Range:

Up to 50m optimal, around 100m max

 

Precision:

Achievable accuracy better than 15cm (6”) in 3D

 

Radio Frequencies:

Ultra-wideband 6GHz – 8GHz Telemetry channel 2.4GHz

 

Certifications:

FCC part 15; EU CE Intrinsic Safety – Class 1 Div 1, Zone 1 on request

 

Power Supply:

Power-over-Ethernet IEEE 802.3af Low voltage 12V DC @ 10W

 

Mounting Options (supplied):

Heavy-duty adjustable Manfrotto mounting arm and trussclamp

 

 

TT TAGS TECHNOLOGY

 

TT Tags employ a unique dual-radio architecture.  At the command of the TT Sensors, the tags transmit ultra-wideband (6-8gHz) radar pulses for the sensors to use as location data.  They also have a bi-directional 2.4GHz link which is used as a control and telemetry channel.  (Later TT Tags are black)

 

A 2.4GHz two-way communication function allows the system to instruct and dynamically manage the tags; vary update rates, and monitor battery life.  TT Tags are water-resistant to IP63 as standard.

 

 

TT TAGS TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

 

Size and Weight:

Dimensions:38mm (1.5”) x 39mm (1.5”) x 16.5mm (0.65”)

Weight: 25g

 

Operating Conditions:

Temperature: Standard: -20°C to 60°C (-4F to 140F)

Extended: -30°C to 70°C (-22F to 158F)

Further temperature ranges available on request

 

Humidity:

0 to 95%, Non-condensing

 

Enclosure:

Standard IP63

 

Peripherals:

LED (user programmable)

Push button (user programmable)

Motion detector

 

Radio Frequencies:

Ultra-wideband 6gHz – 8gHz

UWB pulse Update Rate 0.6Hz - 10Hz

Telemetry channel 2.4GHz (Channel selectable)

 

Certifications:

FCC part 15, subpart F (pending); EU CE

Intrinsic Safety – Class 1 Div 1, Zone 1 on request

 

Power Supply & Battery Life:

3v coin cell (CR2477)

3-4 months under typical show conditions

 

 

TiMax Tracker Brochure download

 

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