Premier Technologies Hybrid
7100 -- Looking to update
your audio content conviently through the Internet/Intranet?
The Hybrid 7100 is a solid-state Music On Hold player that
can receive a new audio upload via Ethernet connection. This
wall mount (rack mount optional) On Hold player is also ideal
for applications that require audio distribution over an IP
network to multiple locations.
For Ethernet applications, new On Hold updates can be uploaded
to the device through your Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide
Area Network (WAN). Audio can also be remotely managed to
multiple locations via the Internet using standard Port 80
and a Content Management System (CMS)(optional). Both methods
of delivery accept a standard MP3 audio file.
Hybrid 7600 --
In addition to being able to update your message via the Internet/Intranet,
the 7600 also adds flexibility with a USB port (back panel)
so your location now has the option to directly load your
player via a USB Jumpdrive memory stick, in the same way you
would load the Premier Technologies USB1200 player.
Using a Content Management System (CMS), the Hybrid 7100/7600
receives (PULL) audio and configuration updates over
the Internet or Intranet. As an example, when Powers Productions
has completed your production or update, upon your approval
we can load your Hybrid 7100/7600 directly from our studio.
Alternately, you can also send (PUSH) your MP3
Message On Hold audio production to the Hybrid 7100/7600.
Connection to a local area network (LAN) is made by a standard
Ethernet interface on the unit. The Hybrid 7100/7600 is accessible
via LAN or WAN. The Hybrid 7100/7600 is especially useful
when you have multiple locations that need updates, regardless
of how often. With the Hybrid 7100/7600, and unlike some other
units, there is no special administrating software that needs
to be purchased.
Audio / Recording
The Hybrid 7100/7600 stores audio in standard MP3 formats.
MP3 bit rates between 64-256kbps may be used. Depending on
the bit rate used, the total memory of the unit can vary from
approximately 11-45 minutes of storage.
The device IP address is entered into a computer's web browser
on the Local Area Network (LAN). A graphical user interface
is presented to the user for device configuration and audio
An 8 ohm and a 600 ohm output are available from the amplifier.
Volume and tone control changes are made by using a standard
web browser operated from a computer on the LAN. Up/Down volume
buttons are located on the unit as well. All of these adjustments
are made in real time on the machine.
In "Pull" mode, the Hybrid 7100/7600 periodically
communicates to a Content Management System (CMS)(optional).
Generally, this is done at defined intervals of time (typically
every 1-12 hours) as it looks for program updates. First the
Hybrid 7100/7600 unit identifies itself to the CMS by a serial
number. After identification, the CMS will determine if there
is a new audio file to download. It then pulls this file from
the CMS and stores in flash memory. In "Push"
mode you can simply open a browser, type the Hybrid 7100/7600's
IP number and communicate instantly!
The unit also has the ability to receive firmware updates
during these checks to the Content Management System. Administrators
will be notified of firmware updates as they become available.
The Administrator will then have the option as to whether
or not they want to update the Hybrid 7100/7600.
Detailed Network Communication
In "Pull" mode, all communication between the Hybrid
7100/7600 and the Content Management System is via http protocol
and is over port 80. This is the standard Internet communication
protocol. As a result, firewall security is not a concern
with IT professionals. Communication with the CMS does not
jeopardize network security.
The Hybrid 7100/7600 can be mounted to a wall next to the
phone system, or in a server rack environment by purchasing
optional rack mount "ears" - 1U.