OPTIMUS, the leading Spanish company in the design, manufacture and distribution of public address (PA), voice alarm (VA) and intercom equipment.
The evolution of the product designed to automate the sending of prerecorded audio messages and efficiently control speaker zones is presented, now with input for music sources and audio streaming.

OPTIMUS's SMM-8SB allows for the management of up to 100 scheduling programs for message broadcasting, each of which can combine up to 3 different audio files, facilitating the dissemination of personalized messages at multiple times throughout the day. One of the system's standout features is its ability to send audio via streaming (multicast) to OPTIMUS-compatible SIP equipment: speakers, amplifiers, audio interfaces... In addition to prerecorded messages, SMM-8SB has a 0 dB audio input for music playback, whether local or via streaming. Each message and multicast channel can be assigned to one of the 8 speaker zones, so that when broadcasted, the corresponding output contact and/or multicast channel is activated. The equipment can serve messages and music to both the local public address system and remotely connected networked systems.

The scheduling program allows for configuring the validity period of each message, with start and end dates, the days of the week the message will be activated, holidays, selecting filters for "holidays only" or "without holidays," setting the frequency of audio message repetition at certain intervals... Messages consist of a maximum of 3 audio files, facilitating composition by allowing the use of repetitive parts, such as a commercial header or an introductory or concluding gong, for example. Other possibilities include configuring the wait time between the three audio files or setting a time limit on the playback of each message, which avoids the task of editing and cutting it in advance.

In addition to messages for scheduling, SMM-8SB includes 8 additional audio messages, with priority over programmable ones, which are activated by input contacts. There are 10 priority levels to decide which message to broadcast in case of overlap. Activation is by pulse (plays once) or by level (plays while active), and broadcasting can be stopped by configuring the contact as a stop.

SMM-8SB is programmed from any computer via Ethernet connection, thanks to its integrated WebServer. This convenience allows, for example, monitoring of stored audio files, the possibility of live message broadcasting, and the loading and downloading of hourly configurations and contacts for transfer and/or installation copying, a function of great utility for chains of establishments; grocery stores, supermarkets, large retail stores...

SMM-8SB: Scheduler Message Module: Time scheduling and control for 8 zones. Ethernet (IP multicast)

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