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Audia FAQ

Setup and Install Questions

What do I need to setup multiple Audia units on a network?
What do I need to setup a single Audia unit?
What are the distance limitations for Cat5 Ethernet cables?
What type of cable is needed for connecting a PC directly to an Audia unit?
What type of cable is needed for connecting a PC and Audia unit in a networked system?

Network Questions

How do I set the IP address on my PC?
How do I set the IP address on an Audia device?
Can any devices in my system have the same IP address?
Is it possible to control and monitor multiple separate Audia systems from a single location?
Does Audia need to be on a network with a subnet of 192.168.1?
Does Biamp recommend specific Ethernet switches for use with Audia?
I've lost/I don't know the IP address of my Audia. How do I retrieve it?
How do I find out my Audia's MAC address?

Questions About Using Audia

What sort of latency can I expect from Audia?
Can I make changes to my Audia layout in real time?
What is the largest matrix that can be created with an Audia system?
Does Audia have a surround sound codec DSP block?
How much amplification power can I have on a single AudiaFLEX device?
What is the maximum amount of audio delay an Audia unit can have?
I need to create a really large matrix, say a 32x200. Can I do that?
Can I connect and control an Audia system if I don't have the original layout file?
How do the passwords function?
What's the best way to create a mix minus when using an auto mixer for a teleconference?
What are the auto mixer's direct outputs?
What's the mix minus combiner?
When using a mix minus combiner, is it possible to set the maximum number of open mics?
Can I change a channel's threshold on an auto mixer?
How do I view which Audia device my DSP blocks are assigned to?
How do I automatically attenuate music when a page happens?
What is a custom block?
How many channels of amplification can I have on a single AudiaFLEX device?
What is an Instance ID?
How do I tell the instance ID of a DSP block?
If an Audia is powered down during transmission, will the audio be stopped when powered up?
When I upgrade Audia software do I also need to upgrade my firmware?
How do I upgrade firmware on an Audia?
What is in the CDI file and why can't this information be stored in the DAP file?
How do I set bundle numbers on an EXPI/EXPO?

Control Questions

What sort of control options exist for Audia?
Can Audia be setup to output data from its serial port during a predetermined event?
Can I use hexadecimal notation in a command string block?
Can I use command string blocks to control other equipment, like a camera or a projector?
When I send several rapid serial data strings, I sometimes get errors. What do I need to do?
Which baud rate does the Audia serial port communicate at?

CobraNet Questions

What is CobraNet? How does it work?
How many channels of CobraNet does Audia use?
Can I view the CobraNet connections in my layout?
Can two CobraNet output bundles each be assigned to the same bundle number?
What do I need to know about lower latency CobraNet? How do I change my latency settings?
Does Biamp recommend specific Ethernet switches for use with CobraNet?
Can I use the same Ethernet switch/network for CobraNet and other type of traffic?

Troubleshooting Hints

I've set my IP address but I still can't connect to Audia.
I've verified my IP address, but I still can't connect.
Why do my settings change every time I power up my Audia system?
How do I start a Command Prompt?
I've lost/I don't know the IP address of my Audia. How do I retrieve it?
What are Audia's default serial communication settings?
What do I need to connect to an Audia via serial?
How do I connect to Audia using HyperTerminal?
How do I connect to Audia using Telnet?

RCB (Remote Control Bus) Questions

How many RCB (remote control bus) devices can I connect to Audia?
Do I need to provide a local power source for the remote?
What kind of cable to I need to wire the RCB devices?
How do I program the RCB devices?
How do I setup a Select 8 to recall presets?
What if I want to have two or more groups of mutually exclusive presets?
Can I use an S8 to duck or mute a channel?

TI-2 (Telephone Interface Card) Questions

What exactly is the TI-2 and why do I need it?
What type of telephone line can I use with the TI-2?
Can I use an external telephone in conjunction with the TI-2?
How do I wire a TI-2?
How do I dial out with the TI-2?
How do I manually take the TI-2 on/off hook?
How do I perform a Hook Flash using serial or Telnet control?
My RS232 commands aren't working!
The far end is having a hard time hearing me, my transmit levels are too low
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