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Devio SCX

The Devio SCX is the next generation of Devio processor. Devio SCX combines powerful elements of Biamp's Devio and Tesira devices in one product for quick and easy integration in medium to large conference spaces.

Devio SCX is designed to be used with Biamp’s beam-forming microphones, PoE amplifiers and speakers. A system including these elements and a UC-room system, display and camera will provide a complete technology solution for a UC-enabled conference room.

The function of the Devio SCX is to process local Biamp microphone input and speaker output signals in support of audio-only and audio/video conference calls from dedicated conference rooms.

Devio SCX offers dedicated AEC processing for 4 or 8 mic channels, 1x1 channels of USB connectivity with HID mute sync, (5) 1G network ports including (4) ports offering PoE+ and support for AVB audio streaming between Devio SCX and connected Biamp peripheral hardware including Parle mics and amplifiers and the EX-UBT USB and Bluetooth-capable expander. The EX-UBT adds an additional 1x1 USB audio connection as well as a 2x1 Bluetooth connection.

Devio SCX features Biamp Launch functionality, allowing for one-touch room hardware discovery, configuration, and tuning. Upon completion of the Launch process, a report card detailing the room’s acoustic performance before and after optimization and the Biamp hardware manifest is available for viewing via a web browser. The Launch report card can also be printed as a pdf.

Devio SCX device discovery and connection is done using the Biamp Discovery app or through Biamp SageVue management software.

Models

There are 2 models supporting various densities of AEC processing depending on your requirements. Both are externally physically identical aside from their model name. The same power supply model is used for both units. biamp_devio_scx_400_iso.png

  • Devio SCX 400 has 4 channels of AEC, supporting up to 4 Parlé microphones
  • Devio SCX 800 has 8 channels of AEC, supporting up to 8 Parlé microphones

Mounting

Forte X with cable mgmt.PNGDevio SCX comes with a pre-attached wall mount and drywall anchors to allow placement behind wall mounted displays. The wall mount features an integrated cable management caddy with tie down points for neatly and securely terminating all I/O and power cabling.

A separate Velcro anchor strap is included for attaching the external power supply to the wall.  

The wall mount can be removed for placement on a shelf if desired. Be sure to maintain at least 1 cm (1/2") of clearance on the sides of the device for air flow for cooling. 

Devio SCX is powered via an external inline supply with a threaded chassis connection to ensure the cable is not accidentally pulled out.

Overall Chassis Dimensions:

  • Height: 1.66 inches (42.3 mm) Width: 8.11 inches (206 mm) Depth: 11.85 inches (301 mm) Weight: 2.2 lbs (0.99kg) with the mounting plate attached
  • Height: 1.47 inches (37.3 mm) Width: 8.11 inches (206 mm) Depth: 8.11 inches (206 mm) Weight: 1.9 lbs (0.86kg) without the mounting plate attached

Cooling

Both models of Devio SCX are actively cooled by a variable speed fan. Air enters the right side and exits the left side of the unit when viewed from the front. When the unit is wall mounted the orientation is not enforced, but best cooling performance (convection plus fan assistance) will happen when the left side is high. 

Network connectivity

Biamp_Devio_SCX_Back.pngDevio SCX is a 5-port media network appliance. All (5) Ethernet ports are 1G connections, ports 2-5 support PoE+.

  • Port 1 supports the control (web UI) and VoIP connections.
  • Ports 2-5 support AVB media for connected Biamp peripheral devices.

Network discovery

Devio SCX does not have a front panel text display to reveal its IP address.

Device IP discovery is done via a network connection to port 1 (P1) using the Biamp Discovery app or Biamp SageVue management software.

Biamp Discovery will query the local network for Devio SCX and TesiraFORTE X devices and will show a list of discovered devices, along the serial number, IP address, and a link to the web user interface for each device.

At first installation the default username is admin and the default password is the device's 8-digit serial number; the password is expected to be reset with more secure unique credentials by the installer in most installations. Password changes persist through a device reset via pinhole reset.

VoIP settings persist through re-running Launch auto-tunings but are cleared by pinhole resets.

The Devio SAU does not support Devio SCX.

Web user interface 

The DevicesAudioNetworkSettingsVoIPEvent Scheduler,Troubleshooting, and About webpages are accessible when a device is Launch-capable.

  Devices Audio Network Settings VoIP Event Scheduler Troubleshooting About
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Network connections (FW version 4.0.0.50)

Devio SCX behaves very much like a TesiraFORTÉ AVB with (1) control port and (4) AVB ports running in separated networks mode.

Network settings are managed under the Network tab in the web UI. 

At initial release, the Devio SCX control port must use an IP address which is logically separated from the address for avb_media_2 on the device. Port 1 should ideally be in a separate physical domain from ports 2-5 when a DHCP server is present, to prevent all interfaces from ending up in the same subnet. Logical separation using a static IP on the control port is allowed. The IP schema for ports 2-5 can be left to acquire a link-local (APIPA / 169.254.xxx.yyy) address. 

If port 1 is in a common subnet range with ports 2-5 then the discovery and control functions required for peripherals on port 2-5 will be disrupted. 

Port 1 is dedicated to Control and VoIP in the default network configuration, with both sharing a single IP address. For VoIP on a separate VLAN, VLAN assignment is allowed for the VoIP interface. When a VLAN is assigned to VoIP a unique IP address, independent of the control IP and subnet range, is available for the VoIP interface. Control and VoIP still share a common network port but are now logically separated. 

AVB media is supported via ports 2-5, these (4) ports also support PoE+ for peripheral devices. Port rules are automatically managed across ports 2-5.

  • If MSRP packets are detected from a connected port, indicating a connected AVB switch or endpoint, then the port becomes AS-capable, it joins VLAN 2,  and supports AVB traffic.
  • If no MSRP traffic is detected the port is deemed AS-incapable and AVB media is blocked from the port, the port is now a standard Ethernet port.

AVB

Devio SCX uses AVB media for audio transport between devices. The TesiraCONNECT TC-5 can be used to increase the number of AVB capable connections from the device. Any AVNU certified AVB-capable switch can be used between Devio SCX and its peripheral devices.

If additional AVB ports are required, up to (4) TesiraCONNECT TC-5 devices may be linked to Devio SCX P2-5 to increase the system's port count as needed. If multiple TC-5 are required, TC-5 may be connected in a daisy chain, star, or hybrid daisy-chain/star configuration. It is recommended to link the non-PoE+ port (P1) of the TC-5 to the upstream switch to maximize the available PoE+ ports. Devio SCX (P2-5) participates as a media network switch in this topology.

TC-5D may be used in place of TC-5 in Launch auto-configured systems, but Launch will not be able to leverage the additional Dante features of TC-5D. Other AVNU certified AVB switches may also be used to connect AVB peripherals in Launch auto-configured systems. 

Connected Biamp devices

Devio SCX auto-configuration supports Biamp AVB peripherals including Parle microphones, Parle amplifiers, EX-UBT, and HD-1 controllers.

  • Devio SCX 400 supports up to (4) Parle microphones.
  • Devio SCX 800 supports up to (8) Parle microphones.
  • Devio SCX supports up to (8) channels of amplification on all models in Launch auto-configuration. 
  • (1) EX-UBT for an additional 1x1 USB audio interface and 2x1 Bluetooth interface. 
  • (1) HD-1 controller.

Only one type of Parle microphone is permitted per Launch-configured system (e.g. - TCM-X, TCM-XA and TCM-XEX; or TTM-X and TTM-XEX; or TCM-1, TCM-1A, and TCM-1EX).

If additional AVB ports are required, up to (4) TesiraCONNECT TC-5 devices may be linked on P2-5 to increase the port count as needed. If multiple TC-5 are required, TC-5 may be connected in a daisy chain, star, or hybrid daisy-chain/star configuration. The TesiraFORTÉ X (P2-5) participates as a media network switch in this configuration. 

TC-5D may be used in place of TC-5 in Launch auto-configured systems, but Launch will not be able to leverage the additional Dante features of TC-5D. Other AVNU certified AVB switches may also be used to connect AVB peripherals in Launch auto-configured systems. 

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Devio SCX hosts our next generation VoIP interface, adding enhanced security features as well as support for other new VoIP features including the Opus audio codec.

Devio SCX VoIP supports 1 line with 2 call instances. The VoIP interface supports all current Tesira VoIP vendors, except Skype for Business. 

The HD-1 dialer is compatible with Devio SCX and can be connected via ports 2-5. In Launch-configured systems, the HD-1 is automatically included. 

Devio SCX VoIP is entirely software based and is configured solely via an internally served web page. The web page can be accessed by connecting to the device's control port (port 1), browsing to its IP address, and choosing the VoIP pages.

Port 1 is dedicated to Control and VoIP in the default network configuration, with both sharing a single IP address. For VoIP on a separate VLAN, VLAN assignment is allowed for the VoIP interface. When a VLAN is assigned to VoIP a unique IP address, independent of the control IP and subnet range, is available for the VoIP interface. Control and VoIP still share a common network port but are now logically separated. 

Line registration status can be seen on the VoIP > System > Diagnostics webpage. Feedback on line registration progress and call status is visible on the HD-1 display and on the Audio webpage in a Launch configured device. 

VoIP > Line Setup >
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VoIP > Line Setup >
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VoIP > Line Setup >
Dial Plan
VoIP > Line Setup >
Quality of Service
VoIP > Line Setup >
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VoIP > Line Setup >
Voice Features
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The VoIP interface allows users to upload a custom ringtone file (wav format) in addition to its default ringtones.

In Devio SCX VoIP, SRTP, ZRTP and SRTP-DTLS are supported for media encryption. The media security mechanisms are mutually exclusive. ZRTP and SRTP-DTLS are RTP security mechanisms which are new to Biamp VoIP.

In Devio SCX VoIP, SSL/TLS are supported for SIP signaling encryption. TLS 1.2 is supported and is downward compatible to TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.0. Users can configure the device for compatible versions. 

A TFTP server is able to be configured in the VoIP endpoint either statically or via DHCP option 66 (or a custom option). VoIP X supports the TFTP server address as either dotted quads or FQDN.

The use of a VoIP VLAN (802.1Q) is optional. If a VLAN is configured, ingress traffic with an unmatched VLAN tag shall be discarded. If a VLAN is configured, all egress traffic will be tagged. If a VLAN is configured, the VoIP interface will get its own unique IP address which can be static or via DHCP. The VoIP VLAN ID must be configured statically, via the web UI on the Network page in the VoIP tab.

New VoIP support features include an ASCII VoIP log which will capture log all traffic including SIP and RTP traffic. It will be possible to select pre or post TLS encryption in logging in the VoIP endpoint. VoIP logging is managed on the VoIP Maintenance webpage. Logs are not displayed in real-time but can be downloaded at any time. A program such as Windows Notepad++ is helpful for viewing logs.

USB X

Devio SCX has a USB port which supports 1x1 channels of audio input/output at fixed 24-bit resolution.

The USB port supports HID mute sync for use with UC platforms, and supports AEC offloading for UC platforms which support the option.

Parle mic LEDs will illuminate in green when USB audio streaming is detected, blink red when USB mute is engaged, and be solid red if USB streaming is not active.

AEC

Devio SCX uses dedicated AEC hardware, the same as all Biamp devices, for optimal AEC performance. The number of supported AEC channels is indicated in the model name. The Devio SCX 400 offers 4 AEC channels and the Devio SCX 800 offers 8 AEC channels. The device will use (1) channel of AEC processing per Biamp Parle microphone. 

Hardware bundles

Devio SCX is available in hardware bundles for different room sizes to make installation fast and easy.

Medium room (4.5m x 6m (27 m2 or 290 ft2), 8-11 people)

o   Ceiling mic: Devio SCX 400, (1) TCM-XA, and (1) pair of C-IC6 plus cables.

o   Table mic: Devio SCX 400, (1) AMP-450BP, (1) TTM-X, and (1) pair of C-IC6 plus cables.

Large room (4.5m x 8.5m (38.25 m2 or 412 ft2), 12-18 people)

o   Ceiling mic: Devio SCX 400, (1) TCM-XA, (1) TCM-XEX, and (2) pair of C-IC6 plus cables.

o   Table mic: Devio SCX 400, (1) AMP-450BP, (1) TTM-X, (1) TTM-XEX and (2) pair of C-IC6 plus cables.

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