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Installation Guide

Repeater to Repeater Link Kit

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Repeater to Repeater Link

Installation Guide

This document describes installation and commissioning of the Allgon Repeater to Repeater Link Kit. Communication between Allgon AR repeaters and operators is carried out either by using Allgon OMT32 (Operation and Maintenance Terminal), or Allgon OMS (Operation and Maintenance System), both developed by Allgon. OMT32 is described in the AR Repeaters & OMT32, Users Manual. OMS is described in the Advanced Repeater OMS, Users Manual. Initial settings of an R2R net can be carried out with any version of the OMT32. The description in this guide is, however, related to OMT32 version R1A. Hardware and software mentioned in this document are subjected to continuous development and improvement. Consequently, there may be minor discrepancies between the information in the document and the performance and design of the hardware and software. Specifications, dimensions and other statements mentioned in this document are subject to change without notice.

Allgon and its suppliers shall not be liable for any damages related to the software or hardware, or for any other damages whatsoever caused of the use of or inability to use any Allgon product. This is applicable even if Allgon has been advised of the damage risk. Under any circumstances, Allgons entire liability shall be limited to replace such defective software or hardware which was originally purchased from Allgon. Any trademarks mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. This manual is produced by El, Tele & Maskin Ingenjrsfirma AB, Huddinge, Sweden. International English edition. Printed in Sweden.

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Allgon R2R, Repeater to Repeater Link, is a small repeater network in which up to thirteen Allgon AR repeaters can be included and be connected to via a phone line, or several phone lines. There is a kit available for internal net, and another kit for external net. This guide describes how to install both these types.

Internal net
An internal net is intended for a combi-repeater. It links the repeater unit in the cabinet and the repeater unit in the cover to an R2R net which uses a common phone line (or two lines). The kit for internal net has the part # EA101 47/1.

External net
An external net is intended for two separate repeaters. It links the two repeaters, which can be located away from from each other, to an R2R net which uses a common phone line (or two lines). The kit for external net has the part # EA101 47/2.

General R2R information


Before starting the installation, read the following information about the R2R net and the repeaters included in the net:

This kit can be used for Allgon repeaters only. Maximum 13 repeaters can be interconnected in an R2R net. All repeaters in an R2R net have to be powered from the same electric
central and be grounded from the same ground connection.

Channel and band selective repeaters can be mixed in the net. Maximum cable length between two interconnected repeaters is
25 meters, but a standard RS 485 repeater with a proper insulation can be used for any additional 25 meters up to maximum 1000 meters.

The repeaters included in a net have to contain a K105/1 DIA


distribution board version R2A or higher.

To support the R2R net, each repeater included in the net have to run
version R3 or higher of the SA102 02/1 repeater CU software.

To be able to configure the repeaters in the net, any version of Allgon


OMT32 is required.

The repeaters in an R2R net can also communicate with the Allgon
OMS, but no configuration can be performed when using the OMS.
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Static Electricity
The included RIA board as well as other parts in the repeater are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. Never touch printed circuit boards or uninsulated conductor surfaces unless absolutely necessary. If you must handle printed circuit boards or uninsulated conductor surfaces, use ESD protective equipment, or first touch the repeater chassis with your hand and then do not move your feet on the floor. Never let your clothes touch printed circuit boards or uninsulated conductor surfaces. Always store printed circuit boards in ESD-safe bags.

Unpacking
The R2R, Repeater to Repeater Link Kits contain the following items: Part description Part # Quantity
Internal kit EA101 47/1 External kit EA101 47/2

RIA1 board Cable2, internal interconnection Cable , external interconnection Installation Guide
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2 2 2 13

Connector board for external net K131/1

1) Repeater to Repeater Interface Adapter. 2) STP shielded and twisted 4 pair cable with RJ45 modular connectors, straight connected. 3) Not included in each kit but included in each shipping lot.

Make sure that the correct items are found in the kit. These parts can also be ordered separately.

Equipment Required
The following equipment is required to install the kit:

Link cable for external net (for EA101 47/2 only).


Type: Li 2YC11Y, 2x2xAWG24/222, Non-halogen, Metrofunkkabel-Union.


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A pair of nippers (for external connection only). Wire stripper (for external connection only). 5mm Allen key Screw drivers.
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Installing Boards
The power supply unit in repeaters supplied from the mains contains dangerous voltage level, which can cause electric shock. Switch the mains off prior to any work in such a repeater. Any local regulations are to be followed. Authorized service personnel only are allowed to service repeaters while the mains is switched on. Install the RIA board and the Connector board as follows: 1. Switch the repeater mains off. 2. Open the repeater front cover. 3. Loosen the two screws on the PCB frame (1 in Figure 1). 4. Fold out the PCB frame. 5. Insert and press the RIA board to its position (2). 6. Fold back the PCB frame and tighten the two screws (1). External kit EA101 47/2 only 7. Loosen the two screws at the right antenna connection (3). External kit EA101 47/2 only 8. Mount the Connector board (4) and tighten the screws (3).

LNA OUT IN LOW UL

ATT +7V OUT1 OUT2

LNA DL
OUT1 OUT2 +7V ATT IN

OUT LOW

6
P34
DC
DPX TEST -30 dB MS -20 dB

7
P34
DC
DPX TEST -30 dB MS -20 dB

P3 P2
ANT ANT

P1

10 1 2 3 4 8 9

Figure 1. Internal and external interconnection

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Connection
When the boards are installed in the repeaters, then connect as described below for internal or external net.

Internal Net
This section is applicable to internal kit EA101 47/1. 1. Connect the P34 port in the cabinet to the P34 port in the cover using the provided cable (5 in Figure 1 on page 5). Join the cable to the previous cables between the cabinet and the cover. Terminate the repeaters, see the Termination section on page 8 and close the repeater cover.

2.

External Net
This section is applicable to external kit EA101 47/2.
W3 terminated W3 terminated

<25m

<25m

>25m RS-485 Repeater

Figure 2. External net connection Connect the repeaters as described below. 1. 2. Connect the P34 port to the P3 port on the Connector board using the provided cable (6 in Figure 1 on page 5). If both the repeater units of a combi-repeater is to be included in the external net, then order an extra RIA board (part # K119/1) and an extra interconnection cable (part # VE007 79/2) for the repeater unit in the cover. When the extra RIA board is installed, then connect the P34 port of the cover unit to the P2 port on the Connector board using the extra interconnection cable (7 in Figure 1). Join the cable to the previous cables between the cabinet and the cover. The rightmost repeater in Figure 2 is a combi repeater for which both the repeater units are included in the R2R net.
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Thread an external link cable (specified under Equipment Required on page 4) through a strain relief bushing at the bottom right of the repeater (8 in Figure 1). For repeaters connected to two other repeaters (see Figure 2), thread also the second link cable (9 in Figure 1) into the repeater. The maximum link cable length is 25 meters with no cable repeater, see the Link Cable Length section below.

4.

Connect the link cable (or cables) to the P1 port on the Connection board (see Figure 1). Use straight connection between the repeaters (see Figure 3).

P1
SHIELD D+ DGND C/S SHIELD

P1
SHIELD D+ DGND C/S SHIELD

P1
SHIELD D+ DGND C/S SHIELD

Repeater 1

Repeater 2

Repeater 3

Figure 3. External link connection The cable shield can be connected to any of the outermost terminals on the P1 terminal box. Connect one shield to each outermost terminal when connecting two cables (see Figure 3). 5. If the repeaters are grounded to a common ground via the power supply cord, then skip this step and proceed with the next step. Otherwise, thread a ground cable (see Figure 2) through a strain relief bushing. For repeaters connected to two repeaters, thread two ground cables into the repeater. Connect the ground cable (or cables) to the ground screw (10 in Figure 1). All repeaters in an R2R net must be connected to a common ground. 6. 7. Tighten the strain relief bushings. Terminate the repeaters, see the Termination section on page 8, and close the repeater front covers.

Link Cable Length


If the link cable between two repeaters in an R2R net is longer than 25 meters, then an RS-485 repeater is required (see Figure 2).

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Termination
Both the outermost RIA boards in an R2R net have to be terminated by moving the W3 jumpers to the terminating position, i.e. to the right.
Terminating position

Parking position

The W3 jumper on all repeaters not located outermost in the net, i.e. which are connected to two other repeaters, must be placed in the "Parking" position, i.e. to the left.

Checking the Installation


After connecting all the repeaters in the R2R net, ensure that all the strain relief bushings are tightened. Make sure that at least one RCU (Remote Control Unit) is installed in a repeater included in the R2R net. As many RCUs as repeaters can be used in the same R2R net. A description on how to install an RCU unit is found in the Connection section in Chapter 3 of the AR Repeaters & OMT32, Users Manual. Available RCU units are described in Chapter 13, Optionals in the same manual.

Starting The Repeaters


Start the repeaters as described in Chapter 4, Commissioning in the AR Repeaters & OMT32, Users Manual. The RIA board LEDs indicate the following:

Yellow LED marked POWER indicates, with a steady light, that the
board has a proper voltage supply.
POWER Yellow ACTIVE Green DATA Blue

Green LED marked ACTIVE indicates, with a flashing light, that data
is transferred and that the repeater currently is a Control Station (further described below). A steady light indicates that the repeater is not currently a Control Station, or there is no more repeater in the net. Only one repeater in an R2R net can show a flashing green LED at the same time.

Blue LED marked DATA indicates data transmission in the net.

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Initial Configuration
Connect a PC running the OMT32 locally to one of the repeaters in the R2R net.
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If the R2R net is just installed and there is no configured repeater in it, then the following message will be shown:

Figure 4. Startup message

Click OK to proceed. Log on the repeater by clicking the Logon button in the Network Logon dialog box:

Figure 5. Logging on the repeater

After logging on, the node can be configured.

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Set the node identity and the Control Station in the following dialog box:

Figure 6. Node configuration

Set the Network ID to a unique number between 1 and 13 for the current repeater. Check the Control Station box if the current repeater can handle the communication and thus be a master repeater in the net. Several repeaters in the same net can be selected to be Control Stations, which means that the next selected repeater becomes the master if the previous master of some reason has ceased to be i operation. At least one repeater has to be selected as Control Station in an R2R net. It is recommended to select all repeaters in the net as Control Stations, except for fiber optic slave repeaters. When ready, click the Update button. Now, the repeater has to reboot to set the configuration in effect. The following dialog box is shown:

Figure 7. Repeater restart after configuring

Repeat the described procedure for each of the repeaters included in the R2R net and assign unique network ID numbers between 1 and 13 to each of the repeaters. The primary configuration is now finished and remote communication can be used for the remaining configuration. But, before leaving the repeater site, check the accessibility to each of the repeaters in the net as described in the next section.

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Checking the Accessibility


Before leaving the repeater site, check the repeater accessibility by connecting each of the repeaters included in the R2R net, which should be listed in the following logon dialog box if the installation and configuration procedure is properly completed.

Figure 8. Checking the repeater accessibility

Gateway indicates the currently connected repeater. Select the Logon option in the OMT32 Access menu to log on the repeaters in the net.

Remaining Repeater Configuration


When you have access to all the repeaters, the remaining configuration, including alarm configuration, can be carried out remotely as described in Chapter 13, Optionals in the AR Repeaters & OMT32, Users Manual.

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