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Installing your StreetSounds Network

If you haven't already done so, pleae download and review the Design and Planning Guide which includes important pre-installation information. StreetSounds Design and Planning Guide

This page gives you step-by-step instructions for installing your StreetSounds network.If you have any question, please call us a 678-677-4961.

You can also download a more detailed pdf version of these intrustions from the link below:
StreetSounds Network Installation Guide V2.2


Installing the remote dual-speaker units.

1. Attaching the remote units to the streetlight pole

Select the poles where you want to install the speaker units. These poles should be ~120' apart, preferrably (but not necessarily) in an alternating zig-zag pattern across the street for best sound coverage.

Please watch the video below to see how the remote units are attached to the streetlight pole. Also, note how the JBL speakers are attached to the "Invisiball" speaker mounts. The remote units should be mounted on the "street side" of the pole, as opposed to the "shop side". This gives better radio reception.

Once the remote unit is plugged into the AC outlet, the LEDs on the bottom of the unit should flash 3 times indicating that the unit is receving power and working properly. If the LEDs do not flash, either there is no power in the outlet, or the remote unit is not working properly.

2. Create a Map of your remote speaker unit locations.

It is very important to create a map of the location of your speaker units with names that you have given to each remote unit (i.e. #1, #2, etc, or Deli, Library, etc). This will help not only you, but also AirNetix when attempting to configure and debug network issues. A simple screen shot of a Google Maps overview of your downtown or coverage area with the speaker units shown in their approximate location will suffice. Without this type of information, we cannot accurately configure yor network. The NMS application will give you the opportunity to give names to each of the speakers so that you can keep track of them, and control them independently. These names should be shown on your network map.


Installing the Fixed Master Transmitter.

1. Selecting a location for the Fixed Master

It is critical that the Fixed Master be installed in a location that provides a "very good" line-of-sight to as many of the remote units as possible. It doesn't have to be "perfect", but the better the line-of-sight, the better the signal quality. The best location for a Fixed Master is at or near the center of the network coverage area, preferrably on a second-story rooftop overlooking the main street.

AirNetix does not provide the rooftop or wall mount for the Fixed Master since every customer location is different. So IT IS THE CUSTOMER'S RESPONSIBLITY TO BUY AND INSTALL THE MOUNT USED FOR THE FIXED MASTER OUTDOOR UNIT (ODU). The Installation Guide gives several examples of the types of mounts that can be easily purchased online.

If you have purchased the "Antenna Extender" kit for the Fixed Master Outdoor Unit, please follow the assembly instruction in the Installation Guide.

2. Running the Cat5 cable.

AirNetix will provide a sheilded Cat5 cable with your purchase of the Fixed Master Kit. This cable is shielded and can be up to 150' long. The shield is critical for the proper operation of the USB connection to the Fixed Master ODU. If the cable is cut or damaged, the Network Management System (NMS) application will not be able to communicate with the network. BE CAREFUL NOT DO DAMAGE THE CAT5 CABLE DURING INSTALLATION. See "Running the CAT5 Shielded Cable" in the Installation Guide.

3. Installing the Weather Cover on the Cat5 Cable

AirNetix also provides a weatherproof connector cover for the outdoor end of this cable. IT IS CRITICAL TO INSTALL THIS COVER. IF NOT THE CONNECTOR WILL FAIL OVER TIME DUE TO CORROSION FROM THE OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT. OUR WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER THIS ISSUE. Please download the document below that provides instructions for installing this cover to the outdoor end of the Cat5 cable.
Assembly Instructions for RJ45 Weather Cover.pdf

4. Installing the Indoor Unit (IDU)

The Indoor Unit (IDU) is the indoor termination point for the Cat5 cable coming from the ODU on the roof. The IDU inputs include 1. AC/DC 12V power adapter (provided), 2. USB from the laptop that is running the NMS (USB-C cable provided), 3. Audio from the laptop earphone output that will be played through the remote speaker units.

5. Installing the Network Management System software application.

There are currently two version of the Network Management System application software:

• V7 – Used with the STS-170 STARX Fixed Master transceiver hardware.

• V8 – Used with the STS-200-TXRX Fixed Master transceiver hardware.


Network Mangement System application sofware V7 for STARX Transceivers and the Mobile Master

StreetSounds NMS V7 download

Network Mangement System application sofware V8 for STS-200-TXRX Transceivers

StreetSounds NMS V8 download

The STS-170 STARX hardware has a single RJ45 connector on the bottom of the enclosure, while the STS-200-TXRX has both an RJ45 connector as well as an AC power connector on the bottom of the enclosure. V7 NMS will only work with STARX hardware, and V8 NMS will only work with STS-200-TXRX hardware. .

In addition, when using the V8 NMS application, USB drivers must be installed before connecting the Indoor Unit (IDU). Download and install the FTDI USB drivers from the link below.

FTDI USB Drivers download


6. Enabling Remote Access to the Laptop

In order for AirNetix to provide support for your network installation and troubleshooting, we will need to have 24/7 remote access to the NMS Laptop. The Installation Guide shows the process for generating a new gmail account for the network and enabling Chrome Remote Desktop. THIS IS CRITICAL TO OUR ABILITY TO PROVIDE HELP OF ANY KIND FOR YOUR NETWORK. Please make sure you have enabled remote access prior to calling AirNetix for support assitance.

7. Call AirNetix for final configuration support and training.

Once you have installed the NMS application and have enabled remote access, call AirNetix for support configuring the network and providing training for operating the system.


User Guides

Network Management System User Guide (preliminary V1.0 4/1/2021)
StreetSounds Design and Planning Guide V7.1
StreetSounds Network Installation Guide V2.2
Mobile Master User Guide V1.4
Event Mode Setup Guide How to set up the Mobile Master, or other Secondary Master Transmitter, for "Event Mode".
Assembly Instructions for RJ45 Weather Cover This MUST be installed on the outdoor RJ45 connection to the Fixed Master ODU.
Fixed Master Installation Guide V2.0.pdf for previous generation STARX transceivers.
Power Pole attachement details Includes power consumption, weight, and effective projected area.
StreetSounds Architectural Specification


Data Sheets

STS-270-205J Dual-speaker Pole-mounted remote unit.
STS-270-RAMP Radio/Amplifier
STS-200-TXRX Transceiver
STS-200-IDU-DCX Indoor Unit for STS-200-TXRX
KIT-MNT-STS-200 Mounting kit for STS-2xx series products.
STS-220-RAMP Radio/Amplifier Designed for smaller venues or "Parking Lot Audio" applications.


Antenna Configurations

Below are several directional antenna configurations that can be used with either the Fixed Master, or in a Repeater location. We recommend L-Com 9db antennas and coaxial adapters for these applications.

L-Com 9db Yagi Antennas
Coaxial Barrel Adapter, Type N-Male/Male required

Single Directional Yagi Master Antenna This configuration can also be used at a reciever location to improve the received signal level.
Dual Directional Master Antenna This configuration requires the PD2021 Power Divider from In-stock Wireless (www.instockwireless.com) plus two additonal Coax Adapters from L-Com.
Dual Directional Repeater Antenna Configurations


Training Videos

Network Management System

Network Management System (NMS) Training Videos This series of videos provides a comprehensive set of training videos for the Network Management System application.

Installation

Below is a video which shows the complete installation of a StreetSounds® unit.


The video below shows how to re-attach the rear cable gland on the JDB Control-25 sepaker. This cable gland has been removed for shipment.


Below is a brief introduction to the Network Management System applicaton




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AirNetix, LLC is an Atlanta, Georgia based limited liability company focused on the design and development of digital wireless audio products for the professional audio market. Our designs are cutting edge using the most innovative and sophisticated techniques to achieve pristine-quality, ultra-reliable wireless pro-audio.

Contact

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Mailing Address:
AirNetix, LLC
Mike Hooper
2218 Edgartown Lane SE
Smyrna, GA 30080
E-mail: mikeh@airnetix.com
Phone: 678-677-4961