Phone Control from Element / Fusion - Hx6 / iQ6
The intent of this document is to cover the configuration of an Element or Fusion 2-fader call control module to control a Telos Hx6 or iQ6 Hybrid System. It presumes that the hybrid system has been configured, has ready lines (dots show on the desktop directors’ line positions), is present on the Axia Ethernet network, and is running up-to-date software. If the desktop directors do not show dots in the line positions, you’ll want to address those issues first. This document is meant to cover Element and Fusion version 3 or higher. Older versions will have a variation to this instruction.
Configuring the Source Profile
- Log in to the console or the PowerStation and find/create a PHONE source profile for the first phone channel. Set up the profile as normal, providing the LW channel number of the “hybrid” in the phone system to be controlled and aired from the console.
- In the PHONE CONTROL section, click the radio button next to CALL CONTROLLER 1 under US PHONE and set the value to 1. This links this source to the left column of the controller.
- Check the “Mashing Allowed” checkbox to enable button mash conferencing to that hybrid.
- Repeat this with the second source profile, except put a number “2” in the HYBRID field to tell the console that the second channel is controlled by the right hand column.
Element / Fusion Show Profile:
Next thing to do is to tell the Element or Fusion which Show or Studio to log into. This is done in the Element / Fusion Show profile. Go to SHOWS and select a show profile from the list. Scroll to the bottom of the fader list and click PHONE.
The setup here will be ever-so-slightly different depending on what system you are working with:
- For PHONE TYPE, choose “VX” by clicking the radio button.
- Enter the IP address of the Hx6 or iQ6 Talkshow system.
- Enter “Hybrid 1&2” for STUDIO NAME (Password too if this applies).
- When you have the correct information entered, click SAVE CHANGES to save and return to the show profile.
- Click SAVE CHANGES in the show profile to finalize.
After saving these changes and reloading the show on the Element / Fusion, the call controller will be able to control the talkshow system similar to a VSet in Talent mode.
It is also wise to have no audio on the hybrid’s input when dialing out to the PSTN from the console.