Audio Distribution is specifying an audio program for playing to stations or zones. In the E7000 Series, it involves creating a playlist or selecting an input source and specifying which zones or stations hear the playlist or input source. Through the Class Change Music feature, Audio Distribution can be tied to a specific event in a bell schedule.
Audio Distribution Messages
When this feature is enabled, an informational message appears in the Messages window of all web UI dashboards, indicating the song that is currently playing and to which speakers (all or
selected) and to which zones audio is playing to.
Pausing Audio Distribution
Audio Distribution will be paused automatically by higher priority feature activation (for example, All-Call Page, Paging, Tones, bells) and will automatically resume when the higher priority feature is finished. When another system feature pauses Audio Distribution, the message on the dashboard messages window includes PAUSED to remind you that audio distribution is still enabled but is currently paused.
Audio Distribution may also be started or stopped using Admin Phones. (This feature is available on the Admin Phone by selecting Directory and then selecting Features.) If you select Set after making selections in the Audio Distribution panel of the dashboard, the displayed settings are updated on the server to allow Admin IP Phones to start Audio Distribution using the displayed settings. Selecting Set only updates the settings; it does not start the audio distribution.
Volume can be changed by setting Audio Distribution Volume, available in System Parameters.
When this feature is started via the web UI or the Admin Phone, any Admin web UI or Admin phone user may stop the Audio Distribution if his or her station has the Audio Distribution Class of Service (CoS) Configuration parameter enabled.
Scheduled Class Change Music has a higher priority than Audio Distribution.
A playlist will continue playing until manually stopped.
Disabling Audio Distribution
All E7000 stations are pre-programmed to receive Audio Distribution to all stations. To disable Audio Distribution to a specific station, change Multicast Audio Distribution to No on the Edit Station page.