With its digital technology SEICAM 3000 features a high performance integrated audio and data exchange for internal and external communications. The system is designed for all kinds of shipborne as well as shore station applications.
Compared with conventional systems, the main advantages are its modular and flexible configuration capability and minimised need for cabling. Only two wires (4 wires for dual-homing), for audio communication and two wires for power feed are required to connect a user station - a crucial factor for cost saving in new systems as well as for refit programs.
Any equipment such as voice and data terminals, radio teletype equipment, message handling system, different kinds of crypto devices, sound powered telephones, and a public address system can be connected to the SEICAM 3000. Thus, the individual assigned user station can perform internal and external communications.
The SEICAM 3000 system consists of a collection of interface and control circuit cards mounted within a variety of custom VME chassis, depending upon application. Each chassis is designed for mounting in 19” racks. Most chassis configurations include internal power supplies that accept a variety of input power options.
The digital distribution node family DDN 300X is the central switching device, which connects external and internal communication resources via programmable crosspoints including all associated control signals. It is operated via the easy-to-operate remote control system SWC 3001, which is the configuration and programming tool for control of the DDN 300X and the user stations.
The user stations are located at the distributed user positions and provide access to all allocated radio resources for external communication. They also provide access to the allocated internal communication stations such as other user stations, DTMF – telephones, PABX, public address system, sound powered telephone circuits, auxiliary signals, and other to be defined equipment. The UST 5200 U with touchscreen display and freely programmable softkeys provides maximum operation flexibility. Direct “push button” access and also “telephone like” dial-up capabilities are provided. Mechanically, the user stations can be arranged as built-in, desk or wall mounted units. Alternatively user stations with push button access are available (UST 1005 with 7 internal or external connections, UST 1025 with 7+25 and UST 1050 with 7+ 50 internal/external connections).