The Raven M4x Blade is a compact, software driven communication device. It offers the perfect combination of versatility, mobility,
and economy; a simple USB connection to a laptop or desktop computer unleashes a powerful communication system that can
serve an unlimited number of uses.
At the heart of the M4x Blade are DSP (digital signal processor) powered “modules”. They provide “access points” for several different types of communication equipment including radios, telephones, the public telephone network, orderwire, and even alarm and control equipment.
Event-driven, intuitive software enables you to configure the ports as necessary.
The M4x Blade can accommodate up to eight access points, and under software control, can bridge or conference them in any combination. And that’s just the beginning of the versatility the M4x Blade offers...easily set it up for SNR voting, 800 MHz rebanding, conventional radio simulcast, repeater intertie, incident response, interoperability, and system troubleshooting!
Choose up to 4 different modules (for up to 8 individually configured ports) based on your needs.
Additional Product Info
Many applications. One solution. Easy-to-program. Cost effective. Designed by our engineers with your needs in mind - your Idea Shop.
This value-added capability is available to you at an economical price.
• Tone Remote Control and Wire
• Interoperate between Disparate Radio
• 2175 Hz Notch Filtering
• Traditional VOX
• Cross Patch
• Active Voice Bridge
• Voice/Data Digital Orderwire
• Voice Frequency Switching
• Audio Delay Features (audio hold on, hold off)
• 800 MHz Rebanding *
• Conventional Radio Simulcast
• Dynamic Bridge (Sum/split or full conference)
• DTMF Voice-Frequency Switch
• Multi-user Cross-patch
• Incident Response
• Radio Interoperability Toolkit
• RoIP Gateway
This product offers the perfect combination of versatility, mobility, and economy; a simple USB connection to a laptop or desktop computer unleashes a powerful communication system that can serve an unlimited number of uses.
At the heart of the M4x Blade Communication System are DSP (digital signal processor)- powered “modules”. These modules, manufactured by Raven Electronics, provide “access points” for several different types of communication equipment including radios, telephones, the public telephone network, orderwire, and even alarm and control equipment.
The M4x Blade Communication System can accommodate up to 8 such access points, and under software control, can bridge or conference them in any combination.
And that’s just the beginning of the M4x Blade Communication System’s versatility. Potential uses of the M4x Blade Communication System include: radio interoperability, dispatch center call matrix, dispatch console, call conferencing system, or a small office telephone system.
Raven’s 4-wire Module: the M4x Workhorse
The 4-wire module is the workhorse of the M4x product, but other Raven-manufactured modules are available to create robust customer-configured communication systems. The current suite of M4x modules includes:
Two channels of full duplex 4-wire audio
Two 2-wire telephone connections
Two 4-wire telephone connections
Two channels of PSTN access
16 open or closed contact inputs
Six double throw or eight single throw contacts
Two RS-232 data channels
* M4x Blade for 800 MHz Rebanding:
The Blade can replace the periphery equipment necessary in the 800 MHz rebanding solution. Specifically, the M4x can perform all the functions of:
• the Raven Bridge Shelf
• the 2175 Hz Notch Filter
• the Tone Remote Control
• the 2-wire to 4-wire Hybrid
You might want to consider Raven’s newest product, the M4x Blade. It can function in all the same ways as bridges but can offer many more features and capabilities that the bridges cannot. In addition to bridging the Blade can offer applications, such as:
- DTMF controlled cross patch switching matrix
- Radio interoperability
- Multi-User cross patch
- 800 MHz re-banding
- Tone remote control
- SNR Voter/Comparator
- Wireline control (e.g. COR and PTT)
- VOX (Voice-activated switch)
- Audio delay (avoids speech clipping)
- Notch Filtering
- Tone Detection/generation
- DSP Filters