• Multichannel Digital Signal Processor Based Red/Black Keyset

      Smith, Quentin D.; Communications Systems Technology, Incorporated (CSTI) (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1992-10)
      This paper addresses a method to provide both secure and non-secure voice communications to a DS-1 network from a common keyset. In order to comply with both the electrical isolation requirements and the operational security issues regarding voice communications, an all-digital approach to the keyset was developed based upon the AD2101 DSP. Protocols that are handled by the keyset include: Multiple PTT modes, hot mike, telephone access, priority override, direct access, indirect access, paging, and monitor only. Special features that are addressed include: independent channel by channel assignment of access protocols, headset assignment, speaker assignment, and PTT assignment. Multiple microprocessors are used to implement the foregoing as well as down-loadable configurations, remote keyset control and monitoring, and composite audio outputs. Partitioning of the digital design provides RED to BLACK channel isolation and RED channel to AC power isolation of greater than 107 dB.