In this article we will discuss how to setup and use Rhombus's Audio Gateway:
Note: This setup assumes that the audio gateway is connected to PoE through ethernet cable. The audio gateway is a standalone BLE two audio device powered by PoE, so it can serve as a gateway to our other BLE sensors as well.
To setup the audio gateway follow these steps:
- Step 1: Log in to the Rhombus Systems mobile app
- Step 2: Navigate to the Devices Tab by tapping the devices tab icon on the bottom left
- Step 3: Tap the Register Devices
- Step 4: Select the 'R2 and R200 Only' button as the device type
- Step 5: Select Default distance
- Step 6: Adjust which Roles can access the gateway and tap next at the bottom
- Step 7: Select the audio gateway you want to register and tap next at the bottom (serial number should match whats selected)
- If you do not see your gateway it is either already registered or is not powered properly
- Step 8: Adjust Internet Connection type and hit next at the bottom
- Step 9: Adjust IP Configuration and tap next
- Step 10: Wait for the registration to complete and tap 'Done'
Full setup GIF:
- Step 11: Navigate to the audio gateway on the Rhombus console by clicking the Devices tab on the left, and then click the 'Audio Gateways' button at the top (circled in black).
- Step 12: On the gateway page we need to change the address (circled below) of the audio gateway. Click on the 'Change address' button.
- Step 13: Select the desired location by clicking the drop down button on the far right of the 'Select Location' drop down box (circled in black). Once selected hit save at the bottom (circled in blue).
- Step 14 (optional): On the audio gateway page, assign the audio gateway to the correct camera by clicking the 'Select Camera' drop down next to Assigned Camera at the top of the page (pictured below)
- Step 15: You are all done!!
On the audio gateway page, you can listen to the audio capture synched with the camera footage. At the bottom of the footage you can dive into audio events by clicking on the seek points in the timeline (below in teal and red).
At the bottom of the page you can edit the name of the camera (circled in black), change the address (circled in blue), and can unregister the camera (circled in red).
To navigate to the audio gateway simply select the gateway from the devices tab (far left icon) and select the gateway of interest. Below if a demonstrative GIF of this process:
Below is the main screen of an audio gateway. Here you can have the ability to listen to the gateway on your mobile device by toggling the 'Playing/Muted' button on the top left below the name and location. Also, you have the ability to speak through the gateway by pressing and holding the 'Press and Hold to Talk' button, similar to a walkie talkie. You can also assign the gateway to a different camera, and listen to the audio events captured by the gateway through tapping on seek points in the timeline.
To unregister an audio gateway, navigate to the audio gateway page (Devices->Audio Gateway->one of interest), click the 'Unregister' button on the bottom in the Unregister Gateway section.
Next, following the prompts just type in 'DELETE' in the text box, and then click the 'Unregister' button.