'Station ID' (3)

  • When configuration is first performed with 'PACE-Design', the 'Serial No.' is adopted as the 'Station ID'.
  • The 'Station ID' is the unique ID of a station in a closed network.
  • This ID must be a number 1…4070. All network communication between different stations is addressed with this number.
  • In a backup group the backup master has the lowest station ID and the backup devices use the next IDs without a gap.
  • Changing the 'Station ID' will automatically perform a factory reset of that station to avoid inconsistent configuration settings. This station requires a new configuration.

'SerialNo' (4)

Serial number of the station. It’s not possible to change this value.

'MAC' (5)

'Media Access Control' address. It’s not possible to change this value.

'Proto' (6)

Shows the protocol version used.

'WDR' (7)

Internal counter for software resets or watchdog reboots.

'Hard/Software' (8)

Description of all hardware and software versions used.

In some cases not all information are displayed in the ‘Hardware/Software’ field. To display all information move the cursor into the field and move it to the right.

'Configured HW/ Detected Hardware' (9), (10)

To use external components, enable an interface in the 'Configured HW' area. While booting, the  DSP searches for all configured interfaces and displays them in the 'Detected HW' area.

If a problem occurs with the identification of an interface or the detected configuration differs from the configured setting, a warning message will be displayed and a status indicator/flag generated.

You can use the button to reset all status indicators/flags.

'OEM ID' (11)

Enter a project-specific OEM ID, provided by the manufacturer, to enable special software features.

'OEM Flags' (11)

Additional parameters for the OEM ID provided.

'Static Group' (12)

You can use static groups to find similar 'PACE-Net' stations faster via filters. All stations can be assigned to seven possible groups.

Example: Add all stations configured with the same audio files on the SD card to the same group = 1. If you now open the 'Write SD card' dialog with <F9> and select the filter 'Static Group ID 1', 'PACE-Design' addresses all relevant stations.

'Audio Group' (13)

Reserved for future use.

'DSP Firmware' (14)

Compilation date of the DSP firmware.

'Info Updated' (15)

Date of the latest station configuration change.

'Overall Updates' (16)

Counter of all configuration changes.

'Station Priority' (17)

This value is used by call stations to show the user if a call is heard in an output zone. The value determines the color of the zone selection LEDs. 0 has the lowest priority, 15 has the highest priority.

A priority > 7 will switch the station from standard mode to alarm mode. In alarm mode, all calls are identified as alarm/evacuation calls. A fire brigade call station must always have the highest priority (15).

'IBM' (18)

  • The 'Info Button Mode' determines the mode of a station's info button, if such a button is present.


Default behavior, depends on the station


Manual reset of fault indications, see also '8.7 in EN 54-16'.

This reset state is distributed over the network. Applicable to 'Digital audio matrix (4/4/16)' PC2003 and Cerberus PACE Compact digital audio matrix board PC1001 and PC1002 stations.

'VLAN ID' (19)

  • Reserved for future use.

'(VLAN) Priority'(20)

  • Reserved for future use.

'SMM Priority' (21)

This setting defines which stations are preferred as sync masters.

The station with the highest 'Sync Master Module Priority' will become the master. The master creates a synchronisation signal, which is used to synchronize the analog audio outputs. The master will be displayed in 'PACE-Design' 'System Overview' with a blue background.

Ideally choose the sync master at a network node with few hops to all end points, with 24/7 power supply and a low chance of network problems.

'Station Features' (22)

Station features can be enabled or disabled.

Not supported features are displayed in gray letters.

You can set the following software features:




The station can feed a network channel


The station can receive a network channel


Inhibit Sync Master Module. This station can't be a sync master


Enable the external serial interface


Enable the second external serial interface


A fire brigade call station is built in a fire brigade case


A PC2003 is equipped with an internal pilot tone amplifier.


The station periodically sends information that is required for the system to work.