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NC-306 *Discontinued* Direct Select Master Station
Replaced by NC-305LCD

A major component of the Tek-CARE® NC300II system, the NC306 (NC-306) master station provides the user interface to respond to calls, issue staff requests and alter room programming status to accommodate differing patient needs.

The master station allows for room and staff communication by open speaker, or by handset for additional privacy.

Master function buttons are provided to select the system functions as follows:
RESET Black Terminates most operations. Features
UL®1069 Listed
STAFF Green Enters a nurse service request or shows locations of staff presence if SF250 or SF350B (nurse only) staff presence stations are installed. Issues a STAT request when pressed twice rapidly. Supervised
Microprocessor technology
PRIORITY Yellow Toggles through programmable bed station priorities. Serial port
Spill-resistant membrane switch
PAGE Violet Initiates paging operations. Direct selection of stations through dedicated buttons
Individual LED call indicators for each room
Follow Orange Initiates nurse-follower operations. Electrostatic microphone
Clear, distinct voice communications
TALK White Press to speak, release to listen when using loudspeaker for communications. Master-to-master intercom capability
Single-button or handset intercom
ZONE Blue Allows zone assignment. Displays call priority and origin
Programmable patient priority and privacy
Privacy Red Sets Privacy on or off. View station configuration capabiltiy
      Initiate STAT staff emergency request
Cord-out indication
      Upgrade patient call
Distinct tones for high, medium and low priority calls
      Twelve call priority levels
Nurse follower function
      Paging by zone or to staff
      Simplified multiplex wiring uses plug-in type connectors
      Locate and dispatch nurses or aides
      Display nurse locations and nurse required
      Keypad for initiating calls
      Reset presence stations

Additional programmable functions include set station priority, set privacy, zone assignments, view station configurations, set system date, paging, system configuration and system reinitialization.


The master station is also equipped with volume control for adjustment of incoming voice communication; tone switch for controlling the lowest priority tone signal only; call light with indication of low, medium and high priority calls; CE fault LED; busy and alphanumeric keypad used for entry of station numbers, zone and station selection, and for selection of menu functions.

The master stations also provide a parallel port and serial port for connections to UL® 1069 Listed devices. The system programming is accessible to the user via the keys on the master station or via the keyboard port which will accept any standard PC keyboard.

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Architects' & Engineers' Specifications:

The nurse's master station shall be TekTone® NC306 (NC-306) or approved equal as supplied by LEE DAN®. The master station shall include the necessary signaling circuitry and firmware to receive and answer calls from all patient, staff, and duty stations and receive calls from code and emergency stations on the Tek-CARE®NC300II System. The master station interconnection shall be supervised.

The master station shall provide for handset or loudspeaker communication with patients and staff. Function buttons shall be provided to initiate reset operation, staff emergency request, nurse/aide request, paging operations, and nurse-follower operations. Individual LED indicators shall be provided for each room handled by the master station and shall be individually selectable by staff members. A serial port shall be available for programming and firmware updates.

The user shall be able to access system programming via the keys on the master station and via the serial port, which will function with standard terminal emulation software running on a PC or laptop computer.

The master station shall be equipped with an integral handset, volume control, color-keyed function switches, talk/busy LED, call priority level LEDs, 2.5" speaker and condenser microphone. The master station shall also include a 50-button digital keypad for direct selection of stations, zone and station assignments. All switches shall be of spill resistant membrane switch design. Adding a NC255 master expander shall provide an additional 50 station-selector buttons.

Each master station shall be able to address up to 50 single or dual stations per system (100 when used with NC255 master expander) and up to 16 individual zones. The NC351(A) and NC351(A)/2 central equipment can each power a maximum of 4 NC306 masters, or 3 NC306 masters with NC255 master station expanders. Any remaining system ports can be filled with NC304 and NC304LCD stations, if desired.

The master station shall be UL® 1069 listed

The station housing shall be high-impact, flame-retardant (UL®94V-0) plastic and shall be desk mounted.


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