8180 SIP Audio Alerter

Wideband IP Voice Paging, Loud Ringing & Notification Alerting PoE Wall Speaker

The 8180 SIP Audio Alerter (G2) is the next generation of the popular Algo 8180. The speaker has upgraded hardware capable of running the latest security and encryptions standards, including TLS & SRTP, ensuring secure communication with hosted SIP providers.

Designed to include all the features of the original 8180, the G2 release also includes a number of new features including enhanced multicast options, a relay input for using a button, and dedicated "Emergency Alert" extensions similar to other Algo SIP endpoints such as the 8186 horn speaker, 8188/8189 ceiling speakers and 8301 Paging Adatper.

Please Note: As this G2 release now runs on a new hardware platform, note that the firmware files are different compared to the original 8180. An original 8180 can therefore not use the G2 firmware. For assistance migrating provisioning files for this new device, please contact Algo support.

The product overview below is in reference to the G2 hardware release. The orderable part no. for the product remains as ‘8180’.



The 8180 is a SIP compliant wall mount indoor speaker designed for voice paging, loud ringing, and emergency/safety/security notification and alerting. The speaker is PoE and does not require an additional amplifier. Common application environments include: classroom, factory (e.g., OSHA), warehouse, utility plant, machine shop, garage, lunch room, kitchen, etc.Algo 8180 IP Wall Speaker for Voice Paging, Loud Ringing and Notification Alerting

Wideband G.722 codec (HD voice) support in the speaker provides optimum speech clarity and intelligibility. Voice paging and emergency announcements can be easier to understand with wideband, particularly in a noisy environment. The wideband capability of the speaker improves STI-PA intelligibility scores, which is important in meeting NFPA 72 requirements and the NEMA SB-40 2010 standard for emergency communication in education.

The 8180 speaker registers as a 3rd party SIP endpoint with most hosted / cloud or premise VoIP telephone systems. For ease and simplicity, the 8180 can announce its static or DHCP IP address so access to an intuitive web interface makes configuring the device straight forward. Additionally, the speaker supports auto-provisioning for minimal touch configuration.

For multiple speaker deployments, additional devices do not require a SIP license. A single registered speaker can be configured to multicast to any number and mix of additional Algo speakers, strobes and/or paging adapters as required, providing cost effective scalability using a minimum of network traffic. For multicast page applications, zoned paging is supported as a SIP extension (50) or as a keypress selectable zone. The 8180 supports RTP, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast and SA-Announce multicast types.

8180 SIP Audio Alerter Multicast Paging

Where a IP telephone supports send/receive multicast, these devices may be configured to join the multicast including Algo IP speakers for providing additional coverage in a room/building environment. Audio will be streamed to all endpoints simultaneously. There is no limit to the number and combination of endpoints configured in a multicast.

An integrated microphone in the speaker enables talkback. The microphone also has the capability to listen for ambient noise and automatically increase page volume when necessary. This feature enables a consistent ratio of page to ambient noise level without being unnecessarily loud.8180 Coverage

Several audio files are pre-loaded into the 8180 internal memory for loud ringing / night bell applciations, however, users may also record or upload custom audio files, music, sound effects, or voice announcements if desired. Up to 10 Ring extensions are available to register on a single speaker, thereby allowing a single speaker to act as a alerter for several telephones by configuring different ring groups for each registered extension. The 8180 is typically eight times louder than a telephone speaker. If the optional 1186 Horn Speaker is used then the volume is twenty times louder. Available outputs on the 8180 include: external speaker (8 ohm), audio output for a slave amplifier, and relay output (e.g. Algo strobes or visual alerter).

Emergency Notification Alerting

For notification alerting there are two activation options available - dial an extension or connect a button to the speaker's relay input. Up to 10 Emergency Alert extensions are available to register on a single speaker allowing for different types of alerts to be activated (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, shelter, all clear, etc.). Custom WAV files can be uploaded to device memory (1GB). A Call To Cancel feature is available to allow the emergency alert to play continuously for the duration of the event, if desired. Alternatively, the alert can be configured to play for the duration of the WAV file.

Algo 1202 Call ButtonAny button providing a contact closure, including the Algo 1202 and 1203, can be wired to the speaker as an alternative option for emergency alerting. Three configuration options are available to configure on the relay input:

  • Multicast an alert
  • Call a target extension and play a discrete WAV file
  • Call a target extension and have a two-way call via the speaker's microphone

Any combination and number of Algo IP endpoints can be configured as a multicast for emergency alerting to cover any size room, building, campus or enterprise.

Please contact Algo for assistance with unique applications.

Benefits

  • Superb audio clarity and intelligibility
  • Network managed and supervised SIP and multicast endpoint
  • PoE (802.3af) for plug and play network connectivity - no additional amplifier needed
  • Eliminates narrowband FXS port or ATA
  • Multicast to scale from one to many speakers
  • Multifunctional speaker for voice paging, loud ringing, emergency notification alerting and bell scheduling applications
  • Compatible with all varieties of Algo speakers, paging adapters and strobes for more comprehensive alerting solution requirements

Features

  • Wideband G.722 codec support for HD Voice
  • Multicast receive or broadcast capability
  • Mix with any number and model of Algo speakers, strobes and/or paging adapters using multicast (e.g. 8128, 8180, 8186, 8188, 8189, 8301, 8373) for a complete voice paging system
  • Supports RTP, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast and SA-Announce multicast types
  • SIP compatibility with all leading UC vendors including: Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Digium/Asterisk, Mitel, Metaswitch, NEC, Polycom and Yealink to name a few
  • Configurable through web interface
  • Auto-provisioning (i.e., TFTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS). Also supported: TLS & SRTP (secure SIP signalling and media), SIP over TCP (allows increased packet size over UDP), DNS SRV Record, and CDP/LLDP automatic VLAN assignment.
  • SNMP supervision
  • Internal memory of 1GB for uploaded WAV files or recorded messages
  • Multiple SIP registrations for Page (50), Emergency Alert (10) and Ring (10) extensions
  • Outputs for external speaker, slave amplifier (not isolated and balanced), or strobe/visual alerter
  • Pre-loaded with several ring tones including bell, chime, gong, buzzer, warble, and dogs (Note: custom WAV files can be uploaded to the device)
  • UL/CSA, FCC, CE
  • Dimensions: 7" x 4" x 2.6" (17.8cm x 10.2cm x 6.5cm)

Applications

  • IP loud ringer, indoors, for high noise environments or where employees are wearing hearing protection (e.g., machine shop, garage, manufacturing plant, utility, farm, etc.)
  • IP voice paging in a classroom, office, retail store, etc.
  • Multicast wide area emergency, safety and security notification alerts (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, reverse evacuation, medical emergency, safety alert, etc.)
  • OSHA compliance
  • Scheduled or automated announcements. Using the Algo 8301 to multicast, announcements/tones can be played over any model of Algo IP speaker. For example, school (i.e., class changes, recess, playing an anthem, etc.), retail and healthcare announcements (i.e., store closing, visiting hours, etc.), and workplace shift changes, breaks, etc.
  • Combine with all variety of Algo visual and audible IP endpoints to create more comprehensive notification alerting solutions (e.g. 8128, 8180, 8186, 8188, 8189, 8301, 8373)

Ordering Guide

Note: When an external speaker is connected to the 8180, the internal 8180 speaker is disabled due to available PoE power.

Description Product Code
8180 SIP Audio Alerter 8180
InformaCast Wall Mount Speaker (G2 hardware only) 8180-IC
Horn Speaker (weatherproof) 1186

8180 SIP Audio Alerter


 

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