8301 Paging Adapter & Scheduler

Wideband IP Voice Paging Adapter & Bell Scheduler for Integrating Legacy Analog Amplifiers

The 8301 is a paging adapter for IP enabling analog voice paging systems. The device also functions as a scheduler for automated bells, tones, announcements and music. The 8301 is a SIP interface to seamlessly bridge an analog paging system to VoIP. Common application environments including a school, hospital, retail store, factory, airport / bus / train terminal, etc.Algo 8301 IP Paging Adapter & Bell Scheduler

The 8301 is a PoE IP Paging Adapter for integrating legacy analog voice paging systems into a hosted / cloud or premise VoIP telephone system as a 3rd party SIP endpoint. The Adapter eliminates the need for an ATA or FXS port. Features include G.722 wideband support with isolated and balanced line output for optimum clarity and intelligibility without hum or noise.

To the network side, the 8301 is a SIP endpoint for easy integration with an IP telephone system. It is configured using the intuitive web interface or provisioning capabilities.

On the paging side, the 8301 provides balanced audio output using both an XLR connector and terminal block for easy connection to an amplifier, along with a dry contact closure if required by the amplifier. Note: The paging adapter is only recommended to connect to a single amplifier.

Algo 8301 Paging Adapter integration with analog amplifier

Further speech enhancement is provided by automatic level control, choice of frequency masks, and optional speech compression. Output level is compatible with consumer, commercial, and pro-audio amplifiers requiring either -10 dBm, 0 dBm, or +4 dBu line level.

An audio input (also balanced and isolated to prevent equipment ground loops) can be used for auxiliary input or insertion of the 8301 between existing equipment. This allows IP based paging or emergency notification to take control of the amplifier as necessary.

Multicast capability allows scalability for multiple amplifiers, using separate 8301/8373 paging adapters, as well as integration with any number of Algo IP speakers/strobes (e.g. 8128, 8180, 8186, 8188, 8189) for a complete voice paging system. The 8301 supports RTP, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast and SA-Announce multicast types.

What is the difference between the Algo 8373 and 8301 Paging Adapters?

Several audio files are pre-loaded into the 8301 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 an adapter, thereby allowing the 8301 to act as a alerter for several telephones by configuring different ring groups for each registered extension.

Emergency Notification Alerting

For notification alerting there are two activation options available - dial an extension or connect a button to the adapter's relay input. Up to 10 Emergency Alert extensions are available to register on a single adapter 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 a headset connected to the 8301 Aux Input

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.

Algo Emergency Notification Solutions

Bell Scheduler

The 8301 also features a Scheduler for automating the playing and multicasting of WAV file tones, bells, announcements, music, etc. The Scheduler uses the NTP server to synchronize with IP clocks, and is ideal for schools (i.e., class changes, recess, playing an anthem, etc.), retail and healthcare announcements (e.g., store closing, visiting hours, etc.), and workplace shift changes, breaks, etc. Audio is available to be play via the 8301 line out and/or as a multicast. No SIP registration is required for configuring the Scheduler.

Please contact Algo for application assistance.

Benefits

  • Superb audio clarity and intelligibility - no hum or noise
  • Network managed and supervised SIP and multicast endpoint
  • PoE (802.3af) for plug and play network connectivity
  • Eliminates narrowband FXS port or ATA
  • Multicasting capability to include Algo IP speakers and strobes
  • Easy and intuitive web interface to configure scheduled announcements, tones, bells, music, etc.
  • Synchronization of scheduler and IP clocks using NTP server
  • Linux appliance; no dependency on software or PC for bell scheduling

Features

  • Wideband G.722 codec support for HD Voice
  • Isolated and balanced audio output
  • Automatic level control
  • Multicast for cost effective scalability - mix with any number and variety of Algo speakers, strobes and paging adapters (e.g. 8128, 8180, 8186, 8188, 8189, 8301, 8373) for a complete voice paging system
  • Support for 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.
  • Internal 1GB memory for uploaded WAV files or recorded messages for notification alerting and scheduled tones/announcements
  • Pre-loaded with several ring tones
  • Multiple SIP registrations for Page (50), Emergency Alert (10) and Ring (10) extensions
  • Configurable for DTMF zone selection
  • Programmable relay (dry contact) output
  • Programmable relay (dry contact) input or illuminated and supervised wall button
  • 3.5mm Aux Input jack for playing and multicasting music
  • UL/CSA, FCC, CE

Applications

  • IP phone system integration with traditional analog amplifier (e.g. single zone voice paging)
  • Hybrid voice paging solution to integrate analog speaker infrastructure and multicasting to IP endpoints
  • Emergency (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, reverse evacuation), safety (e.g., medical, workplace accident), security notification alerting (e.g. OSHA)
  • Scheduler for school bells, automated announcements for retail and healthcare, workplace shift changes and breaks

Ordering Guide

Description Product Code
Paging Adapter & Scheduler 8301
InformaCast Paging Adapter 8301-IC
Optional Audio Cable: Output XLR-Mini Female to XLR Male 2504
Optional Audio Cable: Input XLR-Mini Male to XLR Female 2505
Optional High Visibility Call Switch 1202
Optional Single Gang Call Switch 1203

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