Firmware Download For 8198 SIP Ceiling Speaker

This page provides the files necessary to upgrade your 8198 to Firmware Version 3.4.4.



  • Add support for the 2507 Ring Detector
  • Add MED-Application Type extension to LLDP and other VLAN improvements
  • Add emergency announcement status to the status tab
  • Add option for forced PoE+ mode when using PoE+ injector
  • Allow provisioning of trusted CA certificates
  • Automatic Gain Control improvement
  • Fix CDP VLAN ID parsing
  • Fix notification in web interface during firmware upgrades from URL
  • Fix ring extensions not holding secure passwords
  • Fix SRTP SDP negotiation issues
  • Increase priority of Poly priority and emergency groups
  • InformaCast module improvements
  • Minor bug fixes
  • PoE+ detection improvements
  • Update information available on the Status tab


Please select the current firmware version your device is running and follow the instructions in one of the sections below:

Version 3.3a or Higher

Method 1: Upgrade Using URL Link (Internet access required)
Recommended method if your device(s) can access the Internet

  • Open the web interface, go to System > Firmware. Select the ‘From URL Method’. Copy and Paste the URL below and click Upgrade.
  • Firmware Upgrade (v3.4.4):
    Note: Upgrade will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Method 2: Upgrade Using Downloaded Files
Alternate method for devices that cannot access the Internet

  • First, download the files from the links below, and save to your local computer.
  • Next, open the web interface, and go to “System > Firmware”. In the Upgrade section, select the .sfw file in the “Signed Firmware File” field. Click Upgrade.
  • Firmware Upgrade (v3.4.4):
    algo-8198-3.4.4f.sfw   (106 MB :: 2021-Sep)
    Note: Upgrade will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.


*Note for either method: the upgrade will run in the background. Avoid using the speaker during the process and/or updating settings. The upgrade will take approximately 10 minutes. The blue LED will be active (blinking or steady on) during the upgrade. When the process is complete, the 8198 will beep and the LED will turn off.


For past firmware release notes visit the 8188 Firmware page.

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