8180-IC Algo InformaCast IP Wall Speaker

InformaCast IP Speaker for Voice Paging, Emergency Alerting & Loud Ringing

The 8180-IC IP wall speaker is an InformaCast complaint endpoint for voice paging, emergency alerting and loud ringing applications. The speaker is also a fully compliant 3rd party SIP endpoint. As a result, the 8180-IC IP speaker is compatible with most hosted / cloud and premise-based VoIP telephone systems.

  • Singlewire InformaCast compliant IP speaker for public address (PA).
  • Secure SIP using TLS and SRTP.
  • Multicast scalable.
  • Wideband HD voice for high intelligibility speech.
  • Dynamic volume control responsive to ambient noise levels.
  • Talkback capable speaker.
  • Customize WAV files for emergency notification / alerting and telephone loud ringing.
  • Configuration via user friendly web interface or auto-provisioning.
  • PoE (IEEE 802.3af).
  • Ideal for a school or college classroom, office, lunch room, kitchen, restaurant, etc.

 

The 8180-IC InformaCast IP Wall Speaker is UL/CSA, FCC and CE certified. The speaker is a self-amplified PoE device.

Wideband IP Wall Speaker

The 8180-IC IP wall speaker supports the Wideband G.722 HD voice codec. Consequently, there is high intelligibility and clarity of audio from the speaker for IP paging of voice announcements and emergency notification. The result is better STI-PA scores, which is important in meeting standards such as NFPA 72 and NEMA SB-40 for Emergency Communication in Education.

 

Multi-Application SIP Extensions

Multiple SIP registrations are available in this IP speaker, including Page (50), Emergency Alert (10) and Ring (10) extensions. On Page, the speaker will auto-answer when called for making public address (PA) voice announcements. For Ring and Emergency Alert extensions the speaker will play a configurable WAV file from 1GB device memory when the extension is called (e.g., ring tones for telephone alerting, notification alerts for safety / security / emergency events and informational announcements).

 

Scale Algo InformaCast IP Speakers Over Any Size Building or Campus

The 8180-IC together with other InformaCast endpoints can cover any size enterprise.

Multicast send or receive is also supported in the 8180-IC. As a result, many Algo IP speakers can be deployed to cover any size building, campus (e.g., classrooms in a school, college or university) or enterprise.  There is no limit to the number of devices part of a multicast, and a minimum of network traffic activity is utilized.

Algo 8180 SIP Audio Alerter & Multicast

A single registered SIP speaker the 8180-IC can be configured to multicast to any number and mix of Algo IP speakers, strobe lights, paging adapters and multicast supported IP telephones.

Multicast provides cost effective scalability using a minimum of SIP registered endpoints, as only the endpoint designated to send the multicast needs to be registered. Devices configured to receive the multicast do not need registration.

The 8180-IC supports RTP multicast.

 

Zone Paging

Multicast zone paging for up to 50 zones can be configured from a single 8180-IC IP wall speaker. Zones can be selected one of two ways. One option is to map multicast page zones to individual SIP extensions on the speaker. Fifty (50) page extensions are available for this purpose. Alternatively, in order to minimize SIP registrations, multicast page zones can be configured in this IP speaker as a DTMF key press selection using the dial pad of telephone making the page call.

Note: Additional page zones can be configured by registering individual Algo IP speakers for specific room paging (e.g. school classroom). Speakers with SIP registrations can also be configured to be a member / receiver of multicast zones.

 

Classroom Speaker for Schools & Other PA Applications

Together with the Algo 8301-IC Algo InformaCast IP Paging Adapter & Scheduler, a public address (PA) system requiring multiple zones with scheduled bells / announcements can be easily configured and synchronized with IP clocks using the 8180-IC and other Algo IP speakers.

If desired, the 8301-IC IP paging adapter can also provide audio to a legacy analog paging system via its line level output, and simultaneously multicast this audio to additional Algo IP endpoints.

 

Algo 8301 IP Paging Adapter & Scheduler streaming music and scheduled bells to Algo 8180 / 8190S / legacy amp

Dynamic Volume Control & Talkback

Speaker volume can be configured via the web GUI of the endpoint. However, the 8180-IC speaker’s microphone can also be used to monitor and adapt speaker volume according to background noise levels. This unique Algo feature is called Ambient Noise Compensation. Where many speakers are deployed in a room / building, volume can self-adjust to the background noise levels at each speaker location. Ambient Noise Compensation helps to ensure that announcements and alerts are heard but never too loud.

Talkback is supported in the 8180-IC. This feature can be enabled for a page call using the speaker’s microphone.

 

IP Loud Ringer

The Ring extension on the 8180-IC is used for loud ringing / night bell applications. The 8180-IC will play a ring tone WAV file saved in 1GB device memory when this extension is called. Typically the speaker will be configured in a ring group to include a telephone(s). The WAV file will play for the duration of the ring event until the call is answered. Several default ring tones are available in 8180-IC, however, custom WAV files can be uploaded to the device.

Up to 10 Ring extensions are available to register on a single speaker for this purpose, thereby allowing one speaker to act as a loud ringer for several telephones by configuring different ring groups for each registered Ring extension.

Algo 8180 SIP Audio Alerter in ring group for telephone loud ringing / ringer

The 8180-IC is typically eight times louder than a telephone speaker for loud ringing. If the optional 8 ohm analog weatherproof 1186 Horn Speaker is combined with the 8180-IC speaker then the volume is twenty times louder for loud ringing. Note: The same performance is also achieved using the outdoor rated 8186-IC Algo InformaCast IP Horn Speaker as an all-in-one PoE solution.

Where audible and visual telephone ring alerting is required, the 8180-IC can be combined with an Algo strobe light using multicast or a relay.

Available outputs on the 8180-IC include: external speaker (8 ohm), audio output to bridge to an analog amplifier, and a relay input or output for interfacing an accessory (e.g. Algo strobe light or visual alerter). Note: The 8180’s audio output is not isolated and balanced. For an isolated and balanced output to eliminate the possibility of hum / noise use the 8301-IC Algo InformaCast IP Paging Adapter & Scheduler.

To sum up, the 8180-IC is a self-amplified SIP speaker. Therefore no separate amplifier is required. The endpoint is powered via PoE (IEEE 802.3af). A wall mount bracket is included for easy installation. The product is CSA/UL, FCC and CE certified.

 

Benefits of the Algo InformaCast IP Wall Speaker

  • Fully compliant InformaCast endpoint for simplified registration.
  • Excellent Wideband audio clarity and intelligibility.
  • Network managed and supervised SIP and multicast endpoint.
  • PoE (IEEE 802.3af) eliminates need for local power supply, and simplifies wiring infrastructure and management.
  • Eliminates narrowband FXS port or ATA.
  • Multi functional IP speaker for voice paging, emergency notification and ring alerting. Easily integrate with the 8301-IC Algo InformaCast IP Paging Adapter & Scheduler for automatically playing tones and/or announcements for scheduled events.

Features

  • Wideband G.722 codec support for HD Voice.
  • Supports RTP multicast.
  • Combine with any number and variety of Algo InformaCast speakers, strobes and paging adapters for more comprehensive public address (PA) and alerting solution requirements.
  • SIP compatibility with leading UC vendors.
  • Configurable through a 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.
  • Compatible with any third party SNMP monitoring software or the Algo 8300 IP Endpoint Supervisor (Controller).
  • Internal memory of 1GB for uploading custom WAV files (e.g. tones, alerts, recorded messages, etc.). Also pre-loaded with several ring tones for loud ringing including bell, chime, gong, buzzer, warble, and barking dogs.
  • Multiple SIP registrations for Page (50), Emergency Alert (10) and Ring (10) extensions.
  • Programmable relay (dry contact) input or output, supporting Algo 1202 and 1203 illuminated and supervised wall buttons, in addition to Algo 8128 / 8138 strobe lights and 1127 Visual Alerter.
  • Microphone for hands-free talkback / intercom.
  • Ambient Noise Compensation for automatic speaker volume control based on background noise levels.
  • UL/CSA, FCC and CE certified
  • Dimensions: 7″ x 4″ x 2.6″ (17.8cm x 10.2cm x 6.5cm).

Specifications

Power
Power Input: PoE (IEEE 802.3af Class 0) 48V, 12.95W
Max Power: 12.95W
Idle Power: Nominal 2.5W
 
SIP
SIP Extensions:

  • 50 Page (Capable of hands-free talkback)
  • 10 Emergency Alert
  • 10 Ring
SIP Signalling/Transport Protocols: UDP, TCP, TLS, RTP, SRTP
 
Multicast & Third-Party Compatibility
RTP Multicast (Send and Receive 50 Zones)
Singlewire InformaCast (additional license required) 
 
Configuration & Provisioning
Configuration: Web interface or provisioning server
Web Interface: HTTP, HTTPS
Provisioning: TFTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS
DHCP Options 66, 150, 160
Reboot via SIP ‘check-sync’
Supervision: Compatible with any third party SNMP monitoring software or the Algo 8300 Controller.
 
Networking
Networking: IPv4, DHCP, VLAN
Link Layer: LLDP, CDP
QoS: DSCP
NAT: STUN, TURN, CRLF Keep Alive, SIP Outbound
Address Resolution: DNS, SRV Record
Redundancy: Secondary and tertiary SIP server
Time: NTP Server (up to four)
 
Audio
SPL: 106 dBA at 1m (120 dBA with 1186 horn)
Microphone: Omnidirectional – talkback and ambient noise monitoring
Audio Codecs: G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 Wideband
Audio Memory: 1 GByte audio storage
 
Input/Output
Relay Input: Normally open or normally closed dry contact supervision using Algo 1202 Call Button, 1203 Call Switch, 1204 Volume Control or EOL resistor termination
Relay Output:  Max 30 V 50 mA (normally open)
* Note: The Relay Input and Relay Output features share the same pins on the terminal block, which must be configured as either an input or output. Thus, only one of these two functions can be used per device (not both).
Relay Input Current Draw Detection Thresholds:ActiveIdleTamper
Normally Open>4mA<4mAN/A
Normally Open with Supervision>20mA4-20mA<4mA
Normally Closed<4mA>4mAN/A
Normally Closed with Supervision4-20mA>20mA<4mA

Nominal 12V source, current limited to 40mA

Typical supervision resistor value = 1k ohm

 
Environmental & Mechanical
Environmental: 0 to + 40 °C (32 to 104 °F); 10-95% RHnon-condensing. Dry indoor locations only.
Dimensions (Product): 7″ x 4″ x  2.6″ (17.8cm x 10.2cm x 6.5cm)
Weight (Product): 1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
Weight (Shipping): 1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)
 
Compliance
RoHS, CE, FCC Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, CISPR 24, CSA/UL (USA & Canada), EN60950

Applications

  • InformaCast deployments in education (e.g. classroom intercom speaker) and other commercial environments requiring a PA system such as an office, retail store, lunch / break rooms, etc.
  • IP loud ringing / ringer or night bell to avoid missed calls in noisy locations or where employees are wearing hearing protection (e.g., machine shop, garage, kitchen, retail store, night club, restaurant, etc.). For higher noise or outdoor applications (e.g. manufacturing plant, utility, warehouse, car lot, yard, farm, etc.) combine the 8180-IC with the analog weatherproof 1186 Horn Speaker (8 ohm) or alternatively use the outdoor rated 8186-IC Algo InformaCast IP Horn Speaker.
  • Mass notification for emergency (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, reverse evacuation), safety (e.g., medical, workplace accident), security events (e.g. OSHA or similar workplace regulations).
  • Schedule announcements / tones to play automatically with the Algo 8301 scheduler. The 8301 will multicast audio to any model of Algo IP speaker and paging adapter. 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 InformaCast visual and audible IP endpoints to create more comprehensive public address (PA) and notification alerting solutions.
DescriptionProduct Code
Algo InformaCast IP Wall Speaker8180-IC
Horn Speaker, 8 Ohm Weatherproof (optional, or choose 8186-IC Horn)1186
Call Button (optional)1202
Call Switch (optional)1203
Wall Mount Volume Control (optional)1204
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