8190S-IC Algo InformaCast IP Speaker – Clock & Visual Alerter

InformaCast IP Paging Speaker – Clock & Visual Alerter for Classroom & Commercial PA Systems

The PoE 8190S-IC is an InformaCast compliant IP paging speaker – clock and visual alerter for the classroom and other commercial public address (PA) system applications. The speaker is also a fully compliant 3rd party SIP endpoint. As a result, the 8190-IC IP paging speaker is compatible with most hosted / cloud and premise-based VoIP telephone systems.

  • Singlewire InformaCast compliant IP speaker – clock for public address (PA).
  • Secure SIP using TLS and SRTP.
  • Multicast scalable.
  • Four-speaker line array.
  • Wideband HD voice for high intelligibility speech.
  • Dynamic volume control responsive to ambient noise levels.
  • Talkback capable speaker with integrated call button.
  • Customize WAV files for emergency notification / alerting and telephone loud ringing.
  • High visibility clock.
  • Four color LEDs in amber, blue, green and red for enhanced situational awareness.
  • Configuration via user friendly web interface or auto-provisioning.
  • PoE + (IEEE 802.3at).
  • Ideal for a school or college classroom, in addition to a waiting area / room for hospitals, government offices and transport terminals (e.g., air, bus, rail), and workplace lunch or break room and cafeteria spaces.


The 8190S-IC Algo InformaCast IP Speaker – Clock & Visual Alerter is UL/CSA, FCC and CE certified. The speaker is a self-amplified PoE+ device.

A Four-Speaker Line Array Means Crisp Clear Audio

Instead of one speaker, the 8190S-IC is a four-speaker line array. The array technology in this IP paging speaker therefore delivers asymmetric sound dispersion for better distribution of audio. The speaker’s wall mount design supports the Wideband G.722 HD voice codec. Consequently, there is high intelligibility and clarity of audio from this IP speaker for voice page announcements and notification alerting. 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.


IP Visual Alerting for Enhanced Situational Awareness

School Public Address (PA) & Emergency Alerting

The 8190S-IC IP speaker – clock has a four color LED visual alerter available in the device (i.e. amber, blue, green and red). The speaker’s visual alerter enhances notification and alerting of safety, security and emergency events. Device configuration allows a visual alert color to be aligned with the speaker’s broadcast for an alert tone / announcement. For example, Amber – Shelter, Blue – Evacuate, Red – Lockdown, Green – All Clear. The LEDs can be configured to light independently or in combination to suit color choice requirements. In addition, 10 flash patterns are also available to choose from including three brightness levels to best suit any application environment.


Multi-Application SIP Extensions

Multiple SIP registrations are available on the 8190S-IC including Page / Intercom (1), 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 InformaCast IP Paging Speaker – Clock Over Any Size Building or Campus

The 8190S-IC together with other InformaCast endpoints can cover any size enterprise.

As a SIP registered endpoint, however, the 8190S-IC can receive a multicast to allow many speakers to be used. Most importantly, this endpoint can join with any number of other Algo IP speakers, paging adapters and strobe lights, and multicast supported IP telephones. There is no limit to the number of devices part of a multicast. The 8190S-IC supports RTP multicast and full zoning capability.


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 8190S-IC.

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 8188 / 8190S / legacy amp

Ambient Noise Compensation for Dynamic Volume Control & Call Button

Speaker volume can be configured via the web GUI of the endpoint. However, the 8190S-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.

The 8190S-IC backlit call button is able to call a target extension. Together with the speaker’s microphone, hands-free communication is simple using the call button (e.g., classroom intercom speaker). The microphone can also be enabled for talkback during a voice page announcement, if desired.


High Visibility Clock

The speaker’s digital clock automatically synchronizes with an NTP server as a network device. For maximum contrast, the digits are 2.3” tall and illuminated white on a black background. The clock can be dimmed for user convenience.

To sum up, the 8190S-IC is a self-amplified speaker, and no separate amplifier is required. The endpoint is powered via PoE + (IEEE 802.3at). A wall mount bracket is included for easy installation. The product is CSA/UL, FCC and CE certified.


Benefits of the Algo InformaCast IP Paging Speaker – Clock & Visual Alerter

  • Fully compliant InformaCast endpoint for simplified registration.
  • Superb audio clarity and intelligibility by way of a four-speaker line array, delivering asymmetric sound dispersion for better sound distribution.
  • All-in-one speaker – clock for public address (PA).
  • Integrated call button as classroom intercom speaker in schools and other commercial settings.
  • Multi-color LED visual alert to meet enhanced emergency notification requirements.
  • Network managed and supervised SIP and multicast endpoint.
  • Fully zone configurable via a web interface. Multicast zones are not dependent on wiring to speaker.
  • NTP server synchronization for simplified clock management.
  • PoE + (IEEE 802.3at) eliminates need for local power supply, and simplifies wiring infrastructure and management.
  • Eliminates narrowband FXS port or ATA.
  • Multi-functional speaker for voice paging, emergency notification and ring alerting. Easily integrate with the Algo 8301-IC scheduler for automatically playing tones and/or announcements for scheduled events.

Features of the Algo InformaCast IP Speaker – Clock & Visual Alerter

  • Wideband G.722 codec support for HD Voice.
  • Supports RTP multicast receive.
  • 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 / VoIP platforms.
  • 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.
  • SNMP supervision or via 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 / Intercom (1), Emergency Alert (10) and Ring (10) extensions.
  • Programmable relay (dry contact) output.
  • Programmable relay (dry contact) input for use with 1202 and 1203 illuminated and supervised wall buttons.
  • High contrast clock which automatically synchronizes with network time via NTP server for simplified management.
  • Backlit call button, capable of hands-free talkback / intercom.
  • Four discrete LEDs including Amber, Blue, Green and Red (+ White using RGB) with configurable flash patterns and intensities.
  • UL/CSA, FCC and CE certified.
  • Product Dimensions: 16″ x 8.25″ x 3″ (40.7cm x 21.0cm x 7.6cm)


Power Input: Type 2 PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at Class 0) 48V, 25.5W
Max Power: 25.5 W
Idle Power: 5-8 W, depending on time displayed on clock
SIP Extensions:

  • 1 Page/Intercom (Capable of hands-free talkback)
  • 10 Emergency Alert
  • 10 Ring
SIP Signalling/Transport Protocols: UDP, TCP, TLS, RTP, SRTP
Multicast & Third-Party Compatibility
Receive only RTP Multicast (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: IPv4, DHCP, VLAN
Link Layer: LLDP, CDP
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)
SPL: 98 dBA at 1m
Dispersion Angle: 100 – 15,000 Hz +/- 3dB
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
4 Colors Red, Blue, Green, Amber
12 LEDs of each colour
10 Patterns * 3 Brightness Levels
Relay Input: Normally open or normally closed dry contact supervision using Algo 1202 Call Button1203 Call Switch, 1204 Volume Control or EOL resistor termination.
Built-in Call Button
Relay Output:  Max 30 V 50 mA (normally open)

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% RH non-condensing.  Dry indoor locations only.
Dimensions (Product): 16″ x 8.25″ x 3″ (40.7cm x 21.0cm x 7.6cm)
Weight (Product): 5.2 lbs (2.4 kg)
Weight (Shipping): 7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)
RoHS, CE, FCC Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, CISPR 24, CSA/UL (USA & Canada), EN60950


  • InformaCast deployments in education (e.g. classroom intercom speaker) and other commercial environments requiring a PA system such as: waiting rooms / areas in transport terminals (e.g. airport, bus and train stations), hospitals and government offices. In addition, lunch / cafeteria and fitness rooms in offices, manufacturing / plant / utilities, colleges and universities, etc.
  • 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). Associate emergency notification alerts with an LED color for enhanced situational awareness. For example, Amber – Shelter, Blue – Medical, Green – Evacuate, Red – Lockdown, White – All Clear.
  • IP loud ringing / ringer or night bell and visual alert to avoid missed calls in a higher noise environment where telephone ringing is difficult to hear.
  • Schedule announcements / tones to play automatically with the Algo 8301-IC 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.

Ordering Guide

DescriptionProduct Code
Algo InformaCast IP Speaker-Clock8190-IC
Algo InformaCast IP Speaker-Clock & Visual Alerter8190S-IC
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