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8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker

8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker

IP Horn Speaker with Algo Satellite Speaker Technology for Highly Intelligibility IP Paging, Emergency Alerting & Loud Ringing at Reduced Cost

The 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker is a SIP compliant and multicast-capable PoE+ network audio device for public address and notification. For expanded coverage, up to three satellite speakers may be connected to the 8196 speaker sharing the 16W of available audio power. The 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker is compatible with most hosted / cloud and premise-based VoIP telephone systems.


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  • Satellite speaker technology; capable to power and supervise satellite speakers.
  • PoE and PoE+ (Power over Ethernet).
  • Supports SIP, Multicast, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast, Revolution
  • Ambient noise responsive.
  • Talkback capable speaker.
  • Multicast scalable.
  • IP66 and outdoor rated.
  • Wideband and fullband audio codec support enables high intelligibility voice paging
  • Configuration via user friendly web interface or auto-provisioning.
  • Customize WAV files for emergency notification / alerting and telephone loud ringing.
  • Ideal for expanded coverage.


For large deployment of IP horn speakers in applications such as warehouses, factories, or large industrial sites, the 8196 can provide significant savings when combined with 1196 satellite speakers. For applications with high ambient noise, heavy machinery, or where ear protection is commonly worn the 16W of audio power provided by the 8196 alone when PoE+ powered provides ample sound levels to maintain high intelligibility.

Satellite speakers are connected to the 8196 in a daisy chain fashion using CAT5/CAT6 standard patch cables. Each 1196 Satellite Speaker attached is detected by the 8196 IP Speaker automatically and can be monitored for connectivity. The number of attached satellite speakers is displayed in the 8196 web GUI and also visible in the 8300 Supervision Controller, if deployed.

Power is automatically shared equally between the 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker and 1196 satellite Speakers. If 16W of audio power is available then with one satellite speaker 8W is available to each speaker. If three satellite speakers are attached then 4W are available to each speaker. As satellite speakers are attached the maximum available power level from each speaker in the 8196/1196 cluster is reduced but the operating power level is determined by configuration of the 8196 IP Speaker.

Flexible Deployment

For maximum audio output and flexibility of zoning, 8196 speakers can be deployed as pure homerun IP speakers. This is commonly applied in very loud facilities where ambient noise levels require maximum audio output.


The most common application is deploying back-to-back horn speakers, either pole or wall-mounted. The 8196/1196 are ideally suited for this environment where two speakers, each generating 8W of audio output can be deployed on a single network drop.


For expanded coverage and maximum cost savings, up to three satellite speakers may be connected to the 8196 speaker sharing the 16W of available audio power for 4W/speaker.



Audio & Power Output

When deploying satellite speakers, it is important to consider your application and maximum audio output requirements before choosing a configuration. For maximum audio output and flexibility select all homerun IP speakers, for maximum cost savings deploy three satellite speakers per IP speaker. See how the number of satellite speakers impacts audio output here


What is the Difference Between the 8196 SIP PoE+ Ceiling Speaker and the 8186 SIP Horn Speaker?


This product is covered under one or more patents, including US Patent No. 11,202,146.


Singlewire Informacast

InformaCast Compliant IP Speaker

Algo InformaCast IP endpoints are fully compliant to register seamlessly with Singlewire InformaCast for emergency notification and public address.

The Algo 8196 SIP Horn Speaker is also sold as the Algo 8196-IC InformaCast SIP Horn Speaker, a fully InformaCast Compliant 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 Algo 8196-IC InformaCast SIP Horn Speaker is compatible with most hosted / cloud and premise-based VoIP telephone systems.

The 8196-IC together with other InformaCast endpoints are scalable to meet the needs of any size project. Algo IP InformaCast compliant endpoints support multicast send or receive. As a result, many Algo IP endpoint can be deployed to cover any size building, campus, or enterprise.  There is no limit to the number of devices part of a multicast, and a minimum of network traffic activity is utilized. All features and specifications of the Algo 8196 SIP Horn Speaker remain in the Algo 8196-IC InformaCast SIP Horn Speaker.



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Power InputPoE+ IEEE (802.3af/at) 48V
Max Power25.5W
Idle PowerNominal 2.5W
SIP Extensions50 Pages
10 Alerting/Ring extensions with multicast scalability
Transport ProtocolsUDP, TCP, RTP
Multicast & Third-Party Compatibility
RTP Multicast (Send and Receive 50 Zones)
Polycom Group Page
Singlewire InformaCast (additional license required)
Syn-Apps Revolution
Digital IO
Relay InputNormally open or normally closed dry contact supervision
Compatible with Algo 1202 and 1203 Accessories
Satellite Speakers
QuantityUp to 3 x 1196 Satellite Ceiling Speaker
Speaker ConnectionsPatch cable 4 Pair UTP 24 AWG RJ45 plug terminated T568A or T568B “Straight-Through”. Maximum recommended patch cable length 50 feet (13m) between each speaker
SupervisionAuto-detection and monitoring of up to three satellite speakers
ConfigurationVia host 8196 IP Speaker web interface
Max Audio Power16 Watts (shared equally between 8196 and up to 3 x 1196)
Driver Sensitivity116 dBA 1m/1W (1kHz)
Driver Response350 – 8,300 Hz (- 10 dB)
Dispersion Angle80 degH x 50 degV (2 kHz -6 dB)
MicrophoneOmnidirectional – talkback and ambient noise monitoring
Audio CodecsG.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 Wideband, Opus 48kHz
Audio Memory1 GByte audio storage
Audio ControlsVolume, AGC, Latency, LF Cut
Anti-Feedback DelayCache to memory and release
NetworkIPv4, IPv6, DHCP, VLAN, MDNS
Link LayerLLDP, CDP
Web InterfaceHTTP, HTTPS
ProvisioningTFTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS
DHCP Options 66, 150, 160
Reboot via SIP Check-sync
NATSTUN, TURN, CRLF Keep Alive, SIP Outbound
Address ResolutionDNS, SRV Record
SupervisionSNMP V1.3, RTCP, Algo 8300
RedundancySecondary and tertiary SIP servers
Environmental & Mechanical
Satellite Speaker Connector1 x RJ45 output connector
Environmental-40 to +50° C (-40 to +122° F)
Designed to meet IP66 requirements. Suitable for outdoor and wet environments when properly installed.
Horn & EnclosureUV stabilized outdoor rated plastic with stainless steel mounting hardware
Horn Mouth Dimensions11” x 6.6” (28cm x 16.8cm)
Dimensions (Product)11” x 6.6” x 10.5” (28cm x 16.8cm x 26.7cm)
MountingWall, ceiling or double gang electrical box. Pole mount bracket available.
Aim AdjustmentThree-axis
Weight6 lb (2.7 Kg)
IEC 62368-1, IEEE 802.3-2018, RoHS, CE, FCC Class A, CISPR 32 Class A, CISPR 24, CSA/UL (USA & Canada)
This product is covered under one or more patents, including US Patent No. 11,202,146.


  • Commercial PA system for voice announcements and emergency notification / alerting.
  • IP voice paging
  • IP loud ringing/ringer or night bell to avoid missed calls in noisy locations or where employees are wearing hearing protection.
  • Emergency, safety, and security notification alerts (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, reverse evacuation, medical emergency, safety alert, etc.).
  • OSHA or workplace safety compliance.
  • Typical deployment locations:
    • Warehouse
    • Factory
    • Machine Shops
    • School Gymnasium
    • Car Lot
    • Campus

Ordering Guide

ItemProduct Code
8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker8196
8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker8196-IC
1196 Satellite Horn Speaker1196





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