8198 SIP PoE+ Ceiling Speaker

IP Ceiling Speaker uses Satellite Extension Technology for High Intelligibility IP Paging with Reduced Cost

The 8198 IP Ceiling Speaker is a SIP compliant and multicast capable PoE+ network audio device for live voice paging, alerting, announcements and emergency notification. A patent pending method of driving and supervising multiple satellite speakers reduces required network ports and cable drops while maintaining all of the benefits of IP paging.

  • Supports SIP, Multicast, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast, Revolution, RESTful API
  • PoE and PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) compatible
  • Wideband and fullband audio codec support enables high intelligibility voice paging and excellent music capability
  • Configuration via user friendly web interface or auto-provisioning.
  • Secure SIP using TLS, SRTP, and mutual authentication
  • Ambient noise responsive

For large deployment of IP ceiling speakers in applications such as schools, retail stores, airports and offices the 8198 can provide significant savings when combined with one or more 1198 satellite speakers. For applications with high ambient noise or high ceilings the 16W of audio power provided by the 8198 alone when PoE+ powered provides ample sound levels to maintain high intelligibility.

Satellite speakers are connected to the 8198 in a daisy chain fashion using CAT5/CAT6 standard patch cables. Each 1198 Satellite Speaker attached is detected by the 8198 IP Speaker automatically and can be monitored for connectivity. The number of attached satellite speakers is displayed in the 8198 web GUI and also visible in the 8300 Supervision Controller if deployed.

Power is automatically shared equally between the 8198 IP Speaker and 1198 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 8198/1198 cluster is reduced but the operating power level is determined by configuration of the 8198 IP Speaker.

The 8198 IP Speaker and 1198 Satellite Speaker incorporate the same co-axial driver in an optimized  sealed enclosure capable of frequency response well beyond the standard G.711 codec limitations. When used with G.722 wideband (HD Voice) encoded audio or full band OPUS encoded audio these speakers offer enhanced speech intelligibility for voice paging and public address as well as excellent music reproduction.

Unless speakers are deployed in separate rooms requiring individual two way calling and zoned paging only one in four speakers will require a network connection. All four speakers will provide identical acoustical output and appear identical as well including the blue LED indicator behind the speaker grill.

Speaker layout may be in a straight line in hallways or in other patterns best suited to the space.

8198 powering three 1198s8198 powering three 1198 via PoE+

For SIP based application the 8198 like all Algo IP speakers has the capability to generate a multicast to other IP speakers which is both efficient in terms of network traffic and cost effective so that in many cases only one SIP license is required regardless of the number of speakers. However when speakers are used in applications using third party mass notification software the 8198/1198 IP/Satellite combination can also reduce license requirements by 75% on top of speaker and cabling cost reductions.

The 8198 IP Speaker contains a microphone for monitoring background noise levels for gain adjustment and enables talkback using SIP calling. While the satellite speakers do not contain microphones they will also adjust level based on the ambient noise detected by the IP speaker and in talkback mode will be silent.

The 8198/1198 IP/Satellite speaker combination is well suited for public address, alerting, emergency notification and live, pre-recorded, or scheduled paging announcements.

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 output select all 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 8198 IP PoE+ Ceiling Speaker and 8188 IP Ceiling Speaker?

 8198 IP PoE+ Ceiling Speaker8188 IP Ceiling Speaker
Audio Power (W)16W8W
Smart Relay InputYesYes
Relay InputNoYes
Satellite OutputYesNo
Satellite Speakers0 to 30
MSRP (USD)$515.00$435.00


8198 IP Speaker:

  • SIP, Multicast, Polycom Group Page, InformaCast, Revolution
  • PoE/PoE+ powered up to 16W audio
  • Co-axial wide dispersion driver
  • Web GUI configurable + centralized provisioning
  • Codec support for G.711, G.722 wideband, OPUS 48 kHz fullband
  • Unlimited zoning options
  • Multicast scalable
  • Ambient noise responsive
  • Supervisable
  • RJ45 output connector for satellite speaker(s)
  • Wiring connection cover for dust and moisture protection
  • Dual Class D amplifiers


1198 Satellite Speaker:

  • Identical appearance and performance to 8198 IP Speaker
  • RJ45 input and output connectors
  • Supervisable
PoE/PoE+ Powered: 48 V PoE IEEE 802.3af/at

Max 25.5 W – Idle nominal 2.5 W

Extensions: 50 Page & 10 Alerting/Ring extensions with multicast scalability
Transport Protocols: UDP, RTP, TCP
Security: TLS, MTLS, SRTP
Multicast Compatibility
Multicast: RTP Multicast (Send & Receive 50 zones),
Third Party Multicast: PolycomTM Group Page, SinglewireTM InformaCast, Syn-AppsTM Revolution
Digital IO
Relay Input Normally open or normally closed dry contact supervision.
Compatible with Algo 1202, 1203, and 1204 Accessories.
Satellite Speakers
Quantity: Up to 3 x 1198 Satellite Ceiling Speaker
Speaker Connections: Patch 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.
Supervision: Auto-detection and monitoring of up to three satellite speakers
Configuration: Via host 8198 IP Speaker web interface
Audio Codecs: G.711 A-law, G.711 u-law, G.722, Opus 48 kHz
Driver: 6.5” (16.5 cm) Coaxial UV stabilized
Driver Response: 55 – 18,000 Hz (- 10 dB)
Driver Sensitivity: 88 dBA 1m/1W (1 kHz)
Max Audio Power: 16 Watts (shared equally between 8198 and up to 3 x 1198)
Dispersion Angle: 140° (2 kHz -6 dB)
Audio Memory: 1 GB
Microphone: Omni-directional, talkback and ambient noise monitoring
Audio Controls: Volume, AGC, Latency, LF Cut
Anti-Feedback Delay: Cache to memory and release
Network: IPv4, IPv6, DHCP, VLAN, MDNS
Link Layer: LLDP, CDP
Web Interface: HTTP, HTTPS
Provisioning: TFTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS

DHCP Options 66, 150, 160

Reboot via SIP Check-sync


SIP Outbound

Address Resolution: DNS, SRV Record
Supervision: SNMP V1.3, RTCP, Algo 8300
Redundancy: Secondary & Tertiary SIP Servers
Environmental & Mechanical
Satellite Speaker Connector: 1 x RJ45 output connector
Environmental: 32 to 104 deg F (0 to + 40 degC); 10-95% RH non-condensing. Dry indoor locations only. (Contact Algo for extreme environments)
Dimensions: 8” (20.5cm) Diameter without trim ring,

9.8” (24.9cm) with trim ring.

Total height 7.0” (17.8cm)

Mounting: Blind mounts into 8” hole. Certified for Air Handling Spaces.
Clearance requirement of 5.5” (14.0cm) above ½” (1.27cm) gypsum board ceiling
Weight: 6 lb (2.7 Kg)
Certified Compliance
IEC 62368-1,  IEEE 802.3-2018, RoHS, CE, FCC Class A, CISPR 32 Class A, CISPR 24, CSA/UL (USA & Canada) & UL2043

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Airports
  • Retail stores
  • Public buildings
  • Campus wide notification
  • Offices

Order Codes

Description Product Code
8198 SIP Ceiling Speaker PoE+ 8198
8198 SIP Ceiling Speaker PoE+ InformaCast 8198-IC
1198 Satellite Ceiling Speaker (Max 3 per 8198) 1198
Ceiling Speaker T-Bar Bracket (optional) 8188TBR
Ceiling Speaker T-Bar 2’x2′ Panel – White (optional)
Hydrophobic Membrane Screen (optional) 8188MEM