Key Features of IP Speakers for Powerful Voice Paging
Algo IP Speakers are SIP-compliant devices that integrate in most leading UC, Collaboration, Mass Notification, and VoIP telephone systems, offering a seamless voice paging solution from most common enterprise communication systems. Powerful, yet simple, Algo IP Speakers effectively scale from a single voice paging speaker to a comprehensive voice paging system. The suite of Algo IP Speakers allows organizations to extend voice paging to all areas of their premise, no matter whether the locations are indoor or outdoor, or commercial or industrial. These are the key features of Algo’s IP Speakers for voice paging:
○ Wideband Audio
Algo IP Speakers offer wideband audio (G.722 voice codec) for voice paging to enhance the clarity and intelligibility of audio messages. Wideband audio allows voice paging from Algo speakers to broadcast a voice page within a frequency range of 50 Hz to 7,000 Hz. Speech intelligibility requires a broad frequency as vowels are more easily detected in the range of 250 to 500 Hz, and consonants are more easily heard in the range of 2,000 to 4,000 Hz. With a broader frequency range, wideband audio ensures pitch, timbre, and tone come out crisper and clearer, allowing audiences to hear intonation in language more effectively.
Wideband audio enables audiences to clearly understand messages in a variety of different environments, including a single room, office, classroom, cafeteria, hallway, or across an entire enterprise. It also ensures audio clarity for outdoor locations and noisy or busy environments. Algo IP Speakers elevate the quality of voice paging announcements, making them an essential tool for effective communication and public announcements within organizations.
○ Zoning & Multicasting
For large and spacious environments, multiple speakers may be needed to appropriately distribute sound, so it’s heard throughout an organization. For large deployments, Algo IP Speakers can leverage multicast to scale any size building, campus, or enterprise.
RTP Multicast allows data or information to be sent simultaneously to numerous IP endpoints through an IP multicast stream. Algo IP Speakers can be preprogrammed to be either a multicast sender or receiver. As senders, Algo speakers can broadcast a multicast message to the network for other Algo speakers or devices to listen to and then proceed to play a corresponding message when applicable to what the speakers have been programmed to listen for.
Leveraging the multicast functionality, Algo IP Speakers can easily be arranged in zones. Zones make it easy to deliver relevant announcements and notifications to specific areas to which they are applied.
Ambient noise detection is used to ensure the correct volume output is applied based on the background noise of each environment. Algo IP Speakers can detect the ambient noise surrounding the speaker and adjust the volume to ensure messages are delivered effectively. In a loud environment where volume rises, Algo’s speakers may elevate the output to overcome the high ambient noise. In a quiet environment, Algo speakers automatically adjust the volume to be lowered as to not be overpowering. Users have the ability to set volume minimums and maximums as required by the environment.
Two-way talk is effective for offices and classrooms where communication needs to be established between an operator and the audience. Organizations can use two-way talk to ensure operators are apprised of situations within a particular area and can deliver instructions accordingly.
Algo IP Speakers are self-amplified, enabling the speakers to operate without an external amplifier.
○ Device Supervision
A key benefit of Algo IP Speakers is supervision. As the devices are network-based, Algo speakers may be supervised for real-time connectivity. There are several ways to supervise Algo IP Speakers, from on-premises supervision tools to cloud-based tools. The 8300 IP Controller allows users to oversee their Algo system locally, enabling them to check the connectivity and status of the Algo speaker.
The Algo Device Management Platform (ADMP) functions similarly; however, it offers a solution for multi-organization device management, allowing users to oversee Algo IP Speakers remotely from any location. Devices can also be monitored via their individual web interface, which also allows users to fully customize their Algo IP Speakers to meet the needs of specific environments.
○ Satellite Speaker Technology
Algo’s satellite speaker technology was developed as a cost-effective solution to expand IP paging within an environment. The 8198 IP PoE+ Ceiling Speaker & 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker are SIP compliant, multicast-capable, PoE+ network audio devices designed for live voice paging. An innovative method of connecting and supervising multiple satellite speakers reduces required network ports and cable drops while maintaining all of the benefits of IP paging.
The satellite technology reduces the required network ports and cable drops while allowing the PoE+ speakers to actively monitor the satellite speakers for functionality and connectivity. Each PoE+ speaker and corresponding satellite speaker offers the same quality of sound for effective delivery of voice paging messages. Algo satellite speakers are ideally deployed in large, open environments, including hallways, cafeterias, open common spaces, manufacturing facilities, and warehouses.
○ Flexible Deployment
Ideal configuration differs by deployment. The Algo 8196 and 8198 speakers may be deployed all as homerun IP speakers or in combination with satellite speakers. When deploying satellite speakers for IP Paging, 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.
Algo’s 8198 IP PoE+ Ceiling Speaker & 8196 IP PoE+ Horn Speaker are SIP-compliant and multicast-capable, PoE+ network audio devices often used for live voice paging. The PoE+ speakers power and monitor satellite speakers and ensure the benefits of Algo IP Speakers are retained. The 8198 can connect up to three 1198 Satellite Speakers, whereby the 8198 powers and supervises the corresponding speakers. The 8196 can also connect up to three 1196 Satellite Speakers, however, the ideal application is back-to-back, powering only a single satellite horn speaker for optimum volume output.
Deploy PoE Speakers for Voice Paging in Multiple Verticals
Algo IP Speakers are used to facilitate effective voice paging in educational settings, enabling seamless communication between administrative staff and teachers. Algo speakers create more connected educational institutions by building more effective channels of communication to enhance daily operations and ensure smooth coordination within the school community.
While most Algo IP Speakers can be utilized within an educational facility for both indoor and outdoor applications, the Algo 8190S offers a three-in-one solution specifically designed for classroom environments. The 8190S comprises a speaker, visual alerters, and clock, ensuring teachers never miss a voice page in real time.
In retail settings, Algo IP Speakers enable seamless voice paging, allowing store managers or staff to make announcements for specific promotions, sales, or store events. Algo IP Speakers offer a reliable and efficient communication solution that enhances customer service, improves staff coordination, and establishes effective communication throughout the entire store. Algo IP Speakers include drop-ceiling and surface-mount solutions to fit the design of any commercial establishment. Both speaker solutions offer wideband audio to ensure accurate and efficient speech intelligibility.
With the capability of delivering loud audio output that can reach up to 119 dB, Algo IP Speakers are effective and reliable in delivering voice paging in industrial environments. Algo speakers are designed to meet the needs of challenging environments where loud background noise may be present. The use of heavy machinery in a warehouse can often mute a standard voice page. The robust design of Algo horn speakers is ideal for industrial settings, ensuring loud audio is delivered and effectively heard in environments where noise levels are high.
In office environments, Algo IP Speakers create an effective work environment by ensuring an established communication system that encourages coordination among employees. Algo Satellite Speakers can be set up in hallways to extend the reach and reduce network drops. Individual Algo IP Speakers can be set up in individual offices for direct communication with individuals. Offices can set up Algo IP Speakers by office, department, or specific zones to effectively relay messages to target audiences, improving on the efficiency of coordination within the workplace.
Building a Voice Paging System
Voice paging systems made up of Algo IP Speakers can deliver effective and quick communication solutions. However, voice paging systems can further be enhanced with the addition of other devices featured in Algo’s portfolio. A comprehensive and reliable voice paging system, inclusive of IP speakers, paging adapters, and other Algo devices, can offer incredible versatility and customizability to meet specific environment demands or challenges.