Deploy Algo Endpoints to Create Zoom Phone Paging Systems
Algo IP Endpoints seamlessly deploy in Zoom phone paging systems for legacy and full IP environments. While typically deployed in education, organizations use Algo’s suite of IP endpoints in variety of verticals. Algo paging endpoints are feature-rich to deliver clear communication across the span of an entire building or enterprise. Organizations use Algo devices to extend their voice paging needs in Zoom to both indoor and outdoor locations.
There are two main methods of deploying voice paging in a Zoom environment.
- IP Enabling Legacy Paging Infrastructure. Deploy Algo IP Paging Adapters to enable Zoom communication through legacy infrastructure.
- Deploying Zoom-Compatible IP Speakers and Endpoints. Deploy a suite of Algo IP Endpoints for a full IP-based communication system.
All Algo IP Endpoints for voice paging support multicast, allowing organizations to manage Zoom licenses effectively. In most applications, only a small number of Algo IP Endpoints will require SIP registration to Zoom. Sometimes, as few as a single device is registered. Leveraging multicast, Algo endpoints can scale the voice paging solution to any number and combination of endpoints.
IP-Enable Legacy Paging Systems with Zoom
How to retain legacy
Organizations can deploy Algo IP Paging Adapters when migrating to Zoom to maintain full functionality of a legacy system. Schools, colleges, and universities often rely on voice paging systems to communicate throughout the environment. While some facilities have adopted new paging infrastructure, Algo paging adapters ensure older technology retains functionality while integrating into Zoom.
Algo IP Paging Adapters are SIP compliant and can bridge Zoom with most legacy voice paging systems. Paging adapters ensure communication reaches classrooms, hallways, gymnasiums, and cafeterias. There are several benefits to using Algo paging adapters to merge Zoom with legacy infrastructure, including wideband audio, multicast functionality, and network configuration. Algo also provides several supervision tools to monitor the health and performance of paging adapters, further simplifying device management.
What is required to retain legacy infrastructure?
Retaining an existing paging system while bringing it to Zoom comes down to compatibility and integration requirements. The type and number of amplifiers used in the environment may dictate which paging adapter is required. Typically, Algo IP Paging Adapters deploy in a 1:1 ratio, with one Algo paging adapter per amplifier. If more than one amplifier is used, organizations can deploy multiple paging adapters. In most applications, a simple voice paging solutions requires Algo’s standard paging adapter. When amplifiers have zoning technology for paging in select areas, organizations can deploy Algo’s zone paging adapter to retain channels.
Explore which paging adapter is right for you.
Deploying Zoom-Compatible IP Speakers and Endpoints
IP Speakers for Zoom
Organizations deploy Algo IP Speakers in Zoom environments future-proof voice paging systems for schools, hospitals, and other facilities. A full IP-based voice paging system allows organizations to make the most of Algo IP Speakers. With a variety of functions and features, organizations can use Algo speakers to their fullest potential for IP paging.
Algo IP Speakers have a rich feature set, including wideband audio, ambient noise detection, and two-way talk. Algo speakers enable users to fully embrace voice paging in their Zoom environment. Education institutions deploy Algo IP Speakers for environments of any scale, from schools to colleges to universities.
Organizations can easily configure Algo IP Speakers, which are network devices, via the intuitive web interface. As IP-based devices, organizations can supervise Algo speakers, monitoring for functionality and online status. Users can easily manage Algo speakers, adjusting volume settings to suit specific environments.
In addition, Algo speakers do not need any additional server or hard-end software to function. As self-amplified endpoints, Algo speakers require no external amplifier to deliver clear, crisp audio for Zoom.
Multiple Speaker Types for Voice Paging
Algo IP Speakers for Zoom phone paging include a broad portfolio. Algo’s portfolio includes solutions for indoor and outdoor applications as well as for loud and noise changing environments. Algo speakers build versatile and customized voice paging environments to meet the needs of specific Zoom environments. With wideband audio, each Algo speaker brings unique features and functionality to enhance voice paging in diverse Zoom environments. Horn speakers can ensure a Zoom voice page is heard loud and clear over background noise or in outdoor locations. Ceiling speakers are designed to deliver clear, crisp audio, removing hum or static from a voice page.
Some Algo IP Speakers also have additional features, such as LED lights. Embedded LEDs flash in conjunction with the playing of a voice page, further alerting that a communication in process.
Advantages of Using Algo IP Endpoints for Zoom Phone Paging Systems
○ Seamless Integration and Compatibility for Voice Paging with Zoom
As Zoom-compatible devices, Algo IP Endpoints allow organizations to enrich their system both in cloud- and premise-based platforms. Together, Algo and Zoom create a very powerful system that delivers rich voice paging solutions to large audiences.
○ Deliver Wideband Audio for Voice Paging in Zoom
Zoom operates with wideband audio functionality to deliver clear audio through any compatible speaker. As Algo IP Endpoints support wideband audio, speech intelligibility is easily achieved. For legacy environments, Algo paging adapters deliver intelligible voice pages to analog speakers.
○ Multicast Voice Paging in Zoom
Multicasting in a Zoom environment, when combined with any number or type of Algo IP Endpoint, offers a straightforward solution to cost-effectively broadcast and communicate to all corners of a building or environment. Organizations can configure any Algo IP Endpoint as a multicast sender within Zoom. Algo sender devices ensure voice paging can reach widespread through any large or small facility.
Users migrating to Zoom leverage Algo’s multicast feature for core IP paging in both legacy and IP-based ecosystems. Users can easily send a Zoom voice page to one or many paging adapters or other IP devices based on configured zones. A Zoom environment can accommodate up to 50 zones, allowing easy expansion and adaptation to different areas within an organization.
○ Schedule Pre-recorded Announcements and Notifications in Zoom
The Algo 8301 IP Paging Adapter is equipped with advanced calendaring functionality. Organizations can easily schedule their Zoom communication for any day, month, and even year. Whether in legacy or full IP, organizations deploy the 8301 for easy calendaring functionality. The calendaring feature provides enhanced flexibility, allowing organizations to customize their Zoom communication system. With 1GB of space provided, users can upload pre-recorded messages and announcements as a WAV file.
○ Embedded Microphone
With an embedded microphone in every Algo speaker, users can make full use of Algo speakers in a Zoom environment. The embedded mic serves two functions: ambient noise detection and two-way talk.
The embedded mic detects ambient noise, self-adjusting the audio output to ensure Zoom voice pages are heard. The ambient noise compensation functionality enables Algo speakers to adjust to the ideal sound volume based on the background noise of an environment.
In settings where communication needs to be established with the audience, organizations can engage in two-way talk via Zoom with those standing near IP speakers. Two-way talk enables admin personnel to receive critical information and establish clear communication in emergencies.
○ Smart Relay & Accessories
Relay inputs and outputs are common features on Algo IP Endpoints. Algo’s smart relay solution powers, activates and supervises buttons and accessories through a relay connection. The smart relay expands the connectivity and capabilities of Algo endpoints within a Zoom One voice paging system.