Algo produces Zoom certified paging adapters to seamlessly bridge Zoom IP systems to legacy paging infrastructure. Algo paging adapters emulate a page port, like what is found on a legacy PBX or key system, enabling the paging adapters to connect to traditional amplifiers. This direct connection between Algo paging adapters and traditional analog amplifiers creates a simple and easy interface to a Zoom system, allowing the paging adapter to operate as a SIP extension and multicast endpoint.
Algo manufactures IP Paging Adapters compatible with Zoom IP systems. Algo IP Paging Adapters seamlessly integrate legacy voice paging infrastructure to Zoom environments. Algo offers two types of paging adapters, both providing core functionality to bridge Zoom to legacy environments. The type of paging adapter required for an environment depends on the type of amplifier used in the analog paging system. Algo paging adapters can both SIP register into Zoom as well as be hardwired into legacy amplifiers, forming a bridge between legacy voice paging infrastructure and the Zoom system.
The 8301 IP Paging Adapter is a PoE, SIP-compliant endpoint that integrates existing traditional paging infrastructure into a VoIP environment. In a Zoom environment, the 8301 may SIP register to the Zoom platform where it emulates a page port like what is found on a legacy PBX to connect directly to an analog amplifier.
The most direct use case of the 8301 is as a bridge between IP to traditional amplifiers, seamlessly bringing a Zoom system to traditional voice paging infrastructure. However, the 8301 is often used as a multicast sender, whereby the 8301 broadcasts live or pre-recorded announcements to other Algo IP endpoints grouped into zones. With additional features, such as advanced calendaring functionality, the 8301 is commonly used in schools to schedule day-to-day announcements, bell tones to signify recess and school day end, and general announcements.
For critical voice paging, the 8301 ensures Zoom systems deliver effective and clear announcements throughout traditional infrastructure using wideband audio. The 8301 ensures speech-intelligible audio is maintained even over legacy speakers to ensure clear voice paging is heard throughout environments.
The 8373 IP Zone Paging Adapter is a PoE Zoom certified paging adapter that is specifically designed to work with zoned amplifiers. The 8373 provides zone control in a Zoom environment to existing legacy infrastructure. Containing a dry page output that connects to a traditional zone amplifier, the 8373 eliminates the need for a legacy zone controller. While the 8373 is commonly deployed to bridge VoIP zone paging to analog systems, it may also be used to add page zones to a single zone system. The 8373 allows legacy zoning to be retained in a Zoom environment.
The 8373 IP Zone Paging Adapter consists of three high-powered relays that are used for switching the output signal of a single amplifier for up to three different groups of speakers (i.e., zones / channels). This allows the 8373 to retain the three zones while bringing Zoom to the voice paging system. Where an amplifier is required to be zoned, the 8373 can switch audio and control for up to three groups of analog speakers without needing a zone controller.
Zone control relays are activated by either a SIP extension called, a multicast IP address received, or a telephone DTMF keypad input from a Zoom-compatible IP phone. For large environments that require over three zones to be retained, multiple 8373 adapters can be used to support as many page zones as required.