Algo 8180 SIP Audio Alerter and Speaker Wideband

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Wideband IP Voice Paging, Loud Ringing & Notification Alerting PoE Wall Speaker

The 8180 SIP Audio Alerter (G2) is the next generation of the popular Algo 8180. The speaker has upgraded hardware capable of running the latest security and encryption standards, including TLS & SRTP, ensuring secure communication with hosted SIP providers.

Designed to include all the features of the original 8180, the G2 release also includes a number of new features including enhanced multicast options, use of Algo buttons, and dedicated "Emergency Alert" extensions similar to other Algo SIP endpoints such as the 8186 horn speaker, 8188/8189 ceiling speakers and 8301 Paging Adapter.

Please Note: As this G2 release now runs on a new hardware platform, note that the firmware files are different compared to the original 8180. An original 8180 can therefore not use the G2 firmware. For assistance migrating provisioning files for this new device, please contact Algo support.

The product overview below is in reference to the G2 hardware release. The orderable part no. for the product remains as ‘8180’.

The 8180 is a SIP compliant wall mount indoor speaker designed for voice paging, loud ringing, and emergency/safety/security notification and alerting. The speaker is PoE and does not require an additional amplifier. Common application environments include: classroom, factory (e.g., OSHA), warehouse, utility plant, machine shop, garage, lunch room, kitchen, etc.

Wideband G.722 codec (HD voice) support in the speaker provides optimum speech clarity and intelligibility. Voice paging and emergency announcements can be easier to understand with wideband, particularly in a noisy environment. The wideband capability of the speaker improves STI-PA intelligibility scores, which is important in meeting NFPA 72 requirements and the NEMA SB-40 2010 standard for emergency communication in education.

The 8180 speaker registers as a 3rd party SIP endpoint with most hosted / cloud or premise VoIP telephone systems. For ease and simplicity, the 8180 can announce its static or DHCP IP address so access to an intuitive web interface makes configuring the device straight forward. Additionally, the speaker supports auto-provisioning for minimal touch configuration.

For multiple speaker deployments, additional devices do not require a SIP license. A single registered speaker can be configured to multicast to any number and mix of additional Algo speakers, strobes and/or paging adapters as required, providing cost effective scalability using a minimum of network traffic. For multicast page applications, zoned paging is supported as a SIP extension (50) or as a keypress selectable zone. The 8180 supports RTP multicast, in addition to Polycom Group Page, InformaCast and Syn-Apps Revolution.

Where a IP telephone supports send/receive multicast, these devices may be configured to join the multicast including Algo IP speakers for providing additional coverage in a room/building environment. Audio will be streamed to all endpoints simultaneously. There is no limit to the number and combination of endpoints configured in a multicast.

An integrated microphone in the speaker enables talkback. The microphone also has the capability to listen for ambient noise and automatically increase page volume when necessary. This feature enables a consistent ratio of page to ambient noise level without being unnecessarily loud.

Several audio files are pre-loaded into the 8180 internal memory for loud ringing / night bell applications, however, users may also record or upload custom audio files, music, sound effects, or voice announcements if desired. Up to 10 Ring extensions are available to register on a single speaker, thereby allowing a single speaker to act as a alerter for several telephones by configuring different ring groups for each registered extension. The 8180 is typically eight times louder than a telephone speaker. If the optional 1186 Horn Speaker is used then the volume is twenty times louder. Available outputs on the 8180 include: external speaker (8 ohm), audio output for a slave amplifier, and relay output (e.g. Algo strobes or visual alerter).

Emergency Notification Alerting

For notification alerting there are two activation options available - dial an extension or connect a button to the speaker's relay input. Up to 10 Emergency Alert extensions are available to register on a single speaker allowing for different types of alerts to be activated (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, shelter, all clear, etc.). Custom WAV files can be uploaded to device memory (1GB). A Call To Cancel feature is available to allow the emergency alert to play continuously for the duration of the event, if desired. Alternatively, the alert can be configured to play for the duration of the WAV file.

Any button providing a contact closure, including the Algo 1202 and 1203, can be wired to the speaker as an alternative option for emergency alerting. Three configuration options are available to configure on the relay input:

  • Multicast an alert
  • Call a target extension and play a discrete WAV file
  • Call a target extension and have a two-way call via the speaker's microphone

Any combination and number of Algo IP endpoints can be configured as a multicast for emergency alerting to cover any size room, building, campus or enterprise.

Please contact Algo for assistance with unique applications.


  • Superb audio clarity and intelligibility
  • Network managed and supervised SIP and multicast endpoint
  • PoE (802.3af) for plug and play network connectivity - no additional amplifier needed
  • Eliminates narrowband FXS port or ATA
  • Multifunctional speaker for voice paging, emergency notification and ring alerting. Easily integrates with the Algo 8301 for automating playing tones and announcements for scheduled events


  • Wideband G.722 codec support for HD Voice
  • Multicast send or receive capability for cost effective scalability - mix with any number and variety of Algo speakers, strobes and paging adapters for more comprehensive PA and alerting solution requirements
  • Supports RTP multicast, in addition to Polycom Group Page, InformaCast (part no. 8180-IC) and Syn-Apps Revolution
  • SIP compatibility with all leading UC vendors including: Avaya, Broadsoft, Cisco, Digium/Asterisk, Mitel, Metaswitch, NEC, Polycom and Yealink to name a few
  • Configurable through web interface
  • Auto-provisioning (i.e., TFTP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS). Also supported: TLS & SRTP (secure SIP signalling and media), SIP over TCP (allows increased packet size over UDP), DNS SRV Record, and CDP/LLDP automatic VLAN assignment.
  • SNMP supervision or via the Algo 8300 Controller
  • Internal memory of 1GB for uploading custom WAV files or recorded messages for notification alerting. Pre-loaded with several ring tones including bell, chime, gong, buzzer, warble, and barking dogs
  • Multiple SIP registrations for Page (50), Emergency Alert (10) and Ring (10) extensions
  • Outputs for external speaker, slave amplifier (not isolated and balanced), or strobe/visual alerter
  • UL/CSA, FCC and CE certified
  • Dimensions: 7" x 4" x 2.6" (17.8cm x 10.2cm x 6.5cm)


  • IP loud ringer, indoors, for high noise environments or where employees are wearing hearing protection (e.g., machine shop, garage, manufacturing plant, utility, farm, etc.)
  • IP voice paging in a classroom, office, retail store, etc.
  • Multicast wide area emergency, safety and security notification alerts (e.g., lockdown, evacuation, reverse evacuation, medical emergency, safety alert, etc.). Combine with any number of Algo visual and audible IP endpoints
  • OSHA compliance
  • Scheduled or automated announcements. Using the Algo 8301 to multicast, announcements/tones can be played over any model of Algo IP speaker. For example, school (i.e., class changes, recess, playing an anthem, etc.), retail and healthcare announcements (i.e., store closing, visiting hours, etc.), and workplace shift changes, breaks, etc.
Algo Product Repair and Warranty Algo products are warranted to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 12 months from date of purchase, not to exceed 18 months from date of manufacture. A label on each product identifies the manufacturing code in the year and week format (0920YYXXXX for the twentieth week of 2009). In the unlikely event your Algo product should develop a problem, please contact Algo Technical Support first. Our team may be able to help resolve the problem over the phone, thus saving the expense and time involved with a return. In the event of a return, Algo Techical Support will issue a Ticket. Shipping to Algo is at customer expense. In-warranty product requiring repair will be remedied by replacement or repair at Algo’s sole discretion, and will be returned at no charge to customers located in the USA or Canada, shipping at Algo expense Algo Support Tel 604.454.3792 Monday to Friday 8AM to 3PM Pacific Time For any out-of-warranty product requiring repair, please contact Algo Technical Support first to determine if a repair is possible. If so, a Ticket will be issued for return of the goods. Shipping to/from Algo is at customer expense. Non-warranty repair charges will apply accordingly, and are subject to a minimum charge of $75 applicable to all returns not covered under warranty, including no fault found and bench test. Please ensure returned goods are shipped to include the original carton where possible. Freight, duty, and brokerage charges are to be prepaid. COD deliveries will not be accepted.