Algo 8186 SIP Horn Speaker Wideband Outdoor
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).
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:
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.