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SIP & IP Tannoy PA System, Public Address Over IP

If you have a IP Phone system, you have VoIP and SIP technology. If you have a VoIP platform, then welcome to the world of IP Tannoy Systems.

IP in their connection. SIP is the architecture, VoIP enabled for IP Telephone Systems. CyberData has to be the easiest Public Address over IP system to install. I am not even sure “System” is the right word to use. A system usually implies there are other manufacturer hardware parts involved.

The good news is, there is not ! The SIP and IP Tannoy System registers to the on-site or hosted SIP Server. You may know or refer to this as an IP-PBX. From your Power Over Ethernet switch, you connect a LAN cable, then run it to your IP paging endpoint.

In this post we are going to look at the CyberData V2 SIP and IP Paging Amplifier. A Loudspeaker system with 40 Watt Bull Horns.

Our full range of Public Address endpoints feature this paging Amplifier. We also have a range of Ceiling IP speakers for indoor use. If you want to jump to the full product range with pricing, click this link here.

IP Tannoy System image

The above image shows the Size of the CyberData V2 Paging Amplifier. You can mount this into a rack or comms box. Alternativley, you could purchase the outdoor model. This is housed in a external NEMA rated housing unit.

IP and SIP Amplifier: Integrate to the LAN

The first thing you need to do with the IP Tannoy, is connect it to the network. The End User will have a structured cabling system in place. More than likely Cat5e, it could be cat6. Chances are they will have a Power Over Ethernet switch.

Hook the amplifier up to the nearest network point. If your switch does not have PoE out, then use a single port PoE midspan. This is important: If you plan to use just one Bull horn loud speaker, then a standard PoE injector will do. If you plan on using TWO, then you need a high powered POE injector. This external page explains (in great detail) what Hi POE is: See this external page here

You are driving the Bull Horn Speakers direct from the AMP and POE feed. NO separate power supply for the Loudspeakers is required. 

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IP and SIP Amplifier: IP address the device

The SIP enabled IP endpoint features and RTMF button, you can see this on the front of the device. You can press this with the point of a pen. Hold it down for 3 seconds and the Amplifier will announce its IP address.

This is a quick way to note that IP address. It tells you the device is on the network. This is also an excellent way to test the audio

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Ok, so you now have the IP address. Open a web-browser on your PC, Laptop or Apple device. Then type the IP address in your website address bar. Simple hey !

You are then faced with a user name and password screen, simply type in “admin” and “admin”. You are now faced with the configuration parameters.

Register the IP Amplifier to your SIP-Server

Through the SIP settings, you need to register the device to your Cisco or Broadsoft SIP server (as an example). The IP Tannoy System is also certified by Asterisk, Lync, LG iPECS, Mitel and many more.

IP based SIP Tannoy system config

Install recap: You have quickly connected the IP Amplifier to the network. This is achieved using a single data cable (cat5e/cat6). Using PoE (Power Over Ethernet) connectivity, there was no need to source a separate power supply.

The device can be powered with standard electrical mains based power. However, you need to connect it to your switch with a network cable. It makes perfect sense to use that same cable for power. This makes the installation more flexible and supports cost savings.

Once onto the network and through its IP addressed web-page settings. You register the AMP to your SIP server. This could be an on-site or hosted Voice Over IP solution.

How does the Paging Work ?

The SIP and IP based Tannoy accepts SIP and priority and simultaneous based Multicast. Multicast is an advanced method over broadcast. Most IP-PBX’s have the ability to Multicast page. If Multicast is new to you, we advise to look into this. Alternatively, you can contact us here to discuss this subject.

Most End Users use the device for direct phone calling. The IP based Amplifier and Loudspeaker integrates to the Phone system as a SIP endpoint. It sets up as a new user and extension number. Therefore, you can pre set the device to “Auto-answer”. Place a call to its dedicated phone number (externally) or dial its SIP extension (locally).

You can then make a live announcement or trigger a stored audio file and call out message.

TWO SIP Lines / Extensions

The Loud Speaker AMP features dual SIP extensions. One can be used for your event and emergency paging. One can be used for direct calling. Or use how you prefer, depending on your own Public Address needs.

Using the Amplified Outputs

There are lots of different ways to use the SIP based Tannoy System. As mentioned above, the primary application is to direct page to the device. Have the external rated Bull Horn speakers set up outside.

There are many ways to use the on-board relay and its conenctions

Shows you the connection of the on-board relay

You can connect the CyberData Bull Horn Loud Speakers. You can connect strobes and other low current devices. You can connect existing amplifiers and loud speakers. For security, you can connect Window and door reeds to the “Sense” input and much more.

Image of the VoIP amplifier

  • The above image shows the most common set up. The AMP can drive one or two Loudspeaker horns. In the above example, the unit is driving just one 40 Watt speaker. This is driven through a standard PoE port. If you want to drive 2 Loudspeakers, you will need a High Powered PoE switch or midspan.

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  • The above shows different connection options. You could create, upload and store your own Intruder audio call out message. This could play when the Sense input port is activated. For example: You could have sensors on windows and doors. If a sensor was triggered the audio call out message would play: ” Intruder ! leave the premises NOW, the local authorities have been notified”.

image of the Loudspeaker over IP

  • If you have existing Public Address Speakers and want to bring them back to your IP-PBX. The device can also help with that. See the above image.

Lower Install Cost and Maintenance

If you look at this system, say with 2 x Bull Horn Loudspeakers. You are looking at sub £500. I am sure you could buy an analogue kit for less. Then you have to look at the wiring costs of that system. You may need to get someone in to fit it. Then you have to look at maintenance cost. Will it integrate with your IP Phone System ? Nope. Will it converge onto your already installed structured cabling ?

This outdoor in indoor based IP Tannoy System is a breeze to install and maintain. One cat5e cable connects and powers the Amplifier and Loudspeaker(s).


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