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April 02, 2014
VoIP Supply Offers Creative New IP Products
By Casey Houser, Contributing Writer

Late last week, IP communications product provider VoIP Supply announced that it would begin offering, in its online catalog, five Algo Communications products. Algo, a manufacturer of SIP notification and IP paging devices, develops products which connect to VoIP systems and allow businesses better control over essential audio and visual notifications, intercom systems, and retail assistance.

The products VoIP Supply will handle span a variety of such notification systems. In particular, the online catalog now offers the following products:

  • Algo 8028 SIP Door Phone (News - Alert)
  • Algo 8180 IP Loud Ringer and Audio Alerter
  • Algo 1185 Weatherproof Horn Speaker
  • Algo 1202 SIP CallBox
  • Algo 8128 SIP Strobe Light

The SIP Door Phone allows guests to interact with a business official before being let inside. They can push the device's call button to alert secretaries of their presence. And if guest are allowed inside, the Algo Door Phone can interface with a locking system to unlock a business's door.

The IP Loud Ringer works as a loud speaker that can play back pre-recorded or custom audio files. It can amplify notifications up to 20 times louder than a typical telephone speaker, and it includes Algo's SoundSure technology that compensates for room volume to determine the necessary notification amplitude at all times.

While the Loud Ringer can work alone, it can also pair with the Weatherproof Horn Speaker to amplify announcements for louder work environments. For use in areas like machine shops and factories where there can be a lot of noise, this speaker draws its power from the Loud Ringer and can transmit any signals sent through its parent device. Therefore, it has access to any personalized announcements or built in sounds the Loud Ringer would otherwise already be capable of amplifying.

Businesses can use the SIP CallBox in a variety of settings. Among other situations, retail customers can push the device's main button to alert customer service that they need assistance; schools can use it to alert staff that there is a campus emergency; and workplace employees can use the CallBox to notify management that there is a medical emergency. The device includes a light, so it can be seen in low-visibility environments, and it flashes when it is active.

Finally, the SIP Strobe Light is made for emergency situations. Its high-intensity LED emits a strobe light that lasts up to 200 times longer than typical Xenon strobes. Businesses can manage the device through a company network, turning it on and off at will, and changing the speed of its flash pattern to suit specific situations. It compliments other noise-based notifications systems by alerting people of notable situations or emergencies in loud environments.

Edited by Alisen Downey
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