Viking Releases Analog-to-IP Speaker Adapter With Talk-Back

The PSA-TB-IP analog-to-IP speaker adapter enables the re-use of analog speakers while adding talk-back capabilities.

HUDSON, Wisc. — Viking Electronics announces the release of the PSA-TB-IP analog-to-IP speaker adapter, enabling the re-use of analog speakers while adding talk-back capabilities.

The PSA-TB-IP is equipped with a microphone to enable talk-back paging and silent monitoring of the area. It also monitors ambient noise levels to automatically adjust speaker volume. The built-in 6-Watt class D amplifier can be used to drive a connected paging speaker.

“We think the new Viking model PSA-TB-IP is an easy cost-effective way to convert analog paging speakers into two-way IP talk-back speakers,” says Greg Yocom, engineering manager, Viking Electronics.

The PSA-TB-IP can be mounted magnetically to the back of an analog speaker magnet or attached with included screws to the speaker frame using the 25/70V transformer mounting holes.

The output of PSA-TB-IP is connected to the input of the paging speaker. The device is then connected to an open port on a PoE switch and uses Viking’s IP programming software to enter SIP and network credentials.

After the conversion, the speaker can then be used for two-way SIP endpoint paging or one-way multicast paging.

PSA-TB-IP Features:

  • SIP-compliant
  • PoE powered (class 3, <13 Watts)
  • Paging prioritization
  • Plays audio from standard multicast sources
  • SIP endpoint or multicast group member
  • Red call status LED indicator
  • Automatic Noise Canceling (ANC) feature for operation in noisy environments
  • Viking’s proprietary VOX switching eliminates the need for “Push to Talk” mode
  • Selectable auto-answer feature for monitoring
  • Compatible with Polycom multicast paging
  • Built-in high efficiency 6 Watt class D amplifier
  • Can drive up to six 8 ohm analog speakers for greater coverage
  • SIP/Multicast: SIP page, SIP page and zoned multicast receive
  • Support for access code to prevent unwanted SIP calls
  • Hangs up on: busy signal, time-out, or touch tone command
  • Network remote speaker volume control
  • Mounting: Magnetically attach to speaker magnet or fasten to the 25/70V transformer
    mounting holes on speaker frame
  • Chassis protects circuitry against plenum dust
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) to automatically increase ring volume to compensate for
    ambient noise
  • Diagnostics for testing microphone and speaker
  • Programmable pre-page alert tone

Check out the video below to learn more.

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