Viking Electronics’ new PSA-TB-IP analog to IP speaker adapter enables the re-use of analog speakers, while adding talk-back capabilities. “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,” said Greg Yocom, Engineering Manager, Viking Electronics. PSA-TB-IP adapter The PSA-TB-IP adapter is equipped with a microphone, to enable talk-back paging and silent monitoring of the area. It also monitors ambient noise levels, in order to automatically adjust speaker volume. The built-in 6-watt Class D amplifier can be used to drive a connected paging speaker. Users can easily mount the PSA-TB-IP magnetically to the back of an analog speaker magnet or use the included screws, to attach the unit to the speaker frame, using the 25/70V transformer mounting holes. IP Programming software Users can connect the speaker output of PSA-TB-IP to the input of the paging speaker and then, connect the PSA-TB-IP to an open port, on a PoE switch and use Viking’s IP Programming software, to enter SIP and network credentials. After the quick conversion, the speaker can be used for two-way SIP end-point paging or one-way multi-cast paging.
The same strength and reliability and durability experienced with Viking’s standard ADA compliant emergency phones is now available in a compact chassis. “All the function and long-lasting durability of a Viking emergency phone all wrapped up in a sleek compact chassis, plus – we have some new colors!” – Greg Yocom, Engineering Manager, Viking Electronics. Handsfree emergency communication When the button is pressed, the compact emergency phones automatically dial a pre-programed emergency phone number or central station number. The phones will roll to the next number if there is a busy signal or no answer, and will continue to dial until the call is answered. The red ‘Call Connected’ LED is built into the button and can be initiated manually or automatically to indicate the call was received. Viking’s compact emergency phones meet ADA standards for handsfree emergency communication in elevators, areas of refuge, or any place an emergency phone is needed. The ADA compliant phones provide a single push-button auto dialer, call indicator light, pre-recorded location announcement, and a tactile braille label. All programming parameters, including phone numbers and location numbers, are stored in non-volatile memory. The units are phone line powered, requiring no batteries or external power and are compatible with common Central Station Monitoring equipment. The compact phones are available in 6 different models: red, yellow, black, stainless steel, or blue chassis with ‘Emergency Phone’ verbiage, as well as a blue chassis with ‘Police’ verbiage.
Discreetly place emergency calls at the touch of a button with reliable emergency communication provided at fingertips of users with the PB-3-IP Panic Button from Viking Electronics. “This is what people have been asking for – it’s quick, it’s discrete, it’s reliable. People know they can trust the PB-3-IP when it counts.” said Greg Yocom, Engineering Manager, Viking Electronics. PB-3-IP Panic Button The PB-3-IP is designed for VoIP SIP systems and is PoE powered. The panic button can be programmed using Viking’s IP Programming software and receives automatic firmware updates. The versatile PB-3-IP also features an on-board relay for activating security cameras, emergency lighting, or any other device triggered by a dry-contact.The panic button can be programmed using Viking’s IP Programming software and receives automatic firmware updates The PB-3-IP panic button is designed to mount under a desk or countertop and place discreet emergency phone calls when activated. A built-in auto dialer will roll through up to 5 phone numbers until the call is answered. Silent monitoring After answering, a prerecorded location announcement is delivered to the called party and one-way audio is sent from the PB-3-IP for silent monitoring. The called party can easily engage in two-way communication after the call is connected by pressing touch tone “#”. Viking Electronics engineers and manufactures over 500 security and communication products in the USA. Products include Emergency Phones, Entry Systems, Paging Interfaces, Mass Notification Systems, Hotline Phones, Autodialers, Enclosures and more. In addition to their extensive analog line, Viking offers a large selection of IP products that are SIP compliant. Enhanced weather protection Based in Hudson, Wisconsin, in USA, the company’s legacy is of reliability and electronic innovation that spans 50+ years. Viking builds products that are designed to last and they also offer many of their products with Enhanced Weather Protection. Offering free lifetime product support they also back their products with a two-year limited warranty.
For applications requiring an extra layer of protection against moisture, vehicle exhaust, pool chemicals or extreme temperatures, Enhanced Weather Protection gives you the durability you need for years of service. Enhanced Weather Protection “A customer down in his Florida beach home just took out one of our analog EWP entry phones because he is changing to a VoIP service provider. The Viking unit was still fully functional even after 10+ years of service in that salty air.” – Greg Yocom, Senior Engineer at Viking Electronics Viking products with Enhanced Weather Protection have a circuit board that is potted in urethane or thermoplastic. The potting material won’t crack in cold weather, it provides protection against moisture and condensation, and it’s an excellent electrical insulator. In conjunction with the potting material, EWP products feature internally sealed push-to-call buttons, dip-switches, and volume control pots. Additional gaskets for the speaker, mic and faceplate make EWP compliant to an IP66 rating. EWP for door, gate entry phones Customers trust Viking’s EWP products for tough applications like ocean beach properties, swimming pools areas or in parking garages. Door and gate entry phones that are exposed to the harsh elements can also be protected with Enhanced Weather Protection.
The newest addition to Viking’s line of VoIP paging speakers is a 2’ x 2’ drop-in ceiling tile IP speaker for SIP endpoint or multicast/paging. As an added benefit it can also make standard and/or emergency SIP calls. “Why pay extra installation expenses when you can simply drop in one of the most functional VoIP SIP paging speakers on the market today?” – Greg Yocom, Viking Electronics Engineering Manager PoE Powered Paging Speaker The 22TB-IP is a PoE powered paging speaker. It can operate as a SIP endpoint device for one-way and two-way voice paging. It can also operate as a multicast paging device with the ability to receive up to 10 multicast paging streams. A hard-wired button connected to the 22TB-IP can initiate a SIP phone call. The built-in microphone enables monitoring of an area in the event a silent alarm is activated. The 22TB-IP can be programmed to automatically adjust to ambient room noise. IP Programming Software Separate audio outputs from the 22TB-IP can connect to the line level input of an external amplifier or power up to 5 additional 8 Ohm speakers or horns. An on-board form-c relay contact can be programmed using the included IP Programming software to trigger a strobe light, door strike, doorbell and more.
Viking Electronics, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of communication and security products, is excited to announce the completion of interoperability testing with Yealink, a unified communications (UC) terminal solution provider. These companies have worked cooperatively to ensure successful integration of Viking’s innovative VoIP products with Yealink’s communication solutions. A mutual dedication to quality and extensive experience in their respective fields makes this the next logical step to offering customers a well-rounded solution. "We want to thank the people at Yealink for all of their hard work and effort in assuring that our line of SIP-based products work properly with their T Series SIP Phones. I can see this being a great help to our mutual customers and installers." said Greg Yocom, Senior Engineer, Viking Electronics.