Monday, August 26, 2013

Valcom VIP 8XX SIP Paging Units Small Review

Im really impressed with these little devices.  Valcom makes a pretty good little product, and this SIP 801 unit is no different.  I have put these in at several locations and found them very reliable.  Its basically paging over IP (PgoIP?).  These are really good if you need paging at a remote site when your phone system is at a main site.  Pretty handy and very easy to setup.  You can find setup manuals at www.valcom.com.  They are very cost effective also.
One particular place of implementation I did this at was at a place Where Windstream promised multicast capability across the MPLS so that a Cistera box could be used for paging.  However, it turns out Windstream couldnt deliver on their promise for multicast capability, and so this Valcom solution was put in instead.  I much prefer the Valcom over Cistera for paging anyway.

4 comments:

  1. quick question my friend, have you ever experienced ring backs with a vip 824 transmitting to an 814?
    the ring backs are constant and when you pick up the phone u get a dial tone.... hooked up an analog phone to the main line bypassing the valcom and there was no ring back there
    penny for your thought
    henrym@mia-mfg.com

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    1. Good question. I have not had that experience before. If it were me, I would call Valcom tech support. They have probably seen this before and can probably guide you in the right direction.

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  2. Which cable you have used? Is it any special cable! And, I agree with Shane I would do whatever Shane have told here. They must have seen it before. For more on cable (you need not to call tech support for this)-http://techpart.ie/products/cat-patch-networking-structured-cable/

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    1. Hey Jonathan. Sorry for the delay in response. I used just a regular patch cable for the connection to the Valcom to the switch. Nothing special.

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