This unit is intended for indoor use only! NOT FOR OUTDOOR USE!
The PA1 is the Swiss Army knife of the VoIP world. Apart from making announcements to single or multiple PA1 devices, you can also use it to play music and thanks to several switchable actuators you can control a wide variety of things. Thanks to the numerous internal triggers and the possibility to control the PA1 remotely via HTTP, the possibilities are almost endless.
Here are a few details about the PA1:
The PA1 is a PA (Public Anouncement) IP/Multicast device with multiple inputs/outputs for interaction with other systems.
With PA1, you can make announcements from any Snom phone with a simple call. The PA1 is equipped with a highly efficient 4-watt amplifier (8 ohms) that can provide sound to an entire room. This integrated high-power amplifier is an ideal extension to your existing SIP telephone system to make announcements or to play background music in specific rooms, corridors and office floors. In supermarkets, airports, bus and train stations, the PA1 can be used to make announcements or conduct e-learning/webinars. In hotels, offices or hospitals, the PA1 can also be used for broadcasting.
At the rear of the PA1 you will find two 3.5 mm jacks, one input for the microphone and one output for a headset.
For the announcement function the PA1 is connected to a PBX of your choice like a normal SIP phone.
To make an announcement, the PA1 is called from any SIP phone. The PA1 will answer the call automatically so you can make your announcement. After finishing the announcement you just hang up.
By default the audio output is done via a directly connectable passive speaker. The PA1 has speaker terminals and a built-in amplifier. The power supply is as usual with VoIP phones via PoE which makes the cabling very simple.
How to set up an announcement on a Snom phone (this also applies to the PA1), via Multicast, and how to stream music via Multicast can be read here: Multicast Audio