Viking Electronics has launched the PA-15 paging amplifier, capable of driving up to fifteen 8-Ohm ceiling speakers or paging horns.
“Our goal with the PA-15 was to give customers flexibility when upgrading a paging system or phone system – being able to interface with a wide array of analog ports gives customers the ability to design the system they want, not just the one they can afford,” said James Catt, engineer at Viking Electronics.
The PA-15, available via channel partners, is a 15-Watt amplifier compatible with 8-Ohm speaker systems, like Viking’s model 40AE ceiling speakers or 300AE paging horns. The PA-15 also has a line-level output for connecting to existing or larger amplifiers like Viking model PA-30 and PA-60, which are also capable of 25- and 70-Volt paging.
Voice paging with the PA-15 can be done from three common types of connections: An analog station (FXS) port, analog trunk (FXO) port and a traditional (600 Ohm) paging port. Adjustable dip switches on board the PA-15 allow you to select the compatible port. This is especially useful when working with ATAs, or other types of phone adapters common with today’s VoIP SIP phone systems.
In addition to voice paging, the PA-15 can mix in a background music source, loud ringing, night bell over paging and a door chime. These audio sources will be muted during a voice page, and have individual volume controls.