Understanding IP Speaker Systems

IP speakers are becoming mainstream items in many paging, intercom, and mass notification applications to make them future proof and centrally controllable. They are usually deployed as ceiling speakers, ceiling tile speakers, or wall speakers – similar to analog speakers before.

An IP speaker is not just a speaker with a different connector. Ultimately, the Ethernet cable that brings IP to the speaker can enable a thousand connections. The IP speaker in return needs the intelligence to handle these connections and take decisions (for example, which connection to play out to the speaker). The architecture of IP-based audio distribution changes from a matrix-centric system to a distributed processing solution.

This paper will cover:

  • The pros and cons of both analog and IP speakers.

  • Network speaker design.

  • Triggered file play and priority selection of sources.

  • Turning any speaker into an IP speaker.

  • Security issues.

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