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SA-Anounce - IP Audio and Text Paging
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SA-Anounce - IP Audio and Text Paging

Overview

SA-Announce provides intercom paging over Cisco IP telephones and integrates with legacy overhead paging systems out of the box. SA-Announce 2.0 uses our proven broadcast engine and adds many user-requested features. SA-Announce offers more features than any other IP telephony paging system. Not only is SA-Announce feature complete, it is built with reliability and ease of administration in mind.

Topology

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Features

  • Define groups of users which you can page as simply as calling a phone number
  • Supports both overhead intercom paging (single and multi zone systems) and text based messages to Cisco 7940, 7960, 7970 and Cisco IP Communicator phones
  • Extends existing phone systems to intercom systems with minimal installation
  • Users can access the SA-Announce Intercom system from any phone on the network
  • SA-Announce monitors active calls and prevents conversations from being interrupted by paging
  • Web interface built upon Microsoft .NET allows the user to manage call groups and send text messages
  • SA-Announce Intercom system features an easy to use web interface to manage call groups system administration
  • Internal voice packets broadcasting service allows the implementation of paging without requiring network multicast configuration if your network is not multicast enabled
  • Multicast support (new in 2.0)
  • Hoot ‘N’ Holler (instant auto-answer) page groups.(new in 2.0)
  • Secure page groups(new in 2.0)
  • Ad Hoc page groups(new in 2.0)
  • SA-Announce delivers perfect sound to hundreds of phones at once
  • Syn-Apps delivers only superbly engineered products. They all feature:
    • Windows installer, with automated configuration
    • Support for CallManager versions 3.2, 3.3, 4.x and 5.x
    • Supported IP phones – 7905, 7912, 7920, 7940, 7960, 7970, and IP Communicator
    • SQL Server or MSDE databases
    • Built-in support features, enabling us to quickly detect and correct problems if they appear

System Requirements

SA-Announce Application Server

  • Microsoft .Net 1.1
  • Windows 2000 or 2003 Server
  • Syn-Apps Core Components
  • Microsoft IIS
  • 512 megabytes of system memory
  • 1 gigabyte of hard disk space

Cisco Call Manager Support

  • Cisco Call Manager versions 3.2, 3.3, 4.x or 5.x.
  • All servers are must have the same Call Manager version and Administrative ID and password.
  • If applicable, all back-up Call Manager servers must use the same SQL SA ID and password.
  • Web Access to IP Phones can not be disabled in CallManager.
  • Cisco TSP required if using TAPI busy detection in order to enable TAPI Service Provider.