|Paging serves as a simple and inexpensive method for
organizations to communicate, notify and contact key individuals on an
effecient and timely basis.
Question: Why does my organization need a paging
On-site paging systems provide a quick and
easy way to locate or access personnel in a building regardless of its
size. On-site paging systems give the owner complete system control with no
ongoing airtime charges and can offer significant advantages over renting
pagers on a public paging system. The costs of system purchase and installation
may be less than the ongoing monthly pager rental charges from a public paging
Amplifiers located in
a wiring closet or any other place out of sight, are accessed through the
building phone system and provide speech output to speakers on a zone basis.
Zones can be established within a building based on departments or other
logical areas of a building. Speakers can be volume controlled on a group or
individual basis. The primary benefit of a paging system is the rapid
communication of important information to personnel.
Universal Voice / Data has many years of experience in the design and
deployment of paging systems for buildings of all sizes . Commercial paging
services may satisfy basic paging needs, but some organizations with critical
operations need more control over the system. Some need the ability to
prioritize timing of page delivery. Other organizations need radio coverage in
areas that are not economically justifiable for commercial carriers. We can
achieve this for you in an economically practical way. The same Systems
technicians who are installing LAN cabling may also install a paging system in
your building in the same pass. Other features that we can install include
Music Systems, Talkback systems, and feedback elimination systems all the while
using our Structured Cabling System.
What is the right system for
We offer a variety of systems
with numerous options which can accomidate any environment. No job is too big
or to small for us to install. After an on-site evaluation, we will be able to
determine which components would best for you. We will recommend and install a system to the specific
needs of your location. Your system will be reliable, durable and may be
upgraded or expanded at anytime. After the system is installed, we are here to
guide you and troubleshoot any issues you may have on configuration and use of
A few things to
To do a simple paging system you must know what you want. Do
you in fact know what you want the paging system to accomplish in your
organization? Most paging systems use a telephone for paging. If you wish to
use a telephone for paging, then you must find out if your telephone system
supports paging. You can find this out by looking in the manual of the
telephone system. If your telephone system does not support paging you might
wish to consider using a microphone for paging.
The next question is... do you wish to have
background music playing through the paging system when you are not paging?
Most paging systems have this option. Most phone systems allow you to
make paging announcements through speakers in the phones. But if you want to
reach people in places where there are no phones, or in a noisy area, you'll
need a separate paging amplifier and speakers. Most amplifiers can be connected
to your phone system with an inexpensive patch cord. Some can also handle
background music and a microphone.
Here are some general guidelines for choosing
| Figure that one speaker can
cover a radius of about 20 feet in a "normal" environment.
" If the ceiling is higher than 12 feet, or the
environment is very noisy, the coverage radius will probably be about 10 - 15
It's tempting to try to increase coverage
(and use fewer speakers) by increasing the volume, but this can be
uncomfortable, and unhealthy, for people near a speaker.
Most paging speakers are very efficient, and don't need much power to reach
Figure on about 5 - 10 watts per speaker. A 15-watt amplifier should be fine
for two or three speakers.If the distance from amplifier to speaker is more
than about 100 feet, provide a few more watts.
Use the proper
cabling for the system and plan for future expansion within the design of the
system. We can help you accomplish this by discussing your needs and evalutaing
Our staff is
knowledgeable and willing to take you to the next step. "Opening better
lines to communication" in your organization is what we are here to help
you achieve. Call Universal Voice / Data today and speak with a
project manager about your on-site paging system
needs. Our number is 704.598.6004 or send us email at
strikes, bells, horns, and sirens may not be enough. Your facility staff and
visitors need to clearly hear and understand directions that will guide them to
safety.Every business needs a system that instantly notifies personnel of an
emergency situation and that has the ability to adapt communication to send
immediate response directives. Our on-site paging systems offer
multiple ways of providing clear, distinct messages that people understand.
Voice messages can be originated manually by telephone or microphone, or
automatically from solid-state memory.
This may be
the best defense you have in keeping your staff and employees safe. If
communication is a key factor in your everyday business environment, then
on-site premise paging is a must for you.
Employee Voice Notification Systems broadcast emergency information and
evacuation/relocation directives through loudspeakers, horns, visual signs and
strobe lights conveniently installed in all areas where personnel may be
located, both indoors and outdoors.
These systems allow critical information to be distributed
faster and more completely than any other method of notification even in the
most diverse workplace.
choose Universal Voice / Data? We know how paging systems work and the proper
way to install them without any degradation of power within the system. Let's
talk about audio line distribution for example. There are many people and
companies that install an amplifier, hook up the speakers, tag on a few more at
a later date and wonder why the sound from each speaker isn't what it used to
be. The solution to this problem was borrowed from the electrical power line
distribution system years ago. When the power industry needed to make a long
distribution, a mile or two, the losses were very high due to the resistance of
the wire. The losses were calculated with the old, current squared times the DC
resistance technique. The solution was easy, make the wire larger. The short
runs of a mile where simply handled with larger wire, more copper. The current
requirements were low and the solution acceptable.