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How to Choose a Factory Paging System
For safety and productivity reasons, a factory PA system is invaluable for broadcasting notifications to employees. A paging system for manufacturing plants can be used from everything between inclement weather, or active shooter situations, to simply getting the attention of a single employee.

We worked with the BASF, The Chemical Company, where they got a quote of $70,000 to install a wired plant paging system in one of their large plants. Installing this wired system would have required running thousands of feet of wire and the labor cost alone was over $40,000. They instead purchased a manufacturing pa system from us for less than $12,000 and installed the system themselves in a day so installation cost was also greatly reduced. The result was over $50K in savings.

Ricky Roach of BASF had this to say about working with us: "Great company and great products, I installed the Wireless Intercoms at 5 BASF plants and never had a problem and that was 6 years ago. You won't find a better or cheaper solution for intercom or emergency evacuation system. Easy to install, no maintenance, it's the best, for about a 1/10th of the cost of other systems, because it's wireless."

factory wireless pa

There are two ways to implement a plant paging system, wired and wireless:

Wired Factory Paging System

The wired plant paging  system of course has wires running from an amplifier out to each speaker. The amplifier is typically connected to an analog port on a phone system, or to a VoIP adapter if the phone system is IP-based. If you have an IP-based phone system, then you will need both an adapter to convert the signal to analog, plus an amplifier to drive the speakers. Alternatively, there are amplified SIP speakers that can connect directly to a SIP-based IP phone system.

Below is diagram of a SIP adapter and analog PA amplifier;
Warehouse PA SIP Adapter

The following diagram is an example of an analog version of one of these amplifiers.
telephone warehouse paging system

Wireless PA System for Warehouses

Wireless PA SystemThe second way is to use a wireless factory paging system, which is the simplest way plus it also provides mobility. A wireless PA system uses 2-way radio frequencies to receive transmissions. You can use your own two-way radios or you can use new handheld radios or base station intercoms for desk mount.

If in addition to broadcasting messages, you also need two-way communication, then you can place base station intercom radios around the building that workers can walk over to. You can assign a dedicated communications channel between the Wireless PA and the radios or intercoms that are contacting it, which enables you to use your radios or intercoms on a different channel for normal communications without broadcasting over the PA system.

To widen the coverage area, you can install up to two loudspeakers on a single Wireless PA receiver. As a general rule each of the speakers will cover up to 7500 feet, but we have seen greater coverage in areas that are not excessively loud. Each speaker comes with a 25 ft. cable. Cables can be extended by using standard RCA phono cables and couplers.

If you already have a wired PA in place but want to use wireless 2-way radios to make broadcasts, we have a PA Bridge that can connect to inputs on a wired amplifier.

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