Paging in the VoIP SIP Telecom Revolution – Viking’s 40-IP

Hudson, WI, July 20, 2017 –(– The 40-IP Paging Speaker interfaces with hosted and on-premise VoIP SIP phone systems. It is designed for single zone and multicast paging, as well as interfacing with analog amplifiers and speakers.

“Viking’s new 40-IP SIP Paging Speaker addresses some of today’s biggest paging challenges. The migration to VoIP SIP has pushed paging systems to be more flexible and provide more options.” – Greg Yocom, Engineer, Viking Electronics, Inc.

The 40-IP Paging Speaker connects to compatible hosted and on-premise VoIP phone systems as a SIP endpoint device or as a part of a multicast paging group. It can broadcast regular voice pages, as well as background music, emergency alerts, and class bell/break tones. The 40-IP also has an amplified output capable of powering five additional 8 Ohm analog ceiling speakers and a line-level output for connecting to an existing amplifier or self-amplified speakers.

The 40-IP easily connects with a single CAT5/6 cable from a PoE switch. An optional security code can add an extra layer of protection against unauthorized announcements. The security code, as well as autoprovisioning and additional software features, can be enabled and customized using Viking’s free programming software.

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Viking Electronics designs and manufactures over 500 communication and security products, including VoIP and analog emergency phones, entry systems, paging interfaces, paging amplifiers, mass notification systems, hot line products, and enclosures. Many Viking products are designed to fix or add unique features to telephone or security applications, keeping costs down while maintaining ease of use. All Viking products are designed, manufactured, supported here in the USA, and are backed by a two year limited warranty. For more information, please visit:

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ISPreview Poll Finds Most UK People Are Unhappy with Adverts for Broadband Speed

London, United Kingdom, July 19, 2017 –(– A new online survey of 816 readers (conducted between 1st June and 13th July 2017) has claimed that 68% of people in the United Kingdom are unhappy with how Internet Service Providers (ISP) advertise broadband speeds (just 22% said they were happy and 10% remain undecided), although opinion is divided about the best way to fix the problem.

At present most broadband providers promote a headline speed that must be achievable by at least 10% of their customers (i.e. the fastest 10th percentile) and this figure is usually preceded by an “up to” qualifier, as well as an explanation of any limitations that may hamper the connection.

However, the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), which has recently come under pressure from MPs to improve how speeds are advertised, has started consulting upon four alternative methods to resolve the situation. Respondents were asked which of these they preferred and most (26.7%) said they favoured a median (average) speed, based on performance at peak (busy) times, but opinion is split.

* Peak-time median speed – 26.7%
* Range of peak-time speeds available to the 20th to 80th percentile of users – 19.7%
* Unsure – 16.5%
* 24-hour national median speed – 12.8%
* Keep existing method – 12.3%
* Range of 24-hour national speeds available to the 20th to 80th percentile of users – 11.7%

Separately, Ofcom requires members of their ‘Code of Practice for Residential Broadband Speeds’ to provide customers with a personal estimate of their access line speed during sign-up, although this code is only voluntary and most smaller ISPs have not joined. Nevertheless 67% of respondents to the survey confirmed that they had been provided with such an estimate.

Mark Jackson,’s Founder, said, “Most people who sign-up to a big broadband ISP today should receive a personal estimate of their speed, which makes the question of advertised performance less important. Never the less there’s a clear demand for more clarity and all of the ASA’s proposals have some merit, although it’s important to remember that no solution will ever be perfect.”

“Connection speeds can be impacted by a huge number of factors, many of which may be beyond your ISPs ability to control. For example, performance can suffer due to slow wifi, poor quality home wiring, network congestion, copper line distance and the performance of remote internet services.”

“On top of that there’s some concern that the changes might discourage ISPs from accepting new customers, particularly when people live in areas where the local network is known to be slow, because it might impact the provider’s advertised rates. Signs of this happening have already been seen and any spread risks damaging consumer choice.”

“Ultimately this is perhaps less about the accuracy of advertisements and more about managing consumer expectations. Sadly the proposals make no mention of upload speeds, which in recent years have become increasingly important,” concluded Mark.

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