A preoccupation for us since Tesira was released has been how to make it integrate better with Vocia. Some of our customers have crafted ways of doing it in their installs, but we wanted to create something more direct for you.

With the Vocia 1.6 firmware update, Vocia amplifiers can now receive unicast CobraNet bundles from Tesira or Audia servers. That means your customers’ BGM audio channels can be sent from Tesira or Audia directly into existing Vocia amplifiers via CobraNet channels, and out through the existing speaker system. Complex, but cool.

How Tesira Works with the Vocia World

How Tesira Works with the Vocia World

Before Vocia 1.6, the BGM signals took over entire CobraNet bundles in the Vocia world, which left fewer available channels for emergency paging–the priority function of the system.

The beauty of this release is that because the BGM now flows through the Tesira or Audia servers, the intelligence inherent in the 1.6 release enables Vocia to override the incoming BGM signals to prioritize the paging messages without having to operate on fewer channels.

The Vocia VI-8 increases the interoperability with Tesira and Audia by allowing paging audio inputs (either analog audio or CobraNet from Tesira or Audia) to be routed to any assigned page code within a Vocia world. You would use this to interface with existing non-Vocia paging stations (either permanently or during cutover), with fireman’s mics or integrated voice evacuation modules, and interfacing with standard sound reinforcement systems.

Here’s an example: If you want to send a facility-wide broadcast from an auditorium using Audia or Tesira, you can take over the paging system and send your page throughout the entire Vocia world. It will override everything except priority emergency pages.

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