• DYK - The first Overhead Paging System was invented in 1910 for Hospitals by the Automatic Electric Company, a major supplier of automatic telephone switchboards.
Why Overhead Paging?
Did You Know; Did You Know; The history of Overhead Paging goes far back to the origins of Public Address (PA) in ancient Greece when Vitruvius first explored architectural acoustics in 20 BC. From the Ancient Greek era to the nineteenth century, before the invention of electric loudspeakers and amplifiers, Megaphone Cones were used by people speaking to a large audience, to make their voice project louder.
In 1910, the Automatic Electric Company of Chicago, Illinois, already a major supplier of early automatic telephone switchboards, proclaimed it had developed a loudspeaker, which it marketed under the name of the “Automatic Enunciator”.
In June 1910, a live paging demonstration was given to a group of newspaper reporters at the company's building where a speaker's "Big Voice" was transmitted to loudspeakers placed in a dozen locations "all over the building" to be heard by all!
Today, Overhead Paging and Mass Notifications systems are used in Hospitals, Hotels, Schools, Retail, Corporate Complexes, Government Facilities, Factories, and Small Offices to announce, inform, or warn of emergency notifications. Overhead Paging Systems broadcast messages or music into a room, floor, department, building, or exterior area with overhead speakers that blend into any environment for both functionality and aesthetics.
Overhead paging systems can broadcast messages to several zones without causing disruption to other departments. When not in use for paging, quiet music or insightful messages can be targeted to specific areas. IP Paging Systems also works well in conjunction with Video Surveillance Systems and Door Access Systems to help ensure safety and protect employees and customers.
Overhead Paging Benefits
• Mass Emergency Notifications
• Horn, Ringer, Warble Alert
• Indoor / Outdoor Paging
• Multi-Zone Specific Paging
• Night Ringers, Strobe Lights
• Background / Overhead Music
• Auto Ambient Noise Censoring
• Low Maintenance Cost
• Great Sound Quality
• User-Friendly Interface
Broadcasting messages across your entire organization has never been easier with Overhead Paging from Master Video.
Master Video has a wide array of Overhead Paging solutions to fit any business need. Overhead Paging and indoor/outdoor speakers can integrate with existing phone and security systems, to ensure clear, reliable communication when it really counts!
IP Paging is a more advanced form of analog paging that can integrate with existing VoIP phone systems and data networks. With an IP paging system, you can increase efficiency and better utilize the technology you already have in place. IP Paging can include IP Digital Signage Boards, IP Speakers, and more.
Healthcare Paging; Hospital noise is associated with adverse effects on patients and staff. Healthcare Overhead Paging Systems can segment the facility into as-needed areas for specific paging needs, or a Mass Notification to all patients, guests, and staff, for important announcements, like a lost child or emergency notifications like life-threatening weather alerts, fires, evacuation, or other hazards.
SIMPLE IMPLEMENTATION, SIMPLE OPERATION... SIMPLE!
“Master Video’s Overhead Paging solutions can improve productivity and simplify operations by connecting the entire facility together, to target broadcast to a select group of patients, staff, guests, or the entire facility with the touch of a button.”
Brandon Lawshe – Vice President