Singlewire Software Announces Winners of the 2020 IP Speaker Awards


2020 IP Speaker Awards

While organizations face evolving challenges in the face of the ongoing pandemic, there is still a need for effective audio alerts that grab people’s attention and warn them about emergencies. We continue to have customers seeking IP speaker solutions that reach everyone with critical information using our InformaCast mass notification system. That’s why, for the third year in a row, we reached out to our ecosystem partners to have them share their recommended IP speaker solutions for a variety of use cases and environments.

Using the information we received, as well as feedback we’ve had from customers and experts on our team, we have awarded top prizes in various categories, including a new category recognizing the best solution for healthcare environments. All entrants are collected in the 2020 IP Speaker Guide which is available for free to download. Please note that some vendors are different than in year’s past, and not every ecosystem partner that sells IP speakers chose not to participate in this year’s program. Full details on the winners of various categories are listed below.

Best IP Speaker for Manufacturing


Speaker Model and Vendor: Algo Communication Products Ltd. 8186 SIP Horn Speaker

Attributes: This speaker can withstand a hose hit, produce audio that can be heard over the noise of loud machinery, and operate at extreme temperatures. Strobes for visual alerting are also included.

Best Healthcare IP Speaker


Speaker Model and Vendor: Advanced Network Devices IPCSHD-MB

Attributes: This speaker can integrate with other technology found in healthcare environments, meet intelligibility requirements, offers a variety of control options, including access from computers, mobile devices, and VOIP phones, and offers hands-free communication. Can enhance code alerts with the RGB flashing indicator.

Best IP Speaker for Outdoor Use


Speaker Model and Vendor: CyberData 011472 with IP66 Outdoor Horn

Attributes: This speaker can withstand harsh weather conditions, produces loud audio that can be heard during a storm, and is vandal-proof.

Best Classroom IP Speaker


Speaker Model and Vendor: AtlasIED IP-SDMF

Attributes: This speaker can be heard in noisy classroom environments, includes two-way communication, offers scrolling text, and provides the time.

Best Two-Sided IP Speaker


Speaker Model and Vendor: AtlasIED IP-DDS

Attributes: This speaker provides time with digital or analog clocks, can be heard in noisy environments, can include scrolling text, and includes a bright LED flasher for additional visual alerting.

Best IP Speaker with Large Sign Board


Speaker Model and Vendor: Advanced Network Devices IPSIGNL-RWB

Attributes: This speaker can provide the time, large text, and can be heard in a noisy environment.

Best Cost Effective, Audio-Only Speaker


Speaker Model and Vendor: Wahsega Labs, LLC Wahsega 2x2 IP Ceiling Speaker with InformaCast

Attributes: This speaker has more features than other manufacturer’s products at a better price point which includes sound reinforcement, a panic button that can call two phone numbers and relay two lockdowns for two doors. It costs $419 when used with a Wahsega Secondary.

Best IP Speaker with Visual Alerting


Speaker Model and Vendor: Advanced Network Devices IPCSL-W-RWB

Attributes: This speaker can alert people with strobes and lights, includes scrolling or static text, and is visible up to 300 ft away.

Best IP Speaker with an Analog Clock


Speaker Model and Vendor: Valcom VIP-4122-A12-IC & VIP-4171-A12-IC & VIP-429A-A-IC

Best IP Speaker Support Resources


Speaker Vendor: Advanced Network Devices

Attributes: Timely support via phone, email, and web conference.

Click the link below to download the full IP Speaker Guide for more recommended speakers in each category along with purchasing information. You can also access our 2018 and 2019 guides. All speakers listed are compatible with InformaCast mass notification software. For more information on how you can build a robust notification system that reaches all of your people, visit our Ecosystem Partner page.





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