External Speakers for Ring Only.

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External Speakers for Ring Only

One of our guys in the Maintenance Department wants an External Amplified Ringer for their Cisco 7962 phones. They have 2 Cisco phones in a Mechanic’s Garage with a lot of noise from Air Tools and cannot hear the phone. The phones do flash red when ringing but they still want the external device.

I was hoping there would be something I could plug in to the phone, mount, and not have to use an ATA. In other words, I was looking for something that was a VoIP/Network Solution instead of digital to analog.

Does anyone have a suggestion?

Thanks, Tom

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Correct Answer by rob.huffman about 6 years 5 months ago

Hey Tom,

We use the Stinger Ringer (Model 196) from Dees Communications. We have used both an Analog port off a VG or ATA to power this device.This thing is super loud and works well for us. It is "line powered"

Here is a link to the actual doc:

http://www.dees.com/html/196_198.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

Correct Answer by William Bell about 6 years 5 months ago

I looked for something similar a few years ago.  No dice.  I had to leverage a "stinger ringer" and an analog port (I used VG224 but ATA VG202, etc.) to accomodate the customer need. I understand this isn't what you are looking for.  Just giving you my field experience with this type of question. Hopefully, someone has found a solution which meets your specifications.  If they have, I am sure it would be something that involves using a shared/bridged line and not in-line with the phone itself.  UNLESS, it is a Cisco manufacturing partner that has been permitted to modify the phone itself.

Good luck with your search.

Regards,
Bill

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William Bell Mon, 06/28/2010 - 09:20

I looked for something similar a few years ago.  No dice.  I had to leverage a "stinger ringer" and an analog port (I used VG224 but ATA VG202, etc.) to accomodate the customer need. I understand this isn't what you are looking for.  Just giving you my field experience with this type of question. Hopefully, someone has found a solution which meets your specifications.  If they have, I am sure it would be something that involves using a shared/bridged line and not in-line with the phone itself.  UNLESS, it is a Cisco manufacturing partner that has been permitted to modify the phone itself.

Good luck with your search.

Regards,
Bill

Bummer I was afraid of that. May I ask what model Stinger you used? Did it have the external power supply?

Why did you use a VG202 ATA? Would an ATA186 work?

Did you need another run of Ethernet? I wonder if I could config it like this

Cisco Phone>>>OFF phone Ethernet port>>>to ATA>>>analog to Stinger Ringer.

Thanks, Tom

William Bell Mon, 06/28/2010 - 09:54

Actually, I used a VG-224 because that was our design approach for analog stations in general.  I suspect others analog gateway solutions would work.  The stinger ringer was just like a regular analog phone.  At least the model I used was.  Sorry, I don't recall the exact model.  No, it (the stinger ringer) did not require its own power source.  In regards to an ethernet drop. Well that depends.  If you are adding a device to act as a gateway, then a new drop would be required.

HTH.


Regards,
Bill

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rob.huffman Mon, 06/28/2010 - 10:15

Hey Tom,

We use the Stinger Ringer (Model 196) from Dees Communications. We have used both an Analog port off a VG or ATA to power this device.This thing is super loud and works well for us. It is "line powered"

Here is a link to the actual doc:

http://www.dees.com/html/196_198.html

Hope this helps!

Rob

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