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What is the model number of the V-tech phone system?
In most cases, if you just need intercome capability to all phones, that is built in. But if you are looking for an overhead paging type of system, they tend to be harder to find. Logically, all you would need is an extension with a loudspeaker connected to it. But in practice, PA systems offer a throwback to 20 year old standards, or needlessly complex configurations. The challenge is that any phone system provider is going to look at you like you have three heads if you tell them you don't want to spend $10k on it. But there is no need for that. With VOIP, you can spend a few hundred and get what you need as long as you don't mind running an Ethernet cable (meaning if you have an existing analog system in your ceiling, you are probably best off not using it in this case)
Many—but not all—VoIP phone systems recognize VoIP paging solutions as regular endpoints, just as they would a VoIP phone. For smaller deployments, this feature is effective if you want to install a couple of speakers for simple paging
Thank you for the info. With this system, since it has some paging functionality built in that doesn't really do what you want, you'll have to be creative. The built in paging only allows paging groups to be assigned to v-tech wired telephones - it is very limited.
Have you considered, or would you consider, just having a standalone paging system? Meaning something very simple - using a microphone and a speaker? I know it sounds pretty low tech, but your current system just won't do it.