VOX400, Alarm Activated MP3 Message Player
The new Voice Off can be triggered to play stored MP3 sound files using a hard-wired trigger such as a door contact or PIR or by software, using its new network connection or even by its RS485 input with an access control system.
VoiceOff is an affordable, professional hardware solution to play messages or sounds to welcome, warn or inform people.
It can be triggered to play one of its on-board MP3 sound files using a hard-wired trigger such as a door contact or PIR, by software, using its new network connection or via its RS485 input by interfacing it with an access control system.
The sound files are stored inside the VOX400 on a microSD card in MP3 format and the local file storage means messages are played instantly without any network delay. These sound files can be messages, alarm sounds, music or a mixture of all of them. You then can trigger the VoiceOFF to play the appropriate message or sound depending on your application, it can store and play 10K individual sound files making it more than capable of the most demanding installs.
A shop might use the VOX400 for example to play a welcome and special offer messages, an industrial unit may have a VOX400 in a yard area warning off intruders at night by saying
"This area is protected by CCTV".
A hospital might use it to play informative messages like
"Now please wash your hands"
Many end-users and installers have there own applications such as playing "doors now closing", "alarm now setting" etc. The VOX400 is an extremely flexible product for the professional installer.
The VoiceOFF has voltage free contacts that change over whenever it plays a message. You can use these contacts by a suitable interface to control lights, access or CCTV equipment. The latest VOX400 model can be triggered and controlled with software so you can even trigger the relays remotely!
Housed in an IP65 case, it can be used either outside or inside and its built it Stereo Amp delivers 10W per channel with an adjustable volume control both on the PCB and in the free VoxPlayer Lite software bundled with the product. The VOX400 has only one speaker leaving its second 10W channel available to drive a slave speaker unit the VOX120.
The FREE software VoxPlayer Lite allows a user to select a message and then trigger the VOX400 to play it remotely via a network connection. You can also adjust the volume of the unit remotely using the software. The VoxPlayer Lite software is downloaded from a link supplied with each VOX400.
For more demanding applications we have also written VoxPlayer Pro which can control and schedule messages to be played from up to 20 different VoiceOFFs all controlled and managed independently. This is a perfect solution for playing various messages in-store in shops at times and frequencies to suit the environment. For example you could play special offer messages throughout the day and messages to say the store is closing in 10 minutes at the end of the day.
The VoxPlayer Pro software has a great pedigree and is our upgraded version of our scheduler software that has been used in bus depots to inform the public of messages relating to the station and also in retail parks such as Meadowhall informing the public with messages relating to the site.
As we write our own software if you require custom features and applications these can be added in to our software at a cost. To do this we will need written details of your request and then would quote for the work, a non-refundable deposit would be taken.
|Alarm In Connection||Screw Terminals|
|Network Connection||RJ45 Socket|
|Relay Connections||Screw Terminals|
|Audio Inputs||1x Line In|
|Audio In Connection||Phono Socket|
|Audio Outputs||1x Line Out / 1x Ext Speaker|
|Audio Out Connection||Terminal Screws|
|Speaker||10W 8 ohms|
|Memory||Micro SD Card (Supplied)|
|Current||Standby - 120mA / Working - 200mA (Max)|
|Power Connection||Screw Terminals|
|Use||IP65 for External Use|
|Dimensions||(H) 234 x (W) 188 x (D) 85mm (Inc Gland)|
Yes, The VOX120 is a slave speaker for the VoiceOff Unit and you can fit up to 4 of these. These are wired via the AUX connection.
The VoiceOff has a volume control on its PCB that can be set on installation to match your site requirements. It has 9 levels (0-8) that can also be adjusted remotely using the RS485 and Ethernet controls.
It's quite easy to record your own audio for the VoiceOff unit. You just need an audio recording device and a computer. The VoiceOff only plays audio files that are stored in the industry standard MP3 format.
Yes the VoiceOFF Scheduler software is the really easy way to get the most of your unit if you are planning to use more than 6 messages. It provides you with an uncomplicated interface to activate any of the 9999 message and sound files stored on your connected PC.
It's as simple as pressing a button! But it offers so much more too. Within seconds you can set up a schedule to send out a message of your choice when you like and as often as you like.
It's great for the following...
1. Easy management of multiple VoiceOFF devices
You can add any number of VoiceOFF devices to the software calling them a "friendly" name. You can even bookmark favourites making them faster to access.
2. Manually triggering a message when the need arises
Great for when a situation arises and you need to trigger a message fast. Eg, a homeowner suspects a prowler they can play the sound of a police siren approaching OR a CCTV operator seeing an act of vandalism is about to occur can trigger a message to scare off the vandals such as...
Warning! This area is under video surveillance 24 hours a day and trespassers will be prosecuted.
(Message code MP3B020 choose from voice ABCDEFG)
Once your favourite VoiceOFF devices and their favourite messages are set up it is fast to go to your preferred VoiceOFF device and select your chosen message, simply click on it to start playing the message in full.
3. Scheduling a variety of messages on different days and at different times
A built in scheduler function lets you program how many times to play the message how often to repeat it and the days and times during which to play it. Ideal for customer service messages in a retail store.
This store will be closing in 15 minutes, please complete your purchases & make your way to the cashiers desk.
(Message code MP3M005 choose from voice ABCDEFG)
Eg, scheduled to play once at 5.15pm Monday to Saturday.
OR Health & Safety messages repeated throughout the day in a workplace.
Please be aware, fork lift trucks may be operating in this area.
(Message code MP3F023 choose from voice ABCDEFG)
Eg, scheduled to play between 8am-7pm every hour Monday to Saturday.
You can. The latest VoiceOFF (Model VOX400 launched 2022) has an Ethernet connection so you can setup a network device of your choice to trigger a specific message. This might be via a standalone network relay (REL019) or from 3rd party devices such as a fire or alarm panel.
This network connectivity also allows you to use the VOXPlayer Pro software (pg.15) to schedule and repeat messages at your will and even remotely adjust the unit's volume. The Lite version is a free download to all VoiceOFF customers.
Yes, you can use any sound file provided that it is in the MP3 format and you have saved it using the correct file naming convention. Don't forget any file will play until the end before a new file can be played.
Yes, a secondary feature of the VoiceOFF is its useful audio amplifier, it has a phono socket accepting line-level input allowing you to deliver content from a variety of other devices. This can be used as an internal or external loudspeaker, to allow the operator to convey clear messages to visitors or even crowds within proximity to the VoiceOFF speaker. Your message will play out of the main VoiceOff unit (VOX400) as well as any slave extension speakers (VOX120) connected to it.
Voice OFF can use a micro SD card up to 32GB so you can store a great number of messages on it. 6 of these can be named to match up and be triggered by the 6 alarm inputs on the VoiceOFF PCB. You can change these as often as you like, this involves going to the VoiceOFF unit itself to remove the card and update it or replace it with a new card you have written.
If VoiceOFF is part of a larger installation you might require more than 6 messages, in which case you can connect it up to a PC and trigger a massive 9999 messages! This is especially easy when you use the VoiceOFF Scheduler software to set up your preferred routines.
Yes not 1 but 6! To get you up and running, we include some free sample messages already on the free micro SD card so your VoiceOFF works straight out of the box.
VoiceOFF is a powerful message and voice annunciator, more simply thought of as,
"an MP3 file player with its own loudspeaker system, activated by programmable alarm inputs, or via software over RS485 or LAN connection."
The VoiceOff is triggered by simply connecting any of its 6 alarm input terminals to ground or zero volts. It can also be triggered using its RS485 and Ethernet connections from other devices such as cameras or access control gear.
If you've not already purchased a VoiceOFF, you can find out more and purchase the VoiceOFF hardware through our partner site www.VoiceOFF.com.
The Voice OFF is really easy and fast to install requiring no special tools other than what is in your toolbox already. It has 4 fixing lugs, so simply use appropriate screws and wall plugs depending on the surface you are fitting the VoiceOFF to.
You will need a drill, wall plugs, screws and a screwdriver set. To cable and power the unit you will also need a power supply unit, your MP3 sound files stored on the micro SD card supplied as well as cable such as alarm or CAT5 for the alarm input triggers.
The unit requires a regulated 12V DC power supply rated at 200mA. This can be from a power supply or battery.
A common question people ask about the VoiceOff is "What happens if a message is playing and another alarm or perhaps the same alarm input is re-triggered?" The answer is the original message plays out until it reaches the end of that message. A trigger from the RS485 or Ethernet connections will override this.
The Voice OFF is fully weatherproof and can be installed in or outdoors to suit your exact requirements. The VOX400 model is usually best located at head height to attract people's attention when walking past but could easily be installed onto the ceiling or above a door.
Designed specifically for the VoiceOff unit it simply adds an extra speaker to your unit allowing you to cover a larger area.
The VoiceOFF "VOX111" is a great way to automatically play pre-recorded messages to visitors at your business.
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