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How to Set up an Algo Device for 8x8 Service
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How to Set up an Algo Device for 8x8 Service

 

Objective

Set up an Algo device for use with 8x8 Service. This can be done through two methods:

  1. SIP Integration 
  2. Multicast Integration

SIP integration requires SIP registration. Multicast does not require SIP registration.

Applies To

  • Algo Paging and Door Intercoms
  • 8x8 Service

Procedure

Algo with 8x8 service has been tested with the following:

Algo 8180 with firmware 2.6.4 against a Poly vvx500 running 4.1.6.5216. Updated testing with Algo 8180G2 with firmware 1.6.4 and a Poly VVX350 and 5.9.7 firmware. Also verified with Algo 8188, 8373, 8301  and 8186. The screens may be slightly different but the values are all the same.

 

Note, the Algo 8180 functions differently from the Algo 8180G2, due to the functionality limitations/differences of the 8180, 8x8 recommends for new purchases the 8180G2.

Prior to Setup

This was tested with Firmware 2.6.4 on the Algo. The Algo can be either a Master/Sender or a Slave/Receiver but not both at the same time. When registering, currently it is not recommended to use/enable SRTP.

Functionality as tested

The following functionality was verified when set up per this document. 

  1. Pressing the page button on the Poly and selecting the proper group ID (Group 2 in this example).

  • All Polys set up to listen went off-hook and the page was received
  • The Algo Horn activated and the page was received/played
  1. Dialing the page extension assigned to the Algo.

  • The Algo Horn activated and received/played the page
  • Multicast phones DID NOT receive the page (no relay)

SIP Endpoint Integration

  1. Order a standard service plan for the Algo. 
  2. Order/request 3rd party SIP Credentials for the extension you set up in the 8x8 Admin Console.
  1. Log into the Algo and set the following for SIP registration (FOR SIP Integration ONLY):

  • Auth name = GUN/Username
  • Page Extension = GUN/Username
  • Auth Password = SIP Password
  • URL = unsbc.8x8.com:5299
  • Set as NON-SRTP
Setting up and Using 8x8 Group Paging in Admin Console

To enable group paging in Admin Console, follow the steps here.

SIP Registration

This step is for SIP Integration ONLY, not required for Multicast Integration. In this integration a user will dial an extension the Algo will answer and the page will be placed over the Algo. As an option, the page can be relayed to all Polys configured to listen to the Multicast page group ID.

  1. Navigate to the Control Panel.SIP1.png
  2. Click Basic Settings > SIP.
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  3. Enter the GUN into the Auth name and Extension.
  4. Enter the SIP Password into the Auth Password.
  5. Enter unsbc.8x8.com:5299 into SIP Domain.

OPTIONAL SIP with Multicast Integration

With this option after the SIP Extension is dialed and the Algo answers the page will also be relayed out to any Poly configured to listen to the page group defined.

Note the Multicast Mode MUST be Master/Slave, as the Algo is acting as the Master, not the Polys.

  1. Click Basic Settings Multicast.
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  2. Select the groups you wish the announcement to be sent to.

Multicast Setup

  1. Log into Algo to set up Multicast (For Multicast Integration ONLY).

    1. Mode = Slave/Receiver (Typical Integration)
    2. Paging/PTT = Group Page
    3. Zone = 224.0.1.116:5001 (REQUIRED/Default)
    4. Default channel = whatever group you want
    5. Priority = 24 (Poly default)
    6. Emergency = 25 (Poly Default)

This step is not required for SIP Integration, but ONLY for Multicast Integration. In this integration the Poly device will initiate the page, all Polys configured in the page group will receive as well as the Algo.

  1. Click Basic Settings Multicast.
  2. Enter the following:
  • Multicast Mode: Slave/Receiver (Typical Integration)
  • Paging/PTT: Group Paging
  • Zone: 224.0.1.116:5001 (REQUIRED IP:PORT)
  • Default Channel: Of your choice
  • Priority Channel: Group 24 (Poly Default)
  • Emergency Channel: Group 25 (Poly Default)

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8x8 Classic - Account Manager

Algo Setup for 8x8 Account Manager Users with SIP Auth

  1. Click Basic Settings > SIP.
  2. Enter the GUN into the Auth name and Extension.
  3. Enter the SIP Password into the Auth Password.
  4. Enter unsbc.8x8.com:5299 into SIP Domain.
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Multicast Setup

  1. Click Basic Settings Multicast.
  2. Enter the following:

  • Multicast Mode: Slave/Receiver
  • Paging/PTT: Group Paging
  • Zone: 224.0.1.116:5001 (REQUIRED IP:PORT)
  • Default Channel: Of your choice
  • Priority Channel: Group 24 (Poly Default)
  • Emergency Channel: Group 25 (Poly Default)

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Setting up and Using 8x8 Group Paging in Account Manager

To enable group paging in the Account Manager, follow the steps here.

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