Analog Systems Design Guide

Step 1 - Select Page Control

Page Controls are the "Brain" of the system, much like the CPU (Central Processing Unit) of a computer system and are specifically designed for telephone system integration. The Page Control Unit will be the device that provides connection points for the system inputs and the speaker audio outputs. All Page Control Units have a Background Music input, as well as an All-Call feature for Multi-Zone Page Control Units.

Easy Selection Considerations:

  • Number of Zones – Determine the number of paging zones you will have. A paging zone is a speaker or group of speakers that you want to page to separately from the rest of the system. Page Control Units have capability for supporting 1, 3, 6, or 24 zones (expandable up to 72 in 24 zone increments).
  • One-Way or Talkback/Intercom Paging
  • Special Features – Night Ring and Time Clock tones, Override Page, Group Paging, Feedback Elimination.
  • Telephone Access Method/Port – Determine What your Access Method will be.
    • A Loop Start Trunk Port (FXO)
    • A Station Port (FXS)
    • A 600 OHM Page Port (Some Multi-Zone Units will Require an Associated Dry Contact Closure Pair Along with the Page Port Audio Pair).
    • A Stand Alone Single Line Telephone Set

Each Page Control Unit can support up to 150 Valcom One-Way amplified speakers on the audio output. Additional speakers may be added to a zone by using a V-1094A. Each V-1094A allows the addition of 150 more amplified speakers to that zone.

One-Way Page Controls

Zones Model #AccessVPU's
 1 V-2000A A, C +12
 1 V-2001A A, C +20
 Up to 3 V-2003A A, B, C, D +20
 Up to 6 V-2006A A, B, C, D +30
 Up to 72 V-ACS A 0


Telephone Access Method

A - PBX Loop Start Trunk Port, FXO, Electronic Key Line Position, Dedicated Single Line Phone Set
B - PBX Ground Start Trunk Port
C - Page Port (Telephone System Dependent)
D - Page Port with dry contact closure and must pass DTMF
E - Centrex or C.O. Line, FXS, PBX Analog Station Port