TE505 Staff & Guest Call Transmitter

Compact desktop staff & guest call transmitter for in-house paging with no written messages

  • Simple calling of clip-on, coaster, disk, or paddle pagers
  • Support for simultaneous call-by-number to an LED sign
  • Wideband-only version with a wider UHF operating range and improved housing and keypad

Product Description

The new Apollo TE505N series of desktop staff and guest call transmitters offers the same overall features as the TE205N, but with a more durable housing and a soft rubberized keypad with bright white keys for improved visibility. The TE505N Plus adds a wider operating range. With the compact TE505N WB Plus, paging is still as easy as inputting a pager number and pressing “send.” The TE505N series supports the “alert-only” paging method (aka “call-only” or “tone-only” paging) for reliable calling without a written message. It integrates seamlessly with all Apollo simplified staff and guest call pagers, including clip-on, coaster, disk, and paddle pagers. Because it adheres to standard paging protocols, the TE505N can also alert virtually any other POCSAG pager, including full-featured alphanumerics and numerics. Other features include:

  • A rugged, compact design with a small footprint: call up to 900 pagers from a single TE505N, about half the size of a small laptop computer;
  • Support for simultaneous call-by-number to an Apollo LED sign — paging the pager and displaying its number — for guest or patient call applications;
  • Powerful 1 watt output (roughly equivalent to 1/2 mile coverage in unobstructed open space), for more than ample coverage in typical indoor applications (may also be paired with an Apollo repeater or amplifier where additional coverage is needed).

The TE505N brings affordable in-house paging — with no recurring costs — to a wide range of industries and applications, including:

  • Any service desk;
  • Restaurants, lounges, bars, and coffee shops;
  • Hotels, resorts, and casinos;
  • Healthcare facilities (hospitals, doctors offices, care homes, patient or resident common areas and waiting areas);
  • Schools, colleges, and universities;
  • Automotive dealers and service centers.

When ordering, choose any model with an operating range that includes your intended paging frequency.



SKU 580
Paging Protocol / Format POCSAG
Transmitter Form Factor Compact desktop / wall mount
Transmitter Paging Methods / Message Types “Alert-Only” / “Call-Only” paging (alerts pager without a written message), Simultaneous call-by-number option (transmits pager/guest number to an LED sign)
Number of Pagers / Capcodes Supported Up to 900 pagers with auto-numbering (pager capcodes should be programmed incrementally from the starting/master capcode set in the transmitter); additional capcode slot for simultaneous call-by-number to an Apollo LED sign
Pager Baud / Bit Rates (bps) 512 / 1200 / 2400 (programmable)
Onboard Keypad Full numeric keypad with 15 soft rubberized keys, bright white (10 numeric, 5 multifunction)
External Keyboard Not supported
LCD Display Holographically-enhanced LCD with backlight, approximately 2-1/4″ x 3/4″ (57 x 19mm); 3-digit numeric display; transmission status indicator; hand programming mode status indicators
LED Indicators 1 LED lamp (illuminates during transmission)
Indicator Sounds Keypad beep (enable or disable); action confirmation beep (enable or disable)
Language Selection N/A (numeric-only display with transmission status indicator; English status indicators during hand programming mode)
Connections Power adapter input; BNC antenna input; programming port (standard DE9/DB9 9-pin D-Sub female for programming with PC via standard RS-232 serial port)
External Antenna BNC antenna included
Power Supply Standard “wall wart” power adapter
Hand Programming Features Frequency, capcodes, and baud rate programmable directly from the transmitter during hand programming mode
Message Management Features N/A (transmitter displays current pager number only)
Date & Time Features N/A (no display or transmission of date/time)
Housing Material Heavy duty ABS plastic, top and bottom, with rubberized feet
Color Black
Special Ratings & Certifications No
Additional Features Support for simultaneous call-by-number to an Apollo LED sign; heartbeat and range test modes to transmit test signals at specified intervals (can be used to trigger out-of-range alerts on pagers when heartbeat transmissions are not received)
Available Frequency Bands UHF
Bandwidth Options Operates wideband only (25 kHz efficiency)
Output Power 1 watt
Transmitter External Control Not supported (all operation via onboard controls only)
Transmitter External Paging Control Protocols No
Package Contents Transmitter; BNC antenna; power adapter; RS-232 serial programming cable with male-to-female DE9 (DB9) connectors
Warranty 1 year parts and labor

Optional: 3 year extended warranty (2 additional years); 5 year extended warranty (4 additional years)

Common Applications / Industries Automotive Dealers & Service Centers, Dispatch Centers, Facilities Maintenance & Engineering, Guest & Patient Calling, Healthcare (Hospitals, Doctors Offices, Care Homes), Hotels / Resorts / Casinos, Lobbies & Waiting Rooms, On-Site Daycare, Restaurants / Bars / POS, Schools / Colleges / Universities, Service Desks, Shipping & Storage Yards / Loading Docks, Shopping Malls, Warehouses


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