The VEB 21 converts a normal workstation PC into a full fledged Paging Station with additional features that never before could an ordinary paging console do. The operator now could make zone selection either from a graphical map or floor plan to assist the operator visually or from the GUI layout, similar to a paging console for button selection. The Text Streaming feature allows announcements to be entered in text, real-time or pre-stored. The text will then be synthesised into human voice and broadcasted. Text streaming assures that all announcements made are consistent in voice, pronunciation, rate of speech and loudness. VT 61 paging gooseneck microphone to be connected to the audio input of the PC is available for use with the VEB 21.