Intercoms are also making the transition to digital networked signal processing. We review one which is a pure IP device while the other is a hybrid combining a variety of technologies to provide open frame functionality.
AIPHONE AX INTEGRATED SYSTEM
The AX Series offers integration into existing security systems including CCTV, electronic access control and CO Lines. The system supports up to eight master stations and 120 sub-stations all wired on CAT-5. The AX Series is PC programmable so system communication and functionality is set-up in a snap.
Other features include: Call Transfer, Priority call-in, private communication, selective contacts for door strikes or camera call up, outside telephone line forwarding and scan monitoring. HID® ProxPoint® Plus embedded audio-video door stations are also available to create a complete all-in-one solution.
AX is comprised of door stations, master stations, Central Exchange Units (CEU), power supplies and other external connections which may be configured to provide a network-based open architecture solution.
The heart of the system is the exchange unit which is a network-type appliance which can be wall, desk or rack mounted.
AIPHONE AX-084C EXCHANGE
Audio/Video and/or Audio-only Master or Door Stations connect directly to this unit via homerun CAT-5e wiring and RJ45 jacks.
The AX-084C supports up to four master stations and up to eight door/sub stations. The AX-084C can be expanded in increments of 32 for up to 104 door/dub stations with the use of AX-320C add-on CEUs.
The CEU handles the calling and communication signals for the system, as well as providing selective door release outputs, video outputs, DVR trigger outputs, and CO line transfer output. System set-up and a variety of functions are programmed in the CEU with the use of the supplied software.
Power is applied directly to the CEU via two PS-2420UL power supplies. The serial connection is for uploading the system programming, for raw RS232 data output, or for system monitoring via the supplied program.
The unit can be surface mounted to a wall, desk mounted, or mounted in a standard 19” EIA rack using the supplied mounting brackets.
AX System features include:
CAT-5e wiring from each station
Up to 8 masters and 120 remote stations
Two talk channels
PTT or VOX operation
Master-to-master selective calling
All Call between master stations only
Masters available with 3.5" color TFT LCD
Composite video output from CEU and master station
Standard or priority call levels from door stations
Electronic access control integration*
CCTV system integration*
Selective remote control (e.g. door release)
PC interface for programming and event logging
Scan monitoring of selected remote stations
Rack or wall mountable CEU
Calls queued in order of priority and call-in time
Compatible with IE Series door stations
Optional features: headset, footswitch,
call transfer to telephone and PC remote control (Interface requires custom program not supplied by Aiphone)
The IPW-1A offers voice-quality Intercom function over standard IP based networks. Designed specifically to integrate seamlessly into a new or existing LAN / WAN infrastructure, the IPW-1A system is capable of supporting hundreds of stations. Providing intercom/paging solutions to a large variety of applications including commercial, industrial, residential, general security, office, and institutional.
Key features include:
Cost-effective multi-master (PC-based) based design
Compatible with IE Series sub stations and AX-DM
Scalable to hundreds of stations / locations
Works with standard wired and wireless network infrastructure. (LAN/WAN)
Digital audio recording and playback capability via included software.
Relay output for remote release (N/O or N/C)
Up to 387'/(2 CONDUCTOR 22AWG); 980'/(2 CONDUCTOR 18AWG) between door station and IPW-1A
One year warranty effective when device is deployed
Input Voltage: Use Aiphone PT-1211C (included); 15-24V AC/DC
Network Interface: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (Auto detection) RJ-45
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