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Analogue Intercom Systems

Analogue Intercom Systems

“Analogue Intercom systems tend to be wired using twisted pair cable. Traditionally, 1-pair or 2-pair telephone type cable (typically to BT spec. CW1308) was used to connect each user intercom station to the central exchange equipment. However, with the advent of wired computer networks came an abundance of Cat5/6 cable which features 4 twisted pairs and which may also be used to provide connectivity for one or more analogue intercom user stations. The wired intercom provides very reliable service with very little down time due to network communications issues”

Analogue Intercom systems:

AlphaCom

AlphaCom XE Intercom Exchange

The AlphaCom XE Intercom Exchange is the most powerful and flexible communication platform on the market enabling your security system to act in the most effective and fastest possible way during critical situations.

With AlphaCom XE audio servers, flexibility is key. You can have just a few or thousands of users spread around different locations. Thanks to its open, modular design and scalable architecture, AlphaCom XE has the flexibility to grow with your business and adapt to your long term needs. The system can be tailored to support applications of almost unlimited specificity and complexity.

STENTOFON’s CCoIP® (Critical Communication over IP) implies the employment of Voice over IP applications required in critical situations. AlphaCom XE is designed with CCoIP incorporation which ensures the delivery of instant and secure voice and data services. The AlphaCom XE system provides carrier class system availability and protects resources in an IP environment by using embedded IP security mechanisms. The main security mechanisms used are restricted management access, separate management interface, internal firewall, integrity check (MD5), virtual LAN (IEEE 802.1Q) and network access control (IEEE 802.1X).

Features:

  • Analogue or IP Stations
  • Multiple Exchanges can be linked
  • 4 Exchange sizes cover all requirements
    • AlphaCom XE1 – Supports 552 IP Intercom Stations, Energey Saving with a Power Consumption of Max 4W
    • AlphaCom XE7 – Supports 552 IP intercom stations and 36 analog intercom stations with SIM card based software configuration and disaster
    • AlphaCom XE20 –  Supports 552 IP intercom stations and 102 analog intercom stations with SIM card based software configuration and disaster
    • AlphaCom XE26 – Supports 552 IP intercom stations and 138 analog intercom stations with SIM card based software configuration and disaster
  • One site or Multiple sites
  • Interface to CCTV, Telephone
  • Audio Recording

IP Systems

An alternative to using Analogue Intercom Systems is to make use of IP Intercom Systems , designed to handle purely VoIP traffic or, as in the case of the AlphaCom XE-series equipment, to handle both VoIP and traditional analogue intercom user stations. In the case of analogue stations, connectivity with the central exchange remains a necessity, but outstations may be connected using an existing LAN.

The STENTOFON Pulse offers High Definition voice quality, simple installation and ease of use. The IP-based system works by utilizing an existing IP network infrastructure. It employs open standards including SIP, HTTP and XML, making it simple to integrate and expand with third-party systems.

Most IP or VoIP stations are powered by the network cable using PoE (Power Over Ethernet), PoE is supplied from a network switch providing an PoE output. Sixnet PoE switches

Cable Length

With Analogue Systems be aware that line length can become an issue where the analogue system relies upon low level electrical (DC) signals to convey various conditions to the central equipment e.g. handset on/off hook, press-to-talk etc.,.  In a typical analogue system, the maximum line length (central equipment to farthest intercom user station) may be expressed as a loop resistance figure e.g. 240 Ohms (120 Ohms per wire) – this equates to a line length of approx. 1.4km using 0.5mm diam. copper conductors.

RingUK

RingUK

Here at RingUK we have a considered approach to Specifying Intercom Systems, based on methodically detailing every aspect of each client’s needs. It is then and only then that we are accurately able to design an intercom system that fulfills the exact specifications of the client.

Over the years Specifying Intercom Systems this exacting approach has enabled us to develop a solid aggregate understanding of each sector whose intercom requirements we deal with. In drawing upon this we are able to quickly develop a blueprint that we then tailor to the specifics of each client’s brief. The efficacy of this procedure means we are very rarely unable to overcome unforeseen problems – if ever.

You cannot buy experience, and it’s our experience in Specifying Intercom Systems that makes us great at adapting and thinking laterally to devise the best intercom solution for our clients. This often means taking a standard intercom system and integrating it with specialized design features to create a setup that is equal in its uniqueness to the exacting needs of the client.

This is all part of an overall standard of service that we feel is unavailable elsewhere within our industry. We place a premium on total customer satisfaction, which is why we are always looking to extend and improve our product range, and to maximize value. Our position within the industry in terms of our size, reputation and our relationship with suppliers means we are able to cut costs without cutting corners.

With many years of experience in the broadcast and communications industry, RingUK have built  up an impressive portfolio of products and knowledge from leading  manufacturers.

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Our specialist communications advice team has over 25 years of experience, specifying and commissioning communications systems that meet the objectives of our clients. Our service centres on enabling our clients with the information necessary to make an informed decision when investing in suitable communications equipment.

For more information

    Contact intercom specialists Ring UK today for professional advice about which system you should go for. We will assess your requirements and research and explain all the options available to you to help you or your client choose a perfect Intercom system that meets your needs.

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