Connecting With Communications

The Issues and Solutions Go Beyond Alarm Reporting

Bosch Security Systems’ Conettix D6100 Communications Receiver/Gateway provides alarm communications over two public switched telephone network (PSTN) lines, enabling higher security and greater convenience than single-line receivers. The second line can be used as a backup and allows the D6100 to accept reports from more accounts so more data gets through and there are fewer busy signals.

The D6100’s compact, economical design is well-suited for a variety of dealer and end-user applications, such as small central stations, gated communities, or security offices.

Its digital signal processing analyzes incoming signals for more reliable and more flexible performance. It accepts signals even if they don’t match the expected acknowledge tone, so signals are more likely to be received and processed from panels that are programmed incorrectly and from systems that may be having difficulty communicating.

The D6100 provides two-way audio, and connects to an automation system, programming software, and a printer. It also features two programmable inputs and outputs and a menu-driven keypad for easy programming.
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IDA Corporation manufactures Land Mobile Radio equipment. The Model 24-66 VoIP Mini Console Multi-Site Base Remote Controller builds on the company’s 24-66 VoIP platform. The “Mini Console” allows control of up to six separate base station radios via Ethernet connection.

Dispatch radio users can accomplish remote control throughout their communications network without costly leased lines or expensive cabling. The Model 24-66 design provides an industry exclusive any button /any function programmability. The VoIP Mini Console can be configured for specific customer needs, be it trunking or conventional, local networks or the World Wide Web.

DICE Corporation has collaborated with Cellularm Inc. to enable central stations to secure backup communications. DICE clients can now utilize long-range radio or “Alarm over IP” (AoIP) service to backup alarm signals using a Cellularm MeshWorks secure network. The backup monitoring network ensures redundancy, allowing for multiple paths of communication and a secure way to continue monitoring alarms when telephone and cellular routes fail.

For a central station running on DICE, starting a Cellularm MeshWorks network requires a Cellularm receiving site with an outside antennae and an Internet connection. The intelligent 2 –way radio network site can be activated anywhere in the country with minimal setup and allows dealers to install UL listed (Grade AA for burglar) and fire alarm systems, without any telephone lines. Sites have been established in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Phoenix. For more info, visit

Napco Security Systems Inc.’s new rack-mounted Netlink UL listed TCP/ IP Central Station Receiver addresses the increasing need for central stations to adopt new receiver technologies to combat the widespread adoption of VoIP. In full compliance with UL central station applications requiring primary and mirrored backup receivers, two Netlink UL receivers can be installed at the same cost as a single traditional receiver. Both Netlink TCP/IP UL Receivers are connected to each other with a network crossover cable, where the mirrored receiver serves as a “hot backup,” duplicate receiver.

On the subscriber side, additional products have been added to the Netlink and StarLink lines. Napco’s NetLink Net-Comm is a programmable control panel module that reports alarm signals over a TCP/IP-based network. This communicator universally works with all brands of control panels and data is securely transmitted by using both NIST/AES encryption and dynamic IP addressing. The NetLink Net-Comm can be used as either a primary or backup alarm reporting system.
Regardless of alarm panel brand, Napco’s StarLink RF Wireless Backup Unit (SL1/12) will report alarm conditions to any central station. StarLink backup radio coverage spans the United States, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit

DICESVoIP, which is Quintron’s mission critical voice communications system, lets users experience virtual communications anywhere in the world from their computer. The Quintron DICESVoIP system is a redundant Ethernet architecture that integrates traditional TDM and VoIP applications. The features of DICESVoIP system include: server-based design technology with optional redundancy, T1 Gateway allowing legacy analog circuit integration (including telephone, public address, and radio circuits with microphone push-to-talk capability), among others. For more information, visit