Aiphone introduces new IS Series IP video intercom

System features video entry security, internal communication, rescue assistance, paging and bell-chime scheduling


Bellevue, WA – April 6, 2011 – Aiphone Corporation, a leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, introduces the next generation of IP video intercoms with the release of the IS Series IP Video Intercom. Aiphone strengthens its reputation for unrivaled design simplicity, technical excellence and reliability in unveiling its first video intercom to combine traditional hardwired units with network direct devices.

The IS Series is a network-based communication and all-in-one security control system featuring video entry security, internal communication, rescue assistance, paging and bell/chime scheduling. The system can unlock doors remotely on a network, assist onsite visitors from an offsite phone, broadcast emergency announcements and communicate using a standard or PC Master Station.

The IS Series allows users to identify or help individuals from another location – whether just next door, across town or on the other side of the world. The system increases staff efficiency by controlling various entrances from a central location and can easily transfer responsibilities to another location or individual. School districts, businesses or multi-building facilities can improve efficiency and decrease costs with centralized security and communication from the IS Series.

With the IS Series, Aiphone has provided all the features and capabilities distinct to the Aiphone brand, and with increased integration and scalability. One of the IS Series' most valuable and effectual features is its ability to connect multiple schools or buildings within a district or campus, allowing individuals to identify visitors from one school or campus building to another. By installing video door stations at entrances, K-12 and higher education institutions, alike, can maintain security all day on campus and keep doors locked while safely identifying visitors.

In emergency situations, announcements can be made from any office on the network. Should a problem arise in the community or campus, multiple schools and buildings in the vicinity may be quickly alerted to external threats. Monitoring individuals are able to communicate with classrooms or exterior buildings because a room station and an overhead speaker allow for easy communication between offices and faculty around the school, campus or district.

"Because they are easy to assemble and cost effective to install, we are sure that IS Series systems will become a staple in a wide breadth of educational and commercial applications," said Brad Kamcheff, Senior Marketing Specialist for Aiphone Corporation.

"For instance, K-12 schools may appreciate the cost savings of an all-in-one security and classroom communication system with bell scheduling and the ability to tie together full districts to a central point." States Kamcheff." Higher education institutions will benefit from the system's scalability and rescue assistance features. IP functions in the series enforce security in more commercial applications by keeping employees and assets safe during normal business hours and maintaining these responsibilities after hours, as well.

"The IS Series is wholly unique in that it not only guarantees all the features are synonymous with the Aiphone brand, but it crosses traditional vertical market lines and can be universally applied in virtually any market," Kamcheff concluded.

For additional information regarding the IS Series IP Video Intercom, or Aiphone and its broad assortment of products, please visit www.aiphone.com.