Panasonic announces IP-based video intercom system

Panasonic has launched a full IP video intercom system, aimed at meeting the increasing demand for integration between different building systems.

The IP-based model the (VL-VN1900) works with a range of devices, including networked CCTV cameras, SIP phones and network video recorders.

Using Power over Ethernet, the system can be connected using a single cable. The system supports up to 2,000 SIP devices using standard PoE, with the addition of a control box.

Ye-Un Lee, marketing manager for Panasonic Video Intercom, said, “Many new developments already have IP-based cabling installed as trunk lines, making IP video intercom systems comparatively straightforward to install. The IP-based system meets the demands of a large busy apartment building, as the system can support multiple sessions at once, unlike incumbent analogue intercom systems. For larger developments IP is also a major improvement because it can support many more devices.”

A new room monitor is also being launched as part of the system. The VL-MN1000 is a 7-in LCD capacitive touch screen which connects to a Panasonic IP camera, as well as integrating with electronic locks enabling access control straight from the monitor.

The IP video intercom system also includes new door and lobby stations, with a wide angle camera and RFID reader for entry cards, supporting for up to five cards per resident.

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