Aiphone, the international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products, announces the next generation of video intercoms has arrived with the IX Series 2 Peer-to-Peer Video Intercoms. The new intercoms offer Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) compatibility, enhanced CCTV control, line supervision, backwards compatibility with the original IX Series and many more features and benefits to help create safer buildings with increased system flexibility. End users can create more efficient security operation centers (SOCs) using the IX Series 2 system as a single command point to control a variety of security layers. SIP Compatibility The IX Series 2 can page across multiple stations with general or emergency announcements and scan through video intercoms and CCTV cameras to monitor locations. There’s no break in security with the IX Series 2. New door, master and emergency stations can tie-in to a SIP IP PBX server to forward calls to an external phone number, such as an off-site call center. SIP compatibility allows the IX Series 2 master station to be used as a telephone, replacing VoIP phones and helping to clear desktop clutter. The IX Series 2 intercom system can more quickly and accurately assess situations with a new picture-in-picture feature The IX Series 2 intercom system can more quickly and accurately assess situations with a new picture-in-picture feature. Master stations can view images from an associated ONVIFÒ Profile S CCTV camera and close-up images from the 1.2-megapixel IX Series 2 camera. Emergency Situations With the optional CCTV camera arm on Aiphone emergency towers, users can quickly toggle between the CCTV camera image and the intercom’s eye-level video feed to better assess emergency situations. And there’s confidence the system is functioning as intended with line supervision and device check allowing for scheduled or manual health checks of all stations and their individual components. A clear visual alert indicates when a station is offline so staff can respond to the situation quickly. “The new IX Series 2 is designed for almost any budget yet packed with features our customers have told us they want and need,” said Dana Pruiett, Aiphone’s marketing manager. “The performance and flexibility of the IX Series 2 makes it ideal for virtually any video intercom installation.” Individual Communications Needs Other benefits of the IX Series 2 include: Zero annual licensing fees for intercom features. Users save money while avoiding repetitive, sometimes forgotten costs. No added server costs. As a peer-to-peer solution each IX Series 2 station acts as its own system — a PoE network drop is all that’s needed. That also means there’s less equipment to maintain and if one station goes down, the others are unaffected. Future-proofing an organization’s security investment. The Aiphone IX Series 2 stations are compatible with existing IX Series systems and will be compatible with future IX Series generations. Scalability. The IX Series 2 can start with a single door and master station then expand as needs change or a business grows. This flexibility ensures the system will continue to meet individual communications needs. Along with the arrival of the IX Series 2, Aiphone has become a Cisco Certified Partner, further showcasing its expertise in specific network architectures and solution areas.
Kimberly Kapustein has joined Aiphone, the international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, as the company’s meeting event and trade show planner. She will be responsible for strategic event planning including the management and coordination of all trade shows and meetings. She will also handle promotional products for Aiphone events. Kapustein comes to Aiphone from SanMar, a supplier of imprintable apparel and accessories, where she was responsible for planning company and customer events and managing an extensive trade show schedule. She has held several marketing and event planning positions for companies including Arylessence Inc. and Newell Rubbermaid. Elevating Trade Show And Promotional Campaigns Kapustein’s strong background in strategic event planning and trade show management fits well with Aiphone’s current direction, according to Dana Pruiett, marketing manager for Aiphone Corp. “We are taking a strategic approach to our overall marketing plan with a new look for the company, including a new website,” she said. “Kimberly’s background and expertise will help us likewise elevate our trade show, events and promotional programs as we move forward.” Kapustein attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in communications and media from Drexel University.
Pruiett is a specialist in providing marketing and communications expertise to high-tech companies Aiphone Corp., a manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced Dana Pruiett has joined the company as the new Marketing Manager. She will be responsible for managing the marketing team and overseeing corporate communications, including the development of brand guidelines and strategies for marketing key products. Marketing And Communications Expertise Pruiett joins Aiphone with more than 15 years of experience providing marketing and communications expertise to high-tech companies including Fluke, a provider of networking solutions, electronic test tools, and biomedical equipment; Vertafore, a designer of software to the insurance industry; and Bodypoint, a medical equipment manufacturer. Bruce Czerwinski, Aiphone’s U.S. General Sales Manager, said Pruiett’s high-tech background, broad marketing experience, and strategic approach to communications gave Aiphone confidence in her ability to meet the needs of an expanding company. Providing Unparalleled Customer Service “These are exciting times at Aiphone as we continue to achieve record growth in existing and new markets through the expansion and enhancement of the industry’s broadest intercom portfolio and customer service teams,” he said. “We look to Dana and her marketing team to continue providing targeted messaging to our channel distributors, integrators, and end users, while growing the team to meet the new challenges of our expanding market opportunities.” Pruiett said she looks forward to working with such a well-established brand and leader within the industry. “The key to Aiphone’s success has been its unique ability to partner award-winning products that customers can depend on with unparalleled customer service and support,” she said. “I’m fortunate to be leading a highly talented marketing team eager to embrace new processes, systems, and approaches to help propel the company to the next level.”