New AMX Entry Communicator Provides Video, Audio, Remote Door or Gate Operation

12 10 2007

AMX showed at CEDIA the company’s Metreau Entry Communicator, its first voice and video over IP-enabled door communication and entry system. Designed for any entry area, it provides doorbell functionality but also full-duplex audio and one-way video, I/Os for motion sensors and relays for remotely unlocking electronic, magnetic locks.When installed at a door or gate, the Metreau Entry Communicator provides automatic notification upon guest arrival and delivers the audio and video on any AMX Modero Touch Panel with intercom. AMX says an unlimited number of Metreau Entry Communicators can be installed because of the IP functionality.

The Metreau Entry Communicator is available in two versions – one with a display and one without. The entry communicator without a display is weather resistant, enabling outdoor installation at an entry gate or front door exposed to the rain. The entry communicator with a display adds the ability to provide personalized greeting messages, privacy notifications and other announcements, as well as a dual-color LED light that provides notification when messages are displayed. For example, in a commercial installation, the Metreau Entry Communicator with Display can be installed in a hallway outside a hotel room or condo unit to notify housekeeping when privacy is requested or when services are needed, such as “make up room”. When a message is displayed, the LED light on the entry communicator can be programmed to change from the standard yellow glow to red, alerting staff to a request. The display can also be used to provide personalized welcome greetings for guests.

While it doesn’t say so in the announcement, we were told at CEDIA that because of the Voice over IP, a homeowner can answer the “doorbell” or whatever trigger from anywhere – even when not at home.

The Metreau Keypads are available in six colors — polished brass, antique brass, stainless steel, brushed pewter, white and black.

Expected ship date is January

via [Rave Home]

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