Attend Zenitel’s IC-EDGE Training!

If it’s important that your intercom system is installed and/or maintained to the highest level of security and functionality, IC-EDGE training may be for you.

There have been big changes with Vingtor Stentofon’s base “exchange” systems, formerly known as PULSE. The new IC-EDGE platform brings new performance, security, and integration options – even with IP stations purchased years ago. In keeping with Zenitel’s tradition of providing backward compatibility, there is a place for nearly all Zenitel IP stations with IC-EDGE.

On October 22, 2019, Stentofon’s new IC-EDGE platform training will be conducted in the Greater Chicago area. We invite integrators, dealers, specifiers, and users to attend, to learn to leverage this easy-to-use platform to keep facilities secure and safe. Please consider attending this or another training session in the US.

Register using the following Eventbrite link, though call or e-mail us first for a special discount code.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ic-edge-training-chicago-il-october-22-tickets-58321340700

We hope to see you in Schaumburg!

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chicago Schaumburg

700 National Parkway

Schaumburg, IL 60173

Recap – ASIS International Chicago Global Security Exchange

ASIS International’s Global Security Exchange – GSX – was an extraordinary networking and training event as well as trade show.

It was a shear pleasure working with a great Host Committee as we greeted and answered questions from hundreds of attendees. Moreover, I learned a lot from the vendors and clients that shared what they are doing in this industry. Thanks to all of you for a great show!

Did you miss us? If so, we will probably be in your area soon, so please call to arrange a visit.

Ken Wippich – ASIS International Awards Committee; Past Chairman, Chicago Chapter 003; Past Region 2C Vice President

Vigitron for Security Networks

Vigitron is relentlessly driven to provide secure high performance security and communications networks.

The security market stands out, since edge devices may be in remote locations, far outside the range of standard Ethernet connections. By their nature, security and communication devices demand a secure connection in all weather and environmental extremes.

At sites with a lot of real estate it may not make sense to have closely spaced IDFs. First, the device density in a given area may be so low that you cannot justify an IDS. Second, it may be costly or hard to find a secure place for an environmentally controlled IDF. Imagine, for example, a parking lot with Emergency Call stations. These may be spaced as much as 50 or 100 yards apart, so many stations may approach or exceed the 100 meter copper Ethernet limit. A warehouse with cameras trained on long aisles has the same challenges, and tall elevators have unique challenges providing reliable CCTV and intercom connectivity. A Vigitron hardened device may be the answer.

Vigitron has network gear for big sites. Fiber is usually a great choice, though if you’re upgrading from analog to IP cameras or intercoms it may make better economic sense to reuse existing cables.

http://www.vigitron.com/Vigitron_Video_Transmission_Products.aspx

Vigitron is especially good at providing reliable power and connectivity for distant high current devices such as cameras, intercoms, and access controllers. Does it make sense for you to share some of your challenges with Denning or the Design Center, to see if Vigitron’s a fit for you?

http://www.vigitron.com/IP_CCTV_Design_Assistance.aspx

Area of Rescue/Refuge Zenitel – Vingtor Stentofon

For years, Zenitel’s Vingtor-Stentofon division has provided area of rescue/area of refuge (AOR) systems for large integrated high rise buildings and parking garages.

While there are strict building codes for AOR systems, there are rarely audio performance requirements. Many systems are installed simply to comply, with little consideration whether or not a user can hear a conversation; be heard by the responder; or be understood on either end.

Concrete stairwells can be noisy echo chambers. If your AOR system can’t amplify above the background noise, cancel echos, and suppress background noise, it’s possible neither the caller nor responder will be able to converse.

Vingtor Stentofon’s AlphaCom configured for AOR is modular; scales to cover very large facilities; and is geared to integrate with other systems (access control, building automation, or video). AlphaCom provides HD audio with active noise cancellation; echo cancellation; and automatic volume control, so is ideal for for noisy parking garages and stairwells with concrete walls.

When used with robust IP66 and IK-10 rated Turbine stations that operate in temperature extremes, an AlphaCom will provide decades of outstanding audio performance. Is the system you have rated for vandalism or the extremes of temperature and humidity in your structure?

While AlphaCom may seem expensive when compared to small stand alone single purpose compliance-based systems, the cost of ownership over decades of use and added features such as special messaging makes it an exceptional value.

Vingtor Stentofon’s new IC-EDGE is a self-contained solution with an embedded intelligent communication controller. It offers unrivaled, out-of-the-box sound quality, interoperability, security and ease of use. It addresses mid-sized AOR applications.

This all-IP solution also provides HD audio with active noise cancellation; echo cancellation; and automatic volume control, and uses the same robust IP66 and IK-10 rated Turbine IP stations as AlphaCom. With SNMP monitoring, the system is supervised. Each station now may store custom messages that can be activated via scripting, thus providing a spoken message describing the location of a station. There is no dedicated server, and the first 32 IC-EDGE licenses are included. The cost for a small system is less than for AlphaCom, and is competitive when compared to low performance AOR systems.

If your building needs a long lasting AOR system that provides intelligible audio, please consider Vingtor Stentofon’s AlphaCom and IC-EDGE systems.

Vingtor Stentofon IC-Edge

If you missed Stentofon’s at ISC West, can come to you. We’re scheduling visits in all parts of our region over the next few weeks, for the purpose of introducing IC-Edge and great opportunities for integrating intercoms with popular access and video platforms.

IC-EDGE uses your existing IP Network infrastructure and utilizes open standards including SIP, HTTP and XML, making it simple to integrate and expand with third-party systems.

IC-EDGE is a self-contained solution with an embedded intelligent communication controller. It offers unrivaled, out-of-the-box sound quality, interoperability, security and ease of use.

IC-EDGE is available, free onboard, on all Zenitel Turbine series devices including those special-purpose stations suitable for any environment.

IC-Edge is a cost-saving technology. Intelligent at the core, easily install an IC-EDGE system using a web browser with no external software and no costly server infrastructure. System easily expands by simply adding a device.

Southwest Microwave = Outdoor Protection

With over 45 years of experience and 70,000 installations worldwide, Southwest Microwave is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance outdoor electronic perimeter security systems meeting the demands of security-sensitive applications and harsh exterior environments.

Southwest will be in the greater Chicago area again in late May. If you’d like to know if exceptional outdoor intrusion detection is an option for you, it may make sense to schedule a survey.

Southwest Microwave’s field-proven perimeter protection systems and security management tools provide accurate, immediate detection of perimeter disturbances across wide ranging sectors – government, military, utilities, corrections, industrial, transportation and VIP residential – areas that by their intrinsic nature dictate high performance and unyielding reliability.

Product excellence is only one component of the Southwest Microwave customer commitment. A pledge to provide world-class customer care is backed by extensive technical service capabilities, including system planning and design assistance, commissioning services, comprehensive training programs and responsive tech support. By delivering proven technologies and broad-reaching value added services, Southwest Microwave offers a solid foundation for long term perimeter security solutions.

DSI – Access Management at its Best

Did you miss DSI at the ISC West show? If so, we’re scheduling visits in all parts of our territory in the next three weeks, so please call to arrange a meeting.

DSI relentlessly focuses upon reliability, security, and throughput. This video taken at ISC West in 2018 shows throughput for DSI’s 831 series barrier optical turnstile:

DSI 831 at ISC West

This is throughput for the 880 series turnstiles:

DSI 880 at ISC West

Most barrier optical turnstile projects have a custom element. Do you need extra heavy duty service? Do you need to match the lobby decor? Are you working with a tight space? If you have a tailgating problem, it might make sense to have a conversation with us. No pressure, no cost.

This video shows how a turnstile can be expected to operate:

For more information or a site visit, please contact us:

Denning Electronics

or visit the updated DSI website:

DSI website

There’s More to Perimeter Security than Video

Many of our clients once felt that video was their best line of defense for outdoor perimeter security. Video was chosen to tell them how something happened, and who did it. It takes one incident to tell them they needed more.

After viewing thousands of blurry, obstructed, or otherwise disappointing camera snapshots and videos of security breeches, it’s clear to me that cameras don’t always work the way they’re supposed to.

Bright sun and darkness is still a problem, especially for high definition video systems. That magnified but blurry picture may hold some clues for a detective, but it usually takes a lot of analysis and luck to recover something that’s been stolen. Even if it’s recovered, it’s loss disrupts your operation and the returned property often isn’t in the same shape as when it left.

If you’d rather have barriers that deter or a system that helps you intervene before your property is lost for good, it might make sense to have an in-depth conversation about perimeter security. While it’s not for everyone, nor is video alone.

Stentofon Video Intercom TV3KIT with IC-EDGE

Vingtor Stentofon’s IC-EDGE provides high definition audio for projects with access control; elevator emergency call; parking lot emergency call; and area of rescue/refuge.

Vingtor Stentofon now has a high performance TV3KIT video intercom package that’s pre-programmed with IC-EDGE. Plug the kit’s TCIV-3 and ITSV-1 into a PoE switch, and the system’s ready for calls.

IC-EDGE is a self-contained solution with an embedded intelligent communication controller. It offers unrivaled, out-of-the-box sound quality, interoperability, security and ease of use.

IC-EDGE uses your existing IP Network infrastructure and utilizes open standards including SIP, HTTP and XML, making it simple to integrate and expand with third-party systems.

IC-EDGE is available, free onboard, on all Zenitel Turbine series devices including those special-purpose stations suitable for any environment.

IC-Edge is a cost-saving technology. Intelligent at the core, easily install an IC-EDGE system using a web browser with no external software and no costly server infrastructure. System easily expands by simply adding a device.

The kit offers a quick and efficient deployment of an audio and video communication system.

• Adding video and audio makes your security system interactive.

• Improve the speed and efficiency of response with immediate crystal clear dialog and video image of the caller.

• Lower operational cost with virutal guards by adding voice and video viewing capabilities.

• Allows each control room to support several sites and devices for answering and viewing calls.

• Scalable from 2 stations to over 84 in EDGE mode.

Meet Stentofon’s Regional Sales Lead Matt Scott

Vingtor Stentofon’s new Regional Sales Leader Matt Scott is a Detroit native and an industry veteran. He comes to the North Central Region after having worked both for manufacturers and as an independent representative.

Matt now resides in Wauwatosa, WI, and is working with Denning in Wisconsin and Illinois. Please contact us to help assess your critical communication needs.

Matt replaces longtime Vingtor Stentofon North Central Regional Sales Leader Tom Mossbarger, who retired on December 31, 2018. Tom was a tireless and committed resource for all his clients and coworkers.