Stentofon Site Visits Week of June 25

During the week of June 25 Stentofon’s Tom Mossbarger and I will be in Chicago reviewing many of the high rise projects we have engaged in the past few months.

New City elevator code has driven many intercom system updates. Some Stentofon systems were installed over twenty years ago, and yet we are able to reuse some of the original equipment and infrastructure in order to ensure secure and reliable building communications for twenty more years.

We also have projects to consolidate building critical communications to a common reliable  platform for buildings that currently have separate systems. I was in a building on Tuesday that had an elevator intercom; a video intercom for loading docks; an emergency call intercom in the garage; and an Area of Rescue/Refuge system. Stentofon can with its AlphaCom server bring these together in a high performance fault-tolerant system.

We have openings throughout the week. If you are in the Loop and would like to see us, please contact me.

Stentofon New Master Station a Must for Video Door Stations

Stentofon’s new ITSV-1 is a video master station with a Stentofon image for PULSE, AlphaCom, and SIP. It has 6 user accounts, so it may be used as a desk IP phone as well as a Stentofon intercom.

The ITSV-1 is licensed as a SIP station with AlphaCom. There is no station license needed for  PULSE systems with 16 or fewer stations. When designing systems with over 16 Stentofon stations, you will need a PULSE station license for any station beyond the 16th. The Grandstream and SNOM stations in our product offering require a SIP license regardless of the number of stations in the system.

Southwest Microwave Training

Southwest has a complete complement of sensors for outdoor deployments, ans a full schedule of trade shows, seminars, and webinars. Please check the links below for more details.

Southwest Microwave’s analog microwave sensors have been the gold standard for over 40 years. We regularly see sensors – even complicated deployments using reflectors – installed back in the 1980’s still in operation.

Southwest’s new digital microwaves improve false and nuisance alarms to rates never thought possible.

Southwest Microwave’s family of intelligent perimeter security solutions also includes the INTREPID™ Micropoint™ Single Platform Detection Systems feature field-proven detection technologies, made even smarter with single-platform networking convenience. This cable installation training video will help your installation go smoothly!

Micropoint Overview

Micropoint Installation

Southwest Microwave Website

DSI Custom

At ISC west we learned DSI is about to release several new turnstile designs in the coming months. Call us if you’d like to talk in general about some of the exciting changes.

We are often asked about turnstile throughput.This shows throughput for DSI’s 831 series:

DSI 831 at ISC West 2018

This is throughput for the 880 series turnstiles:

DSI 880 at ISC West 2018

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. 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

 

Vingtor Stentofon ISC West Take-Aways

One of the most exciting things we saw at ISC West was the ECPIR-3P control panel with radio and public address interface.

Vingtor Stentofon ECPIR-3P at ISC West

Vingtor-Stentofon is a powerhouse in the field of two way communications and paging for high-rise buildings, hospitals, schools, correctional facilities, and industry.

70 years of innovation

Turbine IP communication stations with exceptional audio quality and extreme durability can be configured as an inexpensive but powerful PULSE system with over 64 stations. If you already have a SIP phone system, consider adding a Turbine: their SIP compatibility and advanced security features make them a great choice for outdoor IP phone locations.

Stentofon’s powerful AlphaCom ensures the fastest, most reliable, and most effective  communications during critical situations. Our technology partners have integrated Stentofon into their access and video platforms to facilitate a coordinated security and life safety response.

Integration Partners

The new year means new training dates! Factory training in Kansas City has transitioned back to a three day class that focuses strictly on AlphaCom.

With the enhanced features and functionalities of Pulse, the 2018 one day regional training sessions are Pulse only.  Follow this link for more information:

Zenitel/Stentofon Training

Certifying Security Professionals – ASIS International

Thank you for your guidance, support, and comradeship over the past 6 years. My term as Regional Vice President for Region 2C (covering Northern and Central Illinois and Northern and Central Indiana) ended effective December 31, 2017. I look forward to staying in contact with you and fellow members across the globe.

I will continue to serve on the ASIS International Awards Committee, and encourage you to join and volunteer. To join; renew your membership; or pursue the  PSP, CPP, or PCI certification, please follow one of the links below.

ASIS Membership

ASIS International Certification

The Global Security Exchange will take place in Chicago next year (2019). the Chicago Chapter is seeking volunteers at this time. I hope to have a chance to work with you during this event!

Area of Rescue or Area of Refuge – AOR by Vingtor Stentofon

For years, Zenitel’s Vingtor-Stentofon has provided area of rescue/area of refuge systems for large high rise buildings and parking garages. Yet sometimes we may not be the first system that engineers think of for small AOR systems.

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. While AlphaCom may seem expensive when compared to small stand alone single purpose systems, the cost of ownership over decades of use makes it an exceptional value.

Stentofon’s new PULSE IP addresses mid-sized AOR (64 or fewer stations) 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. Each station now may store custom messages that can be activated via scripting, thus meeting local building code messaging requirements. There is no dedicated server, and the first 16 PULSE licenses are included. The cost for a small system is less than for AlphaCom, so is competitive when compared to competitors’ low performance AOR systems.

If your building needs a long lasting AOR system, please consider Vingtor Stentofon’s PULSE.

Excellence in Protection and Critical Communications

Denning Electronics has been solving tough critical communications, intrusion detection, IP CCTV, access control, and door (including ballistic, blast, and acoustic barrier) challenges for the past 34 years.   If you are a protection system manufacturer in need of professional representation or if you are a security system user, integrator, architect or engineer in the Midwest with a problem to solve, please contact us. We have a network of engineers, technicians, manufacturers, peers, distributors, and dealers that will succeed where others have failed.