Developing a panel PC for integration as an intercom in an IP network
Analog intercoms present multiple constraints including lack of flexibility, proprietary technologies and expensive setup and upgrades.
Security systems have been using IP network standards for years, allowing for easier expansion and integration of new technologies. Added to this is the interoperability of products designed for use on an IP network, allowing hardware from multiple vendors to be integrated in the same system.
Switching to an IP-based system for intercoms leverages the existing network to not only simplify but also greatly improve the quality of intercoms.
The prison environment is no exception and our client was looking for a panel PC solution that would form part of the intercom panels for their current system. This case study looks at the difficulties that were faced and the ideal solution that was finally chosen.