Home Automation, Inc. (HAI) announced that VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) intercom has been added to the OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens and a door station Connectivity Partner has been established.
The VoIP Intercom is point-to-point from one OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreen to another. Existing jobs with OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens can add Touchscreen-to-Touchscreen intercom functionality with a free firmware update. New OmniTouch 5.7e Touchscreens will ship with intercom capability. HAI's Automation Studio software is used to configure the 5.7e's for intercom use.
Additionally, Dealers can use the supported intercom station (by Connectivity Partner 2N Helios), allowing homeowners to both speak with and see their guest since it supports video streaming. Thanks to the integrated SIP protocol, 2N Helios can make use of all VoIP services, call forwarding at absence (to another office, to the Voicemail system or a cellular phone) or call switching (e.g. from the secretary's office to a specific person).
The OmniTouch 5.7e intercom features manual accept/reject options, but also possesses the ability to auto-answer. To ensure privacy, the intercom features a do-not-disturb mode.
Local settings at each OmniTouch 5.7e control intercom volume levels (for both voice levels and ring levels) as well as privacy options (auto-answer, do not disturb, and mute). The screen will notify the homeowner where the message originated (front door, guest bedroom, etc).
Intercom is now available on OmniTouch 5.7e's. Intercom functionality for OmniTouch 10pe Portable Touchscreens and OmniTouchPro interface software for third-party Windows Touchscreens is expected to be available in early 2011.