Onwards to greater things...
The “Together!” exhibition at Vitra Design Museum campaigns for a common space with successful examples of a new architecture of community.
|Presented:||Light + Building 2008, Frankfurt|
|Categories:||Electrical installations ›Door / Building communication systems ›Intercommunication systems ›House substations|
|Electrical installations ›Door / Building communication systems ›Video intercommunication systems ›House substations|
The comfort hands-free telephones come with seven freely programmable keys that can be assigned up to 14 different functions: examples include switching on cameras or controlling the courtyard gate and external lighting. Status LEDs – also programmable – identify specific operating conditions, such as when the garage door is open or the doormatic is activated. The video models have a convenient 3.5-inch colour monitor with on-screen display and context-sensitive operating instructions as well as zoom and picture control. Beneath the display, the cross-shaped control device provides an intuitive operation and navigation facility. An integrated image memory offers a relevant security feature: it saves a picture of everyone who rings at the door. An internal memory stores up to 28 images, with a commercially available SD flash card extending the capacity to a maximum of 255 images. The range of functions of the comfort hands-free telephones matches that of the familiar comfort bus telephone – and even surpasses it in one aspect. Only the hands-free telephones offer the function of automatic call answering.All Siedle comfort telephones offer advanced features such as internal calls, multicast and group hunting or call forwarding. One very new feature is automatic call answering, which is only possible with hands-free devices. When active, the hands-free telephone automatically establishes a speech connection as soon as it is called. These functions complement each other to produce an innovative application: without any additional installation or further investment, an intercom system can be created solely with Siedle comfort telephones. A system such as this permits announcements and global calls – and is very practical for medical practices or businesses that make use of waiting rooms. Yet houses and flats with several storeys too, or a main building with annexes can also benefit from an intercom system, particularly if several generations live under one roof. Children and especially the elderly or people with impaired mobility as well can be called without their having to operate any devices.
Like all Siedle indoor units of the latest generation, the Comfort hands-free telephones are also available in numerous surface finishes, among them stainless steel, aluminium, several paint options, precious wood veneers and a gold-plated version. New to the range this year are black anodized aluminium and a white gloss paint finish. Customers can choose freely according to their personal taste and preferences.In March the Siedle hands-free telephones received the red dot product design award for outstanding and innovative design.