ANDTEK integrates UC services into existing unified communications network
MUNICH and HALLBERGMOOS, Germany - The Swiss commune Oberwil is working with a central, easy and reliable alarm system management via IP phones now, without additional installation and operation costs. Using "AND Phone Broadcast" every employee receives an information as soon as the alarm system is activated. This way false alarms can be avoided outside regular business hours.
In the past the fixed activation of the security system at predefined times turned out to be not very feasible since due to the variable business hours the risk of false alarms was preprogrammed. Therefore about 100 commune employees should have been given the possibility to deactivate the alarm system if needed and to reschedule the activation to avoide false alarms. Moreover the integration of the alarm system should have been done without additional installation and operation costs.
"AND Phone Broadcast" in combination with the "ANDTEK Application Server" (APAS) provides for a two-way communication between IP phone users and alarm system. This ANDTEK solution is connected with the Cisco Unified Communcation Manager via the IP network.
Simultaneously the communal alarm system is made IP compatible by means of an I/O module.
The ANDTEK solution receives a corresponding status message via the I/O module as soon as the alarm system is activated. Then sends a corresponding announcement respectively paging to all assigned IP phones.
Thus every employee still residing in the communal building gets a message about the activation. Provided that they are authorized - they now have the possibility to reschedule the system activation via hot key in the web-based "AND Phone" interface.
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Fuchs Pressedienst und Partner
Source: ANDTEK GmbH