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Public Address System supports standard telephone sets.

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Praesideo Public Address and Emergency Sound System includes software (v3.2) that acts as interface for PC-telephone and standard PABX telephone equipment, VoIP telephone sets, and traditional telephones. It is possible to control medium and large size Praesideo Systems from telephone set by making prerecorded or live announcements. Also, traditional telephones can be customized for caller identification, predefined call selection, zone and/or zone group selection, and live speech.



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Allows Calls Via Standard Telephone Sets: New Release of the Praesideo Public Address and Emergency Sound System from Bosch



o New software release 3.2 offers interface for PC-telephone and standard PABX telephone equipment
o Enhanced communication abilities allow cost-effective solutions meeting specific requirements

Bosch Security Systems is introducing a new release of its Praesideo Software offering enhanced telephone connection possibilities. Software Release 3.2 features a new PC Telephone Interface available as a licensable option that allows telephone calls to be made over a Praesideo Public Address System via standard VoIP (Voice over IP) telephone sets. With the addition of an industry standard call routing gateway, the interface also allows standard PABX (Private Automatic Branch Exchange) telephone equipment to make calls over the Praesideo System.

The new features embodied in Release 3.2 significantly enhance the flexibility of the system, providing customers with more opportunities to develop cost-effective solutions meeting their specific requirements. Via the new PC Telephone Interface it is possible to control medium and large size Praesideo Systems from a telephone set by making prerecorded or live announcements. Any VoIP or traditional POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) telephone can be customized for caller identification, predefined call selection, zone and/or zone group selection and live speech. A customizable voice response menu is also available to guide the caller in entering the data required to make a call. It is also possible to program the Telephone Keypad through the PC Telephone Interface to function as a user interface.

The new PC Telephone Interface runs as a client of the Bosch PC Call Server in the same way as the recently introduced Praesideo PC Call Station. The PC Call Server allows single as well as multiple Praesideo Systems to be controlled over TCP/IP.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to provisional figures, some 282,000 associates generated sales of roughly 45 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2008. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than three billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

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