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    Default Interfacing a SIP enabled Doorphone with Idratek

    I'm looking for an elegant solution to integrate a video doorphone with Idratek.
    One idea already discussed on this forum was to attach a remote speaker and microphone to a DFP/MFP via some sort of amplifier + standard Idratek digital inputs/relays to action the doorphone and open the gate and a separate IP camera for the vision

    As would like to have a nicely integrated single doorbell pannel including a speaker/microphone, camera and buttons, I thaught about using a standard doorphone with a SIP (VOIP) interface and connect it to Idratek via the PC.
    One such doorphone is the TEMA AA-25
    [URL="http://www.tematlc.it/eng/door-phone.asp#5"]

    A software SIP client could be used for this purpose unless it is possible to use the new Idratek Skype functionality. Another possibility would be to use a software PBX such as Asterisk (but it runs on linux).

    Has anyone tried this kind of solution? Any other ideas that would enable the use of standard door videophones with Idra?

    PS. There are also doorphones interfacing with standard phones, using DTMF to open the gate. Maybe someone has tried to interface these using the Idra Telephony interface?

    Thanks for Your input. I will try to describe my setup to the comunity once it is in place.

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    Interesting idea. I am currently exploring this avenue as well. You can get asterisk for windows as well - might be a solution. I was actually looking for an IP camera / sound type device, as I only have a single CAT5 run to the doorbell area. Does the video go on a separate cable or is it integrated as an IP stream ? I can't seem to download the manual.

    I am sure Karam was talking about a doorbell type device sometime back...

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    Yes we have had an external door bell intercom unit (AUI-001) in the pipeline since last year - one of the projects that has been stalled. Aside from some early prototypes these units have not been formally released yet, though we are now slowly beginning to get back to them. The brief spec. is: Stainless steel enclosure with choice of in wall or surface mount backing box. Single stainless steel button with blue annular lighting, intercom features similar to our panel units though handled differently, analogue colour camera with standard 1V composite PAL output. Visible LED night lighting for the camera. Connection for XRM relay accessory. 2x Digital inputs may be included in the release revision.

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    Grr.... I knew I should have run a coax to the doorbell site. I suppose I could use a composite CAT5 extender and run on the brown pair. I'll make sure I install a deep enough box. I presume the doorbell unit is 1 gang?

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    sounds a good spec' - we've in-mind to install it in the front door, above the knocker, or in the side panel (facing in the same direction) ... digital inputs would be good - extra flexibility & possibility of dealing with reed switches on a single/double door and/or a suitable PIR sensor !
    Last edited by chris_j_hunter; 11th April 2010 at 10:03 PM.

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    CT100 coax, is that the assumption for the video, or would the Cat-5 cable spare pair be used, in some way ?

    'wonder if offsetting the camera would give a better image ... ?
    Last edited by chris_j_hunter; 12th April 2010 at 11:40 AM. Reason: extra thought

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    I would be interested in one or possibly two..... have run a cat5 to the backdoor for a doorbell and was contemplating what to do so watching this thread with interest!

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothquark View Post
    Grr.... I knew I should have run a coax to the doorbell site. I suppose I could use a composite CAT5 extender and run on the brown pair. I'll make sure I install a deep enough box. I presume the doorbell unit is 1 gang?
    The spare pair might work adequately without a balun but haven't tried this yet. The backing box is probably closer to a double gang but is not a standard pattress box. We will post dimensions and pictures when closer to ready. But if you're desparate to put a backing box in now for some reason then contact us.

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    Default Another interesting device SIP doorbell device

    In the meantime, I have found another interesting VOIP doorbell device that might be interfaced with IDRA - the D-link DWM-351 http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/23/d...ideo-intercom/
    There is currently little information available since the device is quite new, but the concept seems very interesting especially for those of You who don't have specific wiring for a video doorbell.

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    Default Mobotix Door Station

    There is this product too - that you can attach over just two wires - but it's gonna be expensive. I already use other Mobotix IP cameras with Cortex and they work really well.

    http://www.mobotix.com/other/file/24..._en_100401.pdf

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