The Beward SIP Intercom is a very versatile door station that uses SIP signalling for call setup and signalling.
This is a rugged intercom with many advanced features but at a very good price in comparison with other SIP systems.
Recently we have provided solutions to 2 customers using the Beward door station and Grandstream multimedia phones. Grandstream multimedia phones are SIP phones that also support video so excellent as a general telephone and as a receiver for video intercom. They are Android based so you can also install Android Apps like you would with an Android phone or tablet.
In the first case we installed the Beward Android App on the Grandstream phone which allowed for quick and easy setup and also presented the video with the unlock icons on the touch screen. This system did not require any setup of SIP on the intercom or phone and performed quite well. There was a noticeable delay when using the intercom and phone next to each other but in normal operation you would not notice.
The second system consisted of 3 Beward door stations, 2 Grandstream phones and a Grandstream UCM IP PBX as a combined system. The customer will expand the system to 9 phones in future and wanted all phones to ring when a visitor arrived at any of 3 entries. The Beward door stations are extensions on the system and are programmed to call a ring group. They could be setup to call any extension but in this case a ring group was the best way to call all extensions at once. The phones were setup to show early media (video from the door stations before answering) so you can see who is at the entry before answering. The Beward intercoms have 3 outputs for opening gates or switching power relays for lighting etc. and these are activated through the keypad on the phone.
We have created a quick demonstration of the second system in the video below. You can see the door station calls both phones at once and video is shown prior to answering. We then activate each of the 3 outputs.
The second system allows you to use the IP PBX and phones for your everyday telephony as well as for your intercom. The Grandstream multimedia phones have multiple SIP lines so you could also use Cloud PBX on a different line greatly expanding the utility of the system. You can transfer calls, set recorded messages, interface with FAX machines, setup time of day functions, on hold music etc. This system is perfect for businesses or home and we would be happy to discuss your individual requirements.