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Useful Intercom Terminology
Intercom systems, whether used in a home or office, allow for quick and easy communication between rooms. Knowing some common terms for different intercom systems can make it easier to select a system. Various styles of systems can easily be purchased through local stores or internet distributors.
Wired Intercom System - An intercom system in which all components are directly connected. These are better suited for smaller areas, or for buildings in which it will be straightforward to run wiring between intercom units.
Video Intercom - A type of intercom which transmits pictures as well as sound. These can be used for additional security by saving an image of every visitor who comes through the door. Some models can also be used as video phones for other telecommunication purposes.
FM Band System - A type of wireless system. These are commonly available, but do not provide a secure network.
2.4 GHz System - A type of wireless telecommunication system that uses the same frequency as many wireless internet signals. Fortunately, most users do not have problems with interference between the two.
Power Line Carrier System - A system which uses the electrical wiring already present in a home or office to transmit audio between the units.
Half-duplex System - A system in which only one person can talk at a time. Users must push down a button while speaking for their message to be transmitted. Most wired intercom systems are half-duplex.
Full-duplex System - A system in which all parties can speak and be heard simultaneously. Using these systems is similar to using a telephone. Using a full-duplex system can improve quality of communication via intercom.
If you need to communicate with others in a different part of your house or business, you may need intercom systems. These devices can be installed by a professional into the walls of a building. This allows for easy communication between two or more parties with the touch of a button.
Many intercoms are wireless. In the past, intercom systems were traditionally wired through the walls. Professionals can provide a solution to your intercom needs by offering a consultation. They also provide installation, repair, and maintenance services. You can even purchase intercom systems online or in a retail electronics store to install yourself. Your local telecom company may also offer intercom installation and management.
Many technicians are able to help with any services required by the customer. They can visit the customer’s home or business to provide these services. Providers of intercom systems may also sell related equipment such as video security systems, wireless door entry, driveway sensors, remotes, and public address (PA) systems. Other products may include motion detectors, two-way radio systems, phones, audio/video systems, and electrical door openers.
Just about anyone can get an intercom installed, whether for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes. Many office buildings, schools, government buildings are wired with intercom systems, for instant communication through networks. Many intercom system and service companies offer improved communication systems through state-of-the-art products utilizing the latest technology. Another company may sell used telecom products at a discount. Some companies boast products that save energy, such as LED light bulbs to go along with their systems.
Those looking for an answer for their networking questions regarding phones and intercoms for their office or home, can contact local technicians, telecommunication companies, retailers, and wholesalers.