Intercom for Deaf School

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A two-way IP audio-video intercom has been installed at The Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children in Kings Cross London. The school, which uses the British Sign Language (BSL) and English, has in use Castel’s Xellip IP intercom to allow pupils and reception staff (who may also be hearing-impaired) to interact better.
Xellip is a full IP/SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) product that will operate across IP networks. It also complies with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Besides access and exit at the reception, Xellip  gives the school various options for releasing doors remotely, as well as messaging.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) measn a network cable can be used for powering the intercom, as well as transmitting audio, video and data.
Calls to reception at the school can be diverted ‘out of hours’ if required. CCTV at the entry stations and master reception stations means that users can communicate by sign language. Receptionists can use Xellip software for incoming calls.
Copy taken from editorial in December issue of PSI magazine.