Aiphone Overview

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 29, 2012

Aiphone is one of the biggest names in the intercom industry, used often by integrators on projects of all sizes. However, due to the breadth of their line, not much clear guidance is available to users to help in choosing between their various lines. In this overview, we look at Aiphone's most commonly used series, the AX, JF, LEF, and others, and which applications they best fit.

For background, readers may review our door intercom tutorial, for the fundamentals of door intercom systems, and integrating them with VMS systems.

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AX ******

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