Axis 2N Intercom Tested

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 08, 2018

Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as more favored by integrators.

This test expands IPVM's intercom test series including Zenitel's Vingtor-Stentofon, Axis door station and Hikvision's door station. We bought and tested 2N's Verso to see how it compares:

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The unit we evaluated included an integrated day/night camera, mobile app, and 125 kHz card reader. We evaluated and tested the following:

  • System Strengths & Weaknesses
  • 2N's Software Client and Mobile App Functions
  • SIP Integration
  • Integrated Access Control
  • Audio Quality
  • ONVIF Video Integration

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  • ******** ********: ****** **** ******** ******* ***** ************ *** ****** *****, 2N's ***** ** *********** ** ********* ****** **** **** ** ordered *** **** ********* **********. ** ***** ** *** ****** 'plug *** ****' *** ***-********** ** ********.
  • ***** *******: *** *****'* ******* ****** ****** ** ******* ** ** speaker. ** *** *******, ******* *** *** ****-******* ***** ** difficult ** ******* **** *** ***** ************.
  • **** ********* **** ****: ** *******, ** ** ****** ******* *** ****-*** ** intercoms *** ***** ** ****** ~$*** **** **** *** ******* comparable**** *****-*.

2N *******

*** **** ***** ******* *** * ****** ***** ** $*,*** including **** (******* *** ******) ** ** *** ******** ********. Additional *******, **** **** ****** ********* ** **** ******* *** ~$150 ****. *** ****** ***** ** ****** ***** *** ** ~$2.50 *** ****** *** ***** ***** *** ***** **** *****.

** ** ********* *** ************ *** ******, ***** *** **** channels ** ****.

Assembly ******** *** ******* ******

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Physical ********

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IP *** ******** *****

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My2N/Mobile ***** ***

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Verso ********** **** ******

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ONVIF *****

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Instruction ** ***** ***** ******

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Axis ************ **** ** ***

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Verso ******** ** **** & ********* **** ********

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*******, ** ***** ** ****** ********** ****** **** **** *** Hikvision, *** **** **** ******* ~$*,*** ******* *****~$*** **** **** ************$*** **** **** ****.

Comments (28)

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