Axis Introduces... An IP Horn?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 27, 2015

Axis invented the IP camera.

Now they claim to have the "first open standard, network loudspeaker for remote speaking".

You may not be that excited but Axis trumpets this as "really an IoT (Internet of Things) device."

In this note, we look at how it works, how it integrates with VMS systems and how it compares to existing analog and network-based horns.

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