Stentofon Pulse Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 31, 2012

Designing an intercom system can be maddeningly complex. Every manufacturer requires specifying a handful of pieces to bring everything together. Forgetting just one part of the system can be a huge mistake that erases any profit. Are better options out there? In this update, we profile a simple intercom system from Stentofon named Pulse, clarify its advantages and disadvantages, and contrast pricing to similar systems.

Overview

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