Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine IP Intercom Tested

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 06, 2018

IPVM has published reports testing an Axis door station and a Hikvision door station (tested). However, those companies are new entrants to this space.

By contrast, Zenitel's Vingtor-Stentofon is an intercom incumbent provider. We bought and tested their Pulse Turbine to see how it compares: 

We evaluated Zenitel's Pulse system and Turbine video door stations, the TCIV, to see how well they perform. We tested the following:

  • System Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Audio Quality
  • Noise Reduction
  • Low Light Image
  • 3rd Party Integration

**** *** ********* ************** ** **** **** station*** ********** **** ******* (******). *******, ***** ********* are *** ******** ** this *****.

** ********, *******'* *******-*********** ** ******** ********* provider. ** ****** *** tested ***** ************ ** *** *** ** compares: 

** ********* *******'* ***** ****** *** Turbine ***** **** ********,*** ****,** *** *** **** they *******. ** ****** the *********:

  • ****** ********* & **********
  • ***** *******
  • ***** *********
  • *** ***** *****
  • *** ***** ***********

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Key ********

** *** *****, ***** Turbine ****** ******** *** performed ****, **** ******* pros:

  • ******, ***** *****: *** ***** ******* by *** **** ******* registered ~** - ** dB ** *' - 3' **** *** **** station, *** ******* ***** PoE *******, ***** *** loud *** ****** ***** from **** ***** *******, even ** ****** ** typical, ***** ******** *******.
  • ********** *******: ** *** *******, Pulse ******* ******** ******* features **** ************ ******** stations ********, ************ ***** between ********, ********** ***-*** calls, *** *********** ******* intercom **** ******* *** typically ********* ** ***** serverless Door ******* (**: *************) ** ***** ******** (**: ***********) ********. ****** **** intercom ******* **** *** a ******* ****** ** coordinate *******, ***** ** an ******** ****-**-**** ****** needing ** ********* ************ or ********** ******** ** route *****. 
  • **** ***** **********: *** ******* ***** ********* feature ******* ******** ***** in *** *****, ****** speech **** ************ **** loud ********** ***** ** the **** ******* ***. (~75 **).

*******, ***** *** **** weaknesses *** **** **** video ** ** ********* strong ***** ******** ******:

  • **** *****: ***** ***** ** low **********, **** ** low *****, *** ************ was * ******* ** testing. ******** ** *****-******* devices,****** *** * **** image-quality *********, ****** ***** onboard ***** ** ****** operators ********* ***** ** see *** ******, *** perform ********* **** ************.
  • ******* *************: **** *** ********** Pulse ****** ******** ******** points ** ************* ** work *** *** ****** of ******* *** ******** require *********** ******* ******** to **********.
  • ******** ******* *****: ******* ***** ** based, ****** ********* ** limited ** ******* ******** stations ****** ** ********** software '**** *****' *** 'cloud *****' ****** ******** are ********* *** ****** or ********* ******** *********.

************, ********** ***** ******* do *** ***** ************ with *** ***** *********. If ************ *** ******, another ******* ****, *** server-based************** ** ********, ***** connects ** *****, ******** House, *******, *************** ****** ****** *******. 

*****

*** **** ***********-* ******* ***** *** ~$1700 *** ******** ***** ********* for ** ** ** stations. ********** ******** **** 16 **** *** ~$*** each, ******** ********** ******* and ****** ********* ********* apply.

Physical ********

*** ***** ****** ** comprised ** **** ******** and * **** *****, supporting * ******* ** 64 ******** *** ** connected *** ***** *** devices *** ******** *******. For **** ************, * system ******** ** * video **** ***** *** two ** ***** ******* stations **** ** ****, as ** ****** ** our **** ******:

*** ******* **** ******* via *** *** ******** no ********** ***** ******** or ******* *******. *** ***** below ******* *** ******** features ** *** ******:

Making * **** *******

** *** *****, ********** and ******* ***** **** system ******* **** **** and *****, **** *** latency, ************ *****. 

** *** ****, ***** connected ******* (****** * second) **** ** *********** spanned ******** ********. ***** connects ** **** ** the **** ****** ** pressed, ** ********* *** view *** ****** ****** even ****** ********** ***** or ******* ** *** call.

Turbine **** ********

******* **** ******** *** surface ******* *********** *********, ** *** ** wall ******* ***** **** 2 **** **** *****. The ***** *** **** rated, *** ****** ** a ******* ********* *** metal *******.

*** ***** ** *** station ** ********* ** a ****** ** ****** and ********, ********* *********, and *** ************* ** call ******* ****** **** single (******) ** ******** scrolling ********* *****. *** Turbine's ******* ** ****** inside * ***** ****:

*** ******** ** *** station ** ****** **** the ********* ** ** RJ-45 **** *** *** unit's */* ***** *** connecting **** ******* ** signal *****:

Good ***** *********

******* ******** '****** ***** *********', ********* * ******* maximum ***** ********* ** 'over ** **'.  ** our ****, **** ******* made ******* ****** **** more ******* ** ***** environments.

**** ** ****** **** the **** ****** ***, ambient ***** *** **** reduces *************** **** **** stations. *******, **** ****** on, ********** ***** *** greatly *******, ****** ****** more *****. *** ***** below ***** *** **** of **** *******:

** ******** ** **** stations **** **** *****-*, *******'* ***** ********* is **** ************, **** up ** * ********* settings ****** **** ******** on/off. *******'* ****-****** ** noise ********* *** ****** in ****** ***** **** Axis *** ********* **** stations. ** *** ****, we **** **** ** filter *** **** ***** noise, *** ***** **** up ** ******* ******* at ******* '*', *** filter **** *** ***** still ******* ****** ** setting '*'.

*** ********** ******** ***** for ******** ********** ****** to ** ******** *** while ******* ***** ******* be ****** **.

Not ****** ***** ***********

** ******** ** *** high ********** *****, ******* video *********** ** ****. The ******** ****** ******* video ** *** *********** of **** * ***, although ******* **** ******** are *** * ***. The ***** ****** ** useful *** ******** ********* of *******, *** *** camera ** *** ******, nor ******** *** ******* surveillance ***.

*******, *********** ****** ******* or ** ****-******* ***** results ** ****** *****. *******, Turbine ******** ** *** **** integrated **. ** *** test, *********** ** ***** at *****, ** **** no ******** ***** ******* proved *********** *** *****, resulting ** **** ******* of ***** ***** ~****. 

********** **** ****** ** lights (***** ***), *** door ******* ***** ** essentially ********, **** *** subject ********* ** *** and *** **** ** the ***** ****** ******* dark.

Heavy ***** *************

******* ***** **** ******** audio ******* ******* *** automatic ****** ********* *** adjustable *** ***********. ** tested ***** ********* ** 25 **** **** **** the **** *******, *** with '*** ***********' *** to ******* *** ******* could **** ****** ****** conversations. **** ******** ** longer **** ******* **** and ********* **** ******** fixed ** **** ** audio ****** ***** ** devices, ******* * - 10 **** ***.

***** ******* ** **** broadcasted *** ******** ***** signals *** ****** ************, with ******* *** *** sensitivities *** ********* ****** settings *** ********* ** **** and ********* **** ********:

**** ** ***** ******** are ******** ** ****** 'push ** ****' ******** systems, *** ***** *** be **** ** ************ where **** ****** (*************) audio, **** ************, ** audio ********** *** ** needed. 

Limited *** ***** ***********

******* ******* *** *** directly ********** ** *****, nor **** ******* ***** ONVIF ******. *** ***** integrations ******* ** ******** central ****** (********) *** not ********* *** *****. 

*******, ************ ********* ***** the ******-***** ******** ****** (including ***** *******) *** ********* for**** **** ** ********* platforms, ********* ********* *******,******** ***** *-****,**** *******,*** ********** ********* ****** systems, ****************************** ***. ******* *********** ** handled ** ******* ******* ***** ***.

** *** ****, ** were **** ** **** live ***** ***** ** TCP/UDP **** ****, ******** subsequent ********* ** *** connected *** **** ** video **** (** *****), and *** ******-**** ****** detection ****. ** ***** **** automatically ****** ** ***** for *** **** *******'* call ******, *** ** could ** ******** ******* using ******** */* ******.

Dealer ****

***** ** **** ********* from ******* ******* ********* dealers. ******* *** ******* then ** ******* ******* those ********* *******.

Pulse ******** ** **** & ********* **** ********

*** ******* ********** ******* Turbine ***** *** **** stations **** **** ** Hikvision ** **** ******* of * ****** ******** device ********** ** * VMS, ***** ** * fully ********* ******** ****** for ********** ***********, **** notification, ********** *******, *** audio ************** ********* *** beyond ****** ******** *** echo ********** ** ******* automatic ****** *** ********** gain ********.

*******, ****** **** *** Hikvision **** ********, ***** video ** *** ********** with *** *** ** a ********* ****** *********, lacking *****-**** *** ***-***** features.

**** *** ********* **** stations *** ****** ********* via ************, ***** ******* is ******* ** ******* only *** *** ********* available ******* **** ***** channel.

Comments (17)

*** ***** * ****'* see ********* ** ***** can ** ********** ** standard SIP ********* *** **** on **** *** *** systems.  

** *** *** **** SIP ***********, ** ** is *** * ***** of *** ****, *** we *** ******* ** in *** ************, **: Genetec *******.

** *** ********* ***** using ***? ***** ********(*) do *** ******** ***?

*** *** ******** ** widely **** ** ******* verticals (**** ****), ** conceivably (*****, ** ****'* test) ****** ******* ** existing ******* ** **** easy.

** ****** *************** **** ******** *** video *****.  *** ** works **** **** ****** too. 

****'* ***********.  * ***** a **** ***** *** those **********.  ** *** sell ***** ***-******* ******** too, **** ******?

***** ***** *** ** directly ********** **** ** IP ***, *********** *** need *** ****** ******** (if ***'** ***** ***** only). ** **** *** of ***** ** *** office *********, **** ** our ***** ******. **** the **** ********* *****, the **** ** ********** to ******* *** ***** when * ** ******* during * ****.

*** ***** ** ********* if ***** * *** that ******** ***** *****. 

** ***** ** **** to **** ** ********* street **** ** **** can ** ********** **** comparing ** *** **** and *** *******. 

** * *** ** ways **** ****** ****** very ******* ** *** Aiphone ** ******. 

**** *** ******* ** system ******* ***?  *** you ******* ***** ***** to *** *** *** or **** ** **** work **** ***** ******* devices ** **** ******?  I ***** **** ** interested ** **** *** audio ******* ********** ******* ********* *** Aiphone. 

*** ****** **** ******* with ********* ** *** intercoms *** **** ** any ****/****** ** *** don't *** ****** **** a ****** **** ***'* grow.  *** ******** **** was ****** *** **** as * *** *********, ***** mode ** ********. 

 

** ** ** *** SIP **********. * ***** it ***** ** * closed **** ******. 

** ** * ****** less ************. **** * pretty **** **** ******. Very ***** ****. *********** programming. *** **** ***** works **** ****. *********.   

* **** ******* **** there ** ** ******** firmware ****** **** **** make *** ****** ***** compatible ** ** **** be **** ** ** pulled **** **** ***’*. 

**** ** ******** ** be ******** ***** **** year. 

UPDATE: **** *** ***** ******* * **********

***** *** ***** *** TCIV ****** ******* **** v *.*.*.* ******** ** Profile * **********:

***** *** *** **** article, *****!

**** *******.

**** **** ***** ** also ** *****-**** ******* of **** ******* ******* the ******.  

**** *********** **** ******** a *** ****** *** I ******* * *******:

(*) **** *** **** stations ***** ****-******* ***** with *****-********* ******** **** live ** ** ************ and

(*) *** **** ******** **** do ***** ****-******* ***** there ** ********* **** * significantly **** ********* ******* version ** *** ******* with * ********* *** ******* ** ***** cameras ** ****** ******* exception extremely ***

*** *******, *** ****** sells *** *** ****-* station ********* ** *** article *** ****** $****, while ******* *** *****-**** version ****-* *** ***** $850. ** ***** *****, the ****** ******** *** priced ** $***. *** this ***** *** ***** expect * ****-******* ****** but **** *** ******* we **** **** **** is *** **** *** get.

** ************** ** ** buy *** *****-**** ******* of **** ******* *** spend *** ******* ** a ******** ****-******* ******. *'** done **** ** **** life *** ** **** happy **** ** ********.

**** ** ****** ********.  Thanks *** *******!

***** *** **** *** unit **** * ******* **** mounted ***** *** ****-* is **** ******. 

* **** ****'* **** type ** ******** ***** the ** ***** ** 2N.  ********* *********, ***** the **** ***** **** Stations *** *** ** Backorder, ** **** *** sent ** ** *** 2N ***.  *** ** Verso **** ******* ** add ** *** ******* parts ******.  ****** *****, plus *** ** ******** intergrate **** **** ******* and ***********, *** ** mention *** *** ******* based ** ***, **** FreePBX.

*** **** *** ***** quality ******* ** *** Axis *******?

*** *** ******** *** ***** license ** ****** *****? 

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