NetStreams Introduces First Digital Doorbell and
Intercom System Based on Internet Protocol Technology (5/10/2006)
CEDIA US Expo 2006
New Addition to DigiLinX IP-Based Multi-Room
Audio and Control System Offers Unique Features and High Quality
NetStreams(r), the global leader in networked
entertainment systems and technology based on Internet Protocol
(IP), has introduced the NetStreams DoorLinX(tm) DX100, the world's
first IP-Based doorbell / intercom system here today at the CEDIA
Expo, the world's largest exposition devoted to multi-room home
entertainment and control systems. Featuring an integrated microphone,
speaker, and matching doorbell unit, DoorLinX allows any MP3 audio
file, including a recorded voice, to be used as a door chime and
to have different sounds associated with different doors or points
of entry. Designed for front door, back door, gate, garage, and
other entry areas where having two-way voice communication is a
requirement or preference, the DoorLinX is available for use with
DigiLinX(tm) Multi-Room Entertainment and Control system.
"Virtually unchanged for decades and often
overlooked in integrated home control systems, doorbells and intercoms
need to be updated with 21st century technology," said NetStreams
CEO and Founder Herman Cárdenas. "DoorLinX enables some exciting
new options for personalization, systems integration, and whole-home
IP intercom capability."
Cárdenas said that NetStreams' expertise
in multi-room high fidelity audio systems helped the company in
developing a chime and intercom system with exceptional audio quality
and vocal clarity.
DoorLinX features an amplified (4-watt) reference
speaker with a Mylar cone, and an embedded microphone with a high
gain, omni-directional condenser, allowing for crystal clear communication
with any of the NetStreams TouchLinX(tm) touch screens or the KeyLinX(tm)
KL200. DoorLinX also features a door latch activation relay to automatically
open the door or gate when a button is pressed on the TouchLinX
Dealers can customize the doorbell's ring
tone with any MP3 file up to one half megabyte. When integrated
with the NetStreams' DigiLinX system, the DoorLinX will play customizable
MP3 file ringtones as doorbell chimes on all speakers or on selected
speakers inside the building when a guest rings the doorbell. DoorLinX
employs a high performance Texas Instruments(r) 24-bit DSP chip
to provide the intercom with exceptional fidelity and quality.
For homeowners desiring the addition of a
door camera, DoorLinX can be used with any Panasonic(r) IP Camera.
Users can then answer the door through any TouchLinX control panel
from anywhere in the home. They can see who is at the door, carry
on a conversation, and even unlatch the door to allow guests to
enter. Homeowners can also put any room, or the entire system, in
Do-Not-Disturb (DND) mode, thus muting the doorbell where desired.
Designed to mount conveniently in a 2-gang
box (sold separately), DoorLinX's three-piece design makes it extremely
easy to install, and with Netstreams' DigiLinX Dealer Setup Program,
configuration is a snap. Three elegant faceplate options are available,
including brushed brass, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze.
A separate illuminated doorbell button with matching trim plate
mounts on the doorjamb is also included.
The NetStreams DoorLinX DX100 will be available