La Cité, Ontario’s largest French-language college, recently upgraded parking lot security on its main Ottawa campus with the installation of 15 IX Series 2 video intercom assistance towers from Aiphone, the leading international manufacturer of intercom and security communication products. With the press of a button, the towers enable students, staff, and visitors to directly communicate with the campus security staff.
Aiphone Corp announced Brad Kamcheff, an accomplished, long-time employee, has been promoted to the position of marketing manager. He will be responsible for leading the Aiphone marketing team to facilitate successful corporate communications, events and collateral, leveraging marketing resources in support of sales strategies, and to grow Aiphone’s position in the marketplace utilizing market and competitor data and insights from industry resources.
Aiphone Corp. now has a mobile app available to new and existing installations of the popular GT Series multi-tenant video intercom. The convenient app will enable users to screen visitors directly from a smartphone, whether at home or away. The app, which requires the new GT-TLI-IP mobile app network adaptor, allows tenants to use smartphones to answer calls and unlock doors; view video and conduct two-way conversations in Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G communications.
Aiphone has updated its popular QuikSpec™ online design tool making it easier for specifiers and installers to find product information required to accurately design and assemble intercom products. The free tool includes all available wiring and other documentation, instructions and product specifications to make an Aiphone system bid quick and easy to prepare and submit. Revamped pages are designed to run faster and smoother. New tab-style navigation makes it easier to find information and more clearly defines when to choose one system over another.
Aiphone introduced system enhancements enabling the addition of a second door station and a new multi app-compatible master station for its JO Series video intercom aimed at homeowners and small businesses. Performance enhancements to other existing Aiphone systems were also added. The new JOW-2D adaptor enables the connection of a second door station to any existing JO Series system.
Aiphone announces its new Elite Dealer program offering qualified dealers a range of incentives designed to help them grow their businesses. Effective April 1, 2019, the program offers four award levels—Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum—each program tier is designed to meet the needs of Aiphone dealers with businesses of various sizes. ealer/partners also benefit from Aiphone’s award-winning support with online and in-person training, technical assistance and customer service.
Aiphone released “Best Practices for Keeping Students Safe: A Guide to Campus Security”, an eBook providing public and private K-12, college and university campus administrators with proven best practices for protecting an entire campus population. The free 31-page eBook looks at current technologies, policies and procedures required to handle a variety of security challenges. It includes interactive checklists to prepare for new security projects and for choosing a security integrator.
Aiphone introduced an updated JO Series video intercom which enables homeowners and small businesses to control front-door access onsite or from virtually anywhere using a cloud-based mobile app. The updated JO Series provides door access using the best of both worlds – a hard-wired, in-home master station with a 7-inch screen for instant contact with visitors or wireless control inside or outside a home or business via the mobile app.
Aiphone announced the next generation of video intercoms has arrived with the IX Series 2 Peer-to-Peer Video Intercoms. The new intercoms offer Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) compatibility, enhanced CCTV control, line supervision, backwards compatibility with the original IX Series and many more features and benefits to help create safer buildings with increased system flexibility.
Cindy Ritzman joined Aiphone as its new senior graphics and advertising/public relations specialist. Ritzman, a 20-year advertising and marketing veteran, will be responsible not only for design, but also for driving the advertising and public relations strategy. She previously served in positions as director of marketing and as creative director for several high-tech, consumer and Fortune 100 companies. Ritzman’s strong graphics and marketing background make her a good fit for Aiphone, according to Dana Pruiett, Aiphone’s North America marketing manager.
Aiphone announced it has received a 2018 Deming Prize, one of the world’s highest awards for successful implementation of total quality management (TQM) programs. This is the second time Aiphone has won the prestigious international award. The company also recently achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation issued by the independent, Switzerland-based International Organization for Standardization. The ISO 9001 series is recognized internationally as a hallmark of production quality. Aiphone has held ISO 9001 accreditation since 1993.
Kimberly Kapustein has joined Aiphone, the leading international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, as the company’s meeting event and trade show planner. She will be responsible for strategic event planning including the management and coordination of all trade shows and meetings. She will also handle promotional products for Aiphone events. Kapustein’s strong background in strategic event planning and trade show management fits well with Aiphone’s current direction.
Aiphone announces the launch of an entirely redesigned website intended to make information about company products and services easier to locate and share. The new site includes a product filtering page to assist dealers, integrators and end users in finding the products they want or need. Visitors use drop-down menus to enter categories such as system size, key functions and equipment type. The site compares the data to Aiphone products then makes recommendations for the job.