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2N IP Verso intercom upgraded to include a full HD wide-angle camera

by Geny Caloisi

A new update to 2N IP Verso 2.0 has been released, which has been designed to enhance both the flexibility and security of the product. In a recent survey, 2N’s residential and commercial customers were asked to describe the features they were most looking forward to seeing in access control devices, and this is in direct response to the question.

The security upgrades include a full HD wide-angle camera which, based on 2N’s internal research, is now a requirement in more than 50% of office projects (and is increasingly being requested by homeowners too). The camera provides crystal-clear image quality even in very poor light. Unlike other cameras that switch to night mode and infrared illumination at dusk, it can also maintain full image colour until just minutes before total darkness. Additionally, the camera in the 2N® IP Verso 2.0 camera supports Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which eliminates black silhouettes when the sun is shining directly behind the visitor.

The third new feature designed to enhance the ability of users to see what is happening outside the door – and therefore the security of the building – is adaptive Face Zooming. Adaptive Face Zooming automatically zooms in on the visitor, allowing the user to identify them more easily on the answering unit or their smartphone. This is a particular benefit in video intercoms which use a wide-angle camera. While wide-angle cameras give a perfect overview of the whole entrance, the visitor can occupy a relatively small space in the frame, making the face difficult to recognise.

The final security improvement to the 2N IP Verso 2.0 is a new chassis made of anodised aluminium. This makes the intercom’s body much stronger and better able to resist attempted vandalism.

Regarding flexibility, the 2N IP Verso 2.0 now supports a fifth type of access credential: QR codes (as well as RFID cards, PIN codes, fingerprint and smartphone access). QR codes are becoming increasingly popular because they are easy to distribute via email and are ideal for one-off or time-limited access – say, for couriers or contractors.

The 2N® IP Verso 2.0’s new functionality is enabled by the power of the ARTPEC-7 processor, a chip developed by Axis, 2N’s parent company.

Michael Nicholson, 2N’s Business Development Manager for the UK & Ireland, said: “The IP Verso has been so popular for so long because of its modularity and reliability. However, you can’t stand still for a moment in this industry, and the option of adding new functionality is one of the features of IP technology. We are, therefore, constantly looking at ways to enhance the security or flexibility of our devices. In this case, we have delivered both in one go and because of that, I’m very confident that the 2N® IP Verso 2.0 will remain our best-selling intercom for some time to come.”

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