Castel Xellip2 integrates with Xprotect


Castel’s open protocol Xellip2 IP intercom has been integrated with Milestone’s Xprotect video management system (VMS) to offer seamless interoperability between systems. The ONVIF-compatible Xellip2 features a 1200 x 800 wide-angle HD camera. With a sleek, contemporary design and backlit and flushed nameplates, the Xellip2 has two output relays and two inputs for third-party integration. It also features two Ethernet ports (1x PoE, plus an additional one for serial/bus architecture type and loopback).

Other highlights include echo and noise cancellation, a built-in induction loop for compliance with disability discrimination legislation, audio feedback and call status LEDs, power backup, built-in web browser and the ability to record audio and video. The integration enables all the components of the intercom system – camera, microphone, speaker and button – to be monitored and controlled from the Xprotect interface.

The VMS enables users to record video via the event button or via motion detection; record audio; trigger actions via the rule engine, such as the display on a matrix or on Xprotect’s dynamic image wall; send pre-recorded messages to the intercom’s speaker; reassign an alarm, and display a flashing icon in the case of detection. Milestone Access pop-up notification enables video monitoring at the relevant intercom and two-way audio communication with the intercom directly from the Milestone Smartclient, as well as the opening of a door and association of intercom information with access control data.