Users Can Now Make or Receive Telephone Calls from Select Modero Touch Panels

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam - February 3, 2009 - AMX®, the leader in providing simplified solutions in the audio/visual control industry, unveils its Telephone/Intercom Integration Package, enabling users to make and receive local, long distance and international calls from selected Modero® touch panels with the AMX SIP Gateway and it simplifies system configuration for intercom communication with our Metreau Entry Communicator.

"Once again, AMX is extending the value of our products by expanding the functionality of our Modero pouch panel family with this technology," says Robert Noble, chief technology officer of AMX. "With a portfolio of VoIP touch panels combined with the robust capabilities of the SIP Gateway, AMX is re -defining the seamless integration of IT and AV."

AMX has added new telephone features including Caller ID, Call waiting, Call groups, one -touch dialing, and voicemail, as well as access to local and shared address books from the touch panel and SIP Gateway, respectively. Customers are welcome to use their existing telephone service and simply add the SIP Gateway to take advantage of these enhanced calling features. The technology is seamless to the customer and is as simple as pressing an on -screen icon to initiate or receive a call. The enhanced touch panels also deliver PBX functionality to homes or small offices and allow telephone access via VoIP and/or analog telephone lines.

Select Modero touch panels now support full motion JPEG offering at least 24 frames per second and enhanced scalability of full motion JPEG video. The SIP Gateway supports up to 50 telephony devices including analog phones, SIP phones and these selected Modero intercom -enabled touch panels:

• 5.2" Modero® ViewPoint® Touch Panel with Intercom (MVP -5200i)
• 8.4" Modero® ViewPoint® Touch Panel with Intercom (MVP -8400i)
• 10" Modero® Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with Intercom (NXD -1000Vi)
• 7" Modero® Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with Intercom (NXD -700Vi)
• 5" Modero® Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel (NXD -500i)

The Telephone/Intercom Integration Package ships standard for new AMX touch panels. AMX has also made it easier to install on existing touch panels providing all the integration components including new firmware for NetLinx code files and touch panel page files.

AMX is unveiling the Telephone/Intercom Integration Package at booth number 2C62 at Integrated
Systems Europe (ISE) in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, February 3 - 5 2009.

About AMX
AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the way people interact with technology. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award -winning products span control and automation, system -wide switching and audio/video signal distribution and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, among others.

AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information, visit

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