I had the fortunate luck of having a demo of this device at Astricon 2011. I fell instantly in love and decided at that moment that I must have one for the front of my house. I currently have this working with my Polycom VVX 600 phone and Switchvox so that I can view video from the Algo on my phone’s color touch screen interface.
I plan to create a full review of the device (With better pics and video) and outline our deployment procedure here at the .e4 report however, I was so excited about getting my hands on one that I had to show it to you…
For those not in the know, the Algo 8036 combines an IP phone and security camera with interactive kiosk functionality. It can be used indoor or out to provide information and access for guests and visitors. Applications include HD SIP intercom with video, lobby intercom, enhanced courtesy phone, multi-tenant gate or entrance, guest service, and visitor assistance kiosk.
Algo 8036 Features:
- Sunlight viewable 5.7” VGA color capacitive touch display
- Integrated camera for still snapshot or H.264 video streaming
- Weatherproof Wideband speaker and dual microphones
- Presence detection
- Secure door/gate management
Also… Static displayed or scroll list menus are easily created using the web tools provided or custom applications may be created to display photos, maps, directions, sub-directories and more using QT based QML script language.