02.10.2017 Software

New Firmware, New Options

Our 2N Helios IP Intercoms are about to receive new improvements. New Firmware 2.21.0 is already available and it includes many enhancements for installers as well as end-users.

A critical advantage is the innovation of the Automation 2.0 interface where its user can make an intercom perform unique functions that cannot be set up otherwise. To make this option available to as many users as possible, we designed an entirely new user-friendly interface. Users no longer need to have a physical manual within their hand’s reach or check complex strings of commands. A clickable help function is now part of the new layout, along with a logical visual sequence of individual steps.

Another improvement is the manual mode for the 2N® Helios IP Verso intercom display. Now you quickly and easily add an image to the screen via HTTP API. This image can span the entire screen, yet allows the visitor to use the intercom before it appears again. In other words, any master software of the user is able to display messages on the intercom screen online, possibly control it entirely or use it as a remote display screen.

Our new version of this firmware also supports a new type of cards, the HID iClass Corporate 1000 in both 35bit and 48bit versions. They enable scanning both serial numbers and the secured sector numbers (PACS ID). This increases compatibility with existing access systems that clients may already have installed.

You will surely be interested in the convenience and added security of updating your Firmware for a 2N Helios IP Intercom. Source files are available in the Firmware section, or you can upgrade directly from the configuration settings of your device. If you use also 2N® Access Commander, the firmware 2.21 must be used only with 2N® Access Commander 1.8.0 or higher.