On Monday, RTS, a long-time manufacturer of intercom products, introduced a device that company reps said was the most important announcement in RTS history.
Called ODIN OMNEO, the 1 RU product functions as a scalable intercom matrix that supports the latest digital standards and legacy analog connectivity. A single ODIN can grow from the basic 16 ports to 128 ports, and up to eight ODIN units can be connected via an optical interframe link to create a single matrix with up to 1,024 ports.
“It’s scalable to an extent that we’ve never done before,” said Fredrik Borjesson, senior product manager for RTS Intercoms, a division of The Bosch Group.
ODIN’s front panel has a color graphical user interface that uses icons to simplify the most common setup and configuration tasks. The unit’s IP compatibility works seamlessly with RTS ROAMEO wireless systems and the company’s KP series keypanels. ODIN has analog and Dante-standard connectivity to allow it to “talk” to other manufacturers’ intercom products, and the unit has redundant power supplies and fans for extra layers of protection against failure.
Borjesson said that ODIN will ship at the end of June.