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After use of Urmet’s Max Pro Android touchscreen across numerous high-end accommodation projects, the company has now launched Max Lite, aimed at residential buildings.

Both the Max Pro and Max Lite IP PoE-powered touchscreens enable audio and video communication between the external door panel and the apartment, as well as providing call-forwarding to the Urmet Call2U app. The two seve-inch monitors also meet official UK Secured by Design (SBD) requirements for resident safety, including lift control, CCTV snapshots and audio-video recording.

The Max Lite has the same slim profile as the Max Pro and features both a flush mounting kit and the surface-mounting option. The two touchscreen types are the makers say familiar to use for any resident who’s using apps and the swipe gesture control of smartphones or tablets. Installations can vary from luxury apartments to the social and affordable housing sector.

The Max Pro moves beyond the underlying functionality of the Max Lite to give property developers the opportunity to specify apps from manufacturers. Using the Max Pro touchscreen and depending on what apps have been installed, residents can enjoy a multipurpose touchscreen controlling lighting, heating or blinds, plus an energy usage display, which is the makers say popular in the private rental sector (PRS) market.

Residents who are worried about nuisance calls at the ground level door station can take a timed and dated snapshot of the caller or even record a conversation. This can then be downloaded and the file sent to the central concierge.

Mark Hagger, Sales and Marketing Director at Urmet, said: “By offering these two apartment touchscreens, Urmet allows developers to make a choice between price point or optimised functionality, depending on the building profile. Core door entry functions to industry best practice compliance standards are embedded in both products.”

The Max Lite offers doorbell integration, compliance with SIP and RTSP standards, 1024 by 600 display, a main PoE LAN port and Micro SD-card storage. The product company adds that developers or property managers can upgrade from the Max Lite to Max Pro as a site evolves, with no engineering complications or the need to replace peripheral equipment or add cabling.


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