When it comes to the many applications of communication systems such as security, STENTOFON Communications Australia believe in the concept of an open integration platform.
Intercom is a very important part of a security system, but it is not the only component. In order to integrate all security components such as access control, CCTV, fire & burglar alarms, and time & attendance, STENTOFON Communications Australia has developed its own open process control (OPC) server.
OPC is a worldwide standard developed in 1996 by an industrial automation task force that allows for open connectivity of industrial automation devices and systems.
The STENTOFON Communications Australia OPC server works by sharing information between different applications that support the OPC standard. This standard is ideal to integrate large systems, such as security, and simplify automation processes.
However, OPC is not always an option. This can be for several reasons; either the application one wishes to integrate the STENTOFON Communications Australia OPC server with does not support OPC, or the level of integration goes much further then OPC standard supports.
To solve this, STENTOFON Communications Australia have also developed their own application programming interface (API) based on Microsoft .NET.
More and more software applications are written in the Microsoft .NET framework. In fact, the framework has grown so much in popularity that it comes standard with the latest Windows operating system.
The Microsoft .NET framework is also popular among security companies who develop their own software applications for their products.