The AX Series supports up to 8 interior master stations and 120 door or interior stations. All components are wired using CAT-5e/6 cable. A wide variety of system components are available to meet almost any specification.
CAT-5e wiring homerun from each station
Up to 8 masters and 120 remote stations
Two talk channels
PTT or VOX operation
Master-to-master selective calling
All Call between master stations only
Composite video output from CEU and master station
Standard or priority call levels from door stations
Electronic access control integration*
CCTV system integration*
Selective remote control (e.g. door release)
PC interface for programming and event logging
Scan monitoring of selected remote stations
Rack or wall mountable CEU
Calls queued in order of priority and call-in time
Compatible with IE Series door stations
Optional features: headset, footswitch, call transfer to telephone* and PC remote control
* Interface requires custom program (not supplied by Aiphone)
The AX Series supports 8 master stations and 120 door/sub stations, requiring at least one of either the AX-084C or the AX-248C Central Exchange Unit, and an additional AX-320C Add-on Exchange Unit for every 32 door/sub stations.To view a list of all AX Series stations, click here.
Only AX Series master stations and video door stations with the “AX” prefix may be used with the AX Series. However, AX Series is unique in that it utilizes audio only door/sub stations from the IE Series.Note that there are no exceptions to this specific compatibility. LE and IS Series stations may not be used with the AX Series.
For the affected door station/door release, remove the door release wires from the Central Exchange Unit (CEU) contact output and short the wires together manually. (For example, Door Input 1 corresponds with the door release contact outputs L1/L1). If the door does not release, the issue may lie with the lock, its power source, or the wiring.If the door does release, it may mean the relay output is damaged. Reseat the wires into the contact output securely and attempt door release again using the system, testing for an initially loose connection. If it is suspected that the contact output is damaged, contact the Aiphone Technical Support team.
For that information you need to call the manufacturer of the door strike or magnetic lock. Aiphone cannot answer that question and cannot provide you with an acceptable alternative.
By default, only the first master station port is enabled on the AX-084C/248C Central Exchange Unit (CEU). To enable additional master stations, complete the programming found in the AX QuikStart Guide.
By default, every door/sub station input is enabled, but may be set to audio only. To enable video, refer to page 3 in the AX Series QuikStart Guide.It is also possible that the Cat-5e/6 cable pinout is not correct. See below for the proper pinout required for the AX Series.
Compatible audio only door stations use the paired wires on a Cat-5e/6 as shown below. A two-conductor wire can be run all the way back to the AX Central Exchange Unit (CEU) and attached to a short Cat-5e/6 cable at the location or the reverse from the CEU to the door/sub station.
The following are the most common reasons that this error occurs:
All station types can be up to 980′ from the Central Exchange Unit (CEU).Addtionally, for an AX door station, the AXW-AVT and AXW-AVR adaptors may be used with 3rd party adaptors to run over fiber. More information can be found here.