Product Specification Sheet APS163

Rev. 07/2013

AM229 Series Speaker/Microphone Entrance Panel

This Specsheet is for a product which is discontinued. Please contact us for alternative products.
Architects' And Engineers' Specifications
The entrance panel shall be Alpha Communications® / TekTone AM229 Speaker/Microphone Panel or approved equal, and shall provide for up to 18 push buttons per speaker panel. The panel shall include a weather-resistant mylar speaker mounted behind a louvered panel and perforated aluminum material to protect the speaker from damage. The AM229 shall also include an electrostatic microphone protected by perforated aluminum material. 

Push buttons switches shall be individually replaceable type with self-wiping contacts. Push button actuator shall be made of solid, extruded aluminum suitable for engraving. In addition, the panel shall contain up to 18 individual name holders. The name holders shall be made of BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic with clear flame retardant polycarbonate plastic strips to protect card inserts. Each name holder shall snap into two small slots on the panel itself and shall be individually replaceable.

Each AM229 Panel or approved equal shall be equipped with name card sheets that may be easily separated into individual name strips. Name strips shall be inserted into name holders without the use of tools.

The AM229 shall also provide the necessary circuitry for two wire intercom system operation when used with Alpha Communications®'s TA292A Suite Phone and PK292 or PK292A Amplifier. The AM229 shall be flush mounted or surface mounted and shall be finished in brushed aluminum or optional gold anodized finish. The Alpha Communications® PK292 or PK292A amplifier shall mount on the back of the AM229 Panel directly over speaker. This shall be possible because of the specifically designed rails on the aluminum extrusion.

Apartment Intercom System Speaker/Microphone Entrance Panel

The AM229 Series Entrance Panel is a modular series for use with Alpha Communication®'s TA292A Suite Phone. Panels are equipped with a voice frequency response speaker and electrostatic type microphone and can accommodate up to 18 buttons per panel. For more than 18 suites, the AM229 can be used in conjunction with adder push button modules.

The AM229 is also equipped with diodes enabling it to work with the TA292A Suite Phone and PK292 or PK292A Amplifier to allow for two wire operation. The AM229 Entrance Panel and TA292A Suite Phone provide two-way communication between the building entrance and suite, in addition to telephonic privacy and hands-free loud-speaking at the entrance. Controlled entry is permitted by push button operation of the electric door release, if desired. System requires only two conductors (1 common, plus 1 selective #22 AWG).

AM229/6, 8 10 button panels are available with postal option. (Note: On 8 and 10 button panels with postal option, PK292 or PK292A cannot be mounted on back panel.)

The AM229 requires OF190 series frames and OH190 series housings.

  • Hands-free loudspeaking
  • Weather-resistant mylar speaker
  • Self-wiping push button switches
  • Individually replaceable name holders (BLACK flame retardant polycarbonate plastic)
  • Simple installation
  • Two-wire operation

Height: 16.50" (413mm) Width: 4.75"
Push Button:
Individually replaceable type with self-wiping contacts
3.50" (67 mm) voice frequency response
Electrostatic type
Anodized extruded aluminum panel
OH19X series (flush mount)
OF19X series OF190S series (surface mount)
Name Holders:
2.13" x 1.06"

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