Product Specification Sheet APS309

Rev. 08/2013

5601/940 B&W Apt. Video Intercom Monitor Station

This Specsheet is for a product which is discontinued. Please contact us for alternative products.
Outer Dimensions: 8.75"W (222mm) x 8.00"H (203mm) x 3.50"D (89mm) less coiled cord
Duplex Handset with Electret Microphone and heavy duty coiled cord.
High Impact ABS Plastic, Soft White color with Black Imprinting.
Door Release Button, Monitor Button, Contrast/Brightness Control, auxiliary switches, and Video-Moving Control.
Video Tube: 
4.50" (113.4mm) High Brightness Black and White CRT Screen (measured diagonally).
Model IH358 flush double gang electrical box, used with model IH357 flush mount plaster ring
5601/940 Digi-Bus™ Digital Dial Apt. Video Monitor
The Alpha Communications® / Elvox™ 5601/940 apartment house Digi-Bus™ series digital-dialed monitors are designed to meet virtually any requirement for low-rise and high-rise apartment video-intercom security, where digital-dial type entry panels are required. 

These attractive monitors surface mount right onto the wall, by means of a steel backplate (supplied) or over an optional flush steel backbox with plaster ring (IH358 with IH357).

All 5601/940 monitors feature a crystal clear 4.50" (114.3mm) black and white CRT monitor (measured diagonally), electronic tone signalling, Video-Moving control, heavy duty coiled cord, momentary door release button, monitor activation button, contrast control and amplified handset with electret microphone, providing simultaneous Talk and Listen functions.

When combined with the 946 series (directory style) or 947 series (electronic directory style) entry stations and model 6948 amplifier/power supply (and related accessories), the 5601/940 monitors are part of a complete building security system.

  • 4.50" (diagonal) Black & White video (CRT) Screen
  • Convenient Duplex Voice Operation
  • Easy Surface Wall Installation using Steel Wall Plate
  • Quick Wall Plate Connect/Disconnect
  • Clear Voice Fidelity using Amplified Handset
  • Rugged and Reliable. Simple to Operate
  • Pleasant Electronic Call Tone Signal from Entrance Panel(s)
  • Low profile flush monitor protrudes only 3.50" from wall
  • Monitors feature Video-Moving (Camera Moving) Controls
  • Works with a Variety of Digital-Dial Lobby Entry Panels
Architects' And Engineers' Specifications

The Digi-Bus apartment monitor(s) station shall be Alpha Communications® / Elvox™ model 5601/940. Monitor(s) shall be surface mounted (over a model IH358 backbox with IH357 mounting ring). Monitor shall include a high quality 4.50" (114.3mm) CRT screen (measured diagonally). Monitor handset shall feature duplex communication and electret microphone for exceptional voice fidelity. Handset shall include a heavy duty coiled cord. Monitor shall include a door release button, monitor on button, contrast/brightness control switch, auxiliary switch, Video Moving controls and steel backplate connector. Monitor shall be constructed of high impact ABS plastic in a soft white color with black imprint. Monitor shall feature electronic call tone signalling from lobby entrance station(s). Monitor(s) can be desk mounted using optional model 5610 desk adapter(s). 

Contractor shall observe all local and national electrical and building codes.

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Due to continuous product improvement, all colors, sizes, materials, finishes and specifications are subject to change without notice.