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This FAQ describes, how you can configure 2N® VoiceBlue Next gateway (You can also use 2N® VoiceBlue Max, 2N® BRI Lite and Enterprise or 2N® StarGate and 2N® BlueTower as the configuration is basicly the same) together with 2N® Helios IP intercoms and 2N® Access Unit for school scenario. You can configure the intercom to send SMS message throught the gateway as a conformation that student arrived to school. Once student will swipe the card to open the door, SMS to parent cell phone will be send. Below you can find step by step configuration for both devices. FW version of 2N® Helios IP intercom Intercom has to be 2.16 at least and for 2N® VoiceBlue Next has to be at least 1.26.3. Please keep on mind that even when you will have multiple entrances with the intercoms, you still need just one gateway!

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In the picture below there is shown settings for User Group 1. Messages (emails) from all users in this User group are routed via SMS group 1. It means that these emails will be transferred to SMS and sent only via GSM modules assigned to SMS group 1. It is GSM module 2 in our example (as you can see in the picture from step 1).

How to configure 

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2N® IP intercoms

Note: Please keep on mind that Enhanced integration licence is needed in order to use Email feature!

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If you will swipe valid card now, Helios  2N® IP Intercom will send and email to the gateway and it will send SMS message to the predefined cell phone.

Set time on 2N®

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IP intercom

Go to section "System->Date & Time", pick the right "Time Zone" and if possible, you can synchronize the intercom with NTP server. If NTP server is not available, then you can synchronize the intercom with your browser by clicking on "Synchronise with browser".  

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You also need to configure the intercom to open the door once the student swipes a card or fob. In case you have 2N® Helios IP Vario/Force/Safety or 2N® Access Unit, then please go to section "Hadrware->Card reader" and for "Associated Switch" choose one of the switches. 

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In case that you are using 2N® Helios IP Verso or Verso card reader module connected to 2N® Helios IP Access Unit, then please go to section "Hardware->Extenders", find your card reader and again choose on of the switches for "Associated Switch"

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