Intercom - OV-VPLP-SS
General Information

Used primarily for Housing Authority and other applications where vandalism is a major concern. This flush unit is made of heavy-duty 11 gauge solid stainless steel.

The Ovation system is a telephone entry system that connects directly to all of the resident telephone lines in your building. Thus, residents are called without the system having to dial through the central office. As a result, the Ovation system does not generate telephone charges, either on a monthly or per call basis.
The system is made up of two basic components:
1. The Ovation Controller controls the switching of the resident\’s telephone lines as well as door control and communications with the visitor. The “S” series is the simplest system and uses the same housing as the Spectrum system. The “V” series is similar to the “S”, except it has an integral, lighted directory and uses the same housing as the Vista system. Both the “S”and “V” series are available in handset and hands free models. The “S” and “V” series units are mounted at the entrance of the building or complex. It contains a main processor board and, if the unit is a hands-free model, a hands-free board.
There is also a Lobby Phone feature which can be used in addition to the “S” and the “V” series of systems. This feature can be used in the handset or in the hands-free models.
The controller for each of these systems is then connected to a chain of Line Interface Boards, each of which is connected to as many as twelve resident telephone lines.
2. The Line Interface Boards (LIBs) allow each resident\’s telephone line to be connected to theOvationў Controller when a visitor wants to contact that resident. At all other times, the resident\’s telephone line is connected directly to the telephone company. The Line Interface Boards are contained in an LIB housing which is mounted somewhere inside the building, usually close to the telephone junction box.
The Ovation system is capable of carrying out the following functions (several of these functions are optional, so check with your dealer to determine which capabilities have been included in your system):
1. Visitor entry: When the visitor presses a “#” key on the controller\’s keypad followed by the resident\’s directory code, this switches the selected resident\’s telephone line to the controller and rings the resident\’s telephone. The resident can then communicate with the visitor and allow entry at the main door or gate by dialing a “9”. If the system is controlling a second door or gate, the resident would dial “5” to allow entry at that location.
2. Call waiting: If the resident\’s telephone is in use, he/she will hear 2 short tones to signal that a visitor is attempting to contact him/her. The resident can then dial a “2” and the call in progress will be put on hold and the telephone will be connected to the visitor. If the resident allows entry (as described above), he/she will be automatically switched back to the telephone call in progress. The resident can also deny entry and switch back to the call in progress. Alternatively, if the resident is talking with a visitor and the resident receives a normal phone call, he/she will hear two short tones at which point he/she can put the visitor on hold and switch over to the normal telephone call by dialing a “2” and back again to the visitor by dialing another “2.”
3. Entry codes: Each resident (and any one else you authorize) can have a unique 4-digit entry code. When this code is entered on the controller keypad (or lobby phone keypad), it will cause the main door or gate to open. The Ovation can have up to 3,000 entry codes programmed into it.
4. Door monitoring: The installer can place sensors on the door to monitor the status of any door that the system controls. If the door is forced open or held open 60 seconds after it should have been closed, you can program the system to respond in one of the following ways:
a. Alarm Call (option)*: The system will first call a pre-programmed outside telephone line and send a message via modem. If there is no modem at the pre-programmed number, whoever answers will hear a series of tones. Pressing any key on their tone dial telephone will acknowledge someone has received the alarm call and the system will connect the answering phone to the system speaker and microphone (or ring the Lobby Phone). If there is no answer at the pre-programmed number, the system will call the pre-programmed manager lines in their order of priority and report with tones as described above.
b. Close a relay: If relay 2 is programmed as an alarm relay, the system will close that relay to activate a device the installer has connected to it (for example, a siren).
5. Free exit through a monitored door: The system can provide free exit through either controlled entry to allow exit without causing a forced open door condition.
6. Access for the Post Office or Fire Department: Connections are included in the system to make certain the post office and fire department can gain access to the building without contacting anyone to allow entry. These features will be connected by the installer and the relevant agency.
7. Direct operator control of doors/gates (option)*: The controlled doors or gates can be activated from the manager\’s tone dial or any off site tone dial telephone (using the door/gate control functions requires that the remote programming option be purchased).
8. Remote Programming (option)*: The Ovation system can be remotely programmed from the manager\’s tone dial telephone or from any outside tone dial telephone.
9. Remote diagnostics (option)*: The Ovation system can be called using a terminal connected to a Hayes-compatible modem or a personal computer running terminal emulation software. You can then access information concerning the system\’s operating parameters, the entry codes programmed into the system, the LIB board numbers used by the system, and the customized directory codes programmed into the system.
* These items do not require the installation of a separate reserved telephone line.
The Ovation Vandal-Proof Lobby Panel is located at the entrance of the building/complex and is used in door control and communications with the visitor. The Vandal-Proof Lobby Panel is enclosed in a vandal-resistant stainless steel enclosure with an audio board and keypad inside. This unit is connected to the auxiliary port on the Ovation controller board.


No monthly line rental or message unit fees.
Can be used with either Rotary or Touch-Tone service
11 Gauge Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Finish
Distinctive Ringing from \’outside\’ calls
Separate Electronics Minimizes Damage due to Vandalism
Remote programming and relay activation
Call Waiting is Standard Feature
Ideal for Housing Authority Jobs

Ovation Model OV-VPLP-SS
Height: 8.75″ (223mm) (I.D. 7.50″H (191mm))
Width: 6.00″ (153mm) (I.D. 4.75″W (121mm))
Projects: 0.50″ (13mm) (I.D. 2.75″D (70mm))
Construction: 11 Gauge Stainless Steel with polished beveled edges and tamper-resistant screws. Heavy-duty metal keypad and speaker with off-set mounting plates.
Housings: Flush Mount Backbox included with each OV-VPLP-SS master station.

Telephone Entry system shall be the Sentex Ovation system, as supplied by Alpha Communications or approved equal. Master door station shall be the vandal-resistant model number OV-VPLP-SS. Unit faceplate shall be 11 gauge stainless steel and shall flush mount at the door/gate location. Unit shall be provided with six (6) tamper-resistant mounting screws, and heavy-duty metal keypad. Contractor shall provide the necessary RJ71C interface connection(s) to the local phone line. Contractor shall provide the necessary V.I.P. series stainless steel directory unit(s), to be placed adjacent to the OV-VPLP-SS master station.The Ovationў system shall provide a relay output for controlling door or gate opener (if required), and shall be able to dial out on either rotary or touch-tone service. It shall also provide built-in capability to program the system right at the master unit itself.


OV-LP OVATION CONTROLLER. One (1) required per building entrance.
OV-VPLP-SS MASTER DOOR STATION. 11 Gauge stainless steel, with flush back box.
OV-LIBH-3 LINE INTERFACE BOARD HOUSING. Can hold up to (3) OV-LIB Line Interface Boards (12 apts. maximum per board). Comes with 12VAC transformer.
OV-LIBH-10 LINE INTERFACE BOARD HOUSING. Can hold up to (10) OV-LIB Line Interface Boards (12 apts. maximum per board). Comes with 12VAC transformer.
OV-LIB LINE INTERFACE BOARDS. One (1) is required for each 12 (or less) apartment telephones. They mount into the OV-LIBH-3 and/or OV-LIBH-10 housings. You may gang up multiple OV-LIBH-3 and/or OV-LIBH-10 housings as needed. Each OV-LIB requires a model 15CABLE connecting cable (for the RJ71C jacks).
SURCHARGEELECTRONIC SURCHARGE One (1) required for each OV-LP controller.
OV-CDC/CWCALL-WAITING One (1) required for each OV-LP controller.
ELECTRIC DOOR RELEASE (type to be determined by customer), with the associated transformer/power supply.

WT2833NL”DUMMY TELEPHONE” Used on No-Phone-Line systems to allow tenants who do not have outside phone lines to answer the lobby intercom call, and release the electric door opener. Plugs into existing apartment phone jack. Has built-in flashing red neon lamp, for the hearing-impaired.
VIP SeriesSTAINLESS STEEL DIRECTORIES See Catalog section on Mail boxes and Directories for information on these self-contained alphabetical directory units.

Intercom – OV-VPLP-SS
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