LN-150 Line Sharing Device

By: Webb Electronics  09-12-2011
Keywords: Phone Line

One of the bigger issues facing building owners is the trend of ever-increasing operating costs. Contributing to these cost increases is the growing number of devices which now require a telephone line. These can include the following:

Office phone lines

Elevator phones

Fire alarm equipment

Fax machines

HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) controls

Elevator diagnostics

Access control system

Burglar alarm

Point of sale modems

Credit / debit terminals

Hydro / gas meters

At an average charge of $40 to $60 per month for each telephone line plus other related costs such as DSL internet service, directory advertising, call management services, etc., communication expenses can add up to a major portion of the building's operating budget.

The LN-150 Line Sharing Device is an effective way to significantly reduce these costs. The LN-150 lets up to three devices share the same telephone line. It is easily customized to suit a building's particular requirements and has been fully certified by Industry Canada and the FCC. It is capable of giving one of the devices priority over the phone line and also has the ability to direct incoming calls to the appropriate device using Caller ID and Distinctive Ring features available from your telephone company.

One of the more common setups is to have the elevator phones share the site fax line. Incoming calls go into and out of the fax line as they normally would. However, if an emergency call is made from the elevators, the outgoing call will always receive priority dialing even if the fax line is already in use. This gives the emergency device the immediate dialing access that it requires without needing to provide it with its own phone line.

Another common application for the LN-150 is to use it in a retail environment where head office calls into the Point of Sale modem each evening in order to download the day's sales, inventory, payroll or marketing information. Since these calls are often made after the business is closed, connecting one of the site lines and modem together with an LN-150 is a very effective cost savings measure.

Commercial buildings, industrial buildings as well as schools can also make good use of the LN-150 Line Sharing Device. These buildings often have HVAC controls which are periodically monitored and adjusted remotely by the building engineer who calls into the HVAC modem by telephone. As with the previous example, this modem can share some other site line and incoming calls can be easily routed to the appropriate device using the LN-150.

Webb customers usually find that having an LN-150 installed usually pays for itself in a period of between 6 and 18 months. Its reliability along with the significant cost savings it provides have made it one of our most popular products over the years. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your own particular building situation. You might be very pleasantly surprised at just how much money the LN-150 can save you.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Phone Line

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