Aiphone Corporation, Bellevue, Wash., an international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced a new distribution partnership with Milwaukee-based Cornell Communications Inc., an emergency call systems company. The partnership was announced at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, June 11-14. Under the new agreement, Cornell Communications will be the primary and preferred distributor for both the Aiphone NHX-Nurse Call System and the IS Series Rescue Assistance System.

The rescue assistance component of the broad IS Series IP Video Intercom System addresses the emergency and safety demands of personnel, residents, guests and students in a variety of campus and public arena applications. The component is offered in free-standing or wall-mounted weather resistant enclosures, and provides a convenient method to alert to and respond to any scale of impacting emergency.

The Aiphone NHX-Nurse Call System offers two-way voice communications between staff and retirement living residents and provides an easy-to-use nurse call system to accommodate various assisted and independent living center applications.

Aiphone Corporation and Cornell Communications have initially entered into a five-year agreement, to be reviewed annually.

For more information on this partnership, or on the IS Series Rescue Assistance and NHX-Nurse Call Systems, visit For more information on Cornell Communications, visit