CIE, a distributor of audiovisual and security brands, is pleased to announce the UK launch of the R29C from Akuvox.The unit incorporates a secure infrared face recognition system that facilitates secure, hands-free operation, and further, an advanced QR code recognition system for organising temporary access for people such as delivery drivers and service engineers. “Akuvox is a new brand in our security portfolio and we are really excited to be kicking off our relationship with the UK launch of the R29C,” commented Chris Edwards, Marketing Director of CIE Group. “It is a genuinely groundbreaking product that pushes the boundaries of intercom technology into new and emerging areas. These new features, such as facial recognition, are not a case of style-over-substance, but have been carefully developed in the interest of end-user benefit and functionality. Also, as with all Akuvox products, the key aim is to combine cutting-edge technology with value for money for the integrator and end-user, and we're looking forward to establishing the brand in the UK market based on this attractive value proposition.”Akuvox is one of the leading worldwide brands for IP intercoms, access control and telephony equipment.