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Colorado vNet Introduces TP1-1D, Hybrid Touch Sensitive Electronic Touchpad

The Industry’s First Touch Sensitive Electronic Touchpad – A Hybrid Between a Touchscreen and a Keypad – For Home Control

Loveland, CO — CEDIA EXPO 2005 — Colorado vNet is the first in the home automation industry to introduce a revolutionary new touch sensitive electronic Touchpad that redefines the way homeowners interact with their vNet Home Automation System.

Sleek, stylish and contemporary, the Colorado vNet TP1–1D Touchpad uses capacitive technology to allow home integrators to carry just one product with dozens of key configurations, rather than multiple keypads they had to carry in the past to meet customer requirements.

A key attribute of capacitive technology is its ability to react and execute commands based on a single touch or the duration of a touch. A single tap can switch lights on and off, control a motor (i.e. drapes, ceiling fans or pool covers) or control a pre-programmed event schedule. A longer touch can dim lights up and down, eliminating the need for multiple buttons to control related functions.

Designed as an upgrade to traditional keypads, the TP1-1D Touchpad has no moving parts, just a removable acrylic membrane which allows the customization of background graphics and button labels in just minutes. For integrators, this replaces the tedious process of engraving traditional keypads and makes it a snap to change the labels to suit changing homeowner preferences.

The washable acrylic membrane is designed to last for years and, due to the lack of moving mechanical parts, is extremely durable. It also features a backlight, which reacts to ambient lighting to provide the appropriate illumination for any situation. Discreet LEDs and audible feedback assure the user that their commands have been executed.

The TP1-1D is remarkably flexible and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally and fits in any standard Decora lighting plate. In place of plastic buttons found on traditional keypads, the ‘feel’ of the Touchpad is described by users as infinitely more modern and satisfying than previous keypads.

Colorado vNet’s new Touchpad (TP1–1D) debuts at the 2005 CEDIA Expo in Indianapolis. To locate a dealer near you, please contact Colorado vNet, 255 East Sixth Street, Loveland, CO 80537.

For more information on Colorado vNet, please call 970.203.3700 or visit www.coloradovnet.com.

Offering exceptional reliability, scalability and flexibility in application, Colorado vNet is committed to providing premium intelligent solutions for whole-house automation and distributed digital audio solutions. Installation and building professionals will see and hear the difference, as Colorado vNet delivers high-quality, cost-effective products; with an ease-of-use and installation that has taken distributed digital audio and lighting control to a whole new level.

Press Contact: Caster Communications, Inc. at 401.792.7080
Katie Short kshort@castercomm.com
Kimberly Lancaster klancaster@castercomm.com
For digital images: www.castercomm.com

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