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Xantech — Eliminate Confusion And Clutter With SmartPad LCDs

SmartPad LCDs Make It Easy To Be In Control

Sylmar, Calif. — September 5, 2007 — So many remote controls, so many instructions to read and so much to learn. Why would anyone want to fiddle with a controller for each device? Xantech’s new SmartPad LCD allow users to control virtually every major system in a home, from the entertainment system to lighting, heating, air conditioning and more. Just as importantly, Xantech engineered the SmartPad LCDs with an easy-to-understand, simple-to-use presentation. It eliminates the rows of confusing buttons and clutter of multiple wall panels throughout the home, and looks great too!

With their ease of use, affordability, and intuitive operation, Xantech’s SmartPad LCD controllers offer the perfect combination of form and function, while providing the perfect solution to the dilemma of difficult-to-use remote controls that often leave the end-user frustrated and unhappy.

SmartPad LCDs
The SmartPad LCD touch panel series consists of three versions (SPLCD64V, SPLCD64G, SPLCD39G,) of interactive in-wall keypads featuring two distinct sizes, 3.9-inch and 6.4-inch displays, so integrators will never have a problem finding the right panel for the job.

The SmartPad 6.4-inch display (SPLCD64V) is equipped with video capability that gives users the option of Picture-in-Picture and full-screen video display, as well as the ability to control and monitor security cameras and more directly from the touchscreen.

All of Xantech’s SmartPad LCDs are designed for ease of programming, thanks to the intuitive and easy-to-use Dragon Drop-IR programming software using either the RS232 or USB ports located behind the detachable faceplate. Each touch panel comes with an extensive library of built-in IR codes and the ability to learn IR codes via the learning eye or from Xantech’s Dragon Drop-IR software. Dragon 2.1, Xantech’s new version of Dragon, allows dealers and programmers with little or no experience using software to quickly configure sophisticated control and distribution devices and systems, making Xantech Corporation’s products much more accessible to dealers and programmers.

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The SmartPad LCDs are designed as stand-alone controllers with the ability to transmit IR commands onto the standard Xantech three-wire IR bus.

All SPLCD touchscreen controllers feature the following:
• Self-contained touchscreen controller featuring IR and RS422 serial output.
• Fully customizable display graphics.
• Source component status feedback (with certain Xantech components).
• Simple programming with Xantech’s Universal Dragon Drop-IR software.
• Built-in IR receiver.
• Internal pre-programmed IR code library, IR learning capability.
• Front panel IR learning eye.
• Front panel mounted programming interface with RS232 and USB connection.
• IR pass-through to standard Xantech IR bus, as well as IR expansion bus.
• RS422 serial output for maximum 4000-foot range (use optional RS422232 converter to convert to RS232).
• Voltage-triggered sequencer with both high and low voltage triggers.

In Brief: Release Summary
• Xantech SmartPad LCDs can control virtually every major system in a home.
• SmartPad LCDs have an easy-to-understand setup eliminating rows of confusing buttons.
• New Dragon 2.1 software allows ease of programming.

About Xantech Corporation

Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of state of the art A/V Distribution and Control Systems, and Component Products, many of which have become the de facto industry standards. Since 1969, over two million of these systems have been installed worldwide.

The Xantech product line includes LCD Touchpanel Controllers, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Audio/Video Systems, Multi-Zone, Multi-Source Pre-amplifiers, Multi-Channel Audio Amplifiers,

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Infrared Receivers, Remote Control Switchers, Interface Modules, IR Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, Volume Controls and IR Accessories. Products are sold to Professional Installers and Distributors directly from Xantech.

Xantech’s products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. Xantech is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. (www.nortek-inc.com), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of building products for residential and commercial markets. Nortek, established in 1967, is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.

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