For Immediate Release
Colorado vNet Introduces a Powerful New Automation System at CEDIA
With a unique user interface and designed to operate without a central
computer, the Colorado vNet system is one of the most scalable, flexible and
easy-to-install systems ever created.
CEDIA EXPO 2005 Sept. 9-11 Booth #2059
Colorado vNet will unveil its new
Home Automation System featuring a powerful touch- sensitive electronic
Touchpad (TP1-1D), behind which lies one of the most scalable, flexible and
easy-to-install systems ever created.
Colorado vNet's unique home automation system is a distributed intelligence
solution designed to operate without a central computer. This reduces the cost
for smaller installations and increases the reliability for larger ones by
removing the possibility of a single point of failure that would render a
traditional system inoperable. The system operates with control, input and
communication modules linked by a high performance bus.
The system works on a simple input, control and communication process. The
Keypad replaces traditional light switches and issues commands to control the
system. The Dimming Module is the workhorse of most automation systems. The
Colorado vNet Dimming Module listens for events such as keypad presses, motion
sensor triggers or timing events and then respond by setting its lights to
pre-defined levels. The Starhub distributes messages and power among the system
modules, while monitoring its own operating state to alert the system of any
The Colorado vNet Home Automation System's user interface is radically
different from anything else on the market. In addition to standard mechanical
keypads, Colorado vNet has designed a new touch sensitive electronic Touchpad.
The Colorado vNet TP1-1D Touchpad uses capacitive technology 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. The Touchpad has no moving parts, just a removable acrylic
membrane which allows the customization of background graphics and button
labels in just minutes and configurable in literally hundreds of combinations
to respond to the diverse range of customer needs.
The system functions autonomously while modules effectively communicate
directly with each other, thereby eliminating the possibility of system failure
and allowing for future expansion or upgrades. Other key advantages include the
capacity to self-monitor and alter the system behavior via the Internet and the
ability to scale from a small home theater to a large commercial building
consisting of 8,000 individual modules.
Colorado vNet's highly-evolved vNet Builder™ software provides integrators with
step-by-step help in designing and configuring a homeowner's system. The
software includes a simulator which makes it easy to demonstrate to customers
exactly what individual pre-determined scenes will look like.
Colorado vNet has concentrated on developing a system intelligent enough to
solve most of the headaches previously involved in creating a whole-home
solution by making this product remarkably easy to install and significantly
lowering the number of products needed to implement the system.
Pricing for Colorado vNet's Home Automation System, along with the new TP1-1D Touchpad, will be announced at CEDIA.
Offering exceptional reliability, scalability and flexibility in application,
Colorado vNet is committed
to providing premium intelligent solutions for
whole-house automation and digital distributed 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 digital distributed audio and lighting control to a
whole new level.