For Immediate Release
Colorado vNet Vibe Touchscreen Wins Innovative Housing Technology Award for Integrated Home ControlLoveland, CO – June 26, 2008
– The Colorado vNet Vibe™ Color Touchscreen Amplifier has received an Innovative Housing Technology Award (IHTA) from TecHome Builder magazine for Integrated Home Control. The IHTAs recognize significant advances and best practices by product manufacturers, integrators and builders in home technologies and IT solutions for the housing industry.
Originally released as the central access point for the IP-based Vibe™ Audio System, the Vibe Color Touchscreen Amplifier is a powerful interface whose 7-inch widescreen display offers full access and control of a wide range of audio sources including the Vibe Audio Server, iPod® docks, AM/FM tuners, SIRIUS® satellite radio, and nearly all consumer electronic devices. With the capability to stream multiple independent programs to different rooms simultaneously, the Vibe Touchscreen displays full metadata information including album cover art. Its built-in digital amplifier delivers 70 Watts of power, eliminating the need for external amplifiers, but there is also a selectable Fixed/Variable Line Out jack to add an external amplifier or powered subwoofer to the system. The Vibe Touchscreen can be flush-mounted on a wall or used in a deskstand, and comes with multiple background templates and black or paintable white bezels to match room décor.
Significant enhancements in October of 2007 and May of 2008 offer intuitive, pre-integrated control over a broad array of home systems using the same stylish Vibe Touchscreen. Light switches, thermostats, dials, keypads, etc. are integrated into the touchscreen display to access CCTV cameras and control audio, climate and security systems, lights, shades, fountains, home theater screens, and more—throughout the entire house.
Using IP, the Vibe Touchscreen and other system components link together via network routers and standard CAT5e cables—making it simple, fast and less expensive to install. Programming is just as simple. With the intuitive vNet Producer™ software, installers simply name the devices controlled by the touchscreen and the wizard walks through setup and commissioning. No drivers or interface programming are required—it’s all pre-integrated.
The Vibe Touchscreen appeals to homeowners who desire a whole-house control solution with simplicity, intuitiveness, and striking design. It eliminates the wall clutter, providing convenient control from every touchscreen, and easily blends into any décor or architecture with multiple background templates and black or paintable white bezels. Builders gain a competitive edge by including the convenience of quality, practical home automation technology in a clean, stylish look that homeowners will appreciate. Plus, the fully scalable system architecture allows builders to buy what’s needed now and expand the system as necessary.About Colorado vNet
Colorado vNet manufactures a wide range of whole-house control solutions for lighting, climate, security, CCTV cameras, and distributed digital audio. Blending reliability, scalability and flexibility with award-winning contemporary design, Colorado vNet products are quick to install, easy to use, and complement any décor. For more information, please visit www.coloradovnet.com or 1-800-987-VNET. Relevant Links
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