Companion Sidekick Extends Home Management to PCs and TVs!

SideKick delivers a punch to ubiquity in home control. Now homeowners can view and control whole home systems from PCs and TVs around the home.

Golden, CO - 11/1/03 - CorAccess Systems, a leading provider of electronic home management systems, announced the introduction of the Companion SideKick, a rugged, versatile, and easy -to -use controller running the award -winning AutoMate, PhotoMate, AudioMate and AniMate home management services but leverages existing home PCs and TV's as the control interface. Using the convenient RF Wand (pictured below), users can easily point and click at any TV throughout the home! Very nice. Companion SideKick is designed for both new homes, retrofit installations and is also perfect for multiple dwelling units. The simple pre -wire requirements of just Ethernet and power also means "no new wires" or Wi -Fi simplicity, making the central wiring cabinet or media center or top of the TV easy choices for positioning a SideKick. The same easy configuration setup that professional installers have been accustomed to will benefit from the familiarity on SideKick.

"Companion SideKick is a natural extension for convenient access of whole home management throughout the home and offers a remarkable combination of affordability, performance, and power," said Craig Slawson, president of CorAccess Systems. "Now, for far less cost than typical control systems, integrators can give developers, builders, and homeowners an impressive and sophisticated way to manage home services like scene lighting, security, HVAC, door cams, whole home audio control, digital media playing and a host of lifestyle applications and network services."

Simple Ethernet Connectivity

Companion SideKick utilizes secure home IP connectivity eliminating the cost of separate networks and providing unprecedented scalability. Both 10/100 Base -T Ethernet and Wi -Fi wireless connectivity options are available. In addition to serial over Ethernet, SideKick offers direct RS -232 connection to other access control systems. For networked home PC's SideKick comes with a PC/Mac/Linux software control application. It's that easy.

About CorAccess Systems

CorAccess Systems, Inc., provides easy -to -use intelligent interfaces to modern home and audio control systems. CorAccess products are designed specifically for controlling complex home networks, including whole -home audio/video, security, and scene lighting/appliance control, Internet, and communications with user -friendly touchscreens. The CorAccess suite of award -winning Companion interface products includes stationary in -wall systems, audio rack, set top, as well as handheld wireless appliances. Perfect for a single touchscreen installation or large commercial -grade home systems. Wireless modules available for retrofits. For more information, visit or call 303 -477 -7757.

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