CorAccess and Aprilaire form Partnership

CorAccess and Aprilaire, leaders in their respective markets for an alliance to provide touch-based whole home climate control.


Craig Slawson
(303 -477 -7757


Leaders in Respective Markets Join Together to Offer
Multi -Zone, Touch -Based, Whole Home Climate Control

Golden, CO 9/1/2004 - CorAccess, developer of intelligent whole home control appliances, and Aprilaire, a leader in the indoor air quality industry and provider of leading edge communicating thermostats, today announced a strategic alliance that allows for Aprilaire's Model 8870 Communicating Thermostats to integrate with the CorAccess Automation System.

"By engineering in pre -integrated support for sophisticated and compelling products, CorAccess can lower the barriers to entry for professionals seeking sophisticated whole home status and control," Craig Slawson, President of CorAccess. "Aprilaire's Model 8870 Communicating Thermostats are yet another example of the type of direct serial control we like to utilize. The concerted effort in listening to our dealers is leading an on -going expansion of CorAccess's electronic pre -integrated support for "best of breed" products."

The CorAccess Companion suite of touch/appliances are best utilized when feedback and control from disparate systems is provided automatically. Additionally, IP -enabling these subsystems helps to simplify pre -wire and bring environmental control in contact with other systems for cross -platform macro/logic interactivity. So "hibernating" a home becomes automated when you depart and logic means the drapes can respond to sensed temperature variations based on the sun's location.

Aprilaire's Model 8870 Communicating Thermostats were designed specifically for whole home comfort with convenience in mind.

"People spend a tremendous amount of money on automating their homes for convenience, by adding HVAC to this process homeowners will have greater control of their comfort and enjoy the time they spend in their homes more," said Jon Fischer, home automation sales manager for Aprilaire.

The Model 8870 is a single thermostat configurable for all types of HVAC equipment and compatible with all major automation systems. It also includes a large backlit display, an additional 'message center' display, improved humidity control, simplified setup and addressing, virtually invisible remote flush -mounted temperature sensors, remote monitoring capability of temperature/humidity -sensitive areas, and stand -alone operation as a conventional thermostat.

The Companion suite elegant IP -based control appliances add to existing command and control offered by Aprilaire via PC's. Companion offers elegant in -wall, handheld as well as TV and PC control with the latest chipset technology form AMD and Intel. Direct environmental control from Aprilaire rounds out the Companion direct -connected capabilities with scene lighting, security, webcams, CCTV, multi -room audio, digital media servers and media players.

About CorAccess
CorAccess Systems provides sophisticated, robust and engaging IP -based interfaces for whole home management as well as tools for dealers to sell affordable and scalable solutions to builders and developers. Companion products are designed specifically from a user's perspective in controlling complex home networks easily while vastly simplifying the installation process for professional. Companion features whole home management, Internet browsing, communication, security, scene lighting/appliance, HVAC, and whole home audio/video control, with IP -based user -friendly touchscreens. For more information, visit

Aprilaire (
Aprilaire is a brand leader in the Indoor Air Quality industry supporting a strong tradition of innovation and research. The company designs, develops, and distributes quality indoor air products for residential and light commercial applications throughout North America and Canada.

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