Xantech Corporation Initiates Global Launch Of The XIST Business Partner Network At CEDIA 2004

Xantech Corporation Initiates Global Launch Of The XIST Business Partner Network At CEDIA 2004 - Custom Installation Solutions From IR to IP And Everything In Between

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Xantech Corporation Initiates Global Launch Of The XIST Business Partner Network At CEDIA 2004 - Custom Installation Solutions From IR to IP And Everything In Between

Sylmar, Calif. - - (Xantech Wire) - September 1, 2004 - Xantech Corporation, a 35 year -old worldwide leader in high quality A/V distribution, control systems and component products, announced today the global launch of its `XIST Business Partner Network.` XIST creates a community of manufacturers mutually collaborating, sharing technical knowledge and exchanging resources to provide dealers and installers support for the installation of integrated products.

XIST (Xantech Integrated -Systems Technology) exists to provide a common platform with other manufacturers assuring proven and tested installation of mutual IR and RS232 protocols.

"Xantech and its business partners will now be able to provide certified solutions for product software integration addressing various applications," stated Rick Seegull, Manager of Technical Operations for Xantech and XIST.

Today's Xantech has products and services "From IR to IP and Everything in Between™."
The WAVE (Whole House Audio/Video) Entertainment Systems combined with XIST provides a much easier programming solution for our customers. It's all there in one place. IR commands, RS232 commands and all the programming protocol information you need.

The manufacturer community of the XIST Business Partner Network model is evolving. Current Partners include:

• ReQuest

"We have empowered our Technical Operations Team to improve applications and software technologies," stated Morris Bekas, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "Our business partners and Xantech will be able to use this collaborative knowledge to support RS232 and IR based systems for a wide range of HVAC, automated lighting and security products as well as A/V source components."

Visit us at CEDIA, booth #215 to see our exciting new product introductions.

About Xantech Corporation
Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures high quality A/V Distribution and Control Systems and Component Products. Since 1969, over one million of these systems have been installed worldwide.

The Xantech product line includes Multi -Zone, Multi -Source Audio/Video Systems, Multi -Zone, Multi -Source Pre -amplifiers, Multi -Channel Audio Amplifiers, Infrared Receivers, Remote Control Switchers, Interface Modules, IR Connecting Blocks, IR Emitters, Volume Controls and IR Accessories. All products are sold to Professional Installers through Distributors or directly from Xantech.

Xantech products are marketed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Holland, the UK, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador. 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 and has an annual gross revenue exceeding $1.8 billion.

Contact: Loren Land, Corporate Communications and Media Relations
Tel: (818) 362 -0353
Email: lland@xantech.com
Web site: www.xantech.com
Product Picture: Located at: www.xantech.com
Source: Xantech Corporation

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