Xantech Corporations RS232 1x8 Serial I/0 Router Offers Expanded Control Capability

Xantech Corporations RS232 1x8 Serial I/0 Router Offers Expanded Control Capability Only serial router available today that is controllable via both IR and RS232

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Xantech Corporations RS232 1x8 Serial I/0 Router Offers Expanded Control Capability
Only serial router available today that is controllable via both IR and RS232

Sylmar, Calif. - - (Xantech Wire) - September 20, 2004 - Xantech Corporation, a leader in high quality, residential A/V control systems and component products for the past 35 years, announced today the introduction of a new RS232 eight channel Serial I/O Router.

The RS2321X8 Router allows for simple expansion of serial control systems. It is the only serial router available today that is controllable via both IR and RS232. The RS2321X8 Router has inputs for both RS422 and RS232, with 4 RS232 outputs via DB9, and 4 RS422 outputs via RJ45. RS422 outputs allow a cable run of up to 4000 feet to help with virtually any installation challenge.

The RS2321X8 expands the functionality of the CTD line of self -contained Commercial Touchscreen Displays by expanding the single RS422 output of the Touchscreen Display to 8 total serial ports. This enables multiple RS232 -controlled devices, such as screen drops, lighting controls, HVAC, video projectors and displays to be controlled from a single CTD Touchscreen Display. The RS2321X8 Router also works in concert with the CM8X8DR A/V Matrixing System to allow system flexibility and expansion. The RS2321X8 router will begin shipping to dealers in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Morris Bekas, Vice President, Marketing and Sales stated, "We are very excited to be able to offer the kind of control sophistication, the RS2321X8 Router provides at an extraordinary price point. This unit greatly expands the power of our Touchscreen Displays. The SPLCD6.4V, in particular, with its capability of full frame video and transparent button overlays, becomes an even more powerful tool in conjunction with the RS2321X8 Router."

About Xantech Corporation
Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures high quality Residential A/V Distribution and Control Systems and Component Products. Since 1969, over two 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 directly from Xantech.

Xantech products are marketed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Europe. 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
Product Picture: Attached
Web site: www.xantech.com
Source: Xantech Corporation

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