Intermatic Unveils Professional Quality Residential Controls Package

Intermatic HomeSettings Professional Series to Meet Consumer Demand for Smart Home Technology at the Right Price

Spring Grove, IL - (November 1, 2004) - Intermatic Inc. announces the availability of a professional -grade intelligent home control product line for electrical contractors, homebuilders and custom installers.

Known as the Intermatic HomeSettings Professional Series, the products were developed using Zensys Z -Wave technology for upscale residential and commercial lighting and environmental control.
"Intelligent home controls are a popular and growing field. According to the technology research company ABI, the home controls industry is growing at a rate of 18 percent annually," says Jeff Bovee, commercial marketing manager with Intermatic Inc., a company that has pioneered significant improvements in home environments for the last 110 years. "With intelligent home controls, you can automate your lights, security systems, HVAC (heating and cooling), entertainment centers, major appliances and consumer electronics without lifting a finger. Within 5 years, intelligent home controls technology will be a staple in American households."
So what does this mean for electrical contractors, residential developers and their customers? A reliable, flexible home control system that is simple to install, easy to expand and maintenance free. Best of all, Intermatic has integrated Zensys' Z -Wave technology into their residential control products. Z -Wave technology is a low -cost, two -way, wireless mesh network communications technology that enables consumers to monitor and manage different systems around their home.
"The possibilities are endless for intelligent home controls and as technology advances the options for automation will grow," says Bovee. "In addition, the introductory pricing on the 'basic' HomeSettings Professional package will make it very attractive to electrical contractors, residential developers and their customers."
Following is a review of the components of the Intermatic HomeSettings Professional Series controls system. All products come with a 5 -year warranty.

·In -Wall Master Control (Model CA7100) - Features include multiple scene functions, programming based on time, action or a combination of both, along with a full two -way control system. There is a built -in Astro clock, allowing lights to go on at sunset and off at sunrise, never having to reset the timer. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates. Colors included white, ivory and almond. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us. Voltage: 120 volts 50/60 Hz.

·Wall Dimmer Switch (Model CA600) - Offers local and remote scene control, on/off/dim/bright features and LED feedback. The 3 -way option allows consumers to control lights from multiple locations, and the routing slave mini -scenes allows a light switch to also trigger a small scene of up to five additional devices. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates. Colors included white, ivory and almond. Voltage: 120 volts 50/60 Hz. Rating: 600 W Tungsten, 600 VA magnetic low voltage. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us.

·Wall Switch (Model CA3000) - Includes local and remote scene control, on/off, LED feedback, 3 -way option and routing slave mini -scenes. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates. Colors included white, ivory and almond. Voltage: 120 volts 50/60 Hz. Rating: 1800 W 15 A Tungsten, 2400 W 20 A Resistive, 1920 VA 16 A ballast, 1 HP motor. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us.

·Wall Controller (Model CA5100) - Features include remote scene control, LED feedback and routing slave mini -scenes. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates. Colors included white, ivory and almond. Voltage: 120 volts 50/60 Hz. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us.

·Duplex Receptacle (Model CA3500) - Features one controlled grounded receptacle, local control and LED feedback. Voltage: 120 volts 50/60 Hz. Rating: 1800 W 15 A Tungsten, 2400 W 20 A Resistive, 1920 VA 16 A ballast, 1 HP motor. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates. Colors included white, ivory and almond. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us.

·Multi -Button Wall Controller (Model CA5000) - Offers remote scene control and LED feedback. Voltage: 120 volts 50/60 Hz. Includes 3 interchangeable faceplates. Colors included white, ivory and almond. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us.

·Hand Held Remote with Smartbase (Model CA5500) - Offers remote scene control, LED feedback and a rechargeable nickel metal hydride battery. The Smartbase also features network memory backup. Agency approval: FCC, CE.

·Wireless PIR Sensor (Model CA9000) - Features remote scene control, LED feedback, wall pack jack and adjustable time delay. Agency approval: FCC, CE. Requires three AA Alkaline batteries.

·Contactor Module (Model CA3700) - For large loads such as air conditioners, spas and heaters, the contactor module features a local on/off control and LED feedback. The contact ratings are 30A resistive - 6600 VA, 25A inductive - 5500 VA, 3 Hp @ 220 VAC. Includes a 5 -year warranty. Agency approval: FCC, CE, CSA c/us.

With the broad selection of intelligent home control products in the HomeSettings Professional Series offered by Intermatic, electrical contractors and developers can provide customers control of just about anything in the home. If you have questions about a particular product contact our expert technical support team - they`re happy to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

About Intermatic
Intermatic is the leading producer of lighting control products such as electric time switches, photo controls, and in -wall controls. For more information on the HomeSettings Professional line of products, call 815/675 -7043.
Intermatic also manufacturers industrial & residential surge protection, pool & spa controls, weatherproof products, and professional landscape lighting. For additional information on the full range of Intermatic products, contact: Intermatic, Intermatic Plaza, Spring Grove, Ill., 60081 -9698 or visit their web site at www.intermatic.com.

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