Convergent Living Introduces Two New Control Appliances

Both promote the Convergence of Entertainment + Whole Home Control

Golden, CO 11/1/2005 - Convergent Living dba CorAccess, developer of intelligent whole home control appliances for today's modern smart homes announced today the introduction of the latest in elegant control appliances for professional home systems integrators. Companion Rack SideKick and TVCompanion offer the very latest in solid -state control technology positioned for the entertainment areas within the home. Each Companion ships with all award -winning interfaces, lifestyle applications and best -of -breed subsystem drivers for ease of setup and configuration in as little as 7 minutes. Companion is an all -digital IP -based solution, leveraging home networks and adding network benefits like traffic cams and weather forecasts. Minimal CAT5 pre -wire means retrofits are possible.


TVCompanion is and elegant touchscreen TV with home control and Internet in one solution. TVc is also available as a standalone 17" LG TFT TV + 3M touchscreen but ideal with a SideKick or Rack SideKick for toggling between entertainment and control with ease. The digital TV is 4:3 PAL only with NTSC expected early 2006 in a 16:9 format. Each feature zoom, PIP, fast refresh, 2W stereo speakers, video inputs and VESA compatible mounting options. Combined with a SideKick, TVCompanion includes an embedded one -touch browser utilizing a full SXGA resolution. Now surf from the kitchen with just a touch of a button including an on -screen keyboard…or access favorites right from the Flash -based interface!

Rack SideKick is rack -mountable and, like SideKick, includes the full suite of Flash -based Companion control applications as well as the same future -friendly architecture for adding more control applications and subsystem drivers in the future. "We are very excited to add controllers for entertainment -centric locations", says Craig Slawson, President of Convergent Living, and owner of CorAccess and Companion patent -pending control technologies.

About Convergent Living
Convergent Living, operating under the CorAccess and Companion brands, provides sophisticated, robust and engaging IP -based controllers and smartscreens for whole home management as well as tools to sell scalable solutions to builders and developers. Companion products are designed specifically from a user's perspective, easily controlling complex home systems while vastly simplifying the installation process. Companion controllers feature whole home management, Internet, security, scene lighting/appliances, HVAC, irrigation, weather data systems, macros, custom theater and whole home audio/video control. For more information, visit www.convergentliving.com

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