Xantech SPLCD64V LCD Touchpanel awarded Best Graphical User Interface at Electronic House Expo Fall

Xantech Touchpanel takes top honors for Graphical User Interface in the 4th Annual Multi Room Audio Video Awards at EHX Fall 2005

EH EXPO, Anaheim, CA - 11/10/2005 The SPLCD64V LCD Touchpanel controller from Xantech Corporation was awarded Best Graphical User Interface in the 4th annual Multi Room Audio Video Awards at Electronic House Expo Fall 2005 on Wednesday. The MRAV Awards recognize products that make significant contributions to the multi -room audio and video market

Accepting the award for Xantech were Deanna Minnich, Xantech Corporation Director of Sales and Marketing, and Rick Seegull, Technical Director of Sales and Marketing for Xantech. Minnich said, "The unique combination of features, performance and value make the SPLCD64V an extraordinary unit, and we're honored to receive this award."

Seegull added, "We're very pleased that the SPLCD64V was selected for the award of Best Graphical User Interface. The competition in this category was very formidable, with some excellent products represented. We're proud to be selected from such strong competition."

The SPLCD64V LCD Touchpanel is a self -contained 6.4 -inch LCD touchpanel controller featuring video display capability, a sharp 640x480 pixel resolution with 64K color display and the ability to display the video image full -frame or picture -in -picture.

With the ability to directly output IR and RS232 commands, a front -panel mounted IR receiver, internal pre -programmed IR library and IR Macronizer, as well as built -in GPIO voltage trigger, the SPLCD64V is certainly a full -featured stand -alone controller.

The SPLCD64V is also simple to install and program. Front mounted programming ports mean that the panel doesn't have to be removed from the wall to update the programming at a later date, so that when the customer wants to add a new component to their system, it's not a headache for the installer. Xantech's acclaimed Dragon -Drop IR™ software means that programming is quick, easy, and intuitive as well.

Additionally, the SLCD64V can be wired using either Cat 5 wire, or can use the standard Xantech four -wire IR bus. This makes it possible to easily retrofit the panel into installations that originally used standard Xantech keypads. Installers will appreciate the potential to expand their business as they upgrade existing customers to the latest technology.

The SPLCD64V, which began shipping to dealers earlier in 2005, has a list price of $2000.00.

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 two million of these systems have been installed worldwide.

The Xantech product line includes LCD Touchpanel Controllers, 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. Products are sold to Professional Installers and Distributors directly from Xantech.
Xantech products are marketed in North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, 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.

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