Colorado vNet, provider of premium whole-house automation and distributed audio solutions, has been recognized by the Consumer Electronic Association for the innovative design of its home automation control, the Colorado vNet TP1-1D Touchpad.

Loveland, CO - April 19, 2006 - Colorado vNet, provider of premium whole -house automation and distributed audio solutions, has been recognized by the Consumer Electronic Association for the innovative design of its home automation control, the Colorado vNet TP1 -1D Touchpad.

Elegantly simple, intuitive in its ease of use, the Colorado vNet Touchpad represents a union of quality appearance, ergonomic design and superior system architecture. Sensitive to fingertip touches, the Colorado vNet Touchpad can be customized to command a wide range of home automation applications. Multiple possibilities with one SKU offer dealer convenience as well.

The Consumer Electronic Association (CEA) has named the Colorado vNet TP1 -1D Touchpad a 2006 Mark of Excellence winner. Mark of Excellence Awards single out products and companies poised at the leading edge of innovation in the home automation industry.

Companies and products CEA honors are showcased at the largest trade show in the nation, the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"We're proud of the fact that the Colorado vNet Touchpad has solved a problem traditionally seen in home automation control systems," says Bill Beierwaltes, CEO of Colorado vNet. "Too often, the visible elements of these systems fail to blend with the style of high -end homes." Not so with the Colorado vNet Touchpad. Its sleek, customizable appearance combined with superior system architecture serves up a complete solution.

"The Colorado vNet Touchpad offers several key benefits," says Craig Ogawa, research and development manager. "It features customizable 'soft buttons,' labels and backgrounds. Buttons can be set up in a variety of templates, allowing maximum flexibility. It also features a back light that automatically adjusts to ambient light levels. The Colorado vNet Touchpad can truly be tailored to individual needs."

Dealers, too, will find a variety of benefits go along with the Colorado vNet Touchpad. One product - Colorado vNet Touchpad - with one SKU, configurable in dozens of button arrangements eliminates the need for large amounts of inventory. Colorado vNet Touchpad can serve multiple needs.

Colorado vNet also has done away with the laborious engraving process most keypads require to specify button legends. Custom printed labels and backgrounds, designed to homeowner needs, can be produced in just seconds. The result - a fully customized legend - is simple to create, quick to install and clearly identifies each button's function.

"This CEA honor recognizes more than a product," Beierwaltes notes. "This award honors our team's commitment and years of hard work toward bringing vision to reality. The Colorado vNet Touchpad embodies our company motto: Life simplified."

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Offering exceptional reliability, scalability and flexibility in application, Colorado vNet ( is committed to providing premium intelligent solutions for whole -house automation and distributed digital audio solutions. Installation and building professionals will see and hear the difference, as Colorado vNet delivers high -quality, cost -effective products; with an ease -of -use and installation that has taken distributed digital audio and lighting control to a whole new level.

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