Convergent Expands Custom Control Options

Convergent is one of three industry solutions for full custom control and the only one that also offers out-of-box functionality with best-of-breed partner products

Convergent Expands Custom Control Options

One of three industry control solutions to offer full custom control

August 24, 2007 Golden, CO. Convergent Living, Inc dba Convergent, a leading provider of innovative and affordable smart control systems and now broadcast quality matrix switchers, announced today the addition of full custom control support for the suite of Companion smartscreens and controllers. This product enhancement also includes support for a variety of custom templates including the existing CineMate theater template but now also Matrix, AudioMate and HAI AutoMate GUIs. All templates can leverage existing integrated system drivers, embedded applications as well as mix/match with integrated control modes and be fully customized using the off -the -shelf software, Adobe Flash™. The Flash AniMate object -oriented programming in unique in its simplicity and scalability across all platforms and thus saves time and money while providing the most optimal user experience.

"We are very excited to have completed this phased rollout so our dealers can add further value to their installations. Additionally, AniMate now also better services our commercial dealers and reps." says President, Richard Reisbick. "Convergent is one of only three control companies offering full custom control, but unlike the others", notes Mr Reisbick, "Companion does a lot right out of the box. Thus we are unique in our flexibility in addition to the animated graphical options Flash offers!"

Convergent Living develops integrated and custom control solutions on patented networked smartscreens. Since 2002, the solutions have offered professional integrators around the world the dimensionality of plug/play ease and now full custom interface/control with Flash -animated interface designs. The elegant Companion controllers are specifically designed to run quiet, cool and fast, engaging users with networked content, control and entertainment management on centrally located always -on sentinels. The suite of in -wall, desktop, handheld, TV/PC interfaces offer users easy access to simplifying their homes, offices or light commercial environments. www.convergentliving.com

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