XANTECH PARTNERS WITH AMX TO SIMPLIFY PRODUCT INTEGRATION

AMX Device Discovery Technology Simplifies Integration of Xantech's Award-Winning MRC88 and CM8X8 AV Matrix Controllers with AMX Control Systems

Sylmar, Calif. - November 1, 2007 - Xantech Corporation announced today that it has joined the AMX® Device Discovery™ Program. This partnership will significantly reduce the time required to integrate Xantech's award -winning MRC88 and CM8X8 AV Matrix Controllers with AMX NetLinx® Control Systems.


Industry -leading manufacturers like Xantech integrate AMX Device Discovery technology into their products to make it easier for system integrators to program these products into AMX Control Systems. By teaming with AMX, Xantech will be able offer its dealers a smooth integration experience.

"AMX and Xantech both have a long history of successful installations," said Rick Seegull, director of business development at Xantech. "We look forward to working on future projects with AMX and in the end, the installer wins with a versatile platform that fits any system needs."

When integrating a serial or IP device that supports Device Discovery, such as Xantech's MRC88 or CM8X8 AV Controller/Amplifier, the AMX Control System recognizes the device, automatically loads the appropriate module and installs the new device automatically, thus significantly reducing integration time.

The MRC88CTL is an eight -source, eight -zone A/V distribution amplifier that allows the control and distribution of eight separate source components to eight different zones, with the capacity to expand to up to sixteen zones of control and distribution. It allows control of source components through both RS232 and IR. The CM8X8 is a commercial rack mount version of the MRC88 with BNC Video connections.

In Brief: Release Summary
• Xantech has joined the AMX Device Discovery Program, which will simplify integration of Xantech's award -winning MRC88 and CM8X8 AV Matrix Controllers with AMX Control Systems.
• When integrating Xantech's MRC88 or CM8X8 AV Controller/Amplifier with an AMX Control System., the AMX Control System recognizes the Xantech device, automatically loads the appropriate module and installs the new device automatically, thus significantly reducing integration time.
• By teaming with AMX, Xantech will be able offer its dealers a smooth integration experience.

About Xantech Corporation

Established in 1969, Xantech Corporation (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of state of the art A/V Distribution and Control Systems, and Component Products, many of which have become the de facto industry standards. 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's 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.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com or www.xantechcommercial .com.

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