NetStreams New Touchlinx Amplified Touchpad Delivers a Designer Friendly Solution While Reducing the Cost Per Zone for IP -Based Audio and Control

NetStreams™ has introduced the TouchLinX™ TLA250 new amplified touchpad at the 2008 CEDIA Expo. Featuring a built-in 50-watt per channel amplifier and offering designer friendly glass finish faceplate that can compliment virtually any home décor.

DENVER, Colorado | September 4, 2008 | NetStreams™, the global leader in networked A/V systems based on Internet Protocol (IP) standards, has introduced the TouchLinX™ TLA250, a new amplified touchpad here at the CEDIA Expo, the world's largest exposition devoted to whole house entertainment and control systems. NetStreams' new touchpad features a built -in 50 -watt per channel amplifier reducing installation time and costs, while offering designer friendly glass finish faceplate that can be tailored to compliment virtually any home décor. The TouchLinX TLA250 will be available for demonstration at booth number 930 in the main exhibit hall.


Homeowners, designers, and architects are traditionally faced with the difficult task of trying to blend their home control and A/V distribution systems into the home's décor. This choice can be one of the most frustrating aspects of choosing a system, and is something that almost always disrupts the experience an architect or designer is trying to create in the environment. Most solutions to date offer modest relief, providing different metal finishes or plastic with a variety of colors and patterns. A new approach was demanded by the industry.

"Our new touchpad offers sophisticated technology and innovative design elements," said Kevin Reinis, President and CEO of NetStreams. "The glass finish on the product provides designers and architects with a very easy form to work with, enabling it to be a compliment to their design goals rather than something that needs to be worked around."

The new glass faceplate features a completely flat look, operating with only touch sensitive buttons. Further, a design layer under the glass can be matched to virtually any surface, design or accent, thanks to a variety of standard and designer color options.

The TLA250 features many of the control features of the NetStreams touch screens, TouchLinX TL430 and TL700, offering user -friendly features such as an Intercom for whole house paging, room -to -room paging, and room monitoring. The LCD screen can display meta -data (song, artist, album name), and control any audio / video source connected. The front of the unit includes an IR receiver to enable control from a universal remote, including the ability to pass through IR commands to control sources anywhere on the DigiLinX™ network.

In addition to its control capabilities, the TL250 features the audio functionality available in the SpeakerLinXTM zone amplifier and controller products. The unit is powered by a 50 -watt per channel, high efficiency amplifier, and features Burr -BrownTM analog to digital and digital to analog converters, as well as an EIM port for connecting local audio in a zone. The combined functionality of a TouchLinX and SpeakerLinX make this an ideal product for those zones where metadata is required but where a touch screen controller is beyond the available budget.

NetStreams has also designed its latest TouchLinX to be one of the easiest to install and program on the market. When mounted the faceplate is slightly larger than conventional dual panel light switch, yet offers a 2 -gang box configuration. Encased in 'slim line hardware,' at only 1½" in -wall depth (installed), it is one of the slimmest.

About NetStreams
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NetStreams delivers the Ultimate IP A/V Experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams' products, designed for commercial and residential use, offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta -data and control signals into one stream and incorporating industry standards, NetStreams solutions are a smart investment. NetStreams is enabling the future of IP A/V - today.

For additional information on NetStreams and its innovative products, please visit www.netstreams.com.


NetStreams, TouchLinX, SpeakerLinX and DigiLinX are registered trademark of NetStreams, LLC. All other trademarks are registered by their respective companies.

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