At CEDIA EXPO 2014 in Denver (CO), the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) and home automation magazine Residential Systems both honored Basalte's touch-sensitive switch Sentido. This wide recognition gives the Belgian company a head start in its first steps into the American market.
At CEDIA EXPO 2014 in Denver (CO), the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) and home automation magazine Residential Systems both honored Basalte's touch-sensitive switch Sentido. This wide recognition gives the Belgian company
For their Manufacturer's Excellence Awards, CEDIA formed a panel of home technology professionals that represent both the sales and installing branches of the home automation
Praising the innovative control and timeless design, the judges chose the Sentido keypad as
a Best New Product. The most important selection considerations were the technological
innovation of the product, its value to the technician and his business and how it benefits to the
Additionally, a panel of anonymous professional integrator judges evaluated entries for the
Resi Best of Show Awards. Undercover visual inspections on the CEDIA EXPO show floor
convinced them of the added value Sentido brings to the American home.
Klaas Arnout, Managing Director of Basalte, is pleased with the international recognition. "As a
young company, we find it very important to structurally invest in innovation and design. These
awards serve as a huge motivation for our entire team."
Sentido, the light reinvented
Sentido is a touch-sensitive keypad with a sleek and minimalistic European design that brings light
switches to enter a new era. "The separate touch-sensitive surfaces create a unique and easy way to
control various functions, such as lights, curtains and blinds." states Klaas Arnout. "Touching more
than one surface at the same time turns on and off all the lights in a room using a general scene. This
multi-touch function makes light control highly intuitive and user friendly."
The use of high-grade materials not only results in a pure design. The wide variety of qualitative
materials like brushed aluminum, bronze, glass and leather also serve to use Sentido in each
CEDIA EXPO 2014
Each year, the North-American Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association organizes CEDIA EXPO. Yet again, this annual fair proved to be a vital venue for international home technology decision makers to connect and experience the latest and greatest the industry had to offer.
For the third year in a row, Basalte participated in CEDIA EXPO. Last year, the Belgian design company already wowed visitors with their sleek Eve frames for the Apple iPad. Now, Basalte introduces their touch-sensitive keypad Sentido in the American market in integration with Lutron® Homeworks QS.
In addition to Sentido, Basalte also launched new innovations to its Eve frame range. Next to the frames for all iPad generations, Basalte now also provides home automation system integrators with an elegant Eve frame for iPod touch. In home automation systems, the iPod touch can be used for a wide variety of applications for both residential and commercial purposes.
Finally, Basalte also launched their table base for the iPad Air. This elegant support for the Eve Air comes in two finishes: polished and brushed aluminum. Additionally, the table base comes in two versions, where each one is optimized for either landscape or portrait mode. Just like with Eve touch, the table stand can be used in both residential as commercial applications. For example in a kitchen to quickly review recipes or to register guests at a hotel reception desk.