Electronic House awards a product of the year to vantage Controls

Vantage Controls has received a product of the year award from Electronic House for it's TouchPoint 1210 tablet.


August 9, 2006

Vantage Controls' TouchPoint 1210 Tablet Wins Electronic House's Product of the Year Award

Touch screen tablet to be honored at awards breakfast at CEDIA

Orem, Utah - August 9, 2006 -Electronic House (EH) Publishing has announced that Vantage Controls' TouchPoint 1210 Tablet has been awarded one of its Products of the Year for 2006. EH will recognize Vantage by presenting the award at a special breakfast during the CEDIA Expo in September.

The EH Product of the Year Awards recognize products that are dedicated to improving the connected home. Every year hundreds of entries are submitted, and through a democratic voting process, the editors of EH Publishing's four magazines choose their favorite products. The editors' decisions were based on reviews that ran throughout the year, product demos and talking with installers and users of the products.

"It's an honor to be recognized as a Product of the Year by Electronic House," said Tim O'Loughlin, Vantage Controls Product Manager for the TouchPoint 1210. "The TouchPoint 1210 coupled with InFusion Media bring together the entire automation experience into one simple interface"

The TouchPoint 1210 is an ultra -sleek customizable Web -tablet touchscreen that provides ultimate control of any project with the power of wireless communication. Users enjoy total room -to -room control of lights, security systems, music with the same device they use to search the web and check email.

Included on every TouchPoint 1210 will be InFusion Media. InFusion Media is the ingenious new software that combines the touchscreen control of a Vantage InFusion automation system with the control of Windows MediaCenter, and it auto -discovers any and all programming in a Vantage automation system.

The TouchPoint 1210 offers amazing flexibility with dockable wall stations, VESA mount, desk -top kickstand and under -counter mounting possibilities. The TouchPoint 1210 has an amazingly slim screen with a wide -angle view, and is available in 3 colors.

The TouchPoint 1210 controls not only the lights, but also heating and cooling, fireplaces, distributed audio systems, video equipment, home theaters and window treatments.

The winners of this year's EH Product of the Year Awards will be featured in the September issue of Electronic House magazine, which will be distributed to thousands of attendees at this year's CEDIA.

For additional information or materials on Vantage products, please contact Derek Jensen at (801) 229 -2800 or email derekj@vantagecontrols.com.

About Vantage

For 20 years Vantage Controls has been a leading manufacturer of automated control and dimming systems for residential and commercial applications. Vantage offers a powerful means to integrate all facility functions into one central system that can be pre -programmed to activate according to a schedule, sensor or button. Simple stylish keypads or touch screens can eliminate entire rows of unsightly switches. The complete system interconnects via a wireless RadioLink (RF) network or with a simple, non -polarized two -wire bus making Vantage products the easiest to install, and the most versatile and trouble free available. Headquartered in Orem, Utah, Vantage distributes its products through a worldwide network of certified representatives, dealers and installers. This year Vantage will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. For more information, visit the Vantage Web site at http://www.vantagecontrols.com.
About EH Publishing

EH Publishing is the information leader and resource for the connected home industry, reaching more than a half million connected home professionals and consumers worldwide. EH Publishing is the industry's source for cutting -edge home technology information and market analysis, with the targeted publications: Electronic House, CE Pro (Custom Electronics Professional), Home Automation, TecHome Builder and Home Networking News. EH Events & Education serves the industry with leading events such as Electronic House Expo (EHX), a semi -annual trade show and conference joining connected home professionals with the top industry manufacturers and service providers. For more information, please visit www.EHOnline.com.

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Vantage Controls Contact
Derek Jensen
Marketing Communications Manager
p) 801.229.2800

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