Ideal for virtually any installation, the new "Ensemble" IR Kit provides a turnkey IR distribution solution.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, 10 February 2015 - Core Brands is highlighting the

new flagship Xantech EN85K Ensemble universal infrared (IR) kit at ISE 2015. Engineered
to send IR signals easily from a remote control to devices in separate locations, the
market's leading universal IR kits now provide a new micro-sensor, more housing
options, and the brand's dependable circuitry to provide ultimate performance,
flexibility, and design to any single or multi-zone installation.

The new Xantech EN85K Ensemble universal IR kit leverages the same receiver chip as the industry leading Xantech DL85K and now features an incredibly small micro IR sensor no larger than a dime to fit seamlessly within component specifications such as minimal bezels and ultra-thin displays. While traditional A/V installations and electronics require line-of-sight for enabling IR remote control, the new compact sensor allows users to reroute the IR signals to any separate location - enabling equipment to be hidden out of sight yet operated in areas such as behind cabinet doors or inside equipment closets. The kit utilizes the new sensor design packaged along with the Xantech hardware (connecting block and IR emitter).

To further increase installation flexibility and improve adherence to aesthetic demands,
the all-in-one IR kit now includes several housing options which use snap-in-place
simplicity to attach onto the back of any display, projection screen or other minimal
surface. These include a surface mount option, allowing users to easily affix the sensor
directly to a TV bezel or any flat visible surface, and a TV mount housing - specifically
designed for zero-bezel screens - that can be connected onto the rear surface of a
display or curved TV screen. Also included is a flush mount housing that allows the
sensor to be snapped directly into a cabinet or in-wall installation, while the kit's shelftop
housing can be easily snapped into place within any shelf or tabletop installation.

The sensor utilizes Xantech's trusted IR carrier pass-through technology to ensure
reliable performance even in challenging environments with high levels of interference.
"EN85K Ensemble's ultra-small sensors and flexible components allow integrators to
have the right possibilities on hand for any A/V system specification," said John Benz,
Core Brands Director of Power and Accessories. "The new dime-sized IR sensor and TV
mount housing allow the sensor to work with challenging mounting scenarios such as
zero-bezel and curved TVs, while other included housing options empower the
integrator to place the sensor anywhere that makes sense for the system. Installers are
now able to easily distribute IR signals without the need to purchase any specialty or
separate kits - creating more efficient, flexible and aesthetically pleasing installations."

The Xantech EN85K Ensemble universal IR kit is backwards compatible with other
Xantech IR components and can be used with any electronics that feature IR remote
control. The EN85K Ensemble universal IR kit will retail at $299 and are now avaliable.

About Xantech
Xantech is a brand of Core Brands creating an extensive range of state-of-the-art A/V
distribution and control systems as well as component products, many of which have
become the de facto industry standards. More than two million of these systems have
been installed worldwide. For more information, visit

About Core Brands
Headquartered in Petaluma, California, Core Brands combines the product and
marketing strengths of iconic and award-winning audio, power management and
control brands including SpeakerCraft, ELAN, Nile, Sunfire Panamax, Proficient,
Furman, Xantech and Korus to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its
channel partners and end-users. For further information, visit

About Nortek, Inc.
Core Brands is a Nortek company. Nortek Inc. is a global diversified company with
leading brands and innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle
improvement at home and at work. For further information, please visit:

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