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Home Theater Made Easy With Xantech’s New XTR39 LCD Touch-Screen

Touch Wheel Control Offers Quick Scrolling Through Menus and Commands

Sylmar, Calif. – September 1, 2007 – Xantech‘s new XTR39 is a stylish, yet simple-to-use LCD touch-screen remote control. Unlike other touch screen remote controls, the XTR39 can be used with one hand and offers the end user incredible feel and balance, along with a vivid 3.9-inch brilliant color touch screen that can be personalized – perfect for the home theater environment.

Installed template projects make set-up quick and easy, thanks to the comprehensive built-in database of more than 10,000 unique IR control codes for most audio or video sources and televisions.

The XTR39‘s button layout is fully customizable and icons can be created for virtually any function or command. Multiple screen pages allow less frequently used buttons to be concealed. A convenient touch wheel control sets the XTR39 apart, allowing quick scrolling through menus and commands.

“XTR39 allows users to control virtually every major home system from the palm of their hand,” according to Graham Hallett, Xantech‘s president. “AV systems, lighting, and climate control

systems can all be controlled from the XTR39 in an easy-to-use visual interface.”

The XTR39 uses Universal Dragon™, Xantech‘s proprietary programming software. Using the current version of Dragon 2.1 and the installed templates, makes set-up quick and easy. Dragon 2.1 includes a set-up Wizard, which drives the customer through a series of questions about each device the XTR39 is being programmed to control. Dragon also empowers the installer or programmer with more advanced integration needs and nearly endless ways to customize and individualize each XTR39 for each client. Learning IR commands is also easy for older legacy components.

The XTR39 can be combined with the RF2IR base station for advance, no-line-of-sight experience. When coupled with the RF2IR base station, the reach and power of the XTR39 controller becomes endless. The RF2IR base station extends wireless control through walls beyond 100 feet. A single XTR39 can be coupled with up to 256 base stations, making this a formidable control solution. Included are 4 routable emitters, or the integrated Blast IR can send commands to a stack of components. The RF2IR base station also enables the XTR39 to control a myriad of RS232 devices, like projectors, lighting controllers, plasma or LCD televisions with reliable discreet commands.

The XTR39 can also be used as a wireless touch panel interface to Xantech‘s best audio and audio/video distribution platforms, the MRC88 and the MRAUDIO8X8. Offering a Graphical User Interface (GUI) on the XTR39 that matches the in-wall LCD touch panels, makes whole-house control of home entertainment or other systems extremely easy for the user to quickly transition back and forth between touch screen controllers. The XTR39 uses Xantech‘s proprietary RC68 control codes to improve control reliability when used with a Xantech system.

In Brief: Release Summary

• Xantech offers the new XTR39, a remote control with a 3.9” touch-screen.
• Installation templates make set-up quick and easy.
• XTR39 is capable of controlling virtually every major home system.

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.

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