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10/20/2014

New XANTECH Universal IR Kit Introduces Micro Form Factor to Improve Installation Flexibility and Design

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

DENVER, CO, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 — Core Brands is introducing the new flagship Xantech EN85K Ensemble universal infrared (IR) kit. 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 shelf-top 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. Shipping in June 2014, the EN85K Ensemble universal IR kit will retail at $299.

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.

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®, Niles®, Panamax®, Proficient®, Sunfire®, Furman®, Xantech®, BlueBOLT® and Korus® to deliver a portfolio of connected home solutions to its channel partners and end users. For further information, visit www.corebrands.com.

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: www.nortekinc.com.



7/29/2011

Xantech Products Chosen for Locker Room Facilities at University of Illinois¹s Baseball Field

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CARLSBAD, CA, July 29, 2011 — A major expansion of the locker room facilities at Illinois Field, home to the University of Illinois baseball team, presented the Big Ten powerhouse with an opportunity to also upgrade its installed training and entertainment audiovisual systems. C.V. Lloyde, a Champaign, Illinois-based design-build firm and full-service music retailer, acted as both consultant and installer on the project, incorporating A/V source selection and control hardware from Xantech, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years.

“Even though this is a Division 1 collegiate campus, the budget for A/V was quite modest,” reports Stephen Morris, president and CEO of C.V. Lloyde, a family-run business that has been in operation since 1867. “Xantech fit the bill – it addresses the financial constraints but also provides flexibility and reliability.” The expanded facility opened at the start of the new season in March 2011.

The locker room construction provided training staff for the Fighting Illini – the 2011 Big Ten Tournament Champions – with the opportunity to implement new A/V systems for both instructional and entertainment purposes, according to Morris. “The coach was excited to turn this into a teaching venue and a locker room for the future,” he says. “A locker room typically isn’t a place to hang out, but he wanted to make it a local hangout for the players and to also use it for classroom instruction and training.”

A Xantech 6.4-inch CSPLCD64GW Smartpad LCD Graphic Touchpanel in the main locker room manages selection of audio and video sources, including DirecTV, video playback, multiple computers and various music sources, such as CD, iPod docking stations and a radio tuner. Throughout the rest of the facility, in the coach’s and umpires’ locker rooms, training room, dry area and players’ lounge, C.V. Lloyde installed a D5SHK4 4-Source 4-Zone Wall Mount Kit from Xantech’s Digi-5 DDS digital distribution and control system, which features keypads with digital audio amplification.

“I wanted to give them a control surface that felt relevant for today, with color and multiple pages – one that was easy and intuitive for them to operate, and could be installed on a budget. That’s why I felt the Xantech color touchpanel was a good choice,” explains Morris, who notes that the university has been one of the primary customers for C.V. Lloyde’s design-build operation for over 20 years.  

“A projector on a lift in the main locker room drops down at the touch of a button. We drop a screen, we drop down a projector, and we allow them to project multiple different source selections. And all that control is through the touch pad,” he adds.

To support playback of training videos, as well as MLB game broadcasts for motivation and entertainment, C.V. Lloyde installed two LG large-screen HDTV displays and a retractable BenQ projector in the main locker room. Two LG HD displays in the lounge can share the locker room video source or can be locally selected to other sources, including a Sony PS3 video game console and a Blu-ray Disc player. Seven full-range ceiling speakers and a subwoofer in the locker room, and two wall-mount, full-range speakers plus a subwoofer in the lounge, carry the audio.

For the other rooms, which required basic volume control and selection between multiple audio-only sources to a pair of ceiling speakers, Xantech’s Digi-5 system was appropriate, continues Morris. “Each keypad has a built-in 15-watt/channel amplifier, allowing us to be self-contained with power and control all over CAT5 wiring, which eliminated the need for long speaker wire runs. An easy, programmable interface ended up being perfect for a simple audio solution that addressed the budget constraints as well.”

In order to distribute control and video signals between rooms while maintaining 1080p quality, Morris also utilized a total of five Xantech HDMIC5IR Point-to-Point HDMI and IR/CAT-5 extender baluns with IR wall plates. “That allowed me to distribute high-def content over long distances but also carry the IR control,” he elaborates. The system enables local infrared control of the DirecTV boxes, which are located in a central rack, from each TV display.

Having less than two years of experience with Xantech products, says Morris, he was grateful for the support provided by technical sales engineer Dana Hathaway. “He was instrumental in making sure that we chose the appropriate pieces for the system and helped explain, particularly with the newer Digi-5 equipment, how that integrates.”

He concludes, "My relationship right now with Xantech is also largely because of the support of Director of Business Development, Rick Seegull, and his team. They helped us deliver a very flexible system that the University is proud of."

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

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Photo Caption: The locker room at University of Illinois’s baseball field, recently expanded with an upgrade including installed training and entertainment A/V systems, installed by Champaign, IL-based design/build firm C.V. Lloyde. The system incorporates A/V source selection and control hardware from Xantech.
 
About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com <http://www.xantech.com>  <http://www.xantech.com <http://www.xantech.com> > ) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.


Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.


About The AVC Group, LLC

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com ), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.


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Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com.· Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



6/29/2011

Xantech’s A/V control solutions are a hit for Buffalo Wild wings IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

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Xantech’s A/V control solutions are a hit for

buffalo wild wings IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

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INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 — When the owner of a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Burbank, California, came looking for an effective A/V control system, Marco Ritzo, president of Advanced Concepts and Designs, a Las Vegas-based integrator, recommended a solution from Xantech (booth 1255), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution. The system cost a fraction of some competing products yet offers more features, according to Ritzo, who has installed similar Xantech solutions at over 15 other Buffalo Wild Wings locations.

 

“The owner wanted his staff to have a unified way to control everything A/V-related,” explains Ritzo. “That includes 50 TVs, 15 projectors, 12 cable boxes and DirecTV boxes. The owner’s first store didn’t have any of that control – they manually changed the channel on each DirecTV receiver, they went around the room with a remote turning TVs on and off, and then they went to their matrix router and dialed in the numbers – and did all of that by hand. It was not a great way to control the system.”

 

But traditional A/V control systems can be very expensive, Ritzo continues. “So we came up with a Xantech solution that didn’t cost thousands and thousands of dollars,” he says.

 

The system installed by Advanced Concepts and Designs at the Burbank restaurant utilizes the Xantech CSPLCD64G SmartPad Commercial 6.4-inch Touchscreen Display, a Xantech RT1610 16-port Addressable IR Router and Xantech 79000 Multiple Emitter Connecting Blocks. Ritzo notes, “That allows us to distribute IR and control to all the TVs, all the projectors, everything in the store. For us it was a very elegant, simple solution, and having worked with Xantech for a lot of years it was kind of a no-brainer for us. Those specific products that we use we find to be very, very reliable.”

 

Despite the cost savings relative to competing solutions, the Xantech setup offers unique functionality, according to Ritzo. “The feature that we call ‘all on/all off’ is something that for some reason our competitors did not offer – they didn’t offer a way to turn on all the TVs and turn off all the TVs at the end of the day. We’re able to control projectors, TVs, the rack, everything, and turn it off and on with one button, which was a feature our customer was looking for.”

 

Ritzo notes that by installing a solution from Xantech rather than a competing brand, Advanced Concepts and Designs is able to offer its customers a comprehensive control system that they otherwise would not be able to afford. It’s an added value that increases customer satisfaction without breaking the budget, he observes: “Normally a place like this would not install a $15,000 or $20,000 control system, so with Xantech we’re now able to offer them a system for a small fraction of that. It’s basically an add-on to the sale that makes the customer very happy.”

 

“These days audio/video is a must for all restaurant and sports bar applications,” stated Rick Seegull, Xantech Director of Business Development. “As this becomes the standard, cost of implementing the multitude of displays, projectors, screens sources, etc. soars, so the control system can easily break the bank. This could have been the case with Buffalo Wild Wings, yet Advanced Concepts and Designs turned to Xantech to provide their customer with a control system that offered functionality and was within their budget requirements. With Xantech Commercial’s diverse line, we can offer reliable, cost-effective control systems that make the system easy to use at any level while keeping the project within budget. From IR to IP and everything in between, no other company than Xantech offers the range of reliable products at affordable price points.”

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Photo Caption: Burbank, California’s Buffalo Wild Wings recently upgraded their A/V control system with multiple products from Xantech Corporation. The system was specified and installed by Las Vegas-based integrator Advanced Concepts and Designs.

 

About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com

 

Xantech is exhibiting at booth 1255 at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, FL.



6/29/2011

Xantech DISPLAYS ITS new VCS1080 VIDEO SCALER

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Xantech DISPLAYS ITS new VCS1080 VIDEO SCALER

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INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 Xantech (booth 1255), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution, is displaying its Model VCS1080 nine-input presentation scaler/switcher for use in analog and digital video applications. Notes Xantech’s President Graham Hallett, “Higher-level video processing ability and agility are increasingly demanded in all types of commercial installations, from the boardroom to the classroom. With its comprehensive set of features and capabilities, our new VCS1080 ensures that system integrators can, when it comes to video processing and switching, remain with the first brand they trust for their control needs.”

 

The VCS1080 accepts NTSC, PAL and SECAM standard video in composite, S-Video or component video format, as well as JPEG inputs, via RCA, 15-pin HD, HDMI and USB connectors. On the audio side, the VCS1080 handles unbalanced stereo and S/PDIF audio signals. The user-friendly features can be controlled from the 1RU unit’s front panel buttons, IR remote with onscreen menus, or by using RS232 commands. A key feature is that the HDMI and VGA outputs are active at the same time – the benefit of two active outputs allows the user to distribute video to a projector and a flat-screen panel simultaneously. Applications include conference rooms, classrooms and other presentation systems.

 

The VCS1080 incorporates IDT HQV® video processing to ensure high quality scaling for large audience presentation applications requiring conversion and switching of multiple formats of standard- and high-definition video as well as graphic data signals. The HDTV-compatible and HDCP-compliant 1RU unit supports 720p, 1080i, and 1080p HDTV output resolutions. Glitch-free display is achieved through incorporated fade-thru-black (FTB®) technology, which fades one source to black and the next from black for a smooth, seamless switch between video inputs.

 

Flexible presentation capabilities include the positioning of any video or computer graphics video source as a picture-in-picture, picture-and-picture, or split screen display, with comprehensive window positioning and sizing control. Aspect ratio selection includes 4:3, 16:9, anamorphic, letterbox, plus user-definable settings. Freeze, zoom, selectable vertical refresh rates, text overlay, and slide show features are also provided.

 

Rear panel connections include four universal video input sources, each on three RCA connectors, two UXGA 15-pin HD computer graphics video inputs, and one USB connector for JPEG data. Composite, S-Video, and component (including HDTV compatible) video formats to NTSC, PAL and SECAM standards are all supported. Scaled video outputs are available on HDMI and 15-pin HD connectors. A full-featured remote control is also included.

 

Four unbalanced analog stereo or digital S/PDIF (32 kHz to 96 kHz sample rate) audio inputs accompanying the universal video inputs are each accommodated by two RCA connectors, with two 3.5 mm mini-jack stereo connectors available for the UXGA sources, all with individual level control. Audio outputs are on S/PDIF and stereo audio RCA connectors. All audio inputs are also transcoded and embedded onto the HDMI output.

 

Other features include adjustable audio delay, video source stabilization though time base correction, and optimization of video and audio inputs via the onboard ProcAmp. The Xantech VCS1080 also includes horizontal and vertical compensation control for off-axis projector placement.

 

Additional features:

  • Includes the highest quality de-interlacing (with 3:2 & 2:2 pull down), noise reduction, and scaling performance for both standard-definition and high-definition signals.
  • Supports HDMI 1.3 and HDCP.
  • Video Inputs - 4 universal video (composite, S-Video, component) each on 3 RCAs, 2 computer graphics video (15-pin HD), 2 HDMI and 1 USB (for JPEG data).
  • Multi-Standard - Auto, NTSC (3.58/4.43), PAL (M/N/60) & SECAM.
  • Scaled Video Outputs - HDMI & 15-pin HD.
  • Computer Graphics Output Resolutions - 23 plus a user definable custom output resolution with selectable refresh rates.
  • Multiple Aspect Ratio Selections. - 4x3 or 16x9, anamorphic, letter box, and user-definable settings.
  • Companion AFV (Audio-Follow-Video) for Every Analog Video Input - Supports embedded audio on the 2 HDMI inputs and outputs.
  • Audio Inputs - 4 (stereo audio or S/PDIF on 2 RCAs) for each of the 4 universal video inputs, 2 stereo audio (on 3.5mm mini jack connectors) for the 2 computer graphics video inputs. Each with level adjustment.
  • Audio Outputs - S/PDIF and stereo audio (RCAs). Transcodes stereo or S/PDIF audio to both stereo and S/PDIF audio and embeds audio onto the HDMI output. Master volume control.
  • Audio Delay - Adjustable from 0 to 340 msec.
  • Built-in Time Base Corrector - Stabilizes unstable video sources.
  • Built-in ProcAmp - Color, hue, sharpness, contrast, and brightness are set individually for each input.
  • Text Overlay.
  • Front Panel Lockout.
  • Front Panel Freeze Frame.
  • Video Blanking - Blue or black screen selectable.
  • Zoom - 100% to 400%.
  • Flexible Control Options - Front panel, IR remote (with on-screen menus) & RS232.
  • Worldwide Power Supply - 100-240V AC.
  • Standard 19” Rack Mount Size - 1U. Rack "ears" included.

 

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About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com

 

Xantech is exhibiting at booth 1255 at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, FL.



6/29/2011

XANTECH OFFERS AWARD-WINNING BDXTT STEREO BLUETOOTH® RECEIVER

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XANTECH OFFERS AWARD-WINNING BDXTT

STEREO BLUETOOTH® RECEIVER

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— Xantech BDXTT provides a wireless connection between Bluetooth®-enabled audio sources and any single- or multi-zone audio system —

 

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011Xantech (booth 1255), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution, offers the award-winning Xantech BDXTT Stereo Bluetooth® Receiver. The Xantech BDXTT provides a wireless connection between any A2DP Stereo Bluetooth-enabled audio source and any single or multi-zone audio system.

 

“Consumers are increasingly using mobile devices to store and access the music they enjoy in their daily lives,” notes Xantech President Graham Hallett. “Mobile devices are increasingly becoming a go-to audio source — MP3 Players, laptop computers and cellular phones. The BDXTT is a solution for integrators to bridge the gap between these mobile devices and an installed audio system, making it perfect for the home office, bedroom, kitchen, or anywhere that users enjoy their music.”

 

Products that may be connected using the Xantech BDXTT Stereo Bluetooth Receiver include the Apple iPad®, Apple iPhone® or Apple iPod touch®2G, a large array of mobile phones, and personal computers. The Xantech BDXTT pairs with Stereo Bluetooth A2DP devices over an operating distance of up to 80 feet.

 

Each Xantech BDXTT Stereo Bluetooth Receiver features an individual alphanumeric ID, allowing multiple units to be installed in a multi-zone application. Stereo Bluetooth A2DP-paired audio source devices may be integrated into Xantech multi-zone audio systems using the Xantech MX88/MRC88 controller, Digital Delivery System (DDS), or any other audio amplifier or amplified speaker with RCA or 3.5-mm stereo mini-phone inputs. Accessories for the Xantech BDXTT include a stereo 3.5-mm mini-phone-to-RCA audio cable and a stereo 3.5-mm mini-phone audio cable.

 

The Xantech BDXTT ships with a 100V~240V universal power supply with region adaptor plugs. An included rechargeable battery permits two hours of portable use.

 

For more information on Xantech’s full range of products, please visit www.xantech.com.

 

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About Xantech

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



6/29/2011

TD BANK CONFERENCE CENTER LOCATION IN MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY

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TD BANK CONFERENCE CENTER LOCATION IN MOUNT LAUREL, NEW JERSEY, IS XANTECH’S TWO MILLIONTH INSTALLATION

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— Longtime Xantech users APA Music & Pictures, Inc. install WIC1200 and CWTC10 for training room and boardroom spaces for TD Bank, Xantech’s two millionth install —

 

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 — Mount Laurel, New Jersey’s Twelve Thousand Building Conference Center houses training room and boardroom spaces for TD Bank, and recently Bensalem, Pennsylvania-based firm APA Music & Pictures, Inc., through McHenry Creative Services, was charged with installing A/V control systems in the bank’s spaces. The project marks the two millionth installation of products from Xantech (booth 1255), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution, and further underscores the company’s position as the preeminent manufacturer of A/V control solutions. APA’s VP of Sales and Production, Dave Pedemonti, along with Lead Programmer Bob Balan and the rest of their team, selected control solutions from Xantech. APA has a long history as Xantech users, and they have been proud to push ahead with putting Xantech’s newest technologies to good use.

 

Xantech products, including the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and CWTC10 10.4-inch Wireless Touch Controller, now form the foundation for the A/V distribution in several rooms in the building. Pedemonti stated, “We had a few different rooms – the boardroom space and training room spaces – and they needed to be ready for everything from PowerPoint presentations to audio and video conferencing. Obviously, we were dealing with multiple connectivity, and Xantech’s technology, which is based on IP addresses for different devices, was the clear choice. The CWTC10 is the ideal interface – it has a large touchscreen that is easy to read and operate, and it is wireless, so it can be moved around to whoever is running a meeting or training sessions. This is far preferable to an in-wall box.”

 

Pedemonti continues, “When we decided on Xantech products for this installation and reached out to them, they shipped us the units right away, and we worked together closely through the installation phase. Now we have four of those CWTC10’s up and running, and they have worked perfectly. The client is very happy, and we are happy to once again choose Xantech solutions for a key installation.”

 

APA’s relationship with Xantech goes back several years. Mr. Pedemonti stated, “We were probably one of the first A/V companies to really start working with the technology that they created. Through the years, we have been involved in beta testing for some of their new products, getting a good sense of the best ways to put these groundbreaking technologies to good use, and giving our input back to them. That’s a great approach – letting real users in the field give feedback on the product and help make it the best it can be. We’ve been lucky to forge such a strong relationship with Xantech, and we use their products whenever we can. And thinking of what Xantech’s competitors offer, what it really boils down to is value for dollar – we can install the CWTC10’s for about a quarter of the cost of a comparable product from other competitors, and plus, the CWTC10 is actually a far more versatile control device, because you can control so many different types of things. Additionally, we were able to design and implement the customized web control page using Xantech’s new Web Designer 3.0 Software. They have helped us create some very outside-of-the-box installations, and we’re extremely proud to be their two millionth installation. We, look forward to utilizing their products for years to come.”

 

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

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Photo Caption: Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4-inch Wireless Touch Controller, installed in a boardroom space for TD Bank by Bensalem, Pennsylvania-based firm APA Music & Pictures, Inc. This project marked Xantech’s two millionth installation.

 

About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



6/29/2011

XANTECH VIRTUALLY ELIMINATES PROGRAMMING

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XANTECH VIRTUALLY ELIMINATES PROGRAMMING:

INTRODUCING Quick Configuration Software FOR ITS

MX88 MULTI-ZONE AUDIO/VIDEO CONTROLLER

 


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— Xantech Quick Configuration software is designed to meet the needs of the new custom installation market, enabling the Xantech MX88 to be set up instantly without any computer programming —

 

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 — Underscoring its commitment to developing meaningful innovations that provide simple solutions for installers and end users alike, Xantech (booth 1255), the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems, today introduced its Xantech Quick Configuration software installation/configuration mode for its MX88 IP-enabled multi-zone audio/video controller.  Quick Configuration eliminates the tedious programming process that can literally take days with other supplier’s products, and reduces it down to as little as 10 minutes. By employing Quick Configuration software, the installer can instantly configure the MX88 for multiple zones and sources throughout a residence without the need of an external computer to program the system. The MX88 can be used to control every aspect of the home theater including audio/video, lighting and drapes.  Additionally, it can be programmed to control the air conditioning/heating system, home security and video surveillance cameras.

 

Xantech President Graham Hallett stated, “For the past 40 years, Xantech has been and continues to be at the forefront of control technology and how it shapes, and is shaped by, industry trends. We are now seeing increasingly complex A/V and IT systems in a growing number of places, and simpler, more intuitive control solutions and setup protocols are an absolute necessity. As A/V control systems evolve, Xantech continues to give users products that make their lives easier. Whatever your system components, you turn it on; we make it work.”

 

Quick Configuration mode lets installers do all programming of sources and zones directly via the MX88’s keypad or Xantech’s new SmartPanel LCD touchpanels. For the home theater, sources can include Xantech audio/video components or those from other manufacturers. Quick Configuration also easily configures sources that have metadata, so information such as song title, artist and genre is clearly displayed.

 

Unlike other installation/configuration software of this caliber, absolutely no separate PC is required. It is extremely intuitive and straightforward, guiding the installer one-by-one through the system components and manufacturer codes, much like programming a universal remote control device. With Quick Configuration software, the MX88 is usable out of the box, as it requires far less setup and configuration time than other protocols, and no additional time needs to be spent mastering the software. The software also configures the MX88’s iPad interface, further enhancing the unit’s capability.

 

About the Xantech MX88 Multi-zone Audio/Video Controller

The MX88 allows a user to control an entire Xantech multi-zone audio/video system using an Apple iPad®. An integrated audio/video distribution and control tour-de-force, the network-ready MX88 combines a 50W x 16-channel/8-zone amplifier and highly efficient auto-sensing universal power supply with advanced automation control capable of up to 16 Serial ports with the use of Xantech’s RS232 1x8 serial routers, and 17 selectable IR ports, as well as IP communication and two-way interface with an iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad.

 

Xantech’s iPad integration approach uses an existing WiFi network to interface the MX-series controller to the iPad (or any networked web-browsing device), serving up a web application embedded in the MX88’s architecture. System control and status monitoring can all be accessed within a wired or wireless immediate LAN environment, or remotely over the Internet.  Full metadata, menu navigation and even content graphics and album art are all transitioned from media source to the iPad through the Xantech audio/video controller itself. The MX88 is perfect for residential or commercial multi-zone control applications.

 

As impressive as the MX88’s audio and video performance is, the controller excels in another performance parameter so vital today: environmental friendliness. The MX88's engineering and design incorporate a wide range of technical improvements to make it a leader in the area of a more eco-friendly, ideal power consumption-versus-output ratio. The unit is built around an exceptionally intelligent and highly-efficient “greener” power supply with 100V-240V automatic voltage selection and advanced low-power consumption mode. On-board Intelligent Power Management circuitry provides positive external device control (through video and current sensing) over all 8 source input components connected to the unit, enabling the MX controller to manage the status of any of them — turning them OFF when not needed, for example. The controller’s all-digital amplifier section is a model of conservation, operating at nearly three times the power and heat efficiency of conventional audiophile amplifier circuits while maintaining full fidelity.

 

For more information, please visit www.xantech.com.

 

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About Xantech

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantech.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



6/29/2011

XANTECH INTRODUCES Web Designer 3.0 Software

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XANTECH INTRODUCES Web Designer 3.0 Software

 

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— Xantech continues to develop market-driven products that provide

contractors and system integrators complete control solutions —

 

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 Xantech (booth 1255), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution, introduces its Web Designer 3.0 software. The new “drag and drop” software allows contractors and system integrators to design their own custom web control pages that can be stored and served up from within Xantech’s WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and then exported remotely to any network/web-based control device, like Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4-inch Wireless Touch Controller. Additionally, because the WIC1200 is a network/web-based control device, the custom design web control pages can easily be used on any web-enabled device/tablet, including the popular Apple iPad®.

 

Last year Xantech introduced the CWTC10, which gave contractors and system integrators a Wi-Fi tablet interface that harnessed all the power within the WIC1200. The launch of the new Web Designer 3.0 software expands on the WIC1200’s functionality, as it easily allows the contractor or system integrator to create stunning web pages that can further tailor the clients’ tablet interface for their specific needs. “For the first time, the integrator can custom-design the display of the interface and add the additional functions the client is requesting,” stated Rick Seegull, Xantech Director of Business Development. “The best part is, because it is drag and drop, our Web Designer software is extremely easy to use, and once the web control page has been designed, it can then be uploaded to the customer’s location remotely.”

 

About the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller and CWTC10 Wireless Touch Controller

The WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller is a stand-alone room controller for networked/web-based control featuring two IR Ports, two Serial ports, two Contact Closure ports and two Digital I/O ports as well as two Ethernet ports (one with POE) for TCP/IP Telnet control with less intrusion into facility IP networks. On its own, the Web Intelligent Controller is an Event-driven component capable of Timed Events, Calendar Events, Telnet and Serial Events and features a full FTP site, Web server and email server. With its built-in Web server, the WIC1200 is totally iPad-ready without the need for purchasing, installing or setting-up an “app.” When interfaced with Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4” WiFi touchpanel or XTR39 Wireless RF Remote (or Apple’s iPad), the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller can send messages back to the touchpanel, allowing for text display, numeric display, volume and indicator bars, ON/OFF indicators and more, for full real-time data display.

 

Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4” WiFi touch panel is the logical addition to the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller. Rounding out the system, the CWTC10 provides a full 10.4” wireless control panel perfect for any Conference Room application. Running Windows CE in Kiosk mode, the CWTC10 provides full PC power with a large full-color vibrant control panel interface. When used with (but not limited to) Xantech’s WIC1200 Intelligent Controller, the CWTC10 is the perfect user interface for controlling A/V Teleconferencing systems with a large but not overbearing easy-to-use 10.4" display. Since it runs on Windows CE and is fully Web capable, the CWTC10 is an ideal platform for utilizing any Macromedia Flash Web-enabled control page, which can be served using the WIC1200 or any Web server on the network. Made of durable water resistant plastic, the CWTC10 has a built-in kickstand.

 

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

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About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



6/29/2011

XANTECH CONTINUES TO EXPAND IR LINE WITH THREE NEW PRODUCTS

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XANTECH CONTINUES TO EXPAND IR LINE WITH THREE NEW PRODUCTS

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— Three new systems provide contractors and system integrators complete control solutions for projectors, conference/class rooms and large venues alike —

 

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 Xantech (booth 1255), the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems, is expanding its line of IR products to include the new CIRP (Projector IR Control), CIRS (Conference Room/Classroom Control) and CIRV (Large Venue IR Control) kits. The announcement was made by Rick Seegull, Xantech Director of Business Development, and further enhances Xantech’s position as the leader in audio/video remote control and distribution.

 

Developed with direct input from leading contractors and system integrators, Xantech’s new IR systems are specifically designed to address typical challenges facing installers today, including IR operation with plasma or LCD TV’s; interference from CFL (compact fluorescent lighting) and sunlight; and distance limitations within a single kit. These kits are specifically geared for use in classrooms, conference rooms, houses of worship etc., and engineered for the utmost in reliability.

 

Two of the systems come with an amplified connecting block, which allows the connection of Xantech IR receivers and 10 emitter ports, thus interfacing IR control with the audio/video equipment. Having the amplified connecting block is key for reliable transmission of IR signals over great distances, making sure IR signals are delivered un-obscured to the intended devices. Additionally, each system includes the WallLink (WL) in-wall version of Xantech's Universal IR receiver, which is designed to reject interference from Plasma, LCD, LED Displays and Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) from entering the IR signal line. The WL85 or WL95 mounts easily into a single-gang electrical J-Box, is supplied with mounting screws and comes with a Decorator-style insert, allowing the installer to use a Decorator-style wall cover plate. This provides an integrated look for control of A/V equipment behind closed doors or any IR Repeater System that is in close proximity to light sources described above.

 

The CIRP Projector IR Control kit allows control-accurate IR control of a single projector while giving the operator the flexibility to point the IR remote towards viewing area, rather than directly towards the projector. The WL85 version of the WallLink IR receiver easily installs into a single-gang electrical box, so it can be installed by any electrical contractor and allows for reliable projector control of the user up to 80 feet away from the IR target.

 

The CIRS Conference/Classroom IR Control kit is designed for control of several audio/video devices that might not necessarily be in one central location. The CIRS comes with the WL85 IR receiver and adds the 79144 amplified connecting block, allowing the installer to extend the emitters up to 100 feet to various locations, thus letting the user control multiple devices in different areas of the room.

 

The CIRV Large Venue IR Control kit is designed for the installer who needs IR control of the audio/video system, with the IR remote to be operated a great distance from the components and the IR receiver. The CIRV comes with the WL95 and amplified connecting block, which safely allows use of the remote up to 120 feet from the IR target, plus an extra 600 feet of overall distance from the target to the connecting block and 100 feet thereon after, for a total of 700 feet coverage for all of these components. For control of multiple components that are located throughout a very large room, the CIRV provides flawless IR control of the audio/video components.

 

“Our new IR systems are designed to cover any type of job the installer may be working on,” stated Rick Seegull. “Additionally, because the new CIR IR Control kits are so easy to install and cost effective, integrators and consultants will have no problem making sure some form of Control System can be specified and installed on any A/V conference/classroom system. And most importantly, like all Xantech audio/video control systems, they perform flawlessly.”

 

For more information, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

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About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



6/29/2011

XANTECH MARKS 40 YEARS OF INNOVATION AND TWO MILLIONTH INSTALLATION MILESTONE AT INFOCOMM 2011

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XANTECH MARKS 40 YEARS OF INNOVATION AND TWO MILLIONTH INSTALLATION MILESTONE AT INFOCOMM 2011

 

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— Pioneer of “hidden electronics” surpasses two million installations and reaffirms

commitment to innovation with major new product introductions for

both the commercial and residential markets —

 

— “You turn it on. We make it work,” promises Xantech President Graham Hallett —

 

INFOCOMM, ORLANDO, FL, June 15, 2011 — Underscoring its commitment to providing commercial and residential dealers and installers with the broadest array of the critically important “hidden electronics” that make other electronics work, Xantech (www.xantech.com) marked 40 years of innovation and its two millionth installation milestone at InfoComm 2011, with the introduction of a new generation of A/V control system solutions at Booth #1255 in the Orlando Convention Center.

 

“From IR to IP, no other company even comes close to offering the range and depth of control solutions that we do,” asserted Xantech President Graham Hallett. “For 40 years Xantech has worked closely with custom installers and consultants to develop unique insights into the design, integration and control of a wide variety of A/V systems in every conceivable kind of commercial and residential installation. This is why so many designers and installers begin and end every project with Xantech. Put simply, we make everything they need to make everything else work! That’s why, to date, Xantech solutions are featured in more than two million installations worldwide.”

 

This relentless commitment to innovation is evident everywhere at Xantech’s InfoComm 2011 booth, where the company is showcasing, among other solutions, additions to its WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller, which integrates numerous Xantech technologies into one versatile system with multiple RS232 ports, IR ports, relays, digital I/Os and two discrete LAN ports. “It’s designed from beginning to end to keep any conference room, classroom or corporate A/V system in full control, either on its own or through any web-enabled device,” explained Xantech Director of Business Development Rick Seegull. “And now, with our new Xantech Web Designer Software, integrators can easily create web control pages to be served by the WIC1200 onto iPad®s, tablets or any web enabled appliance for seamless control.”

 

When interfaced with Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4” WiFi touchpanel or their new line of SmartPanel LCD Controllers (or Apple’s iPad), the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller can send messages back to the touchpanel, allowing for text display, numeric display, volume and indicator bars, ON/OFF indicators and more, for full real-time data display.

 

Equally innovative is the Xantech ISM4 Intelligent System Manager, which automatically monitors and controls the power states of up to four IR components. “Customers simply have to turn on their display device and the ISM4 does the rest,” Seegull explained. “It powers up each individual component and makes sure they all stay in sync. It features full IR and RS232 for control; monitoring; and sensing audio, video, current, light, voltage or any heartbeat of any type in a single unit.”

 

For the residential market, Xantech is also introducing a number of new products. “Xantech has a solution for every level of home control, from the single room home theater, to multi-room flexible control, to whole home automation,” Hallett emphasized.

 

The BDXTT Bluetooth® Interface provides a full-fidelity, reliable wireless connection between an A/V system and any handheld Bluetooth A2DP-enabled device such as a smartphone, iPad, PC or tablet — wherever consumers store and manage their music and media.

 

The DinkyLink DL85K is Xantech’s most versatile IR control kit and works with all TV’s and lighting up to 80 feet. Unlike other IR repeater systems, it works with plasma, LCD or LED TVs; with compact fluorescent lighting (CFL); and with all satellite and digital cable boxes.

 

The MX88 Multi-Zone Audio/Video Controller is engineered for iPad, Xantech keypad and Xantech SmartPanel LCD touch-screen control. It features a highly efficient 50W x 16-channel/8-zone digital amplifier; a smart auto-sensing universal (100V to 240V) power supply with advanced automation control, and up to 16-Serial ports and 17 selectable IR ports. No dedicated apps are needed.

 

Xantech’s history of innovation is second to none in the industry. Its long list of industry-firsts includes the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier, the first infrared receiver using surface-mount technology and the first learning in-wall keypad.

 

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About Xantech Commercial

Xantech (www.xantech.com) designs and manufactures an extensive range of audio, video and control products and systems, many of which have become de facto industry standards. Xantech IR products are specified into more audio/video installations than any other brand. Xantech also supplies hi-definition HDMI video solutions, touch-panels and IP control systems for residential and commercial applications, multi-room audio/video systems, audio source components and processors, and software programming tools.

 

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. 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 part of The AVC Group in Carlsbad, California. For additional information about Xantech Commercial and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

About The AVC Group, LLC:

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, The AVC Group, LLC is a portfolio of pre-eminent manufacturers and marketers of state-of-the-art consumer and commercial audio, video and control system solutions. The AVC Group is comprised of the following industry leading brands: NILES® Audio (www.nilesaudio.com), ELAN® Home Systems (www.elanhomesystems.com), Xantech® (www.xantech.com), ATON® (www.atonhome.com), and Sunfire® (www.sunfire.com). The AVC Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc.’s (www.nortek-inc.com) Home Technology Group.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech LLC · 1969 Kellogg Avenue · Carlsbad, CA 92008 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



11/11/2010

Xantech Opens New Service Center

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November 11, 2010

 

 

Xantech Opening New Service Center November 15, 2010

 

 

We are pleased to announce the opening of a new service Center for Xantech on November 15, 2010.  This new center will be managed by the AVC Group and will service Xantech and the other AVC Group brands.   The location of the Service Center is as follows:

 

AVC Group Service Center

2040 Creative Drive

Lexington, KY 40505

 

In our ongoing efforts to improve the level of service to our customers, the opening of this new facility will immediately result in two benefits.  First, the center’s central location in Lexington, KY provides a shipping benefit and improved turnaround time will be a significant benefit for our customers.

 

The procedure to generate an RA for repair remains the same as it is today.  You will contact Customer Support for most products and Tech Support for a TRA on programmable products.  The phone numbers to contact us remains unchanged, 818-362-0353 or 800-843-5465.  Shortly we will publish a list of products that will be repaired under a flat rate repair policy.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this new facility and we will continue working to find ways of improving our level of service to all of our Xantech customers.



7/22/2010

Xantech Sets New Standards, Meets New Challenges in IR Control With New Series

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XANTECH SETS NEW STANDARDS, MEETS NEW CHALLENGES IN IR CONTROL WITH NEW SERIES

 

— New Red/95, Green/85 and Blue/25 series IR kits keep customers on the cutting edge with Xantech IR control —

 

SYLMAR, CA, July 21, 2010Xantech Corporation, the company that invented the concept of extended IR control for audio/video systems, is once again setting the standards for excellence in that area to keep up with the continuous changes occurring in A/V technology and living styles in the form of an entirely new line of products: its Red/95, Green/85 and Blue/25 series.

“Change is the one constant in both the audio/video industry and our lives,” commented Xantech President Graham Hallett. “Changes in entertainment systems range from flatscreen panels to all-digital TV content delivery, and now 3D is part of the mix. Changes in how we live include sweeping progress in energy efficiency and greater demands on living spaces. All this, in turn, places greater demands than ever on IR control systems. As the pioneer and leader in that field, Xantech has the special responsibility of continuously advancing the state-of-the-art.  Our new series does exactly that for IR control, and sets the new standard for the rest of the industry.”

Continued Hallett, “What that means for installers putting in A/V systems is this: everything they need to stay at the leading edge of IR control technology comes in a single box from Xantech. And if they ever encounter an IR problem that Xantech can’t solve, nobody can. It’s that simple”

The trends Hallett speaks of are:

  1. Interchangeability of plasma and LCD TV’s — Today, many consumers are purchasing their second, third or fourth flat-screen television. An IR kit needs to work flawlessly with both plasma and LCD models. Previously, IR repeater systems used to be designed for only one or the other.
  2. Energy efficiency — compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) has become standard in nearly every home and business. CFL’s pump out considerable light interference, making them incompatible with some IR systems.
  3. Surge in digital entertainment delivery — more homes are connected to digital cable and satellite TV boxes than ever before. Not all IR repeater systems are compatible with all of these components.
  4. Changes in lifestyles and living spaces — although new construction of dedicated home theater spaces has taken a downturn, interest in consumer electronics is stronger than ever, and so is interest in hiding audio/video components and controlling them remotely. An IR repeater system is expected to do more system control “heavy lifting” than ever before.

 

Xantech’s new IR systems are designed for this challenging new environment. Explains Mark Cerasuolo, Xantech’s Director of Marketing, “We now differentiate the kits by range and sensitivity instead of by type of television, and we simplified the selection process through our three-tier color-coded packaging system. Our Red/95 series has our highest level of interference-rejection circuitry, working with all types of TV’s and lighting at ranges up to 120 feet. Our Green/85 series is our most versatile kit, and works with all TV’s and lighting up to 80 feet. And our Blue/25 series is an outstanding value in IR control when the need is simply to control a traditional TV display under traditional lighting conditions.”

For the 95 and 85 series, Xantech delved into five technology elements to perfect IR for the next generation of entertainment systems: Error Correction circuitry ensures the most faithful reproduction of the original IR signal that present technology allows. Automatic Gain Control (AGC) circuitry allows a Xantech IR receiver to constantly study the ambient light level and automatically re-calibrate its own sensitivity to more accurately discriminate the correct signal and reject unwanted noise. Sophisticated Adaptive Filtering circuitry enabling the receiver to more electively “look” at an IR source while rejecting unwanted frequencies. Native Carrier Frequency Transmission circuitry (95, 85 & 25 series) to accurately process the original “pure” carrier frequency, eliminating noise and interference, and transmitting the original IR signal in its correct form to the rest of the system; In addition, the 95 series packs an oversized IR element, giving it a wider operating window, better off-axis response and longer range — perfect for larger living environments, or in conditions with unusual amounts of light interference. Finally, the overall build quality (95, 85 & 25 series), as Xantech using the highest quality components and precision manufacturing separates Xantech from competitive IR products.

The three new lines of IR kits are available with four receiver styles to fit practically any control application. The DL/Dinky Link surface-mount is the industry's best-selling design for easy, unobtrusive mounting on any TV set frame or other component, and is now available with color-change sleeves for unobtrusive mounting on black, white or silver units. The HL/Hidden Link Designer-style receiver is a tabletop design for placement on entertainment equipment racks or components and is also available in black, white or silver. The ML/Micro Link peephole or bullet design is intended for in-wall or in-ceiling installations, and in speakers with a suitable knockout feature, and ships with brass, white and black bezels for easy concealment. Lastly, the Decora®-style receiver is intended for low-voltage mounting bracket or J-Box installations for in-wall retrofit or other applications.

“According to a recent industry survey, nearly half of all integrators cite Xantech as their choice in IR,” says Cerasuolo. “Our Dinky Link IR receiver has been the go-to control product for custom installers for 20 years. With the introduction of our new 95, 85 and 25 series, Xantech continues to advance the technology for IR and system control for all A/V products.”

For more information on Xantech’s full range of products, please visit www.xantech.com and www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

 

 

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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 then, 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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Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



7/8/2010

Xantech Has Strong Showing at INFOCOMM 2010

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XANTECH HAS STRONG SHOWING AT INFOCOMM 2010

SYLMAR, CA, June 21, 2010 — At the 2010 InfoComm Show, Xantech exhibited a wide range of contractor/system integrator solutions including SmartPanel™ LCD touchpanels, the WIC1200 Web-Intelligent Controller, iPad®-enabled MX88 audio/video system controller, the CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controller and MRKP2 keypads.

SmartPanel LCD touchpanels offer complete Room Control via RS422/232, IR, GPIO trigger and now IP for full control connectivity. With SmartPanel touchpanels, users can control A/V components, displays, teleconferencing and other components from one high-resolution, durable, professional-grade TFT display – all of the control processing is right in the panel itself, creating a very efficient room control panel with simplified installation and programming. The Xantech SmartPanel series is perfect for classrooms, conference rooms, digital signage, house-of-worship and hotel/hospitality applications. The four new units range in screen size from 3.5 inches to 10.1 inches.

The WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller is a stand-alone room controller for networked/web-based control featuring two IR Ports, two Serial Ports, two Contact Closure ports and two Digital I/O ports as well as two Ethernet ports (one with POE) for TCP/IP Telnet control with less intrusion into facility IP networks. On its own, the Web Intelligent Controller is an Event-driven component capable of Timed Events, Calendar Events, Telnet and Serial Events and features a full FTP site, Web server and email server. With its built-in Web server, the WIC1200 is totally iPad ready without the need for purchasing, installing or setting-up an “app.”

When interfaced with Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4” WiFi touchpanel or XTR39 Wireless RF Remote (or Apple’s new iPad), the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller can send messages back to the touchpanel allowing for text display, numeric display, volume and indicator bars, ON/OFF indicators and more, for full real-time data display.

Xantech’s MX88 IP-enabled multi-zone audio/video controller is engineered for iPad control along with Xantech keypad and Xantech SmartPanel LCD touch-screen control. This Xantech web-enabled product allows an iPad to control an entire Xantech multi-room audio/video system. An integrated audio/video distribution and control tour-de-force, the network-ready MX88 combines a 50W x 16-channel/8-zone amplifier and highly efficient auto-sensing universal power supply with advanced automation control capable of up to 16-Serial ports with the use of Xantech’s RS232 1x8 serial routers, and 17 selectable IR ports, as well as IP communication and two-way interface with an iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad.

Additionally, Xantech displayed their CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controller and MRKP2 keypads.

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About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Xantech Corporation • 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor • Sylmar CA 91342-3573 • Phone: (818) 362 0353 • Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 • Fax: (800) 492 6832 • Email- General Info: info@xantech.com • Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


7/7/2010

Xantech Exhibits “READY-FOR-iPAD®” MX88

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XANTECH EXHIBITS “READY-FOR-iPAD®” MX88

 

INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2010 — Xantech Corporation (booth C6242), a leader in the field of audio/video distribution and control for over 40 years, exhibits its new MX88 IP-enabled multi-zone audio/video controller, engineered for iPad® control along with Xantech keypad and Xantech SmartPanel™ LCD touch-screen control.

The MX88 allows a user to control an entire Xantech multi-zone audio/video system using an Apple iPad. An integrated audio/video distribution and control tour-de-force, the network-ready MX88 combines a 50W x 16-channel/8-zone amplifier and highly efficient auto-sensing universal power supply with advanced automation control capable of up to 16-Serial ports with the use of Xantech’s RS232 1x8 serial routers, and 17 selectable IR ports, as well as IP communication and two-way interface with an iPhone®, iPod® touch or iPad.

Expanding on the success of their WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller, Xantech’s iPad integration approach uses an existing WiFi network to interface the MX-series controller to the iPad (or any networked web-browsing device), serving up a web application embedded in the MX88’s architecture. System control and status monitoring can all be accessed within a wired or wireless immediate LAN environment, or remotely over the Internet.  Full metadata, menu navigation and even content graphics and album art are all transitioned from media source to the iPad through the Xantech audio/video controller itself. The MX88 is perfect for hotel/hospitality, resort/spa, medical offices, etc.

 

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About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercia l.com.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


Xantech is exhibiting at booth C6242 at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.



7/6/2010

Xantech Displays iPAD®-Ready WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller

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XANTECH DISPLAYS iPAD®-READY WIC1200 WEB INTELLIGENT CONTROLLER

 

INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2010 — Xantech Corporation (booth C6242), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, is exhibiting its WIC1200 Web-Intelligent Controller at InfoComm 2010. The WIC1200 is a stand-alone room controller for networked/web-based control featuring two IR Ports, two Serial Ports, two Contact Closure ports and two Digital I/O ports as well as two Ethernet ports (one with POE) for TCP/IP Telnet control with less intrusion into facility IP networks.

On its own, the Web Intelligent Controller is an Event-driven component with two RS232 ports (configurable for RS422/485 and RS232 for control via Xantech or third-party units by AMX™, Crestron® and others) and two IP ports. The Event Manager is capable of Timed Events, Calendar Events, Telnet and Serial Events and features a full FTP site, Web server and email server. With its built-in Web server, the WIC1200 is totally iPad® ready without the need for purchasing, installing or setting-up an “app.”

Used as a Room Controller for a presentation system, the Web-Intelligent Controller can automatically turn the projector OFF if left on, check bulb life (and, if low, email the IT or A/V specialist responsible) and sense and control IR components, as well as screen drops and projector lifts.

When interfaced with Xantech’s CWTC10 10.4” WiFi touchpanel or XTR39 Wireless RF Remote (or Apples new iPad), the WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller can send messages back to the touchpanel allowing for text display, numeric display, volume and indicator bars, ON/OFF indicators and more, for full real-time data display. The IP port allows each room to be accessible on the facilities IP network for status display, remote centralized control and remote diagnostics.

WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller Features:

  • Perfect for classroom, conference room and house of worship applications, etc.
  • Two routable RS232/422/485 Serial Ports
  • Two routable IR Outputs
  • One IR Input
  • IR Learner
  • Two Ethernet ports. One with POE (Power Over Ethernet).
  • Two Relay Ports (NC/NO)
  • Two Digital I/O’s (0-5v)
  • 256 MB onboard storage for Web pages, event manager files and touch-panel project storage
For more information on Xantech’s full range of commercial products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

 

 

About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


Xantech is exhibiting at booth C6242 at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.



7/5/2010

Xantech Introduces Its New  MRKP2 Keypads

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XANTECH INTRODUCES ITS NEW MRKP2 KEYPADS

 

— Featuring a 2.4-inch TFT LCD touchpanel, the MRKP2 offers contractors and system integrators the ultimate in customization for system configuration —

 

INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2010 — Xantech Commercial (booth C6242) is excited to be exhibiting the company’s new MRKP2 keypads. The MRKP2 employs a hybrid keypad design that combines keypad simplicity with full LCD touchpanel features, including transport controls for operating A/V components along with advanced navigation features. With a 2.4-inch TFT LCD keypad, the MRKP2 offers the ultimate in user experience by combining the benefits of hard keys and touchscreens.

Compatible with Xantech’s MX88 and MRC88m, visually the MRKP2 has an updated, contemporary industrial design. The unit is QuickConfig (QC)-enabled, meaning that it is configurable with or without Xantech’s Universal Dragon™ software, and it mounts in UL/CSA standard two-gang electrical backboxes and open-back low-voltage frames.

The LCD touchscreen can display up to seven lines of metadata, and employs user-selectable backlight color (blue and green) for its hard buttons. The MRKP2’s built-in interference-resistant wide-band IR receiver, along with a powered interface to Xantech external IR receiver modules makes it even more valuable to contractors and system integrators. Additionally, the MRKP2 is hot-swappable.

The unit, along with bezel & trim-plate, ships in standard white; to match any installation, almond, ivory and black colors are available with the KCK2 trim kit sold separately.

 

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About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercia l.com.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


Xantech is exhibiting at booth C6242 at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.



7/4/2010

New Xantech Smartpanel LCD Touchpanel Launched

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                                                         NEW XANTECH SMARTPANEL™ LCD TOUCHPANELS LAUNCHED

— New models allow users to control audio, video and other components from one high-resolution, durable, professional-grade TFT display —

SYLMAR, CA, June 24, 2010 — Xantech Commercial expands its LCD touchpanel offerings as it unveils a complete series of touch-controller panels, featuring IP connectivity and video integration. Xantech SmartPanel™ LCD touchpanels all offer complete Room Control via RS422/232, IR, GPIO trigger and now IP for full control connectivity. With SmartPanel touchpanels, users can control audio, video, automation, teleconferencing and other components from one high-resolution, durable, professional-grade TFT display – all of the control processing is right in the panel itself, creating a very efficient room control panel with simplified installation and programming. The Xantech SmartPanel series is perfect for classrooms, conference rooms, digital signage, house-of-worship and hotel/hospitality applications.

The new units range in screen size from 3.5 inches to 10.1 inches. New model numbers include CSP35GIP (3.5"), CSP43VIP (4.3"), CSP70VIP (7.0"), and CSP100VIP (10.1”). All boast high-resolution, durable, professional-grade TFT displays. The 4.3, 7.0, and 10.1 inch models feature widescreen displays.

SmartPanel touchpanels generate RS232, IR and IP commands for full integration into any system. For commercial installations, pre-install backbox kits are available and sold separately for 4.3, 7.0, and 10.1 inch models. The 3.5 inch CSP35GIP fits in standard North American two-gang electrical junction boxes and open-back low-voltage frames. For retrofit applications, all 4 models can also be installed in hollow walls without a backbox. Additionally, these touchpanels may be used separately as a controller for an entire commercial system, or combined with the MX88 amplifier/controller to unleash that component’s full flexibility and features in a multi-room environment. The units also feature SD card slots for directly importing presentation media.


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About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Xantech Corporation • 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor • Sylmar CA 91342-3573 • Phone: (818) 362 0353 • Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 • Fax: (800) 492 6832 • Email- General Info: info@xantech.com • Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com



7/3/2010

Xantech Shows Its CWTC10 Commerical Wireless Touch Controller

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XANTECH SHOWS ITS CWTC10 COMMERCIAL WIRELESS TOUCH CONTROLLER

— Designed to complement Xantech’s new WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller, the CWTC10 provides a full 10.4" wireless control panel perfect for conference rooms, the hotel/hospitality industry, athletic facilities and more —

INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2010 — Xantech Corporation (booth C6242), a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, is exhibiting the 10.4" WiFi CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controller. Running Microsoft Windows CE in Kiosk Mode, the CWTC10 provides complete PC power with a full-color 800x600 control panel interface. Xantech’s latest addition to its line of advanced touch panel controllers, it is an ideal complement to Xantech’s new WIC1200 Web Intelligent Controller. The CWTC10 provides a full 10.4" wireless control panel (4-Wire Resistive Touchscreen), perfect for a variety of applications, including conference rooms, hotels, athletic facilities and much more.

Although the CWTC10 is compatible with a number of third party products, when used with Xantech’s WIC1200, the CWTC10 is the ideal user interface for controlling A/V teleconferencing systems, with a large, but not overbearing, easy-to-use display. Since it runs on Windows CE and offers full Web capability, along with Macromedia Flash Lite 3.1, the CWTC10 is the perfect platform for utilizing any Flash Web-enabled control page, which can be served using the WIC1200 or any Web server on the network.

The CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controller features include:

  • 32 Bit 600 MHz MIPS Processor
  • 256 MB NAND FLASH
  • 1 MB NOR Boot FLASH
  • 128 MB 533 DDR2 DRAM
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • MPEG2/4 H.264 D1 Hardware decoder
  • 2 USB 2.0 Hosts
  • SD for memory expansion
  • 2.1 mm 19-volt power connector
  • 10/100 LAN Auto MDX

Made of durable water-resistant polymer, the CWTC10 has a built-in kickstand for stand-alone/table-top settings. The unit comes with a lithium ion battery and the compatible charging base, along with a 19-volt power supply.

The CWTC10 Commercial Wireless Touch Controller is now available at a U.S. MSRP of $2,400.00. For more information on Xantech’s full range of commercial products, please visit www.xantechcommerci al.com.

 

About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercia l.com.

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


Xantech is exhibiting at booth C6242 at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.



7/2/2010

Xantech Products Selected For A/V Control at Tallahassee’s Four Oaks Community Church

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XANTECH PRODUCTS SELECTED FOR A/V CONTROL AT TALLAHASSEE’S FOUR OAKS COMMUNITY CHURCH

INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2010 — Managing a house of worship A/V system incorporating components such as cameras, projectors, screens, LCD monitors, cable boxes, DVD players and audio equipment can be a daunting task for even the most technically proficient church volunteer. In order to simplify A/V system control for its clients, design/build specialist Music Masters, located in Tallahassee, Florida, has selected a wireless control solution from Xantech Corporation, a leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for 40 years.

Most recently, the design/build team led by Les Stephenson, a veteran of more than two decades with Music Masters, incorporated a pair of Xantech XTR39 hand-held LCD touchscreen remotes and a handful of RF2IR base station receivers into an A/V installation at the nearby Four Oaks Community Church. The Xantech ZigBee-based (IEEE802.15.4) remote control system allows users to activate or reset all or part of a multi-component A/V system with the press of a single button. “We’ve used this product quite a few times,” stated Stephenson. “We know it, we know how to program it, and it works.”

An XTR39 wireless remote located in the sanctuary at Four Oaks Community Church additionally controls equipment in the green room and the cry room. “Any member of their team can come in and pick up the XTR39 and hit the power button, hit the ON icon, and everything is set up and they’re ready to go,” Stephenson explained. “We also wanted to be able to take control of each of the projectors individually. We built a control page for each projector and we built a control page for each TV. So you can sit at the mix booth and you can adjust the left, the center or the right projector independently.”

The second XTR39 remote, in the youth room, resets the A/V components for various applications, including presentations, meetings and sanctuary overflow. A presenter need only press the macro-based button labeled “Presentation” and the system reconfigures accordingly. “He can put his DVD in the DVD player, put a lapel mic on, turn the body pack on and he’s good to go,” Stephenson elaborated. “Then he runs the DVD player from the XTR39, and when he’s done he hits the OFF button and everything turns off and the screens go back up.” Pressing the “Overflow” button on the XTR39 automatically resets the room: “The audio is correctly patched and the levels are set, the screens come down and the projectors turn on.”

The XTR39 includes a 3.9-inch full color touchscreen display for the fully customizable button and icon layout. The remote includes hardware buttons for frequently used commands while less frequently used soft buttons may be hidden away on multiple screen pages. “We replaced all the remote controls for all their devices, so it’s all built into one remote. You’re not looking through a drawer full of remotes, you just grab the one,” he commented.

The RF2IR2W receiver translates the XTR39’s radio frequency commands, which can pass through walls, into the IR and RS232 signals appropriate for each electronic device in the system. “You don’t even have to point it at the device,” he said. “That’s pretty cool.” Each RF2IR2W Base Station has four selectable IR ports and a bi-directional RS232 port. The XTR39 remote can communicate with over 200 uniquely addressed RF base stations allowing for a very large flexible control system.

Stephenson summarized, “Xantech just makes it so easy. Clients can simplify the operation of all their equipment so they don’t have to have a two-page checklist for how to turn each thing on and how it needs to be set up. We’ve set up presets using the XTR39 that turn everything on and off and set the system up for how they need it to be on Sunday morning in a few churches now. We’re using the product in a variety of applications – anywhere we need something that is customizable and that’s going to be easy to use.”

For more information on Xantech’s full range of commercial products, please visit www.xantechcomm ercial.com.

 

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Photo Caption 1: The sanctuary of Tallahassee’s Four Oaks Community Church, which recently received an audio-visual/control upgrade including a pair of Xantech XTR39 hand-held LCD touchscreen remotes and a handful of RF2IR base station receivers.

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Photo Caption 2: A Xantech XTR39 hand-held LCD touchscreen remote and RF2IR base station receiver, part of an audio-visual/control upgrade at Tallahassee’s Four Oaks Community Church.


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About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercia l.com.

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Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


Xantech is exhibiting at booth C6242 at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.



7/1/2010

Just Georges’s Sports Bar Lets Customers Take Command of Their Own Video Displays Thanks to the Xantech LM110

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JUST GEORGE’S SPORTS BAR LETS CUSTOMERS TAKE COMMAND OF THEIR OWN VIDEO DISPLAY THANKS TO THE XANTECH LM110

 

— Xantech LM110 Single Gang Learning Module makes programming multiple video displays easy for the installer and fun for patrons —

 

— Ten more 52-inch LCD displays placed throughout the lounge are controlled using Xantech’s CSPLCD64 Commercial Touchscreen Display —

 

INFOCOMM, LAS VEGAS, NV, June 9, 2010 — When Just George’s, the sports bar connected to the Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, needed a way to let each booth control its own A/V content, they turned to Virginia Beach-based Fidelity Sound Reinforcement. Fidelity selected innovative solutions from Xantech Corporation, a leading producer of innovative, reliable and problem-solving custom installation signal processing and control systems.

Mike Phillips, Project Manager and Audio Engineer at Fidelity, which did the system design and integration at the sports bar, chose the Xantech LM110RP Smartpad3 Single Gang Keypad Controller to enable the system to allow patrons at each booth in the lounge to control their own A/V content. In addition, the Xantech CSPLCD64 Commercial Touchscreen Display was also integrated into the system.

Fidelity Sound Reinforcement installed a dozen LM110 push-button controllers in the lounge, one at every booth. The LM110 offers those seated in the booth the ability to call up any channel from DirecTV, including the channel guides and pre-selected sports channels, as well as control over the volume of their display. Additionally, staff can also customize the experience by choosing which sports events are on any of the ten 52-inch LCD displays placed throughout the lounge, which are controlled using Xantech’s standalone CSPLCD64 Commercial Touchscreen Display.

This level of individual customization of the lounge patron’s experience is unheard of and only possible thanks to the reliability and high degree of programmability of the Xantech controllers, which replaces products from another manufacturer that Phillips says had a history of crashing the system. “Now it’s a place where if somebody wants to see any sporting event -- football, baseball, hockey, NCAA -- they’ve pretty much got it,” says Phillips. “The LM110s are standalone units; there’s not a single processor that drives all those booths. We love that type of individual control. And we have cable as a back-up and that is controlled with the touch panel also.”

Phillips was pleased with how easily the Xantech equipment was programmed and how well it’s performing. “The Xantech installation was pretty simple and trouble-free,” he says. “Everything that controls the video in that restaurant is Xantech, and the customers and employees have been really pleased with it.”

For more information on Xantech’s full range of commercial products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

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Photo Caption 1: Xantech’s CSPLCD64 Commercial Touchscreen Display, which allows staff to control content on any of ten 52-inch LCD screens at Just George’s in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

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Photo Caption 2: Xantech’s LM110RP Smartpad3 Single Gang Keypad Controller, which is used by patrons to control content at each booth at Just George’s in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

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Photo Caption 3: Mike Phillips, Project Manager and Audio Engineer for Virginia Beach-based Fidelity Sound Reinforcement, pictured at Just George’s in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, with Xantech’s CSPLCD64 Commercial Touchscreen Display, which allows staff to control content on any of ten 52-inch LCD screens throughout the facility.

 

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About Xantech Commercial
A leader in the field of audio/video remote control and distribution for over 40 years, Xantech first pioneered and patented the idea of remote control extension systems in 1983. Over 2,000,000 of these systems have now been installed worldwide. Because of Xantech’s innovation and reputation, they have become the first choice of thousands of installers worldwide. Xantech’s program of continuous product development and improvement has resulted in a number of industry firsts, including the first in-wall infrared receiver module, the first peephole infrared receiver module, the first infrared sender amplifier and the first learning in-wall IR based keypad.

Xantech Commercial expands upon this foundation to bring new opportunities to the commercial field, providing scalable, user-friendly, and cost-effective audio/video control and distribution solutions. Xantech’s experience and expertise developed over the past 20 years has given them a unique insight into the challenges of multi-room control and distribution systems, as well as the needs of the professional installer and end-user.

For additional information about Xantech and its innovative products, please visit www.xantechcommercial.com.

 

Other brand and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

 

Xantech Corporation · 13100 Telfair Avenue, Second floor · Sylmar CA 91342-3573 · Phone: (818) 362 0353 · Toll Free: (888) 512 5972 · Fax: (800) 492 6832 · Email- General Info: info@xantech.com · Sales Orders & RA Status: sales@xantech.com


Xantech is exhibiting at booth C6242 at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.