Aton Readies Multiroom Audio In A Box

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Lexington, Kent. - The Elan-marketed Aton brand will launch its first out-of-the-box multiroom-audio electronics system at next week's CEDIA Expo.

 The system packages in-wall keypads with its first multizone AM/FM receiver/controller. The controller is preprogrammed out of the box to control an iPort-branded iPod dock and Lutron's RadioRA2 lighting-control system.

The AH66T-KT Multi-Source/Zone Controller Kit, shipping in October at a suggested $3,599, includes a six-zone, six-source 12x30-watt RDS-equipped AM/FM receiver/controller packaged with six in-wall capacitive touchpads featuring full-color OLED displays. The touchpad's are the company's first capacitive touchpads with OLED display. The controller and touchpads are also available separately at $1,599 and $610.

The double-gang touchpads feature 2.1-inch display and 15-function hard-button layout under a film overlay. The display features six lines of metadata from two-way sources, including an optional Sirius satellite radio. Interchangeable faceplates are available in white, ivory and almond

The receiver/controller comes with two-way RS232 code set for control from third-party integrated-system keypads and touchscreens.


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