Rockleigh, N.J. - Creston added new options to its
line of home-control gear, which uses wireless control signals and a software setup wizard to bring the company's brand to lower-priced installations.
New in-wall lighting controls and dimmers are the P-DIMEX wireless wall dimmer at a suggested $800 for a package of six, and the P-SWEX light switch, also $800 for a package of six. They replace existing models.
The $135-suggested P-LDIMEX lamp dimmer and $135 P-LSWEX lamp switch plug into existing electrical outlets to deliver wireless control of connected table lamps. They're the first such products in the Prodigy line.
A new PMC2+ package consists of the existing Prodigy home theater/media controller bundled with a PTX3 wireless color touchpanel remote, which replaces a similar model being discontinued. The PTX3 wireless touchpanel retails separately for a suggested $585.
Other products in the line include a thermostat, a wireless in-wall multizone audio keypad (which connects to a home electrical wiring for power), a wireless repeater that plugs into electrical outlets, and a gateway to control thermostats. A more traditional wired in-wall touchscreen is also available.
The line also includes more traditional multizone audio components, such as an AM/FM/XM tuner due in May; an iPod interface; and a four-zone, six-source 8x50-watt multizone amplifier that sends speaker-level audio via wires to custom-installed speakers in other rooms. The amp is expandable to 12 zones.