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NAD Components To Control Home Systems

CEDIA Expo 2009 Atlanta – Select NAD audio components will become the control
centers for Control 4’s home automation systems, NAD announced here at the

NAD said it will embed Control4 technology in a module that can
be plugged inside three A/V receivers, a preamp processor and a
tuner/preamp/processor. From the components’ onscreen displays, consumers will
be able to operate Control4-enabled home systems without interrupting their TV
or movie viewing, the company said.

Control4 systems include multi-room audio, lighting, climate
control and security. All are based on such industry standards as Ethernet and
Wi-Fi as well as the wireless ZigBee standard to
simplify system installation and reduce costs.

The NAD components will “become the primary control point for the
connected home,” said Greg Stidsen, NAD product planning director.

The company’s new CM 200 automation module will be available
early next year at a price to be determined. The module will incorporate one
component-video input, one component-video output, one Ethernet port, two USB
ports, two IR inputs, two IR outputs and a ZigBee antenna.

Currently available modules upgrade the audio and video
processing and A/V inputs/outputs of the five NAD components that incorporate
the company’s Modular Design Construction (MDC) series. The five components are
the T 785, T 775, T 765 A/V receivers, the T 175 tuner/preamp/processor and the
Masters-series M15HD preamp/processor. Installers can add the modules at the
time of sale or upgrade existing components already in homes.