Product Focus: Home Technology

New from H-P Products, the TurboCat Zoom allows central vac owners to remove embedded dirt and dust more effectively while easily maneuvering the powerhead. It operates without electricity, power cords or batteries. For more info Indicate #20 on e-Inquiry.

NuTone offers its Video Door Answering System for security, communication and entertainment in one unit. The drop-down system features a 7-in. monitor and can support two recessed or surface-mount cameras. The built-in system features a 4-in. color monitor for communication with one recessed or surface-mount camera. For more info Indicate #21 on e-Inquiry.

Sony Electronics’ New Home Solution fills the home with a range of advanced home entertainment options covering distribution, control, source and display. The system includes discrete control and support of audio and video content for a 7.1 surround sound theater, and up to 12 rooms of audio and video. For more info Indicate #22 on e-Inquiry.

The CM1 automated swing arm mount from Chief Manufacturing is designed for flat panel TVs up to 61 in. and 170 lb. It features three programmable preset viewing positions and multiple mounting options, or can be recessed between 16-in. center studs. For more info Indicate #23 on e-Inquiry.

Crestron Electronics introduces its iPod Connect, a two-way iPod interface. The graphic interface duplicates the iPod display and offers an enhanced view. The expanded view displays multiple sortable fields such as artist name, song title and CD title on a single screen. For more info Indicate #24 on e-Inquiry.

The TP1-1D touchpad from Colorado vNet can be customized to command a wide range of home automation applications. Buttons can be set up in a variety of templates for maximum flexibility. It also features a back light that automatically adjusts to ambient light levels. For more info Indicate #25 on e-Inquiry.

Vutec Corp. introduces its ArtScreen SoundScape 360, a flat-screen display masking system that accommodates surround sound technology. It incorporates a hardwood frame and retractable screen with a digital art-on-canvas print. For more info Indicate #26 on e-Inquiry.

On-Q/Legrand offers its inQuire intercoms, a system of Cat 5 intercoms. The intercoms have a separate microphone and speaker that are integrated seamlessly in each unit. A single Cat 5 cable transmits audio and power to the units. For more info Indicate #27 on e-Inquiry.

Auton’s Shadow Trak system is a motorized unit that is used to mount, conceal and reveal plasma and LCD TV screens. It fastens to an existing surface and includes pinion operation using a hand-held remote control. For more info Indicate #28 on e-Inquiry.

Artison introduces its RCC 600 in-wall subwoofer. Built utilizing a configuration that eliminates vibrations and sound distortion, it has a sound/bass performance that equals or surpasses that of an oversized floor-standing 12-in. subwoofer. For more info Indicate #29 on e-Inquiry.