Comfort KT03 Touchscreen Kepad Controls Security & Home Automation

Cytech Comfort KT01 Touchscreen Keypad

Cytech have just release information on their new touchscreen keypad set for Launch in October.  The Comfort KT03 is said to fit between basic keypads and large expensive touch screens.

It offers control of Comforts security and home automation features and in addition will be able to control sub systems from C-Bus, KNX, Dynalite, Zwave, Velbus and Lutron.  The unit can be mounted in landscape or portrait and is programmed through its USB interface with Comfigurator software…

“Cytech Europe will launch a stylish new touchscreen keypad, the KT03, in the next few months.  The monochrome KT03 with a 4-inch (10 cm) LCD touchscreen has a built in speaker, microphone and infrared (IR) receiver.

L Y Chiu, Director of Cytech Europe Limited, says “The KT03 has been designed to provide a compelling and appealing user interface for the Comfort Security and Home Automation System allowing the user more easily to access its powerful capabilities and to fill a gap in the market between a simple LCD keypad and the large, very expensive touchscreens.”

Cytech Comfort KT01 Touchscreen KeypadThe speaker area is covered by a metallic-like grille with hairline finish.   The status leds shine through a translucent black bezel on the front showing Home, Armed, AC/Battery and New Message conditions.   The infra-red receiver and microphone are beneath the outer bezel.

The crystal-clear, graphically-designed touchscreen can be mounted in landscape, portrait or vertical positions and hundreds of pages can be programmed as the home-owner requires.  As well as acting as a normal keypad page exit and entry time countdown and the open zones are also shown.  Another page shows details such as like AC Failure, Low Battery, Zone Trouble, Communications Failure.

C-Bus, KNX, Dynalite, Zwave, Velbus and Lutron are among the third party products that the KT03 can be programmed to control so that the status of the controlled appliances can be seen.   It can also be used as an Audio Intercom with the Door Station and many more useful features.

Using Cytech’s Comfigurator software, the KT03 is programmed via a USB interface.   Availability is forecast for October/November, 2010 with an expected retail price of around £310″

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