ATON is launching what it calls the industry’s first all-in-one, pre-programmed whole-house audio solution, at CEDIA EXPO 2010.
The AH66T KT features the AH66T multi-source multi-zone controller plus six OLED2 touchpads that offer full color presentation. Built-in programming will run sources like the iPort and RadioRA2, according to Bob Williams, ATON’s general manager.
“The AH66T KT offers an unsurpassed out-of-box experience that delivers beyond expectations,” Williams said. “ATON is all about bending traditional categories and this is no exception. Why have just music when you can get so much more? Plus you can complete the system with our musician-voiced Storm Speaker series speakers.”
The AH66T is a multi-zone audio solution with a built-in, RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner plus six additional sources, rated at 60 watts of power per zone with a line level pre-output for subzones. The controller includes a dedicated IR input for every zone with a full, discrete IR code set for integration.
It comes with a full two-way RS232 code set for control via third party devices where a separate multi-room solution is required. The kit comes with six OLED2 in-wall capacitive touch touchpads featuring full-color OLED displays.
The kit also comes with two built-in RS232 ports ready for an iPort iPod dock (or two) metadata-ready, or Lutron RadioRA2 lighting control with codes preloaded. The controller is “stackable” to two chassis for a 12-zone system with tuner pre-outputs to share the AM/FM selections between chassis.
The new ATON OLED2 touchpad offer a 2.1-inch display and 15-function hard-button layout under a film overlay for the largest all-touch surface in a double-gang, in-wall product. The large display, with its six lines of metadata from two-way sources, provides a detailed view of “Now Playing” information from the tuner and source components such as iPod and optional Sirius Satellite Radio. It comes pre-programmed to control the AH66T, the tuner, and iPort iPod docks and includes the easy to use ATON SystemWorx software for dealer customizations. It is a quick installation that saves Dealers valuable time, thus increasing profits substantially.
The AH66T-KT Multi-Source/Zone Controller Kit will be featured at the ATON Booth 1812 in Atlanta. The AH66TKT Kit is shipping in October at an MSRP of $3,599. The AH66T Controller and OLED2 Touchpad are available separately at MSRPs of $1,599 and $610. The complete AH66TKT kit ships with the AH66T Multi-Source/Multi-Zone Controller, six OLED2 Touchpads, four IR emitters and talkback emitters, AM and FM antennas, two DB-9 male-to-RJ45 adapters, a DB-9 female-to-null RJ45 adapter, two RJ45 568A Cat-5 Cables, a detachable line cord, six four-Pin connectors, and a three-pin connector.