Home Automation Inc. (HAI) has added metal faceplates as an upgrade option for existing OmniTouch 5.7 and 5.7e touchscreens, or soon-to-be installed touchscreens.
The new OmniTouch faceplate in silver
The faceplates are available in Black (53A05-BA), Gold (53A05-GA), and Silver (53A05-SA). They are machined from aluminum stock and feature a brushed steel appearance. The faceplates are anodized for a lasting finish that is resistant to fingerprints.
The new faceplates are the same form factor as HAI's six existing plastic faceplates, and there are notable differences beyond the material. On the metal version, the interior bezel is rounded as opposed to squared and the speaker grill features small circles as opposed to horizontal lines. The metal version features no logos for an even further streamlined appearance.
The metal faceplates work with all language versions of OmniTouch 5.7 and 5.7e Touchscreens, including English, Chinese (two versions), Spanish (two versions), Catalan, Italian, and French.
HAI's three metal faceplates will be shipping in June 2010.