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Cytech preps new touchscreen keypad

David Davies 8 September 2010
Cytech preps new touchscreen keypad

The KT03 (pictured) is designed to provide a “compelling and appealing” user interface for the Comfort Security and Home Automation System. Due for launch in the next few months, the monochrome KT03 with 4-inch (10cm) LCD touchscreen features a built-in speaker, microphone and infrared receiver.

The status LEDs shine through a translucent black bezel on the front showing Home, Armed, AC/Battery and New Message conditions. The crystal-clear, graphically-designed touchscreen can be mounted in landscape, portrait or vertical positions, with hundreds of pages able to be programmed as required by the home-owner. Security zones can be shown in real-time (Open, Closed, etc), while exit/entry time countdown and the open zones are also displayed. Another page show details including AC Failure, Low Battery, Zone Trouble and Communications Failure.

Programmed via a USB interface with Cytech’s Comfigurator software, the KT03 can be programmed to control a wide variety of third-party systems/protocols, including C-Bus, KNX, Dynalite, Zwave, Velbus and Lutron.

L Y Chiu, director of Cytech Europe Limited, commented: “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.”

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