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Venstar's ColorTouch Thermostats Now Certified for Integration With Control4 Automation Systems

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- Venstar®, a leading thermostat and energy management systems supplier, today announced that its ColorTouch® residential and commercial color touch screen programmable thermostats can now be integrated with Control4® automation systems. The ColorTouch driver has achieved certification by Control4, having passed rigorous interoperability tests to ensure seamless integration with Control4® automation systems. With the integration, users can now remotely control their ColorTouch thermostats, including changing settings for heating and air conditioning. The comprehensive Control4 Certification process also includes the incorporation of Control4 SDDP, ensuring faster, simpler and more cost-effective installations.

"The newly certified ColorTouch driver makes it easy for installers to integrate Venstar's top-ranked thermostats into Control4 automation systems. Now with the integration, users can utilize their Control4 Systems to remotely control their ColorTouch thermostats to make their homes and businesses comfortable and energy efficient," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. "Together, Venstar and Control4 are giving homeowners and businesses a single, customized solution to control and manage every aspect of their homes or business facilities, including energy usage and costs."

"We at Control4 believe that that in order to drive automation adoption, everything must work together," said Jeff Dungan, SVP of Business Development at Control4. "Control4 Certified products improve the operation of lighting, temperature control, energy management, and security, as well as home theaters and multi-room music systems, by improving both compatibility and functionality before installation. We are pleased to add Venstar's ColorTouch to our esteemed list of partner brands."

Control4 enables third-party manufacturers to design products that easily integrate with the successful Control4 platform. With more than 7,500 drivers from 150 different companies, Control4 enables leading consumer electronics devices to integrate seamlessly within a Control4 automation system.

Compatible with virtually every type of heating and air conditioning system and packed with user-friendly features, ColorTouch residential (Models T5800/5900) and commercial (Models T6800/6900) thermostats feature a 365-day programmable scheduler to keep occupied periods comfortable and reduce energy use when unoccupied. Users can select their own vacation dates in the residential model and can choose their own holidays in the commercial model to set the system to energy-efficient operation when the premises are unoccupied. With its multifunctional, easy-to-use, programmable touch screen, ColorTouch provides users with easy access to temperature information, heating/cooling status, and humidity control. Energy savings features include one-touch "Home" and "Away" buttons, Supply Air Alerts, and free mobile apps that enable installers, business users and homeowners to access and control ColorTouch thermostats via their Venstar Skyport™ Cloud online accounts. Free apps are available for Android™, BlackBerry® and Apple® iOS mobile devices.

With the sleek look of a digital picture frame, ColorTouch thermostats are completely customizable. Users can choose how their environmental information is displayed, and they can personalize the thermostats' appearance with up to 100 photos, ads, logos or graphics on the screen for use as a custom screensaver, slideshow or wallpaper. ColorTouch comes standard with a white faceplate. Black, silver, and wood grain faceplates are also available to match any room's décor.

ColorTouch thermostats are available directly to Control4 dealers at www.HouseLogix.com.

For more information on ColorTouch, visit http://www.venstar.com/Thermostats/.

For product videos, visit http://venstar.com/tv/.

About Control4

Control4 (CTRL) is a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, temperature, security, communications and similar functionalities into a unified home automation solution that enhances the daily lives of its customers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and families more secure. More than 75% of Control4's consumers have integrated two or more functionalities with Control4's solution, which is available through more than 3,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 80 countries. By delivering insightfully simple control solutions that enhance the lives of individuals and families, Control4 is the automation platform of choice for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

About Venstar Inc.

Founded in 1992, Venstar Inc. is a leading thermostat and energy management system (EMS) supplier, known for providing value to its customers via ease of use and installation, proven cost savings, improved energy efficiency, quality and reliability. Venstar is one of the largest thermostat suppliers in the world and designs and produces Venstar-branded products, as well as OEM thermostat products for the biggest names in HVAC. Venstar's Surveyor is a leading energy management system, typically saving small-box retailers 25-35 percent of their energy costs, which translates to tens of millions of dollars in savings each year and dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions. Surveyor currently controls the energy usage of more than 20,000+ retail locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Visit Venstar: www.venstar.com
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 818-341-8760

Copyright© 2014 -- Control4 Corporation. All rights reserved. Control4 and the Control4 logo are registered trademarks of Control4 Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Copyright© 2014 -- Venstar Inc. All rights reserved. Venstar and ColorTouch are registered trademarks of Venstar Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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