Embedded Automation Announces Commercial Release of mPanel

Newest Product in the mHome Family Integrates Digital Media
and Digital Home Control

Surrey, BC – September 2, 2008

Today, Embedded Automation
announced commercial availability of mPanel, the newest member of the mHome
Product Family. mPanel will be available for pre-order on September 10, 2008,
with shipments commencing on October 13, 2008.

  • mPanel provides
    a integrated user interface for digital media and digital home control: mPanel’s
    Digital Media Interface, which implements UPnP AV Control Point technology, can
    select music, with rich meta data, from any computer or storage on your local
    area network and play it through the on-board amplifier. mPanel’s Digital Home
    Interface can connect to any mControl installation to allow live status and
    control of lighting, climate control, security system, surveillance cameras,
    audio/visual components and custom macros. When idle, mPanel, using a measly 6W
    of power, automatically converts into a digital photo frame for your favorite
    pictures.
  • mPanel is simple
    and inexpensive to install: Unlike other whole-home audio systems which require
    control and audio cables to be wired to a central source and then distributed
    to each room, mPanel requires a single Ethernet cable to network hub. The
    Ethernet cable provides the access to digital media and, optionally, can act as
    the main source of power for the unit. In-room or ceiling speakers connect
    directly to the mPanel. Furthermore, mPanel’s quick and robust 4-point dog-leg
    mounting system and magnetic “iPod white” front-panel, make installation a
    snap.
  • mPanel is easy
    to use and configure: mPanel features a large 7” (800×480) touch screen
    display, integrated networking and an on-board amplification system. Using a
    standard Ethernet cable and Power over Ethernet (PoE), mPanel’s on-board
    amplification system provides up to 20 Watts per channel at 4 Ohms – additional
    wattage is available with an add-on module. mPanel’s tiny wall footprint (5.5” x
    7.75”) and low-profile faceplate allow it to be mounted in virtually any
    location within a home. While a single mPanel is a great addition to condos or
    small homes, multiple mPanels can be installed in larger homes.

“The mPanel represents a breakthrough in two respects:
functionality and affordability. First, the mPanel integrates the capability of
controlling both Digital Media and Digital Home devices. From a single mPanel
screen, you can play music or view photos from any networked server but you can
also control and view status for all of your
digital home components,” said Ted Singh, C.E.O. of Embedded Automation.

“But perhaps more significantly, mPanel is a solution within the reach of all
home owners. Now, being able to select the music of your choice for a zone,
setting a lighting mood for a room, verifying if your home is operating within
a power consumption range (using the mHome Power Management Module) or even checking
an outdoor camera view are capabilities that can be added affordably to each
room.”

Embedded Automation, for a limited time only, and exclusively from the
company’s website, is bundling mPanel with a package of mControl for
USD$999.99. This introductory price includes free software updates for mPanel
software for one year.

For dealer enquiries, please contact sales@embeddedautomation.com.

About Embedded Automation
Founded in 1998, Embedded
Automation
designs, manufactures, and markets solutions for “Digital Home”
under the mHome product family. mHome products allow consumers to easily and
affordably add control and media management
capabilities to their homes. mHome products are available from Embedded
Automation and through the mHome Authorized Dealer Network.

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