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Practical Approach to Home Automation

The driving philosophy behind the older AMX PHAST Landmark automation system is inherent in the name, an acronym for Practical Home Automation Systems Technology. This pholosiphy has been carried forward to the newer NetLinx system.

You see, most companies only provide partial answers to home automation...systems that lack coherence and consistency...systems that require you to use several different control devices, each with their own set of commands and idiosyncrasies with different comuter progams to run each one. This creates unnecessary complexity, inconvenience, and expense.

We think you deserve better. AMX provides a realistic and totally integrated solution for your own unique set of home automation needs. This seamless approach to home automation is the foundation of the AMX Home Automation System...a system that is integrated, intuitive, unobtrusive, compatible, and affordable.

This formula wasn't developed overnight by newcomers. AMX gained much of its experience and expertise by being a leading provider of state-of-the-art commercial automation systems for major corporations, universities, conference centers...even Disneyland. The AMX residential systems unit is the natural compliment to AMX Commercial Systems Division, concentrating its effort and expertise on providing complete home automation systems in an affordable package. Now, real home automation systems are available for everyone, not just the rich and famous.

Landmark System

(NOTE: Although the text below discribes only the older PHAST Landmark system, all features also pertain to the newer NetLinx system. The major difference between the two systems is that the NetLinx system is controllable via the Internet).

The AMX PHAST Landmark System represents the cutting edge in home automation technology. Explore the Landmark System and see how PHAST can provide the most powerful, flexible, cost-effective, and easy-to-use solution for your automation needs.

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Audio/Video Systems

Audio/Video Systems

The PHAST Landmark System allows you to control a full range of audio and video functions from any room in your home. The PHAST zone approach provides separate viewing and listening areas that are custom-tailored to your family's unique requirements.

You can review your music library and television listings on keypads, touch screens, or your television, and then make selections with the mere click of a button on a keypad or touch of an icon on a fixed or portable touchpanel. You can easily create pre-programmed listening modes to suit individual tastes and situations. You can even restrict listening, viewing, volume, and distribution choices at certain stations, such as a keypad in a child's room.

PHAST multi-channel audio switchers and amplifiers provide a totally integrated solution to home audio systems, giving you tremendous flexibility in audio distribution while delivering superb-quality sound.

The AMX Television Manager not only provides another user interface with the Landmark System it also adds a long list of features that will add an entirely new dimension to your television viewing. With the introduction of the PHAST PLH-VS8 Video Switch and the PLH-TPW TouchPad Wiring Interface Board, the the Landmark system now provides even greater control and ease-of-use than ever before. It also allows you to obtain personalized Internet information services (See Internet Services below).

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HVAC Systems

HVAC Systems

The PHAST Landmark System can monitor and control a wide range of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system functions. The PHAST zone approach allows you to custom-tailor the climate in specific areas of your home. You can easily program selectable climate modes for different personal tastes, times of day, seasons, vacation and work schedules, or other situations. It also provides a standard thermostat-controlled fail-safe backup.

Feedback and interaction are key features of the PHAST HVAC system. You can monitor inside and outside air temperatures, change set point temperatures, alter schedules, create climate modes, and change other parameters for any HVAC zone from an LCD keypad, touchpanel, or television screen.

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Security Systems

Security Systems

The AMX PHAST Landmark System can be used as a valuable adjunct to an existing security system to monitor a wide range of security system states and functions and carry out state-dependent commands, such as turning on the lights or dialing a phone number and sending a message when a door is opened.

The Landmark System can also use its own contact sensing devices, or utilize your securty systems sensors, such as door and window contacts or motion sensors, to monitor activity throughout your entire home. You can program any event or mode to be triggered by any security device in your home.

For example, if an intruder or smoke is detected, the Landmark System could turn on certain lights and lock (or unlock) doors. As another example, whenever you leave your house and arm your security system, the Landmark System could switch to a "goodbye mode" that turns off lights, sets certain lights to go on at specified times, turns off the audio system, lowers the temperature, etc. You could even have an audio channel automatically switch to any audio zone you happen to walk into, allowing your selected music to follow you through the house. The possibilities are endless.

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Internet Services

Internet Services

The PHAST Landmark System includes integrated Internet functions, plus a special service that can provide you with automated news and information. (This function has been greatly expanded and is standard in the NetLinx system).

You can create personalized Internet selections to be automatically downloaded at regular intervals to your home automation System. Your favorite news, weather, sports, stock reports, or other information are immediately displayed on your television screen at the click of a button. (See AMX Residetial Hardware section of this web site).

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Intercom Systems

Intercom Systems

The PHAST Landmark System provides sophisticated intercom functions that are fully integrated with PHAST audio system components. Certain PHAST keypads have built-in microphones that deliver high-quality sound to any or all audio zones in your home, depending on your paging selections.

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Telephone Systems

Telephone Systems

The PHAST Landmark System provides many important telephone communication functions, including caller ID information, as well as incoming and outgoing messaging. Caller ID information is displayed on PHAST LCD keypads, touchpanels, and even on your TV screen via the AMX Television Manager.

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Lighting Systems

Lighting Systems

The PHAST Landmark System provides a full range of lighting control functions. The system allows you to interface with most automated lighting control systems currently on the market.

You can easily program lighting modes to suit personal tastes, times of day, vacation schedules, work schedules, various activities, and other situations. Of course, you can also activate specific lighting modes by monitoring the state of certain parts of the system. For example, if your security system reports a "door open" condition, a certain lighting mode can be triggered, or, by the touch of one button you can set the home to "vacation mode" which will cause lights to turn on and off in various locations in the home makeing it look as if you are at home, set a different schedule for the HVAC system to use while you are away, and arm the security when you go out the door. These are just two examples of the nearly unlimited flexibility of the PHAST Landmark System.

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AMX User Interfaces

AMX User Interfaces

The user interface is one of the most important...and frequently overlooked...aspects of any successful home automation system. Each PHAST user interface is designed to provide a different range of functions and capabilities. No matter what your needs...or your budget...PHAST has a user interface that will make interacting with your home automation system easier and more efficient than ever before possible.

PHAST user interfaces include a variety of button pads, keypads (with or without LCD screens and built-in microphones), color fixed and portable touchpanel displays, a hand-held remote control, and even your own television set, via the AMX Television Manager.

Power, reliability, and ease-of-use are designed into every PHAST user interface device. A glance at your wall mounted keypad or touchpanel will tell you the day, date and time, the indoor and outdoor temperature, and if you have any phone messages waiting. Your AMX Residential dealer can help you select the components you need for your individual requirements without draining your pocketbook.

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Compatible Systems

The AMX PHAST Landmark System is designed to provide a powerful and complete solution to all of your home automation needs, but this does not mean that it exists in a vacuum. On the contrary, the Landmark system allows you to take advantage of the most popular existing home automation technology from other companies, protecting any previous investment you may have made, and providing even more power and flexibility than ever before possible. Compatible technologies include: AMX AXLink, NetLinx, Apex, Lutron, LiteTouch, AudioEase, Crestron, ELAN, Audio Access, X-10, CEBus, LonWorks, LonMark, Vantage...and a host of others.

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Other Controlled Systems

The power and flexibility of the PHAST Landmark System allows you to monitor and control a tremendous variety of home systems and devices, going far beyond the typical range of controlled systems. For example, the Landmark system can also control: Sprinkling Systems, Drapes and Blinds, Gates and Doors, Spas and Swimming Pools, Locks and Security Devices, Fireplaces, Lifts ...and many more. New capabilities are constantly being added, allowing your Landmark system to be easily expanded and updated as your needs change. To find out if PHAST can satisfy your requirements, please contact us.

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