Imagine Acoustics Releases the iStone 801

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    Transform an iPad Mini into an On-Wall Touch Screen Keypad

    The new ‘iStone 801’ from Imagine Acoustics is the first product in what is promised to be an extended ‘iStone’ range, the 801 transforms an iPad Mini into an elegant on-wall touch screen keypad for the custom install market.

    Manufactured in Great Britain, the iStone is named after the material from which it is machined. It is composed of 75% mineral (essentially stone) and 25% acrylic; giving it a look, feel and weight similar to marble.

    The ‘stone’ fascia attaches to its mounting frame magnetically for ease of fitment and the avoidance of any visible screws. DC charging is provided over CAT-5 cable, allowing plenty of flexibility in terms of positioning.

    ‘Back-box’ agnostic, the iStone 801 can be used with a variety of back boxes from different countries and is slim enough to look great on any wall. It is therefore very easy to replace a wide variety of older proprietary keypads with an iPad Mini mounted in an iStone 801. It is recommended to use a double gang back box to provide space for the CAT5/6 termination box.

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    Imagine Acoustics products are distributed worldwide by Armour Home. Bob Abraham, Armour’s Business Development Director said:

    “The introduction of Apple’s new iPad Mini has sparked great interest within the Custom Install (CI) community because its convenient size and weight, when compared to a full sized tablet, makes it ideal for use as a ‘system controller’.”

    “However,” Abraham continued: “this does leave an obvious gap in the market for a product that has for many years, been the mainstay of the CI industry, namely the in-wall keypad.”

    Price is £375 including VAT but excluding iPad & Apple adaptors.
     

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