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Honeywell's VISTAÔøΩ Security Panels Now Compatible with Key Digital's Compass ControlÔøΩ System

Combined Solution Creates Connected Homes and Businesses That Can Be Controlled Using Apple iOS Devices MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2014 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that its widely used VISTA series of security alarm panels are compatible with an innovative, Apple iOS-based automation system from Key Digital, a leading developer and manufacturer of HDTV technologies. The combination of VISTA with Key Digital’s Compass Control System gives dealers and integrators more options to create connected homes and businesses for their customers.Key Digital’s Compass Control System allows home and business owners to use Apple devices such as iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod touch to control a range of functions from climate control and lighting to video, audio and more. Working with VISTA, Key Digital’s Compass Control will now allow customers to perform tasks such as arming and disarming security systems from these devices.Mobile represents the modern way of conducting business, which is precisely why customers want platforms like Key Digital’s Compass Control that streamline operations on familiar devices, said Key Digital’s Vice President of Sales, Michael Lakhter. Aside from functions like HVAC, lighting and video, security technology is becoming a bigger part of the building automation equation, which is why it makes sense to work with a security leader like Honeywell.The interoperability allows video, control and energy management on Key Digital’s Compass Control platform the first fully integrated major control system built from the ground up to use Apple’s iOS devices as its backbone to react based on different security states. For example, the combined solution can lower the temperature when home or business owners arm the security system when leaving for the day. A software driver developed by Key Digital provides audio, video, climate, lighting, home control, keypad emulation, security and energy management and basic system status for most residential and commercial Honeywell VISTA panels.Bringing security functionality to popular consumer products such as iOS devices has long been a strength of Honeywell technology such as VISTA, and this collaboration with Key Digital further opens the door for more installers to take advantage of it, said Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas. The connected home or business is the new expectation for customers, and this combination helps to make it more attainable.For more information, please visit: HoneywellHoneywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit ManiscalcoHoneywell516-577-2803ralph.maniscalco@hon