July 25, 2011 08:00 ET Introduces the VIP-3000 Talking Thermostat for Persons Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) -, a leading provider of specialized temperature control equipment, today announced the immediate availability of the VIP-3000 Talking Thermostat.

The VIP-3000 is a full-featured residential heating/cooling thermostat with audio playback of indoor temperature, system setting, temperature setting and audio programming instructions so blind and low vision users can precisely and easily manage their indoor comfort.

The VIP-3000 talks to you. With each press of the oversized up or down arrow-shaped buttons, the talking thermostat "speaks" the temperature setting to the user. Pressing the "REPORT" button, the user hears the current room temperature, the system setting and the temperature setting. Other thermostat settings are also easy to perform because of the built-in voice instructions.

The VIP-3000 talking thermostat is designed to control most gas, oil, electric and heat pump/Dual Fuel residential HVAC systems that have up to three stages of heating and two stages of cooling.

The new VIP-3000 joins the current family of VIP-1000 and VIP-2000 series accessible talking thermostats. Large print instructions are included with each thermostat along with an audio CD that navigates the user through button locations and provides verbal operating and programming instructions.

The VIP Series of talking thermostats are the most full-featured, accessible talking thermostats available for persons who are blind or have low vision. These products are available for purchase by calling 763-591-9557 or at

Headquartered in Minneapolis, privately-held has been supplying blind and low vision users with accessible talking thermostats for more than eight years. In addition, the company supplies Remote Internet Controlled thermostats for residential, vacation homes and rental properties. For more information please visit

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