Air Conditioner Controller is RoHS-compliant.

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Available for OfficePro® and Classic Plus spot air conditioners, controller features LCD that displays current time, day of week, room temperature, set temperature, fan hi/lo mode, and cool on/off mode. Users can track total operating time and lock control panel to prevent unauthorized personnel from changing settings. If condensate tank becomes full, water-level alert system turns air conditioner off and sends electrical output signal to activate alarm or other warning device.

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MovinCool Introduces New Spot Air-Conditioner Controller

Easier to Use, More Functional, Environmentally Friendly

LONG BEACH, Calif.-- MovinCool® announced that it has introduced a new, enhanced controller for all models of its popular OfficePro® and Classic Plus lines of spot air conditioners. Unlike many other manufacturers who use generic controllers, MovinCool designs its controllers specifically for use with its own air conditioners, giving them a higher degree of functionality and ease of use.

Even though it is not required for products sold in North America, the environmentally friendly controller is fully compliant with the European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive. This directive restricts the presence of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in electrical and electronics products. Most such products eventually find their way into landfills, where the hazardous substances they contain can leach into groundwater.

The controller has several new features, including a larger, brighter LCD screen on its control panel. In normal usage, the display screen shows the current time, day of the week, room temperature, set temperature, fan hi/lo mode and cool on/off mode. An alternate programming screen shows all the days of the week in a single view, making the controller even easier to program than previous models.

In addition, users can now conveniently track the total operating time of a unit, an especially welcome feature for rental dealers. Users can also lock the control panel, in order to prevent unauthorized personnel from changing settings.

An important safety feature is the controller's water-level alert system. If the condensate tank becomes full, the system turns the air conditioner off, illuminates a red light on the control panel and sends an electrical output signal, which can be used to activate an alarm or other warning device. The controller can also receive electrical input signals from a fire-alarm control panel, allowing the controller to shut the air conditioner down in order to prevent it from possibly spreading smoke.

"Our customers were satisfied with our previous controller, but our company philosophy is to continually improve, as well as to be proactive in creating products that are better for the environment," said John Doran, senior manager, Commercial and Industrial Systems. "In this case, the result is a new controller that makes our air conditioners even more user-friendly than before, and more environmentally friendly too."

MovinCool, the world's largest manufacturer of spot air conditioners, is a brand of DENSO Corporation. In the 1980s, DENSO pioneered the concept of workspace spot cooling to meet its own factory needs in Japan. Since then, MovinCool has developed a wide range of portable and ceiling-mount air conditioning systems for many different applications. For more information, visit

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 119,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 totaled US$40.2 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges in Japan. For more information, go to, or visit our media website at

In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$8.3 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, go to


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