Vantage, a leader in lighting centric integrated control systems for luxury spaces, has announced the release of Equinox 4, an LCD keypad providing an easy to use single layer interface for managing interior climate, lighting and audio in a room environment.
Equinox 4 is the first in an expanding line of LCD keypads and touchscreens. Equinox 4 is a sleek, glass edged LCD keypad that employs presence detection and light sensors to automatically adjust to ambient light conditions, providing on-screen legibility day or night.
The new Equinox 4 offers a number of options for designing lighting scenes and other personalised controls. A Vantage integrator can configure the Equinox 4 keypad to display temperature, control climate, and local weather forecasts. Once an Equinox 4 keypad is programmed by the integrator, the end-user manages lighting, climate and audio functions via intuitive prompts that are set against a clean, uncluttered background.
For integrators, specifying Equinox 4 is easy, as it is a single-gang LCD keypad that combines many of the advantages of a full-sized touchscreen with the simplicity of a multi-gang keypad; reducing the need and clutter of separate local audio keypads and thermostats. Installed like a standard keypad it’s quick and simple for certified Vantage installers.
Vantages’ Energy Widget for the Equinox platform, for example, will allow users to dig deep into energy usage, monitoring electrical, gas, and water usage in either textual or graphical form, all while navigating only one additional layer, and with the same swipe, press, drag, and press-and-hold gestures that are entirely intuitive to anyone who has ever used a smart phone or tablet.
In addition to the obvious ease-of-use benefits for end-users, the Vantage Equinox family will also provide dealers with a vastly simplified programming and integration experience utilizing Vantages proven Design Center software, greatly reducing the time, expense, and headaches of designing complex control solutions.
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