Colorado vNet released today three new lighting and control products along with a new version of the industry's only floorplan-based lighting control design software, vNet Builder™ 4.
Loveland, CO - May 29, 2009 - Colorado vNet, a Loveland, CO -based manufacturer of award -winning home automation and distributed audio/video systems, released today three new lighting and control products along with a new version of the industry's only floorplan -based lighting control design software, vNet Builder™ 4.
New Control Modules
The Wireless RS -232/IR Module, Wireless Input/Output Module, and the Control Gateway provide additional functionality and enhanced integration with third -party devices, specifically:
• The Wireless RS -232/IR Module provides RS -232 control over third -party devices, and allows third -party devices such as touch panels and universal remotes to trigger lighting and home automation scene changes in the Colorado vNet Wireless Lighting & Control System using either RS -232 or IR. Wireless communication over the ZigBee® Pro mesh network allows easy installation near the connected device(s).
• The Wireless Input/Output Module provides one low -voltage input channel and one low -voltage output channel. The input channel senses contact closure triggers such as PIRs, door magnets, glass break detectors, etc. while the output channel controls external high -voltage relays or Class 2 relays such as gas fireplaces, furnaces, drapes, garage doors, etc. Wireless communication over the ZigBee® Pro mesh network allows easy installation near the connected device(s).
• The Control Gateway allows third -party systems and control devices to trigger lighting and home automation scene changes in Colorado vNet lighting systems, and vice versa. Functionally, the Control Gateway provides significantly more memory than the existing Colorado vNet RS -232 Gateway to handle the large scripts required for more complex external control systems.
vNet Builder 4
Known for the revolutionary ability to import a floorplan from nearly any format and create a lighting control system on top, vNet Builder software has simplified the way custom integrators approach lighting control. By simply dragging and dropping loads, sensors, and other third -party devices along with Colorado vNet control modules, integrators (continued) are able to wire, program and test and simulate the system well before the first wire is pulled. Once satisfied with the design, integrators can generate documentation such as Bills of Materials, high voltage wiring diagrams for electricians, and also customize Touchpad labels to match homeowner décor.
"With the release of vNet Builder 4, we have addressed the requests of our integrators with numerous enhancements and features for more complex programming scenarios," commented Scott Stephenson, director of product management and marketing for Colorado vNet.
About Colorado vNet
Colorado vNet manufactures a wide range of whole -house control solutions for lighting, climate, security, CCTV cameras, and distributed digital entertainment. Blending reliability, scalability and flexibility with award -winning contemporary design, Colorado vNet products are quick to install, easy to use, and complement any décor. For more information, please visit www.coloradovnet.com or call 1 -800 -987 -VNET.
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