EnTouch Controls Debuts EnTouch Elite WiFi Thermostat for Small Restaurants and Retail Outlets

New EMS is simple to use and can cut HVAC costs by 25%; product is designed to be sold by energy providers bundled with energy service

RICHARDSON, Texas--EnTouch Controls, a leading provider of energy management systems (EMS) for small businesses and light commercial facilities, today launched the EnTouch Elite commercial WiFi thermostat, the debut product for the company's Simplified Controls Platform of energy management systems (EMS).

The EnTouch Elite is designed to help small restaurant, retail and other business owners manage their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) costs. According to statistics from Energy Star, small business locations (1,001-5000 sq. ft.) use 50 percent more energy than large-sized business locations - almost 18 kWhr per square foot per year.

"EnTouch Controls' business is to bring the benefits of energy management to small businesses and the EnTouch Elite allows us to help a whole new class of customers," said Greg Fasullo, president and co-founder of EnTouch Controls. "It would be great to be able to impact enough businesses to change the trajectory of those Energy Star statistics. Energy providers and contractors have the access to those companies and working with them gives us a great opportunity to make that difference."

The EnTouch Elite can be installed by a businessperson and is designed for businesses that need remote and secure temperature control. It has built-in WiFi networking and a color touch screen front panel that can be secured to prevent unauthorized temperature changes.

EnTouch Elite customers can access up to 32 days of energy and runtime statistics saved on the device or using the Cloud-based EnTouch Facility Control software to control temperatures or run reports.

With internal temperature and humidity sensors, the device can support up to four zones. The thermostat can control six relays, which support three stages of heating and cooling.

EnTouch EMS customers have cut their HVAC energy usage by up to 25 percent by using the EMS to ensure proper scheduling of the HVAC, minimize user changes and ensure that HVAC systems are shut off during vacancy. In addition, the system provides the data and diagnostics necessary to detect and resolve HVAC maintenance issues early.

EnTouch Controls is distributing the EnTouch Elite through alternative energy providers and building contractors as a bundled solution to provide an advantage over competitors. The company today announced its first partnership is with Green Mountain Energy Corp. and is called Smart for Small Business. The program provides an EnTouch Elite to qualifying businesses when they enroll in a Green Mountain electricity plan. The new offering is available to businesses throughout Texas.


The EnTouch Elite is available for immediate shipment from the company and its authorized distributors. For more information, contact EnTouch Controls at sales@entouchcontrols.com.

About EnTouch Controls
Based in Richardson, Texas, EnTouch Controls is composed of a team of energy industry veterans with a history of leveraging technology to solve real world problems. The innovative EnTouch EMS is a unique energy management offering for small business owners who have been left behind by traditional building automation solutions. With a simple to install, low cost and easy to use system we automate energy optimization and enable our customers to do what they do best - run their businesses. (www.entouchcontrols.com)

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseT™ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Prcis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.