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Vantage's New Energy Management Solution Saves Homeowners Energy without Compromising Their Lifestyle

Vantage, a leading provider of home automation solutions for luxury homeowners, announces a new range of products that provide a complete Energy Management Solution when integrated with its InFusion™ Control System.

There is a lot of hype today around 'green,' but from its inception 25 years ago, Vantage has been a pioneer in intelligent control solutions that have provided managed energy efficiency. The Energy Management Solution

is a natural evolution to our systems. We're now offering homeowners the ability to see real -time energy usage and the effect of strategies that manage energy usage in accordance with their own lifestyle equirements." The Energy Management Solution includes the following:

• software that is easily uploaded to the Vantage InFusion System,
• a separate power meter quickly installed by the dealer,
• a range of occupancy and ambient light level sensors,

Simple upgrade - effortless installation
The system can also be programmed by the dealer with local power costs so that the homeowner can instantly view the exact kilowatt hours they are saving, as well as the equivalent savings. Additionally, the Energy Management Solution is based on a global platform, making it compatible with
any utility company, anywhere around the world -a key differentiator for the luxury market. This flexibility, coupled with the pre -programmed software, make the Energy Management Solution a simple upgrade for the
homeowner and an effortless installation for the dealer.

Example of annual percentage savings
Homeowners who have the product installed reported a 20 percent decrease in lighting energy usage from dimming alone since implementing the system.

Projected Annual Percentage Savings from the Vantage Energy Management Solution:
Measurement and Real -time Feedback 5 - 15%
Lighting (on/off motion sensing and dimming) 5 - 10%
Shade Control 5 - 15%
HVAC Control 5 - 15%

The Energy Management Solution can be locally programmed with any of eight pre -set strategies
proven to save energy. These strategies, available at the touch of a button, are set to dim lights, adjust
temperature and turn off appliances according to a timed schedule or in response to motion detectors.

For more then 20 years Vantage has been a leading manufacturer of automated control and dimming systems for residential and commercial applications. Vantage offers a powerful means to integrate all facility functions into one central system that can be pre -programmed to activate according to a schedule, sensor or button. Simple stylish keypads or touchscreens can eliminate entire rows of unsightly switches. The complete system interconnects with a simple non -polarized two -wire bus making Vantage products the easiest to install and the most versatile and trouble free available. Vantage distributes its products through a worldwide network of certified representatives, dealers and installers.

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