Venstar, a thermostat and energy management systems supplier, announced that its ColorTouch residential and commercial color touch screen programmable thermostats can now be integrated with Control4 automation systems. The ColorTouch driver has achieved certification by Control4, having passed rigorous interoperability tests to ensure seamless integration with Control4 automation systems. With the integration, users can now remotely control their ColorTouch thermostats, including changing settings for heating and air conditioning. The comprehensive Control4 Certification process also includes the incorporation of Control4 SDDP, ensuring faster, simpler and more cost-effective installations.
Control4 enables third-party manufacturers to design products that easily integrate with the successful Control4 platform. With more than 7,500 drivers from 150 different companies, Control4 enables leading consumer electronics devices to integrate seamlessly within a Control4 automation system.
Compatible with virtually every type of heating and air conditioning system and packed with user-friendly features, ColorTouch residential (Models T5800/5900) and commercial (Models T6800/6900) thermostats feature a 365-day programmable scheduler to keep occupied periods comfortable and reduce energy use when unoccupied. Users can select their own vacation dates in the residential model and can choose their own holidays in the commercial model to set the system to energy-efficient operation when the premises are unoccupied. With its multifunctional, easy-to-use, programmable touch screen, ColorTouch provides users with easy access to temperature information, heating/cooling status, and humidity control. Energy savings features include one-touch “Home” and “Away” buttons, Supply Air Alerts, and free mobile apps that enable installers, business users and homeowners to access and control ColorTouch thermostats via their Venstar Skyport Cloud online accounts. Free apps are available for Android, BlackBerry and Apple iOS mobile devices.
With the sleek look of a digital picture frame, ColorTouch thermostats are completely customizable. Users can choose how their environmental information is displayed, and they can personalize the thermostats’ appearance with up to 100 photos, ads, logos or graphics on the screen for use as a custom screensaver, slideshow or wallpaper. ColorTouch comes standard with a white faceplate. Black, silver, and wood grain faceplates are also available to match any room’s d_cor.