|SANDRA DE LANDTSHEER
Joined: 08 Jul 2008
|Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:34 am Post subject: New Equinox Interfaces from Vantage
Dear Vantage dealer / integrator
Vantage, the leader in lighting-centric integrated control systems for luxury spaces, announces the release of:
-- Equinox 73 and companion mobile device apps for Android and iOS
-- Design Center 3.2
-- a totally revamped set of Premier Partner drivers
Vantage's Equinox product family provides a unique interface ecosystem that, when linked to its powerful InFusion system, delivers a means to simplify the complexities of both creating and using automated systems.
Training is key to your success with Equinox and we are making Equinox training available in a variety of modalities including Manufacturer's Product Training in a webinar, new online training modules as well as the integration of Equinox products into certification training.
This release announcement is intended to give an overview of the relevant product and pricing information along with links to more detailed product specification details and sales/system user resources. These resources include both video and digital content that explain the unique interface architecture and how it dramatically improves initial programming as well as the subsequent personalisation capabilities.
Tools and resources
Several online resources are available for integrator/user education and marketing on the Vantage dealersite forum :
-- the recorded movie from the Vantage integrators webinar : click here
-- the pdf presentation from the vantage integrators webinar : click here
(Please note: you have to log in to the dealersite to be able to see the restricted information for “DEALERS ONLY”).
-- 2 youtube videos :
Consumer video click here
Dealer overview click here
-- User's Guide to equinox 73 brochure : click here
-- Product information
Equinox 73 and the Equinox mobile device app cutsheets are attached to this message.
Equinox 73 is the latest user interface from Vantage that provides a personalised multi-system control point. Key to this are the on-screen widgets configured through Design Center and easily edited on the mobile or in-wall device. Profiles (collections of widgets) can be created based on individual requirements, time of day, location or function - allowing a unique user personalisation capability. The rich and animated media environment provides visibility of three widgets, each with immediate dashboard control and feedback for most of the daily interaction of individual subsystems, additional widgets are revealed through simple gesture or swipe comparable with today's smart phone and tablet interfaces.
-- 7” LCD touchscreen, titanium TrimLine II frame with black glass-to-edge surface aesthetic
-- Unique widget-based graphical user interface with full gesture, flick, tap and swipe capability
-- Motion & light sensors for automatic ON to appropriate ambient light conditions
-- Left / right tactile switch for home page navigation and primary task control
Vantage provides an entire set of accessories to support easy installation. For new installations we have the standard install kit EQ73ST-INSTALL with LEFT / RIGHT side mounting to framing studs. A between stud support bracket VHA-1112 is also available for custom locations. The optional Retrofit Install Kit EQ73RT-INSTALL is designed to mount directly to the sheetrock or to an existing TPT650 installed wall box for easy upgrade, an optional bezel EQ73-BEZEL completes the finished aesthetic. Use Cat5e/6 ethernet communication infrastructure combined with EQ-DA2400-POE injector for power or alternate TPT650 12V DC power supply (VFA-0005).
Equinoxmobile and tablet apps follow a simple licencing model. They are enabled on a system in two ways:
-- install Equinox 73 touchscreens
-- purchase and install a special SD license card
Every Equinox 73 on a project is delivered with one licence for mobile and tablet app. If more licenses are required you can purchase an SD card with app licenses.
Design Center 3.2 (DC)
Design Center 18.104.22.168 provides all of the tools and objects necessary to create, deliver and manage an Equinox 73 and app solution. This can be done either while on the job site or now remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. DC 3.2 includes several new features, such as:
-- a new touchscreen emulation tool to help personalize Equinox interfaces
-- newly embedded objects such as cameras and audio system components, for example NuVo
-- all new premier partner drivers that are installed and available with DC
Best of all, since Equinox interfaces are automatically populated with information from the Design Center file, you now have a more efficient and consistent means to deliver a premium interface for customers.
Download here the Design Center 3.2 version Software Support
(Please note: you have to login to be able to see the restricted information for “DEALERS ONLY”)
With this product release the following software updates are also being released:
-- Equinox App (iOS) 22.214.171.124
-- Design Center 126.96.36.199
-- Controller Firmware 188.8.131.52
-- Equinox 73 App 184.108.40.206
-- Equinox App (Android) 220.127.116.11
Premier Partner Drivers
These drivers are developed to deliver the Equinox experience and are based on collaboration with leading custom electronics companies. They are available through Design Center and when used in conjunction with Equinox they provide a simplified dashboard and rich media interface for the entire luxury space.
This release of Equinox 73 and accompanying mobile apps follow the December 2012 release of Equinox 40 continuing Vantage's expanding line of intuitive in-wall LCD keypads, touchscreens and apps.
Don't miss out the launch promotion on Equinox 73 - contact your Sales Account for more info and conditions.