Colorado vNet, the manufacturer of whole-house control solutions, will soon release an updated version of its dealer programming software, dubbed vNet Builder version 4.6. The new vNet Builder 4.6 includes firmware that supports several key features, including support for multiple languages on Colorado vNet touchscreens, international tuner frequency selection, and accommodation for 220v and 240 v installations.
Colorado vNet’s multi-lingual vNet Builder version 4.6
“The multi-language feature is a major step forward for the CI market, and our company in particular,” stated Charlie Porritt, CEO of Russound, parent company of Colorado vNet. “As we continue to increase our focus on commercial venues like hotels, spas, and hospitals, it’s critical to accommodate clients and staff who speak a variety of languages. This upgrade will improve the end-user experience by a wide margin, while giving our customers an important new selling tool when bidding on profitable new projects.”
The new vNet Builder 4.6 programming software was designed with international expansion in mind. vNet Builder allows users to select the language of their choice directly from any Colorado vNet touchscreen. As soon as the selection is made, the entire user interface will immediately switch to the preferred language for seamless navigation and control. The initial version will include support for English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, with additional languages to be added later in the year.
When commissioning the system, the installer can choose U.S. or European default voltage settings, or tailor the specifications for low or high frequencies, channel spacing, and pre-emphasis, a process that increases, within a band of frequencies, the magnitude of some higher frequencies with respect to lower frequencies in order to improve the overall signal-to-noise ratio.
The vNet Builder 4.6 software is fully compatible with 120V, 220V, and 240V sites, and features the automatic calculation of the total load required for the installation.
The new vNet Builder version 4.6 will be available later this month as a firmware upgrade for Colorado vNet’s TA1-70 7-inch in-wall touchscreen control as well as the upcoming 4.7-inch TS1-4/50 and 7-inch TS1-7/70 models. Both the TS1-4 and TS1-7 will ship in May.
“vNet Builder is the backbone of our touchscreens, which are of course the ‘point of entry’ for the end-user’s access to the system,” Porritt added. “We view it as our obligation to not only make the experience as intuitive and enjoyable, but to continually re-visit the product to see how we can make it better. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that multi-lingual capability will be an important benefit to thousands of end-users while giving our dealers an important, effective new profit-builder for 2010.”