NavNet (booth 213), an established technology manufacturer within the Canadian home automation industry, is launching its solution into the U.S.
NavNet’s home automation solution features a no-programming approach using NavNet’s web-based installer interface.
“Dealers would like to have a fixed cost and happy, referring customers,” says Warren Press, director of sales at NavNet. “Neither dealers or customers wants techs and dealers living in a customer’s home, burning up patience and profitability.”
According to the company, dealers need only to enable features such as internet radio, SiriusXm, and Netflix, which are built in to NavNet’s controller for instant functionality. Integration with third-party lighting systems is accomplished by selecting supported lighting models from a drop-down list. NavNet pulls all information together and generates the GUIs. Features such as security, HVAC, multi-room audio, and more are accomplished in a similar way.
“We make lighting systems very simple to do, and if you’ve ever configured a lighting system, you know how much of a pain it can be,” says Nav Dhunay, president and founder of NavNet. “It takes probably 30 seconds to a minute to configure lighting in NavNet.”
A basic NavNet setup includes a home automation controller and a HD video streamer. NavNet also recommends an in-wall touch screen on each floor. Depending on the size of the home and the homeowner’s preferences, the options include 2, 4, or 8 audio streams within the controller, and 8, 12, 15, or 17 inch touch screens.
“We’ve got a wealth of stuff the customer can customize themselves,” Dhunay says. “We want to make it simple for someone to get in, get out, and get paid.”