This year at CEDIA, Vantage has announced five offerings for this year’s show: an addition to the Equinox family of products, a cost reduced dimming solution, a new line of amplifiers, the InFusion Controller, and the Storyslab sales tool.
With its sleek and continuous glass LCD touchscreen, Equinox 41 (4.3” screen displaying 1 full widget) employs presence detection and light sensors to automatically wake-up to a desired scenario and adjust to ambient light conditions.
Equinox 41 users will enjoy a richer animated control system interface experience through a prescribed control environment featuring twelve pre-programmed widgets. It is simple to navigate with the swipe or tap of a finger. In addition two tactile buttons are available, one for home page navigation and the other for custom programming by a certified Vantage integrator.
Cost-Reduced Dimming Solution
The EasyTouch II ScenePoint Dimmer is Vantage’s premier line of tri color backlit dimmer stations. Used to replace multiple conventional switches, Vantage dimmers allow users to experience stylish, single-button control of their home. Vantage ScenePoint Dimmers are standard wall box dimmers that also connect to the Vantage system via wired (wirelink) or wireless (900 MHz) communication. To meet market requirements these premium dimmer stations are now available at a new lower price. For example, a 1 gang EasyTouch II 5 button arctic white ScenePoint will now be priced at $250 VRP (a 43% decrease). In addition, with the new Lite Controller (IC-DIN-LITE), the combination provides a no compromise approach to a scalable future-ready solution that is cost competitive.
Vantage’s multi-room audio system offers advanced and stylish features that make enjoying the musical experience even easier. From the 850D-DA amplifier and the new Digital Audio amplifiers and player to the Equinox family of keypads, touchscreens, and apps, this system can enhance every room where you live, work, or play with an endless variety of you favorite music. Through Equinox you can manage and play any source/zone combination.
To keep pace with increasing demands on the InFusion controller (the core of the Vantage system) we are introducing the new InFusion controller family (IC-II) with the increased memory and speed to meet the demands of today’s media intensive integrated systems. This new controller also has email alerts, increased access security and improved capabilities for remote updating all at the same competitive price as the current InFusion Controller (IC-I)
Vantage is also introducing a new sales tool app for demonstrating Equinox and selling the Vantage solution. The Vantage Storyslab app is available for the iPad.
“We have a number of new and exciting things happening at Vantage right now,” said Reid Cram, director of marketing. “In addition to our latest touchscreen, the Equinox 41, we are offering a number of other improvements and additions to some of our products. I invite you to stop by booth 330 to learn more about the latest from Vantage.”