Vantage has introduced a new line of InFusion enclosures, specifically designed to support several enhancements to Vantage’s core Infusion lighting control solution.
InFusion provides increased precision control over new lighting sources, as well as a future-ready capability that maintains backwards compatibility with prior Vantage hardware, and delivers enhanced Integrator efficiency for both installation and service.
“Of all the lighting control solutions available today, only Vantage has led the industry in solutions that uniquely address the complexities of lighting control in luxury spaces,” said Andrew Wale, Vantage’s vice president of marketing. “This evolution in our InFusion lighting control system builds on our established tenets by introducing a whole new level of capability and ease-of use.”
The new enclosure line includes main and secondary, two- or four- module enclosures, as well as auxiliary enclosures. The new enclosures are designed for more efficient field installation; each enclosure features new module locking mechanisms for improved in-field plug and play module installation and service, allowing modules to be quickly replaced without affecting load connections or field wiring to the system.
Custom-fit hinged doors for recessed or surface installs give professionals easier access to the controller and modules. The enclosure designs support the increased capability of the enhanced lighting control solution with the four-module enclosure (IMPE-4) now having the capacity for up to 16 line feeds and up to 256 amps, twice the output of its predecessor with a minimal 10-inch increase in length. These enclosures are both UL and CE rated and available for order now.
The enclosure release facilitates enhancements to Vantage’s InFusion lighting control solution that will be rolled out beginning in May of 2012. The planned enhancements will provide an improved user experience with such benefits as:
* Increased control precision – new dimming modules and Low Voltage Output Stations (LVOS) will be introduced mid 2012 to offer increased control precision of multiple light source technologies and complex lighting scenarios.
* Future ready and backwards compatible – new modules are backwards compatible with installed Vantage Q and InFusion systems and will provide for field firmware upgrades, granular load monitoring, hardware notification and sensor integration with increased support of low wattage loads.
* Improved system design flexibility – increased capacity regarding support of Arc Fault Breakers provided by the new modules, with full support of all dimming technologies including forward and reverse phase, 0-10, PWM and DMX form the complete solution. Vantage’s Design Center Software will remain a constant while providing simplified enclosure layout and design capabilities.
* A Global Solution – to complement its extensive range of DIN form factor products, Vantage will release a CE certified version of the above enclosure based lighting control solution in early 2013.
“Like most technologies, improvements in lighting controls are taking shape at an amazing speed,” Wale said. “As a company, Vantage is committed to supporting our customers with ongoing introductions and updates to help them grow their bottom line throughout the year.”