Venstar's Free Skyport Mobile App Remotely Controls Heating and Cooling Functions to Help Cut Energy Costs
CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) - Venstar®'s free Skyport™ Mobile App allows users to control Venstar's top-of-the-line ColorTouch® thermostats with built-in Wi-Fi® and customizable digital images as well as Venstar's value-priced, fully-featured Voyager® thermostats. Using the Skyport Mobile App with their Apple® iOS, Android™, and BlackBerry® smart phones or tablets, users can remotely monitor and control heating and cooling functions to help reduce costs. Users can manage multiple thermostats in numerous locations from the Skyport Mobile App or directly from the Web to instantly access and control multiple thermostats at numerous locations. ColorTouch and Voyager thermostats are also compatible with many home automation systems.
"The Skyport Mobile App gives users of ColorTouch and Voyager thermostats the ability to monitor and control heating and cooling functions from their mobile devices, which is especially beneficial for those managing temperature and energy usage in multiple locations, helping them manage and cut energy costs," said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc.
With the free Skyport Mobile App, users can remotely:
- Monitor and control thermostat information, including name and location of thermostat, current weather and forecast;
- Change heating and cooling setpoints, change thermostat modes, and view equipment status (heating, cooling, off), including lockouts;
- Enable or disable the time period schedule;
- View thermostat alerts, including Supply Air Temperature, Time for Service, Air Filter Replacement, Humidity Pad Replacement, and more;
- View daily, weekly and monthly runtime graphs to see energy usage;
- View heating and cooling runtimes for the day, current week and previous week;
- Manage advanced configurations, such as stage deadbands, stages of cooling and heating, display brightness, screen savers and more;
- View and change security settings, including monitoring the passcode, setting View Only access, disabling mode changes, disabling/enabling override, and enabling setpoint limits;
- Set Home/Away settings for home users or Occupied/Unoccupied settings for commercial users; and
- Program time period schedules.
Select ColorTouch and Voyager residential and commercial thermostats comply with California Title 24's requirements, including Equipment Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD). Another key feature available in these thermostats is Automated Demand Response (ADR), enabling users to participate in utility-generated load shedding events as well as allowing users to support the handling of specific signals from the utility provider. ColorTouch and Voyager thermostats are compatible with virtually every type of commercial heating and air conditioning system. Venstar's Application Programming Interface (API) also enables developers and hobby programmers to integrate the thermostats with most home automation systems.
ColorTouch Touch Screen Programmable Smart Thermostats With Wi-Fi Inside
ColorTouch is a high-resolution digital programmable smart thermostat that is available in six models: three residential and three commercial. The programmable residential thermostats have multi-functional, simple-to-use touch screens, which enable users to program heating and cooling schedules for 365 days per year. It can also be programmed to display a picture gallery of up to 100 files to be used as a slideshow. Residential models T7850 and T7900 feature Wi-Fi inside, making it easy for users to monitor and control energy usage and costs from virtually anywhere in the world.
For more information about Venstar's ColorTouch thermostats, please visit: http://www.venstar.com/thermostats/colortouch/
Voyager Thermostats Deliver Affordable, Feature-rich Connectivity
Voyager is an affordable, fully-featured thermostat that is available in seven models: three commercial, three residential and one that is designed for school environments. Designed for ease of use, Voyager thermostats feature large, easy-to-read displays with easy setup and controls. Voyager thermostats feature "Simple as You Want" operation with a choice of programming options. Select models also include the ability to control or monitor a second temperature sensor, control humidification/dehumidification and include Energy Watch functionality. Optional wireless modules include Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Z-Wave, making the Voyager the most flexible and affordable thermostat solution for the Internet of Things.
For more information about Venstar's Voyager thermostats, please visit: http://www.venstar.com/thermostats/voyager/
About Venstar Inc.
Founded in 1992, Venstar Inc. is a leading thermostat and energy management system (EMS) manufacturer, known for providing value to its customers via ease of use and installation, proven cost savings, improved energy efficiency, quality and reliability. Venstar is one of the largest thermostat suppliers in the world and designs and produces Venstar-branded products, as well as OEM thermostat products for the biggest names in HVAC. Venstar's Surveyor is a leading energy management system, typically saving small-box retailers 25-35 percent of their energy costs, which translates to tens of millions of dollars in savings each year and dramatic reductions in CO2 emissions. Surveyor currently controls the energy usage of 22,000+ retail locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
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(October 8, 2015 - 11:00 AM EDT)
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