Venstar’s ColorTouch Receives Best 2016 Connected Home and Building Award


TheNews reported that Venstar’s ColorTouch color touch screen Wi-Fi thermostat has received the 2016 Internet of Thing (IoT) Evolution connected Home and Building Award from IoT Evolution magazine. Venstar is a thermostat and energy management (EMS) designer, manufacturer, and supplier with 22,000 retail locations across the United States, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The award recognizes organizations that deliver advanced solutions that allow the improvement of the smart home and buildings industry.

The CEO of Crossfire Media, co-publisher of IoT Evolution Magazine, Carl Ford stated, “It is my honor to congratulate the Venstar team for its innovative work and contributions to the smart home and buildings industry.”

The President and CEO of Venstar Inc. Steve Dushane said, “We are pleased to receive the 2016 Connected Home and Building Award for our ColorTouch thermostats. ColorTouch residential thermostats are compatible with leading smart home solutions, enabling users to have more control than ever over the comfort of their homes.”

Venstar’s Colortouch residential thermostats can be used together with smart home automation solutions such as the Amazon Echo/Alexa, Control4, and RTI. The report published by TheNews stated that Venstar also offers an API for third-party development of integration with home automation and other applications. The ColorTouch thermostats product line boasts a multi-functional, easy-to-use, graphic touch screen. The touch screen can also be customized to show a photo gallery of up to 100 pictures to be showcased as a slideshow.

Some varieties of the ColorTouch series have Wi-Fi feature that enables remote monitoring and manages the device through Skyport, Venstar’s free mobile app. Some thermostat models also have humidity control. ColorTouch can use the details from Venstar’s wireless temperature sensor in order to allow averaging of air temperatures throughout the whole area for a more energy-efficient environment. These devices can also be integrated with almost every kind of commercial heating and air conditioning system.

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