Legrand has created a user interface (UI) based on end user preferences with the addition of the Equinox range of touchscreen control units to its Vantage building automation system.
Developed following extensive consumer research conducted by Legrand, the Equinox 40 four-inch touch screen and Equinox 73 seven-inch touch screen have been designed to offer beautifully simple operation combined with a high level of functionality and stylish aesthetics.
Said to be the first products for the custom install market to feature a glass-to-the-edge LCD screen, the Equinox touch screen units incorporate both light and presence sensors, enabling them to be programmed to respond to ambient light and/or detect the user so that the display is always visible, even in darkness.
“Many of the end users that are interested in incorporating custom install controls in their homes have not grown up with touchscreen technology and find the complexity of the user interface on some systems too difficult to use,” explains Richard Hayward from Legrand. “With the Vantage Equinox range, we’ve kept the user interface as simple and intuitive to use as possible and made it exactly the same as the Equinox Apps for tablets and smart phones putting the end user back in control of their environment.”
Designed to offer a slimline wall controller for each room, the Equinox 40 provides a simple, single layer UI that allows control of multiple functions within the room. Users can gesture and swipe through the individual functions to monitor and alter settings.
The Equinox 73 (pictured) provides a three-layer UI enabling the end user to swipe through the available functions displaying three at a time. Designed to operate alongside the Equinox 40 as part of an integrated system, the Equinox 73 provides a multi-room overview of each zone – which could be the entire apartment, a floor of a house or a deck of a super yacht.
Users can navigate down through each of the three levels from a summary display home page, to a full screen on one function to the edit mode where users can customise their system. Customisation options include personalisation by user, scene, functionality or room and the system offers multiple language choices.