The collaboration between Vantage Controls and WAC Lighting will provide easy-to-install, end-to-end human-centric lighting (HCL) systems that synchronize with the natural circadian clock.
Vantage this week announced the upcoming release of Equinox 4, its new in-wall LCD keypad for home theater control.
The Consumer Electronics Association has presented the winners of its annual Mark of Excellence awards. The awards were handed out at the EHX Expo in Orlando over the weekend, with winners named in 15 product categories and additional winners named in the system integrator category.
“As we look ahead, we see the integration of systems in the home becoming simpler. The ideal circumstance is that the automated home would be controlled by one easy user interface...Programming has always been a challenge for dealers. It’s one of the barriers to the mass acceptance and commiditization of automation in the home.”
As mild as the winters have become, Canadian Russell Sager is doing something many Northern retailers dream of this time of year: starting a CE business in the Cayman Islands. “I got sick and tired of winter and decided I have the skills, I can work elsewhere, let’s try this before I never get the chance to do it!” says Sager, 48, whose strategy is to start a new, low-voltage division of an existing electrical and plumbing company, Androgroup Ltd. Grand Cayman is a particularly good market at the moment, says Sager, because a slew of new construction is replacing the many buildings
Legrand North America last week acquired Vantage Controls, the latest move in its effort to become a “leading provider of control and automation systems.” Vantage, renamed Vantage/Legrand, becomes the sixth Legrand business group in North America. It offers a system for controlling lighting, A/V, window treatments, heating, cooling, security and other functions. “Lighting control and automation are seeing significant double-digit growth, and this acquisition ensures we have the increased capacity, expanded product lines and sales channels to meet the growing demand,” said John Selldorff, president and CEO of Legrand North America. “This acquisition is a strategic move on Legrand’s part to further our leadership