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Venstar Displays ColorTouch, Explorer and Explorer Mini Connected Wi-Fi Thermostats at the Restaurant Facility Management Association Annual Conference

Venstar® displayed its ColorTouch®, Explorer® and Explorer Mini connected Wi-Fi® thermostats at the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) Annual Conference held Feb. 10–12, 2019, at the Austin Convention Center.

“At Venstar, we are devoted to delivering high-quality connected thermostats that give restaurants a choice for their unique indoor comfort needs,” said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. “Our energy-saving solutions can help restaurants reduce energy usage and related costs and gain visibility and control over their HVAC systems.”

Venstar wi-fi-thermostatVenstar’s ColorTouch, Explorer and Explorer Mini Wi-Fi thermostats are Wi-Fi enabled for remote monitoring and control using Venstar’s free Skyport® Cloud Services and free Skyport Mobile App. Most models are OpenADR certified, enabling users to participate in utility-generated events; and Title 24 certified, including Equipment Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD). Select models also offer humidity control. They are also compatible with Venstar’s Wireless Temperature Sensor (Model ACC-TSENWIFI) to remotely measure air temperatures such as indoor, outdoor, return air or supply air. Venstar thermostats are compatible with virtually every available type of commercial heating and air conditioning system.

ColorTouch Touchscreen Thermostats With Wi-Fi Inside

Venstar’s award-winning ColorTouch commercial thermostats (Models T8850 and T8900) feature a programmable color touchscreen with an easy-to-use dashboard and smartphone-like control. Features include:

  • Complete management with 365-day programmability and multi-stage control
  • Thermostat lockdown mode
  • Ability to configure Setpoint Limits

Explorer Programmable, Wi-Fi Thermostats

Venstar’s affordable Explorer commercial thermostats (Models T4800 and T4900) make setup and programming fast and easy. Features include:

  • Large, easy-to-read displays with easy setup and “Simple as You Want” operation
  • Seven-day programmability with multi-stage control
  • Energy Watch functionality
  • Smart fan that switches to auto mode when unoccupied
  • Light sensor to enable Occupied schedule when lights are on and Unoccupied when off (Model T4900)
  • Ability to configure setpoint limits
  • Keypad lock and an optional locking cover (ACC0625)

Explorer Mini Programmable, Wi-Fi Thermostats

Venstar’s Explorer Mini commercial thermostat (Model T2050) helps save energy and improve indoor comfort while taking up less wall space. At just 3.2 inches wide by 3.2 inches high and less than an inch deep, Explorer Mini is one of the smallest high-functioning thermostats available and the most affordable Wi-Fi thermostat on the market. Explorer Mini features include:

  • Seven-day programmability and multi-stage control
  • Small, compact size that is simple to install
  • Large, easy-to-read display with bi-color LED Heat/Cool indicator
  • Smart fan that switches to auto mode when unoccupied
  • Keypad lock and an optional locking cover (ACC0630)

Venstar’s Free Skyport Mobile App

Venstar’s free Skyport Mobile App enables users to access and control Venstar’s Wi-Fi thermostats with their Apple® iOS and Android™ mobile devices. From the mobile app, users can:

  • Remotely view thermostat information, such as current weather and forecast and equipment status (heating, cooling, off)
  • Control thermostat settings, such as change heat and cool setpoints or thermostat modes and set “Home” or “Away” at the touch of a button
  • Enable or disable the Time Period Schedule
  • View thermostat alerts such as supply air temperature, air filter replacement and time for service
  • View current space temperatures with high and low values for the day
  • View heating and cooling runtimes for the day, current week and previous week

On the Skyport Cloud website, users have access to more advanced programming options including global changes to temperature, mode, time period schedules, holidays and vacations.

About Venstar Inc.

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. Founded in 1992, 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 providing small-box retailers a 20–35 percent reduction in 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 30,000+ retail locations across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

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