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Venstar Displays ColorTouch, Explorer SchoolStat and Explorer Mini Connected Wi-Fi Thermostats and LED Lighting at the 39th Annual Conference on School Facilities

- March 6, 2018



Venstar displayed its ColorTouch, ExplorerStat and Explorer Mini connected Wi-Fi thermostats and LED Lighting at the 39th Annual Conference on School Facilities. Hosted by California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH), the conference was held Feb. 26-28, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

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

ColorTouch Touchscreen Thermostats with Wi-Fi Inside

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

  • Wi-Fi enabled for remote monitoring and control using Venstar’s free Skyport Mobile App, available in select models
  • Full programmability with 365-day programmability and multi-stage control
  • OpenADR certification, enabling users to participate in utility rebates and incentives
  • Title 24 certification, including Equipment Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD)
  • Humidity control in Model T8900
  • Thermostat lockdown mode
  • Ability to configure setpoint limits
  • Compatibility with Venstar’s Wireless Temperature sensor
  • Compatibility with virtually every available type of commercial heating and air conditioning system

Explorer Programmable Wi-Fi Thermostats

Venstar’s affordable Explorer commercial thermostats, including one designed specifically for school environments (Models T4700, T4800, T4900 and T4900SCH, the “SchoolStat”) make setup and programming fast and easy. Features include:

  • Wi-Fi enabled for remote monitoring and control using Venstar’s free Skyport Mobile App, available in select models
  • Large, easy-to-read displays with easy setup and “Simple as you Want” operation
  • Seven-day programmability with multi-stage control
  • OpenADR certification, enabling users to participate in utility-generated events
  • Title 24 certification, including Equipment Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD)
  • Energy Watch functionality
  • Humidity control in Model T4900 and T4900SCH (SchoolStat)
  • Compatibility with Venstar’s Wireless Temperature sensor in select models
  • Smart fan that switches to auto mode when unoccupied
  • Light sensor to control lighting and turn off lights when unoccupied (Model T4900)
  • Ability to configure set point limits
  • Keypad lock and an optional locking cover (ACC-0625)
  • Compatibility with virtually every available type of commercial heating and air conditioning system

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 in depth, Explorer Mini is one of the smallest high-functioning thermostats available and is the most affordable Wi-Fi thermostat on the market. Explorer Mini features include:

  • Wi-Fi enables for remote monitoring and control using Venstar’s free Skyport Mobile App, available in select models
  • Seven-day programmability with multi-stage control
  • Small, compact size that is simple to install
  • Large, easy-to-read display with bi-color LED Heat/Cool indicator
  • OpenADR certification, enabling users to participate in utility-generated events
  • Title 24 certification, including Equipment Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD)
  • Remote control with Skyport Cloud Services, including Global changes
  • Compatibility with Venstar’s Wireless Temperature sensor (Model ACC-TSENWIFI) to remotely measure air temperatures such as indoor, outdoor, return air or supply air
  • Smart fan that switches to auto mode when unoccupied
  • Keypad kick and an optional locking cover (ACC-0630)
  • Compatibility with virtually every available type of commercial heating and air conditioning system

Compatible with Venstar’s Free Skyport Mobile App

The ColorTouch, Explorer and Explorer Mini Thermostats are compatible with Venstar’s Free Skyport Mobile App, which 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 set points 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 last 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

Originally posted on hvacinsider.com

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