CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Venstar® announced that its ColorTouch® touch screen Wi-Fi® thermostat was named a 2016 Product of the Year by Business Intelligence Group’s BIG Award for Business awards program. The BIG Awards reward companies, products, and people that are leading their respective industries.

“We are proud to acknowledge Venstar’s ColorTouch Wi-Fi thermostat as a 2016 Product of the Year Award winner. ColorTouch displays differentiation in its design, meeting the technology, mobility, and intuitivity needs of residential and commercial users,” said Russ Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group.

“We are honored to win the BIG Product of the Year Award for our ColorTouch Wi-Fi thermostats,” said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar. “ColorTouch residential and commercial thermostats have a friendly and intuitive touch screen, can be remotely controlled by our Skyport Mobile App, and are compatible with many smart home solutions.”

Venstar offers six models of its ColorTouch programmable touch screen thermostats: three for residential use and three for commercial use. The company said all of the models have a multi-functional, simple-to-use, graphic touch screen. The color touch screen can be programmed to display a picture gallery of up to 100 photos to be used as a slideshow. Select models offer Wi-Fi for remote monitoring and control using Venstar’s Skyport™ mobile app. Select models also include humidity control, which can utilize information from the wireless temperature sensor to enable averaging of air temperatures across the entire location for a more comfortable, energy-efficient environment.

Venstar said ColorTouch thermostats are compatible with virtually every type of commercial heating and air conditioning system and are compatible with smart home automation solutions, including Amazon Echo/Alexa.

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Publication date: 10/12/2016