CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Venstar®, a thermostat and energy management systems supplier,  announced that its ColorTouch® color touch screen Wi-Fi thermostat received a 2016 internet of things (IoT) Evolution Connected Home and Building Award from IoT Evolution magazine. This award honors organizations delivering innovative solutions that enable the advancement of the smart home and buildings industry.

“It is my honor to congratulate the Venstar team for its innovative work and contributions to the smart home and buildings industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution Magazine.

“We are pleased to receive the 2016 Connected Home and Building Award for our ColorTouch thermostats,” said Steve Dushane, president and CEO of Venstar Inc. “ColorTouch residential thermostats are compatible with leading smart home solutions, enabling users to have more control than ever over the comfort of their homes.”

ColorTouch residential thermostats are compatible with smart home automation solutions, including Amazon Echo/Alexa, Control4, and RTI. Venstar also offers an API for third-party development of integration with home automation and other applications. All of the ColorTouch models feature a multi-functional, simple-to-use, graphic touch screen. Its color touch screen can be programmed to display a picture gallery of up to 100 photos to be used as a slideshow. Select ColorTouch models offer Wi-Fi inside for remote monitoring and control using Venstar’s free Skyport™ mobile app. Select models also include humidity control. ColorTouch can utilize information from Venstar’s wireless temperature sensor to enable averaging of air temperatures across the entire location for a more comfortable, energy-efficient environment. ColorTouch thermostats are compatible with virtually every type of commercial heating and air conditioning system.

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Publication date: 2/20/2017

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