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June 03, 2012
New Vantage Standard Dimmer Module Added To Company’s Acclaimed InFusion Lighting Control Solution

 Dimmer Provides Fifty Percent Increase in  Power Handling Capability,

With A Reduction In Overall Footprint

 

 

OREM, UT, June 4, 2012 – Vantage, the leader in lighting, audio/video and comfort control systems for luxury spaces, today announced the release of the new Standard Dimmer Module and 0-10 PWM Low Voltage Output Station-DIN. Both are specifically designed to support the company’s InFusion lighting control solution, which provide precision control over new lighting sources in addition to providing both future-ready capability and full backwards compatibility with previously available Vantage hardware. No matter how it is employed, InFusion delivers enhanced efficiency and an all-around advanced user experience.  

 

“Vantage is squarely focused on designing lighting control solutions that uniquely address the complexities of luxury spaces,” said Andrew Wale, Vantage’s Vice President of Marketing.  “This evolution in our InFusion lighting control system builds on our established tenets by introducing an enhanced capability and overall design that speaks to the needs of end-users with the means to enjoy the best control systems on the market.”

 

The Vantage InFusion Standard Dimming Modules (SDM12-EM) are mounted in the new Main or Secondary Power Enclosures (IMPE or ISPE), released earlier this year, and support control of up to 12 standard (forward phase) loads with up to four line feeds and up to 64 total amps of load. The enclosures provide new module locking mechanisms for improved infield plug and play installation and service, allowing modules to be quickly replaced without affecting load connections to the system. Field Serviceability is enhanced with field service alerts sent via email to installers. In addition, this system features the industry’s first in-field upgradeable firmware.

 

Two additional line feeds provide added flexibility with AFCI circuit breakers. The modules feature current-sensing that is built-in, allowing enhanced conditional programming in Design Center for increased support of Energy Management scenarios. SDM12-EM series modules provide exceptional support of LED and CFL low wattage lighting (5W@120V / 12W@277V) as well as high wattage lighting loads. The SDM12-EM module is compatible with new and old enclosures using new AC terminals. Electrical specifications include the SDM12-EM having a single part number that supports 120 - 277 VAC and 50 or 60 Hz for global compatibility.

 

The 0-10 PWM Low Voltage Output Station-DIN is used for the control and automation of LED, CFL and CCFL lighting loads requiring either 0-10 or PWM for dimming control. Each LVOS DIN features eight 0-10 outputs with four that can be turned into PWM outputs. The LVOS DIN is firmware upgradable in the field through its station bus inputs, has four dry contacts inputs, with two additional override inputs and is powered by 13.8 to 36VDC.

 

These product releases continue significant enhancements to Vantage’s InFusion lighting control solution that will be introduced throughout 2012. The planned enhancements will provide a demonstrably improved user experience with such benefits as:

 

  • Increased control precision - The new Standard Dimming module (SDM12-EM) and LVOS-DIN (LVOS-0-10-PWM-DIN) provide increased control precision of multiple light source technologies and complex lighting scenes and scenarios. A variety of high- and low-voltage lighting sources can be managed and dimmed simultaneously.

 

  • Future-ready and backwards-compatible - new modules are backwards-compatible with installed Vantage Q and InFusion systems and will provide for field firmware upgrades, granular load monitoring, hardware notification and sensor integration with increased support of low wattage loads.

 

  • Improved system design flexibility - increased capacity regarding support of Arc Fault Breakers provided by the new modules, with full support of all dimming technologies including forward and reverse phase, 0-10, PWM and DMX form the complete solution.  Vantage’s award-winning Design Center Software will remain a constant while providing simplified enclosure layout and design capabilities.

 

  • A Global Solution – to complement its extensive range of DIN form factor products, Vantage will release a CE certified version of the above enclosure based lighting control solution in early 2013.

 

Added Mr. Wale: “"As a company, Vantage is committed to offering innovative products designed for luxury spaces that are easy to use, give integrators powerful state-of-the-art tools for delivering a powerful end-user experience while continually growing their bottom line.”

 

About Vantage

Headquartered in Orem, Utah, Vantage is a leading manufacturer of intelligent control systems for luxury residential applications. With over 25 years experience, Vantage excels at employing the latest technologies in its products to create fully integrated home automation solutions. Vantage has been part of the Legrand group since its acquisition in 2006.  Legrand, located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks. For more information, visit the Vantage web site at http://www.vantagecontrols.com. Media inquiries should be directed to Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC; 347-497-4965, adam@sohmerassoc.com.

 

 

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