2014 Product of the Year WinnerSavant Systems SmartClimate
The Savant SmartClimate CLI-8000 simplifies the integration of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Builders and integrators can install a SmartClimate system as an independent solution, controlling up to 8 heating and cooling zones. Used in conjunction with a Savant host, the CLI-8000 becomes scalable, enabling integrators to connect multiple units for increased zone capacity. Additionally, the CLI-8000 can be connected to a Savant automation system, delivering the luxury, convenience and security of connected home functionality such as lighting, motorized blinds, security systems, music and video, surveillance cameras, sprinklers and more.
2014 Product of the Year EntrantURC THZ-100 Advanced Thermostat
The THZ-100 is the latest addition to the URC Total Control family of whole-house control products offering the ultimate in comfort, convenience and luxury for climate control. The THZ-100’s brilliant, backlit two-inch color LCD is easy to read and looks wonderful on any wall at home or at the office. Background graphics and colors on its full-information LCD display automatically change to indicate visually whether the system is heating or cooling during transitions. Plus, users have the ability to control climate from anywhere within a home or business environment. While the THZ-100 offers five thermostat buttons, users can also enjoy two-way control of the thermostat via URC Total Control remotes, keypads, touchscreens, and third-party controllers like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Among its dozens of advanced features, the THZ-100 offers Intelligent Comfort Recovery. When users set schedules, Intelligent Comfort Recovery monitors the current environment and then slowly heats or cools accordingly, with dollar-saving efficiency, until it reaches the preset. Additional features include password protection for homes or businesses where access must be limited, and optional wired remote sensors to increase efficiency and accuracy of programmed temperature adjustments. The automation possibilities are endless too; for example, our dealers can have the drapes automatically close when the air conditioner kicks in, to help cool the building more quickly and save energy. It does everything but control the weather.