Vantage Equinox 4 LCD keypad

The Equinox 4 incorporates a minimalist industrial design, as well as Vantage's new User Experience Platform that it says unifies the company's graphics across its entire product platform.

The Equinox 4 LCD keypad from Vantage is the first of several new interfaces from the Utah-based company, and it says it will also support these products with Apple iOS and Android apps.

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Robert Archer · September 25, 2012

With all of the publicity that Apple gets for its iPad and iPhone products, it’s almost easy to forget that before the advent of smart devices the home control and automation category used keypads and touchpanels as user interface devices.

The Utah-based manufacturer Vantage has released what is says is the first of several new interface products that are designed to give electronics professionals a full selection of interface solutions that don’t run Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android operating systems. The first of these new keypads is the competitively priced Equinox 4 LCD keypad, and according to Vantage, the Equinox 4 is designed to provide the benefits of a full-sized touchpanel with the physical advantages of a single-gang keypad. Aesthetically Vantage says the keypad employs a minimalist design to help it complement a variety of home interiors, and once it is installed it offers homeowners full access to their lighting, HVAC and audio systems.

Vantage adds the Equinox 4 is the first of its new generation of products to employ its User Experience Platform which it says will unify the look and physical appearance of its interface products, including its graphics.

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at

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Android · App · Apple · Home Control & Automation · Keypad · User Interface · All Topics
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