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When the new HW QS is released in April 2010

So was I right about it just being an additional antenna on the repeater link to let 4/8 in on the QS lovin'?
 

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No public details available on the HW4/8 QS integration, but maybe Chicagorep can share some generalizations? Pretty please?


Will HW 4/8 continue, unchanged?
 

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No public details available on the HW4/8 QS integration, but maybe Chicagorep can share some generalizations? Pretty please?


Will HW 4/8 continue, unchanged?

HW 4/8 will be a whole new platform. Some very exciting things yet to come. At this Cedia selected dealers were invited to the Lutron Suite to review and critique the new platform. These comments will be used to finalize the new system. One thing that will be available is energy monitoring software that will allow the user to see their energy usage.
 

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When do we get the details of HW-QS? CES? HW Wireless QS didn't really seem all that 'rolled out', just an announcement of 'Clear Connect'. Yeah, I picked up the QS color brochure - not very detailed. I like the new LED switches and keypads, just no details of wired QS available.


Just for clarification, any RR2 QS connectivity? Hard to find this bit of info 'in print'. Julie J states emphatically that just because systems are 'Clear Connect' that they aren't necessarily compatible.




Anyone hear of QS pricing? Similar to current?




I'm trying to discover the faults of RR2, if anyone wants to share. It will be QS (wired + wireless combo) vs. RR2, for my own home, retrofit. Finding out all I can.

The 2 systems will not be compatible except for QS shades.

I "heard " that the pricing will be lower.

So far Ra2 seems to be a very exciting and affordable line, Dimmers at $149.
 

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I'm confused- Are you saying the RR2 and Grafik Eye QS are only compatible in regards to shades? Or can the RR2 controllers control the Grafik EyeQS loads?


Are the RR2 switches also $150?


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OK- I reviewed the press release and RR2 will interface w/ GEQS. But how is this accomplished- hardwire or some kind of interface module.

I'm interested in GEQS because I may need shade control for some clerestory windows- and it may be less expensive to buy this as an integrated solution with lighting control a-la QS.

So I guess the real question is how much is stand-alone slovia control (never mind the shades) and how much is the option on a GS unit?


The idea of starting w/ QS and adding RR2 later may be penny wise and pound foolish given the new cost structure of RR2 and feature overlap. Starting with RR2 may be a better bet and only a few hundred more expensive in the beginning.


Thoughts?
 

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Thanks for the info, Chicagorep.


Will the new HW platform work with existing HW 4/8 switches/dimmers?
 

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good question, and will it be more of a whole home automation controller similar to an HAI unit or still strictly light control? and, when would you speculate this will be released?
 

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good question, and will it be more of a whole home automation controller similar to an HAI unit or still strickly light control? and, when would you speculate this will be released?

The new Homeworks QS will be a whole new platform and will NOT be backward compatible as of right now. The new platform will control lighting and HVAC via their new thermostat. They're going to leaving the rest to their partners at AMX and Savant. I heard April of 2010 but I have a feeling it won't be seen until the next Cedia Expo.
 

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Thanks, Robert. Much appreciated.
 

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Both the Radio Ra2 and HW-QS is programmable in the same software.


I'm pretty sure that's what the lutron rep said, he was talking a million miles a minute and it was very noisy there.

I was told by a Lutron tech support rep that there will be different software for the QS and for RR2. I asked him clearly, and he responded clearly.


So currently, I don't know the answer.
 

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Lutron Tech Support also confirmed that conditionals would not be possible with RR2 - if/then based on time of day, or occupancy.
 

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RadioRA2 will directly work with the GrafikEyeQS as long as the unit is the wireless model. If the GrafikEyeQS unit is not wireless then it will not work with the RadioRA2 system.
 

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As a long time Vantage dealer, you should consider a Vantage Infusion system with either ILT or RTS control of the ultra quiet Somfy Sonese motors for the shades.

In addition to conditional logic and astronomically timed events, you can wire for future additions to the system, and it is always backwards compatable.

I can provide more info if you need it.


Jack
 

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anyone heard anything about this? I thought at least a limited release was slated for end of October?
 

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 http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...read.cgi?20231
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...light=radiora2
http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin...light=radiora2


Call Lutron Customer Service to get a list of local RadioRa2 installers, or potential installers. I bet most of the HomeWorks qualified installers will be signing up for Ra2, so you could probably get a list of installers from the website.
http://www.lutron.com/wtb/wheretobuy.aspx?cid=0


And more Ra2 eye candy from the radiora2.com website:
http://radiora2.com/pdf/Trade_Brochu...0B_spreads.pdf
 

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anyone heard anything about this? I thought at least a limited release was slated for end of October?

I just completed the Lutron training for RadioRA2; what would you like to know?
 

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I'd like to know how to cable for HomeWorks QS Wired, but I bet they didn't cover that.
 

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What's the premium for GrafikEyeQS wireless? A percentage would be adequate. And when will this be available?

Overall, the RR2 system is dramatically less expensive but the cost of the new multi-button controllers has not been disclosed. How do these conmpare to the old controllers? Again, a percentage is fine.


Thanks-
 
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