“Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication”
- Leonardo Da Vinci
Merge Controls Limited is a dynamic
Home Automation Systems Company
based in Hampshire, United Kingdom
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www.mergecontrols.co.uk is under
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to learn more about our services.
At the heart of our systems is intelligence.
Using either the distributed intelligence of
CBUS or the Vantage Master Controller we
are able to achieve a very powerful level of
integration between all systems including
•Heating and Cooling
•And many more...
Automation Systems require that all Dimmers
and Relays be housed in a technical board,
unlike traditional wiring systems where
dimmers and switches are placed on walls. A
BUS communication cable links all of the
system components together to send
commands throughout the network and back
to the dimmers and relays.
This allows us to create many different
lighting Scenes which can be controlled from
different types of input devices such as
Keypads, Touch Panels, i-Phones, Remote
Controls and Motion Sensors
Vantage Square Touch CBUS DLT Keypad RTI Remote Controller
There are many types and styles of keypads to choose from. The Vantage Square Touch keypad
requires custom engraving and has added features like 2nd, 3rd and 4th press to create
multifunction buttons. This means that an AUDIO button can switch between CD, Music Server,
IPOD, SKY etc. all from one button. The CBUS DLT keypad is sometimes favoured because of it’s
aesthetic appeal and the ability to rename a button easily. On both types of keypad buttons can be
programmed to control light switching, dimming by Press and Hold or to activate scenes. Scenes
can include many different actions and are used to change moods within a room eg: from Dining
to Party modes as well as ALL ON and ALL OFF
Touch Panels allow full control over an Automation System and can be 100%
customised to reflect one’s personal style or even room decor. In this example my
client chose this picture from his Mauritius Holiday as a Home Screen.
In addition to controlling Lighting, Music and TV we also use Touch Panels to monitor
CCTV camera’s, give feedback as to Climate, Weather, Interface with Windows Media
Player to create a cost effective Music Server with album art, as well as Playlist
features and more. This Vantage TPT1210 Touch Panel also enables web browsing and
email. The following page has screen shots from the same Touch Panel
Windows Media Player Interface Lighting Scenes and Security
Weekly / Daily Weather Whole House control over AV
As with Lighting where control is centralised back to one location,
the same principle applies to Audio Visual Systems. This rack was
used in a project where we installed 6 zones of AV, all of which
had full control over the sources in the system such as;
•Free to Air TV
•Music Server PC
The equipment rack also houses the Multi Room AV controller,
High Definition video distribution equipment, Video Matrix,
Amplifiers and Security System.
At the back of the rack Speaker, Video and CAT 6 cables distribute
all of the Audio, Video and HD signals to the AV zones and Home
Merge Controls now offers Crestron Prodigy
as an affordable and uniquely scalable
Prodigy™ is a new line of home control products from Crestron, the market
leader in home entertainment and automation systems. Prodigy is a simple to
install, easy to use, and exceptionally affordable solution that does not require
any special wiring. Prodigy Home Automation Solutions include home theater,
audio distribution, lighting and climate control. Backed by Crestron quality,
expertise and support, Prodigy is inexpensive control without compromise.
Crestron is installed in more homes worldwide than any other brand, and
brings years of experience and success to this latest line of home technology.
Prodigy is a very simple and affordable residential solution, delivering the
power, flexibility and reliability of Crestron to more people and more homes
than ever before.
According to Vincent Bruno, Crestron Director of Marketing, "Prodigy gives our
dealers the opportunity to expand their market to provide home control for
every lifestyle and budget. It's the most affordable and reliable home
automation solution on the market today."
Prodigy is scalable, so the system can easily grow at any time. Start with a
simple home theater today; then add whole house audio, lighting and climate
control, even remote control from laptops and mobile devices. Control
interfaces include touchpanels, handheld controllers, wireless keypads, and
remote access via iPhone and laptop.
Thrill the Senses
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appointment to view our
Media Room and
Automation Showroom in