With a new product named Dometic Connect, the accessory specialists present, at the Caravan Salon show in Düsseldorf, a clever comfort control system that turns motorhomes and caravans into mobile smart homes. Air conditioning, heating, lights and many other comfort functions can be controlled and monitored via a single device. An elegant touch control panel from Dometic serves as the central base unit. Alternatively, a smart phone or tablet computer can be used.
The core component of the Dometic Connect system is an elegant touch screen control panel which regulates just about everything that contributes to the wellbeing of travellers – from indoor climate to heating and lights. Motorhomers and caravanners can also check the charging state of the starter and leisure batteries, or see, at the touch of a finger, if the fresh water and grey water tanks are fully operational for the next stretch of the holiday trip. When a tank is empty, the integrated alarm function reminds them to refill.
The complex system is easy to handle and requires no special technical knowledge. A clearly structured menu with graphic symbols allows intuitive operation. The Quick Access Menu provides the option to save favourite settings, e.g. the mood lighting for a cosy evening, or the night mode for the air conditioner, heating or battery charger.
Remote control by smart phone or tablet computer is just as easy and convenient. Using a special app, the mobile devices can be simply linked to the Dometic Connect base unit via an optional Bluetooth interface or the Dometic 3G Gateway, which is also available as an accessory.
The system’s open architecture supports a multitude of upgrading options. Besides additional Dometic devices, the comfort control also integrates CI-bus compatible products of other manufacturers – a unique benefit that comparable solutions in the market don’t provide.
Detailed information about the new Dometic comfort control for smart recreational vehicles is available at www.dometic.com.