tED magazine recently introduced a new column that was created to bring you some positive news in today’s negative world. It’s called “The Good Stuff”, and today we’re highlighting more of the positive news we’ve received from our readers.
In this issue, we’re sharing a story from Legrand:
Legrand Donates Vantage, QMotion, and Luxul Brand Solutions for R.I.S.E. Home Built by Wounded Warrior Project and Gary Sinise Foundation
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Legrand announced that donated solutions from its Vantage, QMotion, and Luxul brands were utilized in a customized smart home for Marine Sgt. Jonathan Blank, who was severely injured in Afghanistan. Provided by the Wounded Warrior Project® and Gary Sinise Foundation as part of the Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment (R.I.S.E.) program, the home and its technologies are designed to make Sgt. Blank’s life more comfortable and convenient.
“We are grateful for Legrand’s support, which has been a tremendous gift for Sgt. Blank,” said Blaine Christensen, Co-owner of Advanced Integrated Systems. “The company’s solutions have been instrumental in providing this American hero with a high-tech home that will forever change the trajectory of his life.”
Precise control over the home’s lighting is delivered by Vantage’s InFusion™ Controller II, while automated shading is provided by QMotion QIS ZigBee hardwired shades. Sgt. Blank interacts with his lighting and shading systems via a Vantage Equinox 41 touchscreen at the back door and EasyTouch II backlit modular keypads located throughout the home.
The home’s network is centered on Luxul’s dual-WAN Epic 5 wired router (ABR-5000), while the AMS-4424P 26-port/24 PoE+ stackable Layer 2/Layer 3 managed switch handles AV-over-IP video distribution and delivers power and network connectivity to in-wall keypads and other devices. Two XAP-1510 wireless access points (APs) provide WiFi connectivity.
“It’s an honor to work with the Wounded Warrior Project and Gary Sinise Foundation in their mission to help injured veterans,” said Charlie Derk, Director of Product Marketing, Shading and Residential controls, Legrand, North and Central America. “Sgt. Blank has sacrificed so much for his country, and it is a privilege to have the opportunity to make his life easier and more comfortable through our lighting, shading, and networking technologies.”
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