A Couple New Ways to Automate!

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by JoeyD, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have been researching a few new products as of late and I dont think either of them are companies we have discussed on here. I am sure if anyone has heard or used any of these companies or devices it would be James or Eddie but I figured I would throw them out here and see what you guys think!


  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think the links to the websites are broken. I couldn't view them.
  3. Terradek

    Terradek LawnSite Member
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    I just got my sample from ABT...have not set it up yet but will let you know after I play with it for awhile...Never heard of the other co. What do they have that is going to change our world?
  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Ok, got em open. Very cool. ABT's multizone would also be great for Demos.
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    I wonder if the abt can "override" a regular zone. Let's say you program the unit to come on at dark, and off at 1am. homeowner hears a noise in backyard at 3 am, and hits button. does light come on? I don't think so, given that the trans is off per timer. or am I getting it wrong?
  6. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks Joey, I have not heard of either one. I am camping this week, but I will check them out next week.
  7. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    I dont know too much about either. I have a full ABT set up here on my desk that I havent opened yet but will today or tommorow and the Hydrovation product is brand new and we will be meating wihthat company once they have the product ready to go. I will keep you guys informed on my end but I figured I would get this out there for you guys to play with.
  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Gambino was testing the ABT for some time now and claims excellent results. They are if im not mistaken coming out with a remote dimmer too that works on individual runs so you will be able to use a single trans and dim the patio lights without messing with the landscape fixtures.
  9. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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    I know they have a remote control too.......I am meeting with Greg w/ ABT tommorow!
  10. Gregabt

    Gregabt LawnSite Member
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    I wanted to respond to Dave's question on the ability to override the "zone" with the ZoneControl. The ZoneControl can override a programmed zone at any time with the remote.

    You can turn off or on a zone at any time. A customer can turn a zone on if they hear noises late at night or want the lights to stay on for a party, etc. The program is not effected in any way and the unit will turn on and off the subsequent day at the programmed times.

    I will be more than happy to respond to posted questions.

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