Liberty Coach, a builder of Prevost luxury motorcoach conversions, announced the introduction of a new communication link that facilitates monitoring of a coach’s lithium ion battery systems from both inside and outside the vehicle.
The new link allows motorcoach owners to monitor the performance of individual batteries or the entire battery system. Users can call up key performance metrics, including voltage, charge rate, and percent of charge remaining, at the touch of a button.
Moreover, they can get those readings anytime they want, anywhere they happen to be – whether that’s across the parking lot or across the country. That’s because the new link is compatible with both the coach’s onboard Crestron wireless control system and Liberty i-Link, the company’s proprietary communications system that allows seamless remote control via an iPad, iPhone, or Android devices.
“We’re excited to be able to offer this exclusive feature to Liberty Coach buyers,” said Liberty Coach Vice President and co-owner Frank Konigseder. “I believe it’s an important step in the evolution of lithium ion battery systems, which we pioneered beginning in 2010.”
It’s also clearly a big step forward in remote control technology for the RV industry. “We were the first convertor to adopt the Crestron system, which is now, of course, the industry standard,” Konigseder pointed out. “And Liberty i-Link was the first proprietary system to bring remote control capabilities to mobile phones and tablets. Expanding those to include lithium ion battery monitoring was just the next logical step.”
The new battery monitoring made its debut on Liberty Coach No. 776, a 2015 Elegant Lady Fairfax Double Slide Edition. Konigseder added that new coaches as far back as No. 765 can be retrofitted with the feature, which will be standard equipment on all new Liberty Coach models going forward.
With locations in Stuart, Fla., and North Chicago, Ill., Liberty Coach has been manufacturing luxury motor coaches for over 40 years. For more information visit http://www.libertycoach.com or call 800-554-9877.