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Truma iNet Provides Remote Control on Furnace

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November 10, 2015 by   Comments Off on Truma iNet Provides Remote Control on Furnace

The Truma iNet lets you manage your Omni furnace and water heater by remote control

The Truma iNet lets RVers manage their Combi furnace and water heater by remote control

Truma’s new iNet System, which enables the Combi furnace to be remotely controlled via smartphone or tablet, will be on display at the Dec. 1-3 53rd Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky., in Booth No. 9 located in the South Wing – Hall 1. 

According to a press release, the heart of the system is the Truma iNet Box. It is the central control unit and enables communication between the Truma app on the smartphone or tablet and the Combi device. In close proximity, this takes place via Bluetooth.

“Once outside the Bluetooth range, the iNet Box automatically switches to communication by text message,” explained Elden Wood, vice president, sales and marketing. “Depending on the settings made in the app, a personalized text message is automatically generated then a response text message from the iNet box confirms the required settings. This makes the system very intuitive and easy to use.”

The Truma app can be used to remote control all functions of the Truma Combi furnace, including the temperature, fan level and water settings. With Combi Plus versions, it is also possible to select the energy type: LP gas, combination gas/electric, or just electric. The status of the device can also be determined via the app.

“If, for instance, I am unsure how I have set the furnace, the iNet Box can send me this information,” said Wood.

The same also applies when overseeing the vehicle status. The iNet Box reports the current temperature, water temperature of the Combi, the on-board voltage and if the RV is connected to shore power. Additionally, RVers can also set an alarm function that will inform them via text message if the temperature or on-board voltage in the vehicle drops below a certain level.

“True to the ‘plug and play’ motto, we have ensured that the system can be programmed in just a few simple steps,” explains Wood.

According to the company, the iNet Box paves the way for a networked “Truma world” inside RVs. “It is a system that we will continue expanding and enhancing to make camping even easier and more comfortable,” said President Gerhard Hundsberger. “New products, applications and services might become part of the iNet System. There are numerous possibilities and we are always open to good ideas – so there is definitely more to come in the future.”

The Truma iNet System will be available through Truma dealers and can be easily installed. Starting in 2016, all Truma Combi furnaces will be equipped with the new control panel CP plus – iNet ready. In this case, RVers only need to add the iNet Box. All 2015 Combi models can be easily upgraded by exchanging the control panel.

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