RGB appointed distributor for Polar Bear Design in UK & EIRE

RGB Communications has revealed that it has been assigned exclusive UK and EIRE distributor of Polar Bear Design for the AV video and CI markets.

Polar Bear Design are a UK company which creates a range of luxury keypads, wall thermostats and installation accessories for the home automation, luxury hotel and superyacht sectors.

One such product that is a popular choice in the custom install world is the Zentium Pro, a highly advanced thermostat that bridges the gap between the commercial and high-end residential sectors by bringing form, function, and integration together to deliver a simple and intuitive solution with a customer centric design.

The Zentium Pro thermostat, which won ‘Best New Hardware’ at the CEDIA Awards in 2020, offers complete dual room climate control, giving users the ability to monitor the heating and cooling of two rooms independently but from a single interface. The thermostat can also be used to control radiators, towel rails and air conditioning units.

This sort of climate control for the residential market eliminates the need for additional building management systems for air conditioning control and offers significant benefits and cost savings for building developers, installers and the end user.

Designed for high-end homes, the thermostat can also be combined with intelligent lighting control keypads such as Lutron Palladiom, SeeTouch, Pico or Crestron Horizon. For more integration, the Zentium Pro thermostat and UMC controller are compatible with all the major brands of AV control systems, as well as directly to major air conditioning brands, including Savant, Lutron, Control4, Crestron, Crestron Home, NorthBT, Trend and Delta.

Complementing luxury interiors and décor, the Zentium Pro Thermostat also has a range of luxury faceplate finishes from multiple designers.

In addition to its catalogue of products, Polar Bear Design also offers a unique customisation service where it modifies ‘off the shelf’ standard products and alters them to a design brief so the client gets a unique product that matches the interior design theme.

“We are delighted to welcome Polar Bear Designs to RGB,” said Caroline Britt, RGB managing director. “The Zentium thermostat merges both superior commercial features with the design aesthetics high-end installations demand today. Integration with existing third-party systems, such as Savant, Lutron and Control4, means that our installers will now be able to offer their customers a fully integrated home automation solution.”

Justin Wells, director of Polar Bear Design, added: “We are very excited to be able to partner with RGB Communications as they are perfectly positioned to help Polar Bear Design provide a new level of training and support to the CEDIA AV installers for our award-winning Zentium Pro thermostat. This marks a new age of professional heating and cooling solution for the pro installer.”