RTI Launches Two-Way Driver For Swimming Pool, Spa Automation
RTI is making a splash with the availability of their new two-way driver for AquaLink RS swimming pool and spa automation systems from Jandy. The driver allows integrators to add the iAquaLink-connected pool equipment into RTI control and automation systems without any additional equipment or serial adapters. This allows customers to manage their backyard experience from their RTI control interfaces.
"The Jandy two-way driver makes an exciting addition to our library, allowing our dealers to integrate AquaLink pool automation into the RTI ecosystem and further unify the control experience across the home -- inside and out," said Mike Everett, Vice President of Global Sales, RTI. "For AquaLink owners, complete control over all aspects of their pools and spas is just a touch away on an RTI interface, whether they're poolside at home or halfway around the world."
Diving into the market, swimming pool and spa automation is one of the largest markets in the outdoor arena. Recent research has pointed to the global pool equipment and maintenance market is expected to cross $17 billion, growing at a CAGR of 10.8% in terms of revenue during 2016 - 2022. It also points to North America holding the highest number of swimming pools and likely to surpass Europe as the sole market leader.
This ease of integration gives users complete control over connected pool and spa equipment -- including pumps, cleaners, color lights, heaters, jets, and more -- from any web-connected device via Jandy's iAquaLink app or from RTI's control interface options, including handheld controllers, in-wall keypads, and the RTiPanel app for mobile devices.
"Instead of needing a wired serial adapter connection with the pool automation system, the driver simply communicates with the iAquaLink web servers," said David Goldman, Director of Marketing at Zodiac Pool Systems -- maker of Jandy Pro Series products and the AquaLink line of pool and spa controls. "If the pool automation is already connected to the web with an iAquaLink antenna, the integrator just configures the system with the new RTI driver to complete the installation."