The Vesta System Controller is the heart and brains of the Vesta system. There are currently three controllers in the Vesta product family. They are all based on the same software, and all standard sensors and accessories work with any model. All Vesta models are ready to run right out of the box. See the comparison chart below for details on the differences between models.
Vesta Classic System Controller
The Classic is a great value, offering more channels at a lower price than our other models. With support for multiple types of temperature sensors, humidity sensors, current sensors, and relay modules it can handle a wide range of applications. The Classic is featured in some of our best case studies.
|VSCU-4||Vesta Classic System Controller||$1075.00|
|INST-4||Insteon Option for Vesta Classic System Controller||$150.00|
Vesta Vantage System Controller
The Vantage controller is a compact solution ideal for smaller applications. It offers wireless sensor support and optional Wi-Fi networking.
|VSCU-5||Vesta Vantage System Controller||$1275.00|
|WIFI-5||Wi-Fi Option for Vesta Vantage Stystem Controller||$100.00|
|INST-5||Insteon Option for Vesta Vantage System Controller||$150.00|
Vesta Pro System Controller
With the most I/O of any model, the Vesta Pro controller is designed for commercial/industrial applications. It offers Modbus, wireless sensor support and optional Wi-Fi networking. Like all of our Vesta models, it's ready to plug in and run right out of the box.
|VSCU-6||Vesta Pro System Controller||$2450.00|
|INST-6||Insteon Option for Vesta Pro System Controller||$150.00|
|WIFI-6||Wi-Fi Option for Vesta Pro System Controller||$100.00|
The chart below compares specifications and features of the different Vesta controllers. All versions have the same core software capabilities:
- Web-based user interface
- Simple rule-based control
- Support for custom 'live' graphical interfaces
The Classic is our original Series I controller. It offers plentiful I/O capacity at a very reasonable cost, but does not support wireless or 1-wire sensors.
The Vantage and Pro models are our new Series II products. A more powerful processor and custom designed electronics allow additional capabilities:
- Support for a broad range of wireless sensors
- Sophisticated fault detection and reporting
- Support for 1-Wire sensors
- Improved software update process
The Vantage controller offers a more compact package with many of the capabilities of the Pro, but with fewer channels and at a lower cost.
The Pro model provides all the I/O of the Classic, with all of the new Series II features. It also has Modbus support, a bigger power supply, higher sensor resolution, and twice the 1-Wire and pulse channels of the Vantage.
|Open Source Software||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|1-Wire Master||No||1 Channel||2 Channels|
|Wireless Sensor Support||No||Yes||Yes|
|Pulse Count Channels||No||2||4|
|Approx. Dimensions||8.5 x 9 x 4.5||9 x 6 x 1.5||9 x 6 x 2|
|Differential Sensor Inputs||No||Yes||Yes|
|Sensor Resolution||12 Bit||16 Bit||24 Bit|
|Discrete Output Type||12VDC/200ma||12VDC/200ma||12VDC/200ma|
|Sensor Input Voltage Range||0-2.5V||0-5V||0-5V|