C-Bus SHAC & NAC Interface Package
The easiest way to create beautiful automation interfaces
Take your automation projects to the next level
The design-side of creating automation systems is equally as important as the programming side. You want your customer to be blown away by what you create for them, we get it. You're pretty confident when it comes to programming, but need a little help to up your interface game? Well then Dusk is for you.
The beauty of automating with Clipsal's C-Bus SHAC & NACs is their unique ability to be completely customisable. But, this customisable power can be a little overwhelming. Where do you start?! The answer? Right here. A sample project with pre-loaded pages, icons, backgrounds, scripting, coding, widgets and more, all you have to do is customise it to suit your job! Your time is better spent on programming, on-site, or working on multiple jobs at once - save your time, invest in Dusk and let it do the hours of work for you.
This template is designed for those spaces that are darker toned – the industrial style ones, the ones with black accents, the textured walls, the sleek homes, the spaces that have a definite mood. It is modern, silky and strong and will amaze any customer.
This package comes as a complete C-Bus 5500SHAC & 5500NAC sample project. Pre-loaded into the project is:
- 2 of our huge icon packages DUSK & FRAMEWORK (which hasn't even launched yet!)
- A massive amount of custom icons, 382 to be exact! On and Off state for all icons.
- Dashboard homepage with an instant overview of the home and quicklinks
- Sample pages with functioning navigation and objects
- 50 background images which are the foundation of beautiful pages
- 30 shapes and menu bars with shadow work to make them pop out from the page
- Air-conditioning controller, TV remote and example floor plan images
- Custom CSS coding to change the default Clipsal purple colouring
- Widgets that act as room pop-ups with transparent backgrounds
- Glowing indicators that are perfect for showing which lights are turned on
- Scripting and scenes that can be tailored to your project.
- Extensive document detailing how to work with the Clipsal Configurator. We've been told that this document is so helpful it should be used in the Clipsal training ;)
- Handy design tips for when working on automation interfaces
- Ongoing support available with Ryelec. We can answer any question you have or create any icon you need, fast.
- Custom 3D floor plans in the Ryelec style available for an additional cost
Your new best friend! Our sample project has so much good stuff jammed into it that it'll save you hours on your jobs. Simply load it in, customise it to your project, and your done. The sample project features all the pages that a typical home automation system would include: lighting control, airconditioning, audiovisual control, scenes and schedules. We've taken the confusing part of designing off your shoulders - we've set up the pages, modified the size and visibility settings, inserted widgets for each room and designed it in a way that navigation is simple for the user. We've also inserted scenes, scripting and coding and a fancy dashboard home page which allows total control from one screen, but now we're just showing off ;)
We've been super generous with this package. Included in the Dusk Package is of course the Dusk Icon Pack with 272 custom icons, as well as the unreleased Framework icon pack which includes 110 icons. The Framework icons are the simple, white square icons that you can see used as the side menu bar links. These are great for projects on their own or to complement other template packages as they can simplify busy pages. They are modern in design, obvious in depiction and we think they go great paired with Dusk, which is why we’ve included them for you. Dusk is where the real custom icon work comes in though: ranging from room icons, to scenes, to various lighting icons, we’ve designed them to be realistic, to stand out and to be obvious in what they are depicting. Shadow and blending work has been used to really make the icons look like they are embedded into the screen. You'll find these icons to look great on any future project, so you never have to use icons that don’t match your customer’s home again. You'll also get all icons separate to the Clipsal Project, so you can use them for any automation work you do, not just C-Bus. One more thing! You'll get a range of different coloured indicator dots (and an explanation on how to use them) perfect for showing where something is on in the home!
Backgrounds & Images
A change in background can mean a change in the whole overall look of a page. So we're giving you 50. These backgrounds are simple yet powerful and all follow the theme of darker colours to make sure you create a cohesive project, and also make sure that the icons look their best since they were all designed specifically to be used on dark tones. Don't just restrict them to backgrounds though, you can use them as images on any page and resize them, that's the beauty of C-Bus. Alongside the backgrounds are several different shapes, ranging from rectangles to circles to lines. These are perfect for menubars or just to make something pop as they have distinct shadows behind them. We've also thrown in one of our favourite design features: transparent backgrounds. Use these on widgets so that you can still see the page beneath them.
Users must purchase their own Clipsal C-bus 5500SHAC or 5500NAC and use the web-based software as per Clipsal instructions.
This template comes as a compressed file, so to work with it, extract the downloaded file, read the instruction document, and then using the Clipsal Configurator, navigate to Utilities > Restore and select the 'Dusk Sample Project' file from the location it is saved to on your computer.
This Ryelec template can be used on an unlimited amount of your own projects but under no circumstances can you share the file with anyone else who has not purchased the template from the Ryelec website.