Rialto Thermostat functions wirelessly, but it does not use Wi-Fi technology for the router connection. For that reason, it has to be always connected to its Rialto WhiteBox control unit, which is connected via LAN Ethernet RJ45 cable to your domestic router. WhiteBox gateway is necessary, because it connects Rialto Thermostat to the modem router. Plus, it is necessary to install additional thermostats (up to 12) and it is at the core of future products.
On the contrary, Rialto Thermostat is connected directly to the cables coming from the boiler to manage switching on/off the heating.
Rialto is connected to the WhiteBox gateway wirelessly.