Recent studies approximate that only 50% of the commercial floor space in the USA is under the control of a building management system (BMS); while education facilities are about 55%, health care facilities 38%, and lodging facilities 26%. These are existing facilities! Which makes competitive retrofitting and renovations the largest and most sought after markets in the HVAC and controls industry. Local and remote control, energy savings, and monitoring solutions need to be specific, modular, and be accompanied by an accurate ROI narrative. Having the right set of product tools — and taking full advantage of the synergies the Internet, LANs, Bacnet, ZigBee, and EnOcean technologies offer will be paramount to survival. Viconics Wireless HVAC Building Network Solutions and Can2go Wireless retrofits for the light-commercial and mid-market buidings are serious product tools to consider.
Review the powerful specifications of the UN2 Controller: Third party interoperability: BACnet, EnOcean (wireless), Zigbee (wireless), Modbus, CANbus
•Inputs: 6 universal •analog: 4-20mA, 0-10V, •digital: dry-contacts, •thermistors: 1-100K
•Outputs: 2 relay, 4 analog
•Wireless I/O: unlimited
Control features: Control of wired end-devices (6 inputs and 6 outputs).
*Wireless control of EnOcean end-devices (128/128 I/O per UN2).
*Wireless control of ZigBee end-devices (128/128 I/O per UN2).
*Programmable via the CAN2GO Web BEMS or a BACnet IP system.
*Real-time response to scripting/graphical programming.
Networking among units:
*Wireless – ZigBee wireless mesh network (self-forming/healing).
*Wired – Daisy chain.
*IP/Ethernet – Ethernet port.
*Supports any HVAC & lighting application including:
*HVAC and lighting room and zone control.
*Unitary equipment such as rooftop HVAC units, air handling units, heat pumps and dehumidification units.
*Mechanical rooms and equipment closets.
*EnOcean (wireless) to BACnet IP.
*ZigBee (wireless) to BACnet IP.
*Modbus to BACnet IP.
The hybrid synergies offered by the Viconics + Can2go products offer a great set of product tools and warrant your attention.