January 8, 2019, Author: Hannah Kibler. We are excited to announce that effective January 4, 2019, Functional Devices has been recapitalized by a group of investors consisting of Shorehill Capital, LLC, Ken Rittmann and certain members of the management team. [Read more…]
Committed to engineering a better sensor solution, ACI has launched the BN Series Temperature and Humidity BACnetTM Sensor Line. This new line has been designed to meet the sensor needs of network-based control systems. ACI’s initial offering includes single point temperature or humidity sensors along with dual point combination temperature and humidity sensors. ACI BACnetTM sensors are available in standard configurations of room/wall, duct, immersion and outside units.
Our single and dual point BACnetTM sensors offer a cost-effective solution for monitoring remote locations and can reduce the need for additional input modules or building management controllers when a limited number of inputs are available.
ACI BACnetTM Sensor Features:
BACnetTM MS/TP Communication Protocol
Dip switches to set address and baud rates
Auto baud rate detection
Connection “Status” LED
Temperature unit selection (°F, °C, K) via BACnetTM
Setting of temperature and RH offsets via BACnetTM
Conformally coated PCB (duct,immersion, and outside)
BTL Certified & Listed
The HVACR industry is changing rapidly. What does the future hold as buildings transform? Join Johnson Controls for an exclusive look into how its extensive portfolio of products and solutions is driving value for building owners and managers, engineers, contractors and others. [Read more…]
Danbury, CT, January 10, 2019 – Belimo Americas is excited to announce Peter Schmidlin, Belimo Chief Innovation Officer will be presenting at AHR Expo New Product Theater on Monday, January 14th at 4:45 pm in Theater A. The presentation is on Smart Connected Actuators Making Systems Transparent. The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming our world, connecting devices to make our lives easier, safer and more comfortable. Discover the advantages at AHR Expo. Belimo will be exhibiting in the Building Automation area booth C5141. [Read more…]
Visit Contemporary Controls in Booth C5218 at AHR Expo 2019 at AHR Expo 2019 in Atlanta, be sure to stop by to see our suite of new BACnet-compliant and BTL Listed products. We have several new products that we’re excited to show off at AHR 2019, along with our popular suite of BASautomation products that provide open solutions when implementing networked controls in buildings.
Open Control with Free Support Tools
The BAScontrol Open Control Series utilizes BACnet/IP as an open communications protocol, Sedona for open visual control programming, and the BAScontrol Toolset for unrestricted use in program development and archiving. Ideal for unitary control of air-handlers (AHUs), fan coils (FCUs), and rooftop units (RTUs), these controllers are freely-programmable and customizable.
Open Control Meets Micro PC
The BASpi BACnet Client Controller turns an already powerful micro PC, Raspberry Pi, into a BACnet client and open Sedona controller. It serves as a mini-supervisor to BACnet/IP server devices over Ethernet or Wi-Fi and BACnet MS/TP devices over EIA-485. Using custom Sedona network variable components, the BCC can initiate read/write commands from its Sedona wire sheet to BACnet/IP or BACnet MS/TP server points on remote devices. Server points need not be Sedona compliant – just BACnet compliant. Any BACnet remote I/O such as Contemporary Controls’ Cube I/O can be made into a freely-programmable controller with the addition of the BCC.
Secure Cellular Remote Access
With a new suite of wired and wireless routers, plus our RemoveVPN service, customers have multiple solutions for secure remote access. RemoteVPN is an easy, cost-effective remote access solution that allows you to proactively review and communicate with your customers’ automation systems—resulting in valuable time and money savings.
Trusted Router Now with Diagnostics and BTL
The BASrouter has been independently tested and passed industry-standard BACnet testing and is now BTL Listed for both B-RTR and B-BBMD device profiles. The BASrouter 3.0 provides built-in BACnet diagnostic capabilities with visual analytics that include an MS/TP status table, routing status table, network error counts, and traffic statistics. The new features allow the integrator to install robust BACnet networks with rapid troubleshooting capabilities that easily identify network issues.
Cost-Effective Building Supervisors
The BASview3 is a stand-alone, embedded, web-based graphical interface for building automation and process automation systems.
See you in booth C5218! For those of you attending the ControlTrends Awards on Sunday, be sure to stop by and say hello. The ControlTrends Awards will be held January 13 from 6:30PM to 9:30PM at Atlanta’s Historic Fox Theatre.
Niagara Framework — Your Head Start on the Journey to Cybersecurity. There are now more devices that connect to building control systems than the last generation of building engineers could have ever imagined — more consumer- and occupant-owned mobile devices, more enterprise software systems, and more IP-enabled edge devices. [Read more…]
ACI Interface Devices: Solving Problems While Saving You Time and Money! ACI manufactures an extensive line of Interface Devices designed to solve problems. Many of our interface products are used to convert one signal type to another saving you time and money on retrofit projects. Two such devices are our A/EPC and A/PXP which convert analog signals to pressure outputs. [Read more…]
Contemporary Controls continues its mission of “Building on BACnet” by introducing the BASstat series of BACnet-compliant wired or wireless communicating thermostats that are BTL Listed to ensure effortless integration into BACnet/IP (Wi-Fi) or BACnet MS/TP (EIA-485) networks.
BASstat thermostats are suited for single or multi-stage heating, cooling and ventilation binary output control applications such as RTU or AHU. Configurable control algorithm parameters allow adaptability to the specific application. Adaptive control algorithm applied to multi-stage on/off control saves energy and ensures seamless comfort for the occupants. Built in temperature sensor, input for remote temperature sensor, or temperature override network command from Building Automation System can be used. Occupancy status can be set from thermostat buttons or over the BACnet network. Thermostat buttons are optionally lockable to prevent unauthorized control. Digital display with graphical icons is easy to read and understand.
The BASstat’s white backlit LCD display is large and easy to read, even from a distance. It incorporates graphical icons to aid visual indication of current state of operation. Several icons indicate parameters such as: Active Mode, Cooling stage 1 or 2, Heating stage 1 or 2, Ventilation Only, Fan Active, Occupied/Unoccupied state, and Clock icon to indicate Short Cycle Delay or Max Cycles per hour active waiting state. These icons are very useful in indicating the thermostat’s current state of operation.
Six buttons on the BASstat allow users to manipulate temperature set point, change HVAC modes, turn the thermostat ON/OFF, and more. Pressing the Set and Up/Down buttons can manually toggle the thermostat from occupied/unoccupied modes, where BACnet occupancy command is not an option. All 6 of these buttons are lockable in a configurable manner to prevent unauthorized configuration change. Some or all buttons can be locked for application flexibility, making the stat suitable for applications where limited user control is allowed.
Visit the BASstat product page for more information.
Belimo’s CEO, Lars van der Haegen and his team explain their simple, yet powerful and all-encompassing philosophy in creating customer value with CESIM, which is the Belimo-method to innovate building technology with sensors, valves, and actuators. CESIM ensures Comfort, Energy Efficiency, [Read more…]