posted on Wednesday, 29th August 2012 by Steve May
Crestron 3-Series control systems now support the BACnet IP
protocol, the widely used European standard for building automation
and control networks. With onboard BACnet/IP support, integrators
and programmers should find it easier to incorporate HVAC controls,
says the brand.
The move also accelerates the adoption of Smart building technologies, believes Robin van Meeuwen, VP of sales and marketing at Crestron International. "The ability to bring all components of an automated building together, including HVAC, truly simplifies the integration of disparate systems across any commercial building," he says. A Crestron 3-Series control system should be able to handle lighting, blinds, HVAC, audio visual, security and IT more efficiently.
The ISO-approved protocol is widely used with a range of automation systems. Developed with the support of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), BACnet is now a national standard in more than 30 countries.
"All environmental and AV systems and all related devices can be controlled, managed and monitored on one efficient platform, all from a single user interface. No other control platform can deliver this level of single-platform integration, including mobile device and cloud accessibility," says van Meeuwen. "With 3-Series control systems, smart buildings are now a reality, facility managers can do their jobs much more efficiently and significantly, measurable energy savings can be achieved."
Crestron is including BACnet support on 3-Series control processors for up to 50 objects at no cost. A separate enterprise license that has unlimited objects and delivers the power to integrate an entire building is also available.
Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics
industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.
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