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Control4 showrooms

AC Control in Control4 showrooms

A home automation showroom in the heart of Chelsea is making extensive use of Intesis Wi-Fi communication interfaces to reduce hard wiring and enable easy and frequent reconfiguration.

Solution:
Intesis Wi-Fi interfaces for AC integration in Home Automation systems
Country:
United Kingdom
Company:
 IndigoZest

“Intesis sits on the Wi-Fi and is powered via the air conditioning unit, so there is no wiring making installation easy and avoiding redecoration.”
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Nicolai Landschultz
IndigoZest

Intesis_Cloud solutionThe effects:

    • Intesis solutions enable transparent interfacing in building and home automation systems.
    • Many building automation systems need to be reconfigured frequently as needs change. With Intesis this is a plug and play operation.

    Wi-Fi enables fast refits at smart home showroom

    IndigoZest has opened it third showroom, allowing it to demonstrate the possibilities of home automation to the residents of Chelsea and surrounding London Boroughs. Its other showrooms, in Amersham and Northampton, have proven their worth by wowing many people and encouraging them to increase the value of their homes by adding a touch of technological wizardry.

    IndigoZest is one of the UK’s most experienced home automation specialists and Systems Integrators. It understands that every client has their own unique requirements, so takes the time to develop bespoke solutions for every installation. For one client this could be something as simple as putting timers on the heating and lighting, while another client might want a fully integrated solution encompassing air conditioning, security, home cinema and AV, energy efficiency and multi-media communications.

    Key to success of every project is the choice of the most appropriate technology, and the creation of a simple system architecture. IndigoZest often specifies Control4 as a central controller, and configures it so that it integrates control of all equipment and devices into one ‘rack’. This is wired internally, so that each device is connected to a control module, powered by Control4, which “talks” to and orchestrates all the smart home devices, either via a high speed data cable or wirelessly over the home’s Wi-Fi network.

    Control4 is modular, so can adapt perfectly to each home’s bespoke system, while extensions and retrofits are straightforward one-step processes.

    IndigoZest is now finding that it is using wireless options more and more often. This is partly because owners of older homes are increasingly having automation retrofits. In other cases it is to futureproof installations so that the almost-inevitable reconfigurations are as easy as possible.

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    With the new showroom IndigoZest was aware that the system would need to be upgraded and altered on a frequent basis, so designed a system that was as wireless as possible using Intesis gateways.

    People tend to want the latest technology and integrators have to be flexible to meet these. Thus at its showroom, IndigoZest may need, for instance, to quickly swap out devices for new versions. They also have to be aware of associated developments, such as for instance indoor golf simulators that clients may want in their smart homes. And as many clients are high net worth individuals IndigoZest has to keep abreast of new home security options that can be integrated into the system.

    Without proper systems design, this could all add up to a communications and integrations nightmare, trying to get new equipment to ‘speak’ to the existing control network only to find they use different languages or protocols. To facilitate this frequent change IndigoZest has relied on HMS Networks Intesis technology, mainly using Wi-Fi enabled Intesis products in preference to hardwired ones, so that rewiring and making good are designed out.

    Intesis is a leader in the design, manufacture and integration of innovative protocol gateways for building automation. Its solutions are robust, reliable, easy to set up and have the flexibility to meet different systems’ needs. Its wide portfolio of gateway products includes both open standard and proprietary protocols solutions. Protocol translators and AC (air conditioning) interfaces from Intesis offer plug-and-go solutions that reduce commissioning time and always work reliable.

    In Chelsea, IndigoZest has used HMS Networks Intesis AC interfaces to integrate control of the showroom’s air conditioning system with other equipment on the network. One of the great advantages of Intesis Wi-Fi enabled interface for home automation is that there is no need to compromise the décor with a wall-mounted control panel; instead they can interface with a tablet or mobile phone.

    Intesis has interfaces for all the leading AC brands including Mitsubishi Electric, Toshiba, Hitachi and LG, as well a Universal AC Gateway which provides seamless compatibility with thousands of models of air conditioners and heat pumps.

    The interfaces are powered by the indoor units directly and since they are developed with the collaboration of the major AC manufacturers, even the error codes and its description can be managed from Control4 side.

    Solutions sheet

    Discover how our integration solutions can help your projects

    Reduce commissioning costs

    Reduce commissioning costs on disperse installations

    Solution:                   

      Intesis ST Cloud Control

    THE EFFECTS:

    - Save configuration time 
    - No need to install any additional onsite Software
    - Remote access to the devices 
    - Device sharing
    - Avoid extra fees

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    Manage and control all your building assets from an App and a Web Interface

    Solution:                   

    Intesis ST Cloud Control for facility management of commercial buildings or small&medium size offices.

    Provides:

    Connection for all types of BACnet or Modbus devices to the cloud.
    An intuitive and centralized remote device management through an app and a web interface using a common dashboard.


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    The smarter way to control your AC units

    Solution:                   

    Intesis AC Cloud control is the professional HVAC management tool for hospitality projects.

    Provides:

    Control of all the parameters from the AC unit.
    Reliability: our products have been developed with the collaboration of the major air conditioning manufacturers.
    Retrofitting: it is not necessary to replace the AC system to become smart.
    • Around 40% savings in energy consumption.


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    AC Interfaces for Data Centre's

    Solution:                   

    Intesis AC Interfaces (AC Brand to KNX, BACnet, Modbus, WIFI).
    AC Cloud Control (Intesis Home Cloud APP).

    Provides:

    Stable temperature in Data Centre’s, rooms or areas.

    • HVAC Integration into BMS/SCADA systems
    • HVAC Cloud remote control and monitoring
    • HVAC Load Balancing


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    Modbus zoning case study

    Modbus AC interfaces for HVAC zoning systems

    Solution:

     Intesis Modbus gateways for zoning systems.

    Provides:

     Unique Modbus register map for all AC Brands
     Bidirectional communication between the zoning system and the AC Unit
     Increase comfort
     Reduction of energy consumption

    Product features:

     Easy installation
     Great integration flexibility
     Easy and fast integration
     Complete Control of AC

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    Modbus gateways for retail sector

    Solution:

     Intesis Modbus gateways in the retail sector.

    Provides:

     Supervision and control of the AC.
     Real time AC alarm monitoring.
     Temperature limitation.
     Generation of schedules such as opening/closing time protocol integration.

    Product features:

     Easy installation
     Great integration flexibility
     Easy and fast integration
     Complete Control of AC

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    BACnet small-medium projects case study

    BACnet gateways for small and medium installations

    Solution:

     BACnet server gateways and interfaces

    Provides:

     Air Conditioner main functions
     - On/Off
     - Mode
     - Set Point
     - Ambient Temperature
     - Error Code
     BACnet IP and BACnet MSTP connectivity.

    Product features:

     BACnet IP and MSTP
     BBMD and foreign Device
     Notification Classes
     BTL certified

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    BACnet gateways for hotels

    Solution:

     Intesis BACnet server gateways and interfaces.

    Provides:

     HVAC system integration.
     Lighting control (DALI).
     Fire detection.
     Integration to standard communication protocols.

    Product features:

     Support for BACnet IP and MSTP.
     BBMD and foreign Device
     Notification Classes
     BTL Certified

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