Successful integration projects

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Case Studies

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Automated Home

The client wanted a home with automated services, security and luxury features that was easy to operate, while celebrating the history of the building.

Solution:
Intesis AC interfaces and KNX Protocol translators
Country: 
United Kingdom
Company: 
Wave Controls Ltd

“We developed a KNX system that displays the status of all the automated features, plus each room’s temperature”
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Andrew Ward
Wave Controls Ltd

Intesis Automation gateway solutionThe effects

  • Energy efficiency was built into the system.
  • Includes basement swimming pool, golf simulator and home cinema.
  • Equipment is located behind moving screens to maintain period appearance.

Luxurious living in London

A large Edwardian house in one of London’s most desirable residential districts has been brought into the 21st century with extensive automation and the creation of a 200sqm basement that houses a wine cellar, swimming pool, golf simulator, home cinema and car lift.

The house has energy efficiency in its very DNA, as it was designed and built-in 1902 by William Willett, an early pioneer of Daylight Saving Time. Thus it is very fitting that Andrew Ward of Wave Controls was asked to install an energy-efficient KNX building automation network to manage the lights, shades, heating and cooling, audiovisual system etc.

The client wanted simple intuitive control, creating a home that worked seamlessly. Additionally he specified automatic shut off for lighting in vacant rooms, and restricted Wi-Fi for the children’s devices but full access for the parents’. To achieve the clean aesthetic required the TVs and AV were to be hidden behind moving panels and the speakers were blended into the ceiling.

Andrew explains: “We developed a solution that uses a powerful Gira HomeServer to provide visualisation of every part of the KNX system. This allows the client to see and set the status and level of all lights in the house, as well as the position of the blinds in every room and the temperature plus the operating mode for the heating and cooling systems.

“In the basement, motion detectors activate a pleasing light scene as you enter and shut down all eight rooms when vacant.”

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Automatic lighting is also used for external areas, including front and rear gardens. For security, a side walkway is protected with motion triggered lights and an alert sent to the owner every time they are activated. All lighting circuits are trimmed to 80% brightness within the KNX dimmers. This is barely detectable to the human eye, especially in rooms that have several lights, yet creates a considerable energy saving overall. The network has over 150 lighting circuits, 15 zones of heating and cooling, motorised curtains and blinds on every window, and many other automated features, all controlled by the KNX system. “We sourced all this equipment through HMS Networks Specialist Smart Building distributor Ivory Egg, who were very helpful throughout the design stage,” says Andrew.

“It is one of our largest ever single residential projects. To achieve the high levels of integration we have used 14 Intesis gateways, which seamlessly connect the air conditioning, lighting and home entertainment into the network. We also used the home server to create a bespoke graphical user interface and ensure simple, intuitive control of what is a very sophisticated system. Ivory Egg’s support and assistance throughout the project was first class and helped ensure a very successful outcome.” Intesis is a range of building automation technologies made by HMS Industrial Networks that can be used to automate a single process or combine to build multifunction systems that control whole buildings and other facilities such as bridges, tunnels, lock gates and transit hubs.

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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Modbus store case study
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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Hotels with BACnet system case study