Smart Buildings, Smarter HVAC: How to Overcome Integration Challenges
There is a growing need for smarter, connected, and automated systems in buildings. Building Management Systems (BMS) have made it possible for buildings to be more connected, remotely controlled, and energy-efficient. However, integrating the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system with BMS remains a significant challenge for several reasons:
Delays due to lack of of sufficient knowledge
The search for a compatible HVAC gateway and the need to understand its integration and setup process can cause delays in the design and planning stage.
Third party support can delay installation
During the installation phase, the support procedures, which are performed by a third-party manufacturer (usually located in a different time zone and less available), can cause a bottleneck and delay the project.
Delays due to lack of sufficient knowledge
The commissioning process of the BMS HVAC integration phase often takes longer than expected due to the lack of appropriate knowledge and tools.
CoolAutomation smart solutions allows
seamless integration of HVAC systems to BMS
Universal HVAC gateways
CoolAutomation HVAC gateways are cross-brand universal devices that are shipped already set up to connect with your HVAC system brand. Designed and manufactured by HVAC and integration professionals, the gateways are Plug & Play devices that automatically detect the HVAC components of the HVAC system - with just one unified interface for all compatible HVAC systems to connect to a BMS.
Native and standard communication
CoolAutomation HVAC gateways communicate natively with the HVAC system and support standard BMS (BAS) open protocols: BACnet MS/TP, BACnet IP(BTL certified) and Modbus RTU/Modbus TCP.
Advanced commissioning tools
CoolAutomation provides advanced commissioning tools for testing all the connected units within the system. With real-time feedback from the connected indoor HVAC units, you can efficiently test the installation functionality in minutes, without the need to move around the building to verify unit functionality. This simplifies the commissioning process, saving time and money.
CooLinkBridge is a hardware device which enables seamless and universal integration of, Home Automation, Building Management Systems, and Cloud Control Applications with the leading brands of HVAC Zone Control Units, Heat Pumps, Underfloor Heating, and Chilled Water Systems.