HVAC integration for Building
management systems (BMS)
HVAC Integration with Building Automation Systems - The Challenge
The world is making gigantic steps towards digital environments and Building Management Systems (BMS) are enabling the buildings to become increasingly connected, remotely controlled, and energy-efficient. However, there doesn’t seem to be a simple, universal integration solution between the BMS and the most energy-consuming system within the buildings: The Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC).
The most common solution is offered by the HVAC and the Building Management Systems manufacturers. However, HVAC manufacturers usually rely on third-party partners to provide the integration solution and every HVAC manufacturing brand has a solution of its own. This drives underlying challenges that the majority of project designers only realize when they arise at every step of your project:
The design and planning
stage takes longer as time is spent searching for the brand-compatible HVAC gateway, understanding the integration and set up the process of the newly-found device.
During the installation phase
the support procedures, which are performed by a third-party manufacturer (usually located at a different timezone and less available) can cause a bottleneck.
The commissioning process
of the HVAC integration phase takes a long time to complete but you may take it as a given simply because you don’t have the right tools.
Universal HVAC gateways by HVAC and integration professionals
CoolAutomation HVAC gateways are cross-brand universal devices that are delivered with a set up for 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.
CoolAutomation HVAC gateways communicate native HVAC protocols with the HVAC system and support native BMS (BAS) open protocols: BACnet MS/TP, BACnet IP(BTL certified) and Modbus RTU/Modbus TCP.
Commissioning taken to the next level
CoolAutomation provides both local and cloud-based solutions that allow you to test all the connected units within the system. With real-time feedback from the connected indoor units, you can test your installation functionality in minutes, without having to move around the building to verify unit functionality.
HVAC to BMS Integration simplified
CoolAutomation HVAC gateways are HVAC system type dependent.
auto-detection and BACnet Explorer compatible
for Multiple HVAC Brands