HVAC Control: Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is bringing Simplicity® Smart Equipment (SE) controls to its Luxaire® brand of commercial packaged and split system products. Soon to be standard on all 3- to 40-ton packaged units, the updated Simplicity SE controls are designed to make equipment easier to install, operate, and service. They are also capable of providing information that ensures an HVAC system is performing to specifications.
The controls feature a built-in LCD display and navigation joystick that provide access to menus that display unit status, options, current function, supply, return and outdoor temperatures, fault codes, and other information. An optional wireless mobile access portal (MAP) or hardwired networking capabilities allow several users to access one or many units using any device with Wi-Fi® capability — smartphone, tablet, laptop, or onsite personal computer — and a web browser, eliminating the need for software or app downloads.
The Simplicity SE controls can be configured to use with a standard thermostat, zone sensor, or multiple BAS communication protocols to integrate with building automation systems.