Building Controls: Trane
Trane is now offering its Air-Fi™ wireless technology for building controls. The company reports that Air-Fi wireless replaces the need for wired building controls, allowing installations to be completed quickly with less disruption to occupants in existing buildings, while also providing greater reliability, simplified installation, and more flexibility as building spaces change. Trane offers a typical 200-ft indoor signal range, with up to four times the number of paths, extending up to a half-mile when unobstructed for even greater levels of signal reliability. Air-Fi is a ZigBee® Certified Building Automation solution, and the system is built on a platform that supports BACnet® open standards. This allows customers to integrate devices in the future when the building expands or changes.