Reliable Controls has launched a new internet data service (IDS) for RC-Toolkit which the company says enables users to configure MACH-Pro(Web)™ controllers to poll weather services over the internet and map retrieved values to BACnet objects. These objects can then be trended, employed in operational sequences, and displayed in graphics and energy dashboards.

Mapping weather conditions and forecasts into internet-enabled controllers is useful when preheating or pre-cooling commercial buildings or when adjusting the amount of free cooling available to a facility.