Carrier introduced its new TruVu™ multi-purpose control (MPC) platform for monitoring and control of HVAC equipment. The control platform consists of a TruVu™ MPC processor, featuring built-in BACnet routing and integration capabilities, along with expansion modules that can be added to support up to 180 total input/output (I/O) points for a variety of HVAC applications.
The TruVu MPC processor is the first controller to be added to Carrier’s new TruVu™ product line. The TruVu product line is comprised of native BACnet, IoT-enabled controllers that are field programmable and customizable for any equipment application. They are also expandable to support additional IOs, and provide large amounts of trend storage, embedded fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) capabilities, and plug and play connectivity to the Carrier® i-Vu® building automation system. Carrier reps said this allows building operators to manage their HVAC equipment from anywhere and at any time using online dashboards and reports.
The TruVu MPC conforms to the BACnet building controller (B-BC), BACnet Router (B-RTR), and BACnet BBMD (B-BBMD) device profiles as defined in BACnet standard 135-2001 Annex L 2012. It is capable of controlling multiple pieces of HVAC equipment simultaneously, and includes a library of factory-engineered control programs. These programs have been designed and tested to work with both air-side and water-side HVAC systems without the need for custom programming.