Fujitsu General America announces new mini-split compatibility with Amazon Alexa. The company’s Halcyon line of heating and cooling products now features voice-activated control through an Amazon Echo device, if the mini-split has built-in Wi-Fi, or if Fujitsu’s Wi-Fi device is installed.
Reliable Controls has released its new MACH-ProView™ controller. MACH-ProView is a freely programmable BACnet® Building Controller (B-BC) ideal for those using a mobile device to access, control, and monitor the comfort and energy performance of their space.
Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its heavy duty safety switches with surge protection, the latest in its portfolio of switching devices. Combining Eaton’s safety switches with integrated surge protective devices (SPD) courtesy of the Eaton SP1 and CVX series, the company said this packaged solution provides endusers with better performance than externally mounted devices, resulting in a completely wired, UL®-listed solution and better protection for connected equipment.
Magnum Energy Solutions has introduced a new product for commercial building automation. The cBox or “CloudBox” is a gateway that enables self-powered, wireless devices to securely and efficiently communicate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. The cBox enables smart building control and the remote monitoring of devices, including Magnum’s OPUS lighting nodes, to connect, authenticate, and exchange critical data with AWS IoT using the M2M IoT protocol MQTT.
Lynxspring Inc. announced the general availability of its new Onyxx™ BACnet to Haystack Data Pump. Haystack methodology utilizes tags and semantic data models to define and describe the meaning of data from smart devices of all types and enables software applications to automatically consume, analyze, and present data from devices and equipment systems.
The OMEGA® OM-CP-TEMP1000IS-A and OM-CP-RHTEMP1000IS-A data loggers offer a compact design and portability which allows for placement into hard to reach locations. According to the company, features include a 316 stainless steel enclosure, fast response times, and faster downloads.
Grässlin GmbH has introduced a new portfolio of motion and presence detectors designed to lower energy costs and consumption. The Talis MW 180-12-1 is for outdoor lighting, such as entrances and driveways. The detector can be installed wherever light is needed upon arrival. According to the company, all that is needed is a screwdriver to secure the device to the desired wall. Then use the three knobs at the bottom of the device to adjust the detection range, switching time, and light level.
Engineered Systems magazine’s March 2020 issue showcases how students at one Apple Valley, Minnesota, high school helped the facility achieve LEED Gold; how engineers can design a system to heat a building using a chilled water system, the codes and steps behind adequately design a K-12 safety shelter, and much more.