CSI to Computrols Integration

CSI’s I/NET controls have long been considered obsolete by most facility managers, but what about those who have I/NET controllers that are still in use? They have probably been told that the only solution is to upgrade to Schneider Electric’s SmartStruxure platform or start from scratch. Computrols is here to tell you that there is another option.

Computrols has provided a proven integration solution to I/NET 7 and I/NET 2000 systems for nearly a decade that can be found in universities and commercial buildings across the country. Unlike other I/NET integration solutions that rely on slow serial ports, our engineers have developed a solution that resides directly on the controller LAN and SubLAN and allows the existing I/NET 2000 or I/NET 7 workstations to remain in place as needed. Controller database files (.SAV) can be quickly imported into the CBAS system significantly reducing programming time. In addition to HVAC, our solution can integrate fully with CSI’s access control including card data importing to be paired with Computrols’ access control hardware.

This interface gives facility managers the flexibility to use their I/NET controllers until failure, at which point they can be replaced with a Computrols lifetime warranty controllers. Building operators benefit from a gradual transition from their legacy system to Computrols’ robust and intuitive CBAS platform.


CSI Integration Case Study »

Bank of America PlazaClient: Bank of America Plaza

Location: 101 East Kennedy Boulevard | Tampa , FL 33602

Facility Description: 42 story class A facility; Over 800,000 sq ft

Project Timeline:
2011 – Access Control & Destination Dispatch

  • Integrated to new Thyssenkrupp destination dispatch and access control system
  • Took over all access control system under a single platform
  • Imported all access cards into CBAS

2013 – Overtime Air

  • Replaced CSI telephone system with Computrols’ intuitive online portal

2016 – Complete HVAC Integration

  • Replaced Inet head-end computer with Computrols head-end
  • Added Computrols X-line controllers to complete integration
  • Generated significant energy savings as a result