Although we were all hoping to leave the pandemic behind this year, we saw great improvements in 2021, and at Computrols, we continued to push forward and have a great year despite some challenges.Continue reading 2021 Year in Review
In building automation system applications, the most common types of analog signals are milliamp and DC voltage.
DC voltage signals are most often measured using 0-10V signals, but we also sometimes see 0-5V or 2-10V. The reason for the popularity of the voltage signal is it is easy to troubleshoot and almost all controllers will accept this type of signal.Continue reading Analog Signals: Milliamps vs. Voltage
If your facility currently has a legacy control system that needs upgrading but you don’t have the capital budget for a full retrofit, you are likely considering some form of building automation system integration. By integration, we are referring to an approach that would leverage some portion of your existing system while likely changing out some of the higher-level components such as the front-end software and/or parent-level controllers. Integration is a logical choice in this situation but before moving forward with this approach, there are some important elements that you should fully understand.Continue reading Integrating Legacy Control Systems
The AHR Expo is back in 2022 and so is Computrols! We are excited to once again be exhibiting at the HVAC industry’s premier event which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center this coming January 31st to February 2nd. The event which was planned to be hosted in Chicago earlier this year was cancelled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, so we are very much looking forward to seeing you again in 2022.Continue reading Back at AHR
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Celebrated annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day is meant to show the public what modern manufacturing looks like and what a career in the manufacturing industry might encompass. Although the majority of manufacturing now happens overseas, there are still many companies that manufacture here in the USA, including Computrols.Continue reading Manufacturing Day, 2021
Smart buildings are becoming more common in modern-day society. Being that they are made up of a multitude of internet-connected devices, cybersecurity is of the utmost importance. These devices, if not safeguarded, can pose a highly desirable target for cybercriminals.Continue reading Cybersecurity and Smart Buildings
Building automation system manufacturer Computrols has added a BTL Certification and the ability to route proprietary protocols as BACnet IP points as add-on options to an already feature-rich LX Controller.
The LX Controller has been one of the most dynamic and robust pieces of hardware in the building automation industry for the last 4 years. Boasting an unprecedented lifetime warranty, the LX provides installers and users supreme flexibility with its software-programmable universal I/O and unique two-piece board design. This parent-level controller supports state-of-the-art TLS (Transport Layer Security) and a variety of both open and proprietary communication protocols.
Computrols has recently agreed to donate a number of its building automation system components to the HVAC/R program at Northshore Technical Community College (NOTCC) for student training and education. The contribution comes by way of Computrols involvement with the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center, a program supporting publicly-funded 2- and 4-year colleges with HVAC/R, controls, building automation, and energy/facilities management curricula.