Category Archives: Computrols News

Serial Connector

The Computrols Serial Connector is the latest innovation from Computrols. This unique product is very flexible in terms of where it can be used, due to its compact design, it can be mounted virtually anywhere! 

The Serial Connector connects back to the building automation network through a Cat 5 or Cat 6 connection. It is powered via 24 volts AC or DC and has three RS 485 communication ports and supports per-channel licensing.

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Computrols & the Global Chip Shortage

For the past year our team has worked diligently to combat the challenges presented to our organization as a result of the global chip shortage. There is not a day that goes by where we are not faced with a fresh issue related to the availability of the raw materials/components required to manufacture our products. Our team is continually pulling tricks out of their hats that are more reminiscent of a master magician than the typical roles that they fill as Hardware Engineers, Software Engineers, Procurement Specialists, or Manufacturing Technicians.

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Must Read: CBAS/CBAS Web Email Alarm Changes

As you are aware Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) and our web-based interface CBAS Web feature the ability to send emails from the system. Prior to CBAS20 and CBAS Web v20 sites were able to select their own outgoing email servers (if available) or they could elect to use a free Gmail account.

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AHR 2022 Recap

AHR 2022 proved to be a very enjoyable and successful tradeshow for Computrols earlier this month. Despite attendance not reaching its pre-pandemic levels, members of the Computrols team were pleased with the turnout. “We did not know what to expect coming in given the fluctuations in COVID numbers, but we were really pleased with the quantity and quality of the people we had come by the booth,” said Business Development Manager, Jamie Hardouin.

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Back at AHR

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.

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Computrols adds BTL Listing and Protocol Routing to LX Controller

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.

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