Building Automation System Integrations
Computrols has been a pioneer in building automation system integration for over 35 years.
Computrols has successfully provided integration solutions to the following protocols and manufacturers’ products:
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Computrols Revolutionary Approach to Integration
Computrols first integrated solution was completed in the late 1980s when Computrols founder, Roy Lynch, decided he wanted to create a cost-effective solution for building owners and property management companies to break away from the proprietary systems that plagued the industry.
Today, our Research & Development team continues to develop new interfaces, while improving upon our established integration solutions. In recent years, our industry has become flooded with a plethora of new companies claiming to be system integrators, but often the solutions offered are not reliable or distributable.
These new-age system integrators use a device that we refer to as a “black box”. A black box is nothing more than a translator for communication protocols. A protocol is the communication language used by computers and other intelligent equipment to communicate with one another. As with any language, there are both proprietary and open protocols.
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Proprietary vs. Open Protocols
Think of a proprietary protocol as a language only spoken by a particular group of people. If you cannot speak this language, you need a translator to decipher what they are saying and to communicate on your behalf. This is certainly not an ideal means of communication, but it is serviceable when necessary. Just like foreign languages, proprietary protocols require Building Automation System manufacturers to do one of two things: take out anything “speaking this language” and install their own equipment for communicating or find a way to communicate that protocol by either “learning the language” or getting a black box (translator).
Open protocols, on the other hand, are like universal languages that almost everyone can speak and understand. When it comes to building automation protocols, BACnet is the universal open protocol, endorsed by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers). BACnet is the standard in this industry just as English is the standard in the U.S. and Spanish is the standard in Mexico.
The same challenges that humans face when attempting to communicate different languages are also faced by computers and equipment when communicating different protocols through a translator. Communication between computers and equipment gets lost in translation or misinterpreted just as messages would when communicating a different language through a translator.
Can you afford to have messages misinterpreted or translated incorrectly when it comes to operating your building or critical facility?
HVAC Controls Integration
Our solutions allow our customers to leverage the existing infrastructure and provides a gateway for monitoring and controlling the existing field controllers via a simple to use user interface.
Computrols interface solutions support both new and legacy systems. Although the original manufacturer may no longer support these systems Computrols is able to provide support via our state-of-the-art integrated solutions. At Computrols, our aim is to provide the most efficient solution that will last a lifetime while enabling the end-user to control the system.
Contact Computrols today to find out how we can help improve your facility’s HVAC systems.
Lighting Control Integration
Computrols building automation system allows for seamless integration into a number of lighting systems, meeting the demands of the today’s complex lighting applications and need for reduced energy consumption.
Integrated lighting and HVAC controls simplify the day-to-day operations of facility managers and create the optimal indoor environment for its tenants. Contact Computrols today to learn more about how we can bring your lighting controls into one, simple to use platform.
Electrical Metering Integration
Computrols metering gives you the information you need to ensure your buildings are running at optimal performance. The Computrols Metering Integration has many advantages over standalone energy monitoring systems:
Current infrastructure required to communicate, collect and analyze data can be utilized. Computers, controllers, training, service, and warranty are already included.
Under the umbrella of Computrols Building Automation Software, energy usage data will be available side-by-side with other building data. Historical graphs, scheduled reports, and dashboards can tightly integrate energy and building data together.
Using the user-friendly and powerful controls found in Computrols Building Automation Software, real-time energy data can be used to directly control building functions. For example, use Computrols Building Automation Software Logic Statements to shed low priority equipment according to instantaneous demand.
One Computer. One Software. Reduce the amount of training, knowledge and maintenance by using a single integrated system.
In Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS), you won’t just monitor your energy usage, you will affect it and see the results.
The Computrols Difference
Simply put, Computrols provides the most economical-to-own building automation solution on the market today. We empower our users by providing robust yet simple solutions that allow our customers to largely manage their building automation systems in-house.