Posts Tagged ‘building managament’

iPort turns iPad and iPod touch into in-wall touchscreens

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Photos courtesy of The Unofficial Apple Weblog

With iPad, home automation would be much easier system to be installed and implemented – and the price would be more affordable.

iPort has introduced two new products in its Control Mount Series for the Apple iPad and iPod touch.  The CM2000 Control Mount for iPad and the iPort CM100 Control Mount for iPod touch both integrate the handheld Apple touchscreen products in an in-wall frame, transforming them into in-wall touchscreens for display of weather, news, stocks and many other preferred Apps.

The CM100 also transforms the iPod touch into an in-wall Internet radio source, and connects to any stereo or audio/video receiver.  Users can download their choice of any Internet radio apps available in the Apple App Store and play the audio back through any connected stereo system.
The CM2000 (US$499) and CM100 ($250) may be installed in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, depending on the functionality and design of the room.  When installed into the iPort, the iPad and iPod touch remain constantly charged.

Courtesy: The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Macsimum News

Home automation hits UAE

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Dubai_Desert.jpgSmart home, or intelligent homes, technology is no longer just for the technophile hobbyist. It’s right on the cusp of becoming mainstream.

Of course, some of this stuff has been around since the 1970s in the form of X10, the industry standard for TV remote controls.

But new wireless standards (like Insteon, ZigBee, and Z-Wave) and cheaper chipsets have enabled two-way, low-cost communication between devices.

Source: Gulf News

InduSoft Announces InduSoft Web Studio Driver for Cylon Controls Building Energy Management Systems

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Indusoft provides HMI/SCADA for one of Europe’s largest BEMS supplier

buildingAUSTIN, TEXAS — InduSoft announces the release of a new Cylon Controls driver for their HMI/SCADA software, InduSoft Web Studio. Cylon Controls is
one of the largest independent Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) equipment manufacturers in Europe.

This new driver eliminates the need for an OPC Server. As a result, installation and system engineering costs of the Cylon solution will be less costly, easier to configure, and will potentially realize healthy performance gains. The driver also ensures the ability to support Windows CE, which—in some cases—can be a complex task when OPC server implementations are required. InduSoft Web Studio makes it possible to provide an HMI that monitors and integrates not only the building HVAC system, but also the pumping systems, energy, gas and water measurements, lighting control, shutter control, alarm reporting, security and video surveillance, and many other functions as well.

The driver enables seamless integration with numerous devices, such as HVAC Direct Digital Controllers, that Cylon uses in their BEMS solutions. In fact, the new driver has become a key element of Cylon solutions on a number of successful projects.

The first project to benefit from the driver is the Aquapura Hotel—a five-star hotel located in Douro Valley, Portugal. The hotel was outfitted with a Cylon BEMS solution boasting more than 6,000 I/O points. The project was so successful it was named the Cylon Portuguese Project of the year 2007, and the award was delivered by the Irish Ambassador to Portugal on April 4, 2008.

José Mota, CEO of Dosapac S.A., the systems integrator in Portugal that installed the system at the Aquapura Hotel, says “The reliability of every project is important to us. Without InduSoft Web Studio, the sheer number of I/O points would have swamped most systems—but InduSoft, coupled with their new driver held up surprisingly well. We couldn’t be happier with the result.”