New White Paper Foresees a Revolution in Building Control Systems

New White Paper Foresees a Revolution in Building Control Systems

January 23, 2017
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Can building control technologies be simpler to install, more affordable, and yet still powerful?

Optimum Energy’s latest product, OptimumEDGE™, proves that they can. And our new white paper, co-authored with technology partner Tridium, describes a pathway toward many more accessible products providing advanced controls.

OptimumEDGE is an up-to-the-minute implementation of Niagara 4, Tridium’s flagship Internet of Things software platform. By taking an appliance approach that significantly reduces implementation time and complexity, we can bring patented technology in our flagship product, OptimumLOOP™, to a wider range of facilities. OptimumEDGE is a turnkey software solution that significantly reduces energy costs in water-cooled chiller systems with up to three chillers and a combined cooling capacity of 400 to 3,000 tons. At its heart is a setup wizard that allows fast and easy implementation.

That approach dovetails with Tridium’s vision of developing “edge” devices that operate like appliances. A well-engineered appliance streamlines and simplifies the setup and operation of the controller, reduces the costs of BAS integration and project support, and enables system integration partners to handle installation directly. Lowering the financial barrier to implementing HVAC optimization also benefits the environment by enabling more building owners to reduce energy and water consumption.

OptimumEDGE illustrates the potential to bring the most advanced technology to commercial buildings affordably, and Tridium hopes to unlock that potential for a full spectrum of building-related systems and devices with the Niagara Appliance Framework, now in the final stages of development. Tridium believes the Framework could have a revolutionary impact, as it allows OEMs to develop new products within a matter of months rather than the prolonged process typically required to design and test new products.

Download the white paper, Niagara Appliances Enable Revolutionary Simplicity for Commercial Building Automation, for an early look at the underpinnings of the Niagara Appliance Framework along with the market and technical drivers behind a new generation of advanced appliances on the OptimumEDGE model.

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