TOP 22 MOST INNOVATIVE BUILDING AUTOMATION PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES OF 2022
Here at Broudy Precision, our vision is building innovation. We understand that technology is the future and strive to put our customers in a position to succeed by providing innovative solutions and continued support. To ensure our customers prosper in building automation seamlessly, we thoroughly vet and test all products on our line card to meet a standard we appreciate. Vetted and tested, below is a list of our TOP 22 innovative building automation products and technologies from our trusted vendors in 2022.
Spyder Family: Honeywell
Pick the capabilities you need for efficient engineering, integration, energy savings, and control. From scalable unitary controllers that optimize energy use across applications to compact models that fit virtually anywhere, the growing family of Spyder controllers proves that nothing succeeds like control.
Tosibox Platform: Tosibox
The TOSIBOX automated BAS Platform was inspired by the needs of the market and the networking fundamentals of traditional IT platforms like Cisco, Fortinet, Tempered Networks and Palo Alto, but purpose-built for the scale and scope of contemporary demands and future challenges. TOSIBOX accomplishes this all while eliminating human error and embedding the industry’s leading cybersecurity profile to protect your enterprise.
FW-VAV Controller: Easy IO
Introducing a new all-in-one IP-enabled variable air volume (VAV) controller. The EasyIO FW-VAV controller comes with a suite of ready-to-use applications and dashboards, and can be programmed live through CPT. An onboard database cuts engineering and commissioning time.
Current Sensors: RIB Functional Devices
Functional Devices’ current switches and transducers are available with just a current sensor, or with a current sensor and 10 or 20 AMP relay. An internal 10 AMP relay can be used to activate an external load, and currents up to 150 AMPS are sensed externally with a solid or split current sensing ring.
VAV BOX CONTROLLERS (CV SERIES): JOHNSON CONTROLS
The CV series equipment controllers which include the CVM and CVE models, are designed for variable air volume (VAV) box applications. These controllers are fully programmable, but also feature a set of preloaded applications allowing these controllers to be made fully operational by selecting the appropriate VAV box application using the MAP.
BACnetP2 is a product developed by PurpleSwift, designed to integrate Apogee systems with BACnet systems. That is, it is a software gateway which allows communication between the Apogee P2 network and the BACnet/IP network. BACnetP2 is designed to allow your customers freedom and flexibility to choose their own BAS vendor without losing their substantial investment in Insight. It is affordable and flexible.
W-BACNET RETROFITTING: LUMENRADIO
With LumenRadio’s technology, it is possible to create a wireless BACnet mesh network that maintains the standard and interoperability of the protocol. By converting the BACnet packets into MiraMesh you can send the BACnet protocol wirelessly with low latency. The W-BACnet technology is compatible with any products utilizing the BACnet MS/TP standard.
CIPer Model 30 is an Internet Protocol (IP) based “edge” controller that can be used for VAV, unitary, equipment and plant applications. CIPer Model 30 is programmable and configurable using the open Niagara 4 Framework. Each controller is equipped with a four-port Gigabit network switch that can integrate with broader IP peripheral devices including cameras, variable frequency drives, utility meters, lighting systems, etc. These controllers can be used to aggregate information (including real time data, alarms, trends, and history). Additional physical I/O points available using expansion IO modules.
UNMANAGED SWITCHES : PHOENIX CONTACT
Unmanaged switches from Phoenix Contact stand out thanks to their standard functions, variable number of ports, and various designs. Thanks to a high level of immunity and a wide temperature range, they are entirely suitable for continuous operation in industrial applications. Select the right switch for your application.
VALVE SOLUTIONS: BRAY
Wherever valve performance is required to maintain climate controlled environments, Bray can provide the required automated valves to meet the demanding flow applications of chiller/boiler isolation, air handlers and terminal units for new construction, retrofit and/or LEED certification applications including: Hospitals, Commercial Offices, Schools and Universities, Airports, Data Centers, Hotels, Government and Municipal Buildings, Sports/Entertainment and Convention Centers.
SPACE LOGIC SENSORS: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC™
The TH900 series thermostats are optimized for office building, hotel and residential terminal HVAC control. The TH900 Series are ideal for PTAC, Fan Coil, Heat Pump and Gas/Oil Furnace applications. This device includes a white glass display with mechanical buttons on a white base and/or an optimum black glass display with capacitive buttons on a black or white base.
DIN RAIL MOUNT RELAY: RIB FUNCTIONAL DEVICES, INC.
Functional Devices, Inc. provides a wide array of RIB® relays for any project. They have been prepackaged to save the installer the time, trouble, and expense of buying separate components (relay, LED indicator, socket, mounting rail, transient protection, and housing) and assembling them on the job or at the shop.
Most of these relays have inductive, resistive, motor, ballast, and tungsten ratings. The coil of many can be powered by more than one voltage. An externally visible LED indicates the status of the coil of the relay. The (Closed-Open-Auto) override switch, available on certain models, is a true override switch located on the load side of the relay.
CERUS® X-DRIVE VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE (VFD): FRANKLIN ELECTRIC
Whether you install 100 drives a year or 10, you want to be up and running as quickly as possible. Franklin Electric’s new Cerus® X-Drive Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is designed for intuitive and streamlined programming so users can get to full operational capabilities in less time – no matter what the application or market. Plus, the Cerus X-Drive has the ability to handle variable torque applications up to 600 horsepower, for more power when you need it; and energy-savings when you don’t.
INTEGRA™ is a compact, embedded Internet of Things (IoT) controller and server platform for connecting multiple and diverse devices and subsystems, the IT-8000 controller provides integrated control, supervision, data logging, alarming, scheduling and network management, and streams data and rich graphical displays to a standard Web browser via an Ethernet or wireless LAN, or remotely over the Internet.
VERSAYS®: JOHNSON CONTROLS
Verasys controls make it easy to configure a vast array of HVACR equipment and controls for light commercial and mid-market applications. Improve comfort, efficiency and operating costs for one building or a nationwide chain.
Reflow offers modern graphics and beautiful dashboards in less time with a responsive out-of-the-box user interface for Niagara 4. VYKON is excited to announce that we have partnered with NiagaraMods to bring Reflow to the entire VYKON channel in some new and exciting ways! The VYKON team worked closely with NiagaraModules to bring the Reflow offering to our partners. VYKON Integrators now have a streamlined, intuitive utility to create next-level user experiences for their clients, while saving time and offering the most competitive Niagara-based solutions on the market. Innovation and ingenuity are what the Vykon channel is all about, and we anticipate great results from putting this outstanding toolset into the hands of the best in the business!
B5/Q5 TOXIC/COMBUSTIBLE GAS DETECTORS: ACI
The B5/Q5 Toxic/Combustible Gas Detectors use various sensing technologies to detect a wide assortment of gasses. These units are housed in a NEMA 4X rated plastic enclosure that will meet the most stringent applications. All models feature an internal clock, LCD Display for displaying gas concentrations and setup, LED Status Indication, integral buzzer with three user configurable relays and a number of different communication protocols for use with one of our gas controllers or your building management system.
HMIS AND INDUSTRIAL PCS:PHOENIX CONTACT
Operate and monitor your system states efficiently with our Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs) and industrial PCs (IPCs). Benefit from maximum scalability for the operating concept of your automation solution. Perform demanding control and networking tasks in a straightforward manner with our intelligent industrial PCs. At the same time, the sophisticated visualization software supports fast and safe intervention in machine processes.
EDGE 10 CONTROLLER: VYKON
VYKON Edge Controller 10 (VEC 10) is a 10-point IP-based field equipment controller that runs Niagara 4 at the edge. By leveraging the Niagara Framework, VYKON Edge Controller 10 offers a single-tool infrastructure, the ability to create smarter, more efficient systems, and world-class security. Like the JACE 8000, the VEC 10 incorporates internet connectivity, robust web serving capability, advanced integrated control, data logging, alarming, analytics and trending into one package. Here the package is streamlined and cost-effective for common IP control use cases.
BACNET MS/TP TO BACNET IP ROUTER: INTESIS
Integrate BACnet MS/TP with BACnet IP devices with Intesis’ BACnet Router. It is a compact BACnet multi-network device which provides smooth routing between BACnet/IP and BACnet MS/TP networks. The aim of this integration is to make accessible BACnet devices, its objects and resources independently of the BACnet network they are connected to.
DUCT PARTICULATE SENSOR : BAPI
BAPI’s award-winning Particulate Matter sensor is available in a duct unit for complete zone coverage. Measuring in the return air ductwork, rather than at a single location within each room, provides a more accurate picture of the entire zone while freeing up wall space. In addition, installing a sensor at the air intake to go along with the return air unit shows the effectiveness of your entire filtration system, ensuring that your particulate matter mitigation strategy is working and providing superior indoor air quality.