A properly designed and installed Building Automation System is one of the most powerful tools your Building Maintenance and Management staff can possess.
Andover Controls Continuum: Building Automation Without Limits
With constant monitoring, a Building Automation System can provide an irreplaceable window into your facility. Andover Controls’ newest development, the Continuum Line of controls takes building automation to the next step of flexibility and ease of use. The Continuum workstation provides a live graphical interface to your building, complex or global sites to give you real time data at a glance. With Ethernet TCP/IP at the controller level connecting your sites into one system has never been more seamless. Integration with third-party devices are handled seamlessly with drivers and native Bacnet to bring your entire facility to one workstation. Alarms can be handled with equal flexibility via printers, pagers, e-mail, remote annunciation etc. Continuums’ building block approach assures system scalability and alleviates the worry of investing in a system that will not be able to grow as your facility grows. Of course Continuum is compatible with Andover Controls’ Infinity line of proven controls as well. Meet with our design team to discuss your needs and what solutions are right for you. Click for more information.
BACnet A Truly Open Protocol
BACnet is a Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks. Developed under the auspices of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), BACnet is an American national standard, a European pre-standard, and an ISO global standard. The protocol is supported and maintained by ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 135. BACnet provides a universal model for creating building automation systems that can interoperate with one another. The Andover Controls Continuum line is considered “native” BACnet, they can interface with other BACnet devices without a gateway or other third party device. With Continuum’s ability to integrate with a great number of proprietary and legacy protocols it can bring all the systems in your facility such as fire, elevator control, security etc. together in one workstation so they can work together. Contact us for more information on BACnet solutions. For more information on BACnet, visit www.bacnet.org. Click here to view the Christ Church Project in Alexandria, VA.
Johnson Controls Metasys and DDC Control Lines
We have been working with Johnson’s Metasys line since it’s inception in 1990. With a broad range of controllers and devices, the Metasys line offers both versatility and scalability. A user friendly interface to the system provides easy access to your information from a local workstation, a portable laptop, from anywhere via a phone line or through a web interface via their new Web software package. Contact us to talk with one of our representatives about your facility and how Metasys can help you.