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Trane and Telkonet collaborate to introduce a new VRF wireless solution

ProSpace VRF wireless control interface will help improve energy efficiency and guest comfort, says Trane.

| | Mar 20, 2017 | 4:07 pm
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Davidson, North Carolina: Trane has announced introducing a new variable refrigerant flow (VRF) wireless control interface through its business relationship with Telkonet, a manufacturer of intelligent room automation solutions.

According to the company, Trane’s ProSpac VRF solutions are widely used in multi-zone buildings, such as hotels, because they help keep energy costs low while allowing guests to adjust the temperature of their individual rooms for their comfort.

The interface, the company explained, creates an open communication platform that allows Trane VRF systems to integrate with a hotel’s room thermostats and building-level control system. It communicates information about the VRF’s mode, fan speed, zone temperature, set point and error codes through the hotel’s building automation system. Furthermore, the device, the company said, is equipped with motion and infrared sensors that automatically turn the VRF system on and off when guests enter and leave the room, saving energy.

“Optimizing energy efficiency is a priority for both hotel owners and facility managers,” said Jerad Adams, Product Manager, VRF systems, Trane. “Thanks to the collaboration between Trane and Telkonet, hotel owners don’t have to choose between their preferred HVAC and thermostat providers. The control interface gives customers the flexibility to pair a reliable, energy efficient VRF system from Trane with the thermostat specified in the hotel’s brand guidelines.”

Adding further, Jason Tienor, CEO of Telkonet, said: “As an industry leader in innovation and intelligent automation, Telkonet is proud of the opportunity to pair our EcoSmart energy management platform with the ProSpace VRF solution through our Telkonet Control Interface developed specifically for Trane. This collaboration provides the industry with an exceptional solution demonstrating increased comfort, expanded savings and improved control for hospitality owners.”

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