Milwaukee, Georgia: Johnson Controls has announced the launch of the new Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Smart Gateway, which it claims provides greater control for network management centres.
The gateway, the company said, is small, yet powerful, and offers fast and simple integration into the Metasys building automation system (BAS) or any other BACnet BAS, bringing data into a BAS for comprehensive control of the entire system. The company added that the data is organised and available on-demand from any connected device.
The device works over Ethernet to discover all data points from VRF indoor and outdoor units, and makes the data available for every component across the entire system through the Metasys BAS, which can be accessed via tablet, laptop or smartphone.
Giving further details of the product, the company said that the data is automatically structured and organised during the integration process, and the information is displayed using familiar Metasys BAS conventions. Device and point names, graphics and summaries are uniform and consistent with other system data. Additionally, all Metasys BAS capabilities, including the Metasys user interface and offline configuration, are available for VRF systems, and the user interface features a global search, schedules and reporting.