February 2016 - AHR 2016 provided Contemporary Controls with plenty of opportunities to meet new customers and catch up with existing ones. This year's AHR Expo held in Orlando, Florida, had over 60,000 attendees with exhibits from over 2,000 companies.
In case you did not attend this year's event, we encourage you to look at our technology that was showcased including both our new Sedona Application Editor (SAE) and our just released BAScontrol22 Sedona Unitary Controller. You can also see what we displayed by viewing our AHR 2016 booth brochure and learn more about our proven solutions for the building automation industry with products that represent our BASautomation BACnet and our CTRLink Ethernet product lines.
"The AHR Expo remains one of the most effective ways for us to meet our customers," says Joe Stasiek, Sales Manager of Contemporary Controls. "The AHR Expo allows us to showcase our commitment to open protocols such as Modbus and BACnet, along with open technologies such as Sedona Framework®. In fact, we just released a new Sedona Application Editor (SAE) to be utilized with Sedona devices along with a new BAScontrol22 controller that provides two additional binary outputs to a total of six along with an Ethernet switch. Also on display was our remote monitoring solutions and our sophisticated, graphical head-end, plus more."
The BAScontrol22 has all the features of the BAScontrol20 3.1 plus two additional relays and a built-in Ethernet switch for daisy-chain network cabling. The BAScontrol22 is a 22-point unitary controller that supports both BACnet/IP and Sedona Framework (SOX) protocols via an Ethernet connection. Learn more about the BAScontrol22 controller by viewing the product page and product video.
Contemporary Controls' BAScloudVPN cloud-based solution makes it possible to provide secure, remote communication over the Internet by hosting a Virtual Private Network (VPN) server in the cloud. A cloud-based VPN server hosted by Contemporary Controls provides the critical connection between two VPN clients - one installed on the systems integrator's PC and the other permanently installed on Contemporary Controls' VPN router located at a remote location. Another solution available shortly is a VPN client/server approach that requires our soon to be released EIPR-G Gigabit router. With the VPN client/server approach, an EIPR-G VPN Server located at the system integrator's office replaces the cloud server. The EIPR-V remains installed at the job site, behind firewalls, acting as the VPN client.
Both solutions provide simple, secure, remote access for system integrators to check in and view what is happening at job sites. Doing so saves valuable time and resources from not having to send technicians to job sites for every customer problem that occurs.
Contemporary Controls' soon to be released BASsupervisorDG5 provides graphical sophistication in a head-end. Powered by DGLogik, the BASsupervisorDG5 offers a HTML5 user interface with remarkable graphics along with trending, alarming and scheduling. The graphical head-end is built on Contemporary Controls' open automation Linux platform. The device is BACnet/IP compliant with two resident opto-isolated serial ports that can integrate to Modbus RTU. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports reside in the unit - one with a four-port switch. In addition to wired connections, the BASsupervisorDG5 has two wireless ports - Wi-Fi and EnOcean (which requires the purchase of an EnOcean USB stick.) The BASsupervisorDG5 is ideal where a comprehensive head-end is required along with wired and wireless connectivity options.
For those who stopped by our booth, thank you for visiting with us. It is always a pleasure to see you. If you did not attend, or didn't get a chance to visit with us, see our AHR 2016 Booth Brochure for more information on Contemporary Controls' technology that was on display.