5 Reasons to use W-Modbus and W-BACnet in your next building automation project
Wireless functionality is a strong growing trend within Building automation, but at the same time there seems to be a mistrust towards wireless solutions. We claim that going forward your biggest enemy will be having cables as an HVAC (non)solution.
Ok, we admit, wired products until just a few years ago were the only reliable alternative in a building automation system. Many might still think to have a reliable, flexible, and easy system it needs to be wired. Upon taking a closer look at your wired system; do you have disadvantages such as expensive cables, time-consuming installation work, and limitations in scalability and maintenance?
The wireless technology of today is so intelligent that wireless products in a perfectly applied mesh network are even more reliable and easy to maintain than wired solutions. So, what else is in it for you? Below are just a few of the reasons to go wireless, and leave your biggest enemy behind.
1. Easy Installation & Commissioning
Wired systems in commercial buildings often have very high costs for installation and commissioning. The wired legacy systems are not flexible, and recommissioning and rearrangements have always been major cost drivers. The cost of troubleshooting has always been the subject of frustration between the supplier, installer, and customer. Going wireless means you could cut those costs; by as much as 60%, compared to your wired system.
The large savings stated above, is of course related to a reduction of cabling. However, the biggest contributor to these cost reductions is the time for commissioning. With W-Modbus and W-BACnet you will no longer have expensive and time-consuming installation procedures!
Many of the buildings that already exist need to be renovated and refurbished, this represents a huge opportunity to upgrade the energy performance of commercial building assets. Here wireless plays a vital role since smarter buildings need more communication. With wireless and mesh, you never have to bother with cumbersome and costly cabling. In many cases wireless is the only option if you want to have smarter devices in your already existing building.
Another huge opportunity when using wireless is the time it takes to finalize an installation. Integrators now have the opportunity to finalize more projects in a shorter period of time, hence earning more money. Also when projects are delayed they now have the opportunity of getting back on time and also finishing the projects earlier than planned.
4. Aesthetic Reasons
There isn’t anything uglier than a lot of cables going back and forth on the wall in the conference room or in the church you are visiting. When using wireless you no longer need to worry about hiding your wired installation. With wireless, you can create exactly the design you want that wasn’t possible with a wired solution.
5. Reduced Energy Consumption
With environmental requirements and legislations (BREEAM, LEED etc) the need for reducing energy consumption and operating costs is vital. The HVAC industry is forced to create energy-efficient and flexible products for sustainability to meet those requirements.
Making your product wireless enables energy-efficient and demand-controlled HVAC solutions.
The products and services you sell can provide sustainable green buildings through low energy consumption with the possibility to collect data from sensors and control products.
Get ahead of the competition
Today we see there is a huge demand for wireless control and sensor products within HVAC. Wireless systems offer reduced installation costs, never seen before flexibility, great energy savings, and new groundbreaking services. Another key factor is the new environmental requirements and legislation that force manufacturers to create energy-efficient and flexible products for improved sustainability.
So outrun your biggest enemy (yes, the cables) and get ahead of your competition!