Shopping malls, car parks, hotels, event venues and other centers can now benefit from a networked smart control and energy management system from PCCW Solutions.
An integral part of this cost-eective system is ZigBee, which connects devices wirelessly in such a way as to work together intelligently. This controls a wide range of appliances such as lighting on/o and dimmer, air-conditioning, curtains, DVD players and others. All such devices can be grouped in zones or floors for handy monitoring and control.
The application is installed in a central server that can be accessed via a web-based client interface. This means users can take control from a workstation, tablet or mobile phone anytime and from anywhere. Part of that control is capture of consumption statistics for each appliance, so that energy can be saved and appliance failure detected.
Common functionality simplifies implementation of a smart control network.
ZigBee’s wireless mesh network connects devices wirelessly to reduce cabling, minimizing the need for drilling and other work normally associated with renovation and installation.
Periodic device status reports are saved at a gateway or central server for the purpose of centralizing data management.
Network management and editing can be carried out anytime, from anywhere.
The system’s low power consumption saves money.
Easy usage monitoring provides customers with more extensive information on energy consumption than is oered by proprietary solutions.
One push of a button turns o all, or select appliances in a single room, on one floor or throughout an entire apartment.
A centralized server hosted on a secure cloud platform minimizes investment in IT infrastructure.
Highly-scalable network infrastructure configuration allows flexible system expansion.