American Industrial Systems says it has launched new human-machine interface (HMI) panels for the building automation industry.
According to the company, the HMI panels – which use power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology – will support automation of “complex” and “tedious” processes and allow customers to gather data that helps them improve productivity and reduce costs.
The panels are said to be ideal for a range of building control system applications, including heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) control, access control and interactive security systems.
It says the technology addresses a need for “smarter, more efficient” buildings that are connected to the internet.
“The Internet of Things promises more opportunities for intelligent automation in the built environment, delivering benefits for energy savings [and] remote monitoring and control,” said the company in a statement.
Because the panels have been developed using open IP-based protocols, they can also be integrated with other building systems that have already been rolled out or are in development, claims the company.
By combining the HMI panels with cloud-hosted analytics software, customers can make additional improvements to their building-management processes.
The panels can relay information to smartphones and tablets used by facility managers, who can then set parameters remotely through the use of device apps.
AIS (Irvine, CA, USA) says the panels are available in a range of screen sizes and include touch-screen capability and “ruggedized” housing.