New controller helps managers monitor and control key processes from a single device, saving time and money, reducing waste and boosting energy efficiency
06/09/2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in energy management and automation, has launched its latest solution to make operating large commercial buildings and facilities cheaper, easier and more efficient. The Network Automation Controller (NAC) for the Schneider Electric C-Bus system will help integrate and control the vital functions found in today’s buildings.
The NAC provides users with the means to control their entire building from a single, secure system. It integrates and communicates easily with the central building management system, becoming a gateway for managers to monitor and control all of the building’s crucial systems, including power consumption, circuit breaker status, lighting, heating, security and cameras
Thanks to the NAC’s flexible and customisable user interface, all building functions are controlled and displayed through its web server application on both local and mobile devices. The easy-to-use interface allows managers to stay on top of operations whether they are in the office or working remotely.
To help managers retain visibility across operations, the NAC shares automatic notifications in the event of a detected systems failure. These automated alerts ensure that issues can be resolved quickly and before they have an adverse effect on the building or its occupants, such as during a sudden loss of lighting.
The NAC also helps managers play a pro-active role in the energy efficiency of their building. It collects data from across the building’s functions, giving managers easy access to all maintenance, management and energy usage information. It displays gas, water and electricity measurements, and monitors consumption on a daily, monthly, or yearly basis.
The device then stores and analyses this data before identifying potential energy-savings. Energy billing is possible at a glance and provides managers with enhanced scope to identify efficiencies and cut waste.
Unlike other solutions, the NAC is reprogrammable and can be easily mounted to the C-Bus via standard DIN rail mountings. Installations will be faster, and the time saved will translate into lower costs for customers and managers.
Asad Zaidi, category marketing manager for smart space at Schneider Electric, said, “The C-Bus NAC gives building and facility managers the ease and degree of control they need to ensure peak operational and energy efficiency. It makes the integration of multiple, complex systems and the installation of new products faster, saving significant time and costs.”
“The controller is also ready to be integrated with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, where all systems are connected under a single ecosystem. With EcoStruxure, buildings perform seamlessly, providing the most energy efficient solutions without compromising on the wellbeing of occupants.” Zaidi continued.
The Network Automation Controller for the Schneider Electric C-Bus system is now available for purchase via Schneider Electric’s EcoXpert
channel and distributor partners.