Products of the Year 2016: Building Technology



Megapixel cameras

WiseNet Lite IP cameras include 1.3 MP and 2 MP full HD IP cameras in a number of configurations. The line includes indoor domes, indoor domes with IR illumination, outdoor IP66-rated vandal domes with IR, and IP66-rated bullet cameras. Cameras have 60 dB DWDR (digital wide dynamic range) that fine-tunes contrast for high-quality detail in the darkest and brightest portions of an image.

Hanwha Techwin America, Ridgefield Park, NJ
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1612buildpoy02pDimming room controller

Wattstopper LMRC-110 series digital room controllers are a 0- to 10-V line said to simplify code-mandated multi-level control requirements and building integration. Capabilities and options include knockout mounting for installation and wiring, Class 1 pigtails and Class 2 terminals for 0 to 10 V, galvanic isolation between Class 1 and 2 connections, and tie-down loop for low-voltage cable strain relief. The products are compatible with all DLM system products. The series allows integration of Wattstopper occupancy sensors, daylighting sensors, and switches and has Plug n’ Go and Push n’ Learn for automatic configuration. The product meets California Title 24 requirements and exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 (2010)/IECC (2012) for occupancy and dimming control in commercial applications.

Legrand, San Jose, CA
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1612buildpoy04pBuilding automation

The company’s iWorX control platform includes expanded capabilities to provide an updated graphical user experience. A tablet, PC, or smart phone now acts as the local control interface for monitoring, system diagnostics, and the new graphics. Touchscreen control, Wi-Fi connections, and ready automatic updates using an app provide additional ease of use.

Taco Inc., East Greenwich, RI
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Portable load-bank control

The Sigma LT hand-held, remote load-bank controller networks as many as 25 load banks using CAN bus communications protocol. Operators can monitor and control all networked load banks or a single unit in the network to 800 ft. The controller can vary, accept, or reject load on a single unit within the network. Single-unit control allows data centers to simulate hot zones to determine how an HVAC system reacts to temperature changes at specific server-rack locations. A 4.3-in. color touchscreen on the controller displays three-phase voltage, power, current, and frequency readings, and selected load. Data logging and statistical data can be downloaded to a USB flash.

ASCO Power Technology, Florham Park, NJ
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Building security

The P2000 integrates video surveillance, fire alarms, and building-management systems, and includes Web-based alarm management, geo-location mapping, enhanced video technology, and mobile compatibility to Google Android devices. Additional features include mobile door-locking controls, and enhanced user-identification tools for monitoring, assessing, and managing individual access to doorways and access points.

Johnson Controls, Milwaukee
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