Carrier is pleased to announce the newest addition to its BACnet router portfolio, the high speed i-Vu® XT BACnet router. The i-Vu XT router serves as an integral component of the i-Vu building automation system, enabling simultaneous routing between BACnet/IP, BACnet Ethernet, BACnet MS/TP and BACnet ARCnet networks while also auto-discovering the BACnet controllers on those networks. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, ventilating and air-conditioning solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The i-Vu XT router is 45 percent smaller than its predecessor and is DIN-rail or surface mountable. It has three BACnet communication ports to simultaneously route and share data across a wide range of building subsystems including a 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet port for BACnet/IP and BACnet/Ethernet communications, a high-speed EIA-485 port for BACnet/ARCNET or BACnet MS/TP communications and an electrically isolated EIA-485 port for BACnet/MSTP communications. A communications expansion port is also included to support additional network connections, making the product adaptable by simply plugging in new expansion modules.
“We are excited to add the new i-Vu XT router as another plug-and-play component of the i-Vu building automation system,” says Mark Jones, business manager, Carrier Controls. “It enables our i-Vu system to connect seamlessly to the building network, helping facility’s staff manage occupant comfort and energy efficiency throughout their entire facility.”
The i-Vu XT router can serve as a BACnet broadcast management device and supports foreign device registration. DHCP IP addressing is also supported and a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port is included for configuring, commissioning and troubleshooting the i-Vu XT router through a standard web browser. It was designed to include increased processing horsepower and on-board memory, which may help support future enhancements and is also backwards compatible with existing Carrier control systems to protect existing customer investments.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.