Carrier Expands i-Vu Building Automation System with New Connected Device
KENNESAW, Ga. -
Carrier has released its latest i-Vu® Express building automation device. The new connected device comes pre-installed with i-Vu Express v8.5 software and can receive automatic software updates. Packed with features, the i-Vu Express building automation system provides a 360 degree view of a building’s entire operation allowing operators to maintain comfort for occupants, optimize energy usage and resolve problems faster. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions.
i-Vu Express joins the family of flexible, scalable i-Vu solutions including i-Vu Cloud, a cloud-hosted, subscription-based offering, and i-Vu Pro, an on-premises, software-only offering installed on a customer-supplied building automation server to support unlimited i-Vu controllers. Like i-Vu Pro, i-Vu Express runs on-premises, but the software is pre-loaded on a compact web device for easy installation. It supports up to 750 i-Vu controllers.
The new i-Vu Express device connects to the internet and uses a containerized Linux operating system, which enables automatic software updates for enhanced security of i-Vu and the device operating system. Updates are automatically pushed to subscribed i-Vu devices for users to install them at their convenience.
“Automatic software updates are a game changer for our customers,” said Mark Jones, Business Manager, Commercial HVAC Controls, Carrier. “Customers can now receive security updates and updates for their i-Vu Express building automation system without making a service call.”
The i-Vu building automation system is a user-friendly system, allowing facilities staff to manage the HVAC equipment in their building from anywhere in the world using any web-enabled device. Intuitive, graphical tools allow them to configure schedules, setpoints, trends, alarms and reports, helping them lower operating costs and provide greater comfort for occupants.
The latest i-Vu Express v8.5 software includes additional features:
- Support for Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) floorplans;
- BACnet revision 19 compliance;
- A new operator information report for security;
- Staged firmware downloads for more efficient controller driver updates;
- A new Autopilot add-on that allows users to configure slideshows of their i-Vu system graphics; and
- Message Queueing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol support for seamless integration to Carrier’s Abound IoT platform.
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 Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. For more information, visit carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.
The i-Vu Express building automation appliance connects easily to the internet and comes pre-installed with i-Vu v8.5 operator software. It features automatic software updates, support for up to 750 i-Vu controllers and built-in tools to help facility managers save energy, improve occupant comfort, and optimize building performance.