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    Tech Update: May 2013 Commercial and Residential Software Apps

    May 2, 2013
    Read about the latest smartphone and tablet apps the HVACR industry has to offer.
    Sage Software Sage North America announces the release of new mobile time collection and project file
    capabilities in Sage Construction Anywhere, a cloud-based collaborative solution. Sage Construction Anywhere integrates with Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate (Sage Timberline Office) to provide construction professionals with anytime, anywhere access to the project information needed to keep their jobs moving forward, and will soon also integrate with Sage 100 Contractor (formerly Sage Master Builder). The solution’s initial release last spring gave Sage 300 customers the ability to access Sage 300 project reports anywhere, anytime on any mobile device or personal computer.na.sage.com        circle 170
    Mitsubishi Electric The new meView app, the latest in a series of mobile applications from Mitsubishi Electric, provides homeowners and professionals with a customized virtual view of how a Mitsubishi Electric split-ductless system would look in their homes. Available for use with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, meView allows the homeowner or contractor to take a picture of the room, then drag and drop various styles of Mitsubishi Electric systems into the space. The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store.    mehvac.com           circle168

    Embraco introduces a new mobile application for Android phones and iPhones that helps troubleshoot mechanical and electrical problems in the refrigeration system in less time while on the job. By entering the current system problem, the app will provide possible origin scenarios to help pinpoint a solution. The app is for both household and commercial refrigeration systems regardless of the cooling capacity or compressor brand.  embraco.com      circle169

    The HVAC Check & Charge mobile app from Emerson Climate Technologies provides an on-site refrigerant charge calculator for air conditioning applications. Based on historic sliding cardboard charge calculators, this app allows contractors to easily calculate correct system refrigerant charge for R-22 or R-410A. Contractors can simply choose subcooling, superheat, or airflow and enter the specified system temperatures along with the latent and sensible environmental loads.  
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    The Trane Tracer building automation system (BAS) operator suite mobile app for the Tracer SC controller provides peace of mind by allowing users to remotely operate a building’s HVAC system and quickly respond to urgent calls and update requests. The building operator suite further enhances the system’s industry-leading using interface and mobile capabilities.
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    Bitzer Bitzer launched a free refrigerant pressure-temperature application designed for iPhone, Blackberry, and Android. An intuitive saturated pressure temperature reference wheel focuses on the most common refrigerants found in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Instead of scrolling through many refrigerants rarely used, this app provides users with the ability to customize the app by selecting the refrigerants that they most commonly use and arranging them in any order so each refrigerant table is just a swipe away. bitzer.de/eng/        circle 173

    The Honeywell Total Connect Comfort mobile app allows users to remotely monitor and manage their heating and cooling system — at anytime, from anywhere. Total Connect Comfort works with Honeywell’s Wi-Fi thermostats and with Prestige, Prestige IAQ, Wireless FocusPRO and EConnect Comfort Systems when used in conjunction with Honeywell’s RedLINK Internet gateway.
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    Lennox Commercial
    Lennox Industries launched a mobile version of the Lennox Commercial website.  This new, user-friendly platform is designed with the customer in mind, and provides quick access to the four most-searched categories: product content, technical documents, Lennox Parts- Plus store locator and a commercial contractor locator.
    In addition to increased access to product information and technical documentation, customers can easily search for a Lennox PartsPlus store using the store locator.  
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    Nordyne Nordyne has partnered with Add2Cart to bring HVAC contractors an in-home sales app. The new
    ComfortConsultant iPad app adds transparency to the sales process for a more engaged homeowner, a higher sales ticket and increased closing ratios, Nordyne sources say. With ComfortConsultant, homeowners use the app to answer questions about what they desire out of their new HVAC system. Six different branded versions of the app are available: Maytag, Broan, Frigidaire, NuTone, Tappan, and Westinghouse.  nordyne.com            circle 176

    Rheem has introduced a new iPad app that gives contractors to all the product information they need.  Features of the iPad app include:
    • full access to all Rheem products
    • new products coming from Rheem
    • easy access to product spec sheets & other documents
    • updates on the Rheem racing program
    • quick access to HVAC Energy savings calculator
    • quick access to EZ Spec (Tankless water heater sizing application)
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    HVAC contractors and installers can remotely monitor, control and troubleshoot their commercial clients’ ColorTouch thermostats using the free mobile app on their mobile devices. Available from Venstar, the mobile app gives contractors and installers remote access to their clients’ ColorTouch thermostats from anywhere they have Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G, or Internet connections via Skyport Cloud Services.
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    Daikin AC The new app, Daikin eQuip, is designed for both smart phones and tablets, and places information in the hands of Daikin partners, dealers, engineers, architects or anyone interested in the Daikin product, quickly and easily for on-the-go needs. This app can be used to: • send key information via email or text message (SMS) for immediate sharing • retrieve instant updates for the most up-to-date news and information on Daikin AC.daikinac.com     circle 179