Carrier sources reported today that Toshiba Carrier Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) heating and cooling products can now connect seamlessly to the i-Vu building automation system, allowing building operators to manage their heating, venting, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems around the clock, from anywhere. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The new “i-Vu ready” Toshiba Carrier VRF interface enables seamless communication between the i-Vu building automation system and the VRF equipment in the building. The functionality can be ordered as part of the Carrier VRF equipment offering, providing Carrier customers with a turnkey solution that enables building automation, in addition to the numerous benefits of the VRF system. Toshiba Carrier’s VRF equipment provides climate control with flexibility, zoning options and energy efficiency.
The Toshiba Carrier interface allows building operators to monitor or control a multi-zone VRF system from anywhere using the i-Vu building automation platform - through a wall-mounted touchscreen interface in the building or from any web-enabled device. Using this system, building operators can proactively manage occupant comfort levels inside the facility. Additionally, standard building automation features such as graphics, trends, reports, schedules, and alarms are enabled for VRF equipment, allowing operators to optimize energy usage, maximize equipment performance, assess and address building trends and resolve problems faster.
“Carrier and our Toshiba partners are working tirelessly to improve our products and services to provide our customers with enhanced control,” said Meredith Emmerich, managing director, Carrier, Ductless & VRF. “This latest compatibility with the i-Vu building automation system marks another important milestone in our ability to deliver VRF systems that meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.”
“We are excited to add more Carrier equipment to the i-Vu-ready lineup”, said Mark Jones, business manager, Carrier Controls. “With our seamless VRF/i-Vu solution, technicians can expect a dramatic decrease in commissioning time (from days to minutes) while allowing building operators to benefit from all that the i-Vu system has to offer.”
For more information on Carrier VRF products or to find a Carrier expert in your area, please visit www.carriervrf.com.