Society spends a good portion of their lives in buildings. Phoenix Contact saw this realisation and developed a solution to meet requirements that, in today’s world, contribute to our sense of personal well-being as well as the success of our company playing its role in climate protection.
The integration of a smart building can, however, be complex. Many systems typically operate standalone such as;
- Smart Meters
- Building Energy Management
- Lighting control
- Workplace environment
The ILC 2050 BI Controller was designed to improve the integration of these systems. Tridium’s Niagara N4 software framework was chosen to complement our hardware design, streamlining many protocols providing “true” sense of integration. Protocols such as DALI2, BACNet MS-TP/IP, Modbus TCP/RTU, MBus, MPBus and more.
The uniqueness of our controller is the compact footprint width of 80mm before any IO modules are attached. The design opens many applications where footprint requirement is compact, such as trench heating systems, upgrading legacy systems, residential/commercial outfits, while offering a high IO compact count system within a compact panel design.
Further technical advantages of our ILC 2050 controller are:
- Connecting 63 modules directly totalling up to 2000 IO channels!
- Reduction in time and costs in installation/commissioning
- Remote interface modules for remote IO e.g. Modbus TCP/RTU
- RSTP support
- Offering Layer 3 switch offering functionality such as setting Static IP routes via the shell environment.
Phoenix Contact also offers a software called “Project+”. The software overcomes challenges we face in engineering projects such as a part number being missed or incorrectly entered or which power supply to use.
For more information, visit our website www.phoenixcontact.co.uk/smartbuildings