Success Stories

Success Stories

BASemulator Instrumental in Remote Learning at AGH University of Science and Technology
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators have had to quickly and creatively learn how to teach hands-on training in a remote environment. When challenged to provide a remote learning solution for students enrolled in his building automation course, Jakub Grela (Ph.D. in Engineering), turned to Contemporary Controls and the BASemulator.

Contemporary Controls Delivers Custom Solution for Room Climate Automation
When PBH Mechanical Ltd. was awarded a contract to build a control panel for an office space and product lead time delays threatened their project deadline, they turned to Contemporary Controls to help them design a custom solution. Utilizing Contemporary Controls' BASautomation Series of open-control BACnet/IP Controllers, PBH Mechanical Ltd. was able to complete their project on time and deliver an automation system that exceeded their client's expectations.

Modbus Gateway Integrates Cleanroom Application with BMS
Contemporary Controls recently helped a customer complete Modbus to BACnet/IP integration in a cleanroom application. A mechanical contractor was developing a building management system (BMS) for a cleanroom installation which included optimizing the operation of 105 fan filter units (FFUs). The 105 units service one building with two cleanrooms that house eight separate rooms. The FFUs, from AirCare Automation, Inc., a leading supplier of cleanroom FFU controls for regulated air-control environments, used two Contemporary Controls' BASgatewayLX Modbus to BACnet Gateways (models BASGLX-M1) to convert the Modbus RTU protocol to BACnet/IP.

Diagnostic Switches Simplify Testing
Replacing a regular switch with our diagnostic switch helped speed up the testing process because it eliminated the need to cycle power. The diagnostic switch retains ALL the features of an unmanaged switch such as auto-negotiation and auto-MDIX except for one significant feature—it does not learn.

Custom PoE Injector Powers Explosion-Proof CCTV Camera
Eaton MEDC Ltd. recently used a modified version of Contemporary Controls' Skorpion PoE Mid-Span Injector to provide a compact power source in their CCTV camera housings.

GreenMediaHD Uses Custom Components to Enhance Contemporary Controls' Open Controller
GreenmediaHD recently used the Sedona Alliance and Contemporary Controls' free Sedona Applications Editor (SAE) to create custom components for its advanced rooftop controller.

BAScontrol22C Provides Communication Solution for Office Automation
Intelligent building automation in offices and general commercial buildings can provide a more comfortable working environment for employees. In addition, room climate automation saves energy and reduces operation costs. But what happens when devices in the system cannot communicate with each other? Forest Eco Systems Ltd. recently used a Contemporary Controls' BACnet/IP Client/Server to resolve a communication issue between devices in an office automation system.

Contemporary Controls and GreenMediaHD Address Indoor Air Quality
GreenMediaHD (GMHD) has developed a system that can be retrofit to an existing air handler unit (AHU) to filter out pollutants and contaminants as the air passes through them. For maintenance, new setups and upgrades, the GreenMediaHD Air Quality System can be accessed locally by its web page, or remotely utilizing a Contemporary Controls EIGR-V Skorpion Gigabit IP Router with VPN capability. Both wired and cellular models are available.

Distance-Learning Made Easier with the BASpi
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators have had to quickly and creatively learn how to teach hands-on training virtually. The BASpi-IO was instrumental in allowing Jenny Brinker, an Energy Management instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), to continue effectively teaching students how to assemble and program building control hardware and software.

Contemporary Controls and GreenMediaHD Address Indoor Air Quality
As people return to indoor spaces, a major concern is air quality. GreenMediaHD (GMHD) has developed a system that can be retrofit to an existing air handler unit (AHU) to filter out pollutants and contaminants as the air passes through them. Called the GreenMediaHD Indoor Air Quality System (IAQP), it uses a negative ion injection technique to improve air quality by reducing possible Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) contamination and minimizing the risk of a health hazard from airborne virus and bacteria in the duct system.

Contemporary Controls Helps Coventry University "Go Green"
There is an increased interest for more sustainable energy solutions. More and more businesses and other organizations are demanding environmentally friendly options, and universities are no exception. Using the Contemporary Controls BASgatewayLX Communication Gateway and EISK5-100T 5-Port Skorpion Switch, Coventry University (Coventry, UK) was able to implement two innovative energy solutions.

Contemporary Controls Plays a Role in the Binhai Cultural Center
Contemporary Controls' BASgatewayLX is part of the latest exciting addition to Tianjin, the Binhai Cultural Center. Tianjin is a thriving modern Chinese city that is a hub for innovative architectural design and equally impressive building automation to support energy management. The Binhai Cultural Centner is a large complex that includes a library, art gallery, museum and theater.

Chiller Plant Optimization at Pharmaceutical Plant
Chiller systems can consume 35% or more of all the energy needed for building climate control. Chilled water is used in conjunction with air handler units (AHUs) to cool and dehumidify the air in mid-to large-size commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. Significant energy cost savings can be obtained by optimizing chiller operation. Contemporary Controls' products were utilized by GreenMediaHD to develop an award-winning system to sequence and rotate chillers as well as adjust flow controls to obtain energy savings of over 20% at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Colombia.

Contemporary Controls Provides BACnet Interface for People-Movers at Manchester (UK) Airport
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has awarded contracts to numerous vendors to assist with the enhancement and expansion of their Terminal 2, with the goal of positioning Manchester Airport as the global gateway for the North of England. Twenty-four airlines operate to countries all over the world from Terminal 2. One of the requirements is that all devices installed in the terminal are required to be BACnet IP compatible. BACnet is an international data communication protocol for building automation and control networks. Today there are literally millions of BACnet devices in use worldwide, many of them in municipal facilities such as airports.

Modbus Integration Solved at Galeria Manhattan Shopping Mall
Three of our popular BASgatewayLX — Modbus to BACnet gateway - were used to integrate 66 SystemAir heat pumps at the newly renovated Galeria Manhattan shopping mall in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. Each heat pump then appeared as a "virtual BACnet device" to the BACnet headend. A single BASgatewayLX can easily handle up to 30 Modbus devices and 1,000 points.

BASrouter and BASview2 Eliminate Headaches for Office Building
The BASrouter stand-alone router and BASview2 graphical interface were chosen as part of the upgrade from pneumatics to Direct Digital Control (DDC) for the air handler system at a multi-story office building in Santa Rosa, California. The pneumatic system was just not up to the task of providing comfortable temperatures in all areas of the building leading to complaints from the building tenants.

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