By Kalwinder Kaur
Pulse Technologies, supplier of cloud services and building automation solutions has unveiled a reference design for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
Pulse communicating smart thermostat reference design
This new reference design combines a wide range of cloud services, hardware, software, and firmware that is necessary for developing end-to-end connected HVAC solutions. These solutions are ideal for both commercial and residential buildings.
By using this new smart thermostat reference design from Pulse, the HVAC industry producers can carry out fast track development of a wide range of advanced features including mobile apps, two-way remote control, and energy monitoring, in addition to cloud-based performance optimization for heating and air conditioning products. Smart thermostats can be designed based on this reference design. Thermostats allow direct integration into next generation residential and commercial climate control products, besides enabling better function of conventional HVAC systems in current buildings and homes.
Pulse platform enables more advanced applications. It facilitates energy metering, intelligent lighting, scheduling, motorized window treatments, fault management, scenes, rich application programming interfaces (API) as well as multi-protocol integration. Pulse platform allows efficient development of products integrating multiple building automation protocols such as Z-Wave and KNX. Pulse will carry out further expansion of protocol support in its reference designs for meeting the needs of its partners.
Following seven years of development efforts, the Pulse platform has been commercially deployed in global projects for five years. Pulse software platform, when upgraded allows licensees to provide excellent control, monitoring, and integration capabilities at cost-effective prices.
The Pulse smart thermostat reference design is currently available.