Telkonet, Inc., a provider of centrally managed solutions for integrated energy management, networking, building automation, and proactive support services, announced recently that it has been granted four new patents, augmenting its overall total to twelve. The PLC patents reflect Telkonet’s development of networking methods, using powerline communications technology (PLC) in commercial and residential multi-dwelling (MDU) properties. Telkonet has also received a patent for its advanced thermostat design, incorporated within Telkonet SmartEnergy™ in room, occupancy driven energy management system, which reduces HVAC costs by eliminating wasted heating and cooling of vacant rooms.
Telkonet is always working on being part of the technology evolution, says president and CEO Jason Tienor, “We are consistently looking for new ways to enhance the efficiency and performance of our products and invest extensively in this activity. These new patents are important additions to an already strong portfolio. Telkonet’s commitment to innovate is central to our success, keeping us at the forefront of the hospitality, MDU, education, and utility markets.”
Integrated into the Telkonet iWire System™ and the Telkonet Series 5™ products, Telkonet’s latest PLC patents involve delivering performance with consistent signal levels and high network speeds, providing effective ways to couple the PLC signal into multiple electrical panels and three phase meter banks, respectively. The patented PLC systems convert a site’s existing internal electrical infrastructure into an IP network backbone, without requiring CAT-5 wiring, reducing costs and installation time.
Telkonet SmartEnergy assists with energy savings by deploying Telkonet energy management occupancy sensors with smart, programmable Telkonet energy management thermostats or Telkonet energy management controllers, to adjust and maintain a room’s temperature according to occupancy, and avoiding any unnecessary heating or cooling of vacant rooms. Additionally, the system reduces the run time for HVAC equipment, decreasing maintenance overheads and extending the equipment’s working life.