The new OptiFlex™ virtual integrator from Automated Logic (ALC) has been named the winner of the AHR Expo® Innovation award in the building automation category from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). ALC will receive the award during the 2019 AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA in January 2019. The OptiFlex will also be in the running for “Product of the Year,” which will be announced during the awards ceremony. Automated Logic, a leading provider of innovative building automation systems, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Each year, products in 10 different categories are recognized for being some of the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry’s most innovative products. Winners were selected based on their innovative design, creativity, value, application and segment impact.
“ALC is honored to see our commitment to innovation and installation efficiency recognized with this award,” said Mead Rusert, president, Automated Logic. “We look forward to helping customers lower their total cost of ownership by replacing multiple hardware-based gateways with a single, software-based platform.”
The OptiFlex virtual integrator is a software-based integration platform for data monitoring across diverse building systems. It is a scalable integration solution, ideal for large projects such as data centers, hospitals and college campuses. The virtual integrator supports up to 50,000 data points from a single computer server, eliminating the need for multiple hardware gateways, which often require costly materials and labor, and have installation limitations due to space constraints in most mechanical rooms. It supports BACnet IP and Modbus® TCP/IP, the two most commonly used IP-based protocols, as well as a new pluggable protocol technology that allows additional protocol additions. Customers can also add additional points as needed through a scalable licensing mechanism.
Customers can stop by the ALC booth at the AHR Expo to see a demonstration of the new OptiFlex virtual integrator as well as ALC’s latest WebCTRL® v7.0 building automation system.
For more information on the new OptiFlex virtual integrator, visit Automated Logic’s website.