As we shared prior, we believe that the World of Integration is here to stay…especially in the realm of major facility systems, like HVAC.
eSPACE and Cool Solutions Group released its COOLSPACE HVAC Integration over 8 years ago. At that time, the only option was for churches that had a JACE. Then we developed integration with several brands of thermostats.
But do you know what? Those 2 applications only represented a portion of church HVAC controls systems. Our team has scratched its proverbial head for many years trying to break that nut. We thought we had it figured out with the new JACE J8000. It could do what we wanted…but the price point was in the $7-10,000 range. That seems unreasonable for a simple “handshake” from one system to another. HOLY SMOKES BATMAN!
We then thought we had hit pay dirt with the Lynx Springs Edge 534…but alas…the driver written for the JACE would not work in this device. CURSES…FOILED AGAIN!
Well, we are pleased to announce that our team, in partnership with North Building Technologies has developed a solution that not only works…but is cost effective! We have developed a “controller” to link the eSPACE Event Scheduler and pull the schedules from the eSPACE API and convert the data to usable BACnet/LON/Modbus schedule objects for occupancy. BOOM! POW! BAM!
“Everything’s impossible until somebody does it.” – Batman
Well…we DID IT!
Now, if you have a system that can accept BACnet objects, LON or Modbus, eSPACE (and the 13 other ChMS event schedulers) can communicate with your HVAC system and assist with increasing energy and operational efficiency. You do not need a JACE (but if you have one, that is cool too). You do not have to spend $10,000. For a fraction of that, you can integrate your HVAC and Event Scheduler!