Air conditioning technologies specialist LG Electronics announced the expansion of its controls platform, LG MultiSITE.
The company said that its platform allows building owners and operators to optimize their operations and efficiency, especially with Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. LG said the new products expand the current LG MultiSITE control offering, enabling the company’s commercial customers to offer more comprehensive and holistic solutions in the small-to-medium building segment.
“The LG MultiSITE suite offers a one-stop-shop for building automation by streamlining the installation and integration of LG VRF equipment and controls. Prior to this offering, customers needed to use the VRF manufacturer’s proprietary controllers and integrate with third-party solutions in order to manage building operational efficiencies,” the company said in a release.
LG noted that by eliminating the need to integrate with third-party solutions, the LG MultiSITE suite provides a single-source solution to ease installation, management and maintenance for building owners, enabling them to manage operations, while delivering the full benefits of VRF technology. “For facility managers of small-to-medium buildings especially, LG MultiSITE offers an affordable alternative to complex installations and maintenance costs associated with the configuration of competitive systems from different manufacturers,” the vendor added.
The expanded MultiSITE suite of solutions is composed of the LG MultiSITE Edge 10, NC8000 Network Controller and MS8250 VAV Room Controller.
The new LG MultiSITE Edge 10 is a programmable and expandable controller based on Tridium’s widely used Niagara Framework. Utilizing the same toolset as LG’s MultiSITE VM3, the MultiSITE Edge 10 can easily be programmed for any commercial application.
The new LG MultiSITE NC8000 Network Controller is based on Tridium’s 8000 series JACE and facilitates the integration of third-party controllers, equipment and other LG MultiSITE controllers.
LG MultiSITE MS8250 VAV Room Controller enables the customization of control sequences using a basic-like script language to accommodate other applications.
“Offering increased flexibility and ease of integration, the LG MultiSITE controls platform enables LG to serve as a single source for equipment and controls to small-to-mid-sized building owners, providing a truly one-stop shop solution for VRF application and building automation,” said Carl Barnard, director of control solutions, Air Conditioning Technologies, LG Electronics USA.