ABB launched its new IoT Dashboard to improve usability and reduce maintenance in smart buildings, the company said in a release.
The European tech firm highlighted that the new IoT Dashboard allows for stronger control, monitoring and automation of all building functions, from dimming and switching of lights to controlling blinds, heating and ventilation.
ABB’s IoT dashboard is easy to use, giving electrical installers with no pre-knowledge of dashboards or visualization a simple route into smart building dashboard solutions, the company said.
Oliver Iltisberger, Managing Director of ABB’s Smart Buildings business line, said: “The new IoT Dashboard puts control firmly back into the hands of installers and end-users. It is a way to control smart buildings from any device, anywhere and at any time, and helps building automation solutions to be more intuitive and responsive.”
ABB also said that pre-programed frames allows for an easy configuration of the dashboard, while the addition of the KNX standard drives interoperability and makes it ideal for use in all commercial building types. The dashboard Page Link also allows installers to integrate Website User Interfaces from other devices, such as ABB EQmatic, to provide greater visibility on the building’s status.
Part of ABB’s cloud-enabled digital offering ABB Ability, the IoT Dashboard can be accessed remotely via a PC or handheld device, allowing users easy access to several facilities from anywhere. It provides real time information on the status of all automated building solutions, from ventilation to lighting, to security.
IoT Dashboard is a plug and play solution, with pre-defined controls and graphical interface, which allows additional Apps to be downloaded easily after commissioning from the MyBuildings portal to add wider functionality, including access to Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) systems.
Also, in order to minimize failure or disruption to the operation of the building, the IoT Dashboard provides push notifications, alerting the user to any potential issues before they arise.
“We know that preventative maintenance is three to nine times cheaper than reactive maintenance, so it’s vitally important that we empower users to identify maintenance issues early. The addition of push notifications will instantly highlight any problems, allowing them to be resolved easily before they become a big issue. In essence, it is about working smarter to keep your building smart for the future,” said Iltisberger.
ABB is a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The company mainly operates in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology areas.