Carrier Expands Reporting Capabilities for i-Vu® Building Automation System
Carrier is proud to announce the release of its i-Vu® system v7, which features new reporting tools and capabilities and an improved graphics library. These features provide facilities staff with more visibility into building performance so they can maintain the ideal environment for occupants and operate their buildings more efficiently. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The new reporting tools in the i-Vu system v7 provide operators with powerful visualizations that help turn building data into action. Standard reports for indoor comfort conditions, energy consumption and alarm conditions keep operators in control of their buildings so they can create a more comfortable environment for occupants, as well as proactively monitor energy usage. Custom reports and dashboards can also be created using new bar, line and pie graphs to help operators connect the dots between anticipated and actual building performance. Calculations can be applied to data before reports are generated to provide additional insight, and scheduling capabilities allow reports to be run on a recurring basis or shared easily with other stakeholders in the organization.
“In today’s buildings, turning data into actionable information can be challenging,” said Mark Jones, business manager, Carrier Controls. “With the expanded reporting capabilities of i-Vu system v7, we are empowering operators with solution-driven tools that help them see their building data the way that they want to see it. As a result, they can gain insights that help them operate their buildings more efficiently.”
Building operators will also be able to take advantage of a new higher resolution graphics library with i-Vu system v7, allowing them to examine detailed performance data for all of the HVAC equipment in their building. Unique graphics for each piece of equipment also give operators total insight and control, bringing the big picture into sharp focus with a 360 degree view of the building’s entire operation.
In addition to the above features, i-Vu system v7 also includes a new color data mapping tool, which allows any data point in the system to be represented as a color rather than a value for quick interpretation of building conditions at a glance. Security enhancements are also included per our ongoing commitment to customer security.