HVAC is a rapidly changing industry. Those old wired temperature and humidity sensors are quickly becoming wireless. So are the thermostats, and they all connect to the cloud. But there are many wireless options to choose from – ZigBee, ZWave, subGHz, proprietary implementations of 802.15.4, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. In this seminar you’ll learn:
- How ZigBee, ZWave, 802.15.4, and subGHz have made an impact vs. line connected devices.
- Where Wi-Fi fits in – and why it is quickly becoming the front runner for many.
- How the infrastructure to support these wireless devices varies with the wireless technology and the pros/cons of each.
- How Wi-Fi sensors and thermostats work in a sophisticated HVAC cloud-based system, and how they can achieve surprisingly long battery life.
Sensors, thermostats, and cloud-based control – why the future for HVAC is Wi-Fi