Flo By Moen
Flo by Moen is a smart home water monitoring and leak detection system that enables homeowners to control their home’s water from their smartphones. It calculates water pressure, flow rate and temperature within the home’s water supply system while using artificial intelligence to differentiate normal water use from abnormal use. The app provides users with real-time information about their home’s water consumption habits and alerts to any abnormalities. Alerts may be sent to users through push notifications, via email or by text or phone call. The user also can turn off water directly from the app.
ADC105 Addressable Damper Controller
Ruskin’s ADC105 addressable damper controller meets NFPA 80 and 105 life safety remote damper testing requirements. It is an addressable module that works with SIMPLEX ES fire alarm panels; it allows continuous monitoring and alarm capability if something should go wrong. Since the fire alarm system is already part of a building’s automation, adding the ADC105 to any smoke or combination fire smoke damper saves testing and maintenance costs.
TAP Wireless Temperature/Pressure Gauge Set
REFCO introduces the TAP wireless digital pressure and temperature gauge, a user-friendly instrument to measure temperature and pressure from the low and high sides of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The compact set includes a pressure gauge and a K-type temperature clamp which is applicable for pipe diameters from 1/4” to 1 5/8”. Both devices are IOS and Android compatible. More than 50 refrigerant temperature pressure charts can be stored on the device.
FLIR ONE Pro LT Thermal Imaging for Smartphones
FLIR launches the FLIR ONE Pro LT, a new lower-price-point thermal imaging attachment for smartphones in its Pro series. It includes FLIR’s patented MSX image enhancement, which combines the thermal and a high-definition visible camera images to produce detailed images that are easy to interpret. The VividIR video signal processing technology helps deliver improved thermal image quality and clarity. The patent-pending OneFit camera connector allows users to adjust the device to attach to their smartphone through many popular protective cases. Also available is an updated version of the FLIR ONE App.
Room A/C Smart Solutions
Friedrich is expanding its Wi-Fi-enabled room air-conditioning product options, including the commercial WallMaster line (pictured) this year. The WallMaster is a through-the-wall A/C unit designed exclusively to fit into a 27-in. sleeve for historic buildings or high-rise apartments with existing sleeves. With the WallMaster, Kühl, Chill and UniFit lines, customers will be able to choose from Wi-Fi-enabled room ai-conditioning unit options ranging from 6,000 to 36,000 Btu — all controlled with smart devices. For all its Wi-Fi-enabled product lines, Friedrich is unveiling an updated wireless platform interface that is compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home.
Friedrich Air Conditioning Co.
Mini-Splits with Google Assistant
Fujitsu unveils mini-split compatibility with the Google Assistant. The company’s Halcyon line of heating and cooling products now features voice-activated control through the Google Assistant on smart speakers, such as Google Home, if the mini-split has built-in Wi-Fi or if Fujitsu’s Wi-Fi device is installed. When setup of the FGLAir app is complete, users can control up to 13 different functions using the Google Assistant, including on/off operation, increasing and decreasing temperature, changing operating modes and requesting the current temperature setting.
Fujitsu General America
InSpec Digital Specification Tool
The inSpec digital specification tool from Zurn speeds up the specifying process. Users can digitally search and specify the company’s commercial products, quickly and accurately. The platform allows professionals to create unlimited configurations, save them to individual project folders and access them at any time. It is completely intuitive from building configurations to generating the plumbing schedule and submittal, as well as providing links to other relevant project information, such as drawing or Revit files. Users can share projects for review and editing, and archive a master specification for future use.
Micro Switch Series Reduce Risk of Explosions
Honeywell’s new Micro Switch series is designed for use in locations where flammable gasses may be present. The V15W2 Basic Switch (pictured) is an explosion-proof-rated, snap-action, electromechanically sealed switch designed for applications such as commercial appliances, valves and actuators, commercial refrigeration, ice makers and HVACR equipment. In a typical household refrigerator, these switches can be used to control the production of ice in a freezer or turn on an interior light when the door is opened. White goods manufacturers are adopting new refrigerants with lower global-warming potential, which can be flammable in certain conditions.