Our controllers contain our driver technology, which can access the data within thousands of other products
Our drivers communicate with a wide range of systems, including: HVAC, fire, energy metering, security, lighting, home automation, power, CCTV, telephone, access, audio...
We write all our drivers, which means one-stop supply and support. We have hundreds of drivers available, and create new ones when the need arises. Free of charge.
If extra sensing or actuating is needed to complement existing systems, our range of Zip modules can be used. Modules are placed where needed, and networked back to a controller.
Some systems communicate using standard protocols such as Modbus and BACnet. We talk these common protocols as well as proprietary protocols. We recognise the strengths of both.
Our products naturally work with LANs, intranets, VPNs, and the Internet. Web services are built-in, again as part of our driver technology.
Our controllers are simple to set-up, whether it’s sharing a few values between systems or controlling multiple buildings
Transferring a value from one place to another is the simplest form of control, but can produce the most effect. It is also the easiest to configure.
Calendars and timers lead to savings by putting systems into energy-saving modes at pre-defined times. Adjustments become easier when timers are shared between systems.
Our ObVerse strategy language gives an engineer flexible control of buildings, and our graphical editor allows off-site creation and testing, as well as live-monitoring when on-site.
Accessing data or places may require user authentication. Our controllers can validate users with passwords, PINs, or access cards, and can be configured to produce an audit trail.
Whenever building equipment or operation is at risk, messages can be sent elsewhere using a variety of means – including email and SMS.
Users need to interact with their building intuitively. Service providers may need more detailed information
We have switch inputs, button and LED panels, simple menu-driven text displays and touch screens, all of which are easy to use.
Some users prefer to interact using their phone, tablet, or PC. Our intuitive automatic web pages are always available, and our configurable pages allow graphics to be overlaid with dynamic elements.
When advanced displays are needed for dedicated building managers, our PC software adds even more power. Alarm Manager analyses event lists, Data Manager brings value logging and statistical analysis, and ObView's flexible mimics provide a more detailed view.
Our field controller with integration, control strategy, and automated web pages
Integration is essential for today’s building systems. Commander connects to standard and proprietary protocol systems, at both field and enterprise levels.
Calendars and timers, as well as ObVerse strategy language, can be used by the engineer to produce the desired level of control for the building.
Commander collects essential values, analyses them for alarm conditions, and sends notifications to whoever needs them. It also displays the values using automated web pages.
Commander can send data and events to Commander Hub, the cloud-based meeting place for Commanders, their owners, their installers, and their service companies.
Our advanced control, display and management software for PCs
The core of ObSys is ObServer, our controller software that integrates using our driver technology. It runs on desktop, rack-mount, and embedded PCs.
ObServer also contains WebView, which supports both automated and tailor-made web pages. Interact with your building by phone, tablet, and desktop.
Enhancement applications provide higher-level functionality, such as alarm management and archiving, data logging and analysis, and ObView's powerful graphics.
Our range of input-output modules connects to different types of sensors and actuators, wherever they are
Different I/O configurations can be built by clipping several general-purpose Zip modules together. Perfect for building control panels.
Fixed-function Zip modules perform particular tasks, including simple LED indication, text display, and access control.
Zip modules link to a controller using a network that can daisy-chain around a whole house, or a floor of a commercial building.