Trane Develops Wireless Building Controls

March 27, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

TraneTrane now offers Air-Fi wireless technology for building controls, replacing the need for wired building controls, which can fail when wires are cut, disconnected or damaged.

Air-Fi features self-repairing mesh technology with redundant signal paths to help prevent communication failures. Trane offers a typical 200-foot indoor signal range, with up to four times the number of paths, extending up to half-mile when unobstructed for even greater levels of signal reliability.

Air-Fi is ZigBee certified, and the building automation system is built on a platform that supports BACnet open standards. This allows customers to integrate devices in the future when the building expands or changes. Trane Air-Fi wireless also conforms to the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, so the system reliably coexists with other wireless systems, including Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, without interference.

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