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Building Management Systems

Commonly known as BMS – Building Management Systems are a commercial monitoring system which generally combines the following;

  • Lighting
  • Heating
  • Cooling
  • and Energy Management

Some systems will also incorporate finer details such as air quality units.

With a Loxone BMS all of these components and more can be combined offering a neat and simple to use package. Loxone can communicate in many of the major control languages such as;

  • KNX
  • Modbus
  • RS485
  • RS232
  • 1-Wire
  • Analogue 0-10V
  • and EnOcean

Essentially this means Loxone can speak to a wide variety of sensors and control equipment on the market. By doing so the majority of building management systems specifications can be met simply by integrating third-party hardware together with Loxone.

Loxone Building Management Systems panel.

Use Case – Office Building Management System

For instance you could have the following setup;

  • A Froling biomass boiler as your heating source.
  • Internorm’s ITEC range of windows with built in shading for your sunlight harvesting.
  • A Fronius Solar PV inverter for your rooftop array.
  • A number of Keba Wallbox chargers for your Electric Vehicles.

All of these products are designed as ‘stand-alone’ devices and all have a different communication language. However due to Loxones ability to translate the data individually it can be used as the brain(controller) to create one system that works in unison;

  • The heating output of the Froling Boiler can be adjusted to meet an increase in the buildings set room temperatures. Similarly if the outside temperature drops to freezing an output increase can be made to compensate.
  • Furthermore using Loxones weather server the Internorm windows can be adjusted to compensate for solar heating allowing for a more efficient building.
  • And with electric vehicles plugged into the Keba Wallbox chargers Loxone can make sure the vehicles are only charged when there is excess solar power.

Most importantly this flexibility coupled with Loxone’s processing power makes for a seriously smart, powerful building management system with endless possibilities and ties in perfectly with Loxones tag line – Create Automation.

Froling Biomass boiler being used in conjuction with Building Management Systems.