Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US Announces Platform Upgrade

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS), a joint venture between Trane Technologies PLC and Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., announced recently that it has launched an upgrade for its Building Connect+ platform. METUS is a leading supplier of ductless and ducted mini-split and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat-pump and air-conditioning solutions, while Building Connect+ serves as a cloud-based controls and monitoring platform.

The platform is a pre-engineered and allows for the control and management of CITY MULTI systems, as well as third-party devices that have BACnet connectivity. It reduces the initial installation, pairing costs and commissioning time via a web-based portal. It requires no programming, software, or licenses to control or monitor units.

A press release explains that Building Connect+ makes use of an on-site panel to connect central controllers and third-party equipment to the cloud-based platform. It can auto-discover and connect up to four centralized controllers, 200 indoor units and 10 BACnet devices. One or multiple panels can also be added under a single cloud account, allowing for an increase in connectable units, the expansion of remote access across multiple locations and the expansion of the number of connected users.

“We’re pleased to introduce this expansion of the Building Connect+ platform for our customers,” said Steve Vogel, product manager, controls product planning for Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US. “We listened to what our customers were saying about their system requirements. As a result, we increased the Building Connect+ application use cases and capabilities.”

The Building Connect+ customizable dashboards allow users access to the User Management console, VRF system overview, BACnet equipment overview, Maintenance tool Data, Alarming, Scheduling, Trending and Auto Changeover setup. Other system features include secure, cloud-based connectivity; event logs to track events, actors and resolution; Auto Import functionality; pre-programmed applications; alarm notifications and displays for all connected equipment; local and remote web connectivity via personal devices; and real-time data trending and export capabilities.

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