The Facility Server / GW Wireless Manager enables a broad range of compatibility and wireless security independent of vulnerable WiFi solutions. The GW Wireless Manager is an electronic device designed to integrate wireless solutions to wired building automation systems. Small buildings system gateways can integrate wireless end devices, based on EnOcean and ZigBee protocols and standards, into BACnet building automation systems. They are all interoperable with any BACnet or oBIX compliant building management system.
The GW Wireless Manager is a printed circuit board housed in a plastic shell. Unlike the Universal Manager and the VAV Manager, there are no physical (wired) I/O connections on this GW Wireless Manager. The following connectors are concealed in a casing, giving the device a neutral look for installation in institutional or commercial environments:
• Power supply
The GW Wireless Managers have embedded IEEE802.15.4, EnOcean and ZigBee wireless modules to enable bidirectional communication with EnOcean and ZigBee end devices. The GW Wireless Managers communicate with each other wirelessly using an IEEE 8802.15.4 mesh network. As such, communications are completely independent and secure of traditional WiFi or other interfering frequencies that are vulnerable to attacks.
GW Wireless Managers are fully programmable and designed with wireless Lighting and HVAC and security applications in mind. It communicates with wireless end devices such as wireless: light sensors, occupancy sensors, light switches, relays, thermostats, card readers, plug load controls, magnetic door and window contacts. This broad range of device compatibility provides a high level of technology future proofing and compatibility with ultra-low lifecycle cost.
GW Wireless Managers are targeted for installation in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. They are ideal for buildings where remodeling or rewiring is needed frequently or is cost prohibitive.