Carel has extended its range of local supervisors with the addition of Boss Micro, a new format that completes the Boss range and enhances its offering of local monitoring systems.
The new device is designed for applications with a limited number of units – such as edge data centres, c-stores and petrol stations – but that still require the same user experience and advanced system management functions.
“Boss Micro guarantees all the advantages of the range, above all extensive connectivity,” says Carel.
“In close synergy with Carel’s digitalisation strategy, the new local supervisor natively integrates various communication channels to centralised data collection platforms. Enabling analytics and preventive logics to optimise performance is thus immediate and adaptable to any system.”
There are four different hardware versions to adapt to different needs, integrating a wi-fi hotspot and a 4G modem for local and/or remote access without requiring additional infrastructure. Like the other supervisors in the Boss range, Boss Micro implements cyber-security standards to ensure controlled and secure access to the information at all times, as well as undergoing a periodic security assessment, performed by outside organisations.
“Boss Micro is not a simple gateway,” says Carel, “but rather an edge device in its own right, because in addition to connecting the field devices it provides local processing, storing and displaying data as trends, as well as an intuitive and easy-to-navigate responsive web pages for all devices, even smartphones.”
According to Carel, the wide range of additional software components means the Boss Micro supervisor can optimise system performance in many HVAC&R applications: from the development of networks of micro-data-centre infrastructures connected to remote monitoring systems, to management of compressor rack suction pressure and dashboards of performance indices.
Integration with third-party devices and BMS uses common HVAC&R protocols, allowing for management of multi-brand systems.