KMC Controls, a standout in BACnet building automation, and Titus HVAC, the leader in air management, announce a joint collaboration to simplify air distribution through the introduction of the Titus Alpha Controller line.
Through the collaboration, select digital variable air volume (VAV) terminal units from Titus are now available with integrated and Titus-branded BACnet Applications Specific Controllers designed and manufactured by KMC Controls. As a result, the new Alpha line advances air distribution using VAV by lowering installation costs and increasing ease of installation, startup and commissioning.
“Among other trends, we are seeing increased activity for small and medium tenant improvement projects,” says Keith Glasch, vice president of sales and marketing at Titus HVAC. “Key factors here are speed to market, custom solutions and, of course, cost-effective solutions. Titus terminal units, equipped with the Alpha controller, help us satisfy all of these demands.”
Far beyond simple factory-mounted controls, these new integrated boxes go to field fully configured and programmed for their intended use. As a result, no software or PC is needed in the field as a related human interface device provides for complete configuration and system setup.
The Alpha controllers are among the only on the market to be listed by BACnet Testing Laboratory. Alpha controllers are also Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and European Conformity Listed. Smoke control models or those compliant with the UUKL rating of UL 864 are also available.
“Interestingly,” says Jim Herdeman, vice president of product Management for KMC, “we entered the VAV realm in 1977 by producing a pneumatic VAV controller designed specifically for Titus. In 2012, we celebrate 35 years of collaborative partnership with Titus. It is only fitting that we help them continue to innovate and advance the science of air distribution with our latest BACnet technology.”
For more information about the new Alpha Controller line, KMC Controls, or Titus HVAC, visit www.kmccontrols.com or www.titus-hvac.com.
About Titus HVAC
About KMC Controls
As the world leader in advancing the science of air distribution and air management training, Titus HVAC works to make life better by improving the health, efficiency, sustainability, comfort and aesthetics in commercial building environments. Founded in 1946, Titus HVAC provides a breadth and depth of air management products and design tools that includes displacement ventilation, chilled beam, underfloor, grilles, diffusers, terminal units, fan coils and advanced training. For more information, visit www.titus-hvac.com, www.titus-energysolutions.com or call 972-212-4800.
KMC Controls has been designing and manufacturing building automation solutions, HVAC control products and energy management solutions for more than 40 years. KMC remains the only privately held controls manufacturer with a full line of digital, electronic, and pneumatic products. Its professional affiliations include BACnet International and USGBC, among others. KMC maintains regional sales offices throughout the U.S. and distributes its solutions and products through value-added, authorized installing contractors, wholesalers, and original equipment manufacturers throughout North America as well as authorized distributors worldwide.