For those who need to easily and efficiently control fan coil units, rooftop units, or heat pump units, there’s an AppStat for that. “AppStat” refers to a new series of BACnet communicating thermostats from KMC Controls. Each model in the series combines a BACnet applications specific controller and sensor options into an attractive, space-mounted device.
“We designed AppStat” says KMC Product Manager, Erich Kreuter, “as a cost-effective alternative for unitary control in commercial or institutional applications. AppStat is equally suited to standalone environmental control or as part of an integrated BACnet control system.”
The visual appeal of AppStat is accented by the overall design, a color LCD screen, and soft-touch buttons. Through the screen and buttons, installers and users can completely configure the devices and access various menu options.
“Intuitive set-up and operation,” says Kreuter, “were essential considerations for us in this offering. We consider it installer friendly and operator easy. And, we can also customize the design or functionality to specific OEM requirements.”
Various feature options are available for each of the included applications. Such features include modulating versus on/off operation of associated components, such as valves and fans, as well as control for components such as economizers. Sensor options, beyond standard temperature sensing, include humidity and motion/occupancy.
KMC has launched a product-specific microsite (www.GetAppStat.com
) for those needing further information. The site is optimized for both desktop and mobile users.