Features expected

Automation, control and supervision
Energy and economic saving
    Automation systems can play a fundamental role in reducing energy consumption in the tertiary sector which has now become the most energy-intensive sector in industrialising countries.
    The standard EN 15232 standard allows a simple and recognised estimation of energy and economic savings related to the adoption of an automation system that was previously quite delicate and complex.
    The communication between different sub-systems within the same building or the visualisation via the internet of images of the rooms following an alarm, are functions easily achievable in a bus system.
    A bus system can satisfy communication needs related to security, control and entertainment such as the activation of video surveillance cameras or the sending via internet of images of the rooms following an alarm, it allows to understand if there is really the issue or if it is just a false alarm.All the functions implemented in the various systems of a building can also be controlled remotely through the use of web servers or remote controllers on land or mobile networks. The video system becomes an integral part of the automation system, allowing, among other functions, communication between the different workstations within the same structure. The different communication solutions between staff and between them and occupants allow for important results, including ease of use, savings in installation and management and improvement of the service offered.
The main points to be considered are:
Simplicity of wiring; Using bus technology wiring for the connection between the devices, all data and information travel on a simple twisted pair, thus saving on the material and time spent laying the cables. Using a 6-conductor cable, you can also bring power and speech to the various devices. The possibility of using a simple 6-conductor cable compared to the considerable bundle of cables (or the large multipolar cable) traditionally used, considerably facilitates installation, reducing installation times.
Modularity; By turning to systems that use modular technology, it is possible to make the system evolve over time, starting from the basic functions and subsequently adding the other functions, without nullifying the investments already made.
Continuity of service and ease of maintenance; By taking advantage of the internal self-diagnosis and anomaly recognition functions present in some systems, it is possible to immediately identify any faults. If necessary, the electronic modules can be replaced without having to interrupt the operation of the system, thus ensuring continuity of service. In addition, the electronic room control modules, if installed in the corridor, could be replaced without having to enter the patient’s room. In this way, no disturbance is caused to the patients and doctors and nurses can safely continue to operate according to their needs, while the technical maintenance staff can intervene promptly.
Access control
MODULAR: Modular architecture with stand alone graphics or that can be integrated into third party scada systems.
SIMPLE CONFIGURATION: Plug and play system.Just add the devices on the KNX line.
SIMPLE MANAGEMENT: Procedures for assigning access permissions simplified with various levels of user privilege.
DIAGNOSTICS: Integrated diagnostics for system alarms or faults.
EXTENSION: Simple and minimally invasive functionality extension.
    The integration of systems such as the alarm system, video surveillance and technical alarms allows to reduce installation costs without affecting performance.The presence alarm system can communicate with the video surveillance, lighting and other systems of the structure: the integration of the different systems therefore allows for a higher level of security and lower costs than single stand-alone systems. Many devices can be used multi-functionally by several systems.
    The increase in the comfort offered by the building and the quality of living are among the best known advantages of an automation control system.Lights and shutters of a room or a series of rooms can be grouped so that they can be controlled automatically or autonomously even by fragile people. This allows to conveniently turn off all the lights in an area with a single gesture, close the windows, put all the systems you want in standby condition (e.g., cooling), activate alarms, etc.
    By integrating the traditional functions of an electrical system with the control and automation functions of communication to and from the building, the usability of the structures is increased. Through thermoregulation, the system plays a fundamental role not only in minimising consumption, but also in improving comfort. People with disabilities or with temporary or permanent mobility limitations can receive assistance in using the spaces and their functions. The solutions that in most cases meet these needs can be: video surveillance cameras; dedicated voice commands; remote controls with specific features such as large illuminated buttons; large parade buttons; alarms reported on mobile phones in case of detection of flooding, gas leaks, open doors or windows, etc; emergency call with dedicated or pull button. HVAC control - Comfort and efficiency in the same architecture:
HVAC SYSTEMS; All HVAC is managed by the building management system.
CENTRALIZED THERMAL EQUIPMENT; All the equipment for heating and cooling (Boiler - Chiller-UTA - VRV Free cooling) can be integrated into the system and managed locally by PLC / Inverter.
INTEROPERABILITY; All the communication protocols can be integrated.
DISTRIBUTED EQUIPMENT AND SENSORS; All the equipment and sensors distributed in the rooms (fan coils, valves and thermostats) can be integrated and managed on the KNX protocol.
FLEXIBILITY; A flexible and modular architecture allowing to face all the possible cases.
Living & Comfort – Energy saving and comfort
LIGHTING: Lighting management is integrated into the system.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND COMFORT: Natural and artificial light are exploited to ensure the best conditions of comfort and energy efficiency.
AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT: The building manages itself thanks to presence, brightness and air quality sensors.
INTEGRATION WITH SPECIFIC PROTOCOLS: Management of the lighting system on DALI bus.
    The supervision and control systems allow the monitoring of all the vital parameters of buildings, facilitates ordinary and extraordinary maintenance and optimises the archiving of all data with connection to management software packages.

Energy Management
Managing and controlling building energy consumption
    Energy Managers, building owners, and Facility Managers are all too familiar with the pressure to reduce costs and energy consumption while maintaining occupant comfort. Energy management includes planning and operation of energy production and energy consumption units as well as storage and energy distribution. Objectives are resource conservation, climate protection and cost savings, while the users have permanent access to the energy they need. It is connected closely to environmental management, production management, logistics and other established business functions. In this sense, the choice of tool for managing and controlling building energy consumption and costs together with the BMS and the electrical power distribution scheme constitute the fundamental elements of the design of an electrical system, on which the analysis and development of the solution will depend.
    The ideal tool for managing and controlling building energy consumption and costs is user friendly, reporting and charting are so intuitive and easy to understand that it is not limited to use by expert energy managers. The solution shall be tailored to meet the individual requirements of each customer. The right solution focuses on energy management in order to analyse energy consumption and target savings in a building, enabling energy efficiency improvements and the continuous commissioning of the building.
Building Energy Manager System
    Cloud-based BEMS access to the meter and sensor information in the building over the internet. The information is collected from the BAS via a secure fixed IP connection and the end-user accesses their information by logging into a dedicated website using their unique username and password. No limit to the number of meters and sensor points you can connect to the service across any geographical location is essential for large organisations but useful also for any other context. The possibility to works with any third-party systems such as Tridium, BACnet, and standalone systems via the SQL or MS Access database where the meter and sensor information is stored is crucial to avoid any limitation in existing building as well as in fully new installations.
Analysis and charting
    The BEMS analysis and charting shows how, where, and when energy consumptions are. Energy consumption data can be analysed in a number of different ways from spectral analysis displays, regression analysis, actual versus target graphing, and lots more.
Charting: View real-time energy information in day, week, month, year and custom view, Compare time periods, meters and export data.
Analysis: View energy patterns using the Spectral Analysis tool, Set targets based on driving factors or fixed parameters, Compare actual versus target, Access regression analysis, overspend and cumsum charts, Analyse energy consumption compared to a smart target for real-time energy management.
Reporting: Reports are an important tool for ongoing energy control by helping managers and key decision-makers keep track of energy-saving initiatives, verify if and where savings have been made, and when targets have been achieved. Fully customised reporting feature allows to generate instant or scheduled reports on energy consumption, costs, carbon emissions, performance versus targets, as well as tenant costs reports.
Monitoring and alarms
    Alarms viewed via the map-based interface are particularly useful for a quick overview of multiple buildings in multiple locations for bureau or monitoring canters: Anomalies detected in energy consumed versus expected consumption, Alarm reports issued via email, Analysis of historical alarms can help identify potential ongoing issues.
Increasing awareness & encouraging behavioral change
    A web-based public information display can communicate information on a building’s energy performance and provides tips and recommendations of how employees can assist in reducing energy consumption. By publically engaging people in energy efficiency behavioural change, there is the potential to improve energy efficiency by a further 5% over other energy efficiency measures in an organisation. It also goes beyond the building bringing this positive behaviour into the wider public arena. Improve building energy performance, Energy savings of up to 5% over other energy efficiency measures through behavioural change, Reduce cost and carbon footprint, Communicates energy policy & strategy to the public, According with ISO 50001 

Service continuity
General distribution schemes
    There are no real specific technical standard references for the choice of the electricity distribution scheme, also in consideration of the fact that this choice is necessarily free and dependent on the process served. Electricity distribution systems are a fundamental infrastructure for most business processes and help to determine their performance in terms, for example, of energy management, safety, reliability and maintainability. If plant safety is an essential property as a legal requirement, reliability, availability and maintainability are instead characteristics of the plant that directly impact the business. The possible configurations that an electrical distribution system can assume can generally be traced back to three fundamental schemes: the simple radial scheme; the double radial scheme; the ring. 

EV charging stations
    Retail & mall building should be equipped with a modern infrastructure EV charging station, the access is from a ramp with automatic access control and power supply is configured for EV chargers. The power distribution is dimensioned so that all chargers can operate at the same time at full power; in the future the user will have the possibility to increase the number of EV chargers without modify the installation thanks to reserve designed and to the load management function.
    Load management makes sure that the available capacity of the building is not exceeded. At times when the current demand is high, the EV charger will pause the charge session. The charge session will start again when there is availability on the grid. Slow charging is perfect for employee cars staying for the whole day in the parking, while fast chargers are perfect solution for parking place reserved for visitors, enabling recharge in a shorter time. The charging unit should be connected to the internet via GSM, WiFi or LAN for perfect integration into smart building system and configuration via app. Simplified authentication via either RFID or App provides flexibility for public-use case applications. Protection and safety of power supply are ensured by protection devices and automatic switches. Consumptions are kept under control and energy meters are integrated into BMS for the asset management.

Architectural topology
The entire hotel structure may or may not contain several areas dedicated to specific functions.

Hotel lounge
    Hotel lobby or lounge area are areas where people can go and relax and listen to music, drink, browse internet, wait for their guest. This is an important area, with proper visibility & welcoming roles in the entire property. Applications: Lighting & Diming System; HVAC & Air Quality; Emergency Lighting; Audio video Integration; Central Monitoring & Control; Integration with CCTV, Security & Fire Alarm System.

Front Desk
    Front Desk is the first area of interaction of the guest in the Hotel and because of this it's an important area which require proper visibility & welcoming roles in the entire property. Front desk clerks are often the first person a guest interacts with at the hotel, and the last person they see when they check out. The hotel front desk offers a wide variety of roles depending on experience level, from beginner entry-level positions to management roles for those with previous training and education in the hotel industry.   Applications: Lighting & Diming System; HVAC & Air Quality; Emergency Lighting; GRMS Integration on Property Management Systems; Access Control; Reservation, Check-in/check-out; Program/delete cards on check-in/check-out; Definition of different groups of guests and staff, each with specific access rights; Definition of time ranges applicable for groups of users for one or more card reader; Room status overview at reception (dirty clean, minibar to fill, maintenance request, room not usable); Room Supervision (heating, cooling, lighting, shutters, MUR/DND); Access and room occupation history; Interfacing with PMS software.

Lift Lobbies & Stairs
    Stairs & lobbies provide warm ambience to the guest by maintaining set lighting intensity and temperature, air quality at the same time providing energy efficiency with the use of occupancy detection to set the light & temperature at levels to provide maximum comfort and energy efficiency. These areas installed with emergency light and integrated with CCTV & security alarm system and can be monitored from central sever. Applications: Lighting & Diming; EML; HVAC; Air Quality Sensor; Occupancy Sensor; Schedule & Time management; Integrated with CCTV & Access Control System.

Corridors & Public Rest Rooms
    Hotel corridors, stairs & public rest rooms Lighting & HVAC can be easily controlled and continuously monitored. Hotel corridors, stairs & public rest rooms are equipped with Lighting & HVAC control system & continuously monitored by a central sever for different alarms like fault in light fixtures, if the set temperature demand is not achieved, higher level of CO2, humidity and based on those corrective actions are taken example is CO2 level increases FAHU or Ventilation is opened to bring in fresh air. Maximum energy efficiency is achieved with the use of PIR sensors or staircase lighting functionality where the lights are switched OFF or dimmed to a lower level if no presence is detected. Also, these areas are equipped with emergency Lighting signs which are continuous monitored from the central software or from the APP for battery status, brightness level, etc. Applications: Lighting & Diming; EML; HVAC; Air Quality Sensor; Occupancy Sensor; Schedule & Time management; Integrated with CCTV & Access Control System.

Guest room
    GRMS System for controlling of Lighting, Shading, HVAC access control, AV control provide comfort and unique guest experience. In general, hotels have different types of room, providing different level of comfort and luxury to their guests. In a standard hotel there are 3 types of rooms: Standard Suite (King Room); Double Suite (Twin Room); Presidential Suite (Suite). All these rooms should be equipped with GRMS System for controlling of Lighting, Shading, HVAC access control, AV control, etc providing comfort and unique guest experience. Components includes but not limited to the following for each Guest Room in accordance with the Operators / Client Requirements. Applications: Lighting, diming, and shading; Plugs, sockets, Wiring accessories; EML; HVAC; Access control; Room control & panels; Air Quality Sensor.

Hotel Server & Control Room
    The control room maintains and secures backups for the different systems running in the hotel from front desk to access control system. It also monitors and controls (in case of emergency) the components inside a guest room example checking from the central sever is the room temperature is archived in case of supply air issue which is not allowing the HVAC control system to meet the demand temperature set in the room. Also, other common areas of the hotel like stairs, parking, restaurants, cafes, lobbies areas all system like lighting, diming & emergency light are monitored and can be controlled from the central sever station. Central sever also monitors power distribution components for critical load management and all alarms, conditional monitoring can be done via cloud.  
    Access Control software is based on a client-server architecture. For small installations it is possible to have server and client instances on the same PC/machine. For bigger installation server instance is usually installed in the server room of the hotel. It is important that when required the IT manager of the hotel properly configure the IT network infrastructure in order to let Access Control software server communicating with clients and third-party PMS software. Applications: HVAC; GRMS; Lighting & Diming Control & Monitoring; Central monitoring & Testing Emergency lighting & Batteries; Alarms, Load management, conditional monitoring; CCTV, Fire & Smoke Alarm Integration; Access Control System or Integration to third party access control.

Restaurants, Bars & Coffee Shops
    The interior of buildings is important for the ambience of visitors to shops, restaurants, hotels, theatres, offices and of course for guests. A solution for every interior that ensures harmony with its surroundings with Lighting & emergency lighting system that you only notice when you must. From trendy lounge bars and fashion hotels to old, renovated warehouses, different ranges of emergency lighting exist to perfectly suit the color, style, and look and feel of the interior. Dimmers functions for LED & emergency lighting for catering and entertainment establishments, which is only noticeable when it must be noticed and is unobtrusive in pleasant times. Also, these dimmers & emergency lighting provides maximum energy efficiency and productivity. Applications: Lighting & Diming; EML; HVAC; Air Quality Sensor; Occupancy Sensor.

Wellness Center (Gym, Spa, Sauna)
    An integral part of the hotel experience are the facilities that provide guests with sports and wellness opportunities which typically include gym, spa, sauna, massage parlors and swimming pool. Those spaces have often dedicated accessibility, either based on time schedules or on services booked by the customer. Applications: Lighting & Diming; HVAC; Access control.

Banquets Halls, Seminar, Meeting & Office Rooms
    Streamlined and easy to use systems enable seamless operation before, during and after the events, and facilitate their coordination. An important option for revenue generation for hotels is renting spaces like seminar rooms, banquets halls and office meeting rooms. Those spaces have specific set of requirements and need to be managed both from the systems and staffing perspective to deliver performance according to the customer’s expectations, which will typically be higher than those of regular guests. Applications: Lighting, Diming & Shading; HVAC; EML; Air Quality Sensor.

Car Park
    The parking is equipped with Electric Vehicle (EV) charger both in underground and open parking space, access can be provided to via code or via access card and the guest can use the same access for his/her guest room which can be accessed any time between check-in and check-out. Car parks are also equipped with lighting control system which can be controlled via IP55 motion sensors for driveways, underground car park or via timer, external brightness to provide maximum energy saving.
    In additional, underground carpark are also equipped with CO sensors and based on level of CO dampers for fresh air or exhaust can be controlled. Applications: GRMS; Lighting; HVAC; EML; EV Charging; Air Quality Sensor.

Electrical room
    When it comes to providing a high-quality hospitality experience, there’s essentially no margin for error. Electrical requirements for hotel facilities are strict and adhering to them always is of the utmost importance. Electrical service shall include provision of normal, essential (30 sec.), instantaneous (1 sec.), and uninterrupted (no break) electricity supplies and switchgear and circuit protection to safely operate and control the supplies. High voltage and low voltage devices are installed in electrical room for distribution of electricity to various part of the hotel. All the critical areas of hospital along with associated systems, data center, networking infrastructure, communication, safety and security systems are part of essential power supply and remaining areas and systems are part of non-essential power supply. Some critical areas like operating theater, server room, communication, safety and security systems are equipped with backup power supply. Any electrical device or system installed in hospitality must comply with local hospitality standards. Applications: Lighting; HVAC; EML; Power distribution and safety; Energy measurement and management.