SYNCO IC FROM SIEMENS BRINGS BUILDING AUTOMATION TO THE CLOUD
The Siemens Building Technologies Division presents Synco IC, a cloud-based system for the remote control and monitoring of HVAC plants. Synco IC is one of the first building automation systems designed specifically for use in smaller and medium-sized buildings. Up to now, it has not been economical to use building automation in properties of this size.
Synco IC provides a complete plant overview and shows the most important information about the connected plants at a glance. Operators see immediately which plants are connected to the building automation system, whether any error messages are present, and whether the individual plants are energy-efficient. Synco IC also uses the Green Leaf symbol, which identifies plants that are not energy-efficient and allows users to quickly correct the settings with a click of the mouse. Detailed views, from entire buildings to individual floors to single plants and disciplines, can be accessed from the plant overview. From each view, users have a variety of control options that depend on the system settings, user role and authorizations.
Synco IC is very easy to install: Simply connect the web server to the field bus of the HVAC plant and then to the power supply and the Internet. The system supports all plants equipped with communicating Synco and Sigmagyr controllers, communicating thermostats or KNX devices. This allows even older plants to be connected to Synco IC. Commissioning is just as easy: All it takes is setting up an online user account.
In developing Synco IC, Siemens paid special attention to data security. Data transmission over the Internet is encrypted to prevent hacking. Depending on the customer’s requirements, data is stored redundantly in data centers at separate locations to ensure the highest level of security in data storage and privacy. Systems and data are accessible only by authorized persons with the proper access rights based on their responsibilities and role.
Synco IC is suitable for use in property management companies that manage a large portfolio of smaller buildings. It is also the right choice for cities and municipalities that have a pool of distributed buildings, such as district offices, school buildings or retirement homes, or for companies that want to organize and maintain the building automation systems in their global branches and offices from a central location.