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                        Daikin’s new intelligent Touch Manager launched


Daikin’s new intelligent Touch Manager offers the complete energy-efficient climate
control package.


Daikin’s new intelligent Touch Manager (iTM) is a small Building Management System that
represents a major leap forward in smart energy management, energy efficiency and climate
control.


User-friendliness
iTM’s touch screen provides a simple and intuitive interface that allows new and experienced
users alike to operate and monitor a building’s energy management system. Available in English,
French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese, users can choose to view their
system via a simple menu or via an interactive floor plan. Both options allow control and
monitoring of one or more air conditioning units, as well as other building systems, including
lights, fans, pumps and sensors. Users can also view a comprehensive history of the system to
help them optimise settings and operational parameters in order to maximise energy savings,
improve comfort and enable preventative maintenance.
All of the system functions are directly accessible over the internet, allowing users to control one
or multiple building systems remotely, using the same visual layout as the iTM.


Smart energy management
iTM allows users to set system schedules on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. These can
take into account holidays and seasonal variations in demand throughout the year, ensuring the
system is being operated in the most energy-efficient way.


As part of Daikin’s continuous drive to maximise energy efficiency in all its products and
systems, the iTM is equipped with the Daikin-developed Energy Navigator that monitors energy
consumption. The iTM provides daily and monthly data and energy consumption projections so
that performance can be monitored against targets and previous years.


By pinpointing equipment that is not performing in the most efficient way, building managers can
adjust how a system operates (for example, switching off air conditioning in unoccupied rooms
or at certain times of the day), resulting in smarter energy management and more energy
efficient climate control.


Because the iTM allows building managers to calculate energy usage on a room by room basis,
individual billing can be carried out in buildings with multiple tenants.


A flexible approach to building management
iTM’s modular design makes it perfect for large or small applications. An individual iTM can
manage up to 512 groups of indoor units. While using the iTM integrator up to five iTMs can be
linked to manage up to 2,560 groups of indoor units.


Unique to the iTM is its ability to control lighting, pumps and other systems in a small building
management system using the WAGO I/O Modbus interface. The WAGO I/O allows an almost
unlimited number of different items of equipment (air conditioning units, lights, alarms etc) to be
connected to the iTM via the Modbus interface. This means that the building management
system can be scaled to fit the needs of the building and its occupants.


Interlocking to save even more energy
Interlocking with other equipment saves energy and increases comfort. For example, iTM can
integrate air conditioning with keycard control systems and occupancy sensors to detect room
occupancy status, so that the setpoint can be adjusted automatically or air conditioning switched
off in unoccupied rooms. The system can also be interlocked with fire alarms, so it can perform
an emergency shut down of air conditioning and ventilation units.


Easy servicing and commissioning
iTM has a host of new features to help engineers when servicing or commissioning equipment.


Uniquely, iTM allows biannual refrigerant checks, (which are required for F-Gas compliance), to
be carried out remotely, with no need for the engineer to visit site and without disrupting
occupants.


Troubleshooting is also simplified, as the iTM displays maintenance contact information,
including contractors’ contact details. It can also send out email alerts to report malfunctions,
allowing immediate action to be taken. The iTM can also be connected to Daikin’s own Air
Conditioning Network Service System if required.


Commissioning is faster too, using the pre-commissioning tool that allows the entire system to
be set up via the iTM. Alternatively, engineers can customise settings remotely and then upload
them in one site visit.


iTM – for complete climate control
Daikin’s intelligent Touch Manager is the complete building energy management package,
designed to help installers, engineers, building managers and end users get the best out of their
air conditioning. It offers a simple and easy way of managing systems to maximise energy
efficiency, while maintaining high levels of comfort for occupants.


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Editor’s notes:
About Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a major European producer of air conditioners, heat pumps and
refrigeration equipment, with approximately 5,500 employees throughout Europe and 10 major
manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the
Netherlands, Turkey and the UK.


Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the
unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 50 years’ experience
in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in
heat pump technology. Daikin VRV and Daikin Altherma are the most sold heat pump systems
in Europe, with over 500,000 systems delivered to date.

				
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