The Excel 5000® OpenViewNet is a secure network device that connects the Excel 5000 family of controllers to the Internet, delivering remote, Web-based monitoring and control of HVAC systems. According to the manufacturer, it brings secure Web access to a legacy control system without forcing users to migrate to a new platform. The device gives users quick access to building data via Internet Explorer or a pocket PC-enabled mobile device using an easy-to-navigate graphical interface. The interface provides a high-level system overview and allows facility managers to drill down, visualize a specific piece of equipment (like an air-handling unit), gather information on its operation, and make adjustments as necessary. Users can optimize equipment runtime by viewing and modifying schedules online. Also, they can create custom displays with a built-in graphics editor and library. It also allows managers to track overall system performance with trend charts they can export to a spreadsheet.
Honeywell Building Solutions, Minneapolis, MN; 800-345-6770, ext. 607; www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions