Samsung HVAC America announced at the 2022 AHR Expo that it is working with Honeywell to provide advanced control solutions. 

The control solutions are expected to launch later this year and will be powered by the Niagara Framework® with an emphasis on design, advanced monitoring points and service capabilities, including a Niagara driver to communicate directly to Samsung heating and cooling equipment using the Honeywell CIPer Model 50 controller.

Notable features include the ability to wire direct to Samsung equipment without additional adapters and control and monitoring using PC, Mac, Android, or iOS in both standard and mobile web browser configurations. The CIPer Model 50 controller also allows for direct control of other non-Samsung devices on a project using direct communication (BACnet, Modbus, etc.), digital inputs/outputs, and analog inputs/outputs, and integral AI/AO/DI/DO ports. Additional analog and digital inputs and outputs can be added with expansion hardware. Optional touchscreen HMIs and expansion modules are also available. 

With variable refrigerant flow (VRF) sales growing dramatically year over year, especially small- to mid-sized projects, building control needs will continue to evolve, according to the company. Samsung’s new advanced control solutions provides full building integration for projects where it was not considered in the past, adding value for building owners and maintenance companies, and improving the overall occupant experience.