Definium’s Luna Climate Control is a drop-in solution for reducing the costs associated with accommodation room air conditioning. The built-in infrared controller can command any air conditioner, allowing for intelligent IoT control of existing equipment.
The Climate Control proactively monitors the room for motion, turning off the air conditioner when the room is no longer in active use to reduce energy costs. The unit features an environmental monitoring sensor suite which it uses—along with its air conditioner controls—to maintain a stable environment in the room.
Room usage is monitored using a combination of motion detection and light usage patterns. The Climate Control determines when it last witnessed an occupant and uses that information to schedule the air conditioner to turn off to save energy. An optional thermal array sensor performs a thermal sweep of the room prior to turning off the air conditioner, verifying that there are no heat signatures in sight before performing any action.
The Climate Control reduces the risk of mould growth and other issues by maintaining strict climate limits. Any deviation from configurable limits commands the air conditioner to correct the problem, increasing room safety and reducing maintenance costs.
All data is available remotely for analysis and integration with artificial intelligence and machine learning systems. Integrating the Climate Control allows for the application of more advanced rule-sets, such as intelligently re-activating the air conditioner prior to residents returning to their rooms—maximising comfort levels.
The Climate Control design is implemented on top of Definium’s Internet of Things sensor platform, utilising robust long-range low-power LoRa® radio with LoRaWAN® to achieve internet connectivity with long battery life. The unit uses commercially available batteries which are quick to swap out when necessary. Each sensor comes pre-configured and ready to deploy with a simple training process.
Definium Technologies designs and manufactures its devices in-house in Launceston, Tasmania. Definium produces a broad range of gateways and sensors to use in any IoT network.
LoRa® is a registered mark used under license from Semtech Corporation. LoRaWAN® is a registered mark used under license from the LoRa Alliance®.