For UPnP™ Device Architecture V 1.0 Status: Standardized DCP Date: May 13th, 2003
This Standardized DCP has been adopted as a Standardized DCP by the Steering Committee of the UPnP Forum, pursuant to Section 2.1(c)(ii) of the UPnP Membership Agreement. UPnP Forum Members have rights and licenses defined by Section 3 of the UPnP Membership Agreement to use and reproduce the Standardized DCP in UPnP Compliant Devices. All such use is subject to all of the provisions of the UPnP Membership Agreement.
Overview and Scope
The HVAC_ZoneThermostat is intended to be a sub device of the HVAC_System device. Any number of HVAC_ZoneThermostats may be included in the system device. HVAC_ZoneThermostat is a zone level controller for heating and/or cooling. It provides the following functionality:
The ability to set or get zone level operating and fan modes. Temperature in the zone Zone level Heating and/or cooling temperature setpoints Optional fan speed control Optional zone level daily schedule for events and heating and cooling setpoints.
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Apr 15, 2013 Energy Talks
While we often think of energy efficiency as the way to save our environment, we also often consider it a costly endeavor. Did you realize, however, that your homes energy bill might be reduced by up to 30 percent through energy-efficiency that includes the purchase or energy efficient appliances and other products? In other words, you can save yourself money while you do your part to save the planet.
Every time you buy a new air conditioning unit, a new washer or dryer, a new refrigerator, microwave, or piece of office equipment, you are affecting the environment, either positively or negatively depending on your choices. Smart choices of products designed for energy efficiency help the air we all breathe and reduce your energy bill each month.
Here is some basic information about how energy efficiency works and why its helpful. A great deal of the energy you consume in your home is produced by local power plants that must burn fossil fuel to create the energy. These fossil fuels might be natural gas, coal or oil.
These fossil fuels also create pollution. This pollution harms not only the environment but ultimately the people, as it causes smog, acid rain and respiratory diseases. Fossil fuel pollution is also a strong factor in changing the climate of the globe.
While we hear a lot about the harmful gas emissions that emanate from vehicles, what we dont hear much about is the fact that your home probably produces twice as much of these emissions as the average automobile.
Opting for energy efficiency through your choice of products that are energy efficient is one of the best ways you can reduce your consumption of energy and thus your distribution of harmful emissions of greenhouse gas. Any household that buys equipment designed for energy efficiency puts a big dent in harmful emissions of carbon dioxide.
In fact, over the lifetime of one of these energy efficient appliances or other products you will have reduced pollution the equivalent of what would be saved by one fewer vehicle for seven years. The use of energy efficient household products reduces nitrogen oxides too, which contribute extensively to acid rain and smog.
The average U.S. household spends about 1500 each year on energy. Energy-efficiency can reduce this bill by 400-450 annually. If youre concerned about energy efficiency and wish to not only save the environment but save yourself some money it will help to know which appliances account for what portion of your energy use and bill.
The biggest, which probably comes as no surprise, is your heat and air conditioning. This is a whopping 45 percent of your energy bill. Your water heater uses up 11 percent of your energy, and your washer and dryer 10 percent. The lighting for your home is seven percent of your energy costs, while your refrigerator is six percent of your bill.
Your dishwasher, computer, monitor, TV, VCR, DVD player and similar equipment each use up about two percent of your total energy consumption. Stoves, microwaves and other smaller appliances generally account for the rest, though at less than two percent of the total each.
Apr 7, 2013 ELV Systems
The new Network Device Server from PulseWorx enables you to use UPStart with a PIM-R, over the internet, without a dedicated on-site computer. You do not need to be an IT expert, know how to forward a port, or open up a firewall! This allows for the remote management, control and access to a customer’s PulseWorx system via UPStart — eliminating the need to be on the job site.
Access or connecting to a PIM-R or other serial device at a remote location, over the internet, or LAN has never been easier. The Network Device Server employs approved, industry standard TCP-IP and telnet protocols to provide all the necessary networking functionality with a very small footprint.
PCS partnered with Systech Computer Corporation to develop a full service software solution called RAPS (Remote Access Port Server). This easy-to-use software package combined with the compact NDS hardware creates a total remote automation management solution for both residential and industrial applications — anywhere you have a network connection.
The Network Device Server, along with the RAPS configuration software allows for the management, control and access to a customer’s PulseWorx system via UPStart while eliminating the need to be on the job site.
RAPS is robust, secure, and user friendly, saving system integrators and installers time and money. It provides customers with a safe, trouble-free solution for remote automation management access with the highest degree of secure customer service available.
Setup & Configuration
By combining the Network Device Service, a serial-to-IP device, and the RAPS software, you can now gain secure access to any serial device at a remote site via the internet, while keeping your clients existing network intact.
No end-user configuration is required — simply plug the pre-configured hardware into your customer’s network and quickly gain secure access to the attached serial device through the PCS RAP Server.
PulseWorx Lighting Control System
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