See the magic of integration with CentraLine’s Merlin NX

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CentraLine by Honeywell has launched the Merlin NX, a programmable Niagara 4 BACnet MS/TP room controller that enables integrated room management and offers application engineering and installation benefits.

Being freely programmable, Merlin NX can work with most applications, from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), to lighting and shading. It can communicate energy demands to the plant control level, optimising not only energy use for cooling and heating but also overall energy efficiency.

Using CentraLine’s Niagara eXtended (NX), the room controller is part of the Single-Tool-Engineering throughout the building management system, thereby also offering consistent and flexible handling options for the building operator – from room and plant control to supervisor level and even cloud-managed solutions.

Single-Tool-Engineering through NX applies throughout the whole building management system (BMS), seamlessly integrating room control strategies. Offline engineering minimises the time spent on engineering at the project site. The controls engineer can prepare everything in the office, saving time on the construction site and enabling the entire project to be handled efficiently.

With common control strategies across HVAC, lighting and shading, Merlin NX ensures the top-level classification A of the EN 15232 standard and helps to meet EU CO2 reduction targets. The use of state-of-the-art function blocks enables both efficient engineering as well as maximum energy savings.

The function block “shading”, for example, supports height and slat angle positioning. It has inputs for emergency signals (e.g., strong wind), manual settings, and application-specific settings (freely programmable). With all relevant information included in the function block, application engineers do not need to know all the details regarding the sunblind positioning. They can focus on customer specific application logic like activating the blind for solar heating if a room is unoccupied.

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