a provider of centrally managed solutions for integrated energy management, networking, building automation and proactive support services, announces the addition of four new PLC patents. The PLC patents reflect Telkonet's development of networking methods, using powerline communications technology (PLC) in commercial and residential multi-dwelling (MDU) properties. Telkonet has also received a patent for its advanced thermostat design, incorporated within the leading edge Telkonet SmartEnergy in-room, occupancy-driven energy management system, which reduces HVAC costs by eliminating wasted heating and cooling of vacant rooms.
Integrated into the Telkonet iWire System and the Telkonet Series 5 products, Telkonet's latest PLC patents involve delivering optimum performance with consistent signal levels and fast network speeds, providing effective ways to couple the PLC signal into multiple electrical panels and 3-phase meter banks respectively. Telkonet's patented PLC systems convert a site's existing internal electrical infrastructure into an IP network backbone, without requiring CAT-5 wiring, reducing costs and installation time.
Telkonet SmartEnergy realizes tangible energy savings by deploying Telkonet Energy Management Occupancy Sensors with smart, programmable Telkonet Energy Management Thermostats or Telkonet Energy Management Controllers, to adjust and maintain a room's temperature according to occupancy, and avoiding any unnecessary heating or cooling of vacant rooms. Additionally, the system reduces the run-time for heating, ventilation and cooling equipment, decreasing maintenance overheads and extending the equipment's working life.