Specifier Review

Trend makes sure size matters with its new IQ422 controller

Trend Control Systems Ltd, the international Building Energy Management System (BEMS) manufacturer and supplier, has announced the latest in its industry leading IQ4 range of controllers – the IQ422. Designed for use in a wide variety of applications, it offers the smallest footprint for a 12 point universal controller and boasts multi-browser support.

The IQ422 is the second variant in Trends’ family of IQ4 main plant controllers and builds on the success of the recently launched IQ41x series. The company listened to customer requests for a flexible device and has devised a solution that utilises the popular six input/six output formation, meaning that it can be used in small to mid size applications such as primary schools and health centres, as well as larger installations such as multi-tenanted office complexes.

When it comes to the amount of room allocated for plant and controls in modern commercial buildings, product size really does matter. Wall and floor space is often limited and large controllers take up more space in electrical enclosures, meaning that larger sizes are required. With dimensions of just 116×157.5mm, the IQ422 has an incredibly small footprint that will prove invaluable where space is at a premium.

The IQ422 incorporates a number of features that simplify installation, engineering and commissioning, and is particularly suitable for energy efficient, highly distributed local control of services such as underfloor heating, natural ventilation, boiler plant, VT circuits, air handling units and air conditioning terminal units. It acts as a state-of-the-art upgrade to Trend’s IQ222 and IQ3xact products and comes in 24V and 230V variants.

Featuring IQ4 style DIN compatible casework to fit within electrical enclosures, alongside a whole host of other IQ4 style capabilities, the IQ422 has the power to support the most advanced control applications. These include web supervision using Ethernet and TCP/IP networking technologies, while XML capability is offered as standard.

The IQ422 has an open system support and integration option that will benefit IT personnel. A new style web interface facilitates the use of all popular Internet browsers including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer, and a configurable web server port offers enhanced IT acceptance. Data can also be accessed via mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, thanks to a firmware upgrade that detects what type of device the information is being accessed on and presents it in the correct format.

Graeme Rees, Product Manager at Trend, commented, ‘The IQ422 represents the next generation of our controller technology. It is designed to meet the multi-faceted demands of today’s customers, and offers features and benefits that address their requirements for better space utilisation, flexibility and cost effectiveness.’

For further information please call Trend Marketing on 01403 211888 or email marketing@trendcontrols.com or visit www.trendcontrols.com