Automation systems developer, BitWise Controls, is featuring its suite of home automation products at ISE 2014. The BitWise controllers line up will include the top-end BC1, a powerful unit capable of handling a multitude of automation tasks for residential or commercial applications to control audio/video, lighting, HVAC, shades, security systems and more; the BC2, a midsized chassis version of the BC1; and the BC4, which caters to single-room systems and expansion projects. Each device can be controlled by the BitWise Room Remote, which is making its international debut at ISE 2014, or by iOS and Android devices via fully customisable graphic user interfaces (GUIs).
The top-end BC1 features a built-in astronomical clock that provides event scheduling based on the time of day, sunrise or sunset, and includes eight IR ports (routable and attenuable), four SPDT relays, analogue or digital signal sensing capabilities as well as customisable email notifications and two USB ports allow for future expansion.
The BC2, meanwhile, features four IR ports (routable and attenuable), two SPDT relays, and analogue or digital capabilities.It’s suitable for most any residential or commercial automation application, in particular those that have fewer devices to control. Two USB ports allow for expansion, and like the BC1, email notifications can be customised.
Finally, the BC4 can be used independently or in conjunction with BC1 or BC2 Automation Controllers. It offers one RS232 port, four IR ports plus a built-in blaster, two SPDT relays, and two-way interaction for a single device is supported via a serial or network connection.
According to the company, nearly everything from theaters, lighting, HVAC, shading systems, and more can be accessed from any BitWise controller or user interface on the network. The onboard relays and signal sensing ports allow interaction with mechanical devices as well, and two-way interaction with serial and networked devices is supported.