Daikin Applied to Integrate Intel Technology in Rebel Rooftop Units to Drive
Internet of Things
Future HVAC Units to Intuitively Know When to Adjust for Occupant Comfort and
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial HVAC rooftop units are
about to move from smart to intelligent with the help of Intel technology.
With building owners having integrated smart HVAC technologies into their
systems over the last decade, more data has become available, but that data
has been underutilized. Daikin Applied (formerly Daikin McQuay) plans to use
Intel-based intelligent gateway solution to harness big data by putting that
knowledge to work in creating intelligent building systems. These systems
intuitively know, and adjust to what building occupants need for comfort and
Daikin Applied is making use of the Internet of Things (IoT) through the
integration of an Intel-based intelligent gateway solution in its existing
Rebel rooftop units. With the Intel-based intelligent gateway solution, Daikin
Applied is able to seamlessly connect Rebel units to the cloud and securely
aggregate, filter and share data. This allows Daikin Applied to help people
proactively manage the performance of their buildings and makes them aware of
HVAC issues before they happen.
"Intel was able to provide us with the integrated computing solution that we
were looking for," said Kevin Facinelli, executive vice president at Daikin
Applied. "They offer a scalable roadmap and compatibility across Intel
platforms along with McAfee and Wind River. With Intel inside our Rebel units,
Daikin Applied intends to continue pushing the limits in achieving energy
efficiency and advancing HVAC technologies. The type of information available
to building owners as a result is exciting. It will power even greater
performance in their HVAC systems."
"Intel is working to accelerate the Internet of Things by driving intelligence
into devices and gateways to unlock the data from the device to help uncover
actionable information and improve business processes," said Ton Steenman,
vice president and general manager of Intel's Intelligent Systems Group.
"Intel has been working closely with Daikin Applied as they prepare to deploy
Intel-based intelligent gateways to help increase energy efficiency in their
existing systems while developing new business models and service offerings."
Rebel is already one of the most energy efficient rooftop units on the market
and the first to meet the Department of Energy's Rooftop Unit Challenge;
saving commercial building owners up to 60 to 70 percent on HVAC energy costs
over traditional rooftop units. With the combination of Daikin Applied and
Intel technology, building owners will have access to maintenance and
operations intelligence that Daikin Applied anticipates will transform the
industry's expectations of what sustainability and performance look like in
At the maintenance level, the solution will predict faults such as fan or
motor failures and will alert users when filters need to be changed based on
usage not time. At the operations level, the system can sync with the weather
forecast to adjust for changing climates before it happens. It can provide
access and insights into a building's Energy Star Ratings as well as
comparable buildings in its area. It will provide users with financial
summaries of their energy savings and equipment payback; measure and
automatically adjust for building comfort based on building users profiles;
and give users direct access to its level of power usage as well as its CO2
use to provide a more accurate view of the carbon footprint.
The Rebel rooftop units are manufactured in the USA at Daikin Applied's
manufacturing facility located in Faribault, Minn. For more information about
Daikin Applied, visit: www.DaikinApplied.com.
About Daikin Applied
Daikin Applied, a member of Daikin Industries, Ltd, manufactures
technologically advanced commercial HVAC systems that customers from around
the world can trust to advance their needs for performance, reliability and
energy efficiency. The people at Daikin Applied apply their expertise to
creatively move HVAC technologies forward. Daikin Applied products and
services are sold through a global network of dedicated sales, service and
parts offices. For more information or the name of your local Daikin Applied
representative, call 800-432-1342, or visit www.DaikinApplied.com.
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd. is a Fortune 1000 company with 2013 revenues in excess
of $18 billion and more than 51,000 employees worldwide, making it the largest
HVAC manufacturer in the world. Daikin is engaged primarily in the
development, manufacture, sales and aftermarket support of heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) equipment,
refrigerants and other chemicals, as well as oil hydraulic products. Daikin
was named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes magazine and
one of the 100 most sustainable corporations for three years in a row by
Corporate Knights, Inc. For more information, visit www.daikin.com .
Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and
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