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Bridgetek extends scope of home automation platform
- April 28, 2020
Singapore-based Bridgetek has extended the scope of its PanL home automation connectivity platform with PanL Relay to bring more functionality to installed systems.
It serves as a means to deliver smart switching capabilities, via one of the system’s PanL HMI touch displays. Incorporating PanL Relays in home automation systems gives users the ability to activate or deactivate domestic appliances such as washing machines, microwave ovens, dishwashers, toasters, rice cookers and kettles and other items of electrical equipment such as fans, lamps and outdoor heaters.
Contained within a 145.7 by 96.7 by 29.50mm enclosure, each relay has a 100MHz-rated, 32bit FT903 RISC microcontroller. In addition, there are four standard electro-mechanical relays for conventional control requirements, plus another four solid-state relays that are suitable for controlling higher power electrical devices. All these relays have their own corresponding status indicators, so users can see what is being controlled.
The units can be powered from a 16 to 24V DC supply. They connect directly to the Bridgetek PanL Hub, which lies at the centre of the home automation system, via their RS485 interfaces. For large-scale implementations where more capacity is required such as residential complexes or office buildings, it is possible to daisy chain multiple units together.
These units are CE and FCC compliant.
Founded in 2016, Bridgetek supplies ICs and board level products. The company’s Eve embedded video engine graphic controller ICs each integrate display, audio and touch functionality onto a single chip, thereby reducing the time and costs associated with developing human-machine interfaces.