Schneider Electric0 Wiser home control integrates home network, telecommunication and multimedia applications, including lighting and scene control, multi-room audio, home theater, HVAC, power monitoring and security for active energy management. The Wiser home management system consists of In-Home Display, Internet Gateway, Smart Thermostats, Smart Plug and Load Control. Its applications include residential and small business.
The e-home solution is designed for homeowners to reduce or shift energy use during peak times. With energy usage information, consumers can manage, control and reduce energy costs efficiently. Schneider Electric boasts its open and standardized platform for easy maintenance and installation in comparison with its competitors.
Wiser Internet Gateway enables communication and control without the need for a utility AMI system. Wiser In-Home Display lets homeowners to monitor and control home energy use easily through informative displays. Its color changing screens alerts users of changes in home energy use to further save electricity fee. It can work with Wiser Smart Thermostat and Wiser Load Control devices to remotely control thermostats and set simple timer functions in load control devices. Wiser Load Control can be used for remote monitoring and management of HVAC compressors, water heaters, pool pumps, and other power circuits. Wiser Smart Plug, for indoor use, manages electricity use of lamps and small appliances up to 15A 120 VAC 60hz. The device can also be used as a repeater.
The company indicated that the integration of Building information modeling (BIM) is an important trend for future design, construction, and management of buildings. It helps to save time and cost before construction and also for building management.