IQRF as the cutting edge wireless technology provides complete solutions in a variety of fields such as telemetry, lighting, industrial automation, and intelligent buildings worldwide. Combining all the possibilities of the technology in one complex solution is well demonstrated in a building automation. The perfect example of wireless building automation is, of course, the Research and Technology Center MICRORISC in the Czech Republic.
Around 60 RGB LED lights are installed in the big meeting room of the MICRORISC headquarters. Thanks to the IQRF wireless communication, lights could be controlled separately, in groups or all together. Level of each color could be set up so every light provides 343 different colors. Mesh routing of IQRF technology can be demonstrated with these lights as well.
There are 72 blinders installed on the building. The blinders are controlled by a central unit so every day at 7 am the blinders go up and at 7 pm they go down automatically. Moreover, IQRF technology offers using "subnetworks" so the blinders could be controlled locally with a standard wall switcher as well. An important feature is that thanks to the subnetworks there is basically no delay when controlling the blinders from the switcher.
Thanks to the installation of energy-efficient lighting and sunblinds, the operating costs of the building has been reduced by several percents. The solution not only saves electricity but also saves costs for heating or air conditioning indoors. Blinders prevent sunshine penetration and temperature rise in the interior, so employees can maintain a comfortable working environment in their office. In winter, however, the blinders prevent excessing the heat from the building at night. At the same time, the IQRF wireless technology allows you to monitor the properties of the light points and the aperture, so you can prevent any malfunctions that have not yet occurred. Thanks to the MESH topology, IQRF works reliably even in the most demanding conditions around the world.