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What is the Central Control Unit and What Does It Do?

By Matt Blount on Feb 20, 2019 12:04:54 PM

Why is the Central Control Unit So Important?

Every 75F building implementation must have at least one Central Control Unit (CCU). The CCU is critical to the value of data aggregation and cloud computing that 75F provides. The CCU is the front-end of the system on-site, serving as a wireless gateway to the cloud. The CCU is a removable tablet with wireless communications. It replaces a standard thermostat and easily installs, connecting to low-voltage relay contacts that activate the equipment’s heating, cooling and fan signals. The CCU provides a primary user interface for building management including mobile pairing, configuration and settings, zone status, schedules, sensor input graphs and much more.  

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How Can Class B Buildings Get Smarter?

By Sarah Baker on Oct 17, 2018 7:52:14 AM

Could your office building be described as… average? Maybe it doesn’t have a fountain in the lobby, or a view of the ocean – but you have four solid walls, a non-leaking roof, and only a few drafty cubicles. Have you ever tried to make your building work with an HVAC hack? Maybe you even taped a piece of cardboard over the vent to manage the airflow. That would be pretty clever of you, MacGyver.

So, if your office building is around 10-20 years old, has some wear and tear, but is generally in good shape, you probably have a Class B building. This is good news. Investors tend to target these buildings since, with a few upgrades, they can easily become Class B+ and compete readily with Class A properties. One of those upgrades is making your Class B smart – and it’s probably easier than you think.

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Daikin & 75F Share Story of Accelerated Innovation via Corporate-Startup Partnership at Twin Cities Startup Week

By Ben Wallace on Oct 15, 2018 5:42:02 PM

Daikin is the largest global HVAC equipment manufacturer. Daikin Applied Americas, headquartered in Plymouth, MN, is taking creative measures to accelerate innovation and growth for the brand in the U.S. One key step is partnering with MN-based 75F to leverage the company's cloud-based building automation solutions, as the companies shared in a Twin Cities Startup Week  (#TCSW18 ) panel on Friday.

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How Smart Building Systems Help to Monitor, Control and Manage Multiple Buildings

By John Nye on Sep 19, 2018 12:59:52 PM

Looking for a little help controlling multiple buildings at once? You're not alone. When several of your buildings don't even share the same zip code, it can be quite challenging, especially if they do not share the same exact BAS and HVAC systems. 

However, smart building technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are making multi-site management easier than ever with the use of building automation solutions and cloud computing. And, even with different building and equipment types, you can gain data, visibility, insights and controls to improve both building performance and your site portfolio management. Take a look at how smart building technology can help you manage multiple buildings at once!

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Introducing the 75F® Smart Node™ Equipment Controller with Software-defined Flexibility

By Ben Wallace on Jan 18, 2018 2:14:54 PM

The 75F® Smart Node™ terminal equipment controller enables flexible building automation with software-defined benefits. The Smart Node™ is  a first-of-its-kind product design combining onboard OLED display, eleven I/O interface ports, daisy-chained 24V power, wireless-mesh networking, and software-defined hardware capabilities. The Smart Node is part of 75F’s vertically-integrated suite of smart building products for HVAC and lighting automation, delivering energy-efficiency, indoor air quality and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.

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