Ontrol is a major System Integrator in Turkey and Eastern Europe that designs and manufactures controllers, sensors, valves and actuators to our own demanding specifications. All our products come from 50 years of experience as installers and reflect our experience and understanding of what is needed on site under demanding conditions.

Leaders in the technology powering the Internet of Things (IoT) will be convening in Dubai again this year. On November 16, Niagara Forum will provide a chance to better understand the IoT and the value inherent in harnessing its power. 

Ontrol will be exhibiting at the Niagara Forum — showcasing our advanced programmable controllers, touch-screen displays, and I/O modules.

The array of guest speakers and exhibitors will offer a glimpse into what’s possible when you make the IoT a reality for your business. A broad spectrum of IoT topics on the updated agenda will be covered throughout the day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Hotel Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach for a day of unparalleled learning and networking opportunities! If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment, please contact us.

Make sure you download the new bundle to take advantage of several bug-fixes, new features and improvements.

Here is a quick summary of important changes:

The six-day Light+Building show held in Frankfurt offered an opportunity for those companies developing Sedona Framework products to get together and explore if there was a need for a Sedona User’s Group.

Attending companies were: EasyIO from Singapore, SysMik from Germany, Global Control 5 from Poland, Ontrol from Turkey and Contemporary Controls from the U.S. Bar-Tech from Australia could not attend but submitted a proposal for a Sedona API. The discussions were lively and it was clear that Sedona was important to the companies in attendance.

More info on Contemporary Controls web-site.

Ontrol, as a sponsor, will be exhibiting in the Niagara Summit to be held in New Orleans May 15-17th. 

Niagara Summit 2016 is the premier industry showcase for connected devices and systems. Developers, programmers, building engineers and executives come together to share the latest innovations and breakthroughs, discuss business and technology trends that are shaping the Internet of Things, and learn more about advancements to the Niagara Framework®.

The Niagara Summit is all about knowledge-sharing and ideas — with forums, presentations and breakout sessions relevant to your business and your customers, now and in the future.

More info here.

Ontrol was at at Light + Building, the world's leading trade fair for building services technology, which took place in Frankfurt in March 13-18, 2016.

Ontrol has recently released a Sedona driver that enables the R-ION programmable touch screen controller to take control of DMX lighting networks. The addition of DMX to the previously available drivers (Modbus, BACnet, Dali, Belimo MP-Bus), takes the versatality of this capable controller to new levels.

DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. In recent years however, DMX compatible dimmers and modules are becoming common for home automation, and in commercial building lighting control systems.

As the DMX512 employs EIA-485 as its physical layer, the R-ION  will connect to a DMX network via its auxilliary RS485 port. The driver allows sending commands to any DMX compatible control gear. The commands can be triggered :

  • programmatically,
  • from soft-buttons on the device display
  • from supervisory system

Thanks to the universality of the Sedona™ Framework, the driver can also be run on the P-ION IP-based programmable plant controller.

Contact us for further details..

Ontrol was present in USA in two major events during June. First was the 2015 Mini Niagara Summit organized by Cochrane Supply.With over 300 attendees, the 2015 Niagara Mini Summit brought together manufacturers, integrators and end users from throughout the Midwest (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) and Canada to explore the latest solutions available to Tridium's Niagara Framework community.

Then we exhibited at the IBcon conference in San Antonio, Texas. IBcon is one of the world's most comprehensive and leading edge discussion on the next generation of smart, connected, high-performance, green, sustainable, intelligent buildings.

As always, the R-ION color touchscreen programmable controller was very popular in both events.

This year's Niagara Forum in London was a great event. With 500+ attendees representing more than 200 companies from 29 countries, it was the largest-ever gathering of the Niagara Community in Europe.

Ontrol was present as a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor. Thre was a huge amount of interest with our R-ION color touch screen room controller, as well as other products.

Here are some pics from Niagara Forum 2015...

Ontrol has built a basic driver framework that greatly simplifies communications driver development for Ontrol devices. This allows coding simple master-slave drivers in a simple way. OntrolBaseDriver provides all the mechanisms for :

  • cyclical polling
  • fast/normal/slow poll rates
  • Response time-outs and retries
  • On-change and periodical writes with maxWriteTime setting
  • Device pinging

All these are taken care of by the OntrolBaseDriver, completely independent of the protocol or even the communication medium. By extending from this, you can easily develop your own custom driver, concentrating or your protocol details only, without needing to worry about all the background processing.

This means you can easily take control of the RS485 ports on the P-ION and R-ION controllers (the same driver would work on both). A future release will also allow IP drivers.

The DALI port on the R-ION programmable touch-screen Sedona controller is now available. DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is a global IEC 62386 communications standard for intelligent light fittings.

The driver allows sending commands to any DALI compatible control gear. These include on, off, step-up, step-down etc., as well as scene select commands and direct level control.

The commands can be triggered :

  • programmatically,
  • from soft-buttons on the device display
  • from supervisory system.

The R-ION can also query Dali devices for status and actual value.

A bus power supply is already built in (13mA max), so in most single-room applications, an external Dali bus power supply is not necessary.

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