Need to monitor legacy HVAC equipment? These BMS modules integrate into existing systems for web-based monitoring, leak detection

by Brianna Crandall — February 15, 2019 — RLE Technologies, a US-based provider of web-based monitoring solutions and leak detection systems for mission-critical facilities, has added a new line of panel-mount monitoring devices designed specifically for system integration. These new building management system (BMS) modules use protocols to communicate directly with any Modbus RTU or BACnet MS/TP system.

Three rectangular BMS modules from RLE

These new building management system (BMS) modules use protocols to communicate directly with any Modbus RTU or BACnet MS/TP system. Image courtesy RLE

RLE’s Senior Firmware Engineer Ryan Clemens stated:

When we developed the BMS products, our main goal was to make them as simple and straightforward as possible. For customers who would like to monitor legacy equipment or other equipment not designed with BMS systems in mind, we’ve designed a new line of products that easily integrate into an RS-485 based BACnet or Modbus trunk.

With no user interface or separate software required, these modules make RLE’s sensor technology readily accessible and seamlessly integrable for a new segment of customers, says the company.

Jeremy Swanner, president, RLE Technologies, remarked:

We understand how valuable that BMS “single pane of glass” view is to our customers. These new products work behind the scenes to expand the capabilities of that BMS framework they’re already comfortable with.

All three new products are in stock and ready to ship.

  • BMS-WiNG – Integrate up to 50 WiNG sensors monitoring a variety of conditions including temperature, humidity, differential pressure, and airflow. Available in 900MHz and 868MHz configurations for domestic and international installations.
  • BMS-LD3Z – Protect a facility from costly water damage with three zones of RLE’s patented leak detection. The BMS-LD3Z continuously monitors sensing cable for leaks, breaks, and disconnects, and sends an alarm when one is detected.
  • BMS-1WIRE – Quickly add up to eight plug-and-play wired temperature or temperature/humidity sensors. RLE’s 1-wire sensors are a cost-effective way to monitor for overheating or excessive humidity conditions in equipment that you otherwise would not be able to monitor with a BMS.

For more information about the BMS modules, visit RLE’s System Integration Products webpage. RLE Technologies is the global provider of Triad raised floor and airflow products, SeaHawk leak detection, Falcon facility monitoring, and Raptor system integration products. The company has provided wired and wireless monitoring systems for more than 35 years, and over 16 million feet of its leak detection cable is installed in facilities worldwide.