Janus Technology, provider of technology integration software and support services for the smart home sector, has agreed a strategic partnership with home automation designer and manufacturer, Polar Bear Design.

This partnership will see both companies working together to offer integrators, M&E consultants and property developers integrated environmental control and energy management solutions without requiring the specification or installation of a full Building Management System (BMS).

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Polar Bear Design,” comments Richard Caton, Managing Director at Janus Technology. “Our joint approach will make it easier for clients, consultants and integrators to bring advanced building control into their projects as well as seamlessly integrate with audio-visual and lighting control systems on a development. Our solutions will provide data collection for energy monitoring, HVAC control and visualisation of building performance to allow actionable insights. It will save significant costs and project time for clients without compromising on system functionality, in fact, enhancing it for the benefit of all building occupiers.”

“Our products are designed to give clients a simple and intuitive way of controlling their environment, whilst making life easier for integrators with a simplified system design and project cost-optimisation,” adds Justin Wells, Owner of Polar Bear Design. “Working with the team at Janus, and their expertise and know-how in supporting integrators to bring HVAC control into their projects, makes this a great fit for both companies.”

As part of this agreement, Janus Technology will supply the Zentium Pro Thermostat from Polar Bear to its customers. This dual zone thermostat allows control over heating and cooling via its simple digital crown. The thermostat can be used as a stand-alone device or coupled with a Control4 system to provide sophisticated HVAC control, without the need for additional building control technology. It supports direct control of complex two-pipe and other air-conditioning systems. The Zentium Pro Thermostat can also be integrated with intelligent lighting control keypads, such as, Lutron or Crestron for a premium quality in-room keypad finish.

Further details on cost-saving control innovations from Janus and Polar Bear together with additional third-party integration announcements will follow.   

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