• Remote control function for end customers
  • Also diagnosis and remote maintenance function for fitters in future
  • Retrofitable for existing Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning units as well
  • Efficiency indicator shows efficiency during operation
  • Also available with heat pumps in future

Nuremberg / Ratingen, 9 October 2012 - Mitsubishi Electric presented a new retrofita-ble WiFi adapter for the remote control of its air conditioning units using smartphones, laptops and computers at Chillventa 2012. The adapter is on the one hand intended for users to remotely control the air conditioning technology. On the hand, it can also be used for diagnosis purposes and remote maintenance by fitters in future. The Ratingen-based company’s software then provides the fitter with comprehensive data on the system’s operation, which can be used for possible fault analysis.

With our new air conditioning units, this adapter can already be ordered under optional accessories from April 2013. However, a separate kit is also available for older, existing Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning technology, which can be easily retrofitted using an existing interface,” Lars Brunken, Head of Sales Germany, Mitsubishi Electric, Living Environment Systems, describes the product. “At the moment only our air conditioning units in the air-to-air segment benefit from this impressive upgrade, but in future we will also be able to offer a similar function for the air-to-water segment as well, including our heat pump series.”

The app function is free for end customers. If remote control is to take place via the web, simple registration on a Mitsubishi Electric server is required beforehand for security reasons. “Besides the applications already mentioned and the control of air conditioning technology in your own building anywhere in the world, alarm functions can also be set among other things, for example if an air conditioning unit is being used for basic heating in a holiday home and there are signs of possible operating faults as a result of system parameters,” explains Brunken.

In addition, the software can simply and clearly display whether the current settings on the air conditioning unit enable economic operation using an efficiency indicator. “The user can then visually see what degree of efficiency can be expected with the respective settings on the air conditioning unit in the corresponding mode at the end or the month or year,” says Brunken.

This function will also particularly reliably show what impact any modifications in opera-tional parameters have on energy costs from 2013 with the company’s heat pumps as well. “The user will therefore get a better feeling for which settings produce inefficient operation and the associated avoidable high energy costs,” concludes Brunken.