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Thread: Have you used Innovex controls
01-09-2007, 05:51 PM #1Professional Member*
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Have you used Innovex controls
Anyone using the Innovex Iworks products? I have done a couple of small retrofit jobs lately. I used the VAV 1 modules and DTM stats. No network just stand alone.
I am wondering now what the reliability will be.
01-10-2007, 12:24 PM #2
We have a small job with this installed. If I remember correctly, there are a number of RTUs, with lighting and access control modules all networked together with a LCI. This was installed before the line changed hands a few times. Innovex bought back the line and made some improvements to it recently. The stuff uses LON for the network, however its not Lonmark so only Innovex controls on the network. As long as you follow the guidelines for LON installation it works great. The stuff is cheap, easy to setup, and install. The program is canned and not freely programable. They now seem to have modules that cover just about every app in their target market. Its main market is small businesses and retail.
01-10-2007, 02:22 PM #3
Remember this is a canned system, only good for specific applications.
Their devices have improved especially LCI .
Non DTM sensors, use a the same 2 wires as the temperature for setpoint control, so they are actually tricking the controller to think the room is hotter or colder than it really is.
If it does not matter to you that you only can buy modules and software from innovex, then it is an okay system for smaller jobs with typical requirements.
01-11-2007, 07:16 PM #4Professional Member*
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Thanks for the information.
I found the controls to be ok but nothing special. I will have to rethink using them due to the inability to interface with other brands.
Being held hostage my a control manufacturer three years down the road is exactly what I want to avoid.
01-11-2007, 11:17 PM #5
>I found the controls to be ok but nothing special.
Again keep in mind the market, small buildings and small budgets. It’s a step above the programmable t-stats you would typically see in such a building, and priced accordingly.
What they have going for them is a fairly complete control package that’s easy to install. Temp, lighting, and access control all with remote / web access. That said, you will be locked into them for the main components. The people that would eat it up will be small-medium sized mechanical contractors looking to enter controls market.