New PanL hardware for controlling smart devices

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Bridgetek has extended the capabilities of its PanL home automation connectivity platform - with the release of the PanL Relay.

This latest unit is intended to bring greater functionality to installed systems, with the aim of heightened levels of comfort. It serves as a means to deliver smart switching capabilities, via one of the system’s PanL HMI touch displays.

By incorporating PanL Relays in home automation implementations, users will now be able to activate or deactivate domestic appliances (such as washing machines, microwave ovens, dishwashers, toasters, rice cookers, kettles, etc.) and other items of electrical equipment (like fans, lamps and outdoor heaters).

Contained within a compact, low-profile enclosure (measuring 145.7mm x 96.7mm x 29.50mm), the Bridgetek PanL Relays contain sophisticated electronic technology. Each one features a high-performance, 100MHz-rated, 32-bit FT903 RISC microcontroller unit (MCU).

In addition, there are 4 standard electro-mechanical relays for conventional control requirements, plus another 4 solid-state relays which are suitable for controlling higher power electrical devices. All of these relays have their own corresponding status indicators, so that users can see what is being controlled.

PanL Relay units can be powered off a 16V to 24V DC supply. They connect directly to the Bridgetek PanL Hub, which lies at the centre of the home automation system, via their RS485 interfaces. For large-scale implementations where more capacity is required (such as residential complexes or office buildings), it is possible to daisy chain multiple units together.

All PanL-related hardware from Bridgetek are fully CE and FCC compliant.