Press Release   January 8, 2019

Reliable Controls® Releases RC-Hospitality®

Victoria, BC, Canada – Reliable Controls is pleased to announce the release of RC-Hospitality, a simple, flexible, and sustainable guest-room integration solution. RC-Hospitality automatically assigns the HVAC/lighting occupancy setting for any room upon guest check-in, enabling the MACH-System to improve guest-room comfort and operational efficiency, while delivering analytics for the entire facility. Features of RC-Hospitality include:

Property Management System Integration

  • Provides custom integration into OPERA Property Management Systems (PMS).
  • Networks into existing PMS using TCP/IP (Ethernet).
  • Accommodates up to 2,000 rooms.

Set and Forget Configuration

  • Provides an easy-to-configure scope, which involves simply editing files using Notepad.
  • Allows for configurable network information, room identifiers, and BACnet® address of the Network Interface Card (NIC).

Intuitive Interface

  • Includes main window containing Menu Bar, Room List, Log List, and Status Bar.
  • Includes Menu Bar containing the Exit, View, Help, PMS connection status, and language.
  • Includes a Room List screen, which shows the current configuration of rooms and their occupancy status according to the PMS.
  • Shows the BACnet Object Properties for each room, in addition to the communication status of the BACnet device controlling the room.
  • Shows a Log List screen with a running history of significant events that have occurred.
  • Shows a Status Bar at the bottom of the interface, which displays the copyright notice and current version of BACdoc file.
  • Supports multiple languages.

BACnet Protocol

  • Supports the international standard BACnet protocol (ISO16484-7 and ANSI/ASHRAE 135-2012).
  • Integrates into existing BACnet HVAC and lighting controllers using BACnet/IP (B/IP).
  • Supports writing room status to a variety of BACnet objects.

Flexible Functions

Includes a View Menu with access to the following flexible functions:

  • Clear Log List, which allows you to clear all messages from the Log List.
  • Test Communications, which sends a signal to each room’s configured BACnet device and displays the results of the test in the Log List.
  • Force Update, which sends an immediate update to all occupancy object values.
  • Show OPERA Messages, which toggles the visibility of PMS messages in the Log List.
  • Resynchronize Room Status, which forces RC-Hospitality to request the status of all rooms for the PMS.

With RC-Hospitality and the MACH-System, integrating guest-room control, saving energy, and demonstrating greenhouse gas reductions has never been easier.

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