Control R

    Control R is a module within the eibPort displaying the actual status of particular rooms graphically and to control these rooms. Possible use for this module are buildings with an uniform structure f.i.schools, seminar rooms or hotels.

    The control R module is part of the eibPort visualization editor. All settings will be made using a configuration mask
    of its own. After successful configuration the eibPort calculates all required times for switching in advance.
    To enable the eibPort to do this calculation is necessary to install the license for the Control R Modul.
    The license is directly linked with the serial number of the eibPort.

    • releases the „generate data“ functionality within the Control R Modul.

    CONTROL R IN USE: Networked building stock in the city of Ahaus+

    Project: Automation of public buildings

    Customer: City of Ahaus

    Project management: Stefan Hilgemann, Technical facility / Energy management


    German municipality networks its buildings and saves EUR 1.2 million in energy costs

    Clever building management pays off: The city of Ahaus connects light, heating and air conditioning in its buildings. KNX and EIBPORT are used here. This has had a particularly positive effect on energy consumption.

    Modern building management and resource-conserving action is not only reserved for large companies: Thanks to modern technology, this can also be sensibly retrofitted in existing buildings. The city administration in Ahaus in Westphalia proves this. The medium-sized town with 39,630 inhabitants near the border to the Netherlands is exemplary here. As the home of a well-known German technology company, Ahaus is perhaps closer to the technical possibilities and the sensible use of information technology and telecommunications than some large cities.

    It is not so surprising that Stefan Hilgemann, technical employee of the department of real estate management - building construction department of the city of Ahaus - presents the building automation of the Kulturquadrat with music school and the city hall and a primary school with a certain portion of pride. Step by step, whenever renovation was required, the conventional building technology was replaced by modern, smart technology and individual technology islands were networked with the overall system.

    KNX networked pays off for the city of Ahaus

    The system of choice is the world standard KNX.Stefan Hilgemann would like to network even more, for example integrate all heating systems into the comprehensive control system. This pays off in the short term, but unfortunately some manufacturers refuse the integration with reference to the warranty. And unfortunately not (yet) every manufacturer of boilers offers a necessary KNX interface. Specialized stand-alone systems do not necessarily have to deliver better results, comparative measurements prove.

    „After the warranty has expired, we gradually integrate all systems into our overall control system. Thus we have a meaningful before and after comparison of the consumption values. In future, only products from manufacturers will be used that can be integrated into our overall solution," Stephan Hilgemann sums up.

    The success of the integration into the KNX system pays off for the city of Ahaus in euros and cents. School rooms and concert halls are used in time windows and must therefore be managed intelligently. Pure individual room temperature control is not effective because the time component is missing. Ahaus relies on the "EIBPORT" and the "FACILITYMASTER" of the manufacturer Bab-Technologie in combination with the room occupancy plan software "CONTROL R". With the extensive and proven software, the entire installation of the buildings can be clearly visualized and controlled easily and safely. Thanks to IP networking, if necessary also by smartphone via the Internet with VPN SSL or the manufacturer's own BAB SECURE LINK.

    Optimal for room climate and cost operation

    The so-called culture square connects the old building with the new building, music school, adult education centre and town hall. In other words, buildings with very different building structures and uses. The buildings can also be air-conditioned in a conventional way. However, this is not energy-efficient, because independent systems often work against each other rather than with each other. Users have little or no influence. It's different in Ahaus. The intelligently networked systems can be operated optimally for the room climate and costs in any situation.

    Special rules apply to a music school. In addition to practice rooms with climate-sensitive instruments, there are halls with audience and stage technology. Stage lights are usually operated via DMX, the hall lighting via KNX. The communication between DMX and KNX was realized via the "DUODMX GATEWAY" from Bab-Technologie. Here, too, integration took place for the operator. All lighting is controlled via a screen: with the aid of the "DUO DMX GATEWAY" and a touch panel PC, lighting is controlled via a central visualisation system. The user does not need to know which luminaire is operated via which bus.

    Movement detectors versatile used

    Musical instruments are values. The music school and other buildings in the Kulturquadrat use the building sensors to detect break-ins. Motion detectors, which are actually intended for light, heating and ventilation, report possible break-ins when the building is closed. The building signals the intruder that he has been detected. The police are informed about a chain of reports. The KNX-based burglar alarm system is not a standard-compliant alarm system, but has already proven itself in practice.

    The Pestalozzi school is a primary school within walking distance of the culture square. It is generally known that the CO2 content of the air breathed affects the concentration of teachers and students. The harmful effect of the gas lies primarily in the displacement of oxygen. Since CO2 is heavier than air, it is particularly harmful near the ground. Sitting students are therefore more affected than standing teachers.
    A concentration of 1.5 percent increases the human respiratory volume by at least 40 percent. Already at five percent of a concentration of CO2, humans react with dizziness and headaches. In the Pestalozzi school in Ahaus, the CO2 content in the classrooms is measured and, if necessary, a retrofitted ventilation system is switched into the window frame. How modern technology supports students and teachers.

    Set to automation for each renovation

    When new buildings are planned and erected, building automation is easy to implement. It is more difficult when it comes to existing buildings. Ahaus is consistently pursuing the path of using automation for every renovation and introducing the "Ahauser Building Standard", KNX and EIBPORT. Everywhere basically the same hardware and the same software is used with the goal that the observation and operation looks the same everywhere and can be operated easily and without additional training.

    This reduces the effort for the caretakers and practically excludes operating errors even for strangers. The overview screen provides all relevant information at a glance. Since the main switches and setpoint specifications are shown here, it is very easy to drive such a building complex economically and thus protect city bags and the environment. The energy report, because Stefan Hilgemann presents impressive figures.
    The successes in climate-adjusted heating energy consumption are most obvious. This fell from 10.4 million kilowatt hours to 8.8 million kilowatt hours between 2005 and 31 December 2016. This corresponds to total savings of 21.1 million kilowatt hours of fossil fuels and EUR 1.2 million since 2005. The actual savings would be even higher, as new heated surfaces are constantly being added. Preventive action was taken in Ahaus by intelligent control of the cost spiral.

    Art.-No. and Advertisement+

    20562 - CONTROL R - Ausschreibungstexte DE txt doc rtf

    20562 - CONTROL R - Advertisement EN txt doc rtf













    Additional software

    • Belegungsplanrechner DE / Room allocation plan calculator EN