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The new GEZE Cockpit building automation system

The new GEZE building automation system makes buildings really smart, in that they are completely networked, safe, energy-saving, and efficient. The unique, interdisciplinary networking of GEZE's door and window technology, using smart software and open interfaces, fills a gap. The central visualisation, operation and monitoring of automated GEZE products opens up new possibilities for operators and planners in building automation. GEZE Cockpit can be used as a stand-alone building automation system, or be integrated into a higher-ranking building control system.

Networked and smart doors and windows
GEZE Cockpit for the first time enables the full intelligence of GEZE products – i.e. all available control options and status information – to be integrated into the building automation system. From now on, they can be controlled and monitored with the highest degree of precision. One example of this is the seasonal setting an automated door's opening width, or a window opening and closing according to the external temperature, in interaction with weather stations and heating systems.

Door and window scenarios – automatically the right response
Individual scenarios can be saved in GEZE Cockpit, so that doors and windows are automatically opened and closed or doors locked. This is triggered either by time or by a specific event. Networking with GEZE Cockpit also allows doors to be monitored and operated, the mode of operation to be changed, and the specific release of escape routes or intelligent smoke and heat extraction to be managed remotely. Time-consuming checks by staff are eliminated because the status of the individual components is fed back. Deviant conduct, alarm and error messages can be easily identified and countermeasures can be taken as required.

Ventilation scenarios ensure interdisciplinary interaction between product groups, creating an optimal indoor climate. Integrated in GEZE Cockpit, the façade technology responds to changing climatic conditions. Windows close according to the external temperature, rain and wind, or open depending on the room temperature and air quality. Time-controlled ventilation scenarios in office buildings enable natural, energy-saving night-time back cooling, or individual rooms to be ventilated for meetings.

Operation with any IP-enabled device
GEZE Cockpit is operated with a browser-based software. Depending on the use, three different applications are used, which cover various demands within a building. Whichever software configuration is implemented, the comprehensive package of GEZE Cockpit commissioning and installation services is always included. Any IP-enabled device – be it a PC, tablet, smartphone or touch panel – can be used to access and deal with information from the system. Up to 62 GEZE products based on a BACnet IP can be networked with any GEZE Cockpit system. Automatic door systems, emergency exit route and emergency exit protection systems, hold-open systems, electric strikes, motor locks, window and window groups. Data exchange between GEZE Cockpit and the integrated doors and windows takes place via the IO 420 BACnet interface module.

Meet all of your targets with GEZE Cockpit
Using the same hardware and software, GEZE offers various ways of connecting GEZE products based on a BACnet IP to all common building automation systems.

Integration into the building management system
In the "integration solution", GEZE Cockpit functions as a smart router for connecting GEZE products to the higher-ranking building management system. All relevant data points of the connected products are made available to the building management system for further processing in cross-functional and interdisciplinary scenarios. After assessing the requirements using specific applications within a building, GEZE establishes partnerships with leading building management system providers at an early stage of the planning and project development cycle. GEZE products can therefore be quickly and easily connected, and are “plug & play” compatible, so that innovative and interdisciplinary solutions can be created. The building operator can be certain that the wide range of functions of the GEZE products are perfectly integrated in the building management system. Interfaces are minimised, and functions are centralised. GEZE also supports the "integration solution" following the planning stage, advises clients and specialist planners, assists with the connection and configuration of GEZE networking components and products, as well as with networking and connection thereof to the building management system, and the installation and commissioning stages, the training of authorised users, and maintenance during operation.

Independent solution
In the "stand-alone solution", GEZE Cockpit is used for existing door, window and safety technology applications in which less extensive building automation is sufficient, e.g. in small to medium projects. As well as the integration option, GEZE Cockpit offers its own operator and user interface. All integrated GEZE components can therefore be monitored and controlled from any location and centrally, using a web-based browser interface. Naturally, GEZE also offers a carefree package, covering everything from planning, realisation and technical implementation, to operation and maintenance.

The best of both worlds
If a more comprehensive building automation system is to be used, the integration and the stand-alone solutions are both compatible. GEZE Cockpit can remain unchanged in the building, and is simply connected to the building management system by means of extended software functionalities.

Innovation partnerships
As an innovation partner, GEZE is open to common product developments with building management system manufacturers for the integration of completely new building automation applications across manufacturing and functional boundaries. This is made possible by the open communication standard BACnet as the basis for previously unknown integration issues.