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Emerson Climate Technologies Introduces New Facility Control Platform for Small Format Retail Facilities

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Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions Inc., a business of Emerson, introduces Site Supervisor, a simple, powerful facility control platform to optimize HVAC, refrigeration, lighting and other critical equipment. Site Supervisor is the newest in Emerson’s product portfolio of facility management solutions. The first release of Site Supervisor includes units for use in convenience stores, pharmacies, chained foodservice, mixed retail and commercial buildings.

When connected to major building systems and equipment, Site Supervisor controls conditions and provides status. Settings are easily adjustable to maximize performance while collecting and analyzing data. If conditions change or systems operate outside of normal parameters, priority alerts are generated for simple recognition that action may be needed. With these insights, store managers can quickly respond to potential system issues that could impact the customer experience and food safety. Retailers can easily navigate the Site Supervisor platform through a simple, intuitive user interface on a wall-mounted display, PC or mobile devices. Facility data can be securely accessed locally, on a network or through the Emerson cloud.

“It can be challenging for small format retailers to provide fresh, quality food while balancing energy use and shopper comfort,” said Reggie O’Donoghue, director of product management for Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions. “Site Supervisor offers the visibility and control retailers need to optimize facility systems and store equipment that impact the shopper experience -- from refrigeration and lighting to heating and cooling.”

Optimized for small format retail stores, Site Supervisor provides store managers with local access to easily view current facility conditions. Enterprise-level visibility is also offered for corporate sites and service technicians to remotely monitor and quickly make changes to optimize operations. When needed, authorized users can easily override key functions, such as adjusting lighting system schedules.

Retailers can seamlessly connect Site Supervisor with Emerson’s ProAct™ Services for a complete enterprise-wide solution. ProAct Services offer around-the-clock remote monitoring for visibility and control across an entire chain of stores. Insights from real-time facility data can be leveraged to diagnose alarms, resolve problems and maintain systems. HVAC, refrigeration and lighting settings can be automatically monitored across a chain, reducing costs and errors associated with manual intervention at individual sites. With ProAct Services, many issues can be resolved remotely from one central location, decreasing unnecessary service calls and reducing maintenance costs.

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Key Benefits:
<ul>
    <li>Intuitive Navigation:  Easy to use with no special training for day-to-day operation. Familiar processes, icon-based navigation, and common tool bars on wall-mounted, desktop or mobile device.</li>
    <li>Priority Actions: Highlights the information needed for action and resolution. Priority alerts are visible in red for easy recognition, visibility and action.</li>
    <li>Fast Response: Managers and servicers can act quickly, with detailed information available instantly in convenient drill-down screens</li>
    <li>Mobile Optimized: Access and operate from anywhere. In addition to wall-mounted and desktop control, authorized user can access on phone or tablet.</li>
    <li>Secure Data: Options to manage locally, on your network or through the Emerson cloud.​</li>
</ul>
​Key Features:
<ul>
    <li>HVAC control, lighting control, door monitoring</li>
    <li>Refrigeration monitoring and control</li>
    <li>Remote access via standard web browser</li>
    <li>Automated alerts for “out of tolerance” conditions</li>
    <li>Energy monitory & demand</li>
    <li>Access to data logs and equipment performance information</li>
    <li>Real time & historical alarm notification</li>
</ul>
Why Do I Need Facility Controls?

Optimize your customer experience and achieve energy savings with Site Supervisor.  Designed for C-Stores, Pharmacy, Mixed Retail and Commercial, Site Supervisor allows you to economically deploy controls for simultaneous foodservice equipment and refrigeration, optimization of lighting and HVAC systems throughout your entire enterprise.

What Makes Up The Emerson Family of Facility Controls?

Site Supervisor is a key element of the Emerson family of controls components and an architecture to build upon. At the core of the system is a centralized supervisory controller. From the centralized supervisory controller, a number of Emerson and third party control nodes can be connected to the Site Supervisor.

What Are The Benefits Of Facility Controls?

There are a host of benefits associated with facility controls. For most retailers, the immediate benefit is reduced power consumption through enhanced system optimization and control.

With facility controls, the facility operator gets the benefits of:
<ul>
<ul>
    <li>Effective facility control of HVAC, lighting, and refrigeration systems</li>
    <li>Enhanced facility insight</li>
    <li>Notification of alarm conditions</li>
    <li>Ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems remotely</li>
    <li>Visibility of operational trends (equipment run times, power consumption)</li>
    <li>Advanced diagnostics with smart devices</li>
    <li>Product quality metrics (product temperature by case)</li>
    <li>Energy trending & reporting</li>
    <li>Reduced energy consumption</li>
</ul>
</ul>
 

Source: <a href="http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-us/Brands/Emerson/Emerson-Retail-Solutions/C-Stores/Introducing-ecoSYS/Pages/introducing-ecosys.aspx" target="_blank">www.emersonclimate.com</a>