Tibbo has created a new TPS-based Aircon controller application which has been designed to provide a number of environmental improvements over other systems as well as allowing the application to fully control your air conditioning in either an office or home environment.
For example if there are no lights on in the air conditioning probably does not need to be running so is automatically turned off, and is equipped with an ambient temperature probe and IR code processor and ambient light sensor.
The developers of the Tibbo TPS-based Aircon controller application explain a little more about their system, its inspiration and functionality.
The app allows you to manage traditional air conditioners that are controlled through infrared remotes. Designed for the office environment, the app relies on the ambient brightness (measured by Tibbit #28) to determine whether the aircon should be running or not. In the office setting, no lights = no people = no need for the aircon to work.
Air conditioning is a consumptive business while air conditioners are big-ticket to run. In general, AC systems, older ones, in particular, do not have any real temperature feedback. You set the temperature on your remote, but alas, it has absolutely nothing to do with the actual temperature in the room. Even when it gets colder outsides, many aircons keep blasting cold air into your space. As a result, you have to constantly readjust the temperature as needed for optimal comfort throughout the day.
No doubt, AC systems are improving day by day, but there are still old systems that cannot get updated. In some instances, it’s absolutely impossible to invest in a new system. Sometimes, it is just a catch 22 to rip the old aircon out and install a new one. A basic aircon has many parts that typically are split between an outside and inside configuration, hence you may have to undergo a drastic interior renovation. In Tibbo office in Taipei, we have got trapped in an identical situation. We just have to get by with the AC system we’ve got. Our aircon is controlled with a dozen of infrared remotes lying around.
A few words about the probe. This is a new item that will be announced this fall. The probe replaces the ambient temperature meter (Tibbit #29). It is handy to have the meter built right into the TPS. The bottleneck is, the meter is influenced by the internal heat of the TPS system itself. This impact is particularly visible for the TPS2L device – it’s LCD really warms up the box! The latest sensor has the same circuit as the Tibbit #29, with the additional advantage of being external to the TPS device. From now on, the measurements are accurate.
For more information on the new Tibbo Aircon controller application jump over to the official website for details via the link below.