- March 13, 2017
March 13, 2017 -- Magnum Energy Solutions, a developer of energy management solutions, announced the release of eBox 2.0, a BACnet integration gateway for lighting, HVAC, plug loads as well as metering.
The eBox 2.0 requires no programming and no scripting but the hardware received an upgrade to streamline the installation and commissioning of building management applications and Magnum’s wireless end devices. Also eBox 2.0 has power-over-ethernet (PoE) capabilities on board, no longer requiring a separate adapter and additionally includes embedded WiFi connectivity as well as the ability to add an external antenna.
Magnum is also planning to roll out a dual delivery capable gateway on the heels of eBox 2.0 that will allow for BACnet-based bidirectional control, while at the same time delivering an input stream of critical data for IoT applications. This device essentially combines the cBox, Magnum’s wireless to Amazon IoT gateway product, with eBox 2.0. Relevant applications and verticals can then expand exponentially and provide corporate level management visibility into certain parts of the building’s system or even equipment, without the need to understand BACnet or connect to the building automation system.