SALUS Controls Case Study

SALUS Controls Realizes Fast Thermostat Installation

SALUS Controls PLC is a major European manufacturer of controls and receivers, including home thermostats. The company recently launched the iT500, an innovative new thermostat that can be operated and managed remotely through a smartphone app. Providing convenience, better usability, and energy-saving capabilities, the iT500 changes how homeowners and building managers regulate their heating and air conditioning systems.

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In Europe, most homes are heated via hot water radiators, not HVAC systems as is popular in the United States. Current European heating systems suffer from two shortcomings; wiring the thermostat to the water source, and limited Wi-Fi range in older homes. To overcome these issues, SALUS partnered with Arrayent to use the Arrayent Connect Platform to create a more usable and accommodating thermostat system.

Working with Arrayent

At the heart of the SALUS iT500 is the Arrayent Connect 868 MHz Wireless Protocol, which powers the wireless communications between gateway and thermostat. It is energy-efficient and operates through Wi-Fi at long-range, which enables SALUS to support wireless communications to the iT500 thermostat. Thanks to the Internet-connectivity of the thermostat, homeowners don’t even need to use the physical thermostat to control the temperature.  The iT500 allows them to control their heating system from anywhere in the world through the SALUS iT500 smartphone app (available for iOS and Android).

“SALUS searched the market extensively for an Internet connectivity platform that met our cost and simple installation requirements. Arrayent’s commercial advantage and expertise was set apart through their demonstrated customer connected product success.”

– Dean Jepson
SALUS Managing Director