Phoenix Contact’s answer to smart buildings

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Written by Deepan Patel, Industry Manager- Infrastructure

  • Have you needed to use the Niagara Framework on critical applications?
  • Have you needed to fight for space in your cabinet?
  • Have you ever needed to have a more robust hardware?

Phoenix Contact answers those questions and many more! Introducing our Building Controller, a full N4 Niagara Framework (provided by Tridium) controller. The solution to make your building “smart”. Our ILC 2050 BI controller offers native integration of numerous protocols as standard as well as two NICs with 4 ports.

With the vast array of solutions, we can help turn your smart building hopes into reality. Our cost effective modular inline I/O system offers wide range of digital, analog, and special-function terminals.

The advantages of using our ILC 2050 BI include:

  • Connect up to 63 terminals directly
  • Only pay for the IO quantity you need
  • Reduce time & costs in commissioning
  • Support you application using our extensive couplers range
  • Improve your security by isolating your building network
  • Easy identification with colour coded modules
  • Diagnostics using the USB port

What are smart buildings?

A building controlled by a BAS (Building Automation System) is often referred to as an intelligent building or “smart building”.  With the fast growing world of IoT (Internet of Things), buildings owners, operators and occupants are starting to realise how being in digitally connected spaces can support their experiences.  Heating, ventilation, lighting, occupancy and security are just some of the assets within a building. The smart buildings ethos can reach into all industries, whether airports, train stations, production facilities and residential buildings.

Making a building smart using actuators and sensors (ie automation) is what reduces the building’s energy and maintenance costs in comparison to a non-controlled building.

Phoenix Contact is an Industrial Automation manufacturer. With many years of comprehensive skill-set, we provide a platform to which your smart building can thrive. Our company is a world leader in the industry, therefore we believe that international standards are crucial. This said also for the Building Technology Industry.

Take a look at our demo on how to set up an ILC 2050 controller using Niagara’s Workbench in the video below:

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Smart Buildings Show 2019

To find out more about the ILC 2050 and Niagara Framework, visit us at Smart Buildings 2019.  

Location: Olympia, London
Stand: F15
Date: 9-10th October

Visit our website for more information or contact Deepan on 07908 485011 or email



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