Janus Technology & Polar Bear Design form strategic partnership

Janus Technology has established a strategic partnership with Polar Bear Design to offer integrators, M&E consultants and property developers integrated environmental control and energy management solutions without requiring the specification or installation of a full Building Management System (BMS).

As part of the agreement, Janus Technology will supply the Zentium Pro Thermostat from Polar Bear to its customers. Customers can use the dual zone thermostat to control heating and cooling via its simple digital crown.

The Zentium Pro Thermostat can be used as a stand-alone device or coupled with a Control4 system to provide sophisticated HVAC control, without the need for additional building control technology.

It supports direct control of complex two-pipe and other air conditioning systems, as well as the ability to be integrated with intelligent lighting control keypads, such as Lutron or Crestron.

“We are delighted to announce this partnership with Polar Bear Design,” said Richard Caton, managing director at Janus Technology. “Our joint approach will make it easier for clients, consultants and integrators to bring advanced building control into their projects as well as seamlessly integrate with audio-visual and lighting control systems on a development.

“Our solutions will provide data collection for energy monitoring, HVAC control and visualisation of building performance to allow actionable insights. It will save significant costs and project time for clients without compromising on system functionality, in fact, enhancing it for the benefit of all building occupiers.”

Justin Wells, owner of Polar Bear Design added: “Our products are designed to give clients a simple and intuitive way of controlling their environment, whilst making life easier for integrators with a simplified system design and project cost-optimism.

“Working with the team at Janus, and their expertise and know-how in supporting integrators to bring HVAC control into their projects, makes this a great fit for both companies.”