THRONE 3D Control Platform
The first building control interface
based on a 3D-model
The next generation visualization platform
for building automation
On November, 28th, 2014, at the premises of All-Russia Exhibition Center the world`s biggest artificial ice rink opened its gates for visitors. For lighting control of this structure THRONE vizualization system is used.
The participation of THRONE in Light + Building 2014 in Frankfurt was successfull as never before! Much interest, lots of new contacts and projects of various types around the world!
THRONE Control Server is an industrial computer, small size, which is being installed at the customer's home, office or other kind of building. THRONE Server provides interaction between an automation bus and THRONE user interface installed on panels (tablets).
Meet THRONE platform update, version 2.7! New opportunities for our partners and their customers: Temperature maps and Alarms bar.
THRONE is a breakthrough interface for control of building automation. THRONE enables control of lighting, HVAC (climate), security and other systems of a building.
THRONE corresponds the habitual for human three-dimensional perception of the world. THRONE is based on 3D-model of the controlled building, and that makes the user interface genuinely intuitive.
THRONE was developed independently from manufacturers of equipment of automation systems, and so THRONE can control devices of different brands within the same project.
THRONE platform includes configurator T-Studio, which enables integrators to develop THRONE interfaces for their projects independently. T-Studio runs in the 'cloud', so the projects will not be lost. In addition, T-Studio supports multi-user work that can accelerate the implementation of projects several times.
Efficient Zonal and Group Lighting Control in Any Building
Lighting control in one room, a floor or the whole building from a single interface.
THRONE building automation interface enables control of the interior and exterior lighting of the entire object, regardless of its size and complexity - easily, diversely and fast. The user can turn the light on or off immediately around the building or on the premises, can dim the lighting or change its color. Unlike regular interfaces, in THRONE all these operations are performed in the minimum number of touches of the screen.
Dimmable, Non-dimmable and RGB-Lighting
There’s no need for multiple remotes to control dimmable or RGB-lighting anymore. Hold the lighting zone on the layout of the room:
- if the selected lighting unit is dimmable, you will see the brightness slider,
- if it is RGB-lighting unit, you will see a palette for the color selection.
Lighting Scheme Programming
You no longer need to involve specialist to set up a user’s script of a lighting scheme. Set up the lights the way you want and hold the lighting scheme icon I or II - THRONE will remember your lighting settings for the current room.
Centralized Zonal and Group Climate Control
Besides the direct control of each particular device which manages the climate in a building, THRONE allows to combine air handling units, air conditioners, thermostats, underfloor heating, boilers, room heaters etc. into a single integrated system.
Auto-setup of the System
This system is able to respond on the weather changes and to the conditions or time of day depending on the presence of occupants in the building. According these external and internal factors, THRONE selects the most appropriate and cost-effective climate script.
Besides the obvious benefits in comfort, it leads to significant energy savings, enables precise control of the energy balance of the entire building and opportunity to fit strict consumption quotas.
Heat maps allow to instantly read the data of the indoor climate.
Precise and Clear Information
You can arm or disable alarm in the entire building, in each floor or separate rooms.
Video Surveillance of Perimeter and Interior
Interface based on a 3D-model of the building allows to have a precise understanding of where exactly the camera is facing to.
Precise positioning of the devices in the space of a building allows faster response to the activation of alarm sensors and quick view of the event - by tapping the camera icon, you receive a picture from it.
Instant Display and Better Awareness
THRONE interface allows faster response to alerts: all signals are displayed in the context of a three-dimensional model of the building, most organic to human perception. Thus, the operator sees and instantly understands where exactly occurs an event causing an alert.
The Best Solution for Business
Visual obviousness of the THRONE interface allows to speed up of learning the personnel of working with the system. Automatic event log will help to create a transparent system of working hours, and can be useful for the investigation of incidents.
The Long-awaited Simplicity and Clarity
Unlike any other interfaces on the market, THRONE was developed keeping in mind the habitual for human object-spatial perception of the environment. The breakthrough THRONE interface is based on a 3D-model of a building what demonstrates a fundamentally new approach to the management and control of a building's systems.
Due to a three-dimensional model, control of any building automation systems is fast, simple and for the first time is genuinely intuitive. Uniqueness of THRONE is confirmed by patents.
Centralization - One Interface for All Systems
All systems are connected to the single control interface. This allows you to control the entire enginery of a building with any control panel connected to the system's server.
The user gets access to the consoles, switches, sensors, regulators, located in a building from any panel or tablet connected to a single control interface.
Three-dimensional model of a building underlying THRONE interface, allows you to instantly orient within the building's systems and reduces to a minimum the period of training of a user to operate the system. THRONE is so easy to use that one can manage even huge and complicated building from the very first time.
Automation allows you to control engineering systems without direct contact with them, from a single access point. This is particularly important when the facility has large areas.
In addition, you can manage the object even being outside of it. All you need is to have a mobile device with THRONE application installed and VPN-connection with the server of your facility.
The basic principle of the three-dimensional model of a building enables to implement the system on objects of completely different levels of complexity - from the cottage to the airport.
An important feature of the system is a possibility of further expansion by adding new devices. So, after a while, you can get new features of the building automation system.
Another advantage of THRONE is feedback. Most systems simply send the command 'turn on' and consider the device working (even if it is out of order, for example). But THRONE gives the user precise information on the status of connected devices - how bright are the lights, what is the temperature of the heating floor or water in the pool and so on.
The THRONE system’s ability for comprehension of different sensors allows to set flexible custom scripts. For example, THRONE can turn on lighting, if it the room becomes dark. Or the light will automatically turn off if the alarm is enabled. Also you can add situational lighting scenarios, such as ‘party’, ‘dinner’, ‘cinema’, and so on.
Coordinated work of conditioning and ventilation loops, timely activation and deactivation of integrated devices, using motion and light sensors enable to achieve energy savings of the building from 25 to 50%.
Streamline Administration of Facilities and Reduce of Time-consuming
Reasonable and controlled exploitation of lighting and climate systems makes life and work comfortable and efficient, as well as helps to avoid unnecessary expenditure of energy.
THRONE interface is based on 3D-model of a building. This approach allows to manage any building much faster than using the classic interface with menus and lists.
Thus, THRONE building automation system helps reduce not only the direct operating costs, such as consumption of electricity and heat, but also indirect - on the staff who is responsible for the administration of a building. Furthermore, THRONE saves irreplaceable resource - the time and therefore improves the efficiency of building management.
Automation and Avoiding the ‘Human Factor’
Automation allows to expend resources in the building only when it is needed. For example, automatically turn on and off heating and air conditioning when the temperature or other climate indicators are achieved.
As well as saving resources, automation reduces the risk of mistakes due to the 'human factor'. In the 21st century you can afford not to put your confort, wellbeing and business in dependence on consciousness and responsibility of watchmen, guards, repairmen and other staff.
Installers of building automation equipment often face the inability to unite devices of different manufacturers into one system. This imposes constraints on functionality, and often significantly affects the budget of a project.
THRONE developers achieved product compatibility with the most common standards - KNX / EIB, HDL Bus, TELETASK. And that enables to meet the challenges that previously seemed impossible. In particular, combining systems of different manufacturers within a single project. The full list of compatible equipment is here.
How It Works
Controllers, relays, dimmers, sensors, and other equipment included in a system of intelligent building and connected via KNX / EIB, HDL Bus Pro or TELETASK protocols.
In home automation projects you can use any combination of systems without changing the price of the project.
Full list of compatible devices is here.
THRONE Control Server
The small size industrial computer installed at the customer’s site.
THRONE Control Server provides interaction between the panels (tablets), automation bus and actuators.
THRONE Control Server enables:
- Any combination of automation protocols, allowing to combine in a single project the equipment of KNX / EIB, HDL Bus Pro and TELETASK
- Any number of touch panels (tablets)
THRONE Visualization Solutionserver + interface 1490 euro
iOS (from June 2015) or Android tablets and smartphones or industrial touch terminals.
Support of any number of panels included in the price of the solution!
To see how THRONE interface looks on the tablet, install THRONE Demo application from Google Play.
Feedback on THRONE
I was struck by the amazing user-friendly interface and graphical depiction of lighting, climate and security systems.Brad Koerner,
Director of Experience Design in the Iconic Projects Team at Philips Lighting
I like the way it is simple to configure, and that it is coded with a fresh approach. This is different to most old cumbersome softwares.Nick Sutton,
A distributor of building automation systems
Brentford, United Kingdom
The market response to THRONE system is extremely positive. Installers see the new opportunities of the product, and the end customers enjoy a convenient and intuitive automation control tool.Eduard Arakelov,
A distributor of building automation systems
We use THRONE for lighting control in the office. THRONE gives a clear understanding of the lighting system operation and allows to manage it flexibly and instantly.Maria Prohorova,
The company presented THRONE, the unique and unparalleled in the world software product for automation of lighting control in premises.RBC Daily,
RBC Daily in Light+Building 2014 review
Partnership with THRONE
After analyzing the needs of many system integrators, THRONE developers created a 'cloud' ecosystem T-Server. It includes SaaS-application T-Studio (available after registration on THRONE Partners website), help system with text instructions and video tutorials and partner web service. All this allows integrators to create THRONE interfaces for any building, not possessing special skills in programming and without passing long personal trainings. Therefore, THRONE system design takes certainly less time - from one day - and costs cheaper.
After analyzing the needs of many system integrators, THRONE developers created a 'cloud' ecosystem T-Server. It includes SaaS-application T-Studio (available after registration, help system with text instructions and video tutorials and partner web service. All this allows integrators to create THRONE interfaces for any building, not possessing special skills in programming and without passing long personal trainings. Therefore, THRONE system design takes certainly less time - from one day - and costs cheaper.
THRONE system can be quickly and easily scaled - you can add new devices to the automation system in a few clicks.
Most automation systems on the market are designed individually for each object. After the installation the system is a complete solution, and to change something in it, you will need to apply efforts, comparable with the original design and programming.
THRONE system is also designed for each object individually, but due to carefully elaborated architecture of the entire THRONE ecosystem, changing the configuration is elementary. Integrator will need to log in T-Studio application, make changes and get a new firmware file, copy it to the server installed at the facility.
So easily and quickly, the customer can add and remove the integrated devices, connect to the system the whole parts of buildings, floors, sections and so on.
THRONE partners stay completely independent from the developers in their dealings with clients. T-Studio application is created for self-development and configuration of THRONE interfaces by the installers.
T-Studio supports multi-user work on projects and provides the ability to download free test firmware. All you need to start working is register on THRONE partners site.
Instructions for using the T-Studio, as well as video tutorials are available on the THRONE Help System.
THRONE software has life guarantee in the case of use on the same devices and in the same configuration as when the installation.
We carry out free webinars on work with system THRONE, once the desired audience is gathered.
Learning to work with THRONE is very simple, so webinars do not take long. In case of difficulties in the implementation of projects, our support service consults our partners via e-mail or ThroneBMS.