The hotel resort is located in the south of Tenerife (Spain) near Costa Adeje in a characteristic natural environment, it is a newly built resort and consists of 235 rooms and apartments with great details as well as a wide variety of common areas that complement user experience.
Barcelo Hotels Group as hotel operator and CONTEL Ingenieros as integrator chose ISDE’s HOTELON integral hotel automation solution to face all the technological challenge posed by a hotel with these characteristics. The following case study describes the main challenges of the project and the automation solution by the main players.
ISDE’s HOTELON covers all the needs required by the client, below are described the following details:
All the Hotel automation subsystems are connected to each other using the standard LONWORKS protocol (ISO / IEC14908), the field installation of the control nodes is done by wire using the twisted pair channel FT-10 which could be installed in a bus or free (star) topology. Architecture example showed in the image:
Infrastructure is made up of 9 different buildings, all buses are interconnected through IP-852 routers IP media. System configuration is done through the LNS database which resides in all nodes of the network, making the installation hubs free dependent, that is, intelligence resides in the nodes and the entire system continues to work locally in the event of a temporary loss of communications. All these characteristics allow total independence between the manufacturer, integrator and the end customer (most benefited). The most outstanding features are:
ISDE´s HOTELON© management and multi-station software allows the user to know in real time all the hotel’s events: accesses, alarms, air conditioning, lights, consumption, billing … as well as managing and configuring the functionalities of each room depending on the needs. The solution is based on the client-server architecture and project has 5 different desktops operating simultaneously, every desktop works autonomously and independently of whether each of the stations is connected or not. HOTELON interface is showed in the image below.
“Thanks to HOTELON, the integral automation solution for Hotels based on the LONWORKS standard protocol, we have managed to meet all the demands posed by the client as well as reduce the implementation time, infrastructure costs and increase the ease of maintenance that such a demanding project requires.”, said José Luis Delgado, CEO of CONTEL Ingenieros.
Full project was finished early 2019, a integral LONWORKS system with more than 1.500 nodes from three different LONMARK international manufacturers was implemented: ISDE, SIMON and Dialog semiconductor (former ECHELON). An example of LON nodes quantities and achievements are showed below:
“Under the ISDE HOTELON philosophy, a solution for hotels entirely based on the LONWORKS standard protocol, we can offer to the building automation market an integral solution from field devices to management software entirely done with LON, being able to implement systems that interact between them in a horizontal way such as access control, HVAC, lighting, technical elements, metering and energy management all under the same goal of maximizing energy efficiency in the building.”, said Jorge Bueno, ISDE CT.