smart. simple. secure.

80% of traditional BMS features at 20% of the cost...

energy efficiency & savings with HVAC CONTROLS

  • Remote operation of controls (schedules, reports, status reports, overrides) from anywhere
  • Alerts sent out when temperatures are out of range or if they aren't changing fast enough
  • Permanent data log of sensor and control readings, settings, and outdoor temperatures with graphs and downloads

smart

  • Easy to install—wireless sensors and controls are self-configuring
  • Easy to set up—set up alerts and schedules in minutes
  • Easy to operate—30-minute training on web-based user interface, point-and-click controls

simple

  • Does not need a "hole" in your firewall to allow remote access to controls and sensors
  • All thermostat and sensor data is encrypted during transmission to Coris servers
  • All data logs and control programs are maintained on secure servers in secure data centers in the cloud

secure

how Coris works

Your existing thermostat can easily be replaced by a Coris Internet-Controlled Thermostat (ICT). Once installed, Coris' encrypted wireless mesh network enables ICTs to communicate with one another to reach a Gateway module.

Each Coris Gateway can support up to 35 ICTs (or other Coris modules). Once your Gateway is connected to a router with an Ethernet cable, it automatically connects to Coris' secure servers in the cloud. The ICTs are then able to communicate with the servers.

Secure Coris servers record all data received from thermostats—this data can be viewed 24/7 from any Internet-enabled device. One of the key ways to save energy with Coris is the ability to setup and adjust schedules (as shown above) on the web for the Internet-Controlled Thermostat (ICT). These schedules can be as simple or complex as you need so that the devices being controlled are only active (using energy) when necessary. Why use energy to air condition a school or office at night or on weekends when no one is there?

 

Unlike programmable thermostats on timers, there is no limit to the number of schedule changes per day or week. Multiple schedules can be saved, and they can be activated with a click of your mouse.

more features

overrides are easy, either locally or remotely

While schedules can save huge amounts of energy, there may be occasions when it is necessary to override the schedule. Overrides can be done locally (by changing the target temperature on the thermostat's display window), remotely (via web browser or smartphone), or by a sensor (e.g. motion/occupancy sensor is triggered by someone).

Overrides to the schedule are active for a number of minutes that are defined in account-wide settings or individually defined by thermostat.

alerts customized to your needs

A very powerful feature of Coris technology is its ability to notify people. The Coris server will send out messages to any number of people once specified conditions are met and a user-defined delay interval elapses.

 

The most commonly used alerts for HVAC controls and sensors are:

 • Temperature is above or below normal ranges or HVAC is not keeping up with target temperatures

 • Boiler temperature monitoring  sensors show malfunction (see sample alert below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alerts can also be set up to monitor humidity, contact closure, or external factors (weather, price of electricity, demand response signals from utility).

 

Because all data tracked by Coris is available via the Internet, all usual means of communication are available to alert users of problems—including text message, email, automated phone call, and pager.

graphs and downloadable data for analysis

This is our customers' favorite ICT graph, available on the Coris web-based interface. For each ICT, you can view this for any time period you choose. As you hover over different times on the graph, a dot appears on each data set represented, and the values at those times are shown in the upper right corner of the graph.

thermostat names and organization

Similar to how file folders work on a PC, Coris Folders make it easy to organize large numbers of devices by location with simple “drag-and-drop” operation.

 

Coris Folders (left) can contain all the devices in a particular department or all the devices in a particular location. There is no limit to the number of folders and subfolders you can use—allowing sophisticated organization by schemes such as by country, by region, by city, by building, by floor, by restaurant, etc.

Not only are folders a useful tool for organizing your devices, but also for being able to control settings for all the ICTs in a folder with literally one click (right).

sub-accounts allow you to delegate controls and access

For institutions with large numbers of thermostats, access to the logged data can be limited based by assigning sub-accounts. These accounts exist within an overarching user account, but only have access to those folders and devices that the main user deems appropriate.

"Great thermostats, easy to use, easy to remote control—THANKS!"

—Brent Bower, Greenwich Academy

Coris in action

Old Office Building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An old office building added air conditioning units and duct work in the 1950s, and each A/C unit was controlled by a programmable thermostat located in the tenant areas.  Tenants controlled the thermostats; and since energy costs were built into the rent, they did not directly see the financial impact of leaving air conditioning on all night and on weekends.  The building owner replaced all the thermostats with Coris ICTs, enabling remote control of all the thermostats.  Using the Coris web-based interface, uniform target temperatures were established for all tenants, and schedules were established so that A/C was turned off at night, on weekends, and on holidays.  The landlord used the Coris interface to establish a range of temperatures, so the tenants could make minor changes to the thermostat settings.

Country Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A country club installed Coris ICTs so that the General Manager could heat and cool the various HVAC zones based on scheduled activities. By doing so, the rooms were comfortable when members were scheduled to be using them.

Restaurant Chain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A restaurant chain installed Coris thermostats in both dining and kitchen areas at each of its locations. They were able to remotely control when heat and air conditioning came on.  Serving lunch and dinner, all of the dining rooms were put on the same schedule so that patrons would be comfortable during dining hours, but HVAC energy was saved when the dining areas were not being used.  Likewise, the kitchens and prep areas were put on a different schedule that matched when the employees were on-site—either getting ready for lunch or cleaning up after dinner.  Because all the restaurant locations were open during the same hours, only two schedules were needed to control all the thermostats at all the locations—one for employee areas and one for dining areas.

FAQs

Is there a limit to the number of ICTs I can install?

No, you can add as many ICTs as needed to monitor additional units.

Does Coris support remote sensors for thermostats?

Yes, our thermostats can be set up to use a remote temperature sensor (via Coris MSM) to control them instead of the built-in sensor.

Can I limit manual changes to thermostat settings?

Yes, you can prevent all changes or limit the range of temperatures that can be set using the ICT's touchscreen display.

Does Coris support 2-stage heating and cooling?

Yes.

Can I monitor the performance of my HVAC system?

Yes, Coris monitors each of the stages of heating and cooling and keeps track of how long each has been running. This information is displayed for multiple trailing periods on each ICT's status tab online and is available in graph form—or the source data can be downloaded to a .csv file for your analysis.

Other questions?

Check out our FAQ page.

For more info, call us at 212-710-2973 or email info[at]corisecs[dot]com

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