FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PicoWeb at CEDIA EXPO '99
1999 -- Lightner Engineering is pleased to announce that Residential Control Systems Inc. (RCS) will be
showing it's PicoWeb-powered TR15 thermostat at CEDIA EXPO
'99 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, September 22-26, 1999.
CEDIA EXPO '99 is the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Associations' annual trade
exhibition and educational conference. CEDIA EXPO is the only show created to meet the
specialized needs of the residential custom electronics industry. CEDIA EXPO '99
attendance is expected to be over 10,000.
RCS will be showing a Web-enabled prototype
version of it's TR15 thermostat.
This unit is controllable via a standard Web browser using a
PicoWeb server printed circuit board from Lightner Engineering. RCS's product
was successfully interfaced to a PicoWeb server with less than one person-day of
engineering effort using the TR15's RS-232 port and the PicoWeb development
environment. This rapid prototyping engineering effort involved about 200 lines of
application-specific source code (written entirely in PicoWeb p-code) and about 40 lines
The RCS TR15 connects to and controls industry-standard HVAC mechanical systems via
standard thermostat connections. The TR15 consists of two components, the TS15 Wall
Display Unit and the TR15 HVAC Controller Unit. Normal local control of the HVAC system is
provided by the TS15 Wall Display Unit with its typical thermostat like user interface.
The TR15 HVAC Controller Unit provides all HVAC mechanical systems outputs as well as the
RS-232, RS-485, and using the PicoWeb, Ethernet remote systems interfaces. The TS15 Wall
Display Unit and TR15 HVAC Controller Unit connect via a 4 wire RCSLink (2 power, 2 data).
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