Berner International Announces New Air Curtain App to Control Architectural Air Curtains
Company Standardizes Patented IntelliswitchTM and Venturi Heaters Across Product Suite to Maximize Energy Efficiency & Ease-of-Use
New Castle, PA – June 1, 2017 – Berner International, the company that saves energy and creates healthy, comfortable environments, today announced the Berner Air Curtain App. The Berner App, a first-of-its-kind air curtain app to control architectural air curtains from a smartphone, is available now at the Google Play Store. The company also standardized its patented digital controller, the IntelliswitchTM, across its product suite of air curtains in the Berner Architectural category. Both the app and the rollout of the IntelliswitchTM will serve to simplify and enhance ease-of-use of air curtain operation everywhere.
To further its commitment to manufacturing energy-efficient products, Berner added its patented Venturi Heater to all electric heated Architectural air curtains, with the exception of the Low Profile series.
Introducing the New Berner Air Curtain App for Android
The Berner Air Curtain App for Android is the first mobile application to allow control of Berner air curtains from a smartphone. It allows users to program their Berner Air Curtain, change settings, and monitor usage. It is built to work with all five designs of Berner’s Architectural Series air curtains. The Berner air curtain app requires a built-in wireless controller to be ordered along with the air curtain itself.
“The app makes operating a Berner air curtain easier than ever before as it makes programming lots of variables friendly and straightforward,” said Georgia Berner, CEO, Berner International.
“The design of the Berner air curtain app was a clear choice for managing an air curtain, especially when you consider the physical location of the equipment. An air curtain is typically mounted above your head. So an app you can use from your smartphone to program and adjust its operation means saving yourself any trouble of climbing up on a ladder,” said Phil Thomas, Mgr., Product Development, Berner International.
The IntelliswitchTM Offers Ultimate Simplicity
Designed by Berner, this patented digital controller eliminates the need to figure out, select, and price various control packages as all the options are available on it. The IntelliswitchTM allows the end user to program the air curtain using preset modes or a custom program. This makes it easy to match the air curtain performance to the application. This switch is now standard on all Berner Architectural Series air curtains.
The Venturi Heater & Energy Efficiency in Air Curtains
Designed and patented by Berner, the innovative Venturi Heater design improves heated air curtain efficiencies by up to 40 percent more than other methods. The Venturi Heater fits on the outside of the fan housing allowing air to be warmed without blocking the flow of the air stream. It elegantly solves the issue of having to either place the heating coil in the intake – causing the temperature to drop a few degrees or in the outlet nozzle, causing the airstream to be disrupted.
About Berner International
At Berner International, we make air curtains. Air curtains, also known as air doors, are machines that, when the door is open, blow air down across the opening in an engineered stream to save energy and create healthy, comfortable environments. Berner has been designing and manufacturing air curtains in the U.S.A. since 1956. Berner is the leader in the air curtain/air door equipment manufacturing industry.
Berner is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), The Green Building Alliance (GBA), the Air Movement & Control Association (AMCA), the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). For more information on Berner and its products, please call (724)-658-3551 or visit www.berner.com