Mitsubishi Electric Becomes First HVAC Manufacturer in U.S. to Employ Honeywell’s RedLINK™ Wireless Technology

Monday, January 31, 2011

Increased Comfort and Reduced Energy Costs Are Cornerstones of
RedLINK Wireless Technology


SUWANEE, Ga.
, January 31, 2011 - Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions (Mitsubishi Electric), an industry leader in split-zoning and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) cooling and heating technology in the U.S., today announced that it will incorporate Honeywell's (NYSE:HON) RedLINK™ wireless HVAC protocol into Mitsubishi Electric's line of split-ductless and ducted heat pumps. The RedLINK-enabled split-ductless system is designed to maximize comfort and reduce energy costs.

"Mitsubishi Electric is excited to begin this journey with Honeywell. The RedLINK-enabled system personifies our commitment to providing consumers with the smartest way to individualize and perfect the comfort of their indoor environment," says Bill Rau, senior vice president and general manager, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions.

With RedLINK technology, a wall-mounted wireless remote controller (pictured above left) communicates through radio frequency, meaning that the wireless controller(s) can be placed in a different room than the indoor units and that no wires need to be run through the walls. The wall-mounted controller(s) will look almost identical to traditional wall-mounted thermostats to which customers in the U.S. market are accustomed, with easy-to-read backlit displays and intuitive operational functions.

For added convenience and comfort, the Portable Central Controller (PCC) allows users the freedom of climate control of up to 16 zones from anywhere in the home such as the bedroom, den or wherever they happen to be. Homeowners can save even more on utility bills without sacrificing in comfort - as they can heat or cool only the rooms in the home used every day.

"The collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric will make an immediate impact on our industry; improve the interaction between contractors and their customers; and ultimately increase the overall satisfaction of home and building owners," says John Tyhacz, vice president and general manager for Honeywell's Home Comfort and Energy Systems business.

The control system will also operate all of the sophisticated control functions traditionally available in Mitsubishi Electric cooling and heating systems, including complete zone control, adjustable fan speed, vane positioning and more.

RedLINK technology will be available in controllers for Mitsubishi Electric's P-Series units of split-ductless and ducted heat pumps in March, with Mitsubishi Electric's residential M-Series units featuring the wireless HVAC protocol soon following.

To learn more about this and other products from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions, visit www.mehvac.com.

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About Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions:

For more than 30 years, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions, with headquarters in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 2011 the Dedicated Outdoor Air System received a first place AHR Innovation award in the ventilation category, and the VRF H2i® Y-Series and the Hydronic Heat Exchanger both received honorable mentions in the heating category and green building category, respectively.  In 2009, the CITY MULTI® VRF system was judged a Product of the Year Gold Award winner in the HVAC/R category by subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE). Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Mr. Slim® P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER systems received a Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine and CITY MULTI received Honorable Mentions in the HVAC Commercial Equipment and Dealer Design award competitions from ACH&R News. In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC not only received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-Series four-way cassette, but its Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards in the Forced Air Heating category.

 

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

RedLINK™ is a trademark of Honeywell International, Inc.

Media Contacts

Mitsubishi Electric
Jordan Wells
Griffin & Company, Inc.
888/420-0256 ext. 120
wells@griffinco.com

Honeywell
Sarah McHugh-Ring
763-954-4917
sarah.mchugh-ring@honeywell.com

 

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