FIN Stack Case Study
TEC Systems utilized FIN Stack to manage and control a 20-zone high-end mansion
They say an Englishman’s home is his castle, but what about those in New York? Although not the usual use case for FIN Stack, the Mansion is a high-end residence with multiple zone and spaces to be managed, controlled, and optimized for the comfort of its occupants. By choosing FIN Stack, TEC Systems was able to meet customer requirements and exceed expectations.
TEC Systems took management of the building in 2018 and immediately got to grips with the customers challenges. Wall mounted iPad tablets were used throughout the home to operate an existing Niagara-based front-end. The occupants found the thermostat UI too slow and cumbersome and needed an interface that was easy to use and provided the relevant context for that zone. They needed to be able to adjust the thermostat temperature across the various zones, quickly and easily.
As part of the FIN-based solution, TEC Systems also:
The result of the project was a system that all users could easily control via touch-friendly interfaces on the existing iPads. The interface looks and feels like a native iOS application with small touches, like making the iPad screen dimmable when not in use, making a unique solution that saves energy too.
“ FIN Stack was the perfect fit for this project as it has so many features to help simplify user navigation. Building out the User interface to ensure ease of use was simple because of how equipment and context works in FIN. Creating a handful of templates and then utilizing those throughout the project made it super simple to make sure the user had control over 20 spaces in the home. The success of this project has definitely influenced a lot of our projects and I will be recommending FIN for them!”
Saif Chowdhury, UX Engineer, TEC Systems
Reducing complexity at a high-end New York Residential home