Hotel Online Special Report



 INNCOM Joins with Williams Applied Products to
Offer Cutting-Edge HVAC Technology

Leaders in energy-management systems and HVAC manufacturing join to develop
new controller/fan-coil unit that maximizes energy usage, cuts costs

Niantic, Conn. � June 3, 2008 � INNCOM International, the global leader in energy-management systems and products for the lodging industry, has joined with one of the nation�s leading HVAC manufacturers to develop technology that will deliver greater levels of precision HVAC control to guests and better energy efficiency�and, thus, lower operating costs�to hotels.

Niantic-based INNCOM is teaming with Oklahoma City-based Williams Applied Products Group whereby INNCOM is developing a controller that Williams Applied Group will use in fan-coil units. The state-of-the-art controller will maximize guest comfort�thus increasing guest satisfaction�will drastically reduce hotel-operating costs, thanks to dramatically improved energy efficiency while simultaneously controlling humidity.

According to Ed Winter, Director of Technical Services for Williams Applied Products Group, the INNCOM/Williams venture came about during planning for the upcoming installation of HVAC units in a Florida hotel.

�The engineer wanted a unique comfort-control solution for the project in Florida, where cooling and humidity control are definitely required,� Winter said. �The hotel uses INNCOM for its HVAC controls, and this required the INNCOM controllers be adapted to �talk� to the Williams Fan Coil. Hotels are a major part of our business, so it made sense to get together with INNCOM to develop this new controller for use in our Williams Fan Coils.�

Rick Bostian, Vice President of Sales for Williams Applied Products Group, said the INNCOM-developed fan-coil control is a first for both the HVAC and the hotel industries.

�This is a combination of techniques previously applied, but it�s the first time all are being applied in concert due to adaptation of the controls,� Bostian said. �The technology has been available but is now affordable and configured to be used in both new-construction or retrofit applications.�

The primary objective of a state-of-the-art HVAC unit, whether in heating or in cooling, is to deliver the highest comfort level using the least amount of energy, Winter said. The new INNCOM controller enables this to happen.

�A four-pipe system is the most energy efficient-system if the terminal units, as well as the central system, are controlled to satisfy demand and not cycle on and off,� he explained. �The goal is to track the load and minimize the amplitude of performance versus the set point. This new system uses both variable air and water flow or variable electric heat to satisfy the space, minimize cycling and maintain precise humidity control; even in setback mode.

�Thanks to this venture with INNCOM and their development of the fan-coil controller, we�re now able to offer this capability in our HVAC units,� Winter added.

�We are extremely pleased to be joining with Williams Applied Products Group in what we see as a win-win situation for all involved,� said INNCOM CEO Duane Buckingham. �The benefits to hotel guests, is that they will be able to have precisely controlled guest-room heating and cooling much more quickly�and with a dramatic reduction in fan-unit noise.

�With INNCOM�s controller contribution to the new fan-coil unit, the hotel industry now will be able to reap the benefits of this close collaboration of two major players,� Buckingham added. �For hoteliers, the INNCOM/Williams collaboration will result in higher levels of guest satisfaction and significantly lower energy costs�and that�s truly a win-win situation.�

For more information on INNCOM Energy Management Systems and other INNCOM products, please visit the company Web site at
About Williams Applied Products Group: Williams Applied Products Group is a division of Colton, Calif.-based Williams Furnace Company, a market leader in the HVAC industry since 1916, which manufactures a comprehensive line of fan coils and air handlers for new construction and replacement markets of the hospitality and other commercial construction industries. The Applied Products division, based in Oklahoma City, focuses exclusively on the commercial applications side of the business, which consists of product sales and marketing of the company's fan coils and air handlers, project engineering services, and all customer service and product support for North America and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at
About INNCOM international, inc.: Founded in 1986, INNCOM develops, manufactures, and markets advanced guestroom control systems for the global lodging industry. The company�s product line ranges from programmable digital thermostats to fully integrated energy management, lighting control and communication systems. All INNCOM products are designed to enhance guest comfort, safety and satisfaction while increasing bottom line profits for property owners. INNCOM systems are installed in more than 500,000 guestrooms in many of the most prestigious hotels in 26 countries.


Barb Worcester 
[email protected]

John Tavares
 860.739.4468 x1144
[email protected]

Also See INNCOM Leads New Florida Resort Toward LEED-Certification Goal; Sandpearl Resort features INNCOM EMS as a key design component in its effort to become one of the first resorts to attain coveted 'green' designation / February 2008
INNCOM Taps Kwok to Direct Sales Effort in Asia-Pacific Region; Twenty-plus-year veteran management/marketing executive will spearhead efforts to enhance and expand company's presence in the Far East / January 2008
INNCOM Helps HEI Hotels & Resorts Manage Energy, Improve Profitability / January 2008
INNCOM international inc. Ranked No. 33 in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program / November 2007
INNCOM Takes Home Kenneth F. Hine �Best of Show� Award at IH/M&RS for ecoMODE / November 2007
INNCOM Creates New Opportunity for Hotels to Reach Environmentally Aware Guests/ October 2007
INNCOM Creates New Opportunity for Hotels To Reach Environmentally Aware Guests / June 2007
Technology Going Back to the Basics; a Hotel Room Interactive Doorbell; Minimizes Guests� Privacy & Service Complaints / June 2001
INNCOM and eRoomSystems Technologies, Inc. Team Up to Provide Enhanced Range of Solutions for Guestroom and Hotel Energy Management / April 2001 
Stanfield Hospitality Develops Strategic Technologist Review; A First of a Kind Service Aimed at the Travel Industry and ItsTechnology Suppliers' Profitability / May 2001 

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.Online Search

Home | Welcome! | Hospitality News | Classifieds | Catalogs & Pricing | Viewpoint Forum | Ideas/Trends
Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.