JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric has developed a thermal sensor which can distinguish between humans and other heat sources and identify specific human behaviour.
UK: Panasonic has introduced voice control with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to its air conditioning portfolio.
GERMANY/USA: Bitzer has approved serial production of its Orbit (model range VL) and Orbit+ scroll compressors for use with the lower GWP A2L refrigerants R454B, R452B and R32.
UK: Toshiba has introduced Seiya, a new range of high-wall split air conditioning systems running on lower GWP refrigerant R32.
UK: Resource Data Management (RDM) has launched a new Stepper option with IPS for its coldroom panel range.
USA: The new MVR-SC controller from Bacharach is said to eliminate the need to integrate VRF leak detection into a BAS controller.
UK: LG has widened the use of lower GWP refrigerant R32 with the introduction of a split version of its Therma V air-to-water heat pump.
UK: British manufacturer Airedale has launched a new range of air conditioning chillers optimised for use with lower GWP refrigerant R32.
UK: Panasonic has introduced the Big PACi series of air conditioners in 20kW and 25kW capacities using R32 refrigerant.
GERMANY: Emerson has begun serial production of larger versions of its Copeland EazyCool outdoor refrigeration units, extending cooling capacities from 17 to 36kW.