DBS Smart Air Dome

The automated air dome sports’ arena in Finland is equipped with automatic lighting, heating regulation, air pressure, fan speed, smoke detection, energy consumption monitoring and video surveillance (IP cameras). All of this is centrally managed by the Grinder Black.

Project name: DBS Smart Air Dome

Project location: Järvenpää, Finland

Property size: 9600 m²

ComfortClick Products: Grinder Black


Technology Used

KNX and Modbus for:

About the Project

Automated air dome sports’ arena in Järvenpää, Finland equipped with automatic lighting, heating regulation, air pressure, fan speed, smoke detection, energy consumption monitoring and video surveillance (IP Cameras). All this centrally managed by Grinder Black.

Project Objectives

The main objective was full automation of the air dome and the ability of easy control of all devices integrated from a wall panel, as well as from different mobile devices. “ My idea was to have a fully automated air dome, a real smart dome” - Danijel Serec, DBS Engineering’ CEO.

Project Description

In the spring of 2016, DBS Engineering commissioned ComfortClick to automate their air dome in Järvenpää, Finland. Air domes are a popular solution for covering sports’ arenas such as football fields and tennis courts. They are designed for sports’ activities throughout the year, regardless of the weather and ComfortClick was requested to provide a complete automation system.

According to the project specification, the team decided to integrate the systems in the air dome using KNX and Modbus. For controlling and automation of the whole solution ComfortClick choose their Grinder Black. It provides flexibility for possible future upgrades - in addition to KNX and Modbus, Grinder Black supports also Z-Wave, DSC alarm, IP video cameras, Global Caché, IRTrans, Kodi, Sonos, SMA Solar Technologies, IP intercoms and TCP/IP devices.

Preinstalled bOS software includes free bOS Client apps for iOS, Android and Windows which can be installed on as many mobile devices as needed.

20% total energy savings

"The project turned out to be a complete success.” said Danijel Serec. “Right now we estimate up to 20% total energy savings using the smart dome system powered by Grinder Black”. Since Grinder Black is running things automatically, less maintenance work is required which results also in lower personnel costs.

Simple and intuitive user interface

An important request for the air dome project was also simple and intuitive user interface which would look the same on all mobile devices. bOS GUI features trendy flat design concept, offering attractive and intuitive look and feel. The fully customizable GUI sets bOS apart from other solutions. Complete design flexibility enables users to choose their own colors, icons, photos and layouts of the building. In the case of the air dome, ComfortClick used the photo of the interior and dome’s layout as background for the buttons and different controls.

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