Control Architecture Reimagined

Distributed Architecture

Our distributed architecture is built in a flat topology in which all Brains are hierarchically equal. Unlike legacy architectures, in which a single master control processor controls several slave units, our Brains are stand-alone. Data is communicated between Brains automatically, eliminating the need to program a dedicated path.

New Control Building Blocks

Cloud

On Premise

Manager
Defines the project content and scope — such as building layout, floors and rooms — as well as remote  control

Builder
Creates, edits, and updates room control interfaces using an intuitive drag and drop process

Analytics Dashboard  
Automatically gathers all control data and generates business analytics you can act on

Brains
Connects all controlled devices via universal I/O ports and communicates with the cloud segment

User Interface
Controls the Brains using Kramer Touch
or any 3rd party tablet

Cloud

On Premise

Control Center
Defines the project content and scope, e.g., building layout, floors, rooms, etc. as well as remote  control

Builder
Creates edits and configures room control interfaces using intuitive drag & drop

Analytics Dashboard (powered by Kramer Network
Automatically gathers all control data and generates business analytics you can act on

Brains
Connects all controlled devices via universal I/O ports and communicates with the cloud segment

Interface Unit
Controls the Smart Units using Kramer Touch or any 3rd party tablet

Control Processor

Control processors (Brains) control and manage the space. Brains run on a standard IP infrastructure, eliminating the need for proprietary cabling. In addition, physical hardware Brains feature a universal I/O gateway that allows connection of any non-IP device using legacy interfaces, e.g. RS-232, IR, GPI/O, etc. Software-only Brains are available on Kramer Touch Panels, VIA Connect PLUS devices, and dedicated hardware platforms for running up to 50 Brain instances (multiple rooms on a single machine).

Inherently Aware

Upon installation, all brains can automatically discover each other and are immediately aware of the connections between all the devices in each space.  The best part is that the brains communicate independently to share information and resources.

No Single Point of Failure

Kramer's non-hierarchical, distributed architecture of stand-alone Brains ensures that system operations will remain up and running in case of a failure in any unit.

Smart IP Infrastructure

Kramer Control leverages existing IP network infrastructure, allowing you to scale up at will without needing to deploy a parallel network or to invest in new equipment, such as switches and routers.

Always Up To Date and Interoperable

With Kramer Control the days of  tedious updates and device software upgrades are over. All Kramer components are automatically and seamlessly updated from the cloud.

Borderless Control

Kramer’s cloud architecture frees you from the rigidness of on-premise programming. Set up your control system from anywhere in the world without the need to be physically onsite. Start, stop and resume later from somewhere else, making control setup and configuration a borderless experience.