Innovative manufacturer, Hitachi Cooling & Heating, has introduced SideSmart, a brand-new category of VRF.

SideSmart is slim and modular delivering space saving installation advancements in mid-size commercial buildings whilst providing high performance air-conditioning with flexible controls and maximum comfort.

A first in the sector, the SideSmart VRF unit is an exclusive concept (for which measurements start from 1,650×1,050×420mm) and is the ideal choice for projects of all sizes, especially those with limited space in medium-size buildings.

Its modularity means that up to four units can be connected, offering a maximum combined capacity of 70HP (196kW cooling capacity).

Thanks to its slim, modular concept, larger capacity air conditioning can be achieved almost anywhere, making SideSmart one of the most versatile VRF systems on the market.

Being a lighter unit, SideSmart presents fewer complications during delivery and installation offering larger air conditioning capacities without utilising extra space. SideSmart can be installed on the preferred floor, either balconies or utility rooms, so customers can optimise the system design.

This helps reduce the length of piping between indoor and outdoor units, increasing efficiency and freeing the rooftop of air conditioning equipment.

The outdoor unit has three ESP settings (0/30 & 60pa) to cater for balcony grills or louvers.

With up to 500m total pipe length and up to 120m length with an indoor unit SideSmart is easily adapted to your building layout.

Selected indoor and outdoor units are available with FrostWash, a revolutionary new cleaning technology for cleaner, fresher air all year round.

The system cools the heat exchanger by forming a thin layer of frost from the moisture within the air. While the frost is being formed, it lifts dust particles, mould and bacteria off the heat exchanger and traps it.

Once an adequate layer of frost has been formed, the system then melts the ice, flushing away the trapped dust particles, mould, and bacteria hygienically through the drain pan. The unit then thoroughly dries the surfaces inside the unit before resuming normal operation.

SideSmart VRF is also compatible with airCloud Pro allowing users to enjoy the freedom of remote access from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. airCloud Pro allows users to remotely control their VRF system(s) from a single app, saving travel time.

The airCloud Gateway makes installation easy. Connect to the airCloud via 3G/4G3 or Ethernetand pair your VRF systems via QR code scan. With automatic detection of indoor unitsand an optimized installer view, configuring your site and zones has never been quicker.

The app makes managing your VRF systems easy. Control your entire VRF systems or selected zones in one touch with custom user access restrictions, temperature adjustment, fan speed, and modes settings with ease. airCloud pro also allows Intuitive scheduling (plan operations ahead based on your business hours) and clear error history with concise error description and follow-up.

It is simply a VRF central controller that is always by your side.

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