Touchscreen vs. LCD vs. Non-Display in an IAQ Sensor Platform

Posted on Friday Jan 29, 2021 at 08:00AM  

A modern Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) sensor platform is a robust system. Your monitoring devices may track concentrations of CO2, volatile organic compounds (VOC), temperature, humidity, and more—perhaps even all from the same device, as with the Veris CW2 Series of IAQ sensors.

But controlling and operating these devices does not need to be difficult. In fact, it should be convenient and simple to check current measurements, manage historical readings, or set conditions. Veris brings convenience to the next level by offering users their choice among three straightforward interface options, including a touchscreen, a non-touch LCD screen with 3 analog buttons, and even a non-display option that is accessed and managed via compatible BAS devices and software rather than in the field.

Why Choose a Touchscreen?

The brilliant color touchscreen of a modern IAQ sensor platform like the Veris CW2 Series provides an intuitive user experience with the familiar, easy-to-navigate touch interface that is a growing standard in air quality management technology. High-resolution touch displays make for efficient and flexible interfaces, with the ability to navigate detailed menu options in seconds.

Building managers prefer our touchscreen interface option for optimum control of individual sensor units with the added aesthetic benefit of an attractive, high resolution color display.

Why Choose an LCD Screen?

The standard, segmented LCD screen option for the Veris CW2 sensor platform features 3 analog buttons for cost-effective and straightforward air quality management. A simple black and white LCD screen (not unlike that of a digital wristwatch) is budget-friendly for economically-minded installations, but still provides the robust data and control you need via the three-button configuration beneath the screen. 

As an added benefit, these units are incredibly simple to operate and are easy to use while you, your technicians, or other building occupants are wearing gloves. 

Why Choose a Non-Display Interface?

Subtlety is the name of the game, here. Our non-display option conceals the advanced Veris sensor platform within a smooth, high-impact ABS plastic enclosure that provides protection and durability without calling attention to the individual wall unit. Some building managers will select a non-display IAQ sensor platform because it blends seamlessly into the environment and preserves a sleek office aesthetic. 

On the other hand, there are no visual controls on the exterior of the unit, which means you’ll need to access data and manage settings via compatible BAS software. This can be an advantage when the sensor is in areas where access to device controls would be problematic. Not all IAQ sensor platforms are optimally managed from the sensor units themselves, and not all building managers want occupants to have access to the controls and settings of the sensors.

Flexible Options Will Suit Your Needs

No matter which of these three options you choose—or even if you mix and match interface options across your sensor platform—every device will provide the superior accuracy and sensitive readings that you need for indoor air quality management and monitoring at your facility. The only difference will be how you access the settings, readings, and controls of each individual device.

Get in touch with us today for more details on the capabilities and functions of each of these interface options, or browse our versatile selection of Veris CW2 Series sensors to find the perfect fit for your building.

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