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Honeywell Expands Spyder™ Controller Portfolio to Bring Added Flexibility and Reduced Installation Time to Contractors

Honeywell Expands Spyder™ Controller Portfolio to Bring Added Flexibility and Reduced Installation Time to ContractorsJan 08, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today the expansion of its Spyder™ controller portfolio with the launch of Spyder with Relays, Sylk™ I/O and Zio® Lite sylk-enabled wall modules, all which provide added flexibility and drastically reduce installation time for contractors.Honeywell's popular Spyder controller now offers a Spyder with Relays model which eliminates the need for contractors to install separate switching relays when controlling roof-top or CVAHU equipment by adding relays to the Spyder hardware. Benefits of a Spyder with Relays controller include:
  • Shortened installation time
  • Available in LonWorks™ and BACnet™ protocol The new Spyder with Relays is also compatible with Honeywell's new Sylk I/O module, which is a Sylk-enabeld device that expands a single Spyder controller's input and output (I/O) count by eight to 12 points modularly through a Sylk™ bus connection. Benefits of a Honeywell Sylk I/O module include:
  • Ability to use existing program logic within a single wire sheet
  • Shortened installation time
  • Frees up I/O to add flexibility
  • Sylk-enabled: Offers either local or remote installation flexibility Honeywell also recently announced its new Zio Lite wall module which utilizes Sylk technology to connect to Spyder controllers to reduce installation time for contractors. With its sleek design and easy-to-use interface, the Zio Lite offers a model that is packaged with temperature, humidity, and CO2 sensing, all on two wires. Key features of the Honeywell Zio Lite include:
  • Sylk-enabled which, as mentioned, reduces wires to two, saving time on installation
  • Integrated CO2, temperature and humidity sensors combined into one model which reduces number of units on the wall
  • Integrated CO2 sensor enables indoor air quality to be met and demand control ventilation strategies to be implemented, reducing operating costs
  • Easy-to-use interface which can adjust the set point, temperature and more using state of the art CapSense™ technology Sylk is a two-wire polarity-insensitive bus that provides power and communication between a Sylk-enabled controller and a Sylk-enabled device without having to run tons of wires and use up I/O on the controller.
"Enhancements to our Spyder controller line were designed with our contractors in mind," said Tom Rosback, General Manager of Commercial Control Systems at Honeywell. "Contractors are busy and they need to get on and off of the job quickly and Spyder with Relays, Sylk I/O and Zio Lite all allow our contractors to do more with less while drastically saving them time."For more information about Honeywell's new additions to the Spyder™ portfolio, please visit ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.