Telkonet introduces wireless thermostat

Telkonet, a supplier of energy management devices for the education, military and hospitality markets, said Monday it has introduced a new wireless thermostat.

The EcoTouch+Battery can be installed wire-free and contains an occupancy sensor that activates the screen when a person is nearby, helping to preserve battery life.

“At the end of the day, our customers’ needs drive our innovation,” said Jason Tienor, Telkonet chief executive, in a statement. “As energy costs continue to increase, our customers, be it a hotel operator or student housing facility, want to better manage energy usage in an effort to be more green and to save dollars that can be better invested elsewhere.”

Also this month, Waukesha-based Telkonet said it introduced a VRF controller that syncs with new energy-efficient variable refrigerant flow heating and cooling systems.