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Controller Combines Digital Lighting and HVAC - Acuity Brands - Facility Management Product Release


Acuity Brands
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The nLight ECLYPSE smart building ready controller combines digital lighting and HVAC controls onto one platform. The controller is built using Acuity Brands’ ECLYPSE platform by Distech Controls and nLight controls by Acuity Controls. The unified platform gives building managers the power to configure, monitor and control critical building systems through one intuitive interface. The ECLYPSE platform uses the BACnet/IP communications protocol.

With the nLight ECLYPSE controller, Acuity Brands is changing the smart building game by bringing together two critical building management systems that represent the largest share of energy use in facilities. Unifying HVAC and lighting systems onto one control platform eliminates the installation and management of separate HVAC and lighting networks, as well as their related sensors and user management interfaces.

The nLight ECLYPSE controller monitors and controls sensor data for both lighting and HVAC in real-time, thereby adjusting the occupant’s environment for desired comfort, while maintaining optimal energy efficiency. Furthermore, the controller features communication through the Internet Protocol (IP) and Wi-Fi wireless networking technology, making it ideal for renovation projects. Plus, it is easily scalable to meet a facility’s current and future needs. nLight ECLYPSE is an IP network-based controller (BACnet/IP), enabling not only the unified control of lighting and HVAC, but also enabling communication with other IP network-based, smart devices.

The nLight ECLPYSE controller also features embedded HTML 5 -based visualization and user interface within each of the control devices, delivering real-time data on occupancy trends, energy usage and space utilization. Distributed intelligence and visualization provides reliable control without concern about a single point of failure. Sophisticated authentication via an HTTPS server provides a reliable, proven method of securing sensitive building data.

nLight ECLYPSE is an A+ Certified system component that delivers an easy-to-specify, easy-to-install controls solution that is interoperable with Acuity A+ Capable luminaires. 


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posted: 2/17/2017