Products, Materials & Tools | Jun 30, 2016

Echelon Introduces BACnet Gateway For Echelon LumInsight™ Desktop

Echelon Corporation, a leading independent control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced new capabilities for intelligently managing lighting using popular Building Management Systems (BMS) via its new LumInsight BACnet gateway. Part of the Lumewave by Echelon™ solution, LumInsight Desktop software offers a BACnet gateway to address the growing desire of enterprise facilities managers to control, manage, and monitor all their lighting devices and sensors, indoor and outdoor, in an industry standard platform as well as supports multiple building operations from a single dashboard.

“BMS integration is the next evolution of the built environment solution,” said Jose M. Varona, Associate Director of Energy Management Systems, University of Miami “The integration is where we gain not only a global view of the indoor and outdoor deployment, but benefit from maintenance cost reductions, faster response time for support issues, and access to a wider range of emerging smart applications.”

Better energy and utilization efficiency, real-time consolidated performance data, and lower costs are key factors driving building owners to seek a system-wide integrated control solution. By using the Echelon BACnet gateway, multiple facility networks - from lighting to sensors - can converge into a single, unified energy management system for insight into and control of building and lighting systems. Then, as new requirements for advanced applications are needed, such as space utilization and security monitoring, or the need to respond to emerging opportunities generated from Internet of Things (IoT), building proprietors will be ready to expand with the BACnet LumInsight Desktop solution.

“Converging lighting systems with building controls reduces cost and improves facility management, safety and customer satisfaction, which is an end-goal of today's facility leaders,” said Dan DeLong, President, Architectural Lighting Designs, Inc. “When the facility management of a building, parking garage and exterior lighting converge into one system, facility managers have limitless control, and for the first time, can be proactive to any changes that may arise. Echelon's new BACnet gateway demonstrates how bridging building and lighting systems creates a more functional and overall smarter system. From what I’ve seen so far in this pilot, Echelon has created a solid solution based on its deep building automation knowledge and controls experience.”

About Echelon:

With more than 100 million Echelon-powered devices installed worldwide, Echelon helps its customers easily and safely migrate existing control systems to the most modern lighting and Building automation environments, while bringing new devices and applications into an ever-growing global Industrial Internet. Echelon helps its customers reduce operational costs, enhance satisfaction and safety, grow revenues and perform better in both established and emerging markets.
More information about Echelon can be found at www.echelon.com 

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