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Embue Tops in Z-Wave Labs Program

Carl Weinschenk

The Z-Wave Alliance – an open consortium aimed at pushing the Z-Wave wireless communications protocol – announced that Embue is the summer winner of its Z-Wave Labs program. Z-Wave is an automation protocol for homes. Embue, which released its product last year, is developing technology that will enable multifamily property managers to reduce energy and   …Continue Reading


Refrigerator Monitors Temperatures for Pharmacy Products

Linda Hardesty

Phononic introduced SilverPoint a Wi-Fi enabled temperature monitoring system, which is embedded in Phononic’s Evolve family of cold storage products: a compact refrigerator (1.8 cu. ft.); a freezer (1.8 cu. ft.); and an undercounter refrigerator (5.5 cu. ft.). In addition to the embedded firmware, cloud-based software connected via Wi-Fi provides advanced temperature monitoring options. The   …Continue Reading


Wireless Sensors Monitor Temp, Humidity, Lighting

Linda Hardesty

Paragon Robotics data loggers use wireless sensors to access office building information from HVAC systems, allowing users to view gas, water and energy usage or lighting and occupancy. The sensor information, accessed locally or remotely, can be used to track individual suite performance and tenant usage. Paragon wireless dataloggers can be installed in individual office   …Continue Reading


Battery-Powered Photosensor Provides Natural Light Sensing

Linda Hardesty

Crestron is now shipping a new battery-powered photosensor that provides natural light sensing and indoor light control for daylight harvesting applications. The GLS-LDL-EX-BATT dual-loop photosensor features two internal photocells – one for open-loop daylight sensing and one for closed-loop ambient light sensing. The GLS-LDL-EX-BATT monitors natural daylight from windows, automatically adjusting shades and lighting to   …Continue Reading


Daylighting Added to Hubbell Lighting Controls

Linda Hardesty

Hubbell Building Automation added daylighting capability to its NX networked lighting controls. The NXDS daylight sensor auto-configures with the NX Room Controller. The NXDS daylight sensor is designed for open loop operation, measuring natural light coming in through a window. It communicates with the recently-launched NXRC series Room Controller, which directs switching or dimming of   …Continue Reading


Orion Energy Introduces LED Troffer Retrofit

Linda Hardesty

Orion Energy Systems launched its new High Lumen LED APOLLO Troffer Retrofit and 19 new LED products for commercial, industrial and retail facilities. The High Lumen LED APOLLO Troffer Retrofit is available in 7000 (2×2 and 2×4) and 9000 (2×4) lumen packages, expanding its use to now include broader retail and education applications. The troffer retrofit   …Continue Reading


High Performance UPS Targeted for Large Data Centers

Linda Hardesty

Eaton launched a new high performance model of its Power Xpert 9395 uninterruptible power system (UPS) for the Americas. The new UPS model provides scalable battery runtimes for large data centers, light industrial applications and multi-tenant data centers. The new UPS builds upon the technology of the existing Power Xpert 9395 UPS, delivering a unity   …Continue Reading


Mitsubishi Variable Frequency Drives Save Energy in HVAC

Linda Hardesty

Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduced the F800 Series variable frequency drive (VFD) for precise motor speed control to improve efficiency of air movement through HVAC systems. While the F800 is especially suitable for HVAC applications, including air handlers, cooling towers and pumps, this multi-functional F800 is also appropriate for pumps and fans within industrial applications. The   …Continue Reading


WattStopper Offers Digital Lighting Management

Linda Hardesty

WattStopper launched a suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) fixture-integrated control products to provide a scalable way to incorporate individual fixture control into open office environments. The control products can be configured to meet the latest code and building requirements and changes, as well as expand into a complete digital control infrastructure. Ideally designed for   …Continue Reading


Hubbell Launches Parking Garage LED

Linda Hardesty

Hubbell Lighting launched a commercial grade LED parking garage and canopy luminaire – the Beacon Products’ Orbeon. With Beacon Products’ optional Beaconnect Lighting Control technology, energy cost can be reduced by up to 80 percent, says the company. The small size Orbeon at 4.5” x 5.3“ x 11.25“ utilizes high-powered LEDs, precise optical control and features   …Continue Reading


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