Solution gives building occupants personal control of spaces via app or mobile device
Atlanta, GA, April 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) (“Company”) today announced that Distech Controls®, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, launched the ECLYPSE® Sky Ecosystem platform. The platform provides occupant control for offices and hospitality spaces as well as healthcare and educational buildings. By utilizing Bluetooth® wireless communications, the ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem platform allows occupants to easily manage comfort settings within their space using familiar technology, such as a mobile device.
“Because the average person in the United States spends the majority of their life indoors, much of that in buildings such as hospitals, schools or office spaces, there is an emerging focus on optimizing the indoor environment,” said Charles Pelletier, Director of Product Management at Distech Controls. “We all have different, often subtle, preferences for temperature and light levels. Our new platform allows occupants in building spaces to have greater personal control over these elements in their indoor environment through the my PERSONIFY app on their mobile device.”
The ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem platform includes the Allure UNITOUCHTM touchscreen, my PERSONIFY app, and EC-Multi-Sensor sensing and communicating device. The cutting-edge user interface of the Allure UNITOUCH is fitted with its own touch sensor. With its built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, it can be paired with a smartphone for quick and easy adjustment of room comfort settings such as HVAC, lighting and sunblinds. The EC-Multi-Sensor BLE features a motion detector, light sensor, temperature sensor, and a BLE transceiver that together enable the wireless control of comfort settings in building spaces. The my PERSONIFY app is easily customizable for each user through its intuitive interface.
Occupant well-being is an increasingly important consideration for optimizing workplace performance, reducing absenteeism and boosting morale.1i
“Occupants using our new platform technology can quickly and easily modify the environmental conditions according to their own requirements in spaces such as hotel rooms, cellular offices or classrooms” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “We were able to create an occupant-focused and mobile-accessible platform, putting employees or guests in charge of their own spaces to maximize comfort, control and well-being, the interface of which can blend aesthetically in the environment as it is available in black and white finishes.”
To learn more, please visit https://www.distech-controls.com/en/us/ble-innovation/.
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About Distech Controls
Distech Controls connects people with intelligent building solutions through our forward-thinking technologies and services. We partner with customers to deliver innovative solutions that can provide better health, better spaces, and better efficiencies. Our passion for innovation, quality and sustainability guides our business, which serves multiple market segments through worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized System Integrators and Distributors. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com.
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2018 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.
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