GE Current has announced its new Daintree Controls Software (DCS), a web-based application that allows users to monitor, troubleshoot and report on the energy performance of indoor, outdoor and industrial spaces from a single application.
The firm said that the new application will enable building managers to adjust scheduling or lighting parameters based on hours of operation, seasonality, evolving energy codes or business energy requirements. With real-time visibility of what’s happening in specific zones, an entire building or a network of buildings, those same managers can identify issues when they arise, GE Current said.
The upgradeable nature of DCS enables users to expand and adapt lighting controls applications as needs arise and technologies become available, the company added. The software can be integrated into other building management systems to gain a centralized and holistic view of building performance in the graphical interface of DCS. Managers can also use the software’s read/write capability to work with API programs to funnel real-time data into applications that enable location-based services, people counting and more to empower organizations to better understand how spaces are being used, according to GE Current.
“Daintree Controls Software builds upon the rich history of Current’s controls and sensors to bring accessible building monitoring to any business,” said Melissa Wesorick, chief marketing and strategy officer at Current. “We’ve made this platform simple and actionable so all users can more easily understand what’s happening in their spaces, what needs adjustment and where there are opportunities for savings. It’s all part of our mission to make commercial and industrial businesses as efficient and effective as possible.”
Data security is built into every aspect of Daintree Controls Software, GE Current says. Current’s defense-in-depth strategy provides multi-layered protection, leading to a recent cybersecurity certification by the ioXt Alliance. To earn certification from ioXt—which the company said is widely regarded as the global standard for Internet of Things (IoT) security—a device must meet eight criteria that fall under the categories of security, upgradability and transparency. The Wireless Area Controller (WAC60) used in the Daintree Wireless system exceeds the mark in these categories, allowing users to deploy wireless lighting controls and IoT solutions with confidence.