Acuity Brands announced that Distech Controls, which provides intelligent building solutions, launched the ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem platform.
The new platform provides occupant control for offices and hospitality spaces as well as healthcare and educational buildings.
The ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem platform, which uses Bluetooth wireless communications, 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 UNITOUCH touchscreen, my PERSONIFY app, and EC-Multi-Sensor sensing and communicating device.
The 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 customizable for each user through its intuitive interface.
“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.”
Acuity Brands is a provider of lighting and building management solutions. The firm currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia.