Stand-alone lighting components such as electronic dimming ballasts, photo and occupancy
sensors and lighting analog controls aren’t new. What’s new and brilliant is how
Encelium’s ECS™ energy management control system interconnects and networks
these devices to give you unprecedented. Best of all, Encelium keeps costs down
by utilizing standard light control components in the architecture.
This incredibly efficient commercial lighting solution is implemented by using a
standard click and go network cable and facilitated by a Universal Input/Output
Module (I/O Module) installed on each device. I/O modules are interconnected in
a daisy chain topology and networked back to an ECU, an embedded processor. The
ECU collects and processes information received from the sensors and distributes
commands to individual ballasts. As well, ECU's are linked to existing local area
networks (LANs) to enable personal lighting control on each user's personal computer.
A designated building automation PC on the network operates Encelium’s Polaris software
for overall system configuration and monitoring. The system is connected independently
of existing lighting electrical circuits for minimized installation cost and maximum
ECS™ incorporates GreenBus™ communication technology designed specifically
to transmit unique control signals to hundreds of nodes quickly and reliably.