EnOcean Alliance Members DimOnOff and Leviton to Showcase Wireless Lighting Control Technologies

DinOnOff introduces at Lightfair 2011 a new bidirectional wireless interface that greatly simplifies the pairing of EnOcean based products such as Leviton LEVnet series.
May 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Live Demonstrations in EnOcean Alliance Booth #2345

SAN RAMON, CA – May 16, 2011

During LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), held May 17-19 in Philadelphia, EnOcean Alliance partners DimOnOff and Leviton will showcase their collaboration on the development of a bi-directional wireless interface that drastically simplifies the pairing of EnOcean sensor modules and LevNet RF relays. The EnOcean Alliance is a consortium of companies working to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology for green intelligent buildings. DimOnOff will be providing a live demonstration of this remote management at the EnOcean Alliance booth (#2345).

DimOnOff, an innovative Quebec, Canada-based company, is focused on maximizing the performance and flexibility of its wireless lighting control and automation product line by simplifying installation and minimizing total cost of ownership. The realization of remote management, which involves both remote commissioning and control, further enhances wireless capabilities and creates new opportunities not previously possible with energy harvesting devices.

The DimOnOff-EnOcean bidirectional interface simplifies pairing between EnOcean sensor modules (including single and double rocker switches, lux sensors, motion sensors) and LevNet RF relays (such as WSS10-UZ and WSS10-GUZ) by requiring each unit to be recognized only once. Afterward, association between sensors and relays becomes completely virtual, therefore eliminating the requirement for numerous, and often complex, push-button pairing. Additionally, this novel method allows dynamic creation of groups for LevNet RF relays through local or off-site remote commissioning.

The DimOnOff software platform enables full control of the LevNet RF relays through a state-of-the-art graphical user interface that can accommodate multiple users, sites and platforms. Included in DimOnOff’s solution is a comprehensive scheduling system that enables and disables interaction between LevNet RF sensors and controls LevNet RF relays, based on rules and conditions. Bi-directional interfacing to any third party BACnet system using BACnet over IP is also supported.

There are numerous benefits associated with this virtual platform, including flexible and intelligent control, automation and monitoring for commercial, institutional and industrial applications. This solution, that represents a key element of the next generation for building energy management, can integrate daylight harvesting features, smart grid demand and response programs and web-based control and monitoring from computing devices and smart phones. In situations where long distances prevent a sensor from reaching a relay(s), the DimOnOff’s bi-directional interface system can rely instead on the capabilities of DimOnOff’s multi-technology routing by utilizing power line or IP-based technologies.

By establishing enhanced functionality like remote management and TCP/IP interoperability with its wireless, battery-less enabled end-devices and their associated IP-based control systems, the EnOcean Alliance offers a complete building management solution for optimal energy and operational efficiency. Building owners and facility managers can now monitor, manage, and control these systems centrally and from any web-enabled device, from anywhere in the world.

About Leviton

Leviton is a global leader in electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions and lighting energy management systems. A member of the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), Leviton was founded at the turn of the 20th century, and has grown to become a preeminent leader in the industry. Today Leviton’s product portfolio consists of more than 25,000 devices and systems used in homes, businesses and industry. Nine out of ten buildings and homes throughout North America use products made by Leviton and builders, electrical contractors and other industry professionals rank Leviton products #1 in brand preference. Leviton products are the smart choice for smart professionals. For more information visit leviton.com

About the DimOnOff

DimOnOff is an innovative company, specializing in manufacturing and development of multi technology wireless distributed lighting control, automation and energy management electronic products and software. Our main markets are control & monitoring of commercial, industrial and municipal lighting such as warehouses, parking lots, car dealerships, baseball diamonds, ice rinks, gymnasiums, classrooms, boardrooms, office buildings, hospitals and street lighting systems, just to name a few. DimOnOff is an active member of the EnOcean alliance. www.dimonoff.com

About the EnOcean Alliance

Leading companies worldwide from the building sector collected to form the EnOcean Alliance, with the aim of promoting and establishing innovative automation solutions for sustainable buildings – and so to make buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The core technology of the Alliance is the energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to standardize and internationalize energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. More than 170 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, CA.

Media contacts

Cory Vanderpool
EnOcean Alliance
T (540) 209-0951
E cory.vanderpool@enocean-alliance.org

Kevin Gallagher
Gallagher Group Communications
T (415) 989-2900
E kevin@gg-comm.com

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