Legrand, North America recently announced new product enhancements to its award-winning Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) platform with a new user interface and now programmable DLM Groups programming capability. Easy to deploy, customize, and build into the DLM architecture, these out-of-the-box enhancements provide greater system simplicity, flexibility, and scalability than ever before.
The 2.1 version of Wattstopper Segment Manager adds an intuitive and robust user interface that allows for easy viewing, organizing, and scheduling of lighting control systems and related energy usage. The interface is designed to be an effective management tool to help building owners, facility managers, and electrical engineers optimize building performance and reduce energy costs with valuable information on each space and visual history on the site’s operation.
New to the lighting controls industry is the tile-based user interface that allows users to easily group controls by room, area, floor, and building into their desired view. Also unique is Segment Manager’s ability to automatically populate tiles into the dashboard when integrated into the DLM system. There is no special programming required for set up. Additional features and benefits include:
• Real-time Analytics: Receive important current usage information per tile such as total kilowatts, watts per square foot, occupancy state, and alerts.
• Integrated Demand Response Functionality: Initiate demand response with a single button push. This capability is especially relevant in California for meeting Title 24 requirements.
• Improved Scheduling: View schedules for each day, week, or month. Events show both the start and stop time via colored event bars.
• Tablet and Smart Phone Friendly: Access Segment Manager 2.1 Graphical User Interface (GUI) from any PC, tablet, or smartphone with a web browser.
The Segment Manager can be used as a stand-alone solution, or extended into an even more powerful system with the Wattstopper LM Supervisor package. This option adds the capability to easily manage multiple Segment Manager installations across a site and enables long-term historical trending for benchmarking measurement and verification.
In addition, the expanded Wattstopper Groups programming capability marks a significant update to the DLM architecture. Control specialists now have new ways to combine loads throughout a facility for control by any selection of DLM devices. Enabling complete flexibility for zone-based, room-based, or load-based control, Groups allow loads in any networked areas to operate together on a schedule, sensor, or switch for greater convenience.
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