The University of Toronto’s new “electronic classroom” combines familiar audiovisual equipment, such as slide projectors and VCRs, with such sophisticated equipment as a multi-sync data/video projection system and multi-scene preset dimming controls. Instructors can now electronically enhance their lectures with an integrated user-friendly presentation system.
Schneider Electric recently announced the launch of its residential lighting control line under the Square D® Clipsal® brand name. The products will include dimmers, relays, movement sensors and input devices such as switches and touch screens crafted in sleek European styling. The announcement was made at the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla.
The Weidt Group conducted a study of daylight harvesting projects to find out if daylight harvesting projects are living up to their expectations. The team—consisting of Eijadi, Prasad Vaidya, Tom McDougall, Jason Steinbock and Jim Douglas—reviewed dozens of completed projects, most of which were sidelit using windows, and separated the success stories—some of them operating for 25 years—from projects they considered to be failures.
The Maestro IR remote control dimmer from Lutron Electronics has been selected as an Innovations 2006 Design and Engineering Awards honoree in the Video Accessories category. The awards are sponsored and managed by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces the Wireless Miro LCD Touch Screen, offering fingertip control of a wireless Miro RF lighting control network.
Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces the Automation Appliance, a web-based user interface for the Lighting Integrator lighting control panel.
Watt Stopper/Legrand introduces the latest addition to its award winning Miro product family, the House and Room Scene Interfaces. Scene Interfaces enable a wireless Miro lighting control network to interface with common residential electronic devices.
Watt Stopper/Legrand announces the addition of a native BACnet option to its lighting control panel product line, Lighting Integrator. The BACnet option enables native level integration of lighting control with a BACnet-based building automation system.
How do you upgrade the 14-year-old dimming system of a 33,000 sq. foot ballroom that utilizes low voltage wiring? Simple: a retrofit installation utilizing the LYTEmode™ Architectural Lighting Control System.
At the Philadelphia Marriott, in Philadelphia, PA, this was the task at hand that was given to Larry Fine, Senior Architectural Representative for Lightolier®.
Leviton Manufacturing Company introduces Vizia-RF™ the first dependable, scalable, affordable wireless lighting control system for residential applications. Easy to install, set up and operate, Leviton’s Vizia-RF™ Home Control system uses Zensys’ Z-Wave technology to overcome the performance issues and high cost of earlier generations of wireless home control systems. The Vizia-RF system includes digital switches and dimmers, along with a full-function scene controller, zone-controller, appliance and lamp modules and remote control. These devices can be installed as a single, stand-alone lighting control network or as part of a larger “intelligent” network of controls for HVAC, access control, intruder and fire detection, appliance control and other home systems.