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ECLYPSE Connected System Controller Named Most Valuable Product of the Year

Distech Controls’ IP-based solution awarded by Consulting-Specifying Engineer as 2015 top product

September 17, 2015

Brossard, QC, September 17, 2015 - Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, today announced that the company’s ECLYPSE™ Connected System Controller has won the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year (POY) Most Valuable Product award. This contest, now in its 11th edition, is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering markets. The annual reader-choice program was created to provide Consulting-Specifying Engineer's readers with information about the top new product in their fields.

The ECLYPSE Connected System Controller, part of the ECLYPSE Connected IP and Wi-Fi product series, is an HVAC controller that supports multi-protocol communications including BACnet/IP and is BTL-listed as a BACnet Building Controller (B-BC). Recognized by voters for its powerful connectivity and advanced control, monitoring and analysis, it prepares users for the Internet of Things (IoT) building. To achieve the MVP status, the ECLYPSE Connected System Controller received not only the most votes amongst of the “BAS, Controls, Energy Management” finalists, but across all 13 categories.

Distech Controls’ ECLYPSE Connected System Controller is a modular and scalable platform that utilizes BACnet/IP and IT standards, to deliver empowered IP connectivity, open integration, and convergence between IT and building management systems. Embedded with ENVYSION, it also delivers the art and science of actionable visual knowledge and a powerful experience. Providing the flexibility to choose one's implementation and integration architecture, the ECLYPSE Connected System Controller can either be paired with ENVYSION for a completely autonomous solution, or used as part of an integrated building management solution, with EC-NetAX, web-based platform, powered by the NiagaraAX Framework®. The latter also allows for multi-system integration and larger or multi-location applications, expanding the capabilities of existing EC-NetAX building management systems with ECLYPSE BACnet/IP, wired and wireless IP connectivity.

“When launching the ECLYPSE Connected System Controller less than a year ago, our entire team was thrilled to introduce such a leading-edge technology to the market,” said Trevor Palmer, Vice President Products and Marketing of Distech Controls. “To now have it voted by consulting specifying engineers in the field as the ‘Most Valuable Product of the Year’ is a testament to the work and dedication that went into its development. I am confident that this award will serve to further fuel our commitment to providing those in the industry with superior, innovative solutions,” added Palmer.

To learn more about the ECLYPSE Connected System Controller, and the entire ECLYPSE Connected IP and Wi-Fi product series, please click here.

About Distech Controls

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs. We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com.

About Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Consulting-Specifying Engineer (www.csemag.com) is a monthly publication serving the nonresidential building industry. It covers mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire/life safety engineering for commercial, industrial, government, health care, and high-tech buildings. Consulting-Specifying Engineer is published by CFE Media LLC. CFE Media LLC publishes Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Control Engineering, and Plant Engineering magazines on a monthly basis to more than 200,000 qualified subscribers. CFE Media LLC publishes a wide range of weekly and monthly e-newsletters, as well as videos, webcasts, blogs, and virtual events on www.csemag.comwww.controleng.com, and www.plantengineering.com.

Contact Information

Caroline Cadieux

Director of Marketing and Communications

450-444-9898 ext. 237

ccadieux@distech-controls.com

Lauren Scott

Distech Controls

514-291-9255

lscott@distech-controls.com

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