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Distech Controls Introduces Allure EC-Smart-Comfort

New all-in-one, occupant-focused communicating sensor

November 20, 2015

Brossard, QC, November 20, 2015 - Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, today introduced the second of two latest additions to the company’s Allure™ communicating sensor series: the EC-Smart-Comfort.

This versatile communicating room sensor provides precise temperature sensing and fan speed control. In addition, it can be expanded with up to 4 Smart-Light or Smart-Blind add-on modules that allows for adjusting lights (ON/OFF or dimming) and shade/sunblind (up, down, angle rotation). These modules can easily be added at any time by simply clipping them on, meaning that no additional wiring is required. In addition, by not having to install independent light switches and shades/sunblind switches with the EC-Smart-Comfort, one can significantly reduce material and installation costs.

With the easy addition of Smart-Light and Smart-Blind modules, the Allure EC-Smart-Comfort sensor becomes the front-end to all-in-one room comfort management, combining and centralizing all room functions. Additional occupant-focused features include:

  • Colored LED indicators (whose intensity can be customized) provide a clear indication of settings and status
  • Rotary knobs to adjust set point offset and fan speed. In addition, the LED indicators can be configured in “Level Indicator” mode, blinking as each successive level is passed.

The EC-Smart-Comfort provides the market with significant installation savings, as the sensor models are available with 8 digital inputs for connection to existing or architect-specified light and shade/sunblind switches, or other room devices. This reduces wiring costs and installation time for both new and retrofit installations.

The EC-Smart-Comfort is compatible with the ECL series LONWORKS® Controllers, ECB series BACnet®Controllers and ECLYPSE™ series BACnet/ IP and Wi-Fi Controllers, including the Smart Room Control solution, a unified system for the control of HVAC room terminal equipment, lighting, and shades/sunblind.

Distech Controls’ Allure EC-Smart-Comfort is to receive an honorable mention at the upcoming AHR Innovation Awards in Orlando. Selected by a panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members, it has been recognized in the Indoor Air Quality category.

“The Allure EC-Smart-Comfort successfully takes the unification of all room control elements to the next level,” said Trevor Palmer, Vice President, Products and Marketing, Distech Controls. “Distech Controls is proud to introduce this all-in-one sensor and to have it be recognized by the AHR Expo Innovation Awards for its ability to empower building occupants and owners alike”.

The Allure EC-Smart-Comfort will be on display at the upcoming AHR Expo from January 25th to the 27th. Distech Controls invites those attending to visit booth, #1242, to learn more about the complete series of Allure communicating sensors, the company’s Smart Room Control solution, and ECLYPSE Connected IP and Wi-Fi product series.

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. 


Caroline Cadieux

Director of Marketing and Communications

450-444-9898 ext. 237

Lauren Scott

Distech Controls


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