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[Lyon, France, February 25, 2019] –Distech Controls, an innovation leader connecting people with intelligent building solutions, today launched ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem, a new technology that results in improved occupant control for offices and hospitality spaces as well as healthcare and educational buildings. By utilising Bluetooth® communication technology, this new platform allows occupants to easily manage comfort settings within their space via technology they are familiar with, such as a mobile device or app.
“The average person spends more than 90% of their life indoors much of that in buildings of all types, including hospitals, schools or office spaces , we must shift our focus to optimising the indoor environment,” said Charles Pelletier, Director of Product Management at Distech Controls. “We all have different, often subtle, preferences for temperature and light levels. Our new platform allows occupants in building spaces to have greater control over their environment, which is easily managed through our my PERSONIFY app on their mobile device.”
The ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem platform includes the Allure UNITOUCHTM touchscreen sensor, my PERSONIFY app and EC-Multi-Sensor-BLE. The cutting-edge user interface of the Allure UNITOUCH is fitted with its own sensor, enhancing the occupant experience. With its built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, it can be paired with a smartphone to quickly and easily adjust room comfort settings such as HVAC, lighting and sunblinds. The EC-Multi-Sensor-BLE features a motion detector, light sensor, temperature sensor and a BLE transceiver that together enable the wireless control of comfort settings in building spaces. The my PERSONIFY app is easily customisable for each user through its intuitive interface.
Occupant well-being is an increasingly important consideration for HR professionals and facility managers keen to optimise workplace performance, reduce absenteeism and boost morale.2
“Occupants using this technology can quickly and easily modify the environmental conditions according to their own requirements in spaces such as hotel bedrooms, cellular offices or classroom areas,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “By utilising BLE technology, Distech Controls was able to create an occupant-focused and mobile-accessible platform, putting employees or guests in charge of their own spaces to maximise comfort, control and well-being.”
With its contemporary design and an inviting user interface, Distech Controls’ technologies enable building owners and managers to easily select the finish that will seamlessly blend into their space. Architects who are designing spaces will not need to compromise between functionality and appearance.
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About Distech Controls
An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimise 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 Authorised System Integrators. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch® Atrius™. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com