Legrand Expands Capabilities of the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Platform
Powerful, easy-to-use tools help lighting professionals at any experience level achieve building energy efficiency and optimization.
Santa Clara, CA, February 16, 2016 – Legrand, North America today 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 2.1 is useful from a management point of view,” said Ron Zawadzki, Principal at tk1sc, a distinguished mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm in Southern California. “Because of the simple interface, you can easily understand how your system is operating, quickly take action if there’s a problem, and make changes to save energy without being intimidated.”
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.
“Our customers have relied on DLM as a foundation for their lighting control systems because it provides design and installation freedom, and the scalability to accommodate whole buildings or campuses. These new features add immense value to any networked controls system from simple to complex projects – we can do it all.” said Charles Knuffke, VP of Systems at Wattstopper.
Wattstopper, a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential use. We help customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green initiatives, and comply with energy codes with our comprehensive range of products, programs, and services.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $6.0 billion in 2014. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.com.
Mary Placido, Wattstopper PR