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It all starts with lighting
A centralized AC to DC power conversion for maximum lighting efficiency. Distributing power to all fixtures via LED smartsensors and smartgateways. Further LED drivers or active components are not required
The smartengine provides a sophisticated level of control which significantly reduces energy consumption. Multiple smartengines can be linked together to power and control hundreds or thousands of sensors and fixtures. The real time sensor data is being transfered to the smartdirector
2 power supplies per engine and a room distribution of fixtures to several smartengines guarantees a safe building operation. Additionaly the smartengine software also runs partially on every smartengine
At a Glance
smartengine Hard- and Software specifications
The smartdirector is responsible for the logical management of up to 40 smartengines and up to 2,000 sensors. The collected sensor data is stored at the director for up to one year. The smartdirector also serves as the communication link between smartengine and 3rd party building systems via an integrated, open API and a BACnet/IP interface for building management systems (BMS).
The smartengine is the workhorse of the smartengine platform. Both power delivery and data communication are delivered over the 48 port, 1.5 RU rack mountable device. The smartengine is designed to deliver fixed current DC power to light fixtures, eliminating the need for any active power conversion components in the plenum. Communication of all sensor data is sent back and aggregated at the engine before being delivered to the smartdirector
smartsensors are the data collection devices that get deployed throughout the built environment. smartsensors collect motion data via a digital passive infrared (DPIR) sensor, light levels through a photocell, and temperature. These sensors collectively allow insight into how spaces are being used, lights to be finely tuned to the ambient light in their immediate area, and inform end users of hot and cold spaces throughout a facility. Power consumption at a per fixture level also allows for measurement and verification data often required to achieve efficient building credits (LEED, BREAM) and incentives through rebate programs.
Gateways allow multiple channels of power to be delivered to a fixture. Often times this is a requirement of high lumen output fixtures (mid and high bay), continuous run linear pendants and large decorative fixtures. Up to 3 channels of power (102 watts) can be delivered to a single fixture via the smartgateway. smartgateways are also used to deliver human centric lighting (color tuning) to HCL fixtures. Depending on the design requirements of a project, sometimes multiple gateways can be used together to power very large light fixtures.
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