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Tridonic's New connecDIM Dashboard Improves Day To Day Management And Reporting For Multi-site Lighting Installations
- Published: Monday, 23 November 2015 09:45
Tridonic announced today the availability of a new Lighting Dashboard to supplement its recently introduced connecDIM lighting control solution.
The benefit of the dashboard is that not only does it interface with the connecDIM system, but it also opens up the opportunity for the Tridonic system to integrate with HVAC Building Management Systems.
Simon Blazey, Solution Sales Manager at Tridonic, explains more; "We understand that customers want more than just data on the lux and lumens of their installation. Using our dashboard will enable them to extract and interrogate valuable data that will assist with the making of complex business decisions and ensure that they gain additional value from their lighting installations."
The dashboard has been developed on the Tridium Niagara Platform by Forest Rock who worked closely with a number of Tridonic customers to understand the best format for the data. For example the dashboard allows the FM manager to rank sites across their portfolio from a perspective of KWh/sq ft lighting efficiency. This supplements the already highly successful cloud based, connecDIM lighting control solution which uses DALI protocol to monitor energy usage, fault conditions and emergency lighting from each luminaire across a client's full range of sites.
"The key to any graphical interface is to ensure that the data represented is meaningful to your customer and that it adds value to their business and how it operates. The range of graphical representations that can be accessed via this dashboard can be tailored to the individual needs of the customer so that they have meaning for them and their reporting and will provide a focus for their energy reduction strategy," continued Blazey. This type of reporting and analysis is going to become increasingly important for companies as they strive to meet the new ESOS requirements that are being introduced.
As a leading international supplier of intelligent and efficient lighting solutions, Tridonic supports its customers and business partners on their journey to greater success with intelligent, impressive and sustainable lighting. Our components and lighting systems offer the highest quality, absolute reliability and considerable energy savings, giving our customers a distinct competitive advantage.
Tridonic constantly brings innovations and state-of-the-art lighting systems to market. More than 95 percent of our R&D projects are devoted to the development of new LED systems and technologies for networked light. Thanks to our expertise and know-how in vertical lighting applications (in retail outlets, offices, educational establishments, outdoor installations and industry, for example), leading luminaire manufacturers, architects, electrical planners, lighting designers, electrical contractors and wholesalers place their trust in Tridonic for their indoor and outdoor lighting.
Tridonic is part of the Zumtobel Group and has its headquarters in Dornbirn, Austria. In the 2014/15 fiscal year, Tridonic achieved sales of 393.8 million euros. 1,750 highly qualified employees and sales partners in 51 countries throughout the world are committed to the development and introduction of new, intelligent and networked lighting systems. With over 40 million light points installed per year, Tridonic is ideally placed to position lighting as a key element and important infrastructure for networking more than just light (the internet of things).