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MSensor 2

elitedali MSensor 2 – DALI MultiSensor

The low cost MultiSensor2 combines presence/absence detection with daylight measurement for DALI Open Standards intelligent lighting networks.
Available as a licensed option for elitedali for Niagara solution, version v2.0.6 and later.


elitedali MSensor 3 – DALI MultiSensor

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La Control Network Solutions Ltd es ahora un miembro permanente del grupo de trabajo DALI

daliLogoLargeWe are pleased to announce that Control Network Solutions Ltd is now a full member of the DALI working party. The DALI working party was founded in 2000 by leading international manufacturers in the field of lamp and luminaire control. Today, with almost 110 international members DALI is the true standard for professional digital lighting.
The DALI working party and its associated logo is acknowledged world-wide as the standard for lighting control. It has been promoted in all market sectors from component OEM suppliers through to lighting projects designers.

(English) How to avoid Stranded Investments in Intelligent Buildings

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Leidos Engineering now certified to deliver Niagara DALI® intelligent lighting solutions!

Leidos Engineering is now able to deliver world class DALI intelligent lighting control solutions based upon Tridium Inc’s Niagara building management and automation platforms and Control Network Solutions (CNS) elitedali solution, to their blue chip global customers.
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(English) Workers In Windowless Offices Lose 46 Minutes Of Sleep A Night!

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(English) Major global fashion retailer experiences energy savings of up to 60% from latest Niagara™ elitedali™ DALI® intelligent lighting solution delivered by G K Danmark

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(English) Major global fashion retailer experiences energy savings of up to 60% from latest Niagara™ elitedali™ DALI® intelligent lighting solution delivered by G K Danmark

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The Niagara Framework combines with elitedali™ to bring innovation to lighting control in landmark SA project

The new Standard Bank office in the Rosebank business area of Johannesburg, South Africa, known as 30 Baker Street, is using technology based on the Niagara Framework® in an innovative approach to lighting control.
The Standard Bank office was designed to be highly efficient and low carbon. It has been awarded a 5-Star Greenstar Design Rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa – putting it into the top ten of the country’s most sustainable buildings. The 65,000m2 office development has a nine-storey east wing and an eleven-storey west wing joined by a central atrium. The building will house 5,000 Standard Bank staff.
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Energy Efficiency’s Effect on Building Valuation

Did you know that energy use is many times the largest single line item on an expense statement, according to Schneider Electric?
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Wireless automation solutions see a growing presence in the building sector

JIM O’CALLAGHAN of EnOcean GmbH writes: Wireless automation solutions see a growing presence in the building sector – due to the increasing ability to power them with energy harvesting. Read the full article

As of July 1, 2014 all construction projects new and remodelled must have mandatory lighting controls in the State of California, verified by State registered Acceptance Test Technician!

Jack Yapp, VP National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA) a new non-profit organization explains – We are promoting hands on training along with classroom presentation on lighting control installation. We are in the process of having our curriculum accepted by the California Energy Commission to become Lighting Control Acceptance Test Technician Certified Provider. As of July 1, 2014 all construction projects, new and remodelled, must have mandatory lighting controls. They must have a State registered Acceptance Test Technician verify that the controls comply with the energy code standard.
Click here for more information on how Niagara SI and Distributor Partners can acquire this new accreditation.

CNS adds additional language skill resource for 2014!

Teresa Pole Baker Gouveia has joined CNS to supports its growing business development in non English speaking regions. Teresa will initially be targeting our Latin American region providing local language communication, education, product and commercial support. More information…

Honeywell CentraLine Certified Partner elitedali consegnare Tetra Pak una soluzione di illuminazione DALI HAWK

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Honeywell CentraLine Certified elitedali Partners deliver Tetra Pak HAWK based DALI lighting solution

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The Great News is that the President’s 2014 Budget Proposes to Extend, Enhance §179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction

The President has called for a new Better Buildings Initiative that would reduce energy usage in commercial buildings by 20 percent over 10 years. This initiative would catalyze private sector investment to upgrade the efficiency of commercial buildings. Enhancing the current deduction for energy efficient commercial building property –which is primarily used by taxpayers constructing new buildings –and allowing a new deduction based on the energy savings performance of commercial building property installed in existing buildings would encourage private sector investments in energy efficiency improvements. See more …..President’s 2014 Budget Proposes to Extend, Enhance §179D Energy…

Sunday Times reports “Standard Bank’s Rosebank building achieves top 10 Eco rating in South Africa”

elitedali Niagara™ for DALI® lighting solution is used to control, maintain, manage and visualise 4,500 DALI light fixtures and 2,500 DALI multisensors to provide efficient and highly effective fully integrated lighting. Tridium’s Niagara web technology convergent BMS/BAS platforms are used to entirely commission both HVAC and lighting systems as well as control, maintain, manage, visualise and analyse both systems.
The entire Niagara DALI lighting solution and BMS was successfully delivered by Landis & Staefa, one of CNS’s Certified elitedali Partners in the region. Landis & Staefa are one of a rapidly growing group of global Niagara System Integrators successfully delivering such DALI lighting solutions around the world, in addition to their traditional BMS/BAS products and services.
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To appreciate this project’s business impact on the local Niagara SI Partner you should read this article

Is the advantage to having motorized exterior shades worth the cost of installation, integration and maintenance?

Is the advantage to having motorized exterior shades worth the cost of installation, integration and maintenance? Or further, is there definitely an advantage over «static» shades? Daren Whistler of Somfy, a worldwide supplier of automated exterior shade control solutions offers his thoughts to these questions. Read the full article here

The Tridium Revolution

Zachary Denning, Controlco Inc, CA –  Explores The Tridium Revolution and how many building owners are gaining new control and flexibility over their automation systems through low capital costs.
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cns-enocean Energy Harvesting CO2, Temperature and Humidity Sensor

A world first, this easy to install CO2 sensor is powered via ambient indoor light making it totally maintenance free with no batteries required.
Supports the open EnOcean standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10) for seamless connection with Niagara BMS using using the cns-enocean Connectivity Kit.
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Global property owner Fujitsu on delivery and operations experience of Niagara™ Partner delivered smart DALI® lighting solution

The latest elitedali™ for Niagara® installation at a national data centre in Australia, Press Release Download and Case Study Download

Standard Bank Group showcases green-rated building

This shows what Niagara System Integrators are delivering today with native Niagara DALI solutions.
Niagara BMS project value 0.75M USD, Niagara DALI project value 1.2M USD!
Which part of the lighting controls business do you not want to participate in, today?
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65,000m2 building has been awarded a Five Star Greenstar Design Rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa

elitedali for Niagara DALI lighting solution delivered by one of South Africa’s leading Niagara System Integrators secures Green Rating ahead of expectation.
The new 65,000m2 building at 30 Baker Street has been awarded a five-star design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa. A four-star rating was targeted and Standard Bank Group is still on track to achieve this in terms of the final «As Built» certification. The Rosebank building is due for completion in May 2013, which is when the first of approximately 5,000 client-facing staff will start to occupy the premises in a phased-in relocation process.
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Gestion des réseaux DALI® elitedali™ pour Niagara™

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Lighting control and Convergence considers their impact on the businesses delivering smart building controls and explores the myths surrounding smart lighting control

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eNodeIV Lon/IP routers light up Renzo Piano’s architectured Shard, EU’s tallest building!

shardThe Shard an 87 storey iconic building standing more than 309 metres tall officially opens today. It represents an £450M investment in the city of London creating a vertical city of multi-use space including hotel, restaurants, retail, office and apartments.

Delmatic, was chosen to deliver their lighting control solution to the main shell and core of the building which includes eNodeIV Lon/IP 852 Routers created by Adept Systems Inc and supplied by Control Network Solutions Ltd. These Lon/IP routers seamlessly create LonWorks® networks that extend across Ethernet infrastructure, offering maximum network performance in a very compact solution for the wide area networking of Delmatic’s LonWorks lighting solution.

For more information on how your LonWorks installations can benefit from eNodeIV Lon/IP routers email or contact us directly.

The What, Why and How Convergence in building controls for Smart buildings

This Niagara Forum 2013 presentation demonstrates with hard fact how “Convergence” is making an immense difference to those System Integrators who understand the need to broaden their skills and offerings to meet their business objectives, deal with emerging new threats to their business and finally deliver what the End Clients have been asking for over two decades and failing to get, until now!
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What Exactly is «Network Integration»

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Integrated Building Architecture

Presentation by Dimension Data from the Niagara Forum
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Evolution of Intelligent Building Systems

Presentation by William Rhodes, Senior Market Analyst at IHS Research; Building Technologies, Security & Fire
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CNS-Enocean™ – Native Niagara™ Driver for EnOcean® wireless networks

The CNS-Enocean Niagara driver enables Niagara System Integrator Partners to use their existing Niagara tools, skills and knowledge to:

  • Use Niagara to discover and commission networks of EnOcean batteryless/wireless switches, sensors and their EnOcean Ethernet wireless transceivers
  • No Third Party commissioning tools or processes required
  • Automatic EnOcean batteryless/wireless device modelling in AX
  • No data IO mapping and labelling required, reduced commissioning time and risk
  • Use with any EnOcean product manufacturer’s batteryless/wireless switches and sensors conforming to the EnOcean-Alliance profiles

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Control Network Solutions announce CNS-Enocean for Niagara

CNS-Enocean for Niagara will be released at the upcoming Niagara Forum in London, 14 – 16 April 2013
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If you missed the «Convergence, is it good for business?» presentation, 16th April, 11:25AM Niagara Forum, Business Track, London, England

The world of smart building controls in terms of who delivers what and what it is they are delivering is changing fast. The world of convergent technology solutions will dominate and that convergence is driving business change from the End Clients to the Solution providers. Some will see this as a threat, others as an opportunity. The entrepreneurs in the System Integration industry will have a great opportunity to achieve what the IHS Report “Can you see the light” last year described as “Super Integrator status” creating significant growth in revenues and profits. Those that do not look above the parapet will be left chasing left over business with ever diminishing returns. Worth considering “Is Convergence Good for Business” article just last month. Further if the current System Integrators don’t develop their skills fast then they may find that the world of Electrical Contracting and traditional Lighting controls companies have to become yet another major threat to the old order.

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BMS/BA Niagara native and converged Smart DALI lighting solution

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elitedali Connectivity Kit

The elitedali Multidrop Connectivity Kit connects DALI networks directly to any suitable Niagara platform.
Each licensed kit, comprising software and interface module, enables the connection of a single DALI channel, circuit or network of up to 64 DALI devices.


Convergence is it good for business?

Could convergence be the alternative route to growing business and profits in a more manageable way? Download the document


elitedali.HPRS, DALI® Hi-Power Field Relay

This Hi-Power Relay (for North America) provides on/off control and DALI network connectivity to conserve energy and manage non intelligent lighting.
Manufactured by Coopers/Fifth Light Technology Inc., this addressable field relay is available for use with elitedali for Niagara, v2.0.6 and later.
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Energy Department Announces Webinar on High-Efficiency Lighting Technologies in Parking Facilities

Most parking lots, facilities, and garages are illuminated by older high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting technology without any energy-saving controls. When installed correctly, state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting technologies can last two to five times longer than traditional outdoor lights. These lighting systems also pay for themselves quickly by cutting energy costs up to 70% and maintenance costs up to 90% compared to the older lighting technologies they are replacing.
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elitedali.DALIREP, DALI® Network Repeater Unit

This DALI Network Repeater Unit enables a single DALI network of up to 64 devices to be extended from 300m (984ft) to 600m (1,968ft) in length.
This compact, DIN rail mounted unit is part of a range of DALI products for use with elitedali for Niagara, v2.0.6 and later..

Craig DiLouie considers that Lighting Rebates are Enjoying an Upswing!

Rebates and incentives offered by electric utilities and regional energy-efficiency organizations are currently enjoying a major upswing, providing a significant resource that can reduce the cost of investing in energy-efficient lighting.

According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE), energy-efficiency rebate and incentive programs reached $6.8 billion in 2011, up 26% from 2010 ($5.4 billion) and 55% from 2009 ($4.4 billion). Utilities and other organizations now offer programs covering approximately 80% of the United States.
Article: Pushing for Returns

The Electrical Contractor Magazine: the Official Publication of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
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The future building management system will change and reinvent what currently is a lethargic industry

As we transition to more complex, higher performing, and energy efficient buildings, it is apparent that traditional building management systems are not up to the task of monitoring and managing today’s building operations. What are the shortcomings of the legacy BMS? The list is quite long but the major items include limited integration capabilities, inadequate and elementary analytic tools, proprietary programming languages, a dearth of software applications and legacy user interfaces.

LED, Fluorescent, HID or Incandescent light source for public and commercial buildings, how do they compare today?

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elitedali.PS2, DALI Power Supply Unit

This compact Power Supply Unit supplies a maximum of 250 mA at 16.0 DC to a single DALI network.
Manufactured by Tridonic AG, it is part of a range of DALI products suitable for use with elitedali for Niagara, v2.0.6 and later.

elitedali.H, DALI Power Supply Unit

This compact DALI Power Supply Unit supplies a maximum of 250 mA at 20 VDC to a single DALI network.
It is part of a range of DALI products suitable for use with elitedali for Niagara, v2.0.6 and later.
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3-Channel Relay Module

elitedali.3-RM-C, 3 Channel DALI Relay Module

This 3-Channel DALI Relay Module is used to control relay switched loads such as non-intelligent lighting and other non-lighting loads.
Any number of these elitedali 3-Channel Relay Modules can be used in an elitedali for Niagara solution DALI network, v2.0.6 and later.

Owners, developers and managers of buildings … three important questions about intelligent DALI lighting

Are you looking for a non-proprietary, totally open, complete smart DALI lighting solution for Niagara platforms?

Do you want to be able to choose which open standard products that may be manufactured locally to you and will therefore help your own local economy?

Do you want the option not to be “locked in” to one lighting supplier for years?

If the answers are yes, please contact us for further information.

Discover a new, innovative concept for intelligent DALI lighting that can put you, the end client, in control.

CNS can now offer Thermokon Enocean wireless lighting control products directly to its Certified elitedali Partners

EasySens – wireless – no batteries – interoperable

Innovative wireless solar technology enables the harvesting of ambient light sources for lighting control in buildings

Time-consuming installation works such as wiring or cabling including chiselling become unnecessary

Low material costs and time saving enable reasonable priced system solutions

EasySens offers significantly more flexibility with regard to the sensor location

Innovative wireless solar technology enables the harvesting of ambient light sources for temperature and fan control in buildings

Time-consuming installation works such as wiring or cabling including chiselling become unnecessary