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Wattstopper® Architectural Dimming Platform Offers Robust Capabilities for BACnet® Integration

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SAN JOSE, Calif., December 7, 2016 – Legrand, North America today announced BACnet support for its Wattstopper architectural dimming platform, extending BACnet integration capabilities to its award-winning Lighting Control and Automation Panel (LCAP) series. This allows building automation and management systems to control all LCAP dimmer loads, buttons, and occupancy sensors. Now, all projects requiring BACnet/IP can have LCAP panels specified on the job. 

A growing number of commercial projects now require building management systems (BMS) to be capable of interfacing via BACnet/IP. The Wattstopper solution, the BACnet-enabled InFusion Controller, helps industry professionals meet this requirement in the most cost-effective and simple way. The ability for the BMS system to have greater control and receive feedback from the Wattstopper architectural dimming platform provides opportunities to increase energy efficiency, building optimization, and user convenience.

Available in two models to meet any project goal, the economical InFusion Controller Lite is ideal for smaller projects while the InFusion Controller II is applicable for larger applications where networking and expansion are possibilities. These controllers meet demands for delay-free and precise control of small to large complex systems. When the BACNET-IC-IP option is selected for InFusion Controllers, no additional hardware is required and the programming options for individual system personalization through the latest Design Center 3.7 software are included. The software provides robust control options, with BACnet object support, for system components that are accessible for use and control by the BMS system.  

“Our expanded BACnet capabilities highlight the seamless integration of our lighting controls solutions with a building’s BMS, helping facility managers and specifiers operate their buildings as efficiently as possible,” said Jon Null, Product Marketing Manager, Architectural Dimming at Legrand. “The added benefit with Wattstopper solutions is that we mitigate the complexity of code compliance and provide a path to higher building performance.”

Reliable Controls About Wattstopper
Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, offers the most comprehensive line of simple, scalable and flexible energy efficient lighting controls and solutions for commercial and residential applications. The Wattstopper range of products, programs, and services have been helping customers save energy, meet green initiatives and comply with energy codes for more than 30 years. www.legrand.us/wattstopper.

About Legrand
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 $5.3 billion in 2015. 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, Solarfective, 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.us.








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