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Brossard, QC, June 5, 2018 – Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, today announced that its ECLYPSE nLight® Solution and  HORYZON-C display are shortlisted in the “BAS, Controls, Energy Management” category for Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2018 Product of the Year (POY) awards.  The POY awards educate engineers on the most notable product innovations within the HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. 

Distech Controls’ scalable ECLYPSE nLight Solution was recognized for its ability to unify any HVAC and lighting application, including nLight® lighting controls, for up to 48 IO points and 300 lighting devices. BTL listed as a BACnet Building Controller, the solution further extends Distech Controls’ open offering by supporting multiple communication protocols, like BACnet/IP and Modbus. The Transport Layer Security (TLS/SSL) and RADIUS support offers proven protection for sensitive data and advanced security. It features an embedded web server for hosting applications such as HTML-based graphical user interfaces and spatial utilization edge applications. Learn more about the ECLYPSE nLight Solution and track the award status. 

HORYZON-C, an IP-based capacitive and multi-touch color display, allows out-of-the-box monitoring and access to internal data of controllers for all comfort parameters such as HVAC, lighting and blinds in a building. The all-in-one device was recognized for its multi-touch gesture support (such as pinch-to-zoom) and dynamic screen brightness as well as pre-loaded visual interface for simplified commissioning, operations and troubleshooting. Additionally, when paired with Distech Controls’ ENVYSION web pages, end users can fully customize their experience with a system that supports additional applications needing an advanced graphics accelerator or Android OS processor. Learn more about HORYZON-C display and track the award status.

“Distech Controls aims to develop products that are at the forefront of innovation,” said Charles Pelletier, Product Management Director at Distech Controls. “Having HORYZON-C and the ECLYPSE nLight Solution shortlisted as Product of the Year finalists is a testament to our dedication for offering solutions that deliver both energy efficiency and a best-in-class user experience”. 

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About Distech Controls
An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimise energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs. We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorised System Integrators. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit

About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2017 net sales of $3.5 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs over 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Peerless®, Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, Winona® Lighting, Juno®, Indy™, Aculux®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, American Electric Lighting®, Carandini®, Antique Street Lamps™, Sunoptics®, Distech Controls®, nLight®, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Power Sentry®, IOTA Engineering®,  Atrius™ and Lucid®. Visit us at​.


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