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Digital Lighting Management development team granted patent for technology that improves building performance
SANTA CLARA, Calif. October 3, 2013 – WattStopper’s systems development team was recently awarded a United States Patent for the simplicity and flexibility at the heart of the company’s flagship Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting control system. The patent covers the technology behind the timesaving free topology wiring and automatic configuration, known as Plug n’ Go™. To earn the patent, the team demonstrated that their invention was unique and innovative in the building controls industry.
Market Development Pete Horton comments, “DLM was the first digital
control system built on a scalable room network, and is the only system
that can perform automatic configuration. Plug n’ Go simplifies complex
energy code and high performance building requirements by automating
what used to be an expensive and inconsistent process.”
Plug n’ Go enables
DLM devices including room controllers, occupancy sensors and switches
to operate out of the box using the most energy efficient sequence of
operation without any field configuration. Installers simply plug the
controls together on a free topology low voltage local network, and the
room controllers develop the sequences of operation based on the
connected devices in the room.
Lou Weidman, Pete
Horton, Jason Joyce, Eric Fournier and Howard Herrera were named in
United States Patent US 8,487,474 B2 as Inventors of the popular DLM
technology. The patent for “Method and Apparatus for Electrical Load
Control Network” was granted on July 16, 2013.
Management also features the flexibility to conveniently reconfigure
controls using Push n’ Learn™, which allows installers and facility
mangers to customize sequences of operation to meet unique space
requirements. The powerful technology platform is updated regularly to
include new functionality. The recent v5.xx firmware release introduced
a wide range of dimming control capabilities developed to support the
latest multi-level energy code requirements.
(www.wattstopper.com), a Legrand group brand, is a leading manufacturer
of energy efficient lighting controls for commercial and residential
use. We help customers find convenient ways to save energy, meet green
initiatives, and comply with energy codes with our comprehensive range
of products, programs, and services. Legrand (www.legrandelectric.com
), located in Limoges, France, is the world specialist in products and
systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering
solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
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