ControlTrends had the opportunity to interview Distech’s new VP Sales for North America, Scott Hamilton. Scott believes Distech and Acuity bring together a true unified solution for the total integration of lighting and HVAC, offering a game-changing sensory network that provides increased productivity and optimal energy efficiency. Scott is excited about the passion of the people behind the products at Distech, and the nimble spirit and entrepreneurial desire to meet the needs of the customer and the systems integrator.
Distech Controls Appoints Vice President, Sales. Proven industry executive Scott Hamilton joins leadership team.
Brossard, QC, March 5, 2018 – Distech Controls, an innovation leader in energy management solutions, is pleased to announce a recent addition to the company’s leadership team:
Scott Hamilton joins Distech Controls in the role of Vice President, Sales. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Scott will be responsible for sales channels across the Americas, Australia and Asia, as well as the organization’s OEM channel and Distech Controls Energy Services.
Having spent his career in product businesses focused on the commercial construction market, Scott most recently served as Head of Automation Channels at Siemens Building Technologies, where he was responsible for sales, operations and business development for the system integrator, reseller and OEM channels.
Scott is based out of Boston, MA, and holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA), with a specialization in management and marketing from Northeastern University.
“Incredibly complementary to the Distech Controls story, Scott’s unique background is one of having started in the electrical, lighting-focused world and then migrated over to the mechanical side with building management systems,” said Martin Villeneuve, President of Distech Controls. “A proven sales industry expert, Scott’s hands-on customer experience and remarkable people skills will undoubtedly play an integral role going forward in connecting buildings and occupants with Distech Controls’ innovative solutions for enhanced health, productivity and efficiency.”
About Distech Controls:
An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize 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. Distech Controls serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized System Integrators. Distech Controls Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. www.distech-controls.com
Atrius Navigator platform service Software Development Kit (SDK) unlocks location-based (LBS) and indoor positioning services (IPS) within mobile applications. Acquiring data from your Atrius Sensory Network, Atrius Navigator delivers precise, cost-effective indoor positioning solutions, enabling applications that redefine customer journeys and enhance business operations.
• Atrius Navigator enables the development of mobile applications using indoor positioning and location-based services, such as: point of interest search, wayfinding (blue-dot navigation), proximity marketing and point of interest notifications, geo-fencing triggers and more
• Effortless IoT with the Atrius Sensory Network – Luminaires enabled with Atrius become your all-in-one technology and network deployment for your indoor and adjacent outdoor environments. Embedded Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) and/or Visible Light Communication (VLC) technologies eliminate the need for additional installation and maintenance of communication beacons
• Easy Setup and Management – Atrius Admin web-based administration tool, simplifies development of your applications, including setting action zones, maintaining venue layouts, managing multi-site requirements and user roles
• Enhance Customer Journeys – Enable real-time indoor positioning services within 10 cm to 3-meter accuracy based on selected technology and deployment
• Connect with Customers – Design precise, real-time location-based interactions with customers and associates
• Improve Operations – Develop new or integrate with existing business systems to bring additional efficiency to store operations, by capturing in-store operations data and transforming workflows such as buy online pick up in store
• Cross Platform SDK – Support for Apple™ iOS 8.0+ and Android™ 5.0+ versions
ATLANTA – April 25, 2017 — Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today introduced its SiteView™ Energy solution, which combines power metering devices and a digital dashboard, to create a detailed, real-time look at actual energy consumption within a building. The SiteView Energy solution takes advantage of software that is hosted within nLight ECLYPSE™ smart building-ready controllers, also from Acuity Brands, to help building owners track and analyze weekly, monthly and yearly energy data to identify trends and savings.
The award-winning nLight ECLYPSE controller leverages available BACnet/IP and WiFi networks to allow seamless and reliable integration of nLight® lighting control systems from Acuity Brands with building management systems that use the BACnet communication protocol. nLight ECLYPSE is also one of a limited number of controllers with both building management and lighting control capabilities to earn a BACnet Testing Laboratories’ BACnet Building Controller (B-BC device) listing, and is now further enhanced with the SiteView Energy functionality.
The SiteView Energy solution is easy to implement and supports up to five, revenue-grade power meters per nLight ECLYPSE device. The SiteView Energy edge application is hosted directly within the controller and features a graphical user interface that displays power consumption dashboards that can be viewed on any PC or mobile device. With the added functionality of SiteView Energy, building owners and property managers can analyze energy consumption for a single tenant, multiple tenants or an entire facility with no programming required.
Building owners and property managers can compare load type or floor-to-floor usage, pinpointing areas of higher consumption. These energy usage logs can be exported and submitted to local utilities to help qualify for available utility incentive programs. Also, the SiteView Energy solution capabilities can assist building owners in achieving compliance with regional energy codes such as Local Law 88 in New York and Title 24 in California.
“Lighting is one of the largest electrical loads in today’s buildings. Accurately metering this load easily as a part of the control system only makes sense,” said Acuity Brands Lighting’s Trevor Palmer, Vice President, Applications and User Experience. “The simplified, browser-based configurability and deployment of the SiteView Energy solution make it easier for building owners and property managers to see and manage energy consumption over time and help support their ‘green’ initiatives at a lower total cost than legacy systems. nLight ECLYPSE with the SiteView Energy solution was the logical ‘next step’ in updating our unified lighting controls and building management systems offering, and further demonstrates Acuity Brands’ commitment to bringing innovative products and technology to market,” said Palmer.
The SiteView Energy solution’s user interface can also be used by property managers as a public information dashboard to promote occupant engagement and demonstrate corporate social responsibility by providing tips on saving energy and information on other sustainability initiatives. Please visit SiteView Energy for more information, or www.acuitybrands.com for other lighting control solutions from Acuity Brands.
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 2016 net sales of $3.3 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 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®, Acuity Controls™, nLight®, ROAM® and Sensor Switch®.
Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.
Distech Controls‘ EC-Net building management system (BMS) is a comprehensive Web-based platform powered by the Niagara Framework®. The open structure of EC-Net building management system (BMS) creates a common development and management environment for the integration of BACnet®, LONWORKS®, Modbus™, and other standards. More than a building management system, EC-Net system provides all the tools you need to gain intelligence into your buildings’ performance and arm you with the ability to rapidly react to any situation that may adversely affect energy costs, business performance, and ultimately, your bottom line.
Dan Flaherty, Distech’s Vice President, Sales & Energy Services, takes the ControlTrends Community on a tour of Acuity Brands’ Disney-like technology center, a new mecca for young engineering talent. Join in as Dan shows us some of the really cool ways lighting technology has significantly enhanced the user experience within the Hospital, K-12, and Retail spaces. With the acquisition of Distech and DGLogik, Acuity has re-engineered the way lighting and sensors are deployed and how lighting sensor data and the Distech Eclypse Building Automation Systems are driving the next-gen smarter buildings. Gone are the days of the 72 degree thermostat… for sure. For more insight on how Acutiy is changing the concept of lighting, be sure to check out my interview with Ryan Sen, Distech’s Director of Sales Support.
I had a chance to go see Distech’s Ryan Sen at Acuity Brands headquarters in Conyers, Georgia. Ryan gave me a very cool demo of how Distech is using their BAS system, along with DGLogik and Acuity lighting controls to take lighting to a new level. Well done!
DGLogik’s solutions provide users with the intelligence to better manage energy usage and improve facility performance. DGLogik’s cutting-edge IoE technology will drive the future of data-driven technology, allowing users to create customizable applications and dashboards to better manage, measure, control and analyze data from any device anytime, anywhere. See DGLogik’s portfolio of IoT Vertical Solutions below!
DGLogik’s IoT Vertical Solutions:
Agriculture: DGLux5 may help farmers, agronomists and production teams to evaluate the most relevant data gathered from systems and sensors, field and plant equipment to streamline conservation efforts and even automate machines for optimal performance to increase crop yields and farm production.
Business Intelligence: Having a custom application that displays meaningful analytics and reports with DGLux5, to consolidate, schedule and facilitate tasks and performance may significantly increase ROI and allow companies, executives, managers, marketing and sales professionals become more resourceful.
Healthcare: There is a considerable amount of medical devices and systems that measure and monitor various facility and patient data. However, utilizing different systems and applications to access data and exchange information is a challenge in the healthcare industry. Simplifying these methods is also a challenge, especially with concerns of HIPPA compliancy.
Industrial: With DGLux5, one has easy capability of creating real-time visibility into all assets whether it’s shop-floor, machines or production lines. Key insights like overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and total effective equipment performance allows one to truly understand machine uptime and downtime, validating whether it is the machine performance or manufacturing processes that needs to improve.
Intelligent Buildings: Being able to connect building systems data into a single, unified platform including HVAC, lighting, security, fire safety, and work order management systems is the leading building automation solution, DGLux5. It is your companion in increasing operational efficiency and decreasing issue resolution timeframes. With DGLux5, one can easily analyze mechanical and electrical systems, monitor emergency situations, troubleshoot hot/cold calls and perform preventative maintenance and much, much more.
Oil & Gas: The advanced and flexible features of DGLux5 enable oil & gas producers and suppliers to address these issues – monitor and control the data centers and physical factors affecting the oil rig site operations. With intuitive applications created on DGLux5 platform, decision-makers can monitor and manage oversized data storage infrastructure, track logistics, as well as set triggers and alarms ensuring safety and efficiency.
Smart Cities: Unifying all city, building and energy management systems and data can be achieved with the leading technology, DGLux5. It provides a combined innovative design and development platform which allows any user to easily create custom city and smart infrastructure monitoring applications and dashboards to intelligently analyze data, make intelligent decisions and become more profitable.
Transportation & Logistics: DGLux5 transportation logistics & analytics solutions offers unified, flexible integration and data visualization usability among your intelligent transportation and manufacturing systems in order to discover or predict anomalies, gain full visibility into supply chain dynamics, manufacturing and transportation expenses, and communicate better with customers and suppliers.
DGLogik, acquired by Acuity Brands July, 2016, supports Acuity Brands’ strategy to expand and enhance its portfolio of holistic IoT solutions for the growing market for intelligent networked systems that collect and exchange data to increase efficiency, as well as provide a host of other economic benefits resulting from data analytics to better enable smart buildings and smart cities.
About DG Logik: We are a San Francisco Bay Area based company which provides innovative software solutions that enable and visualize the (IoT) Internet of Things…or as we say, Internet of Everything. Our modern IoE technology illustrates the Internet of Everything through customizable applications and dashboards, allowing users to easily interact with various sets of data from various devices and derive more value and intelligence to better manage cost and energy efficiency. We drive the future of data-driven technology, allowing users to create customizable applications and dashboards to better manage, measure, control and analyze data from any device anytime, anywhere.