Lighting : Lighting February 2015 - Vol 35 Issue 1
14 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | February/March 2015 branded Content Now you can manage your lighting single-handedly (Photocredits:Zumtobel) Zumtobel’s LITECOM lighting management system marks another milestone in the development of building automation systems. LITECOM reduces control processes to a minimum and enables convenient user prompting and intuitive operation by using apps. The linking of controller, touch panel and software in an open system is one new feature. This makes it possible to create, control and monitor fully customised lighting solutions – from any PC, smartphone or tablet. In order to develop LITECOM, Zumtobel cooperated with the best partners from the most varied disciplines. An open lighting management system that has forever changed the world of building control systems was devised in collaboration with IBM, who were responsible for developing the software. LITECOM is a new kind of lighting management that combines three essential features: intuitive web-based operation, straightforward, open installation technology and freely configurable functionality thanks to plug-ins. Interface designers and application experts have been involved in this development work from the beginning. For users, LITECOM delivers simple configuring, intuitive user prompting and high levels of flexibility. All of this is made possible thanks to the synthesis of controller, touch panel and software within one system: LITECOM is an open lighting management platform that is not tied to specific systems. Instead, the solution offers a modular, interactive automation model that supports the integration of an extremely wide range of field bus architectures. This openness is not just confined to bus systems, it also extends to other control infrastructures and future automation scenarios. HTML5 is used exclusively as the interface language for the graphical user interface. This means that the user interface can be accessed via any laptop, tablet or suitable smartphone. The system’s modular software is entirely written in Java and can therefore run under Windows as well as Linux operating systems, for instance. LITECOM operation via a plug-in The lighting management system’s variably configured plug-ins, which are built as apps, mean that now there are hardly any limits when it comes to individual preferences. From making simple colour changes to the user interface, daylight-based control and dynamic lighting control through to complex Zumtobel’s new LITECOM lighting management system reduces control processes to a minimum and enables convenient user prompting and intuitive operation using apps. Buildings, floor levels, rooms or even individual workstations can be addressed and conveniently presented in sunburst diagrams, so that their energy consumption can be optimised.
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