Energy Manager

Control & Automation
WattStopper releases Niagara AX driver module

April 8, 2013 - WattStopper has introduced the Niagara AX driver module, which it says streamlines integration when WattStopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) controls are combined with Niagara controllers in high performance buildings. The driver automatically discovers all the DLM lighting controls on the BACnet network, and all the data points available for integration, it explains. In addition to discovery, the driver adds product-specific icons to the objects tree, and gives integrators access to an astronomic scheduling feature. The driver operates over both BACnet IP and BACnet MS/TP networks. Networking the controls enables advanced operation, including scheduling to modify occupancy sensor and load operation after hours to save more energy, and participation in demand response programs. Additional network capabilities include power monitoring of both lighting and plug load controllers, access to the occupancy sensor detection state for selected rooms, and remote configuration of parameters including sensitivity and time delay.