A new compact colour touch screen has been introduced by iLight for their intelligent lighting control systems. Launched at CEDIA Expo 2005 UK, the unit has a 3.5 inch backlit LCD screen, giving it a discreet presence and enabling it to fit in a standard double gang backbox.
Easy to use, the screen is software configurable, enabling the controls to be custom designed for the precise requirements of the user. Building plans, photos and 3D graphics can be incorporated in the display to enable simple fingertip selection of lighting scenes, as well as providing control of other integrated systems such as audio, security, heating and blinds.
Also introduced by iLight at CEDIA is their new iCAN/RS232 serial interface. This system integration node allows third party equipment to be controlled from an iLight iCAN network via their RS232 serial ports and allows the iCAN network to become the hub of a smart home. Typical equipment controlled includes audio systems, TVs, projectors, blinds, curtains, security and fire alarms and surveillance systems.
The device has two RJ45 network sockets and a 9 pin D-type RS232 port operating at 9600 baud. Fully programmable serial commands and command sequences can be triggered from any control panel (including the new compact touch screen) on the iCAN network or from other devices or systems through iLight's network interfaces.
Also announced is the iCAN Ethernet gateway which provides the system with a connection to a local area network and thereby allows it to be linked in to the Internet. This enables remote control, programming and diagnosis of a lighting control network and connected systems from anywhere in the world. It also enables direct connection of the control system into a WiFi wireless network giving the convenience of system configuration carried out using a WiFi enabled laptop.
The 3.5" colour touch screen from iLight can be fitted into a standard double gang backbox.
Notes for editors
iLight's acquisition by Polaron plc last year means that the group remains intact, while benefiting from the increased resources arising from being part of Polaron's control systems division. Committed to market leadership within Europe, iLight also has a strong presence in the Middle East and Australasia.
Date: 28 June 2005
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