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  • 18 Oct 2011 10:56 AM | Anonymous member

    AMX’s Inspired Composer 5 Enables Multiple Users across an Enterprise to Create Content and More Effectively Share Messages; Locally or Globally

     

    RICHARDSON, Texas – October 18, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the immediate availability of the enterprise-scale digital-signage software Inspired Composer 5 – more than two months earlier than scheduled. Inspired Composer 5 answers the challenge large organizations face of ‘how’ to ensure a consistent look and adherence to brand guidelines when content from assorted departments, across the enterprise, is needed. Inspired Composer 5 allows multiple staffers to become contributors with intuitive content creation tools and guides them through a simple workflow management and approval process.

     

    Developed for use with the Inspired XPert digital signage player (IS-XPT-2000 and IS-200) from AMX, Inspired Composer 5 delivers on-the-spot editing, publishing and delivery of content, including real-time Internet content like weather, stock tickers, and news, to every display across a deployment. This next generation of the popular Inspired Composer Software line has a revamped user interface for more intuitive navigation allowing novice users to easily find key functions and actions.

     

    “Organizations are discovering that digital signage is a valuable tool to generate customer awareness and keep internal staff informed,” said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. “The challenge though is that managing and delivering content, especially across large deployments, can be resource intensive. Inspired Composer 5 removes that challenge and lets organizations truly leverage the benefits of digital signage.”

     

    Inspired Composer 5 is available in a Desktop version (IS-COMP5-DESK) for installation on local PCs in deployments requiring only one or two content contributors. It is also available in a Sever version (IS-COMP5-SERV) for installation on an enterprise server, giving any PC on the network the ability to manage the digital signage system. New features of the software include workflow tools that assist users through common tasks such as message and playlist design. To facilitate review and publishing, a system summary screen shows the status of the system and any pending message approvals. Other key features of the new software include publishing feedback and Active Directory authentication.

     

    For more advanced content creation options, AMX offers professionally developed, ready-made templates that let users create layered, custom messages consisting of video, images, animation, online content, newsfeeds and advertisements.

     

    And, for those who prefer to outsource their content creation, AMX offers an experienced team of graphics designers who can work directly with users to develop a set of custom templates.

     

    Teaming Inspired Composer 5 with the 1080p Inspired XPert player delivers engaging, HD multimedia content – across a building, a campus or around the world.

     

    To learn more about Inspired Composer 5 software, visit amx.com.

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    About AMX
    AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award-winning products span control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, among others. 

    AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.amx.com

    AMX is a trademark of AMX, LLC registered in the U.S. and other countries. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

  • 10 Oct 2011 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    International Brand and Resources Position Teaneck Firm for Growth

    TEANECK, N.J./TORONTO, ONTARIO, Oct. 10, 2011 - OSRAM AG, the world's second-largest lighting company, yesterday entered into contract to gain a 100% interest in Teaneck-based Encelium Technologies, announced Tony Marano, Encelium's president and chief executive officer. The 10-year-old firm has emerged as a leading technology manufacturer specializing in advanced lighting control and energy management systems for commercial and industrial buildings.

    OSRAM, a subsidiary of Siemens AG, Germany's largest engineering company, previously held a 15 percent stake in Encelium. After closing, Encelium will become part of the OSRAM Lighting Management System division.

    "This transaction provides further validation of Encelium's position as a leader in lighting energy management systems," Marano noted. "The result will strengthen our already well-established sales force, distribution and go-to-market strategy. We look forward to continuing to work with our customers and channel partners to leverage the Osram relationship to grow our business on a global scale."

    "With the OSRAM brand and its resources behind us, we are now embarking on the next chapter for our company - one that surely will include increased adoption of Encelium lighting controls in the commercial marketplace," Marano added. "Our organization now is well positioned to help ECS evolve into the industry's dominant lighting control technology."

    Encelium's ECS currently is used in more than 40 million square feet of commercial space. In addition to its Teaneck headquarters, the firm has more than 70 employees and operations in Canada and Europe.

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    About Encelium Technologies

  • 03 Oct 2011 9:19 AM | Anonymous member

    Benefits of hybrid AC-DC power architectures in occupied spaces, data centers, outdoor applications on display

    SAN RAMON, CALIF. (Oct. 3, 2011) – The EMerge Alliance - an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced it will be demonstrating several new DC power applications at Greenbuild booth # 4739S in Toronto, Oct. 4-7, 2011.

    The Alliance will unveil the first multi-level DC power demonstration ever to illustrate the hybrid AC-DC power concept for a building. According to EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson, attendees will be able to see a wide range of DC power applications that are available today, and those that will be available tomorrow and into the future.

    “Our vision, which aligns perfectly with the core premise of Greenbuild, is to foster more sustainable buildings by bringing hybrid AC-DC power architectures and DC microgrids to occupied spaces, data centers, building services and outdoor applications,” said Patterson. “This year, our booth brings those pieces together, giving everyone a sneak-peak at the DC-powered buildings of the future.”

    The display at booth #4739S will feature a DC ceiling cloud demo and DC-powered desktop concepts. It also will highlight a data center application that provides a side-by-side look at the benefits of using DC versus AC to power an Intel server by minimizing the typical conversion losses that waste energy. It also will include a display showing how DC power can be incorporated outside buildings with on-site solar panels and electric vehicle charging.

    DC power generated from on-site sources that directly support DC loads can dramatically improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and reduce environmental impact. 

    Since its launch at Greenbuild in 2008, the Alliance has built a membership of more than 80 organizations and released nearly 40 EMerge Alliance Registered products.    

    Newest members include Sun Edison at the General level, ictinus consulting GmbH at the Corresponding level, and Egret Consulting Group, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy, Project Frog and System Integration at the Supporting level.

    Also joining the Alliance to support the DC power standards movement are the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) at the Liaison level and Don Talka, senior vice president and chief engineer at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), on the Advisory Council.  With an increasing number of organizations across the world developing codes and standards for working with DC power, the Alliance’s open collaboration with likeminded groups is a key strategic move to lead the way toward the adoption of safe DC power distribution in buildings.

    A total of 16 EMerge Alliance members will be exhibiting in Toronto, including:

    ·         Acuity Brands, Inc. - 1819N

    ·         Armstrong Ceiling Systems -1030N

    ·         BACnet International - 6922S

    ·         Cooper Lighting - 6640S, 4843S

    ·         Crestron Electronics, Inc. - 1639N

    ·         EnOcean Alliance, Inc. - 6336S

    ·         GE Lighting - 4928S

    ·         Herman Miller Corporation - 4334S

    ·         Hubbell Building  Automation - 6731S

    ·         JLC-Tech LLC - 941N

    ·         Johnson Controls - 425N

    ·         Leviton Manufacturing Company - 6910S

    ·         OSRAM SYLVANIA - 1511N – with an EMerge Alliance Occupied Space Standard display

    ·         Philips Lighting - 634N

    ·         Turner Construction - 1725N

    ·         Verve Living Systems - 3346S

    The Alliance, along with Emerson Network Power and Starline DC Solutions, will also be exhibiting at the IDGA Data Center Consolidation Summit next week in Washington, DC.  Representatives of all three organizations, as well as Intel and Duke Energy, will be discussing DC power distribution and its potential to significantly improve energy efficiency and reliability in data centers in a panel session titled, "Promoting the Use of Green IT by Reducing Energy and Real Estate," on Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

    About the EMerge Alliance

    The EMerge Alliance is an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards. These innovative application standards integrate interior infrastructures, power, controls and devices in a common microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power throughout buildings for unprecedented design and space flexibility, greater energy efficiency and improved sustainability. Additional work is currently underway on higher voltage DC application standards for data centers. The nonprofit Alliance is accepting new members at various levels. For more information, please visit www.EMergeAlliance.org.

    Contact:
    Christi Chesner for EMerge Alliance
    214-635-3023
    media@EMergeAlliance.org

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  • 29 Sep 2011 11:58 AM | Anonymous member

    AMX Begins Shipping RMS Enterprise, Software Connects

    AV Assets on Unprecedented Scale

     

    Innovative Software One of AMX’s New Breed of AV Solutions;

    Enterprise Interoperability over IP Network

     

    RICHARDSON, Texas – September 29, 2011 – AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, today announced the immediate availability of its enterprise AV management and monitoring solution, Resource Management Suite® (RMS) Enterprise. RMS Enterprise, a scalable client-server based software for IT and AV managers, integrates and controls an organization’s diverse AV assets, lighting, HVAC, security and more and puts them on an IP network for interoperability and centralized management.

     

    By installing RMS Enterprise integrators can offer building managers an advanced tool to manage the wide array of audiovisual assets throughout enterprise-scale deployments. At the same time its capabilities maximize a building’s performance and reduce operation costs. With a customizable, widget-based dashboard, RMS Enterprise visually graphs out matters such as lamp life of projectors, asset / location status and power consumption giving users unified control of large commercial environments via computer screens, smart phones or touch panels.

     

    For a single facility, or multiple facilities on a global scale, RMS Enterprise is capable of web farm deployment on multiple servers with fail-over redundancy to ensure uptime. The innovative software encompasses integration of LDAP, auditing and more.

     

    “RMS Enterprise is coming through at a time when building managers realize that resources are being wasted, but, until now – have had no ‘realistic’ way to capture the usage information from all these systems and have them on one actionable platform,” said AMX Chief Technology Officer Robert Noble. “With RMS Enterprise users can capture granular information about their building’s myriad AV devices, as well as energy consumption – and then do something about it.”

     

    RMS Enterprise was shaped from AMX’s strategy to enable efficient, simplified management of diverse AV components installed at distances across an enterprise. Through IT-centric hardware and software solutions, which are scalable and based on open standards, AMX has forged a new breed of solutions such as the Enova® DGX 16 and 32 Digital Media Switchers and Enova DVX-3150HD Presentation Switchers that provide the backbone for implementing smart building integration – connecting systems, devices, control signals, and digital and analog audio and video signals on an IP network.  

     

    The Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers enable enterprises to add AV and control to meeting rooms throughout a building and provide centralized management of the AV assets.  Instead of placing a costly rack of equipment in each meeting room, the Enova DGX, with its built-in controller, functions as a complete integrated solution that manages and distributes analog and digital audio and video including HDMI/HDCP, control, and Ethernet. In other words, it can serve as a central platform for an entire facility allowing up to 32 source devices to be shared with up to 32 rooms. By adding RMS Enterprise, IT and AV managers can centrally monitor and manage all of their AV equipment over the network, reducing energy costs with capabilities like scheduled shut-down of equipment and lights when a room is not in use.

     

    For installations that require a control solution for individual conference rooms, while still networked for centralized control, the Enova DVX-3150HD is an all-in-one conference room solution in a compact 3U box. The Enova DVX is a controller, AV matrix switcher, scaler, analog-to-digital signal converter, twisted pair transmitter and amplifier with built-in professional grade audio processing. Designed to simplify system design and provide a future-proof solution, the DVX-3150HD's multi-format video inputs support analog and digital signals including HDMI with HDCP sources – in the same connector.

     

    With the Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers and Enova DVX-3150HD integrators have solutions that are easily repeatable, solve HDCP distribution challenges and are as simple as analog. This means quicker installs.

     

    Of important note concerning school installations, this spring, in conjunction with the 2012 version of AMX SchoolView, AMX is implementing the AMX Innovation Grant. Through the AMX Innovation Grant schools purchasing AMX SchoolView will receive RMS Enterprise for free. The grant will provide schools the opportunity to report on their energy savings utilizing RMS Enterprise. For more information on the grant please contact education@amx.com.

     

    Availability of RMS Enterprise is initially limited to the U.S. market with International availability later this year.  To learn more about RMS Enterprise, the Enova DGX Digital Media Switchers, Enova DVX-3150HD or Schoolview from AMX visit www.amx.com.

     

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    About AMX
    AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award-winning products span control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues, broadcast facilities, among others. 

     

    AMX was founded in 1982 and is a member of the Duchossois Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.amx.com

    AMX, Enova and Resource Management Suite are trademarks of AMX, LLC registered in the U.S. and other countries. RMS Enterprise is a trademark of AMX, LLC. All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

  • 21 Sep 2011 4:34 PM | Anonymous

    TEANECK, N.J./TORONTO, CA, Sept. 19, 2011 - Encelium Technologies will showcase its innovative energy management and lighting control systems at Greenbuild 2011 International Conference and Expo, Booth #6132S, from Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, October 6, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in West Toronto, Canada. The event serves as the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) first Greenbuild outside of the United States. At the Expo, attendees will get an insider's look at Encelium's new Polaris 3DTM, its next generation of lighting control software for the company's Energy Control SystemTM (ECS).

    "With each product innovation, Encelium takes energy management to a new level," said Rick Schuett, vice president of Encelium. "Polaris is a web-based application, providing an industry first 360-degree, three-dimensional view of a property's lighting energy use. With the click of a mouse, users can easily identify areas and trends of lighting inefficiencies throughout a property. That type of control over lighting is unprecedented."

    Encelium plans on demonstrating the capabilities of their lighting controls by inviting customers to tour the Rogers Centre, one of the world's premier sports and entertainment centers, on October 5 at 3 p.m. The Rogers Centre is equipped with Encelium's ECS and is a prime example of how a facility-wide lighting control system can result in major savings. The Rogers Centre has achieved energy savings ranging from 56% to 79% throughout the building resulting in energy cost savings of approximately $303,000 annually.

    Because of the company's significant contributions to advances in green building, Encelium has been chosen as a featured firm for GreenTech@Greenbuild, a new event designed to create awareness of emerging disruptive technologies. Terry Mocherniak, Encelium's co-founder and chief operating officer, is among the expert speakers presenting at GreenTech@Greenbuild, which will take place on October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

    ECS is the most advanced lighting control solution for commercial buildings on the market. It has been proven to cut lighting energy expenditures by 50 to 75 percent and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Since the company's founding in 2001, ECS has been installed in more than 40 million square feet of commercial space across North America and Europe. The company has experienced tremendous growth, posting nearly a 100-percent annual sales increase during the last two years.

    Based in Washington, D.C., USGBC is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy saving green buildings. Its annual Greenbuild event is one of the industry's largest gatherings of representatives from all sectors of the green building movement with last year's attendance topping 28,000. Those included professionals from all aspects of the building industry including architects, property owners, developers, engineers, facility managers, interior designers, green power providers, government agencies, and educators, among others. For more information on GreenBuild 2011, please visit http://www.greenbuildexpo.org/.

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    About Encelium Technologies

  • 21 Sep 2011 1:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Bedrock Learning, the preferred connected home and commercial training provider, has released new and updated business support CDs, each featuring over 80 customizable forms and in-depth industry troubleshooting techniques.  The Business, Sales, Project Management and Troubleshooting CDs are designed to equip professional integrators with the ability to organize and streamline business processes without re-inventing the wheel and can be implemented immediately.

     

    “Our new line-up of business support CDs covers all of the concepts needed for businesses to really refine their processes and increase profitability,” said Helen Heneveld, president of Bedrock Learning. “These materials make a major impact for any installation company, whether they are a seasoned veteran or new to the industry. With many of the key forms now in fillable PDF files, it is quick, easy and accurate to record information gathered. The Troubleshooting CD empowers technicians in the field with helpful tips and tricks, contributing to the bottom line.”

     

    Bedrock Learning’s Sales CD includes over 80 updated forms related to customer relations and marketing, helping integrators fill the pipeline, close sales and increase client satisfaction. These sales management procedures, letters, marketing materials and documentation forms lead to increased sales. This CD, along with the Business and Project Management CDs, include forms in Microsoft WordTM, ExcelTM, VisioTM and fillable PDF files.

     

    The Business CD with standardized forms is a broad and well-rounded collection of adaptable forms and other documents for getting any installation business on track and under control. With validated forms and procedures, the performance and profitability of an installation business improves immediately when using these flow charts, management forms, financial worksheets and human resource documents.

     

    The Project Management CD with customizable forms takes integratorsfrom the beginning to the end of a project, keeping them organized with administration forms, design worksheets, project documentation, installation forms, resource documents and flowcharts. These industry-proven forms and procedures streamline processes and increase accuracy, communication and company success.

     

    With a fresh clean look and updated content, the Bedrock Learning Troubleshooting CD identifies specific problems and directs the integrator to successful solutions in numerous systems and performance categories including general wiring, ground loops, audio, computer networks, video, wireless, satellite, home control, home theater, media servers and telephone. Technicians substantially decrease hours of troubleshooting with these proven guidelines and techniques, saving the company time and money.

     

    Bedrock Learning’s support CDs sell for $149 each, with discounts available when purchased in bundles. For additional information on these new and updated products, along with numerous other offerings from Bedrock Learning, visit www.bedrocklearning.com

     

    About Bedrock Learning

    Bedrock Learning solves your training needs with online curriculum for the connected technologies industry. Developed by industry experts, courses deliver the principles of technology systems: Structured Wiring, Multi-Room Audio, Home Theater, Lighting Control Networking, and Security and Access Control.  Online courses are convenient and available 24/7, allowing students to work at their own pace. Installers, salespeople, customer support and other professionals learn while quizzes/final tests provide knowledge verification. For over 20 years, companies have come to rely on Bedrock Learning because of student success and their ability to help drive business performance. Visit www.bedrocklearning.com or call 616.355.1418 to explore the possibilities.

     

    Media Contact: Brianna Bachrach | brianna@bedrocklearning.com | 646.688.7136
  • 15 Sep 2011 3:59 PM | Anonymous

    Eagle Technology, Inc., a leading developer of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) has undergone a complete rebranding with new company and product logos, packaging, and new marketing materials. The rebranding effort also included a comprehensive update of their website, www.eaglecmms.com.

     “The new company and product logos reflect a fresh, contemporary look, and help distinguish Eagle as an innovative leader in the manufacturing and facility management software industries,” remarked Eagle President Harshad Shah. “We chose green as part of our logo, reflecting our commitment to providing software products that enhance the ‘green’ sustainability initiatives of many of our customers.”

    “Our new website provides a great user experience,” commented Harry Kohal, Eagle’s Vice President of Business Development. “With a streamlined interface, new graphics and easy links to our free product demos and trials, the website is a go-to resource for manufacturing and facility maintenance professionals who are looking for CMMS and EAM solutions.”

    “With over 3,000 users worldwide, we wanted the new brand to communicate our reputation for outstanding value, service and support,” commented Shah. “The reaction from our dealer and manufacturing partners, as well as our customers, has been extremely positive.”

    The brand launch coincides with the introduction of Eagle’s newest product, Proteus MMX. Available as either an on premise web-based solution or SaaS (Software as a Service), MMX offers a fully integrated, robust multi-enterprise solution for optimized asset life-cycle management. Details on MMX can be found on Eagle’s website in the Products section at www.eaglecmms.com, or by contacting the company at 1-800-388-3268.

    The rebranding effort is part of an overall marketing strategy developed by Signalfire, LLC, Eagle’s exclusive brand and marketing agency.

    About Eagle Technology

    Founded in 1986 by Harshad Shah, Eagle Technology, Inc. is a leading developer of Computerized Maintenance Management Solutions (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for the worldwide facility and manufacturing market. Eagle Technology, Inc.’s software increases efficiency and sustainability in any size organization by helping facility maintenance operations run smoothly and comfortably with minimum downtime and increased energy savings. Eagle’s website is www.eaglecmms.com.

    About Signalfire

    Signalfire is a creatively driven full-service branding and marketing agency that specializes in strategic brand consulting, web development, and brand-level social media integration. Signalfire succeeds through understanding client needs, creating solutions that drive results, and working together to ensure long-term success. Find Signalfire on the web at www.signalfire.us.

  • 13 Sep 2011 11:34 AM | Anonymous
    Product Line Includes Full Range of Passive Infrared and Dual Technology Low-Voltage Sensors in both Wall and Ceiling Mount Configurations

    TEANECK, N.J., Sept. 7, 2011 -- Encelium Technologies, a leading technology development company specializing in integrated lighting control systems for commercial buildings, has introduced its new family of low-voltage occupancy sensors. This product line includes a full range of passive infrared (PIR) and dual technology (Ultrasonic/PIR) low-voltage sensors available in both wall mount and ceiling mount configurations.

    "These occupancy sensors are ideal for use with our Energy Control SystemTM and also as stand-alone sensor applications for projects where ECS may not be suitable," said Tony Marano, president and CEO of Encelium.

    PIR and Ultrasonic line-voltage wall switches are also available as are 120V, 277V and 347V power packs. Any of the new low-voltage sensors can be converted to line-voltage use with a Power Pack (PPK-020/PPK-347) or a unique Power Base Adaptor (PBA-015). All of the sensors are customized for use with ECS with optimized factory presets for sensitivity and default time-outs.

    When the sensors are used within the ECS architecture, parameters including time-outs, support zones, integration with time schedules, sharing of occupancy data with building management systems, and zone control, are all configured through Encelium's Polaris 3DTM software. A first of its kind software application in the lighting control industry, Polaris 3D is used to commission, configure and manage Encelium's ECS.

    Introduced this summer, Polaris 3D provides an industry-first 360-degree, three-dimensional view of lighting energy use in a facility. With Polaris 3D, users will no longer need to navigate through single floors, or a ‘tree architecture,' to reach a specific control zone. Instead, they will get a 3D, colorized thermo-graphic view of system parameters to identify areas and trends of lighting inefficiencies throughout a building.

    "In today's market, owners and managers of all property types are looking to rein in energy usage and cut operating costs while improving tenant satisfaction and ergonomics," added Marano. "With our expanding product line including this new family of sensors and recently introduced Polaris 3D, we continue to offer owners and managers the ability to do just that."

    Encelium's ECS is the most advanced lighting control solution for commercial buildings on the market, proven to cut lighting energy expenditures by 50 to 75 percent and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. The system has an average two-to-five-year payback-on-investment period. It seamlessly integrates six energy management strategies including daylight harvesting, occupancy control, smart-time scheduling, task tuning, personal control and load shedding.

    ECS typically meets and exceeds today's sustainable requirements for new construction or retrofits of existing properties. It also contributes between 12 to 18 points, depending upon the application, toward achieving the coveted U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED). Since the company's founding in 2001, ECS has been installed in more than 40 million square feet of commercial space across North America and Europe.

    Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Encelium maintains operations in Canada and Europe. Over the past two years, the company has experienced tremendous growth, posting nearly a 100-percent annual sales increase.

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    About Encelium Technologies

  • 13 Sep 2011 11:32 AM | Anonymous
    Company Marks 10th Year of Providing Commercial Buildings with Significant Cost-Savings and Sustainability

    TEANECK, N.J., September 6, 2011 - For Encelium Technologies, a leading technology manufacturer specializing in integrated lighting control systems for commercial buildings, the future has never looked brighter. Installations of its hallmark Energy Control SystemTM (ECS) now exceed more than 40 million square feet and the company continues to post impressive annual sales increases. And just last year, Encelium secured $11 million in a financing round led by Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), the corporate venture capital organization of Siemens.

    At the core of Encelium's business model is the sustainability movement and its renewed momentum. In the aftermath of one of the most historic economic downturns, building owners and property managers, from hi-rise office buildings, industrial properties and retail centers, to colleges, public schools and government buildings, are hard-pressed to slash operating costs while enhancing ergonomics and environmental safety for end-users of all ages. To meet this surging demand, Teaneck, N.J.-based Encelium continues to recruit the most talented industry professionals and grow its employee base.

    "Innovative technology, an unrivaled customer-centered approach and comprehensive market expertise have directly contributed toward Encelium's tremendous growth and dominance in the sustainable lighting and building controls industry during the past 10 years," said Tony Marano, president and CEO, who joined the company in 2009. Previously, Marano had been the chief executive officer of the Americas for Cushman & Wakefield in New York.

    At the forefront of Encelium's product line is ECS, the most advanced commercial lighting control system on the market. Typically meeting or exceeding today's sustainable requirements for new construction or retrofits at existing properties, ECS uses the collaborative power of addressable networking technology in conjunction with advanced control hardware and software. The system was recently named a 2011 Top Product for its innovation and usefulness to facility managers.

    ECS is the only lighting control system on the market that seamlessly integrates and deploys six energy-management strategies on a facility-wide basis. These user-friendly strategies, daylight harvesting; smart-time scheduling; task tuning; personal software-based controls; occupancy control; and variable load shedding, give property owners and managers unprecedented lighting control.

    In keeping with the company's philosophy and results-oriented approach, Encelium's sales and technology teams oversee each ECS installation and work with clients during the post-installation phase to adjust control levels to reflect working habits and the realities of operation.

    Since the company was established in 2001, the system has been successfully installed in a wide range of property types, from office buildings, schools and healthcare and public facilities, to parking garages and stadiums. Project highlights include The Direct Energy Centre, a trade show facility in Toronto, Canada; Goshow Architects' corporate offices in New York City; Liberty Property Trust's headquarters in Malvern, Pa.; University Health Network's Toronto General Hospital; Rogers Centre, home of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays; and Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.

    Technological Developments Give Encelium the Competitive Edge
    The masterminds behind ECS and the company's continually evolving innovations are Terry Mocherniak and Marc Hoffknecht, Encelium's co-founders. Mocherniak and Hoffknecht serve as chief operating officer and chief technology officer, respectively, and possess more than 40 years combined experience in the ballast, lighting control, software and R&D fields.

    The company recently introduced its Polaris 3DTM, the first software application of its kind that offers owners and managers a single 360°, three-dimensional navigation in a multi-floor view. This permits for faster and easier navigation to a desired control zone with the ability to see an entire facility or complex in a convenient 3D snapshot.

    "Increased demand for improved energy efficiency within the commercial property sector is generating heightened demand and healthy sales growth for ECS because of the system's capability to reduce lighting use and energy costs at a faster rate than other environmental measures," said Mocherniak.

    Offering a payback-on-investment period of two to five years, ECS also enhances a building's ability to achieve U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification by contributing between 12 and 18 points, depending on the specific application and other factors. It also contributes in four of six categories, including sustainable sites, energy, indoor environmental quality, and innovation in design. In addition, ECS can facilitate a building's compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, EPAct, Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and various utility rebate programs.

    Encelium's strategic expansion includes partnering with companies throughout the United States, Canada and Europe that share its commitment to environmental stewardship. The company and its partners are currently targeting projects in cities, states and countries with mandates to convert existing buildings to more energy-efficient, sustainable lighting systems. One such example is New York City, where plans include converting aging PCB fluorescent-lighting fixtures in its 772 public-school buildings to a safer, more sustainable lighting and building control system.

    "Encelium's retrofit experience and contracting knowledge, combined with our professional relationships within the lighting industry, could allow us to complete a project of this nature as quickly as within 36 months, as compared to the projected 10-year conversion plan," said Rick Schuett, vice president of global sales. "We are now focusing on these types of projects, as well as many others, domestically and internationally."

    In addition to its Teaneck headquarters, Encelium has more than 70 employees and operations in Canada and Europe. The company has experienced tremendous growth, posting nearly a 100-percent annual sales increase during the last two years.

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    About Encelium Technologies

  • 13 Sep 2011 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    TEANECK, N.J./TORONTO, CA, Aug. 18, 2011 - Encelium Technologies will showcase its innovative energy management and lighting control systems at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, Booth #121, on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23, at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Canada. At the exposition, attendees will get an insider's look at Encelium's new Polaris 3D, its next generation of lighting control software for the company's Energy Control SystemTM (ECS).

    A web-based application, Polaris 3D provides an industry first 360-degree, three-dimensional view of lighting energy use in a building or complex. The software is used to commission, configure and manage Encelium's ECS, which has been proven to cut lighting energy expenditures by 50 to 75 percent and significantly reduce CO2 emissions. With Polaris 3D, users will no longer need to navigate through single floors, or a ‘tree architecture,' to reach a specific control zone. Instead, they will get a 3D, colorized thermo-graphic view of system parameters to identify areas and trends of lighting inefficiencies throughout a building.

    "Innovations like Polaris 3D bring energy management to a whole new level," said Rick Schuett, vice president of sales for Encelium. "IIDEX/NeoCon will serve as the ideal platform for Canada's design and architecture community to get a first-hand look at Polaris 3D and its ability to provide users with unprecedented control over their property's energy use and costs."

    ECS is the most advanced lighting control solution for commercial buildings on the market. Since the company's founding in 2001, ECS has been installed in more than 40 million square feet of commercial space across North America and Europe. The company has experienced tremendous growth, posting nearly a 100-percent annual sales increase during the last two years.

    Now in its 27th year, IIDEX/NeoCon, Canada's National Design Expo & Conference, is owned by Interior Designers of Canada and managed by MMPI Canada. IIDEX/NeoCon draws more than 15,000 professionals including designers, architects, facility managers, and end-users from across Canada and the bordering states. For more information on IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, please visit http://iidexneocon.com/.

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