Lumenpulse Simplifies Commissioning and Monitoring with New Bi-Directional DMX/RDM Technology
LED leader makes Remote Device Management a free standard feature for its high-performance LED luminaires
Lumenpulse (TSX: LMP), a leading manufacturer of high-performance, specification-grade LED lighting solutions, has introduced Remote Device Management (DMX/RDM) technology into its product families. DMX/RDM is an enhancement on the DMX512 lighting protocol, allowing bi-directional control and communication, enabling faster and safer commissioning, and easy system monitoring. The enhancement also includes Lumenlife, a patented technology for estimating the true life expectancy of a luminaire.
DMX/RDM offers a range of benefits for lighting professionals and property managers, allowing them to monitor energy usage, identify potential issues, schedule preventative maintenance, and understand the lifespan of their system.
This technology is now a standard feature on Lumenpulse products, and will be offered at no additional charge.
“We believe that bi-directional communication and control is the future of the industry, and we want to lead the lighting market forward with smarter, safer, and more flexible solutions,” said Francois-Xavier Souvay, Founder, President and CEO of Lumenpulse. “DMX/RDM allows simple remote addressing and easy monitoring of your lighting system. The technology gives luminaires a voice, allowing our customers to retrieve important information about the performance and lifetime of their system,” he said.
An established protocol in the entertainment industry, Lumenpulse’s version of DMX/RDM goes beyond previous architectural uses, offering a uniquely comprehensive set of features, including a wide range of fixture parameters, boot-loader functionality (allowing easy firmware updates), and Lumenlife.
“We want to make life easier for installers, and to give our customers a full understanding of their lighting system, including how long it will really last,” said Marc Filion, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Lumenpulse. “Lumenlife and RDM consider more than simple hours of operation by taking into account vital contextual information. This provides a much more accurate picture of an installation’s maintenance requirements, and of a fixture’s expected lifetime,” he said.
For more information on DMX/RDM and Lumenpulse products, please visit Lumenpulse.com.
Remote Device Management (RDM) is an enhancement of DMX, allowing full bi-directional control and communication for simple, convenient commissioning. With DMX/RDM, luminaires can communicate important information, including DMX addresses, parameters, descriptions, temperature, and Lumenlife expectancy. They can also be re-discovered, updated or re-commissioned at any time – with just a simple click. By giving luminaires a voice, DMX/RDM simplifies the maintenance of your lighting system, isolating and identifying potential issues and problem devices.
- Simplifies and speeds up the commissioning process
- Safe, remote commissioning, without scaling a ladder
- Ability to re-address or update fixtures at any time
- Accurate forecast of system lifetime
- Energy usage monitoring
- Alert system for potential system issues
- Easy implementation of preventative maintenance measures
About Lumenpulse Inc.
Founded in 2006, Lumenpulse designs, develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high performance and sustainable specification-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial, institutional and urban environments. Lumenpulse is a leading pure-play specification-grade LED lighting solutions provider and has earned many awards and recognitions, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), three Next Generation Luminaires Design Awards, a Red Dot Product Design Award and a Lightfair Innovation Award. Lumenpulse has more than 437 employees worldwide, with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and offices in Québec City, Boston, Paris, London and Manchester. Lumenpulse is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LMP.
Additional information about Lumenpulse, including its 2015 Annual Information Form, is available at www.lumenpulse.com and on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.