Chepstow, 11 July 2017 – Smart building technology company enModus raises £3m from three investors including shopping centre giant intu. Total funding to date amounts to £9m – £6m in seed investment since launch in 2010. Ambition to grow customer base worldwide with ground-breaking powerline communications technology
Standard Products - Hubs
The enModus Hub is the inexpensive central control unit in the enModus Smart Lighting Control (SLC) solution. The enModus Hub uses Wattwave™ bi-directional power line communication technology to send control commands to, and receive power use and status information from, the enModus Nodes to which the Hub is connected. All communications is via the existing mains lighting wiring in the building, so no new control wiring installation is required.
The enModus Hub provides bi-directional communication and control for up to 255 enModus Nodes, each of which can be connected to 1 or more conventional or low-energy luminaires. For very large installations multiple Hubs can be cascaded via the network ports.
Designed for standard DIN rail mounting in a distribution panel, the enModus Hub supports 1-phase operation – 3-phase systems can be controlled using 3 Hubs.
- ‘No New Wires’ installation
- Real-time power measurement and status reporting
- Supports up to 255 enModus Nodes
- ‘Soft’ control of up to 253 ‘Groups’ per Hub
- Multiple Hubs can be cascaded
- 1-phase and 3-phase versions
- Ethernet and 3G/4G network interfaces with IPV4 and IPV6 support
- Simple installation into existing wiring minimises costs
- Accurate energy use and status data for owners
- Only a single Hub needed for small/medium installations
- Flexibility for future change of building use
- Scaleable from small offices to entire buildings
- Supports large scale commercial installations
- Local and remote multi-platform client access via desktop or mobile devices
Up to 255 enModus Nodes per Hub
A single enModus Hub can interface with up to 255 enModus Nodes, providing on/off and dimming control to each and receiving energy consumption and status information per Node in real-time. Low Installation Costs using Existing Wiring.
The enModus Hub wires directly into the same electrical circuit as the building lighting. Two versions exists for single-phase and 3-phase systems. The enModus Smart Lighting Control (SLC) solution employs power line communications to make use of the existing lighting wiring infrastructure already available in the building – no additional control wiring is needed.
Real-Time Energy & Status Monitoring
The enModus Hub receives real-time data from each enModus Node on the energy use of the driver/luminaire(s) to which the Node is connected. Driver/luminaire status information such as dimming level, LED VF and temperature (where available) is also reported. Any sensors attached to the Node, such as occupancy/vacancy sensors and ambient light level photocells, can also be monitored and their status reported back to the Hub and from there to the enModus Control Platform (ECP).
Flexible Control & Grouping Options
The enModus Smart Lighting Control (SLC) solution supports a flexible ‘Group’ configuration scheme so that any Nodes (irrespective of driver or luminaire type) can be clustered by room, zone, department, floor or building. Up to 253 Groups can be specified per Hub. Activation of a given local/remote control or sensor can be assigned to activate any one or more Groups. Groups are managed through the enModus Control Platform (ECP) and can be reconfigured after installation. In addition, ‘Scenes’ can be programmed with specific lighting and dimming combinations within a Group and these enabled either through activation by a control or on a time-of-day basis.