UK's first DALI-2 building

zencontrol / cloud / DALI version 2
Interserve UK hub, 20,700 square m

AU's first DALI-2 building

zencontrol / cloud / DALI version 2
Aurizon HQ, Brisbane, 18,000 square m

 

zencontrol is modern lighting control, with fully compliant and certified DALI and DALI version 2 (DALI V2) support as per IEC 62386. Built upon a “just works” philosophy, zencontrol removes the complication associated with lighting control. Common issues associated with typical lighting control have been removed with the use of smart software and systems.

Fast

Commission and set up buildings faster with zencontrol. With zencontrol’s instant data technology, you are in control. Using the cloud or app interface, up to date data is streamed quickly, dramatically reducing commissioning.

Automatic

What is better than fast? Automatic. With zencontrol’s automatic addressing, grouping, debugging and base build commissioning, many tasks are completed before the commissioning begins.

Multi-user

Smart data technology allows simultaneous multiple user access right down to a single light fitting. Multi-user technology allows quicker commissioning and better use of resources.

Heuristic advice

zencontrol’s advanced algorithms analyse the site and provides advice on potential issues, making it easier to identify problems, saving critical fault finding time.

Grid view

Dramatically decrease building commissioning time by up to 100x with zencontrol Grid view. Quickly change device settings on thousands of devices in seconds. Cut and paste settings across floors, buildings or sites.

Risk reduction

zencontrol reduces commissioning time and removes a lot of mundane tasks, therefore reducing the risk associated with using a building management system.

Choose a solution that works


Traditional

 

Fast

60%
  • Traditional distribution board installation
  • Support for 127 DALI devices
  • Automatic DALI addressing
  • DALI & DALI V2 compliant
  • External DALI V2 power supply
  • Cloud connectivity for advanced commissioning & monitoring


Lighting control module

 

Faster

70%
  • Field installation
  • Support for 15 DALI devices
  • 10 inbuilt DALI relays
  • Automatic DALI addressing
  • DALI & DALI V2 compliant
  • Internal DALI V2 power supply
  • Cloud connectivity for advanced commissioning & monitoring


Room control

 

Fastest

95%
  • Field installation
  • Support for 148 DALI devices
  • 10 inbuilt DALI relays
  • Automatic DALI addressing
  • Automatic DALI grouping
  • DALI & DALI V2 compliant
  • Internal DALI V2 power supply
  • Cloud connectivity for advanced commissioning & monitoring

The zencontrol advantage

Control systems take a long time to set up and commission, the solution: zencontrol does all the hard parts. Save time, money and reduce risk with the automatic setup features in zencontrol products. Our smart controllers make light work of the tasks which burden installers.

Task Other systems (conservative) zencontrol
Random addressing of luminaires 5-10⁺ mins / 64 fittings Automatic
Scanning settings from luminaires, switches and sensors 2-10 mins depending on amount of data / 64 fittings Automatic
Readdressing new devices 2⁺ mins Automatic
Fixing address conflicts 2⁺ mins Automatic
Setup of switches and sensors 5⁺ Automatic
Grouping rooms 5-10⁺ mins / group Automatic
Syncing data changes made by the installer or users 1 – 10⁺ mins depending on what is written Automatic
*All information is per DALI line

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Integration

A modern building requires many building services to be connected.

zencontrol makes integration easy with several supported methods:
▪ BACnet over IP (client and server)
▪ RS232 connections
▪ Modbus over IP
▪ Volt free I/O (low level triggers)
▪ KNX over IP (coming 2018)
▪ Cloud based API

 

Additionally, as BACnet, Modbus and KNX support is at the application controller level, no additional controller between the lighting control system and BMS is required. This reduces cost, increases speed and removes the risk of a single point failure.

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Security

zencontrol takes security seriously and sets an unprecedented standard in lighting control. Using outdated security implementations, other systems may not provide adequate protection now or into the future. Some systems use plain text UDP packets which allow for easy intrusion, while others are using encrypted multicast packets and obfuscation to keep you safe.

zencontrol sets the standard in security with the use of industry proven and backed TLS 1.2. Transport layer security is not just encryption, but a complete security layer which comprises of secure technologies such as SHA-2 (Secure Hash Algorithm 2) and AES (Advanced Encryption Standard). zencontrol has ensured correct use of TLS1.2 and uses ciphers including AES256-GCM over TCP/IP protocols. zencontrol security documentation is available on request.

Security by obscurity is not a secure practice.

Emergency testing

Emergency lighting is essential to illuminate work areas and escape routes when the power to normal lighting fails. In most regions legislation demands that emergency lighting is regularly tested and maintained in full working order to ensure occupant safety should an emergency occur.

 

IEC 62386 Part 202, DALI device type 1, is one of the only emergency standards that exists which:
▪Is published as an international standard by a reputable body
▪Is peer reviewed
▪Has full testing specifications to which products can be certified as compliant

 

zencontrol allows building owners to break the areas into tenancies and allow individual tenancies to manage and maintain their own records, while also being able to audit the records of all tenants.

 

zencontrol takes advantage of DALI compliant emergency lighting and can provide fast and correct testing.

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Incredible, powerful & unique features

Some of our core features that you should see.

 

Workstation control
Individual workstation control is gaining traction for employers looking to increase employee comfort. zencontrol personal USB interface is the perfect accessory to give employees individual room control without commissioning.

 

C-Bus integration
Use C-Bus devices with the zencontrol systems easily with the C-Bus automation controller. Integration allows easy mapping of zencontrol objects to C-Bus events, or map C-Bus touch panels to control zencontrol rooms and devices.

 

Scenes
Boardrooms, meeting spaces and other presentation areas commonly require the ability to change the lighting of individual or groups of luminaires to fit the requirements of the occupants. zencontrol supports easily configurable scenes and accessories.

 

Daylight harvesting
Users requiring maximum energy savings can use natural light to offset artificial light usage. zencontrol employs several products and techniques which aid in reducing the setup time and increase the daylight linking accuracy

 

Event based logic
Changing how a room or area performs based on event logic, such a room partition opening or closing, is easy with zencontrol’s event based logic. Event based logic allows dynamic changes to the actions performed from switch and sensor activity, directly from events triggered through other logic input devices. This means when dividers are open, switches and sensors control all lights and when closed, only those in their relevant area.

 

Circadian rhythm
Light colour and intensity play important roles in human physiology. The ability to adjust the colour and intensity of light can be used to trigger these hormones and positively affect building occupants. zencontrol provides the ability to easily control light prescriptions in an environment to increase productivity and improve well being.

 

Debugging
Finding issues on site can be a cumbersome and time consuming task for any integrator. Use the zencontrol Cloud to monitor realtime, detailed traffic on multiple application controllers simultaneously from any location. Our debugging tools allow you to diagnose, action a response and get back to work quickly.

 

Time based control / profiles
Changing the behaviour of lighting during different periods of the day is simple and easy with zencontrol. The building can be set up to change profiles at various times to meet the requirements of after hours, normal hours and holidays. Additionally, an installer can schedule tasks to occur based on the time or proximity to sunrise or sunset.

 

Occupancy based control
zencontrol is designed for sensors, which allows simple, easy, and automatic setup of presence and absence control in basic installations. zencontrol supports up to 63 sensors per DALI line and is ready for smart DALI luminaries. With per fitting occupancy control and light level compensation, energy savings and comfort can be easily increased.

Reliability

Fast and reliable data interaction is very important in today’s control systems.

Guaranteeing that the data is fast and delivered reliably is critical to the well being of the building.

zencontrol is built on industry standard TCP/IP protocols rather than UDP. The zencontrol packet handlers ensure correct handshaking and closed loop acknowledgements ensuring lights are controlled when they need to be and without compromise.

Products

zencontrol has a range of familiar and not so familiar hardware and software. With zencontrol, regular lighting can be upgraded with advanced features.

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