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Lighting up the facts - three common control myths

Lighting up the facts - three common control myths

 

Wireless lighting control systems are becoming increasingly popular in commercial applications across the world. However, there are a number of common misconceptions – many based on knowledge of legacy solutions – that are making people hesitant to adopt new lighting control technologies.  Here we dispel three of the biggest myths…

 

Myth #1 - Installing a lighting control system is a risk to security, leaving the organisation open to outside threats

We have heard this countless times but it is a statement which is commonly unqualified.  Reports which criticise insecure protocols are actually based on poor system designs. Our EyeNut solution is robust and provides a proactive approach to security. We constantly monitor and develop the system, and we have a proven record in providing secure Cloud-based wireless control solutions, not just in the UK but across the world. All data transfers can only be initiated from inside the client’s firewall. This is via a standard “MQTT Keep Alive” IP protocol.

 

Myth #2 – A cloud-based system is prone to unreliable connectivity

Our EyeNut solution is based upon the ZigBee protocol which utilises a Mesh network, a communications system made up of Nodes organised in a ‘Mesh’ topology. This provides a robust structure where a Node is never more than a few metres away. As groups of luminaires are programmed to operate and interact with local switch and sensor control devices, intelligence is held locally, allowing the system to operate independently from the cloud based hub. However, the EyeNut server uptime level is guaranteed to be a minimum of 98%, providing a very robust and reliable connected system.

 

Myth #3 – A ZigBee system is not able to co-exist with other 2.4 GHz systems, such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

A ZigBee Alliance co-existence study has shown that only signal traffic limits, well in excess of those encountered in most situations, could potentially cause an issue. We survey and measure wireless signal traffic on the all of our prospective sites. Where very high levels of signal traffic have been measured, EyeNut has operated without issues.

 

 

If you would like further information about any of the above points, or would like another myth resolving, please contact our sales team on 0113 383 1000, visit out EyeNut area of the website or email sales@HarvardTechnology.com

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