OSRAM SYLVANIA Introduces GreenBus II for The Encelium Energy Management System

April 16, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

OSRAM SYLVANIA has introduced GreenBus II, a new, two-wire communication platform for supplying data and power to the ENCELIUM Energy Management System from OSRAM. The new communication network integrates lighting control and energy management into one complete, programmable architecture.

This next generation bus system dramatically raises the capability to deliver power to sensors on the bus while increasing the number of nodes supported by a single ENCELIUM Energy Control Unit. GreenBus II includes enhanced troubleshooting features over the GreenBus I architecture, such as the ability for the system to detect and locate field bus communication faults via the ENCELIUM Polaris 3D™ software.

The ENCELIUM Energy Management System is unique in that it can integrate control of either DALI dimming ballasts or 0-10V analog dimming ballasts within the same platform. Where DALI ballasts are preferred, the system utilizes an ENCELIUM DALI Bridge as a gateway between the ENCELIUM GreenBus II field bus and the DALI ballasts. The DALI Bridge also allows for the mixing of Class 2 and Class 1 wiring within the same lighting system. Where analog ballasts are preferred, the system utilizes a Luminaire Control Module (LCM), which provides for addressable control (dimming or switching) of each device. The LCM is also able to control LED fixtures and dim 0-10V LED drivers.

The system also utilizes a Sensor Interface Module (SIM) to integrate standard occupancy and photo sensors into the ENCELIUM GreenBus II communication network. Each SIM is automatically addressed as soon as it is connected to an ENCELIUM Energy Control Unit (ECU) and adjusts itself to the type of sensor it is wired to, establishing two-way communication between the ECU and itself.

With the GreenBus II communication network and Polaris 3D software, the ENCELIUM Energy Management System offers unprecedented flexibility and control of a building’s lighting usage.

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