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amBX updates SmartCore smart lighting control platform

July 21, 2021
amBX announces innovative new features for SmartCore platform; users will now be able to add Smart Emergency Lighting Control capability to their SmartCore implementation.

Smart lighting and building software expert, amBX, has announced the details of the latest updates to its smart lighting control platform, SmartCore.

Representing the latest in smart building technology, SmartCore is billed as "a unique software that takes intelligent lighting to new levels of capability, efficiency and interoperability." The latest SmartCore update includes "a wealth of new and exciting features that open up additional opportunities for users," added amBX.

Users will now be able to add  Smart Emergency Lighting Control  to their SmartCore platform. The new amBX Emergency Lighting Monitoring Dashboard will allow users to input and manage test results, check scheduled fixture tests and record and monitor ongoing actions needed to achieve compliance. Results can be exported to provide a hard-copy records.

The company says this new capability will aid with supporting regulatory compliance while simultaneously making the audit process easier. 

The software update has also introduced a number of new protocol support options to SmartCore, including publishing data to MQTT topics for IoT applications to access. This allows for connectivity to the cloud and provides lightweight, efficient and reliable data management.

On the control and sensor side, a range of new gateway products are now supported by the platform, including BACnet to DALI solutions such as Tridonic’s SceneCOM and BACMOVE DALION; also, native BACnet device control and sensor reading is now possible, and support for Xicato Wireless Mesh is also added to the list, according to amBX.

To further support these protocol additions, SmartCore now supports D4i, the status and monitoring extension of the Dali 2 standard.

Adding to the list of new functions is a scheduling and event tool, a switch behavior designer tool, a monitoring tool, and an updated commissioning capability. All of these updates further increase the intelligent capabilities of SmartCore, delivering a better experience for those using a building and those responsible for its deployment and management. 

Completing the list of new and innovative features is the localized Dusk and Dawn function. This helps to ensure minimal light pollution and makes buildings more ‘dark sky’ friendly. amBX contends its SmartCore platform delivers more energy-efficient buildings, as it ensures artificial light is only used when needed, and the light levels match the intensity required by the occupants wherever they are in the world.

Introducing the new features, David Eves from amBX said: “At amBX, we are very proud of what we have achieved with SmartCore, and we are always looking for innovative ways to offer even more from the platform. SmartCore is ever-evolving, and it is ready to meet the demands of the future, which is why we are excited to launch these new features to bolster the already impressive software."

“We see ourselves as an enabling technology; we work with our clients to solve their smart-tech challenges and strive towards a fully connected, digitized future,” concluded Eves.

Learn more at www.ambx.com.

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