Want to avoid thermostat wars? Give occupants more control of their workspace environment with this new app

by Brianna Crandall — May 10, 2019 — Distech Controls, an innovator connecting people with intelligent building solutions, recently launched ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem, a new technology that results in improved occupant control for offices and hospitality spaces as well as healthcare and educational buildings. By utilizing Bluetooth communication technology, this new platform allows occupants to easily manage comfort settings within their space via technology they are familiar with, such as a mobile device or app.

Mobile devices with Distech Controls ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem

Bluetooth-enabled ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem lets occupants control indoor environment comfort settings such as HVAC, lighting and sunblinds. Image courtesy Distech Controls

Charles Pelletier, director of Product Management at Distech Controls, pointed out:

[Since] the average person spends more than 90% of their life indoors, much of that in buildings of all types, including hospitals, schools or office spaces, we must shift our focus to optimizing the indoor environment. We all have different, often subtle, preferences for temperature and light levels. Our new platform allows occupants in building spaces to have greater control over their environment, which is easily managed through our my PERSONIFY app on their mobile device.

The ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem platform includes the Allure UNITOUCH touchscreen sensor, my PERSONIFY app, and EC-Multi-Sensor-BLE. The cutting-edge user interface of the Allure UNITOUCH is fitted with its own sensor to enhance the occupant experience. With its built-in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology, it can be paired with a smartphone to quickly and easily adjust room comfort settings such as HVAC, lighting and sunblinds.

The EC-Multi-Sensor-BLE features a motion detector, light sensor, temperature sensor and a BLE transceiver that together enable the wireless control of comfort settings in building spaces. The my PERSONIFY app is easily customizable for each user through its intuitive interface.

Occupant well-being is an increasingly important consideration for HR professionals and facilities managers (FMs) keen to optimize workplace performance, reduce absenteeism and boost morale.

Martin Villeneuve, president of Distech Controls, remarked:

Occupants using this technology can quickly and easily modify the environmental conditions according to their own requirements in spaces such as hotel bedrooms, cellular offices or classroom areas. By utilizing BLE technology, Distech Controls was able to create an occupant-focused and mobile-accessible platform, putting employees or guests in charge of their own spaces to maximize comfort, control and well-being.

With its contemporary design and an inviting user interface, Distech Controls’ technologies enable building owners and managers to easily select the finish that will seamlessly blend into their space. Architects who are designing spaces will not need to compromise between functionality and appearance, adds the company.

For more information about the ECLYPSE Sky Ecosystem, visit the Distech Controls website. Distech Controls is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, with offices in the US, Canada and France. Atlanta, Georgia-based Acuity Brands Lighting provides indoor and outdoor lighting solutions and controls, with operations throughout North America and in Europe and Asia.