MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton today announced significant user experience enhancements to the Lumina Gateway and Lumina RF eco-system, which now provides energy management automation for franchise owners, enterprise corporations, and other business entities managing multiple-location properties. The Lumina Gateway feature set and installation process was originally launched as a cost-effective solution to assist single location restaurants, retail stores, and offices, and these new features allow the system to automate multiple locations.
Enterprise corporations with multiple locations can now benefit from the energy management solutions provided by the Lumina Gateway wireless energy management automation system, which includes thermostats, occupancy and door contact sensors, lighting controls, heavy-duty load controls, and window coverings. The mesh network enabled system provides reliable automation based on times and tasks to turn lights off at a certain time each night, adjust thermostats each morning, and remotely access signage, generators, compressors, fountains, water heaters, and more. For franchise owners or other business entities managing multiple-location properties, this could mean automating tasks for all locations, or individually.
New features to the Lumina Gateway system include a dashboard fed by Google Maps, corporate-wide scheduling with one unified open/close/automation scheme for all applicable stores and role-based authority levels for corporate, regional, and store employees. The dashboard feature within the Premium tier provides a Google Map with all connected businesses located a simple click away for enrolling new devices, monitoring facilities, and controlling entire properties from a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
A new Leviton Cloud Services subscription enhances the Lumina Gateway, but no monthly fees are required for remote access and control from a computer or mobile device. The new mobile app, Leviton Cloud Services, shows all business locations in a real-time list for easy access to enroll a new device, review feeds, or control connected lights and thermostats. Abilities to conduct these tasks are based on a custom employee hierarchy with role-based authority levels including store manager, district manager, regional manager, and corporate administrator. Additionally, Leviton Cloud Services can offer advanced data logging with an activity feed along with text or email notification alerts.
The new web-based setup at http://lcs.leviton.com provides professional installers the ability to use Apple or PC computers along with mobile tablets for on-site commissioning or remote management. This flexibility of programming also delivers an immediate, secure connection to each connected location, updating in real-time as new sensors, thermostats, and load controls are added or adjusted.
"Installers or facility managers can quickly create automation schedules or holidays and apply the settings to all locations, excluding stores that may open at a later time or have different holiday schedules," said Tom Leonard, vice president of marketing and product management for Leviton Energy Management, Controls & Automation. "For instance, a 'Store Open' automation scheme, set once by the installer and applied across all locations with a few clicks, could trigger every building's lights to illuminate, thermostats to adjust, connected loads to turn on, window coverings to open, and more. Similarly, 'Store Close' turns off unnecessary devices in all properties to save time and money, activates exterior lights for safety, and sends a notification to the regional manager stating the store has closed for the evening."
In addition to firmware and software improvements, Leviton will release new 600W and 1000W in-wall full phase dimmers, as well as a 300W plug-in dimmer this October as additions to the 0-10V switch, plug-in appliance module, and heavy-duty load controls.
The Lumina Gateway and Lumina RF wireless devices are available now, along with the new Leviton Cloud Services website and app. For more information, visit www.leviton.com/gateway.
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today's residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.
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