Andy Huang is Business Development Director at IR-TEC International Ltd. Since working at IR-TEC International from 1986, Andy Huang has been responsible on developing and marketing numerous types of human presence and motion sensing products. With more than 30 years of developing experience in motion sensing products, Andy is renowned for his broad and professional knowledge in motion sensing technology and application. Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Tamkang University of Taipei, Taiwan.
OS-NET – An Optimized Wireless Lighting Control Solution
For decades, bringing smart controls to the lighting environment typically meant extra sets of control wire networking, time-consuming wiring of connections between devices and central controls, complicated configuration and system commissioning through proprietary management software. All above works result in more time up and down the ladder, separate wiring diagrams, high levels of complexity, and higher project and maintenance costs. Even with current wireless control solutions available in the market, installers may still require extra equipment, management software, and complicated commissioning procedures to get the system networks up and running. Thus, the development of lighting control technology has been relatively slower than the lighting technology in recent decades. While most lighting is built to serve for human’s needs in comfort, safety and health, smart lighting control is the way to wisely consume the precious energy resources without compromising these needs. To achieve so-called “smart lighting control”, all luminaires and lighting circuits should be smartly controlled in accordance with local occupancy status and ambient light level. This would rely on a wireless mesh network effectively linked all luminaires and lighting circuits that are smartly controlled by the occupancy and/or daylight sensors broadly deployed in the lighting environment. The real challenge is finding a way both technically available and economically affordable to establish the mesh network for smart lighting control.
The OS-NET, abbreviated from OccuSens Network, is a simpler and smarter wireless lighting control solution developed by IR-TEC to provide sophisticated, code-compliant lighting controls among luminaires and lighting circuits through a wireless mesh network formed by a group of wirelessly linked OS-NET devices, mainly OS-NET sensors/controllers. What makes the OS-NET a simpler solution is its exceptional ease of deployment, without the extra design, installation and setup time typical of conventional lighting control systems. A wireless mesh network is practically established while installing the OS-NET enabled luminaires and/or lighting circuits.
Both OS-NET sensor and controller can be flexibly integrated with OEM lighting luminaires and/or mounted on the ceiling in a variety of options. Each OS-NET sensor and controller not only controls the connected luminaire or lighting circuit in the way as programmed, but also acting as a network node to transmit, forward, or receive the radio commands for group control and network communication. A universal 2-way IR remote programmer offers simple and intuitive control setting and device grouping/regrouping for all OS-NET devices.
IR-TEC’s OS-NET is not only an easy solution for lighting manufacturers to upgrade their luminaires with state-of-the-art wireless sensor mesh network connectivity, but also an unsurpassed choice for retrofitting the legacy lighting with energy efficient LED lighting and code-compliant controls. OS-NET is a truly innovative wireless lighting control solution featuring second-to-none flexibility, functionality, and simplicity that have never been seen in the market today.