The wiSCAPE™ Gateway by Hubbell Control Solutions has been updated. The system makes it easy to manage, monitor, and measure wireless outdoor lighting networks.
The wiSCAPE Gateway is used to combine up to 1,000 wiSCAPE fixture modules into a single wireless network. Although each module is functionally autonomous, the Gateway acts as an access point through which the modules can be managed, monitored, and metered through wiSCAPE View software. This software provides facility managers with real-time access and control over multiple wiSCAPE Gateways and individual fixtures from one location with map and satellite views.
The wiSCAPE Gateway turns stand-alone fixture modules into a secure peer-to-peer, self-organizing, and self-healing mesh infrastructure. Using the 2.4GHz ISM (Industrial, Scientific, and Medical) radio band, the wiSCAPE Gateway’s wireless control technology adapts to complex automation situations for quick and economical commissioning and operation. No control wiring is required for configuration.
The wiSCAPE Gateway features solid state disks that withstand temperature, shock, and vibrations; fail-safe operation (defaults to photocell control); 128-bit AES encryption; and up to six months of rolling data storage. Gateways measure 12″ L x 14″ W x 6″ D, are in NEMA 4X (IP66) cabinets, are surge protected, and have an ambient temperature range of -40°F to 185°F. Options include a cellular modem for remote network connectivity.
For enhanced network management and security, the wiSCAPE Gateway can now operate on Windows 7 Professional Edition. IT administrators can manage it as they do all the PCs on their network.
In addition, the wiSCAPE Gateway is now available with BACnet IP built-in support. This allows a Building Management System BACnet controller to see the Gateway as a BACnet device. After pairing, the BMS system can control individual fixture modules, groups of modules, and execute scenarios with total granularity.
One wiSCAPE module can control any outdoor lighting source without running wires, installing relay panels, or being limited to specific systems, ballasts, and drivers. Modules are available for 120V to 480V light sources, in either 50Hz or 60Hz. They feature motion and photo sensor input, dimming and switching, dry contact interface for switches and sensors, standard or astronomical time clock control, user interface from computers and tablets, and alarm notifications with GPS location of fixtures.
wiSCAPE outdoor lighting solutions are suitable for a variety of applications, including garages, parking lots, and “at risk” locations. Users can control anything from a couple of lights in an alley to street lighting across an entire city.