Douglas Lighting Technologies Introduces WRS-232 to Dialog Lighting Controls Systems Family

Sept. 27, 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia. – Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced the WRS-232 component to its family of Dialog® control systems. Designed for complete facilitation for large multi-building applications, the new technology allows integration of third-party systems, in addition to BACnet IP, into Douglas Lighting Controls centralized lighting control system via RS-232 commands.

“At Douglas, we are consistently focused on creating solutions and improvements that provide increased efficiency and productivity to our clients,” said Anthony Lee, Product Manager. “WRS-232 utilizes advanced technology to simplify monitoring and management for clients to easily control, respond and stay connected to any application’s system.”

The WRS-232 features an integration of RS-232 systems and custom commands, providing flexibility in response and control of external systems such as A/V, shade control systems and theatrical lighting. With built-in protocol that receives message and action requests, the WRS-232 configuration triggers the Dialog system to send a command via custom commands to the third-party systems.

The hardware also includes an optional point-to-point extender of up to 1,000 feet, providing customers an expanded network reach, communicating at 9,600, 19,200, 38,400, 57,600 and 115,200 baud. This addition to the Dialog product family provides the system up to eight fully configurable COM ports to communicate to eight different systems.

Dialog is an advanced digital lighting control system connecting and controlling lights through relays, occupancy sensors, photo sensors, ballasts, and switch stations and manages facility lighting requirements globally, or by area, or by room. The flexibility and true scalability of Dialog easily allows it to be used in a variety of applications from small commercial buildings to large facilities.

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About Douglas Lighting Controls

Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic group and a subsidiary of Panasonic Lighting Americas Inc., engineers, manufactures and markets digital lighting controls for commercial buildings, campuses, parking garages and sports complexes across North America. Douglas systems include networked and stand-alone solutions using wired and wireless technology to optimize lighting for building code compliance, energy efficiency, ease-of-use and comfort. With over 50 years of experience, the company is recognized for its expertise in lighting control systems paired with the precise facility solution. Learn more about Douglas at Like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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