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Niagara Summit - New Orleans

Ontrol, as a sponsor, will be exhibiting in the Niagara Summit to be held in New Orleans May 15-17th. 

Niagara Summit 2016 is the premier industry showcase for connected devices and systems. Developers, programmers, building engineers and executives come together to share the latest innovations and breakthroughs, discuss business and technology trends that are shaping the Internet of Things, and learn more about advancements to the Niagara Framework®.

The Niagara Summit is all about knowledge-sharing and ideas — with forums, presentations and breakout sessions relevant to…

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Ontrol at Light & Building Expo

Ontrol was at at Light + Building, the world's leading trade fair for building services technology, which took place in Frankfurt in March 13-18, 2016.

DMX lighting driver available now

Ontrol has recently released a Sedona driver that enables the R-ION programmable touch screen controller to take control of DMX lighting networks. The addition of DMX to the previously available drivers (Modbus, BACnet, Dali, Belimo MP-Bus), takes the versatality of this capable controller to new levels.

DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. In recent years however, DMX compatible dimmers and modules are becoming common for home automation, and in commercial…

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US Events

Ontrol was present in USA in two major events during June. First was the 2015 Mini Niagara Summit organized by Cochrane Supply.With over 300 attendees, the 2015 Niagara Mini Summit brought together manufacturers, integrators and end users from throughout the Midwest (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky) and Canada to explore the latest solutions available to Tridium's Niagara Framework community.

Then we exhibited at the IBcon conference in San Antonio, Texas. IBcon…

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Ontrol at Niagara Forum 2015

This year's Niagara Forum in London was a great event. With 500+ attendees representing more than 200 companies from 29 countries, it was the largest-ever gathering of the Niagara Community in Europe.

Ontrol was present as a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor. Thre was a huge amount of interest with our R-ION color touch screen room controller, as well as other products.

Here are some pics from Niagara Forum 2015.

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Sedona driver framework from Ontrol

Ontrol has built a basic driver framework that greatly simplifies communications driver development for Ontrol devices. This allows coding simple master-slave drivers in a simple way. OntrolBaseDriver provides all the mechanisms for :

  • cyclical polling
  • fast/normal/slow poll rates
  • Response time-outs and retries
  • On-change and periodical writes with maxWriteTime setting
  • Device pinging

All these are taken care of by the OntrolBaseDriver, completely independent of the protocol or even the communication medium. By extending from this,…

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DALI Driver for R-ION now available

The DALI port on the R-ION programmable touch-screen Sedona controller is now available. DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is a global IEC 62386 communications standard for intelligent light fittings.

The driver allows sending commands to any DALI compatible control gear. These include on, off, step-up, step-down etc., as well as scene select commands and direct level control.

The commands can be triggered :

  • programmatically,
  • from soft-buttons on the device display
  • from supervisory system.

The R-ION…

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