Convia-enabled Wiremold system by Wiremold/Legrand

Sept. 28, 2009

A new energy management and control system from Wiremold/Legrand combines modular power delivery with an intelligent system to monitor, manage, and control energy use. Unlike panel-based lighting control systems or digital addressable ballasts, the Convia-enabled Wiremold system is an entirely new approach to energy management. It’s comprised of two scalable, “plug-and-play” components: a modular Wiremold power infrastructure and Convia energy control and management.   

The backbone of the Convia-enabled Wiremold system is Walkerflex modular wiring located above the ceiling or in an access floor. Power runs from the electrical closet to a modular distribution box that has from 4 to 12 connection points that accept modular cable sets. This power delivery system is enabled by the ConviaNET network, which includes a desktop Global Gateway, hubs, relay dimmers, power modules, and other accessories, such as sensors and switches that are linked by low-voltage cabling. 

Electrical connectors supply power to electrical or electronic devices while creating distributed zone control through the ConviaNET devices. The result is a system that can simultaneously execute multiple energy management strategies. For example, when someone enters a conference room, the occupancy sensor triggers daylight-harvesting sensors to adjust the lights, turns on plug loads, and changes the thermostat set points. 

The Convia-enabled Wiremold system gives building owners the flexibility to allocate wiring and power management resources and to add features and capabilities as they become available. Beyond integration and flexibility, the system also provides the knowledge necessary to continually optimize performance. 

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