ABB’s new product lets customers set up, maintain and control their entire emergency lighting installations digitally.
Stanilite NexusRF Infinity aims to provide a real-time overview of all systems that saves time, enables better maintenance and enhances building safety.
Locally developed innovation by ABB’s Australian emergency lighting research and development team, the NexusRF Infinity builds on the solid foundation of the NexusRF wireless system and now incorporates digital enhancements to reduce all aspects of the product life cycle.
NexusRF Infinity also gives a digital overview through a mobile optimised web interface that gives users instant information to assist resource planning and enhance building safety – processed directly from a smart device.
The product also includes dynamic mesh networking. This ensures multiple potential communications paths that form automatically and dynamically, with automatic route optimisation to ensure trouble-free operation.
The guiding design principles for NexusRF Infinity are to make it as simple as possible to use for both the installer and user:
- foolproof installation with tap and scan technology for mobile commissioning
- commission during construction without power or backbone installation
- no more commissioning spreadsheets
- backwards compatibility for existing NexusRF installations
- report distribution from mobile devices
- integration with building management system (BMS)
- flexibility and scalability
- 300 percent increase in router capacity
- enhanced IT security features, including HTTPS (SSL) encryption and DHCP via static IP address, and
- 75 percent reduction of the commissioning time for installers and electrical contractors.
“By harnessing the power of mobile connectivity, Stanilite NexusRF Infinity unlocks and provides access to data and account management tools, allowing users to manage their emergency lighting system from anywhere, anytime, while keeping a record of all activity safe due to the robust IT security enhancements,” says Adrien Fournier, head of smart buildings for ABB in Australia.
“For customers, this can reduce operating costs dramatically and will be one of the key elements for building owners and facility managers to reduce the total cost of ownership of safety systems in the future.
“Another key element of NexusRF Infinity is the new commissioning method and interface, which brings 75 percent reduction of the commissioning time for installers and electrical contractors.”
On top of this, functional and duration tests can be easily programmed via a mobile optimised web platform that ensures the emergency luminaries are working properly.