Powerline Control Systems has announced that it has approved a license agreement with Powerline Lighting Control Party Limited, of Sydney, Australia, to manufacture products using UPB technology for the 240 Volt 50 Hz market.
Introduced in 1999 by Powerline Control Systems, and subsequently deployed commercially in 2002, UPB is a cost effective, two-way communications technology which enables control products to utilize existing powerlines for both residential and commercial applications. Other potential applications include appliance control, HVAC control, and Internet-to-Application device communication. PCS has been awarded several patents for this technology.
Through the agreement, Powerline Lighting Control Pty. Limited, will utilize UPB technology to provide standalone and integrated lighting control solutions, such as dimmers/switches, interface devices, tools and software, made for the worldwide 240 Volt 50Hz market.
“Universal Powerline Bus technology has proven to be superior to other lighting control technologies because of reduced installation time, lower cost, high speed and product reliability,” said Scott Klodowski, director of sales and marketing for PCS. “We’re very proud to now have a licensee like PLLC bring our innovation into the worldwide marketplace, as it continues to show bright promises for the future.”
“The unique power distribution in the 240 Volt 50Hz market can be ‘technically challenging’,” said Tony Triccas, director of technical sales and support. “We are extremely confident that our PLLC UPB 240V 50Hz EMC standard products offer a truly versatile lighting solution for both new and retrofit installations.”