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Square D Unveils Remote Network Unit

The interface facilitates remote access to the companys C-Bus lighting control network via Ethernet.

Palatine, IL–The new Square D Clipsal Ethernet Network Interface Unit from Schneider Electric facilitates remote access to a Square D Clipsal C-Bus lighting control network for homeowners and system installers and integrators, through the convenience of the nearest Ethernet connection. High-speed control and monitoring of a network through TCP/IP protocols used in computer networks means system configuration and alterations are a seamless process.

Through the Ethernet Network Interface Unit, homeowners can quickly determine status of lighting loads, make changes to the control system and override lights without the need to physically be in their residence, said Scott Jordan, Square D Clipsal product marketing manager. Another feature of the Ethernet Network Interface Unit is its ability to remotely monitor and control multiple Square D Clipsal lighting control systems. This enables system installers and integrators to make system changes from any location via Ethernet connectivity, such as for homeowners who want to change parameters while they are away from home. The installer or integrator can also control multiple dwellings from one desktop computer.

The DIN rail-mounted Ethernet Network Interface Unit is easily mounted in an electrical enclosure and features two RJ-45 sockets to connect it to the C-Bus network, and a third to connect it to Ethernet. Other key features include LED status indicators, a software selectable C-Bus System Clock and a compact size of 3.35 inches high by 2.83 inches wide by 2.56 inches deep.