Initially, both power-line carrier
and wireless control systems were considered; however, after the power-line carrier
controlled luminaires produced delayed responses, all luminaires were fitted with wireless controls.
For instance, the company's automation products will support Microsoft's Simple Control Protocol (SCP), a power-line carrier
technology that Microsoft hopes will replace the familiar X10 and CEBus devices, if and when it becomes available.
The utility is able to send power-line carrier
(PLC) signals to dim lighting based on the utility system's coincident peak which, in this case, happens to be different from the customer's building peak.
The product line will initially include traditional Ethernet and home phone line networking kits, with radio frequency and power-line carrier
kits to follow.