With so many smart lighting control options, it's understandable why contractors are often left scratching their heads when deciding which technology to choose for their next project.
While familiar communication protocols like Z-Wave, Thread and ZigBee are functional, they tend to require additional steps during setup, which can be a headache for installers. Other smart controls that connect via a standard Wi-Fi network run the risk of unexpected resets and performance issues when local area networks fail.
The new ARISTA® Advanced Lighting Control System by Intermatic helps solve these challenges through a contractor-friendly communication protocol known as Bluetooth® 5.0 mesh wireless technology. Much like the technology consumers use to pair portable speakers and hands-free headsets every day, Bluetooth® mesh networking allows for easy installation and simplifies setup for contractors of all technology backgrounds.
Advantages of Bluetooth® 5.0 Mesh Wireless Technology
Bluetooth® 5.0 mesh is a secure communication protocol designed specifically for industrial and commercial applications. Every device transmission is protected by three 128-bit encrypted security keys, with each device using a wireless node to send, receive and share commands across the network. This means multiple lighting controls can work across a large area to seamlessly communicate information, such as ON/OFF schedules, daylight levels and presence detection.
The communication protocol allows installers to quickly connect to multiple smart lighting controls and configure settings via a mobile app without connecting to a Wi-Fi network. This helps streamline installations in new commercial construction projects without collecting sensitive login credentials from clients. It also lets building owners easily add or remove individual ARISTA devices as needs evolve.
Moreover, Bluetooth® 5.0 mesh is highly energy efficient. Its low-power operation requirements allow battery-operated devices, like ARISTA sensors, to send and receive information for extended periods without replacing batteries.
Why Choose ARISTA® and Bluetooth® 5.0 Mesh Technology?
By combing Bluetooth® 5.0 mesh technology with the versatility of ARISTA sensors, room controllers and dimmers, installers can support a wide range of commercial projects with a single solution.
Better still, the intuitive ARISTA app keeps setup and configuration simple. Contractors aren't required to set up a dedicated smart hub or gateway – they can simply power up their ARISTA devices, locate them on their smartphone or tablet, and go. In many cases, installers can complete a basic system configuration in as little as 30 minutes once ARISTA devices are placed within an environment.
Learn more: ARISTA Capabilities Brochure (Download)
Ready to see ARISTA in action? Contact your local Intermatic representative today to schedule a demo of this exciting new solution!