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NYX HEMERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPLETES A NEW INSTALLATION OF INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM IN QUEBEC CITY.
QUÉBEC CITY, CANADA, February 26th, 2013.–.Nyx Hemera Technologies’ President and Chief Executive Officer, Pierre Longtin, is pleased to announce the complete installation of the company’s TLACS (Tunnel Lighting Addressable Control System) in the Joseph-Samson Tunnel in Québec City, Canada.
Improved management and preventive maintenance
Québec City’s municipal management was looking to acquire a sophisticated control system that would facilitate the management, operation, and maintenance of the Joseph-Samson Tunnel. The TLACS solution met—and exceeded—all the city’s requirements..
The TLACS enables operators to remotely configure and proactively manage the tunnel’s lighting system, enabling them to visualize the system status and the lamps’ state of ageing. The cost-benefits to the city are tremendous: the municipal government can now develop a more cost-effective preventative maintenance plan.
In addition, the TLACS complies with the NSI/IES RP-22-11 standard that aims to optimize the security in tunnels worldwide. Thanks to the TLACS’ remote intelligent managing interface, tunnel operators will be able to effectively perform real-time alarm management along with automated alerts sent directly to service teams. This will ultimately improve service levels and maximize user safety.
An improved control system
The Joseph-Samson tunnel is now equipped with a luminescent camera installed at the tunnel’s portal. The camera reports the outside lumens’ performance levels to the TLACS. The TLACS then adjusts the lighting levels at the tunnel entrance, reducing the black hole effect that is responsible for the few seconds it takes drivers to adjust to the tunnel’ luminosity.
Instead of having three (3) light levels, the TLACS is, in this tunnel, configured to provide four (4). The adding of a fourth level brings a more precise lighting and consequently, also provide energy savings.
Already in the Top Seven Intelligent Community Awards, a prestigious list issued yearly by the Intelligent Community Forum during its annual congress in New York City, Québec City has acquired another technology that will enable it to win the title of Intelligent Community of the Year.
A solution made in Québec
Founded in 2008, Nyx Hemera Technologies uses Maxim IC in its Tunnel Lighting Addressable Control System (TLACS) to intelligently control luminaires in road tunnels. The main benefits of the TLACS for tunnel operators are the significant energy savings, substantial reduction in operational costs, and increased security—all while supporting sustainable development. Nyx Hemera Technologies markets the TLACS worldwide for tunnel refurbishing projects as well as new developments. For more information, visit: www.nyx-hemera.com.