The Clear Blue Controller includes
two load ports as well as up to three low power signal ports, each of which can
be configured independently. Each load
is individually managed and can be set with multiple light dimming functions
(for lighting) or set for security camera and other non-lighting loads such as
traffic signs, emergency power, agriculture, weather and industrial or
commercial monitoring loads.
Options for these ports include:
- D/C or A/C
lighting loads, fully customizable to each individual light’s driver and
control specifications (all remotely from the Cloud).
- Each load can have its own lighting
profile with varying levels of dimming, time delays and start & stop
times – set either by time or hours after sunset.
- Can work with any light, has customizable dimming drivers to support:
- Always on
settings for other low power devices
When the load is configured for normal LED streetlights, there are a variety of configuration options available that are easily set and can be changed via the Illumience Cloud Control system. The controller is also capable of monitoring the status of some third party devices, and when enabled, can also briefly disable those systems to restart them.
Monitoring / Alarms
The Clear Blue Smart Off-Grid ontroller and Illumience cloud management platform enables each user to customize their personal alarm and alert notifications for their installations. This can be used to send notification alerts to different team members when an event occurs. Large installations (parking lots, etc.) might have more instantaneous technical alerts sent to facilities management and higher level alerts (energy generation,etc.) might only be sent to business personnel.
The system is designed so that different types of alerts and notification thresholds can be designed on a per device (pole) and port (solar panel, wind turbine, camera, etc.) level.
Illumience sends notifications automatically to different
recipients using whatever wireless network it is configured to use.
Notifications can be sent via email or SMS text, and contain the necessary
links to allow users to drill down to deeper levels of data if they desire.
Notifications sent typically include:
- Alarm date and time
- Device affected
- Status of alarm
- Suggested steps to resolve
- Many of these alarms are automatically sent to Clear Blue's network management center, where technicians can provide additional insight, or potentially resolve the issue before a ticket has been generated to customers.